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Maia S. Rutman, MD
Program Director, NH EMS for Children


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 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 is the Associate Program Director of the DHMC Emergency Medicine residency program and a core faculty member for the DHMC Pediatrics residency program.  Her academic interests include intranasal medication administration, imaging in pediatric head trauma, and Lyme disease. She has lectured regionally and internationally on varied Pediatric Emergency Medicine topics.

Anna Sessa, MA, EMT-P
Program Manager, NH EMS for Children

Anna is the program manager for the New Hampshire EMS for Children at DHMC. She has 5 years experience as an ALS provider with 3 years as a field medic in a Texas county-based EMS system. During this time she also did outreach with the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition and gave lectures on managing opioid overdose. Since moving back to the New England area in December 2016 she has also been working as a paramedic at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center emergency department. 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.

Eric Jaeger, JD, EMT-P


Eric Jaeger 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.

Laurie Warnock


Laurie Warnock is a Family Representative for NH EMSC and serves as the NH member of the Family Advisory Network (FAN). She also serves as the FAN representative on the EMSC National Resource Center Advisory Council. Laurie has been an EMT for the past 20 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.

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