We are a group of volunteer Emergency Medicine practitioners throughout the U.S. and Nicaragua. Our members include academic and community emergency physicians, paramedics, nurses and public health practitioners who work together toward the common goal of improving emergency capacity.

The three directors. From left to right: Aristides Orue, Orlando Morales, and Breena Taira


Breena R. Taira, MD
Project SEMILLA Director, U.S.

Orlando Morales, MD
Project SEMILLA Director, Nicaragua

Aristides Orue, NP
Associate Director

Ed Stapleton, EMT-P
Co-Director, Resuscitation Course

Carolina Ulloa Gonzalez, MD
Director of Emergency Medicine Specialty Development

Aislinn Black, DO
Director of Monitoring and Evaluation

Luis Lovato, MD
Treasurer and Corporate Liaison

Carmen Partida, MD
Director of Ultrasound Programs

Amy Daisy Heard, MD
Membership Director