Like many in EMS, Stacy got her start after a traumatic incident. Her father,a State Police officer, was killed in a motorcycle accident. It was a Lynn Fire Rescue paramedic that suggested EMS as a career option for her. Starting as an EMT with Cataldo eleven years ago, changed her life. The recipient of a paramedic scholarship, Stacy has become a seasoned clinician who now supports other paramedics and has recently gone on to become a MIH paramedic, furthering her dedication to caring for those in need.
When she’s not in uniform as a paramedic, Stacy Caterina still uses her time to support others. One place you might find her is training local fire departments on the use of autism-friendly techniques. Raised in Lynn and living in Peabody, she has always been focused on supporting her community. In part due to her efforts, local fire rescue teams now integrate these new skills in support of the autism community. She has also raised thousands of dollars to support impoverished families in Lynn, and regularly rallies fellow EMS colleagues to support shelters, DCF and Head Start programs.
The parent of an autistic child, a full time mom raising four children and juggling a busy schedule, Stacy always has time to share her energy and enthusiasm for her patients and her community. She has had significant challenges to face, and through each she has found a way to create something of value, enriching other people’s lives in the process.