Get to know and contact individual physicians working to bring Compress & Shock to their cities.
DR. JACK PERKINS
— Roanoke/Salem/Blacksburg, VA
Dr. Perkins is board-certified in both Emergency and Internal Medicine and currently is a faculty physician with the Virginia Tech Carilion Emergency Medicine Residency. He is an educator, spending most of his professional life teaching in the Emergency Department, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and nationally as a lecturer for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has a vision to deliver CPR and AED education to all and consequently founded the Compress and Shock Foundation in 2017 as a means to achieve that goal. An avid CrossFitter since 2010, Jack found it most appropriate to merge two of his passions by engaging the fitness community.
Dr. branson page
— Raleigh, NC
Dr. Branson Page is the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Wake Emergency Physicians in North Carolina. A life long Tar Heel, he graduated medical school and completed his residency in emergency medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an active member at Crossfit Local, where he hopes to snatch his body weight someday.
Dr. Mike Abraham
— Baltimore, MD
Dr. Abraham completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2008. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at University of MD - Upper Chesapeake Health System. In his spare time he can be found running track repeats and lactate threshold intervals in an attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Dr. Megan Shupp
— Savannah, GA
Dr. Megan Shupp is currently an Emergency Medicine Physician in Savannah, GA. She completed her residency training at Virginia Tech Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA where she was involved in numerous CPR/AED educational events along with her colleagues Drs. Michele Dupuis and Jack Perkins. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and was also a Division-1 softball player at Texas Tech. She is now playing beach volleyball in Savannah and Hilton Head where she would like to see CPR/AED education expand and become part of the fitness culture.
Dr. Bob Zemple
— Green Bay, WI
Bob Zemple is currently practicing as both an Emergency Medicine (EM) and local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) physician with Aurora BayCare in Green Bay, WI. He is avid sports enthusiast, enjoys running, and is both a member and works with the area's YMCAs. He completed medical school in Madison, WI at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, then went on to Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA for EM residency followed by EMS Fellowship while concurrently earning his Professional MBA from Virginia Tech. Bob then returned back home with is family to the greater Green Bay area in the summer of 2017.
Dr. Barry Park
Barrett Park is currently practicing as an Emergency Physician with Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. He attended medical school in both Duluth and Minneapolis, MN at the University of Minnesota, and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA. A native of Ely, MN, he returned to the Northland in 2017 to practice in the communities he grew up in. Along with his wife and three boys, he is active in the Hermantown hockey community, and enjoys the many outdoor activities the Duluth area offers, including mountain biking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.
Dr. Benjamin Lawner
— Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Benjamin Lawner is the Medical Director of Prehospital Care Services at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His responsibilities include oversight for a critical care transport program, medical education, and ground based EMS services. He has been involved in emergency medical services since his initial EMT certification in 1994. He has worked as a firefighter/paramedic for Alachua County (Florida) Fire Rescue and was formerly the Deputy Medical Director for the Baltimore City Fire Department. Dr. Lawner completed his residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in emergency medical services at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland.
Gabriella Simeone, RN
— Charlottesville, VA
A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Gabriella is a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She found CrossFit after years of playing high school and college field hockey and is currently a member at Roanoke Valley CrossFit. In her free time she enjoys experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, watching documentaries and spending time with her orange tabby cat, Jack and her fiancé, Ben.
Cinda Seamon, Safety Educator
— Hilton Head, SC
Cinda Seamon is the Fire & Life Safety Educator for Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue. She has been an American Heart Association CPR instructor since 2005. She is also a nationally certified car seat tech and founding member of Car Seats 4 Kids, a non-profit organization that provides car seats for those who cannot afford them. Cinda is a volunteer coordinator for Hopeful Horizons, a child advocacy, domestic violence and rape crisis center, the board chair of Main Street Youth Theatre and works with special needs kids an adults through the Fred Astaire Dance Studio.