Qualifications:

  • Presently serving as Lackawanna County Coroner
  • Served as Deputy Coroner with Joe Brennan since 2003 (began during the Corcoran Administration)
  • Has served as primary on-call death investigator since 2003
  • Has investigated over 1000 deaths
  • Has participated in over 500 autopsies
  • Has over 35 years of critical care experience as a paramedic
  • Currently serves on Lackawanna County Death Review Team
  • Currently serves on Northeast PA Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force
  • Currently serves on the Lackawanna County Suicide Prevention Task Force

Certifications:

  • Pennsylvania Coroner Education Board since 2004 (required)
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Basic Death Investigation since 2004 (required)
  • Death Investigation in Eldercare Settings
  • Child Fatality Investigation
  • Advance Homicide Investigation
  • Documentation, Recovery and Interpretation of the Fatal Fire Victim
  • Mass Disaster and Fatality Investigation
  • Forensic Techniques
  • Unique Death Investigations
  • Pennsylvania Paramedic since 1979 with Certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support