EMerging Leaders Academy

We are recruiting the Class of 2025! EMerging leaders will meet virtually and in person six times throughout the year to learn about the business of emergency medicine and fine-tune their leadership skills to poise them for the next chapter of their careers.

Class of 2025


Subject matter experts and leaders in emergency medicine will lead each session. The sessions will focus on both leadership skills adapted for emergency medicine, followed by core curriculum. Some of the content EMerging Leaders will cover include: 

  • EDPMA 101
  • ABCs and Acronyms
  • Hot Topics
  • Billing and Coding
  • Federal Advocacy
  • State Advocacy
  • and more!

Class of 2024 Schedule

The class of 2024 kicks off at Solutions Summit 2023 in Las Vegas. Monday, April 17 – EMerging Leader sessions and Tuesday, April 18 –  EMerging Leaders Mixer

Date Time Session Instructor 
June 13, 2023 4:30pm ABC’s and Acronyms Brian Unell
Dr. Sue Good
August 8, 2023 4:30pm Fundamentals of Advocacy, Federal Patrick Velliky
Brian Unell
October, 24, 2023  4:30pm Fundamentals of Advocacy, State Patrick Velliky
Brian Unell
December 12, 2023  4:30pm Billing and Coding Greer Contreras
Cara Friederich
Brian Unell
February 13, 2024  4:30pm Hot Topics Brian Unell

Please note, times listed are in EDT.

Optional Sessions

Date Time Session Instructor 
May 9, 2023 4:30pm History of Emergency Medicine Dr. Lynn Massingale
September 12, 2023 4:30pm Payer Relationships and Contracts Dr. Bing Pao
November 14, 2023 EDPMA Lobby Day in Washington DC
January 9, 2024 4:30pm Fundamentals of Civics Aron Goldfeld
March 12, 2024 4:30pm Leadership in Times of Change Dr. Andrea Brault

Please note, times listed are in EDT.

Class of 2024 Graduation – April 26 – 30 at the Solutions Summit in Seattle

EMerging Leaders Academy Co-Directors 

Alden Cartwright – VantageHealth.ai 

Courtney Franco – Imagine Software

EDPMA 2024 EMerging Leaders

Congratulations to our 2024 EMerging Leaders!

Dr. Matt Bernard – NuTex Health

Dr. Christen Kegarise – Vituity

Dr. Daewon Kim – Vituity

Dr. Elisabeth Giblin – Vituity

Dr. Patrick Hanlon – Vituity

Reggie Hodges – Capio

Ryan McMillan – US Acute Care Solutions

Jason Meyer – ZOLL Data Systems

Dr. Nels Neander – Washington Emergency Care Physicians

Dr. Dale Quirke – Wake Emergency Physicians

Dr. Vikram Raj – Vituity

Bart Robinson – Core Clinical Partners

Dr. Mike Ruzek -Envision Physician Services

Theresa Schwegmann – SCP Health

Dr. Vineet Sharma – EMRA

Sasha Storsin – US Acute Care Solutions

Matt Tamez – Phoenix Coding & Consulting Services

Dr. Ryan Tomberg – Emergency Physicians of Tidewater

Dr. Heather Walker – Westmoreland Emergency Medicine Specialists

Do You Want to Be an EDPMA EMerging Leader?

Applications for the Class of 2025 is now open. Click on the above button. 

Questions About the EMerging Leaders Academy?

Contact Cathey Wise at cathey.wise@edpma.org.