Tammy Alvarez is an inspirational coach, trainer, and epic storyteller who delivers transformational coaching and leadership development experiences for women leaders in STEM fields. Her unwavering commitment to advancing women in business compelled her to create Own Your Power! A program that helps leaders strengthen their power base, refine their executive presence, crush their inner-critic, design their authentic brand and become the leader people choose to follow.  Tammy also believes that everyone should have an impactful career they love. As the creator of the Career Winners Circle, her programs are designed to help mid to senior-level leaders successfully pivot careers, without having to take a step back in lifestyle or influence. For more information, please visit her website at https://www.careerwinnerscircle.com

Gregory has amassed a treasure trove of experience and knowledge over his 27
years in policing and the emergency response field. His 17 years as a supervisor with the
NYPD has ingrained a sense of responsibility, accountability, and leadership which is
paramount and in direct relationship to performance and results. Gregory's focus areas of operations is investigations, tracking/trending and emergency services/perimeter security 

Tim has spent his entire career within healthcare leadership. As operations and compliance lead, Tim focuses on the flexibility and collaboration that comes with leading and inspiring multi-disciplinary staff to be and do better. As a result of his commitment to healthcare leadership, he is a past president of the local American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) chapter in the greater NYC area (Healthcare Leaders of NY). Additionally, he has been recognized for his healthcare leadership experience through ACHE early career and service awards.

Maura Porricolo, Assistant Vice President at Montefiore Medical Center, activates relationship centered care to create interprofessional collaboration and facilitate the management of people, processes and patient care. She is motivated by helping children and families as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner yet learned the power of leadership in influencing health improvement for populations and policy. She gracefully embraces humanity, holds herself and others to a high standard, and loves to learn. Dr. Porricolo describes a great day as one in which she role models vulnerability, courage and curiosity, and improves health.  Favorite daily goal: Be the best at getting better. Her three grown children and husband inspire her with music, outdoor activities and traveling. 

Erica (Demaio) Dusseldorp, RN, BSN, MHA, MBA, CEN, NEA-BC Senior Director of Nursing. I'm a transformational leader within the healthcare industry and a demonstrated ability to build high-performing teams! Key highlights of my career history include 20+ years in a series of progressive roles, leading in medical and operational excellence. Recipient of the Beacon Award (2011) and achieved NICHE designation (2013) Leading effective teams: Embraced an inclusive style approach towards leadership, engaging staff to be “part of the solution”, while building their capacity to self-management skills & Operational excellence: Experienced at leveraging data metrics and strong interpersonal skills to drive optimal team performance. Expert Nurse Witness 


Walter Dusseldorp, MBA, FACHE, Certified LEAN/Six Sigma Black Belt, and an Author & Thought Leader in the healthcare industry for over 20 years with a proven track record of developing high-performance teams. Our focus is to build strong operational structures based on empowered local leadership teams balancing Inspirational Leadership and Operational Effectiveness utilizing our proven strategy "Operational Rhythm". 

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Emily Kaplan, DrPH, MPA, EMTP, is an educator and administrator with expertise in program planning and evaluation, health information management, community health initiatives, emergency medical services, and quality management. Emily partners with content experts, including nursing, medicine, and ancillary services, to develop in-person, remote learning, and simulation courses for community, undergraduate, graduate, and professional learners. 

Joel Hirshfield , Esq. J.D. NREMT-P – Joel pursued his passion for helping others when he became an EMT and EMS volunteer in Rockland County in 1979.  He became a paramedic and began working in the Yonkers 911 system in 1980 for A-A Ambulance and then Empress Ambulance.   He migrated to New York City and worked midnights in the NYC 911 system in Midtown Manhattan.  During that time he assisted in bringing paramedics to Rockland County by becoming one of the original paramedics in North Rockland for Nyack Hospital and as a volunteer paramedic for the South Orangetown Volunteer Ambulance Corp.  He has continued to care for the people of Rockland County, currently with Rockland Paramedic Services, for over 35 years. Joel has also been a practicing trial attorney for over 26 years.  He is admitted to practice in and before the Courts of the State of New York, Supreme Court of the United States of America, and the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern of New York.  Joel is a member of the American, New York State, New York County, and Westchester County Bar Associations, as well as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and New York Trial Lawyers Association.  Joel is currently a partner at Wilson, Bave, Conboy, Cozza, and Couzens, P.C. and serves as general counsel for Volunteer Ambulance Corps. supporting them and their members in dealing with their everyday legal obligations and interactions, including reinforcing and sustaining their corporate structure.  Joel is also vice-president and Chief Legal Counsel for the Hudson Valley Paramedic Association, which strives to give recognition to Paramedics and EMTs and their significant impact on our society.  Joel is also a regular lecturer and adjunct professor on all medical-legal topics concerning physicians and pre-hospital care providers.

Kirk has been extremely successful working in large national organizations as well as small entrepreneurial start-ups. He has expertise in coaching senior executives and igniting performance improvement by creating engaged teams while developing leaders capable of sustaining and advancing growth.  Kirk has over 15 years administering and analyzing employee engagement and top-down talent surveys helping clients increase performance and improve culture by generating actionable knowledge. He has developed a talent for conceiving innovative solutions and strategies resulting in achieving mission objectives whether in small entrepreneurial organizations or large corporations