Learn more about the special people who make up our organization.
Dr. Charles A. Finch D.O.
As Medical Director, Dr. Charles A. Finch D.O. provides medical oversight to all patients treated by MedEvent911. Dr. Finch attended Brophy College Preparatory, Arizona State University, and medical school at Des Moines University – Osteopathic Medical Center. He also trained in the field of Emergency Medicine and Trauma at Maricopa Medical Center.
Dr. Finch is a partner with Scottsdale Emergency Associates and is also very active within the medical community; working to educate medical students and clinicians in a variety of ways. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, Board of Directors for the Des Moines University Alumni Association, Board of Directors for the American Lung Association of Arizona, and serves as the Medical Director for the Salt River Fire Department. In addition, he is a Clinical Professor, and Chair, Department of Integrated Medicine at Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he has developed a medical school curriculum for grief, bereavement and emergency care.
Dr. Finch is the Founder, and Camp Director of Camp Paz, and serves on the Board of Directors for the organization Stepping Stones of Hope. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife and two young children.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and a teaching certificate, Kevin accepted a full-time substitute teaching position in Syosset, New York. While searching for a regular full-time position, his father, a custom woodworker suffered a heart attack. Kevin, who had worked with his father growing up, agreed to help out his father, until his father recovered. That worked out so well, Kevin never went back to teaching.
After ten years, his father was ready to scale back the business and Kevin, now married, wanted to start a family. After several visits to his in-laws in Tucson, Kevin and his wife agreed that Tucson provided more affordable opportunities for a young couple than Long Island. One of those opportunities was law school. It would not seem that custom woodworking and law have much in common. Substantively, that is true. But both require patience, practice, and careful attention to detail if they are to be done well.
Kevin graduated Arizona State University College of Law in 1995. His practice includes civil appeals, employment law, and school law. He is admitted to practice in Arizona state and federal courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He recently appeared before the United States Supreme Court in successful opposition to First Unum Life Insurance Company's petition for review of a Ninth Circuit opinion interpreting the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Teressa A. McCluskey
As President of MedEvent911, MedEvent911 Montana, and Vice President of MedFlight911, Teressa McCluskey handles many critical responsibilities including business development, service delivery and financial management. Teressa holds a BA in Interpersonal Communication from the Arizona State University Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. She is also a certified Success Code Coach™ and E-Myth Consultant who trained under Jeff Burrows.
Teressa has extensive experience in the field of business and organizational consulting. She spent more than 10 years as a life and business coach, business trainer and systems writer along with a decade of work in financial, accounting services industry. Teressa uses her business, financial and coaching background, as well as her commitment to compassionate patient care, to ensure MedEvent911 and MedFlight911 are always providing seamless, efficient medical services.
Teressa has a passion for personal and professional growth and is drawn to activities and people who share that passion. She is very fortunate to have a wonderful husband and three healthy, beautiful children. She gives back to the community through her efforts with many charities including the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Children's Kindness Network, Dysart Unified School District and Susan G. Komen.
Vice President and Director of Operations
William "Dee" McCluskey
William "Dee" McCluskey is the Vice President and Director of Operations for MedEvent911, MedEvent911 Montana and President of MedFlight911 where he leads from the perspective of an experienced critical care paramedic. His 30 years of experience as an emergency medical technician, firefighter, instructor and leader gives him unique insight into the skills, knowledge and personality traits that he requires of every MedEvent911, and MedFlight911 professional. He is passionate about providing seamless, efficient and compassionate medical transport services to patients all over the world.
Dee has extensive experience in the field of emergency medical response. He spent more than 20 years as a flight and certified critical care paramedic. He also served in the fire service for more than two decades across the US; starting out as a firefighter and eventually becoming Fire Chief. A sought-after educator, Dee also trains firefighters, EMT's and paramedics across the country.
He's a "hands-on" Dad of three who lives with his wife Teressa in Heber, Arizona. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He gives back to the community through his efforts with many charities including American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Children's Kindness Network, Dysart Unified School District and Stepping Stones of Hope.
Chandler Regional Medical Center
A Dignity Health Member
475 South Dobson Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224
Chandler Regional is a verified Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons.
Minutes can mean the difference between life and death for a traumatic injury. In 2012, only 42 percent of patients who were critically injured in Maricopa Country arrived at a Level I trauma center within the “golden hour,” the hour immediately following the injury. This timeframe is critical because it is within this hour that most people can be saved through surgical intervention.
Understanding Who Needs Trauma Care
The basic definition of a “trauma patient” is someone with injuries as a result of an accident, such as: motor vehicle collisions, ground-level fall, slipping, falling off playground equipment, hiking, bicycling and ATV accidents. Chandler Regional’s Emergency Room already cares for patients with these injuries, but when they are combined with abnormally low blood pressure, respiratory failure and/or unconsciousness, a higher level of care is needed. These patients require Level I trauma team activation.
Highest Standards Of Trauma Care
Chandler Regional's provisional status as a Level I Trauma Center began on March 24, 2014. The Trauma Center is equipped with advanced technology and dedicated trauma operating rooms. The trauma care team coordinates with EMS responders to provide critical care 24 hours a day.
Chandler's trauma team includes:
- Trauma critical care/acute care surgeons
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Emergency doctors and nurses
- CT techs