Bethany Clark MSN, RN, CCRN
Bethany graduated from Clarkson College in Omaha NE with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005. She entered directly into Critical Care focusing on cardiac and neurology, advancing to the Lead Nurse position and the Medical Emergency Team where she solidified her love for assessing, and assisting in emergency situations throughout the hospital.
Bethany moved into the Critical Care Educator role in 2010 and returned to school to complete her Master of Science in Nursing in 2013. She enjoyed the challenges of participating with many committees and projects including Code Blue and curriculum for Nurse Residency. She also traveled as a consultant for Zoll training and helping to implement Therapeutic Hypothermia post cardiac arrest across the United States. She has been adjunct faculty at College of Saint Mary for multiple semesters teaching Critical Care Clinical. Throughout her nursing and teaching career she has sought out opportunities to advance the nursing community in Omaha, NE and was honored to help re-start the Greater Omaha Chapter of Critical Care Nurses (GOAACN) in 2010, becoming acting president 2014-2017. Bethany has worked and taught mostly Critical Care, but also started her pre-nursing career as a health aid/ CNA in home care, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and medical/surgical units in 1999 giving her a broad knowledge of healthcare from over 20 years of experience across multiple healthcare settings. She is certified currently as a Critical Care RN (CCRN). Bethany started New View Training in 2015 as a way to share her enthusiasm of education, emergency medicine, and safety with others.
Olivia lives with her husband and 2 children in Elkhorn, NE. and is originally from the West Coast and LOVES Omaha! Olivia has a real passion for learning and teaching.
Olivia is our director of operations with a decade of successful experience making decisions for operational activities and setting strategic goals. She specializes in planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of the business to ensure smooth progress. She is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace, and understands the benefits of a positive work environment. “Since I’m going to spend most of my Mondays through Fridays at work, I want it to be a place that inspires and nurtures my team and myself!” She focuses on Gratitude, Living Healthy, and Celebrating Often!
Olivia is a Naval Veteran serving 6 years of active duty as a Hospital Corpsmen during Desert Storm. Olivia attended Pepperdine University and has over 32 years of experience working with nonprofit groups. Olivia works to spread Autism awareness, equality, and acceptance.
She enjoys a good Netflix binge but can also be found on long hikes or hanging out with her family.
Pam Nading RRT
Pam has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist for almost 29 years. She graduated with honors from Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health in 1992. As a new, wild eyed therapist, she moved away from family and friends and took a position at a Regional Trauma Center in Missouri. She quickly learned and moved into advanced roles, including Cardiac ICU, Trauma, and PFT’s.
Pam returned to Omaha in 1999 and continued to work in high acuity areas furthering her skills and knowledge as an Advanced RRT. Pam as been an AHA instructor for close 10 years and for the past 2 years has been coordinating and teaching AHA courses as her main role. Pam’s love of learning and enthusiasm for teaching others have led her to New View Training.
Pam lives in Omaha with her husband, sons and fur babies. Pam’s loves include quilting, adventures, making new and healthy recipes, hiking and being outdoors as much as possible.
James (Jim) Kodad BSN, RN, NRP
Jim is a native of Schuyler, Nebraska. He started his healthcare career in 2001, working as a Nurse Aide in a Long Term Care Unit at a Critical Access Hospital. He later attended Northeast Community College (Norfolk, NE), earning an EMT certification in 2002. With bigger aspirations in mind, Jim made way to Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE), earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as a Registered Nurse in 2009. He was previously credentialed as a Board-Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN). Jim has always loved EMS and decided to expand his EMS credentials. He returned to Creighton University (Omaha, NE) and earned a Paramedic certification in 2014.
Jim’s primary focus in Nursing has been working in the Emergency Department. Jim has worked in multiple hospital Emergency Departments in Nebraska, some full-time, some part-time, and some on an on-call basis. These Emergency Departments have consisted of rural hospitals with five exam rooms that see just a few thousand patients a year, all the way to metro hospitals with 27 rooms that see over 37,000 patients per year that are credentialed as STEMI (heart attack) and Stroke receiving Emergency Departments. He is currently working full-time at a freestanding Emergency Department facility in Omaha.
Aside from his Nursing work, Jim’s near 20 year career in EMS has taken him to EMS opportunities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa. He has volunteered his time on two different volunteer fire departments in Nebraska, has worked for two different transfer services, worked professionally as a full-time Paramedic in Kansas, and has worked on-call for a hospital based 911/transfer service at a Critical Access Hospital in Iowa. He currently works on-call for a county-based 911 ALS first responder service that is south of the Omaha metro.
When Jim is not working in his RN or Paramedic role, Jim enjoys teaching CPR, ACLS, PALS, and EMS related classes at New View Training. On days away from work, Jim is at home, spending time with his lovely girlfriend Megan or with his family to include his mother Betty Jo, brother Jeff, and sister Katie. He does enjoy the occasional binge on different series on Netflix or HBO. He also likes playing Bingo at different casinos in Iowa.
Robert Roy is the owner for Advanced Rescue Education Solutions LLC. Having returned from his most recent military deployment in mid 2016, Robert found a need for better quality and more engaging medical training in his communities and organizations. As such, ARES was created to begin providing high quality education that trains people in such a way that they are able to easily recall critical information during emergencies when stress and tunnel vision can get in the way.
Robert began working in the field of fire and EMS in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Quickly finding a passion he was missing in his previous career as a network engineer, he began pursuing his own training in the field and focused on growing a new career. This new path led him to become a registered EMT in 2007, military medic in 2008, and through his love of education and training, he has progressed in his career through positions including Assistant Chief of Training for both military and civilian fire departments.
Today, he is a Headquarters level Deputy Fire Chief in the US Air Force with multiple bases under his wing, a firefighter for the US Navy and the town of Abita Springs, LA, a mentor and instructor for new and existing military medics, and owner of two additional companies beyond ARES itself. Throughout his career, Robert has earned multiple awards from military and civilian organizations alike, including the Aerial Achievement Medal for 10+ successful combat medical evacuation missions and Firefighter of the Year twice; once for a civilian department and once for the US Air Force.
Mr. Roy holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration, an associate’s degree in Practical Nursing, an associate’s degree in Fire Science, and an associate’s degree in IT Networking Technology. He also maintains his EMS credentials and holds “almost” every fire service certification.
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