Our Team

CT EMS for Children's Team Members

Michael Goldman, MD

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 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.

Email: michael.goldman@yale.edu

Mark Cicero, MD, FAAP

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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.

Email: mark.cicero@yale.edu

Megan Petrucelli, MSN, RN, EMSI, CEN, CPEN

Program Coordinator

Megan has over 20 years of experience in emergency and trauma medicine and experience with pediatric primary care and school-based nursing experience. Megan holds certifications as a Certified Emergency Nurse and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse. She is also an active EMT and EMS instructor.

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 in the Nursing and EMS worlds through her teaching ventures. 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 pre-hospital providers (PEPP) courses to EMS agencies throughout the state.

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 Callie. In her spare time, Megan enjoys baking and spending time at the beach with her family.

Email: megan.petrucelli@ynhh.org


Tom 1

Program Manager

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.

Email: thomas.martin@ynhh.org

Erika Setzer, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC

Program Director

Erika has 25 years of nursing experience, specializing as a bedside nurse in various emergency departments, and spending the last 11 years as a nursing leader. Her leadership experience stems from holding roles as emergency department assistant manager, and manager, and she has been in her current role since August 2021. She is the Clinical Program Director of Pediatric Critical Care Services at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, overseeing the Children’s Emergency Department, Pediatric ICU & Cardiac ICU, the Pediatric Critical Care Transport team, and our CT-EMSC Program.

Erika obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pace University in 2000 and a Master of Science in Nursing Administration with Distinction from Mercy College in 2019. Erika is a board-certified Emergency Nurse and Nurse Executive.

Erika prides herself on transformational leadership and empowering her teams to be independent, innovative, and self-driven. She has a passion for supporting the enhancement of education and pediatric readiness across the care continuum.

Erika was born and raised in NY but currently resides in New Fairfield with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs. In her free time, she enjoys camping in her travel trailer with her family and friends!

Email: erika.setzer@ynhh.org

Amy Myers


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.

Email: a.myers@yale.edu

Executive Advisory Board Members

Mariann Kelley, MD

M. Kelly

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.

Email: MKelley@connecticutchildrens.org

Bill Lynders, MD

Bill Lynders

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.

Email: bill.lynders@midhosp.org

Family Advisory Network

Nanfi Lubogo


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.

Email: nlubogo@pathct.org

Paul Joseph Stengel, EdD


Dr. Paul Joseph Stengel is a Director of Education for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Yale University. In this position, Paul directs the education domain for the Pediatric Pandemic Network, an HRSA-funded initiative to empower healthcare systems and communities to provide high-quality, equitable care to children every day and in crises. In this capacity, Paul collaborates with instructional designers, e-learning developers, and subject matter experts to create learning experiences for diverse audiences responsible for children's healthcare in the United States.

Paul earned his Doctorate in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he spent over a decade studying, building, teaching, and publishing on various instructional design topics. Before joining Columbia, Paul was a high school teacher and holds a current Connecticut Professional Educator Certificate for 7 -12 Language Arts.

Paul has been a resident of Connecticut for most of his life, having grown up here and now raising his own family here. He is excited to work on high-quality projects that advance equity and access to healthcare for all families in the region.

Email: Paul.stengel@yale.edu