About Us

Through instruction, research, and advocacy, the mission of TCAR Education Programs is to expand the knowledge base and clinical reasoning skills of nurses who work with injured patients, particularly in the post-resuscitation phase of care. By partnering with trauma centers and trauma systems, TCAR Education Program courses provide adult and pediatric nurses an outstanding learning experience designed to meet educational goals, improve patient outcomes, prepare for professional certification, and fulfill regulatory requirements.

TCAR Education Programs has assembled one of the most experienced nursing faculties in the world. Our instructors are among the finest nurse educators, authors, clinicians, and leaders. TCAR Education Programs creates carefully constructed, entertaining, and evidence-based courses and strives to be the easiest education company to work with anywhere.


Laura Criddle
Laura Criddle PhD RN ACNS-BC CCRN-K CEN CNRN TCRN FAEN Chief Clinical Officer & Lead Nurse Planner Bio
Robert Brock
Chief Learning Officer

Education Specialist

Karen Ellmers
Karen Ellmers MS RN CCNS
Nurse Planner

Operations Office Staff

Gretchen Witt
Gretchen Witt Program Operations Manager Bio
Renee Dirks
Renee Dirks Senior Program Coordinator Bio
Christine Downey
Christine Downey Logistics
Travel Coordinator
Kim Gray
Kim Gray Staff Accountant Bio
Rebekah Rochon
Rebekah Rochon Operations Clerk Bio

Visual Design & Production

John Urbanski
John Urbanski Lead Designer Bio
Jon David Buffam
Jon David Buffam Designer Bio
Victor Benites
Victor Benites Designer Bio


Steve Von Weller
Steve von Weller Lead Software Developer Bio
Tim Moller
Tim Moller Software Developer Bio