Dr. Mark Cichon, D.O.|
Credentials: : Bachelor of Science in Biology, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health's Professional Development Program, American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (Board Certified), American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians - Distinguished (Fellowship)
Experience: Medical Director Emergency Department Loyola University Medical Center, Medical Director Air Methods Corporation LIFESTAR, Medical Director - Region 8
CV available upon request
Clinical Base Supervisor
Credentials: RN, BSN, CFRN, CCRN, PHRN
Experience: Candice has been a nurse for 13 years with a background in CCU. Candice has been with LIFESTAR since 2006. Candice is the nurse representative for the LIFESTAR Safety Committee and also on the CAMTS Preparation Committee.
Ronald J. Smith|
Credentials: Commercial Helicopter Pilot. Retired career military pilot.
Experience: UHIH and OH58 Military helicopter pilot, and EMS medivac helicopter pilot. Ron has been with Lifestar since 2013.
Credentials: Mike has been a Certified Aviation Helicopter Mechanic since 1983
Experience: Mike's background includes working with PHI and Omni Flight in the Gulf of Mexico prior to coming to LIFESTAR. Mike was a Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspector for Omni Flight and Helicopter Transport Services, a Part 145 repair station.
Scott A. Hagemann|
Business Development Manager - Central Region
Credentials: EMT-P, CC-EMTP, Lead Instructor
Experience: Scott has been a field firefighter / paramedic for the past 36 years. Scott functioned as a flight paramedic for 5 years with LIFESTAR and retired from the Naperville Fire Department in 2008. Scott was hired by Air Methods Corporation in 2008 and became the first fulltime Business Development Manager for LIFESTAR.
Experience: Brady learned to fly at the University of North Dakota while earning a Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Studies. He began his flying career as a flight instructor in airplanes then spent 5 years as a commercial airline pilot. The next 8 years were spent as a federal law enforcement officer flying jets and helicopters. He has been with Lifestar since 2015.
Experience: Jeff started his career as a pilot in 1996, his experience prior to flying EMS has included: flight instruction, charter, movie, power line work, TV news and corporate flying within the Chicagoland area. He has been with Air Methods since 2014 and began at Lifestar in 2015.
Pilot, Field Safety Officer
Credentials: ATP / Instrument Pilot, Bachelors from University of Tennessee
Experience: Zach began his flying career in 2007 with his background is flight instruction at Los Angeles helicopter, oil rig flying in Gulf of Mexico, flying tours in the Grand Canyon and Hawaii. He has been with Lifestar since 2013.
Experience: Mark started his aviation career in 2009 in Utah. Mark received his licensure through UHI (Universal Helicopter Industry) in Utah. Mark was a flight instructor in Utah and Arizona from 2010 to 2013 flying R-22 and R-44s. After flight instruction he worked for Papillion helicopters doing tours in the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Mark was hired by Air Methods in Jan 2015.
Credentials: RN, BSN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, TNS
Experience: Peter has be a nurse for 8 years with a background in SICU and Emergency Department at multiple hospitals in Chicagoland. He has been with Lifestar since 2014
Observer Program Coordinator
Credentials: RN, CEN, TNS, EMT-P
Experience: Kerry is a Flight Nurse with over 9 years previous experience with Lifestar as a Flight Paramedic and has been a paramedic with the Loyola EMS system since 1988. In 2012 Kerry graduated from nursing school and became an emergency room nurse, subsequently rejoining the Lifestar family as a Flight Nurse.
Credentials: RN, BSN, CFRN, CCRN, TNS
Experience: Melissa has been a nurse for 14 years with a background in the Trauma ICU and E/R. Melissa has been with LIFESTAR since 2009. Melissa serves a member of the LIFESTAR Q/A Committee.
Experience: John is the senior flight paramedic with LIFESTAR. John started his career in the San Francisco Department of Public Health in 1983. John has been with LIFESTAR for over 20 years. John also serves as a member of the LIFESTAR Q/A Committee.
Credentials: EMT-P, CCEMT-P
Experience: Patrick's background has been a paramedic/fire fighter for a busy Chicagoland Fire Department since 2010. He has been with Lifestar since 2015.
Credentials: EMT-P, CCEMT-P, FP-C
Experience: Nicholas has worked in the Fire service for the last 10 years along with critical care ground for the last 5 years. He has been with Lifestar since 2012 and serves on the benchmarking and equipment committees.
Credentials: FAA A&P, MBA
Experience: Matt was a UH-60 Blackhawk Crew Chief in the US Army. He was also the former lead mechanic of the University of Wisconsin's Med Flight Program. Matt has been with the Lifestar program since 2014
For more information on LIFESTAR Chicago, contact