Here at @LiveBoston617, we are a small team of former and current Boston public safety professionals with a wide range of skills and experience including law enforcement, emergency medicine and firefighting. We have a passion unlike any other, and a drive to tell the stories of Boston’s First Responders.
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Starting in EMS in High School, Mr. Goggins continued his work in Emergency Services working in the Boston, Quincy and Brockton areas. While working, he attended Boston University, studying emergency management. He has an extensive background in advanced prehospital medical care, incident management, crisis management and public relations. After sustaining an on the job injury, he began his work in operations, eventually becoming the compliance officer for a large EMS system. After leaving public service, Mr. Goggins was recruited by one of the largest healthcare companies in the county to manage and grow their public safety oversight from a corporate level. Working across almost 30 different states, he transformed their system into what is in use now today. Mr. Goggins returned to Boston in early 2019 with a want to give back to the First Responder community that he began his career in, launching the change of @LiveBoston617 into the non-profit it is today.
Director of Relations
Katie started her clinical career as EMT at a private EMS company while attending Stonehill College in Easton, MA. She eventually, while still attending school she began working for Plymouth EMS. She graduated after double majoring with a BS in Biology and a BA in Health Sciences. She now works in one of Boston’s largest healthcare systems while attending Northeastern University for her Masters in Biomedical Science. Her love for medicine and unique experience in prehospital care makes her an amazing addition to our team.
Co-Founder & Senior Advisor
Justin was raised in an EMS family, and from an early age had a passion for helping the sick and injured. His mother was a Boston EMS EMT, and helping those in need was ingrained in him from an early age. As soon as Justin finished high school he immediately followed in his mother’s footsteps, training at Boston EMS and becoming an EMT himself. Justin worked for many years on an ambulance in the Boston Area and it was during this time he met Mr. Goggins and they first formed the idea that would evolve into what is this organization is today. Justin currently works as a member of the elite Trauma Team at Boston Medical Center as well as being a valued advisor @LiveBoston617.
Kathryn joined @LiveBoston617 in early 2019 as our “Money and What-Not” or MWN Manager when due to rapid expansion it became clear that we needed a leader to help guide our financial growth and management. She attended Northeatern University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration finance and accounting. While there she also was a Captain for the Track and Field Team, a recipient of the Anne Marie Murphy Award, and championed numerous fundraising efforts for Alzheimer’s research. Professionally, Kathryn has held positions in top Boston firms such as Highfields Capital and Amundi Pioneer making her perfect to champion our fundraising and fiscal management. Kathryn also is an amateur photographer, she often can be found in her spare out photographing incidents and other events around the city.
More to Come on The Rest of The Team! Check Back Soon.