Dr. Hatch joined CoAEMSP as Executive Director in 2007, with over 42 years of experience as an EMS provider and professional educator. He is responsible for the administration of the CoAEMSP process, including the development of CAAHEP accreditation standards, liaison with the board of directors and their appointing organizations, liaison between the CoAEMSP and the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), as well as supporting the accredited EMS education programs in the United States.
His career accomplishments include service as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and Supervisor in Galveston, Texas; former president of the Texas Association of EMTs; liaison to the National Registry of EMTs; member of the American Heart Association’s Subcommittee on Pediatric Resuscitation; professor; past Chairman and Program Director of the Emergency Medical Services Department at Houston Community College where he worked for 24 years; and content level leader (Resuscitation) in the National Association of EMS Educators project that developed the new EMS education standards under contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
He holds an educational Doctorate with a concentration in Curriculum-Instruction and Teaching from the University of Houston. Dr. Hatch lectures frequently on the accreditation process nationwide and on the affective domain of learning.