The Experts

Joe Holley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

Medical Director

With over 30 years experience, Dr. Joe Holley is the State EMS Medical Director for Tennessee, as well as the Medical Director for Memphis and Shelby County Fire Departments and Tennessee Task Force One: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. He has been deployed over 25 times to such events as 9/11 at the Pentagon, Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, and Irma, among many others. Due to this extensive experience, he now is the Medical Unit Leader for FEMA’s Incident Support Team. Dr. Holley is Subspecialty Board Certified has extensive experience in EMS, including specialty areas such as Confined Space, Motorsports, and Event services. He currently serves multiple private EMS systems in West Tennessee, making him the most active EMS Medical Director in Tennessee. In addition, he is a member of the Eagles Consortium, comprised of the EMS Medical Directors of the nations largest municipalities. Dr. Joe Holley also provides educational presentations, up-to-date protocols and emergency medical hot topics via Dr. Joe Holley was voted a Memphis Top Doc. Best Doctors by Memphis Flyer

J. Harold Logan, BPS, EMT-P/IC

Chief Operating Officer

He is a 30-year veteran of fire-based EMS. For 25 years he served as an Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Officer for the Memphis Fire Department in an administration capacity, specializing in EMS, Emergency Management, quality improvement, and education. He’s a nationally known author with regular publications in EMS Magazine, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Firehouse, and other trade journals. Jim has also lent his experience and talents to several emergency service industry text books as continuing author and technical writer. Jim is an EMS instructor coordinator and fire instructor for the state of Tennessee and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD. He holds a bachelor’s degree in health and safety from the University of Memphis. In addition to his work in Emergency Services, he currently serves on faculty with Christian Brothers University with its Physician Assistant Program. For more than a decade, Jim has also served as a rescue/medical specialist and a medical coordinator for FEMA’s Tennessee Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue Team. Jim has been cited several distinctions in his career with multiple awards for Merit and Life Saving.  In 2010 he was honored as one of the 10 most innovative individuals in Emergency Medical Services and was awarded the JEMS10 Award by the Journal of Emergency Medical Services as EMS Innovator of the Year.

Kimberly Holley

Marketing and Public Relations

Kimberly Holley manages the marketing a public relations for Paragon Medical Education Group and Emergency Medical Resources, PLLC. In her role, Kimberly also works closely with the Administration and Logistics for Paragon, its courses and its Executive Leadership. Prior to Paragon, Kimberly spent 13 years with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. In her first role as Marketing and Business Development Specialist for Methodist University Hospital, Kimberly created the first completely free EMS Symposium Series in the Mid-South. Following that, Kimberly assumed the role of Operations & Administration Project Manager, leading logistics and planning for University Hospital’s $375M campus expansion. Earlier in her career, Kimberly served as Director of Starry Nights- one of the largest events in Memphis with 250,000 annual visitors. When she is not working on Paragon projects, Kimberly is actively involved in animal rescue and is Certified in Canine Behavior and Training.

You can reach Kimberly directly at or 901-289-1771 or through our Contact us page.

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Our Partners

The Genesis Legacy Program

The Genesis Program is a willed body donor program for those persons wishing to donate their bodies for the advancement of science. Genesis supports the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI), a medical education, hands-on training and research facility based in Memphis, Tennessee.

PreHospital Education Associates
Offering classes for first responders, EMTs, and paramedics, Our Partners at PEA can handle everything from CPR to ACLS!

Tier 1 Group is a leader in specialized training for America’s elite combat teams. One of the largest government-contracted military training grounds, T1G contracted with Paragon for medical direction of its field medicine program. Paragon works hand in hand with T1G to create unique training curricula for T1G’s special operations clients ranging from ballistics research to combat medical response and deployment preparedness.

State of Tennessee
Paragon provides the only state-sponsored mass-casualty and active shooter training throughout the state of Tennessee and on campus at the State Fire Training Academy. With student ranging from EMS, hospital personnel, law enforcement and Department of Health, Paragon supplies CAPCE-accredited CE hours with unparalleled educational experiences.

Innovative Trauma Care®
Innovative Trauma trusted Paragon as the cadaver lab resource for its newly released, cutting edge products. With mobile labs available across the country, Paragon is able to bring the products to the customers with hands-on training that far exceed a convention booth exhibit with proven sales and marketing results for our partners.

Zoll Medical

Paragon is pleased to partner with Zoll Medical to advance scientific knowledge of cardiac arrest resuscitation. Through our cooperative work, Paragon and Zoll, innovators and developers of the most effective CPR system on the market, are developing 
a human cadaveric model for research into CPR and cardiac arrest resuscitation.