Meet the Managers: Welcome the newest State Partnership Program Managers!
- Published March 2, 2023
The EMSC Program is thrilled to introduce four new State Partnership Program managers for the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Montana, and North Dakota.
State Partnership Program managers are vital to the EMSC Program because they work to expand and improve emergency care for children in real-time and at the community and state level. They do this in part by working on performance measures as outlined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Meet the Managers
District of Columbia - Emily Dorosz, MSN, RN, CPEN, CPN
Emily is the new program manager for the District of Columbia and is based out of Children’s National Hospital where she has been in the pediatric ED for 16 years. She is a Certified Pediatric Nurse and a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse.
Emily received her BSN from Georgetown University in 2006 and her MSN in Clinical Nurse Specialist in Pediatrics from the University of Delaware in 2016. Emily’s areas of interest include data and quality improvement, hospital-based emergency response, EMS-ED care coordination, regional disaster and surge preparedness, global disaster nursing education, and prehospital outreach and education. She is a 2022-2023 EMSC Fellow in the Prehospital Domain.
Emily is the President of the Mid-Maryland Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and lives in Southern Maryland with her family.
Hawaii – Kristy Luke, BS
Kristy is the State of Hawaii Department of Health’s Emergency Medical Services & Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) new EMSC program coordinator. She holds a special interest in the health and well-being of children.
Prior to joining EMSIPSB, she managed clinical operations and pediatric patient care coordination in a multispecialty pediatric group dental practice in Honolulu. She has two keiki (Hawaiian for children) of her own, Kalea (5) and Kyzen (2).
Kristy is excited to take on this new role with EMSIPSB and looks forward to working with EMS providers and hospitals statewide to advance emerg
Montana - Kelly Little
Kelly Little is a 6th-generation Montanan and U.S. Air Force veteran. She has an undergraduate degree in public health and a master's in healthcare administration, in addition to training as a surgical technologist in the military.
Working in the State of Montana's Early Childhood and Family Support Bureau for almost eight years, Kelly is a strong advocate for children's health and is excited to expand her role into emergency pediatric care.
She enjoys camping with her husband and exploring Montana's beautiful scenery in her free time.
North Dakota - Chettie Greer, RN
Chettie joined the North Dakota EMSC State Partnership as the program manager in December. She spent the last 17 years working in critical access hospitals and Level II trauma centers as an RN in the emergency department. Chettie is a Trauma Nursing Core Course instructor and has worked with providing education through simulation.
She has two teenagers, one of whom has autism. She is excited to bring her experience caring for pediatric patients in the emergency setting and her real world knowledge of autism to help enhance the care North Dakota provides to its pediatric population.