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.

From KBEMS Board Chair Phil Dietz: Pursuant to 202 KAR 7:020 and my authority as the Chair of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, I hereby appoint the following membership to KBEMS Standing Committees and Subcommittees for a one (1) year term from December 1, 2020-November 30, 2021.

Members of the EMSC-Committee:

Mary Fallat, M.D, Chair

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


Morgan Scaggs, EMT-P, Vice-Chair

State Agency Representative, KYEMSC Project Director, KBEMS


Miranda Boots

Family Advisory Network Member, Independence FIre & EMS 


Margaret Denise Gupton, EMT-P

Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic Campbellsville-Taylor County EMS


Erika Janes, RN

Injury Prevention Coordinator; Safe Kids Louisville, Prevention & Wellness, Norton Children's Hospital


Landon Jones, M.D.

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


Mark McDonald, M.D.

Physician with Pediatric Training, Medical Director, Norton Children's Hospital


Susan Pollack, MD

Physician with Pediatric Training, Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Injury Prevention Program,

KY Injury Prevention and Research Center 


Matilda Carol Wright, RN

Nurse with Emergency Pediatric Experience Pediatric Trauma Nurse Coordinator Trauma Services, UK Healthcare


Ex Officio:

Michael Poynter, Executive Director

Scottie Day, M.D.

David Foley, M.D.

Sandra Herr, M.D.

Bari Lee Mattingly, RN

Melanie Tyner-Wilson

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.

Meeting Schedule and Meeting Minutes.