Two instructors in SUNY Cobleskill’s Paramedic Program, Geo Henderson and Patricia McAneny, have been named recipients of Hudson-Mohawk Regional EMS Council awards for 2016.
As regional winners, Henderson and McAneny are now in the running for statewide EMS awards, which are presented at the general session of the annual New York State EMS Conference in October.
Geo Henderson, a member of SUNY Cobleskill’s paramedic lab faculty, was announced as the winner of the Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award from the Hudson-Mohawk Regional EMS Council. The award recognizes longevity, innovation, dedication, responsibility, and management skills in establishing, maintaining, promoting or expanding EMS organizations in the region.
Henderson is a New York State Certified Lab Instructor. In addition to teaching at SUNY Cobleskill, he works full-time with the Albany Fire Department as a Battalion Chief and part-time with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office EMS Division as a Paramedic and Paramedic Shift Commander.
Patricia McAneny, also a lab instructor at SUNY Cobleskill, was announced as the winner of the ALS (Advanced Life Support) Provider of the Year Award from the Hudson-Mohawk Regional EMS Council. The award honors an ALS provider who has demonstrated dedication, responsibility, professional behavior, ingenuity, special skill or insight in the EMS environment.
McAneny is a graduate of SUNY Cobleskill’s Paramedic Program and has been with program’s teaching faculty since 2006. She also serves as a paramedic with Greene County EMS, Inc. and Greenport Rescue Squad.
(Header image: Left: Geo Henderson explains the patient perspective to paramedic students after a simulation scenario. Right: Patty McAneny shows students how to improve their BVM mask seal technique during the program’s Airway Day.)