Heather Hammerstedt MD MPH is a board certified emergency physician and full partner with CEP America in Boise Idaho and is currently a candidate for CEP America’s Board of Directors. She completed her medical studies at Temple University School of Medicine, and did her postgraduate residency in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess’s Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program. She also holds a Masters of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health, with a concentration in international health sector reform and development. Formerly as a partner with Idaho Emergency Physicians, before a merger with CEP America, she functioned as medical director, as Emergency Medicine educational director for the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, and a Board of Directors member. She is also one of the founders of the nonprofit 501c3 organization, Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC) and currently functions as Executive Director. GECC currently has an ongoing clinical, academic, and consultant relationship with stakeholders in Uganda, where they have created the country’s first emergency medicine training programs for advanced providers and physicians and are working with the national government to create a national emergency care system. She keeps herself busy with her husband, skiing, rafting, running, and chasing after two small boys and a big chocolate lab.