Jamy Chulak, MS, RRT
Clinical Associate Professor & Program Coordinator

Jamy ChulakJamy Chulak began studying respiratory therapy at Tallahassee Community College and moved to Orlando to complete his baccalaureate degree in Cardiopulmonary Science at the University of Central Florida. He earned his MS degree in Respiratory Care Leadership at Northeastern University at the College of Professional Studies. He is currently earning a doctoral degree at the Florida State University in Higher Education Leadership and Policy.

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist, he provided education and support to families with premature infants, participating on a discharge planning team, to help families transition home. Later, he began work at Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). As a respiratory therapist, he experienced the excitement faced by health care providers at Central Florida’s only level I trauma center. Mr. Chulak worked in all critical care areas which include, Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Neuro ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Trauma ICU and the emergency department. His assignments were predominately in the emergency department and trauma ICU. Participation in mass casualty drills were on display following the June 12, 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando, where inter-professional teams of physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, paramedics and other frontline workers responded to the crisis. He worked regularly with ORMC until the summer of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread through central Florida, while serving as Program Director for respiratory care at Valencia College.

He served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Society for Respiratory Care (FSRC) and as President of the FSRC. He worked with the American Association for Respiratory Care as Political Action Contact Team (PACT), as a representative from Florida. He serves on the board of directors for the Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) and has served as Vice President of External Affairs. Growing the profession of respiratory care and advancing the practice of respiratory therapists will be an exciting opportunity at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.