Bernard Robinson is a Director of Operations for Northwell Health’s Center for Emergency Medical Services. He oversees the daily operation of one of the largest EMS agencies on the east coast with a staff of over 900 EMT’s and Paramedics that handles over 175,000 responses a year. An EMS professional for 28 years, Mr. Robinson serves on the health system’s Opioid Management Steering Committee (OSMC) and as the director of his departments Explorer Post in which the EMT’s and Paramedics mentor and train with high school students. Prior to joining Northwell, he worked as an EMT for FDNY EMS for 8 years where he worked on a Hazardous Materials (Haz-Tac) unit, among others.
Mr. Robinson currently sits on the NREMT taskforce for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA). In 2017, he received the Nassau County EMS Leadership Award in recognition of his contributions to his department and the communities that they serve. In 2020 he received the inaugural Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award from Northwell Health in acknowledgement of his community service. He is the winner of a Gold 2021 Stevie Award for Frontline Medical Hero of the Year.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Hofstra University.