KYEMSC Advisory Committee

The EMSC Advisory Committee meets on a regular basis to advise the EMSC Project Director and the Kentucky Board of EMS on issues related to pediatric emergency care. These members are your representatives! If you have issues regarding the care of pediatric patients across the commonwealth, feel free to contact one of the advisory committee members. You are always welcome to contact the EMSC Project Director, Morgan Scaggs, at 859-256-3583.

Committee Members 

Mary Fallat, M.D. 

EMSC Committee Chair, EMSC Principal Investigator Kirikati S. Nagaraj Professor Division Director, Pediatric Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief, Kosair Children s Hospital

Morgan Scaggs, BHS, NRP  EMSC Committee Vice-Chair, State Agency Representative, KYEMSC Project Director, KBEMS
Carol Wright, R.N.  Nurse with Emergency Pediatric Experience Pediatric Trauma Nurse Coordinator Trauma Services, UK Healthcare

Susan Pollack, M.D.  Physician with Pediatric Training, Coordinator Kentucky State Safe Kids Coalition PI, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Lexington at KCH Pediatrician, Medical Home for Coordinated Pediatrics Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health and KY Injury Prevention and Research Center

Mark McDonald, M.D., FAAP  Physician with Pediatric Training, Medical Director, Norton Children's Hospital 

Margaret Denise Gupton, BS, AA, EMT-P  Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS
Landon Jones, M.D. 

Emergency Medicine Physician, Pediatric ED Medical Director, Kentucky Choldren's Hospital, UK Healthcare  

Melanie Tyner-Wilson

Family Representative Early Childhood and Special Needs Outreach KY Injury Prevention and Research Center/Pediatric Adolescent Injury Prevention Program/University of Kentucky

 Erika Janes, R.N.

Child Advocacy and Injury Prevention Coordinator, Safe Kids Louisville & Jefferson County Office of Child Advocacy, Kosair Children s Hospital


Ex-Officio Members

Bari Lee Mattingly, R.N.

UK Healthcare


Sandra Herr, M.D. 

 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Louisville ED Medical Director, Kosair Children's Hospital

Scottie Day, M.D. 

 Physician with Pediatric Training Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Director, Pediatric Transport and Outreach Kentucky Children s Hospital/UK Healthcare

David Foley, M.D. 

 Director of Trauma and Burns, Kosair Children s Hospital



The KYEMSC Advisory Committee schedule their meetings approximately one year in advance, typically on the second Wednesday of even months. There is a chance that some of those meetings may be changed, cancelled, or that there will not be a quorum in attendance. All are welcome to attend.

CLICK HERE to view the EMSC meeting minutes.