CT EMS for Children's Team Members
Co-Medical Director, Hospital-Based Initiatives
Dr. Michael Goldman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and an attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. His scholarly pursuits stem from his passion for medical education and deep interest in quality improvement science. Prior projects have focused on designing interventions to both improve the system in which we deliver care while at the same time pursuing how these interventions can uncover novel educational strategies for staff and trainees, alike, both within our healthcare system and throughout the continuum of pediatric emergency care. Dr. Goldman did his Pediatrics residency and Chief Residency at the New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and completed his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Prior to a career in medicine, Dr. Goldman was a special education teacher.
Mark Cicero, MD, FAAP
Co-Medical Director, Pre-Hospital Based Initiatives
Dr. Mark X. Cicero MD, FAAP is an associate professor in the section of pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) at the Yale School of Medicine. Prior to this appointment, he completed medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, pediatrics residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, and PEM fellowship at Yale. He has designed experiential and didactic curricula in pediatric disaster medicine, and has published original research about disaster medicine educational strategies. His research is sponsored by Emergency Medical Services for Children and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has served nationally as a consultant for prehospital and hospital pediatric disaster preparedness. Firsthand disaster experience includes hurricane Isabel in Norfolk VA, as well as an epidemic. He serves as the chair of the pediatrics committee of the National Association of EMS Physicians, and on the National Biodefense Science Board.
Megan Petrucelli, MSN, RN, EMSI, CEN
Megan L. Petrucelli, MSN, RN, EMS-I, CEN, has 19 years of experience in emergency and trauma medicine and experience with pediatric primary care and school-based nursing. Megan is a board-Certified Emergency Nurse and a member of the Connecticut Emergency Nurses Association.
Megan currently works clinically as an RN at a local community hospital in central Connecticut. Megan is also an active EMS Coordinator for a local Fire Department and EMT at a Volunteer Ambulance Association in CT.
Megan graduated cum laude honors from Regis College in 2007 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and summa cum laude honors from the University of Hartford in 2019 with a Master of Science in Nursing Public Health degree. Megan obtained her EMT in 2003 from Northeastern University.
Megan applies her knowledge to help impart wisdom to others through her teaching ventures. She is an active adjunct clinical nursing instructor, CPR instructor, and Emergency Medical Services instructor. Before assuming the program coordinator role, Megan had been teaching with CT-EMSC since 2018, bringing pediatric simulations to emergency departments and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers to EMS agencies throughout the state. Megan also provides medication administration and Epi-Pen training to local daycare providers.
Megan grew up in Acton, Massachusetts; however, she currently resides in East Hampton, CT, with her husband Brian, her three children, Matthew, Jared, Brandon, and their dog Tucker. In her spare time, Megan enjoys baking and spending time at the beach with her family.
Tom Martin MSN, APRN, CCRN-K, EMT
Tom Martin has more than 30 years of experience in pediatric nursing and EMS. Tom is currently the manager of the pediatric critical care transport team at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and the program manager of the CT EMSC federal grant. Tom is also an active EMT for the Westbrook Ambulance Association.
Jason Malia, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, C-NPT
Jason Malia is currently the Program Director of CT-EMSC. Additionally, he serves as the Clinical Program Director of Outpatient Operations at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. His responsibilities include oversight of the Level I Emergency Department, Perioperative Services, Sedation Services, Critical Care Air and Ground Transport as well as the New Haven PCC collaborative.
Jason’s passion for healthcare can be traced back to his pre-professional days. As a volunteer, EMT Jason completed hundreds of 911 calls even before finishing high school. Through college, Jason continued to work as an EMT and Emergency Department Tech while pursuing his nursing degree at Villanova University.
Over the next 13 years, Jason worked in various roles in the ED, surgical trauma ICU, nursing informatics, and then finally entering management. Jason served as the Assistant Manager in the ED at Yale and began the flight program there as it exists today. His career took him to California as the Manager of the ED at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Since this time, he is back at Yale in his current position.
Jason is a dad of two wonderful kids and a husband to his beautiful wife. Jason enjoys mentoring leaders of all levels, home projects, skiing, and mountain biking.
Jason holds his BSN from Villanova University, his MHA from the University of New Haven, his Nurse Executive Advanced Certification as well as being a Certified Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Nurse.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Outreach Coordinator
Amy Myers serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Yale University. In this position, she works on initiatives such as Connecticut Emergency Medical Services for Children (CTEMSC) and provides administrative assistance on grant, national, and state projects. With a team of pediatric emergency medicine content experts, she travels to community hospitals and ems stations throughout the state and participates in simulation training as an actor. Amy has a BA in Social Sciences and more than 25 years of administrative and theater experience. Her administrative experience has allowed her to work with universities, colleges, and large organizations throughout the United States managing research and feasibility projects/studies. Her theater experience, acting and directing, plays a large role in her position participating in simulation training.
Executive Advisory Board Members
Mariann Kelley, MD
Dr. Mariann Kelley is a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Hartford, Connecticut and is affiliated with Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.
Bill Lynders, MD
Dr. Lynders, Senior Attending physician at Middlesex Hospital, is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and completed his residency training at Maine Medical Center.
Family Advisory Network
Nanfi N. Lubogo of Cromwell, CT, serves as Co-Executive Director for Family Voices State Affiliate Organization (SAO): PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of CT, a statewide parent support network for families of children and youth with special health care needs/disabilities. She serves on various committees, councils and boards both in CT and nationally. Current appointments include; CT State Innovation Model – Consumer Advisory Board, CT Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Advisory Committee & Family Advisory Network. Mrs. Lubogo represents Family Voices on the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) and as the President of the Family Voices Board of Directors. Mrs. Lubogo is a Maternal and Child Health/Public Health Leadership Fellow (MCH PHLI) and Partners in Policy Making Graduate.
Jennifer Groves Fusco, JD
Jennifer Groves Fusco practices in the area of healthcare and human services with a focus on representation of healthcare facilities and other providers, including hospitals and health systems, ambulatory surgical facilities, residential care homes, emergency medical services providers, behavioral health providers, such as residential treatment centers and hospitals for mentally ill persons, faculty practice plans and private physician practices, before the Office of Health Strategy's Health Systems Planning Unit (f/k/a the Office of Health Care Access), the Department of Public Health, the Department of Consumer Protection, the Office of Attorney General, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and various other federal and state agencies. Ms. Fusco has handled numerous contested Certificate of Need proceedings involving the establishment of healthcare facilities, the sale of healthcare facilities and systems, including acute care hospitals and divisions of national surgical and rehabilitation providers, terminations of services and facilities, and the acquisition of major imaging equipment. Her Department of Public Health practice focuses on the licensure of new facilities, the transfer of ownership of existing facilities and licensure issues in connection therewith, as well as ongoing compliance with the Public Health Code, preparation of Corrective Action Plans and negotiation of Consent Orders on behalf of healthcare facilities and providers. Ms. Fusco also represents individual practitioners, including physicians and dentists, in licensure investigations involving the Department of Public Health and the state’s various professional boards. She represents providers in connection with proceedings involving graduate medical education programs as well.
Ms. Fusco also provides general compliance, quality assurance and risk management advice to various healthcare providers, including, notably, advice on compliance with HIPAA, the HITECH Act, and the regulations promulgated thereunder. She also assists with healthcare related litigation matters and negotiates employment and related contracts on behalf of the providers that she represents.
Ms. Fusco is an active member of various professional and community associations and organizations, including the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association (Secretary) and the Connecticut Bar Association Health Law Section.
Ms. Fusco is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Development for Read to Grow, a Connecticut organization promoting language skills and literacy for children beginning at birth. She also serves as the Family Advisory Network Chair for the Connecticut Chapter of Emergency Medical Services for Children, which promotes pediatric readiness at hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state.
Ms. Fusco received her J.D. from Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts, and her B.A., with distinction, from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.