Meet Four New State Partnership Program Managers

  • Published October 31, 2022

The EMSC Program is excited to welcome four new State Partnership program managers in Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

The primary role of the State Partnership program manager is to coordinate and manage all aspects of the state program to ensure that the emergency care needs of children are well-integrated throughout the entire continuum of care. The program manager is often recognized as the leading champion for pediatric emergency care throughout the state or territory. Additionally, they serve as the primary liaison to the federal EMSC Program, providing the vital conduit for the flow of information between the federal program and the state or territory.

Please take a moment to learn about and welcome the new managers!

Kansas – Dayna Hull

A Colorado native who moved to Kansas in 2008, Dayna has a wide range of experience and background in the health care field and nonprofit sector. As someone who loves children, she is excited for the opportunity to work towards improving the care of pediatric patients in the emergency setting for the state of Kansas. 

Louisiana – Cindy Duplessis

Cindy, who joins the Louisiana EMSC State Partnership team as EMSC program manager, brings two decades of experience in emergency care. As a paramedic, she is very familiar with all things emergency medicine. She held several positions as a medic and has worked in the emergency department. Cindy is very enthusiastic about her new job being pediatric-focused.

Oklahoma – Sarah Connally

Sarah has over 10 years of grants management experience ranging from foundation grants to multi-year federal research grants. Previously, she worked with organizations that advocated for the protection of children’s rights in the state of Oklahoma as well as working on a state grant to reduce crashes resulting from distracted driving by teens with phones. Sarah also has worked with some of the EMSC State Partnership’s partner agencies and brings with her the knowledge and relationship bases from those partnerships. Sarah has a bachelors from the University of Oklahoma in Accounting, with minors in philosophy and non-profit management. and lives in Norman with her teenage daughter and sweet dog.

South Carolina – Sable Land

Sable is the new program coordinator for the South Carolina EMSC State Partnership at the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Sable is a recent graduate from the College of Charleston, with a bachelor's degree in Public Health and Healthcare and Medical Services Management. With a background in community health services, Sable is excited to apply that knowledge and expand to statewide relations. Outside of work, Sable enjoys going on walks with her pitbull named Palmer and trying out new food spots with family and friends.

Interested in getting to know your state’s EMSC State Partnership team or finding their contact information? Explore the EMSC grants database.