Named to honor Dr. Marilyn White Barry's devoted service to Bridgewater State University. The award is made to an alumnus/na of the graduate school who has demonstrated the qualities of outstanding professional achievement at the state, regional, or national level.
2012 Recipient - Brendan Kearney G'04
Brendan Kearney is a 28 year veteran of Boston EMS. He has worked as an EMT, Paramedic, Shift Commander, and Superintendent before being named Superintendent in Chief in June of 2010. Reporting directly to the Chief of Department, Brendan oversees the combined responsibilities and resources of all Boston EMS Divisions.
Superintendent in Chief Kearney is the recipient of several department awards, and has served on a number of local, regional, and statewide committees focusing on a variety of EMS related issues including: policy development, treatment protocols, emergency medical dispatch, communications and interoperability, disaster preparedness, and EMS service zone planning. He is particularly interested in performance management, strategic planning, and EMS system design and development. He is a board member of the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council, and secretary of the International Association of EMS Chiefs. Brendan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Health Care Management from Stonehill College, a Masters in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Issues in EMS program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Brendan and his wife Sue have two children- Audrey a sophomore in high school and Matthew, a sophomore here at Bridgewater State.
Last Modified: December 5, 2012