Weyshawn Douglas Koons, MFA, CCEMTP, NRP, SEI, serves as the Director of Emergency Response for San Juan Island EMS. She moved to the island on Thanksgiving Day in 1981. Weyshawn took the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class ten years later, and fell in love with pre-hospital care. She graduated in 1997 from the University of Washington’s Medic One Program in Seattle, and feels privileged to share in her patient’s lives. Weyshawn is also a graduate of the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program through UMBC, is our Senior EMS Instructor and recently graduated from Vermont College of Fine Arts with her MFA in Writing.