Meet the Center Staff

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Alex Christgen, BSCPPS
Executive Director
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Michael Handler, MD, MMM, FACPE
Medical Director
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Kathy Wire,  JD, MBA, CPHRM, CPPS
Patient Safety Specialist
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Eunice Halverson,  MA, CPPS
Patient Safety Specialist
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Lee Varner, MSEMS, EMT-P, CPPS
Patient Safety Director
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Tina Hilmas,  RN, BSN, MS, CPPS
Assistant Director
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Amy Vogelsmeier, PhD, RN
Patient Safety Researcher/Analyst

Shelby Cox, NREMT-P
Patient Safety Coordinator
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Jennifer Lux
Program/Office Manager
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Aimee Terrell
Office Coordinator
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Dr. Brian Froelke, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
EMS Medical Advisor
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