Jason Friesen, MPH, EMT-PFounder / Exec. Director

BIOGRAPHY

Jason is a paramedic by training, and has been working in international development since 2003. He earned his B.A. in English from Westmont College, completed his Paramedic training at Southwestern College, and received an MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is originally from the NYC-area and has spent many years living in Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe, working for a number of recognized international humanitarian organizations including Project HOPE where he was the Haiti Country Director until mid-2012. Aside from ambulance operations and EMS management, he has also worked as a flight medic and paramedic instructor, a contributing author for EMS publications, and provides consulting for a range of global health initiatives in both systems development and disaster response. When the opportunity arises, Jason enjoys exploring coastlines for surf.

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