Faculty

 

Happy Doc's faculty are world-class educators with diverse backgrounds in clinical practice, counseling, education, exercise, and wellness.  Check out the bios to learn more.  Click on their photo for more information.

 
 

Keynote Speakers

Robert Lam

Specializations
Emergency Medicine
Wellness

Topics
Restoring the Joy of Practice
Second Victim Syndrome

Elizabeth Vermilyea

Specializations
Psychology
Trauma

Topics
Healing the Healer
Ethics in Practice: Practical Methods for Reducing Risk

 

Kelly Barringer

Specializations
Emergency Medicine
Exercise Physiology

Topics
Parenting and Practice
My Job, My Love, and Me

 

 

Dave Buller

Specializations
Mental health skills trainer
Special education
Mindfulness

Topics
Developing Self-Compassion
Living Well With Our Thoughts
Living Well With Our Emotions
Enjoying Lunch Mindfully

John Cienki

Specializations
Emergency Medicine
Toxicology
Substance Abuse
Hypertension

Topics
Medical Board Issues
Opioid-Free Emergency Department
 

Larry DeLuca

Specializations
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Exercise Physiology
Curriculum Development

Topics
Bias in Medicine
Mental Health First Aid
Antidotes for Toxic Co-Workers


Kristi Grall

Specializations
Emergency Medicine
Curriculum Development

Topics
Fitting Exercise Into Your Life
Parenting and Practice
My Love, My Job, and Me
Thriving in a 24/7 World

Kathy Hiller

Specializations
Emergency Medicine
Medical Student Education

Topics
Perfectionism/Imposter Syndrome
Financial Wellness
Provider Fatigue: 
Systemic Causes in
Healthcare Settings

Kira Staggs

Specializations
Veterinary Nursing
Yoga
 

Topics
Meditation for Skeptics
Daily Yoga Programming


Happy Doc Summer Camp Staff

Rick Johnson

Rick has extensive experience in event coordination and non-profit administration.  He first conceived of the idea of Happy Doc Summer Camp in 2015, and has been working tirelessly since to make it a reality.

Howard Gordon

Howard is an owner and the Camp Manager of Pocono Valley, the home of Happy Doc Summer Camp.  Howard and his team have been working on a large-scale infrastructure upgrade and are true believers in the Happy Doc Summer Camp vision!