EMS Academy Staff

Brian Hokamp, Chief of EMS

Brian Hokamp’s EMS Career began in St. Louis, Missouri, where he attained his EMT-B License. In 2002, Hokamp joined the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman and completed two tours of duty to Iraq. While stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Hokamp attained his paramedic license.  

Hokamp joined Christian Hospital EMS in 2008, where he worked his way up from a paramedic to the chief of EMS within seven years. In 2011, Hokamp completed his associate’s degree in Applied Science (Paramedic Technology). He is actively completing his bachelor’s degree in Business Management, with graduation expected in January of 2016. 

Hokamp is married to a social worker and they have two boys. In his free time, Hokamp works on his college courses and helps coach his sons’ baseball teams.

Sabine Sagner, Paramedic Program Director

Sabine Sagner’s EMS career began in 1995 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. She then spent a number of years in Washington state and Illinois before joining Christian EMS as a clinical supervisor in August of 2014. 

Sagner holds instructor certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, AMLS, DT4EMS, PEPL, and EPC. She is a nationally registered Critical Care Paramedic with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s degree in Business Management.

Shannon Watson, Community Health Program Director

Shannon Watson began her EMS career in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where she received her paramedic license and associates in Emergency Medical Science. She came to Christian Hospital EMS (CHEMS) in 2008, where she diligently worked her way up to Community Health Supervisor for the EMS department. 

Watson developed and implemented the EMS portion of the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) for Christian Hospital, and currently manages mobile integrated health for CHEMS. She was the clinical supervisor of the EMS department for four years, where she assisted with the development of the Christian Hospital EMS Academy, and then was appointed Community Health supervisor.
Watson is the Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) regional coordinator for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). She is on the Professional Development Committee for the National Emergency Medical Services Management Association (NEMSMA), and the East Central Region Committee for St. Louis.

Watson has her instructor license in many certifications, and she teaches nationally at EMS conferences. She became a contributing author in 2012 by writing the resuscitation chapter in the pediatric education for prehospital provider’s book. 

Watson enjoys spending her free time with friends and family.  She is married to a firefighter/paramedic, and they have a daughter named Isabella Rose. 

Joshua Malson, Primary Instructor Clinical Coordinator

Joshua Malson has been working in the EMS field since 2005. He attended EMT school at St. Louis Community College, obtained his EMT-B license in 2006, and began working at Abbott EMS in 2007. In August of 2008, Malson began working as a primary instructor for EMT-B at IHM Health Studies. 

In 2009, Malson went back to school to obtain his paramedic license. He continued to teach at Abbott as part of the new hire orientation and driver training, and was promoted to crew leader.

In July of 2011, Malson left Abbott for a position with Cape County Private Ambulance, where he became a supervisor and training officer. Malson left Cape County for a full-time position with Christian Hospital EMS, where he was promoted to EMS Educator. 

Malson is finishing a six-year term as part of the Cedar Hill Fire Protection District Board of Directors, and he also was an interim board member for the Big River Ambulance District. 

Malson is very driven and he has a passion for improving EMS education. 

Karl Parks, Secondary Instructor

Before Karl Parks decided on a career in EMS in 2002, he worked in computer engineering, automation and robotics, industrial electrical maintenance, and in the nuclear physics field while with the United States Air Force. 

Parks has been a paramedic with Christian Hospital EMS (CHEMS) since 2005. During that time, Parks has worked as a 911 paramedic, EMS supervisor, critical care paramedic, advanced practice paramedic and fills in as a dispatcher. 

Parks plays a major role in teaching and coordinating the critical care paramedic courses at CHEMS. He has instructor certifications in PHTLS and EPC, an associate’s degree in Paramedic Technology, and he is a certified Missouri EMS instructor. 

When Parks is not at work, he enjoys camping, hunting, shooting, bow hunting, archery, fishing, woodworking, Tae Kwon Do, reading, writing and spending time with his family.

Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD 

Hawnwan Philip Moy, MD, graduated from Loyola University Stretch School of Medicine in 2008, and graduated his emergency medicine residency at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2012 as chief resident. In 2013, Dr. Moy graduated his emergency medical services fellowship at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Moy returned to Saint Louis to practice emergency medicine with a focus in EMS. He is the assistant medical director of the St. Louis Fire Department. His passions include EMS education, research and quality improvement/quality assessment.

Jackie Kloecher, AMLS Instructor

Tim Ogan, PHTLS Instructor