About Us

American CME is dedicated to EMS continuing education, training, and awareness.

Our Story

American CME was founded in 2009 by a Paramedic Firefighter from West Bloomfield, Michigan who filmed and produced Oakland County’s stroke protocol update and identified a need for video-based continuing medical education for EMS professionals. In the years that followed, American CME became a robust, in-house production company for creating, producing, and hosting online education for prehospital emergency care providers, and over 70,000 EMRs, EMTs, Paramedics, and Specialists have chosen American CME for their continuing medical education.

In 2022, American CME started the process of changing to a non-profit organization to strengthen our mission, vision, and contribution to the field of EMS. Our board of directors includes highly experienced educators and EMS professionals from hospitals and EMS agencies from across the US who are deeply committed to improving patient outcomes, protecting the public, and advancing the EMS profession through high-quality educational services and resources. Our work together focuses on ensuring American CME’s ongoing development of high-quality continuing education courses and building a platform that provides a hub for EMS professional development and connection.

Board of Directors

Chrissine A. Cairns, MA

American CME Executive Director
Chrissine heads American CME’s accreditation compliance, platform administration, and user support. She brings a 23-year background in higher education to American CME as an educator, academic writer and researcher, instructional designer for online education, student services specialist, and learning management system administrator.

Kolby Miller, MBA, IC, Paramedic

American CME Education Director
Chief Executive Officer, Medstar Ambulance; Paramedic and EMS IC

Dr. Michael Feld, MD, FACEP

American CME Medical Director
Physician, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital; Medical Director, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital; Medical Director, Macomb County Medical Control Authority

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Chief Transformation Officer, MedStar Mobile Healthcare, Fort Worth, Texas; EMS Senior Associate at the Center for Public Safety Management, Washington, D.C.

Jerry L. Overton, MPA

President, International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, Salt Lake City, Utah; Past President of the American Ambulance Association

Jon Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Dr. Krohmer is a volunteer with the National EMS Museum, a member of the Panel of Commissioners for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and a non-executive member of the Board of Directors for Velico Medical.

Douglas Kupas, MD, FAEMS, FACEP

Medical Director of Mobile Integrated Healthcare, Director of Resuscitation Programs, EMS Medical Director, and Emergency Physician, Geisinger Health, Pennsylvania; Medical Director, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)

Phil Koster, BS, ASM, Paramedic,

Chief Operations Officer at Chatham Emergency Services, Savannah, Georgia.

Chris Le Baudour, MA

Emergency Medical Services Administrator, County of Marin, Windsor, California;

Shannon Stephens, EMTP, CCEMTP

Executive Director of the Center for Injury Science, Director of the Department of Surgery, and Senior Researcher at University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama; Reviewer, The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, Glenview, Illinois

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