Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness


Andrew Lavelle, MA
Executive Officer
Andrew Lavelle is the WADEM Executive Officer. Andrew has worked for WADEM since 2008. He holds a Masters in International Studies (Ohio University; Ohio USA) and undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Political Science (University of Wisconsin; Wisconsin USA). Andrew manages the organization's website, social media channels, webinar series, and memberships; works with WADEM's conference organizer and journal publisher; and represents the association at meetings, conferences, and trade shows.
Ellen Johnson, MS
Managing Editor, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

Ellen Johnson is the Managing Editor of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. Starting as an Editorial Assistant her first year, she has worked for WADEM since 2013. She holds a Masters in Publishing (Pace University; New York USA) and an undergraduate degree in English (University of Wisconsin; Wisconsin USA). She is primarily in charge of the day-to-day production of the journal, as well as the editing/formatting/proofing of each accepted manuscript. She encourages open communication with authors in hopes to create a positive experience publishing with the journal.

Sara Vega, BS
Program Assistant

Sara is WADEM's current Program Assistant. She has an undergraduate degree in Horticultural Studies (University of Wisconsin; Wisconsin USA). Sara assists with manuscript reviews, organizing webinars, managing the website, and any odds and ends that Andrew or Ellen may need help with. In her free time, she's learning JavaScript, trying to identify plants, listening to podcasts, or cooking.