40 Under 40 nominees were selected based on their contributions to the American Ambulance Association, their employer, state ambulance association, other professional associations, and/or the EMS profession.

Brian Levinsky
Manager of Training & Preformance Improvement
Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services
Staten Island, NY


Nominated by: Abdo Nahmod (Northwell Health Center for EMS – New Hyde Park, NY)


Brian Levinsky is presently the Manager of Training and Performance Improvement for the Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS). As an Eagle Scout, Brian felt the need “to help other people at all times” and in 2001 began his career in EMS as an EMT. In 2004, Brian graduated paramedic school and was recognized with an award for academic excellence. Brian continued to further his professional education, completing the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program in 2006, in 2011 completing a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and is presently pursuing a Master of Arts in Health Law and Policy.

In 2012, Brian was promoted to Paramedic Supervisor and in 2018 was promoted to his current manager role. In June 2018, Brian was elected to a four-year term as an At Large member of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City.

Brian is driven to succeed with a clear vision of leading our CEMS teams to reach their potential. Brian continues to be a respected and well–liked leader with a consistent Press-Ganey Tier 1 rating for Employee Engagement. Brian is open minded and listens to suggestions from everyone, pays attention to detail, and works hard to meet deadlines. Brian is a great mentor, communicator, team builder, innovator, and leader. Brian demonstrates the “soulful” side of employee welfare and engagement as well as the “smart” sides of financial stability and resilience of our culture. Brian has often stated that the delivery of a quality service in an efficient process leads to successful long-term outcomes.

When not at work Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Brianna, his son Sam, and his German Shepherd Sergeant.


Reason for Nomination:

At the CEMS, Brian has shifted employee training to a competency-based model with a focus on development and remediation. Additionally, Brian implemented objective methods of evaluating employees based on best practices from national credentialing and accrediting bodies. Under Brian’s leadership, the CEMS has integrated training and quality into one unit with quality metrics, driving training curriculum and competency assessments. Brian continues to raise standards through continuing education of the CEMS team. Brian selflessly presents to agencies in the region on performance improvement best practices with a goal of raising the quality of care delivered throughout the region. In is role as an At Large Member of the Regional Emergency Medical Service Council of New York City, Brian works to improve and coordinate emergency medical services throughout New York City.


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