The Faces Behind the Company
President and CEO
Dr. Lisa R. Carman
Dr. Carman began her career as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1986. Her passion for emergency medicine, teaching and helping others in need was natural. She received a dual Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Health Education. Her drive to do more persisted. Lisa received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She went on to receive a Master's Degree in Public Health and Nursing Education, and then finished up with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice graduating Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Carman has over a dozen specialty surgical certifications and has spent countless hours in the operating room assisting in surgical procedures. Dr. Carman holds teaching certifications in various certification bodies including the American Heart Association, Emergency Care and Safety Institute as well as others. During the past two decades, she has lectured all over the country regarding health care professional education and simulation in healthcare education, while maintaining a busy clinical practice She is a former Nursing Professor and Simulation / Clinical Skills Coordinator at a local university for the past six years.
Dr. Carman holds her Doctorate of Nursing Practice focusing on the effects of quality compressions during CPR, training standards, and recommendations of new provider guidelines for the American Heart Association. She sits on the American Heart Association Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative Care and Resuscitation.
Dr. Carman's desire to be sure that all of her students have not only the skills and knowledge needed, but more importantly the UNDERSTANDING behind the course content. This foundation and her passion enables her students to make the decisions that could be the difference between life and death in a real life emergency. Dr. Carman is also a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer.
DR. James L. Tweedy
Dr. Tweedy began his emergency services career with the Philadelphia Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic where he served for thirteen years. During that time he also served as an Instructor of EMS services at the Philadelphia Fire Training Academy. While there, he received the Philadelphia Fire Department Heroism Award and the City of Philadelphia Certificate of Merit. He left the Fire Department to continue his education toward becoming a physician. Dr. Tweedy received a B.A, Biology degree from Temple University and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Riverside Hospital in Wilmington and his residency at St. Agnes Hospital PCOM where he became Chief Resident of Family Medicine.
He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Practice and currently has a private practice in Family Medicine in Philadelphia. He is also a Staff Physician at Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, a member of the teaching faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Tweedy has completed clinical research in areas including Phase III, Acute Bronchitis, Phase III, Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis, Phase III, Uncomplicated Skin or Skin Structure Infections, Phase III b, Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis, Phase III b, Acute Maxillary Sinusitis, Phase II, Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults and Phase IV, Chronic Pain.
In addition to serving as Medical Director for ICE, Dr. Tweedy currently serves as Medical Director for a Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Services Training Center. With Dr. Tweedy's medical expertise, extensive EMS experience, commitment to quality education and unquestioned dedication to patient care, we know that he will be a great asset to the ICE team.
Training & Services Manager
Tiffany Laury, BS, CPR Lead Instructor
Tiffany has been with ICE Training Center for over 7 years as a lead instructor and is currently the Training & Services Manager. She is a certified instructor in CPR/AED, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen and numerous OSHA Compliance Courses, holding certifications from several national organizations including the American Heart Association, ECSI and Medic First Aid. Her extensive background includes a degree in Human Resource Management as well as currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Organizational and Strategic Leadership.
Her love for teaching goes far beyond the classroom and enables her students to fully understand gain the confidence needed to react in a real life emergency. This confidence saves lives. Tiffany was named the ICE Training Center Instructor of the Year for 2016 and has been recognized by many of her students as being the best "instructor we have ever had".
CPR Lead Instructor
Erik Dresden, FR, Police Officer
Erik has been with ICE Training Center for over two years as a lead instructor. He is a certified instructor in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogen. Erik holds an instructors certification in emergency vehicle driver training (EVDT/EVOC). He is a Police Motorcycle assistant instructor for ProRider Motorcycle Training. Erik is a graduate of the Delaware County Municipal Police Academy and has experience as a police officer. He is currently also working at Longwood Gardens as a Security Supervisor.
Erik strives to instill confidence in his students and promotes a positive learning environment. Erik's passion for teaching creates a foundation for students to not only learn the necessary skills but to fully understand the information to better ready themselves for any real life emergency.
Jenna Turner, BS, State Trooper, Paramedic
Jenna joined a local ambulance company at the age of 17. After a summer of EMT class, Jenna began to really enjoy the Emergency Medical Field, and the next fall attended a local university school of nursing. While continuing her education, Jenna continued her part job as an Emergency Medical Technician, and eventually continued on to become a Nationally Registered Paramedic receiving over 2500 hours of EMS instruction. In addition to her pre-hospital experience, Jenna worked in a local hospital for several years in the Emergency Department. During this time she gained valuable experience, and had the ability to work hand-in-hand with doctors and nurses. Jenna stated "This gave me a look at the whole picture. I can pick a patient up from his home with chest pain, follow him into the ER, and be able understand the whole treatment he will receive from the time he leaves his house to the time he leaves the hospital".
In addition to her Paramedic Training, Jenna has completed several other courses such as: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services, International Trauma Life Support, SMART Triage, Instructor Methodology, and many more. Jenna served as The Director of Emergency Medical Services for a nationally accredited EMS College Training Institute and managed numerous paramedic training programs. Jenna is a state evaluator for the PA Dept. of Health for Paramedic and EMT testing. Jenna is pursuing her Masters degree and working full time as an Aviation Trooper for the State Police.
CPR/Law Enforcement Instructor
Terry Smith, BA, EMT, Police Officer
Terry is a licensed CPR Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician with a resume including EMT class instruction at Temple and Villanova Universities. Terry teaches CPR/AED, Wilderness CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT/EVOC), as well as many other classes. Terry was named the ICE Training Center Instructor of the Year for 2013, 2014, and 2015. Terry is also certified to teach Child Passenger Safety and numerous law enforcement training classes.
Terry's past duties, included working as a Field Training Officer. He has taught at many police academies including the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Memphis Police, Nashville Metro Police, Chattanooga Police, and Knoxville Police academies. Terry Smith is a former Police Lieutenant. He has relocated to Pennsylvania and has continued his training career with ICE Training Center. Terry is a current police motorcycle officer in Pennsylvania and a police motorcycle instructor for ProRider motorcycle training.
Terry has been a Law Enforcement Trainer since 2000. He has literally taught classes across Tennessee from Memphis to Bristol as well as in Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. He is known for his ability to connect with all personalities and to deliver serious information in an enjoyable, interesting way which capturers the student's interest.
Amy Jackson, EMT, FF, Lead Instructor
Amy Jackson Started in EMS in 1988 and holds certifications for CPR, Blood born Pathogens, EVOC/ATV, First Aid/EMR and is an certified instructor with Pennsylvania Dept. of Health as an EMS instructor. She is also a lead instructor for an ASHI and has worked for ICE for the past two years
Amy works full time as an EMT for a local fire department and part time as a township police dispatcher. She is a volunteer fire fighter ans holds the position of lieutenant. Amy works with the DCIU Technical School instructing high school students in both EMT and Firefighting qualifications.
Arthur Berlin, BS, EMT Lead Instructor
Arthur Berlin is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Arthur has been teaching CPR since 1978 and has been teaching in the EMS system for over 20 years. Arthur has coordinated and been the primary instructor for EMT classes at Delaware County Community College and All State Career School.
Arthur teaches CPR and First Aid in various industrial and commercial settings, medical offices, nursing homes and community settings. Arthur is an American Heart Association instructor trainer.
Arthur is an active member of the Springfield Ambulance Corps (Delaware County) and serves as their training director. Arthur has over 3500 ambulance calls in the 911 system and currently runs between 20 and 30 calls per month. Arthur is married and has lived in Springfield with his wife Nicola Ingram for over 25 years.
Thomas A. Snyder, Paramedic, NREMT-P Lead Instructor
Tom started serving the State of Pennsylvania as a paramedic in 1978 and is also certified as a Nationally Registered Paramedic. In addition, Tom is certified in Tactical EMS, Basic Trauma Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Pediatric Life Support and Advanced Hazmat Life Support. His teaching credentials include, PADOH Emergency Medical Services Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor Trainer, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Advanced Pediatric Life Support Instructor, International Trauma Life Support Instructor and Advanced Hazmat Life Support Instructor. Tom is continuing his education.
Tom has served as a paramedic with the City of Pittsburgh Emergency Medical Services for 15 years, a supervisor with Baldwin Emergency Medical Services, Manager of VFW Ambulance Service and EMS Training Coordinator with Chester County Department of Emergency Services. Tom currently holds the position of Program Director with Albert Einstein Medical Center where he has served for the last 10 years. His duties there include teaching, supervision of instructors, curriculum review and revision, purchasing and maintaining equipment, scheduling and coordination of all programs, counseling of students and overseeing day to day operations of a variety of educational programs. With Tom's varied experience and expertise in EMS he will be another great asset to the ICE team.
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