PortraitMichael Carmine Buffalo DNP, RN, CCRN, ACPNP is President of Buffalo Consulting LLC. He has over 40 years of trauma and burn care experience. He is considered a clinical expert nationally and internationally in burn care specializing in pediatrics.  He has instructed and lectured throughout the world to include, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Columbia, Mexico and Italy. He is National Faculty for ABLS, (Advanced Burn Life Support), TNCC, (Trauma Nursing Core Course), and ENPC, (Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course). He has gone on numerous medical missions for Physicians for Peace. He is on numerous committees of American Burn Association and has written and has been publish numerous times. His most recently co- wrote the pre-hospital burn care chapter in “Total Burn Care 4th Ed.” This is considered the premiere reference in burn care.


Cynthia HesterCynthia Hester, BSEd, RN has been a burn nurse since 1985. She has worked at the Timothy J. Harnar burn center for 25 years as a bedside nurse and management. Currently, she works at Texas Tech health Science Center as a resource nurse on call. She has been member of the American Burn Association since 1986 and is National Faculty for Advanced Burn Life Support course, ABLS. She has been involved in International Outreach for Physicians for Peace and the American Burn Association in Central America and Africa.

Jamie HeffernanJamie Heffernan RN, BSN, CCRN is the nurse manager of University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Unit and Clinic. She has over 14 years of burn care experience, participates in nursing research projects and is an Advanced Burn Life Support instructor. Jamie is also an active professional member of the Phoenix Society, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting burn survivors, their families and professionals touched by the burn injury.

Annier_Bio_PictureAnnie Brumm, RN, CEN, has been involved in emergency and trauma care since 1981.  Prior to entering the nursing field, she was active as both an EMT and Paramedic.  For the past 25 years she has worked at Level I, II and III Trauma Centers and is currently on the Emergency Center staff at Harris Health Systems LBJ Hospital in Houston.  She is an active member of the Texas 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).  This team is a part of the National Disaster Medical System.  As part of this team, she has deployed to disasters both nationally and internationally. Annie is an experienced instructor for TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course), ENPC (Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course), and ABLS (Advanced Burn Life Support).  She has taught these courses throughout the State of Texas and nationally.