Board of Directors and Operations Leadership
Dr. Scott Whyte
Stuart D. HirschPresident and Chair of the Board
Evanna Burgwardt, BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, TCRN
Kelly Toth, MSN, APRN
John Reed completed the paramedic program at UConn Farmington in 1992, beginnning his career at Danbury Hospital EMS in 1993. In 1997 he became a supervisor overseeing daily operations. In teh years following, Reed attended the National Fire Academy, taking classes in EMS Management and Special Operations, among others. In 2006 Reed completed training to become a tactical paramedic and the member of a local ESU Team soon thereafter. In 2010 he was placed in charge of the TEMS element.
He became a TCCC Instructor in 2017, and has been a member of the East Coast Tactical Medicine Team ever since. Reed has extensive experience with the RTF and was involved in a major Active Shooter event in 2012. What he experienced during that incident and what he learned afterward is what drove him toward becoming an educator. John is dedicated in his goal to educate as many people as possible in Active Shooter Response and Preparedness.