Collaborating Institutions and Key Personnel


 
 

Swedish Medical Center
Englewood, Colorado

 
Dr. Kaysie Banton, Trauma Medical Director   Dr. Banton has practiced at three different Level 1 trauma centers and as the Trauma Medical Director at a Level 2 center. She also helped to create a mature Trauma System for the Fairview Medical System overseeing the operations of 7 different Trauma Centers across Minnesota. She is currently the Trauma Medical Director of Swedish Medical Center. She has interests in Trauma Systems, Collaborative care, quality improvement and health care administration in addition to her clinical work.

Dr. Kaysie Banton, Trauma Medical Director

Dr. Banton has practiced at three different Level 1 trauma centers and as the Trauma Medical Director at a Level 2 center. She also helped to create a mature Trauma System for the Fairview Medical System overseeing the operations of 7 different Trauma Centers across Minnesota. She is currently the Trauma Medical Director of Swedish Medical Center. She has interests in Trauma Systems, Collaborative care, quality improvement and health care administration in addition to her clinical work.

Carolyn Blue, Clinical Research Coordinator   Carolyn is a Study Coordinator based at Swedish Medical Center. She has 20 years of nursing experience; with 12 years serving the critical care population and two tours serving Médecins Sans Frontières. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Kent State University, Masters of Science as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiothoracic Trauma from Johns Hopkins and Masters of Public Health-certificate from the University of Colorado. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse, biking, running, skiing, hiking, climbing and spending time with her daughter.

Carolyn Blue, Clinical Research Coordinator

Carolyn is a Study Coordinator based at Swedish Medical Center. She has 20 years of nursing experience; with 12 years serving the critical care population and two tours serving Médecins Sans Frontières. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Kent State University, Masters of Science as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiothoracic Trauma from Johns Hopkins and Masters of Public Health-certificate from the University of Colorado. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse, biking, running, skiing, hiking, climbing and spending time with her daughter.

 
 

St. Anthony Hospital
Lakewood, Colorado

 
Dr. Robert Madayag, Trauma Medical Director   Dr. Madayag is the Trauma Services and Perioperative Medical Director and Surgical Residency assistant director at St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Madayag graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1994, completed General Surgery Residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in 2000 and his Fellowship in Trauma/ Surgical Critical Care in 2001. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma, member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Surgeons-Colorado Chapter, Colorado Medical Society, and Clear Creek Medical Society.

Dr. Robert Madayag, Trauma Medical Director

Dr. Madayag is the Trauma Services and Perioperative Medical Director and Surgical Residency assistant director at St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Madayag graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1994, completed General Surgery Residency at the University of Maryland Medical System in 2000 and his Fellowship in Trauma/ Surgical Critical Care in 2001. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma, member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Surgeons-Colorado Chapter, Colorado Medical Society, and Clear Creek Medical Society.

Dr. Pamela W. Bourg, Trauma Program Director   Dr. Bourg earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Boston University, and in 2016 she received her PhD in nursing. She is a certified TNCC, ENPC, BLS, PALS, ATLS and RTTDC instructor. She has been an active member of Copper Mountain Ski Patrol for over 20 years.

Dr. Pamela W. Bourg, Trauma Program Director

Dr. Bourg earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Louisiana State University, a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Boston University, and in 2016 she received her PhD in nursing. She is a certified TNCC, ENPC, BLS, PALS, ATLS and RTTDC instructor. She has been an active member of Copper Mountain Ski Patrol for over 20 years.

 
 
Jennifer Pekarek, Clinical Research Coordinator   Jennifer is a Study Coordinator based at St. Anthony Hospital. She screens and consents patients, manages IRB submissions, and coordinates project logistics between hospital departments and staff. Jennifer was a Trauma & ICU nurse for 7 years before moving to High Risk Labor & Delivery. She has been in the research field since 2014. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys trail running, yoga, kick-boxing, and stays busy with her three children and her farmer/rancher husband.

Jennifer Pekarek, Clinical Research Coordinator

Jennifer is a Study Coordinator based at St. Anthony Hospital. She screens and consents patients, manages IRB submissions, and coordinates project logistics between hospital departments and staff. Jennifer was a Trauma & ICU nurse for 7 years before moving to High Risk Labor & Delivery. She has been in the research field since 2014. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys trail running, yoga, kick-boxing, and stays busy with her three children and her farmer/rancher husband.

Brenda Kuiphoff, Study Coordinator   Brenda is a part-time study coordinator based at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Brenda has been a nurse for over 25 years and she has approximately 10 years of acute care experience. She also has 14 plus years of experience in research and clinical trials and her roles have included Research Nurse, Regulatory Coordinator and Project Manager. Brenda also works as a mobile research nurse providing services to subjects in Colorado participating in various clinical trials. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, skiing and spending time with her husband and daughters.

Brenda Kuiphoff, Study Coordinator

Brenda is a part-time study coordinator based at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Brenda has been a nurse for over 25 years and she has approximately 10 years of acute care experience. She also has 14 plus years of experience in research and clinical trials and her roles have included Research Nurse, Regulatory Coordinator and Project Manager. Brenda also works as a mobile research nurse providing services to subjects in Colorado participating in various clinical trials. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, hiking, skiing and spending time with her husband and daughters.

 
 

Centura Health System
Lakewood, Colorado

 
Dr. Charles Mains, Medical Director Centura Health System   Dr. Mains is a surgeon who is Board Certified in the specialty of General/Vascular by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a Fellow in Surgical Trauma and Critical Care. He is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1985.

Dr. Charles Mains, Medical Director Centura Health System

Dr. Mains is a surgeon who is Board Certified in the specialty of General/Vascular by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a Fellow in Surgical Trauma and Critical Care. He is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1985.

Ray Coniglio, Vice President of Trauma and Prehospital Services   Ray has been Vice President of Trauma and Prehospital Services since 2009 with the responsibility of leading the strategic and operational components of the Centura Health Trauma System. Key elements of his current role include development and implementation of system-wide evidenced based protocols, oversight of the system trauma registry, individual trauma program support as well as directing trauma outreach and system EMS initiatives. The Centura Health Trauma System consists of 18 trauma centers form Level I to Level V. Ray has worked extensively in rural Colorado supporting several Critical Access Hospitals in the development of their trauma programs. Ray has spoken regionally and nationally on trauma related topics.

Ray Coniglio, Vice President of Trauma and Prehospital Services

Ray has been Vice President of Trauma and Prehospital Services since 2009 with the responsibility of leading the strategic and operational components of the Centura Health Trauma System. Key elements of his current role include development and implementation of system-wide evidenced based protocols, oversight of the system trauma registry, individual trauma program support as well as directing trauma outreach and system EMS initiatives. The Centura Health Trauma System consists of 18 trauma centers form Level I to Level V. Ray has worked extensively in rural Colorado supporting several Critical Access Hospitals in the development of their trauma programs. Ray has spoken regionally and nationally on trauma related topics.

 

Medical City Plano
Plano, Texas

 
Dr. Matthew Carrick, Trauma Medical Director   Dr. Carrick is the Trauma Medical Director at Medical City of Plano. He is also the CMO, & Senior Vice President of Envision Surgical Services, and an Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of North Texas Health Science Center-Medical City Ft. Worth General Surgery Residency. He is a dedicated family man and lives in Southlake Texas with his wife Kelli, and their four children.

Dr. Matthew Carrick, Trauma Medical Director

Dr. Carrick is the Trauma Medical Director at Medical City of Plano. He is also the CMO, & Senior Vice President of Envision Surgical Services, and an Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of North Texas Health Science Center-Medical City Ft. Worth General Surgery Residency. He is a dedicated family man and lives in Southlake Texas with his wife Kelli, and their four children.

Kathy Rodkey, Clinical Research Coordinator   Kathy is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Medical City Plano in Texas. Kathy has a background in Cardiology and over 12 years of experience in Cardiovascular Research. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University f North Texas, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Invasive Cardiology from Dallas County Community College and Certification in Clinical Research from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and 2 children at the lake, boating, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Kathy Rodkey, Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathy is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Medical City Plano in Texas. Kathy has a background in Cardiology and over 12 years of experience in Cardiovascular Research. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University f North Texas, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Invasive Cardiology from Dallas County Community College and Certification in Clinical Research from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. In her free time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and 2 children at the lake, boating, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

 
 

Penrose Hospital
Colorado Springs, Colorado

 
Dr. Allen Tanner II, Trauma Medical Director   Dr. Tanner graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. Dr. Tanner received his medical degree from Saint Louis University Medical School and completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Texas in Houston. He completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr. Tanner is double board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He enjoys time with his family, camping, hiking and mountain biking.

Dr. Allen Tanner II, Trauma Medical Director

Dr. Tanner graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics. Dr. Tanner received his medical degree from Saint Louis University Medical School and completed his general surgery internship and residency at the University of Texas in Houston. He completed a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Dr. Tanner is double board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He enjoys time with his family, camping, hiking and mountain biking.

Diane Redmond, Clinical Research Coordinator   Diane Redmond is a Study Coordinator based at Penrose Hospital, in Colorado Springs. Diane has over 30 years of nursing experience, including 12 years as Trauma/Surgical ICU nurse at Level I/II trauma centers. She has also served in teaching, quality, IRB and leadership roles. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing degrees from The Catholic University of America. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading and photography.

Diane Redmond, Clinical Research Coordinator

Diane Redmond is a Study Coordinator based at Penrose Hospital, in Colorado Springs. Diane has over 30 years of nursing experience, including 12 years as Trauma/Surgical ICU nurse at Level I/II trauma centers. She has also served in teaching, quality, IRB and leadership roles. She received her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing degrees from The Catholic University of America. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading and photography.

 
 

Research Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri

 
Dr. Mark Lieser, Trauma Medical Director   Dr. Lieser is the Trauma Medical Director at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. He has served as TMD at Level 2 and Level 3 trauma centers in Texas prior to assuming his current position in KC. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves and served with the 228th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. He is married with six children and two grandchildren.

Dr. Mark Lieser, Trauma Medical Director

Dr. Lieser is the Trauma Medical Director at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. He has served as TMD at Level 2 and Level 3 trauma centers in Texas prior to assuming his current position in KC. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves and served with the 228th Combat Support Hospital in Iraq. He is married with six children and two grandchildren.

Shenequa Deas, MPH, COMR, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator   Shenequa has worked in research for over twelve years in oncology, surgery, infectious disease and osteoarthritis. her roles include study start-up, regulatory, data management and subject maintenance. She has a Bachelors of Science in biological sciences from Iowa State University and a Masters in Public Health and certification in Healthcare Outcomes Management & Research from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Shenequa enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.

Shenequa Deas, MPH, COMR, CCRC, Clinical Research Coordinator

Shenequa has worked in research for over twelve years in oncology, surgery, infectious disease and osteoarthritis. her roles include study start-up, regulatory, data management and subject maintenance. She has a Bachelors of Science in biological sciences from Iowa State University and a Masters in Public Health and certification in Healthcare Outcomes Management & Research from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Shenequa enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.

 
 

Wesley Medical Center
Wichita, Kansas

 

Dr. Dave Auña, Trauma Medical Director

David Acuna, DO, FACOS is a general/trauma surgeon with over 20 years with clinical experience in general surgery including: thoracic, endocrine, pediatric, obstetrical-gynecological, and trauma. Dr. Acuna has practiced as a trauma surgeon and critical care intensivist since 2004 and has served as Medical Director of Adult Trauma Services since 2015 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

 
 
Dr. Gina Burg, Director of Trauma Research   Dr. Berg is a human factors psychologist that serves as Director of Trauma Research and Wesley Leadership Institute at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Dr. Berg is also a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita.

Dr. Gina Burg, Director of Trauma Research

Dr. Berg is a human factors psychologist that serves as Director of Trauma Research and Wesley Leadership Institute at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Dr. Berg is also a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita.

Jamie Shaddix, Clinical Research Coordinator   Jamie is the trauma research nurse coordinator for Wesley Medical Center, a level I trauma center in Wichita, KS. Jamie is a critical care nurse with project management and research experience in clinical trials. Jamie is studying for her nurse practitioner license.

Jamie Shaddix, Clinical Research Coordinator

Jamie is the trauma research nurse coordinator for Wesley Medical Center, a level I trauma center in Wichita, KS. Jamie is a critical care nurse with project management and research experience in clinical trials. Jamie is studying for her nurse practitioner license.