August Gold

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Raised in Valley Center, California August joined the Marine Corps at 17 and completed two deployments as an infantryman. August left the Marine Corps in 2014 and proceeded to work for the Department of Defense in 2015 and the state department from 2016 to 2019. August’s interest in trauma medicine comes from his time in the military and abroad, he has strived to be a part of something larger to aid those who need it. He is a sophomore at Columbia University majoring in History. He is a licensed EMT-B in the state of New York, and is also a participant in organizations such as SOM+C (Special Operations Medic Coalition)

Devin Groves

Devin is a paramedic from California. He has spent the last 7 years in the United States Air Force working in emergency medicine. During his service, he has 5 years of EMS education and teaching students at both the EMT and Paramedic levels. Devin has served multiple trips in Haiti and is currently out Director of Education. While he has been away from Haiti he has been developing EMT and Paramedic treatment protocols and creating systems for HERO to use and improve EMS operations. 

Nadia Van der Heyden

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Nadia is a Critical Care Flight Paramedic from Vancouver, Canada with 17 years experience in pre-hospital care. In 2018/2019 she volunteered for five deployments with HERO and is currently our Medical Director and Volunteer Coordinator. Nadia loves teaching and mentoring junior Medics/EMT’s while providing excellent care in this challenging environment.

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