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William (Bill) Sheahan, MPA, EMT-P

Corporate Vice President, MedStar Health and Director, MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab (MedStar SiTEL)

Bill has an unusual passion for developing people and organizations, and is good at facilitating a shared vision and empowering successful teams. He has a track record of professional mentoring and organizational development in public safety, local government and academic healthcare settings over the past decade.

Bill has been an EMS provider since 1994, and he still finds time to work the occasional paramedic shift. Bill served as the County EMS Director near Rochester for nearly ten years and worked with senior government officials. He grew his program significantly, creating and managing an award-winning, county-operated Advanced Life Support EMS service that continues to thrive today.

During this time Bill also established an EMS simulation-based learning program that was the first of its kind in the region. Bill later created a simulation center that developed into a regional resource for training EMS and other healthcare providers in the Rochester NY area. His efforts to expand the role of clinical simulation in the Western part of New York State was recognized in 2009 when he was awarded the New York State EMS educator of the year award.