Board of Directors

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Cameron Wagner

Executive Board of Director

Washoe County Deputy

Cameron Wagner started his career as a Deputy with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. He has served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) for the Sheriff’s Office, a member of the WCSDA Contract Negotiation Committee, Political Action Committee, a member of the Nevada Law Enforcement Coalition and various other charity and WCSDA committees.  He also currently serves as the Treasurer of the Peace Officers Research Association of Nevada (PORAN).

 

Cameron was elected to the Washoe County Sheriff Deputies Association (WCSDA) Board as a Detention Representative in January 2013. Deputy Wagner then served as the WCSDA Treasurer for 3 years. Cameron is currently the President of the WCSDA, and he is looking forward to his additional role serving on the Board of Directors for NNPSN.

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Kim Simpson

Executive Board of Director

DNP, RN, CCRN, SCRN,

Kim has been a registered nurse since 2012 in critical care, she is currently a nurse educator for an acute care hospital.  She is the co-founder of two different hospital peer support teams, and completed her Doctoral studies in support for healthcare workers who suffer form second-victim syndrome.  Her previous career was with the Department of Corrections as an officer, and this is where she first received trainings a peer supporter.  Kim's goal is to educate and expand the knowledge of peer supporters, allowing them to better care for their co-workers.  Ensuring that each first responder, officer, and healthcare worker knows that there is support and help.

You can connet with Kim at:

LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-simpson-b753b84b/

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Derek Reid

President / Founder

 Battalion Chief

Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue

Derek Reid is the President and Founder of the NNPSN. He is a Battalion Chief with the Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue and has served in the fire and EMS industry for 25 years. Derek spent his first six years in EMS as a paramedic on an ALS ambulance with REMSA. Derek began his fire career in 1999 at Central Lyon County Fire Protection District and took advantage of further career opportunities with the Nevada Division of Forestry, Sierra Fire Protection District, and Reno Fire Department. He has been an educator with Truckee Meadows Community College and serves as an Instructor/Facilitator for the Phi Theta Kappa International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute. Derek spearheaded the first comprehensive mental health wellness program for Truckee Meadows Fire. As founder and lead for their Peer Support Team, he was instrumental in starting the Chaplain program and on-boarding of Truckee Meadows Fire’s first licensed psychologist. In addition, he is the former Water Entry Special Team leader, and Instructor for the Officer Development School at Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District. Derek is also published / co-contributor of Fire Standards through the Nevada Department of Education. Derek’s vision is to build unity within the first responder community and collaborate with others public safety service branches to improve their members mental health and wellness. This can most effectively be accomplished through sharing resources, knowledge, and education.

Derek serves as the Behavioral Health Committee Chair for the Lake Tahoe Regional Fire Chief's Association to discuss matters of firefighter health and wellness regionally with both Nevada and California cooperators. When our Brothers and Sisters experience internal or external trauma exposure, Derek will deploy with the International Association of Fire fighters Peer Support Team and provide peer support to those in need of emotional repair and recovery.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-reid-7b9626163/

Contact:

Ph: 775-560-6042

Nnpsn775@gmail.com 

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Natasha Lukasiewich

Vice President

DNP, MSNm, RN, LNC, HHP, CCRN-K, CFRN, CEN, TCRN, EMS-RN

Dr. Natasha Lukasiewich, DNP, MSN, RN currently Emergency Department Manager, Past Trauma Program Coordinator, Nurse Edutainer, Legal Nurse Consultant, Patient and Colleague Mental Health Advocate. Natasha is board certified/licensed in Emergency Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Flight Nursing, Trauma Nursing and EMS Nursing. Throughout her 20 years in the health care industry, she has had an array of professional and personal growth from integrative medicine to western medicine disciplines. In 2001, she graduated with her Holistic Health Practitioner Diploma From Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Years later she completed her Nursing Program at the same University. Graduating with distinction in both her Master’s in Science of Nursing through Capella University in Fall 2017 and a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) in 2019. The “Nurse Doctor”, has proven nothing is impossible. You can hear her say "I'M POSSIBLE". Emergency Medicine and Critical Care has been her passion. Natasha has flown the skies as a Flight Nurse in central coast California (CALSTAR) to the Sierras and the rural Nevada deserts (Care Flight). Natasha is a humanitarian at heart and strives to advocate for her fellow colleagues and patients. In 2014, she was awarded Critical Care Nurse of the Year for Northern Nevada’s Nurses of Achievements. She was recognized for her efforts in pioneering and bringing Advanced Medical Care in Austere environments’ through Washoe County Sheriff’s SAR Hasty Team. She has extended her focus to serve on the Critical Response Team and Peer Support Unit for Washoe County Sheriff. 2015 she was nominated for Emergency Nurse of the year. October 2019 she was awarded one of Top 50 under 50 for her work and dedication in her doctoral research of building resilience in health care providers. Natasha has presented many ‘elephant’ in the room topics at national conferences, webinars and symposiums. She has served as the co-chair for the mental health committee for the IPSA (International Public Safety Association) for the past 3 years. Their mission is that we are stronger together. As NNPSN Vice President, she intends to help elevate this network with inter-collaborative efforts. Natasha is a child survivor of her father who died by suicide, and having collegial losses to suicide, it has been her mission to serve others by creating PTSD, Depression and Suicide Awareness initiatives and being proactive in promoting Resilience. It has been her honor to be a voice for others.

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-natasha-lukasiewich-dnp-msn-rn-5911a74a/

Contact:

Ph: 530-582-3219

mail nlukasiewich@tfhd.com

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Amy Klima

Executive Board of Director

Colonel Amy K. Klima serves as the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff and the Warrior Wellness and Support Services Directorate, J9, Nevada National Guard. COL Klima is responsible for developing, coordinating, and executing all programs, policies, and plans to ensure the wellness and health of the Nevada National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and Civilians.
COL Amy Klima was born and raised in Butte, Montana. She enlisted in the Montana Army National Guard in 1993 and left for basic training right after high school graduation. COL Klima attended the Montana Officer Candidate School program and was commissioned in July 1998. She attended the University of Montana, Missoula and earned her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Upon graduation, COL Klima attended Officer
Basic Course in Aberdeen, MD and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. In Las Vegas, she began her career as a Microbiologist with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she also earned her Master of Public Health degree in 2007. After eight years at UNLV, COL Klima accepted a federal service position with the Nevada Army Guard as the NVARNG Intelligence Specialist for Southern Nevada. She served seven years in this position, and was offered the Intelligence Analyst position with the Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Nevada. After four very rewarding and exciting years with the U. S. Attorney’s office, COL Klima was offered the Surface Maintenance Manager Position in the Director of Logistics, G4, and returned to working full-time for the Nevada Army National Guard. During this period of service, COL Klima concurrently served as a traditional Guard Soldier holding positions as the Sustainment Brigade S4, completing a deployment to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, the 757th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Battalion Commander and 17th Sustainment Brigade Executive Officer. COL Klima served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics (G4) from 2019-2021. She was recently selected as the Chief of Staff, Joint Staff and the Warrior Wellness and Support Services Directorate, J9.