James “Tiny” McLaughlin, NRP/CP

James (TINY) McLaughlin is the Director of Community Paramedicine at Ute Pass Regional Health Service District.  James has been involved with emergency medicine since October of 1991 and has been honored to serve the citizens of Ute Pass Regional Health Service District for the last 12 years. James is the Paramedic Advanced Care Team (PACT) program Director. In this role, James ensures maximum community value by leveraging underutilized resources to meet the needs of underserved populations.

As American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center Faculty, James is responsible for training AHA instructors for many life support disciplines. Aside from his responsibilities to the district, James has served three terms as President of the Teller County Emergency Medical Service Council. James currently serves as chairman of the Pikes Peak Community College Emergency Medical Service Advisory Committee and is a founding member of the Teller County Mental Health Alliance.

James has also served as a member of the Professional Practices Committee for Prospect Home Healthcare. James is an adjunct faculty member for Pikes Peak Community College, where he is currently the lead instructor for the International Community Paramedic Program. James also teaches for the University of Colorado Health Center for EMS excellence and is a former instructor for the prestigious Penrose St. Frances Institute.

Before moving to Colorado, James served four years with the Office of Homeland Security, Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) out of Mather Air force Base in Sacramento California and is a former Boy Scout and Explorer Scout. In 2018 James was awarded his BSBA with a focus on international finance from Colorado Technical University. James is the father of four amazing children. In his personal time, James likes to travel the world on a shoestring budget. James has been to 16 countries on six continents. James’s favorite saying is, “Do not waste your time learning the tricks of your trade, instead master your trade.”