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OUR TEAM

We are a group of emergency medical professionals who understand the sensitive, critical needs of medical teams, patients and their families.

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SIM SHAIN

FOUNDER AND CEO, MICP, EMT-P, NR-P

Sim is a national registered paramedic who started his EMS career in March 1993. Since 2007, he has worked per diem as a 9-1-1 paramedic for the largest provider of Advanced Life Support in NJ. In 2012, he earned the Paramedic of the Year Award from the State of New Jersey. He is also a member of the Lakewood Township Water Rescue Team. Sim holds a Bachelors Degree in Talmudic Law and volunteers with numerous organizations, including Howell Township First Aid and Rescue, Hatzolah EMS in New York and New Jersey, United Hatzolah - Israel, Chai Lifeline, Camp Simcha for children with cancer, Camp Simcha Special for children with disabilities and special needs, ZAKA International Rescue and Recovery, Misameach Spreading Smiles, Yalla, Birthright - Taglit and The Special Children's Center.

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DR. MARK MERLIN

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Mark Merlin is trained in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He is the Vice-Chairman and EMS Fellowship Director at RWJBarnbas Health/Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and has been active with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Mission Lifeline. He is the Chief Medical Officer for MONOC, New Jersey’s largest EMS System, has published over 100 papers and abstracts on various emergency topics and directs the statewide EMS physician response program.

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DR. ROBERT VAN AMERONGEN

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. van Amerongen (aka "Dr. Van") graduated from Yeshiva University cum laude and attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at North Shore University Hospital (Cornell) and then went on to complete a fellowship program at Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center, where he became one of the first board certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians in the New York area.

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DR. JOSH SCHWARTZBAUM

CHIEF FLIGHT PHYSICIAN

Joshua Schwarzbaum, MD, is an emergency and EMS physician. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Jacobi and Montefiore Medical centers in Bronx, N.Y., and his fellowship in EMS and Disaster medicine at RWJBarnabas Health in Newark, N.J. He currently works as an attending physician and associate director of EMS at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY.

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DR. ALEX FELDMAN

NEONATOLOGIST

Born near Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School — where he is currently an assistant professor of pediatrics — Dr. Feldman is a flight physician and board certified in pediatrics and neonatology. He attended college at Yeshiva University, graduating with honors in 2005, and completed medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating with honors in 2009. Dr. Feldman completed Pediatrics residency at UMDNJ-NJMS in 2012 and Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at New York Medical College in 2015, serving as chief fellow from 2014-2015. Dr. Feldman’s research interests include the transition from fetal to neonatal life in premature infants and the impact of genetics on various neonatal outcomes.

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ELIZABETH COYLE

CHIEF FLIGHT NURSE, BSN, RN, CEN, NRP

Beth Coyle is our Chief Flight Nurse, with Bachelors degree in Nursing, and has been a paramedic since 2005. Beth worked for years in a Delaware Emergency Room, and now is involved in the critical care section of the Invasive Cardiology Catherization Lab in Lewes, Delaware. She has experience as an international medical escort, and holds her ACLS, PALS, BLS, and BLS instructor certifications. She has experience in the Field Officer Training program for precepting newer nurses and paramedics. Beth is married and lives in Kent County, Delaware.

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DENISE SOURAJ-RAMJOHN

CHIEF FLIGHT SCHEDULER AND COORDINATOR

From departure to destination, Denise takes great pleasure in planning, scheduling, and overseeing even the minutest detail of your travel. Denise has a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, FAA Aircraft Dispatcher’s License from FlightSafety International. She has both Emergency Response and Crisis Management training, and has been in private aviation for almost 20 years. Denise was born in NYC and raised in NJ near the shore where she still resides with her husband and two girls.

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SARAH SCHARF

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

Sarah is a high-energy leader in healthcare administration who has been involved in several healthcare IT start-ups and is often referred to as the ultimate “go-to person” to get anything accomplished. She has been an administrator in telehealth and air medical transportation, as well as in population health research. Sarah received a BA and MPH from Rutgers University and has been a highly regarded administrator, managing departments with physicians and scientific investigators.

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REBECCA

FLIGHT COORDINATOR - HELICOPTER DIVISION

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