We're EMTs, Paramedics, and Doctors working together to transform people into healthcare professionals.
SEAN EWEN, MD, NREMT
Founder & Executive Director
Prior to finishing medical school, Dr. Ewen worked as an EMT and EMS Supervisor with the University of Minnesota for several years.
He graduated Summa cum laude with a B.A. in Biology from the University of St. Thomas and received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He started Allied Medical Training in 2010 while in his second year of medical school.
MARVEN EWEN, MD, ABFM
Dr. Marven Ewen is a board-certified family physician licensed in Minnesota and Wisconsin with over 25 years experience practicing family and emergency medicine.
He has worked with EMS personnel throughout his career and brings this experience and medical expertise into the classroom to enhance students’ learning.
JOANNE EWEN, JD, NREMT
Director of Education
Joanne is an EMT, experienced mediator, and a former criminal justice professor. With an extensive experience in academia, she mentors students in her role at role at Allied Medical Training. Helping people achieve their goals is her passion in life.
In addition, Joanne is a member of the Regional Faculty for Multi Regional Training Center, an American Heart Association (AHA) training center. She organizes the AHA training programs offered by Allied Medical Training.
JENNY EWEN, BA, NREMT
Director of Operations
Jenny attended the University of Toronto, earning a BA in Professional Writing and History, specializing in medical writing.
Before joining Allied Medical Training, she worked at a Minneapolis-based magazine and then at Wunderman advertising, where she worked on print campaigns for a Fortune 500 client. She is an accomplished author of numerous print and online publications, including serving as Editor of our own publication, The Allied Times.
MEGHAN SIMPSON, BA, EMT
Meghan earned a BA from the University of Minnesota in Biology, Society, and Environment with concentrations in health sciences and law, and a minor in public health. Meghan is a DOT-Certified EMS Instructor and has a passion for educational development and instruction. She has experience utilizing evidence-based research to inform healthcare education and clinical practice.
JEREMIAH JOHNSON, MD
Dr. Johnson is an accomplished educator and published scientist in the fields of medicine and biology, with bachelor degrees in biology and physiology from the University of Minnesota, and a masters degree in medical sciences from Loyola University.
Before completing medical school at PennState, he designed curriculum and taught high school chemistry. He combines his deep understanding of medicine and years of experience as a volunteer EMT with the Red Cross to write compelling educational content for our EMS students.
STEVEN ARISS, JR, MD
Dr. Ariss received both his bachelor of science and medicine degrees from the University of Toledo, with further Internal Medicine residency training at Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Dearborn, MI.
After serving healthcare organizations as a healthcare technology consultant, he transitioned into educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. Based in Toledo, OH, Dr. Ariss trains our recertifying EMS professionals through engaging live webinars.
PETE JOHNSON, EMT, FIREFIGHTER
Pete enjoys the learning process and working with students to help achieve their goals. He also provides EMT instruction at Centennial Fire Department, where he is an on-call firefighter and Fire Prevention Lieutenant. Pete has a great understanding and appreciation for all the facets of the EMS system and the vital role that proper training has in saving lives in the field. He brings real life, front-line EMS experience to students.
Pete enjoys free time spent with his wife and four children. He is passionate about fishing, hunting, and everything outdoors. His perfect day is to blend his family with any outdoor activity.
APRIL TEPFER, PHARM.D, PARAMEDIC
Dr. Tepfer is a licensed pharmacist who specializes in pharmacology of the emergency medicine field. As an experienced ER pharmacist and Paramedic, she combines advanced medication knowledge with procedural emergency medicine experience rarely encountered in healthcare.
CHAD LARKIN, PARAMEDIC
Chad has worked in EMS since 2011. He currently practices as a Paramedic with an Advanced Life Support ambulance service. His teaching experience includes leading youth on outdoor expeditions, teaching hunter safety and ecological awareness in a summer camp environment and teaching CPR/AED/FA courses.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s focusing on Public Health, Life Sciences and Sociology. He has been teaching with Allied Medical Training since 2013.