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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff bios and contact information for EMS program

EMS Medical Director
Ritu Sahni, MD, MPH is Washington County's EMS medical director. He has been involved in EMS medical direction for over 20 years. Previously, he served as medical director for Life Flight Network and was the State of Oregon's first EMS/trauma program medical director. He is also currently the medical director for Lake Oswego Fire Department and associate medical director for Clackamas County EMS. Nationally, he is a past-president of the National Association of EMS Physicians and has served on the board of the National Registry of EMTs and the committee for accreditation of EMS programs. Dr. Sahni is board certified in emergency medicine and works as an emergency physician at Providence Portland Medical Center.

EMS Associate Medical Director
Jesse Bohrer-Clancy, MD, MS is Washington County’s associate medical director. He has been active in EMS since 2001 as a paramedic in Marion County prior to attending medical school at OHSU. He did his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Connecticut in Hartford, CT prior to completing his EMS fellowship at Yale in New Haven, CT and is board certified in both emergency medicine and EMS. He is also the medical director for the paramedic and EMT programs at his alma mater, Chemeketa Community College. He currently works at Legacy Silverton Medical Center as its trauma director and as an emergency medicine physician.

EMS Program Supervisor
Adrienne Donner has been with Washington County since 2005. She came to the County with an MBA from the University of Redlands, a bachelor's degree in psychology from Whitman College, and experience in community partnership building and project development. In 2014, Adrienne earned her Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certificate. Adrienne has been an active member of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) since its start and enjoys working across disciplines and jurisdictions to build partnerships that improve the overall preparedness of the metro area. In addition to her paid duties, Adrienne is a volunteer in the City of Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). NET is another name for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

EMS Sr. Program Coordinator
Tim Case is Washington County's EMS senior program coordinator. He earned his BA from Lafayette College and his AS in Paramedic Technology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He has been working as a paramedic since 2005. Tim spent the last 10 years working in a busy urban EMS system starting as a field provider, later holding positions as supervisor and clinical education specialist. Tim has more than 20 years of EMS experience from rural to urban environments.

EMS Sr. Program Coordinator
Jack Nuttall is Washington County's EMS and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. He holds a master's degree with a specialization in public health and bachelor's degrees in both public policy and paramedic science. Prior to coming to Washington County, Jack was the EMS and Emergency Preparedness coordinator at Clackamas County, and spent almost four years in EMS and clinical research at Oregon Health and Science University. Jack is the current chair of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization Public Heath Working Group, and is working to actively build cross-county partnerships in both emergency preparedness and EMS.

Management Analyst I
Fae Wright is our management analyst. Fae holds a bachelor's degree in medical records administration and certification in health information management and health care quality. Fae has been involved in health care for over 35 years in the field of health information systems, risk management and quality improvement. Since her retirement, she has been providing part-time data analyst support to Washington County EMS quality improvement efforts.

EMS Bilingual Program Specialist
Gaby Rodriguez is Washington County's EMS and Public Health Emergency Preparedness bilingual program specialist. She has over 12 years of experience providing administrative support in various settings, including a law office as a legal assistant, and AT&T mobility as a finance representative.

EMS Epidemiologist
Alyssa Mooney is Washington County's EMS Epidemiologist. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology and a master's degree in public health. She has over 15 years of experience conducting research and evaluation of public health programs and policies in a variety of settings, with a focus on social determinants of health and health equity.

EMS Bilingual Administrative Specialist II
Yera Castaneda is Washington County's EMS and Public Health Emergency Preparedness bilingual administrative specialist II. She has over 20 years of experience providing administrative support in various settings in the private sector, including luxury home builders and the Oregon Association of nurseries as an administrative assistant and office manager. She is also an OHA qualified Spanish/English health care interpreter.