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Meet Gina Riggs



Gina Riggs
Gina Riggs
Health Science Education Division Vice President
Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau
PO Box 825
Poteau, OK 74953-0825
Phone: 918-839-4884
Fax: 918-647-4527

Occupation: Medical Services Director and Paramedic

Employment History: Kiamichi Technology Center, EMS Director (1992–present).

Education: A.D., Connors State College; B.A., University of Central Oklahoma; Enrolled in Master’s Degree in Career Tech Education.

ACTE Involvement:Division: Region IV ACTE Fellow 2011, ACTE Convention Delegate (2002–2010); ACTE Conference Speaker (NC–2007); President, ACTE Health Occupation Supervisor and Teachers Educator Council (HOSTEC) (2006–2010); National Policy Seminar Attendee (2011)
Region: Region IV Conference Attendee (2006–2011); Region IV Policy Committee (2007-2011); Public Information Committee (2007–2010)
National: National Faculty for AHA (1994–1996, 2009–2011); National Association of EMTs State Faculty for Advanced Medical and Trauma Life Support; Committee on Accreditation of EMS Professionals (CoAEMSP) Site Visitor; and memberships in National Association of EMS Educators, National Association of EMTs, National Native American EMS Associations, and EMS Advocates
State/Local: Regional Faculty/Instructor, American Heart Association (AHA) (1989-present); Oklahoma EMT Association I/C Division President (1992–1996); AHA Emergency Cardiac Care Committee (1994–1997, 2006–2011); OkACTE Annual Conference speaker (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011); Vice President and President, Oklahoma Health Occupations Education Teacher Association (2002-2005); HCE Awards Committee (2003–2007); OkACTE President Elect/President (2006–2008); HCE Member at Large (1999–2002); OkACTE Education Conferences attendee (1992–2011); Oklahoma EMS Advisory Council (1994–2000 and 2005-2011); Oklahoma Governor’s EMS Task Force Appointee (2008); Oklahoma Native American EMS Association Vice President (2007–2011); KTC Awards Committee (2009-2011); Oklahoma EMT Association Board Member (2009–2010); EMS Children’s Program Advisory Committee; CASA volunteer and board member.

Platform Statement: As vice president of the Health Science Education Division, my goals will be to:

  • Assure all our members know about the important work that ACTE does for us at the Capitol. Lobbying efforts are extremely important for CTE to receive funding and inclusion in major education decisions legislatively.
  • Continue recruiting the best and brightest educational Health Science Education Division speakers at the national and regional conferences.
  • Continue assisting HOSA students with scholarship opportunities and find sources for funding these scholarships

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ACTE's Health Science Education (HSE) Division has a broad-based foundation of instructors, administrators, applied academics instructors, local and state supervisors, teacher educators and others who are dedicated to educating today's students for tomorrow's health care community. Many HSE educators have experience as health care professionals, and they prepare youth and adults for such careers as nursing, dental hygiene and dental assisting, home health aide and medical technician.

HSE Division Scholarships

Applications for the HSE Scholarship and the Catherine B. Junge Scholarship (for HOSA students only) are completed electronically. The 2013 due date is April 1.


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