The leadership team consists of professionals with expertise in austere and wilderness medicine, disaster medicine, wilderness EMS, search & rescue, wilderness mass gathering risk management, remote communications, international deployment, air operations, and field exercise development.
We believe that all members have the potential to be a leader. As such, we provide opportunities for leadership skill development.
President & Medical Director
Sub-boarded in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Dr. Millin is the medical director and co-founder for AMP. He is also the immediate past medical director for the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, a member of the state EMS advisory committee (SEMSAC), and the primary author of the state’s Wilderness EMS Protocol. Nationally, Dr. Millin is a past chair of the wilderness EMS committee with the National Association of EMS Physicians, and the creator and co-director of the Wilderness EMS Medical Director’s Course. In addition to system development and field response work in wilderness EMS, Dr. Millin works as a disaster physician for the Federal Government. In his role as a medical officer with the New Jersey Disaster Medical Assistance Team (NJ -1 DMAT) Dr. Millin deployed to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and Florida after Hurricane Michael in 2018. He was deployed throughout the US to support efforts related to COVID-19.
For more than five years, Erik has been an active member of the emergency medical services community. Starting as an EMT in New Jersey, he gained valuable experience volunteering in his hometown. While in college, Erik joined the student-run Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) where he served as Training Officer and Captain, overseeing the education and licensure of 25 EMT students in accelerated courses. Erik's passion for EMS led him to become a licensed CPR instructor and obtain his EMT license in three states. Through his position as a whitewater kayaking instructor for the university, Erik became a wilderness EMT. Soon after, he was recruited to AMP by Dr. Millin. Since finishing his undergraduate studies, Erik has been working as an EMT for the Baltimore City Fire Department while applying to medical schools.
Corey has always had a love for the outdoors, but even more passion for rescue. Having previously worked as an Emergency Communication Technician with Baltimore County’s 911 Center, he now works as a fire Lieutenant in Baltimore County, assigned to their special operations division. Corey is an active volunteer in Harford County where he has served in multiple roles including Fire Captain and Training Officer. He is involved with the Harford County Special Operations Team responsible for technical rescues and hazmat incidents within the county and has implemented and manages their wilderness trail mapping/ accountability system. Corey has taken part in several deployments for hurricane relief with the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (HART). He completed the Wildland fire fighter process to become a type 2 Wildland fire fighter, a certified EMT, aircraft rescue firefighter (ARFF), swift water technician, swiftwater boat operator, and high angle technical rescuer with intricate knowledge of ICS and all technical rescue disciplines (Confined Space, Collapse, Trench, Technical Rope, and Swiftwater).
Treasurer, Development & Social Media
Amy's experience in non-profit governance, fundraising, and program development helps to ensure that the team remains fiscally sound in order to bring medicine to people in wilderness and austere environments. A background in social work and cultural sustainability, coupled with a lifelong love of the outdoors, Amy has a demonstrated commitment to people and their communities as well as the preservation of the outdoors. Amy is a Development Specialist at the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) and is an Adjunct Instructor in the MA in Cultural Sustainability program at Goucher College. In addition, Amy develops programming for events on topics related to social justice, diversity, and community activism in the greater Baltimore area. Donations always welcome! Or contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner.
Acting Vice President &
Quality Assurance Officer
An avid backpacker and lifelong wilderness enthusiast, Greg carried a copy of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods during his first multi-day trip on the Appalachian Trail. He does not remember a time when he was not camping or hiking. Greg brings a variety of EMT and WEMT certificates and experiences to AMP, along with work experience in health policy. A graduate of the University of Florida, where he was the quality improvement officer for his undergraduate EMS program, Greg currently attends medical school at Johns Hopkins University where he is involved in wilderness medicine research. Greg's recent publication exploring the scientific criteria to determine if a wilderness first responder is at risk of a medical emergency, prior to leaving a base of operations and entering the woods, will have an important impact in protecting future wilderness first responders.
Blake Duffy, MD, MPP
Deputy Operations Chief &
Blake hails from the Pacific Northwest where he grew up hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, snowboarding, and helping out on his family’s ranch. He continued to expand his passion for the outdoors as an Air Force officer through wilderness survival training and conducting advanced communications and field operations. Now, as a resident physician in anesthesiology and a member of AMP, he hopes to meld these prior experiences with his growing knowledge and expertise in pharmacology, sedation, and resuscitation to provide the best care possible to patients with critical injuries in austere environments. He has additional training in dive and marine medicine and will serve as a flight surgeon in the Air Force Reserves after residency.
Alexandra Vaughn, MD
Dr. Vaughn is a lifelong wilderness enthusiast, taking advantage of all the outdoor activities that growing up in the Pacific Northwest had to offer. She moved to Maryland in 2020 to begin her residency in emergency medicine where she is currently an emergency resident physician. Outside of the emergency department, she is focusing her professional development and training specifically on the many facets of prehospital care including EMS, disaster, wilderness, and tactical medicine. She is currently progressing towards multiple certifications in EMS and Search and Rescue. She has been a member of the Austere Medical Professionals since October 2021, including assisting with medical training for team members.
Beginning his career while in high school with Montgomery EMS (Somerset County, New Jersey), Saahith has served as an EMT since 2019, and provides logistical support as needed. Two and a half years later, Saahith moved to Baltimore for college where he has been working with the Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) and with the Baltimore County Fire Department. At Hopkins, Saahith is a Neuroscience major with a passion for studying neurological diseases and injury. He is also the Training Director of the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations (MUN) Team, where he teaches debate and political strategy to undergraduate students and helps to lead the nationally ranked MUN team as they compete in conferences around the country. In addition, Saahith works in Dr. Peter Calabresi’s Hopkins lab at the medical campus, focusing on the study of Multiple Sclerosis and novel therapies for the disease; at Bayview Medical Center he works in Dr. Elisabeth Marsh’s stroke clinic, studying the cognitive abilities of stroke patients and helping the lab longitudinally track patients’ progress over time; and he works as a medical scribe at Shock Trauma. Saahith is a lifelong wilderness enthusiast; loves backpacking with his family when not in school; and has a special passion for kayaking, skiing, and (sometimes) snowboarding.