Kathy Robinson, RN, Paramedic, QAS
Program Manager

Kathy is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), staffing the association’s Trauma Managers Council, Education, and Specialty Systems of Care Communities. She is the project manager for “Developing Evidence Based Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for EMS,” a national partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as serving as editor of NASEMSO’s monthly Washington Update newsletter. In addition to her duties with NASEMSO, Kathy is the lead staff for the Legislative and Policy Committee for the American Trauma Society. Kathy has more than 40 years’ experience in EMS and emergency nursing as a clinician, government administrator, patient advocate, and health care policy consultant. Her extensive experience as a registered nurse and paramedic includes various clinical and administrative roles at a rural tertiary care medical center in central Pennsylvania. In the role of EMS Clinical Systems Manager for the PA Department of Health, Kathy managed multiple grants, supervised EMS training programs, coordinated the clinical research program, and was responsible for the development and implementation of EMS clinical policies, protocols, and procedures. Kathy understands the unique perspectives and needs of membership associations, having served in appointed and elected leadership and Board positions at the local, state, and national levels. She has authored numerous publications and has lectured extensively both in the United States and abroad. Kathy was selected as the recipient of the 2019 Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Kathy joined ASMI in 2006.