SCAA Board of Directors
Jeff Micklos, SCAA Chairman
Jeffrey G. Micklos is the Executive Vice President, Management, Compliance and General Counsel for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), a national trade association representing over 1,000 investor-owned and managed community-based hospitals and health systems. In his current position, Micklos serves as the lead policy counsel and strategist for many federal legal and regulatory issues, is the chief legal officer for the association and is responsible for the organization's business operations. Prior to his current position, Micklos served as Senior Vice President, Business Operations and General Counsel for the FAH. Before joining the FAH, Micklos was a partner in the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP and previously held positions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of General Counsel divisions of Health Care Financing and Social Security. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), American Bar Association (Health Law and Administrative and Regulatory Practice Sections) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He is a frequent speaker on health care topics and has been cited in numerous industry publications including the AHLA Rap Sheet, Health Lawyers Weekly, Journal of Healthcare Compliance, Group Practice Journal of the American Medical Association, Physician Practice Compliance Report and the Administrative Law Review.
Sue Rusche, Vice Chair
Sue Rusche is co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of National Families in Action (NFIA). Under her direction, NFIA has helped parents form drug-prevention groups throughout the United States, including the Parent Corps program, which recruits and pays salaries to Parent Leaders to mobilize parents into drug prevention. Her work and relationships with parent groups, educators, and policymakers will provide SCAA with strategic guidance as we expand our programs of SCA awareness and education to schools and families.
In the course of her work, Rusche has testified before many Congressional committees, given speeches throughout the world, and made numerous appearances on national television, including "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "CNN Newsroom," "CNN and Company," "CNN News Stand," FOX News Channel, MSNBC, and various network evening news shows, as well as on numerous local television and radio shows across the nation.
Linda Campbell, Secretary
Linda Campbell, R.N., spent 25 years as an occupational health nurse specialist at American Airlines and was the Aeromedical Lead Nurse/Manager for American Airlines' Medical Department from 1984-2004. There, she developed the first training protocol for AED instruction which has since become the industry standard. As American Airlines became the first to install AEDs aboard aircraft, Campbell solely trained the airline's initial 2,300 flight attendant pursers and created American's "SkyCAAre" program for passengers who required special medical escort assistance.
Campbell is a member of the Medical Reserve Corps of Dallas/Tarrant County in Texas, a local disaster preparedness and bioterrorism training organization. A member of several airline accident teams, Campbell participated in 9-11 investigations in both New York and Washington, D.C. She is a founding member of the International Association of Airline Nurses in 1997. She continues to work as a CPR/AED instructor for American Airlines and is a staff member at ASIL Occupational Health Services in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mike Greenwell, Treasurer
Mike Greenwell is the vice president of health marketing and communications for Danya International, a global health care consultancy. Greenwell brings more than 25 years of health communications, public relations, and community relations experience to SCAA, including extensive work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he launched several CDC-sponsored initiatives on cardiac health and childhood obesity, among others.
Greenwell has strong relationships with public health experts and also serves on several other health care committees and partnership initiatives. His health care expertise is supplemented with being personally impacted by SCA through the loss of friends and family. He joins the SCAA Board of Directors with a strong interest in helping the organization raise the profile of SCA with policymakers and industry groups that can support SCAA's growth and expansion.
Steven Johnston is the director of the Rochester Police Department Early Defibrillation Program. This program, implemented in 1990 by Dr. Roger White of the Mayo Clinic, is recognized as the first and most effective of its type in the world. The survival rate for this program has reached 52% for out-of-hospital witnessed VF arrests. The program has been recognized for excellence by the American Heart Association in 1999 and 2005 as well as by the former National Center for Early Defibrillation in 2002 and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association in 2008.
Steve's public safety experience began in 1973 in rural southwestern Minnesota where he served in several communities as a dispatcher, police officer and as a member of a volunteer ambulance service. He attended Minnesota State University - Mankato where he graduated magna cum laude with BS degrees in law enforcement and corrections. He enrolled in graduate school at Mankato but withdrew in 1977 in order to accept a position as a police officer in Rochester. He is a graduate of the 148th Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA. He has served in nearly every operational and supervisory capacity within the Police Department and retired as Deputy Chief of Police in 2009. He now continues to serve his community as a volunteer directing the Defibrillation Program.
Steve collaborated with the National Center for Early Defibrillation beginning in 2002 and participated as a presenter in the 2003 NCED Survivor Summit in Washington, DC. That experience motivated him to form a SCA survivor's group in Rochester, MN. This group has joined forces with the Minnesota Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors' Network, an affiliate of SCAA. Steve serves as co-chair of that organization. He was one of the two original ambassadors for NCED, the other being the Rochester Police Medical Director, Dr. Roger White.
Steve is an active advocate for the American Heart Association, supporting AHA issues on Capitol Hill. He was recognized as a Heart and Stroke Hero by the AHA in 2005. He has also testified before the Minnesota legislature for efforts to improve funding for law enforcement defibrillation in Minnesota.
Steve believes that automatic defibrillators should be much more common in our communities. His primary concerns are that every law enforcement officer that responds to emergency service calls should be trained and equipped with automatic external defibrillators and that implementation of early defibrillations programs needs to be publicly studied in every community.
Craig Hulse is the director of government affairs for the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada serving over 64,000 students. He handles the district's lobbying efforts with the state legislature and federal government in addition to handling all inter-governmental relations within the state. He most recently worked as a lobbyist in Washington, DC, and has previously worked in the U.S. House of Representatives, office of former governor Jim Gibbons and in a state government budget office.
He is a graduate of the University of Nevada and is completing a Master's Degree at Johns Hopkins University.
As a sudden cardiac survivor, he brings real life experience to the Association and has a passion for helping survivors, family members and loved ones touched by SCA and looks forward to creating safer communities better able to prevent and respond to cardiac emergencies.
Craig is an avid runner, who loves sports and still plays soccer.
Thomas W. Jeffers
Thomas Jeffers, OnStar’s vice president of public policy, is responsible for the development and advocacy of OnStar’s positions on telematics and related issues with the federal, state and provincial governments.
Thomas came to OnStar from General Motors, where he led the company’s Municipal Government Relations efforts across the country. He has held numerous positions within General Motors in Washington, DC, New York and Detroit across various functional areas, including Government Relations, Future Product Development, Field Marketing, Corporate Finance and Purchasing.
Prior to joining General Motors, Thomas taught history and English and coached tennis in Washington, DC and the Middle East. A competitive triathlete and Sudden Cardiac Arrest survivor, he holds a liberal arts degree from Duke University and an MBA degree from Indiana University.
Stacey Rampy is a renowned health care expert with over twelve years of experience on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. Stacey combines substantive knowledge of a broad range of health care issues with considerable lobbying experience.
Stacey began her lobbying career as a senior lobbyist with pharmaceutical industry leader Merck & Co., Inc. As Senior Director and Counsel at Merck, Stacey was the company's lead Democratic lobbyist. She developed Merck's policy and lobbying strategy on numerous issues, including Medicare, drug safety, pharmaceutical marketing and intellectual property protections. Her strategies helped Merck and the pharmaceutical industry achieve reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) and the pediatric exclusivity law. She also led Merck's efforts to defeat legislation that would have allowed Medicare to institute price controls on medicines.
A lawyer by training, Stacey held several senior positions on both sides of the Capitol. As legislative director to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), a senior Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Stacey shepherded the Congresswoman's health care priorities through the Committee process while supervising their legislative staff.
Prior to her work with Congresswoman Eshoo, Stacey spent several years as a legislative assistant in the Senate. She advised Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) on health care and education issues. Previously, she served as a legislative assistant for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) where she staffed the Senator on the Appropriations Committee.
A Michigan native, Stacey now resides in McLean, VA with her husband and two children.
Steven B. Tannenbaum
Steven B. Tannenbaum is the senior partner in Horowitz, Tannenbaum & Silver, P.C., a civil litigation law firm in Lake Success, New York. The practice provides trial counsel to more than 25 firms in the New York metropolitan area. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice law in all of the Courts in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the United States Court of Claims and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Tannenbaum has spoken and authored on psychiatric litigation. He has additionally spoken on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for People with Disabilities, a not for profit advocacy group for the disabled. He is a 2010 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver Award presented by the Louis J. Acompora Foundation, and he is very active in his community in raising money and awareness for CPR and AED training and placement.
Steve lives in Merrick, New York with his wife Sandy and their three children. He is a very grateful survivor of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest which occurred on May 6, 2009.
Honorary Board Members
Robert J. Schriever, Past Chair
Bob Schriever is a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest, which he suffered while officiating a high school football game. He serves as the Chairman for the Board of Directors of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association.
Previously, he was Vice President of the SCA Survivor Network of the National Center for Early Defibrillation.
Bob has spoken before many groups and organizations, such as the U.S. Government and its various legislative committees, the National Institute of Health, many state legislatures and their committees, major American Heart Association functions, state and local organizations, as well as being a keynote and motivational speaker for numerous businesses and organizations.
He recently designed and implemented a training program for high school students on the proper techniques for CPR and AED use which will soon be applied nationwide. He has also influenced sponsorship of a bill before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts legislature that will make training mandatory for high school graduation.
In 1971, Bob was Founder and President of R. J. Schriever Co. Inc, a jewelry manufacturing firm operating under the trade name of Najarda Pearl, whose product was sold in more than 4,000 stores nationally and internationally. The firm also operated local jewelry and gift store outlets.
He is a football official, having officiated at all levels of the game including the National Football League and the New England Patriots, as well as being a college and high school lacrosse official.
Bob and his wife, Claire, have two children and six grandchildren and spend their time between their homes in Massachusetts and Maine.
Bob is a military veteran, having served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war.
Richard Brown, Founder and Past Chair
Richard Brown, a survivor of SCA, is a founder and the former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association. Previously, he was President of the SCA Network of the National Center for Early Defibrillation.
He has testified for SCA issues before a Food and Drug Administration panel. He testified before the Washington, DC City Council regarding extending mandatory presence of AEDs in public and private office buildings. Richard also has discussed SCA issues on radio and television programs around the nation. He also acted on behalf of SCAA as Co-Chair of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Alliance - a coalition of about twenty heart related organizations.
Richard has been active in public service since 1976 when he became President of the Early Childhood Education Board in Columbia, MD. Beginning in the late 90s until 2003, he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee and then Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rock Creek International School of Washington, DC. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of National Families in Action (NFIA). From 1975 until 2006, he was Senior and Managing Partner of Brown, Nietert & Kaufman, Chartered, a law firm specializing in communications law. Up until 2009 he was also President of American Capital Partners Co. Richard also founded and was President of the Alaskan Cable TV network, which owned and operated cable systems in Alaska.
Richard graduated from Emory University and New York University School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of New York, Washington, DC, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, U.S. Court of Claims and the United States Supreme Court. He is married to Katherine Brown and has five children.
Vincent N. Mosesso, Jr., MD, FACEP
Vincent N. Mosesso, Jr., MD, is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical director of prehospital care services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a co-founder and Medical Director of the National Center for Early Defibrillation, now called Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association.
He serves on the national Basic Life Support subcommittee and as advanced cardiac life support regional faculty for the American Heart Association.
Dr. Mosesso is assistant medical director of the City of Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services (EMS), director of the prehospital care rotation of the University of Pittsburgh's Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine, and a medical command physician for the Center for Emergency Medicine's EMS/Airmedical/Commercial Airline/World Travel emergency medical consultation and command center.
After graduating from Duquesne University in 1979, he became a paramedic, serving 10 years as a volunteer then working as a full-time medic for four years. He received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1988, completing his residency in emergency medicine there in 1991 followed by a teaching fellowship at the Emergency Medicine Foundation/American College of Emergency Physicians in Dallas.
Dr. Mosesso has focused his research in prehospital care, including the role of police and first responders on the use of AEDs for the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, prehospital administration of the clot-busting drug Retavase by paramedics, and examining multidisciplinary approaches to emergency care. He was the principal investigator (PI) for the Pittsburgh site of the NIH-funded Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) trial and is currently PI for the Pittsburgh site of the Auto-Pulse Prehospital International Resuscitation Trial which is evaluating a mechanical CPR device.
He has co-authored more than 40 referred scientific manuscripts and textbook chapters related to emergency medicine. His published articles have appeared in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Prehospital Emergency Care, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, and Resuscitation.
Among his professional memberships is the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians where he was named a fellow in 1994. Dr. Mosesso served on the board of the National Association of EMS Physicians and is currently national medical director for the National Association of EMT's Advanced Medical Life Support course.
In 1998, Dr. Mosesso was awarded physician of the year by the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council. Other honors include the Faculty Appreciation Award by the residents of the University of Pittsburgh in Emergency Medicine; the Jean Hollister Award for Excellence in Prehospital Care, the Ronald Stewart Teaching Awards, American Heart Association Volunteer of the Year, and the Physician Recognition Award by the Emergency Medical Services Institute of Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mosesso is married to Janet, a registered nurse, and they are parents to two children, Chad and Jennifer.
Jack Grogan, In Memoriam
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