As Director of Community Initiatives for Pro EMS, Danielle works with all our partner organizations on the local, national and international levels, including fire and police departments, federal agencies and other community partners, to advance health care initiatives, promote inter-agency collaboration and create cohesive EMS systems. Locally, Danielle works with the Cambridge Fire and Police departments on community training related to CPR awareness and bystander interventions. She also helps put programs and training in place at hospitals to reduce risk and improve patient outcomes. Danielle facilitates collaboration among national partners to promote best practices within EMS and actively assists in international healthcare efforts such as The METI Project. Danielle is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee for Pro EMS Center for MEDICS paramedic program, and is credentialed as an instructor and coordinator of more than ten internationally recognized certification courses. Danielle serves as the American Heart Association Community Training Center Coordinator and was appointed Affiliate Faculty for the NAEMT course, Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and Trauma Casualty Combat Care (TCCC) for the state of Massachusetts.
Danielle has been a paramedic since 2009. She helped coordinate the logistics of the METI Project and customized the education curriculum to fit the specific needs of the communities. Danielle believes strongly in the METI Project because it creates a sustainable system of patient care and personnel training. She says, “This is an opportunity to create a legacy of well-trained emergency medical personnel.” Danielle has traveled to Haiti six times and has also participated in two medical relief trips to the Dominican Republic. She is now involved in implementing an EMS service in the central region of Ghana.