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Maia S. Rutman, MD
Program Director


Dr. Rutman has served as Program Director/Principal Investigator for the New Hampshire EMS for Children Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) since 2007. She is the Regional Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for Dartmouth Health and the Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at DHMC, where she cares for pediatric patients in the Emergency Department. Dr. Rutman trained in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center and in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children’s Hospital prior to moving to New Hampshire. Dr. Rutman served as the Associate Program Director of the DHMC Emergency Medicine residency program from 2017-2023, and is a core faculty member for the DHMC Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics residency programs. She has lectured regionally and internationally on varied Pediatric Emergency Medicine topics.

Anna Sessa, MA, EMT-P
Program Manager

Since 2017, Anna has served as the Program Manager for New Hampshire EMS for Children. She has 10 years experience as an ALS provider and maintains licensure in both NH and VT, working in both the pre and in-hospital setting. Her special interests outside of improving pediatric emergency medicine include social justice, mental/emotional well being of EMS/ED providers and progressing perinatal care. Prior to EMS she worked in research and academia and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with her Master’s in Integrative Biology.

Laurie Warnock
Family Advisory Network Representative, "FAN"


Laurie is a Family Representative for NH EMSC and serves as the NH member of the Family Advisory Network (FAN). Laurie has been an EMT for the past 30 years, previously served as clinical educator at NH EMSC and received her MPH from UNH Manchester in 2011. She and her husband Will are the parents of two daughters. Laurie is also the NH Education Coordinator at the Northern New England Poison Center, creating and presenting educational programs on poison prevention for a variety of audiences.

Eric Jaeger, JD, EMT-P
Family Advisory Network Representative, "FAN"


Eric is a paramedic who represents the New Hampshire Pediatric Society on the NH Trauma and Medical Coordinating Board. He also serves on the NH protocol subcommittee, where he is involved in the development of pediatric EMS protocols. He is the EMS Educator at Exeter Hospital. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from MIT and a law degree from Boston College Law School. He is an attorney. Eric supports the NH EMSC website and social media programs and frequently lectures on pediatric emergency medicine.

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