SCAA Staff & Location
Greetings. On behalf of the SCAA Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce that we have hired the Drohan Management Group to manage the SCAA’s operations effective November 15, 2012. Under this arrangement, our new Executive Director will be Bill Carney, who is a seasoned businessman with a strong track record in association management and, most notably, is a sudden cardiac arrest survivor. The SCAA Board is thrilled about the prospect of our organization being led by such a qualified person who also has the deep personal experience of surviving an SCA and the passion that he will bring to the position.
This move signals a move in a different direction for the SCAA. After thoughtful consideration, the SCAA Board decided to hire an association management company for all facets of our association’s management. For a number of reasons, this approach makes the most sense for an organization such as ours. Bill Carney will be joined by another individual soon and he will have at his disposal all of the knowledge, expertise, and back office support from Drohan Management, which manages several other associations as well.
We are going through a transition period right now to get Drohan Management on board fully. John Fiegel has provided exceptional interim leadership and will remain with us through the middle of November. We appreciate John’s service to the SCAA and his keen insights and guidance in helping to position us for the future.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 202.288.2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federation of American Hospitals
Vincent N. Mosesso, Jr., MD, FACEP, Medical Director
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.