Meet The MedEdNow Team

Paramedics

Administration

Dr. Jacob Weinstein  DNP ACNP

CCRN CFRN NREMT-P

Chief Learning Officer

Jake Weinstein is a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Science in Nursing and completed his Doctorate in nursing from the University of South Alabama, with a cardiovascular subspecialty. Jake started in healthcare 20 years ago and continued in various roles; flight paramedic, emergency nurse, cardiac ICU nurse, and Hospitalist NP. He is the Chief Learning Officer of MedEdNow located in Denver Colorado. In his free time, Jake is found skiing, hiking, at CrossFit, or riding his Harley around Denver.

Medical Director

Dr. Kailyn Kahre-Sights

Medical Director 

Dr. Kahre is a board-certified emergency medicine physician from southern Indiana. She completed medical school and residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Kahre has had a special interest in EMS since a young girl, growing up around the fire service with a father who was a Paramedic and Fire Chief.  After high school, she obtained her EMT certification and worked in a local ER and ambulance during college.

 

 In residency, Dr Kahre participated in the EMS track at IU gaining more focused training on being an EMS medical director. Since graduating residency in 2015, Dr. Kahre has worked in the ED of a level 2 trauma center while serving as the EMS medical director as the Supervising Hospital. She currently is the medical director for a hospital-operated county 911 service, an event medicine EMS service, a local paramedic program, and MedEdNow. When not busy with work, Dr Kahre enjoys spending time and traveling with her paramedic husband and their two active little girls.

Mike Salva

Michael Salva

Sales & Support Manager

Michael is from Milwaukee, WI, and has been working in the restaurant and hospitability industry for over 20 years. He has served as a restaurant district manager with a focus on human resources and compliance for a restaurant group headquartered in Houston, TX. Just before joining MedEdNow he was Director of Operations for a consulting company that helped bars and restaurants meet legal requirements and raise their bottom lines. After Covid hit he brought his vast human resources and customer service management experience to our team. Michael is a foster dad for dogs, he drives to shelters in Oklahoma every month to bring back dogs so they can be adopted. We are lucky to have him on the team, and so are the dogs!

VILT Instructors

VILT Instructor

Ben Johnson NREMP-P

VILT Instructor

Benjamin Johnson is a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for The City of Kent Fire Department in Ohio. He has been working at Kent for 4 years and has been working in the EMS field for 9 years. Ben has been an instructor for MedEdNow since February of 2020. When he isn’t on duty or instructing, Ben enjoys taking hikes with his family and dog, riding his mountain bike, working out or enjoying a dinner out at one of Kent’s many local eateries.

Beth H Paramedic

Beth Hubinette NREMT-P 

VILT Instructor 

Beth Hubinette is a paramedic of 18 years. She obtained her initial training through the military as a Basic then became a paramedic through South Central Tech in North Mankato, MN. She obtained her Bachelors of Secondary Education at Ashford University in San Diageo, CA. Beth has had many positions in her career as a paramedic including working at oil refineries and leading medical teams at FEMA and during hurricane rescue in South Texas. She obtained her Critical Care certification through the IBSC and enjoys the fast-paced life of critical care. Currently she holds a dual role of working in the Emergency Room as well as running the county EMS system as lead night medic. When she’s not at work she can be found competing in triathlons or hiking the trails at state parks with her dog King.

Kenneth NREMT-P

Kenneth Dixon B.S  NREMP-P FP-C

VILT Instructor

Kenneth Dixon is a Critical Care Paramedic on a critical care team for a major hospital in Raleigh, NC. He got his start in emergency services at the age of 16 and has advanced his career to being a critical care paramedic with over 33 years of experience. He has been a professional firefighter, medical responder, EMT basic, paramedic, and is currently a critical care paramedic. Kenneth has also worked in various areas while being a paramedic which are urgent care, construction site, critical care, busy 911 system and emergency room. While being a paramedic Kenneth has also earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in chemistry from Methodist University and a master’s degree in biomedical science with a cognate in Molecular Medicine from Liberty University. He is a VILT instructor with MedEDNow. When he is not saving lives, he enjoys playing ice hockey, working out, playing golf, watching sporting events, going to the beach, and cheering for the Carolina Hurricanes!!!!

VILT Instructors

Chris Winkelmann

Chris Winkelman NREMP-P

VILT Instructor

Chris Winkelmann is a Paramedic and Paramedic educator in Valparaiso, Indiana. He has been involved in EMS for over 25 years, in various positions, and enjoys clinical care as well as teaching. He is married and has two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys exploring world cultures with an emphasis on food! Chris has a talent for cooking world cuisines and loves to share with his family, friends and coworkers.

VILT Instructor

VILT Instructor

Ready to be a VILT Instructor? We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who have a passion for EMS excellence and teaching. If you are interested and meet the minimum qualifications below, send us an email to [email protected] with your resume.

  • Paramedic or RN >5 years
  • ACLS/PALS Certification
  • Passion for teaching
  • Reliable transportation (Zoom!)
Justin Benton

Justin Benton BSN NREMP-P FP-C

VILT Instructor/ Program Board Member

Justin Benton is an ER/ICU nurse with a background in EMS. He started in Milwaukee, WI as an EMT and paramedic and has worked busy 911 systems, ground, and rotor critical care. He has been an adjunct instructor for multiple EMS agencies and served as an FTO for flights. He moved to the “dark side” nursing in 2015 and has been working as an ICU and ER nurse since. He continued to maintain his EMS credentials, teaches with MedEdNow, and serves as a subject matter expert.