AAA Members Named to NEMSAC
On May 12, 2015, two AAA member leaders were appointed to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. NEMSAC advises the Department of Transportation and the Federal Interagency Committee on critical EMS issues.
- Shawn Baird – Woodburn Ambulance Service co-owner and former AAA secretary Shawn Baird has been a paramedic for 35 years. In addition to his service to AAA as former secretary, he has contributed to the profession as president of the Oregon Ambulance Association and a member of the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board.
- Douglas Hooten – Doug Hooten is the executive director of MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas, and has more than 33 years of EMS experience. He held senior leadership roles at American Medical Response, the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust, and Rural/Metro. He is president of the Coalition of Advanced Emergency Medical Systems (CAEMS), president of the Texas EMS Alliance, and a board member of the American Ambulance Association.
“The leadership and professional expertise of these 25 appointees will help the Department support innovation in EMS at the local, state, and tribal levels,” said Secretary Foxx. “I look forward to a productive two years of collaboration with the newly appointed members and our other federal partners to strengthen the nation’s EMS systems.”
Congratulations, Shawn and Doug, and thank you for your continued service!