The NECC 14th Annual Summit Speakers

opeolu adeoye

Opeolu Adeoye, MD

Vice Chair for Research
University of Cincinnati

David Ben Eli

David Ben-Eli, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Division Medical Director
Fire Department, City of New York

eivind berge

Eivind Berge, MD, PhD

Senior Consultant & Professor
Oslo University Hospital & University of Tromso

Waking Up to and EXTENDed Window: A New TWIST on Patient Care – E. Berge

ethan brandler

Ethan S. Brandler, MD, MPH, FACEP

Clinical Associate Professor, Associate Director of EMS
SUNY Stony Brook Medicine

ian brissette

Ian Brissette, PhD

Director, New York State Coverdell Program
New York State Department of Health

New York Transitions of Care Pilot Project: Sharing Best Practices – I.Brissette

tedy bruschi

Tedy Bruschi

Super Bowl Champion, Co-Founder
Tedy’s Team

jon burstein

Jonathan Burstein, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Massachusetts State EMS Medical Director
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

steve cramer

Steve Cramer, MD, MMSc, FAHA, FAAN

University of California Los Angeles

jeremy cushman

Jeremy Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP, FAEMS

Chair, The NECC; Associate Professor & Chief, Division of Pre-Hospital Medicine
University of Rochester

Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey, MD

Director, Pre-Hospital Care Services and Education
Albany Medical Center

john hanna

John Hanna, MD

Medical Director, Stroke Center
Overlook Medical Center

kimberly holmes

Kimberly Holmes MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCCN-K

Stroke Program Coordinator
Bayhealth Medical Center

Strategies to Reduce DIDO – K. Holmes

edward jauch

Edward Jauch, MD, MS

Chief of System Research
Mission Health System

Where are we? Mechanics of Triage and Transfer – E. Jauch

mahesh jayaraman

Mahesh Jayaraman, MD

Director, Neurovascular Center
Rhode Island Hospital

Advanced Imaging at the PSC: YES! – M. Jayaraman

richard kamin

Richard Kamin, MD, FACEP

EMS Program Director; Medical Director
University of Connecticut Health Center; CT Department of Public Health

Connecticut State Breakout – R. Kamin

christopher kellner

Christopher Kellner, MD

Assistant Professor
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Pre-Hospital Stroke Detection Technologies: Visors, Sensors, and AI – C. Kellner

anthony kim

Anthony Kim, MD, MAS

Associate Professor of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco

adam landman

Adam Landman, MD

Chief Information Officer
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

ann leonhardt-caprio

Ann Leonhardt-Caprio, MS, RN, ANP-BC

Stroke Program Coordinator
University of Rochester Medical Center

New York Transitions of Care Pilot Project: Sharing Best Practices – A. Leonhardt-Caprio

thabele leslie-mazwi

Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD

Vice Chair, The NECC; Director of Endovascular Stroke Services
Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School

michael lev

Michael Lev, MD

Director, ED Radiology, ED Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital

david lin

David Lin, MD

Founder, Stroke Motor Recovery Clinic
Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery, Massachusetts General Hospital

timothy lukovits

Timothy G. Lukovits, MD

Medical Director, Cerebrovascular Disease & Stroke Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont State Breakout – T. Lukovits

jennifer majersik

Jennifer Majersik, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Neurology
University of Utah

Best Practices in Highly Coordinated Telestroke Systems of Care – J. Majersik

randolph marshall

Randolph Marshall, MD, MS

Elisabeth K. Harris Professor of Neurology
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Blood Flow & Cognition – R. Marshall

sandra mcdonald


Nurse Practitioner, Neurocritical Care
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Critical Care Emergencies in Acute Stroke Patients – S. McDonald

sonia mehta

Sonia Mehta, MS, CCC-SLP

Medical Speech-Language Pathologist
VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Dysphagia Management in Stroke: Bedside & Beyond – S. Mehta

mark merlin

Mark Merlin, DO, EMT-P, FACEP

Medical Director, Chair
Department of Health; NJ EMS Council

New Jersey State Breakout – M. Merlin

truman milling

Truman Milling, MD

Research Director
Seton Dell Medical School Stroke Institute

Do or Don’t with DOAC Reversal Agents? – T. Milling

j mocco

J. Mocco, MD, MS

Professor, System Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Mount Sinai Health System

jane morris

Jane Morris, MD

Medical Director of Stroke & Telestroke
Maine Medical Center

Do or Don’t With DOAC Reversal Agents? – J. Morris

michael redlener

Michael Redlener, MD, FAEMS

Medical Director for EMS Quality
Mount Sinai Health System

Jo-Ann Sarafin, MS, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC, SCRN

Stroke Program Manager
Rhode Island Hospital

Dysphagia Screening: Moving to a Simulation-based Competency Assessment – J. Sarafin

jeffrey saver

Jeffrey Saver, MD

University of California, Los Angeles

Optimizing Regional Systems of Care: Lessons Learned from Los Angeles – J. Saver

shannon scarpello

Shannon Scarpello, BSN

Neuroscience Nurse Care Coordinator
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

New York Transitions of Care Pilot Project: Sharing Best Practices – S. Scarpello

magdy selim

Magdy Selim, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology & Chief of Stroke Service
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

matthew sholl

Matthew Sholl, MD, MPH

Medical Director Maine EMS
Maine Medical Center

Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont State Breakout – M. Sholl

jason sico


Director of Stroke Care; Associate Professor
VA Connecticut Healthcare System; Yale School of Medicine

Best Practices in Educating Stroke Survivors and their Care Partners – J. Sico

brian silver

Brian Silver, MD, FAHA

Immediate Past Chair, The NECC; Interim Chair, Department of Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical Center

joel stein

Joel Stein, MD

Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation
Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Decision-Making for Post-Acute Care – J. Stein

nancy stoll

Nancy Stoll, RN, BSN

Director of Neuroscience Clinical Services
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

New York Transitions of Care Pilot Project: Sharing Best Practices – N. Stoll

michelle vallelunga

Michelle Vallelunga, MS, RN, CNRN, SCRN

Data & Quality Care Coordinator
Upstate University Hospital

New York Transitions of Care Pilot Project: Sharing Best Practices – M. Vallelunga

joan walsh


Neuroscience Nursing Quality & Safety Manager
Rhode Island Hospital

Dysphagia Screening: Moving to a Simulation-based Competency Assessment – J. Walsh

kenneth williams

Kenneth Williams, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Medical Director, EMS Division; Professor of Emergency Medicine
Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Rhode Island State Breakout – K. Williams

christopher zammit

Christopher Zammit, MD

Director, Acute Neurologic Emergencies
TriHealth Heart Institute

“Code LVO” – Pathway for Regional LVO Acute Ischemic Strokes – C. Zammit

Do or Don’t with DOAC Reversal Agents? – T. Milling