Executive Offices

American Ambulance Association
1420 New York Ave NW
5th Floor,
Washington DC, 20005

703.610.9018 (through October 14, 2018)
202.802.9020 (effective October 15, 2018)

info@ambulance.org
www.ambulance.org

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

It is the mission of the Executive Committee to draw on the talents and resources of member organizations to create an industry vision and strategic plan for the Association. The committee is responsible for positioning the association as an industry leader; managing the affairs of the Association between meetings of the Board of Directors; overseeing the performance of professional staff; and for developing and recommending procedures to ensure the successful implementations of the strategic plan of the Association.

Aarron Reinert, President (2020)
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch , MN 55056
(651) 277-4911
aarronr@lrems.com

Shawn Baird, President-Elect (2020)
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699
shawnb@woodburnamb.com

Mark Postma, Immediate Past President (2020)
Sunstar Paramedics/PatientCare Logistics Solutions
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Randy Strozyk, Secretary (2020)
American Medical Response
13075 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98168
(206) 391-6237
randy.strozyk@amr.net

Julie Rose, Treasurer-at-Large (2020)
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-7302
jarose@ccan.org

Region 1

Jim McPartlon (2019)
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
518-346-5060
jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

Mike Addario (2020)
AMR – New York
101 Richmond Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 701-7127
mike.addario@amr.net

Alternate: Reginald Allen
CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare
280 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-4190
rallen@chsmobilehealth.org

Region 2

Joe Penner (2019)
Mecklenburg EMS Agency
4525 Statesville Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 943-6000
jpenner@medic911.com

Chuck Kearns (2020)
Mercy Ambulance Service, Inc.
1399 Dean Forest Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 354-1011
ckearns@aol.com

Alternate: Terence Ramotar
American Medical Response
12600 NW 107th Avenue
Medley, FL 33178
(305) 718-6459
Terence.ramotar@amr.net

Region 3

Wayne Jurecki (2019)
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 486-2000
waj@264bell.com

Kim Godden (2020)
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 903-2401
kgodden@superiorambulance.com

Alternate: Tom Tornstrom
Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance, Inc.
235 Causeway Blvd
La Crosse, WI 54603
(608) 782-2282
TETornst@gundersenhealth.org

Region 4

David Tetrault (2019)
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Road
Farmington, MO 63640
(573)-431-0030
dtetrault@sfcad.org

Angela McLain (2020)
Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
1417 North Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106
(918) 596-3135
mclaina@emsa.net

Alternate: Doug Hooten
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
2900 Alta Mere Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 923-3700
dhooten@medstar911.org

Region 5

Chris Archuleta (2019)
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
(505) 247-8840
chrisa@superior-nm.com

Paul Pedersen (2020)
Arizona Ambulance Transport
P.O.Box 1689
Sierra Vista, AZ 85636
(520) 459-4040
ppedersen@azambulance.com

Alternate: Rob Lawrence
PatientCare Logistics Solutions
575 Marina Blvd.
San Leandro, CA 94577
(510) 746-5700
rlawrence@paramedicsplus.com

Committees

Bylaws Committee

Mission
It is the mission of the Bylaws Committee to ensure the integrity of the association’s bylaws. The committee is responsible for reviewing and making appropriate recommendations for revisions of the bylaws to the Board of Directors and membership as needed.

Chair

Dale J. Berry, Chair
Huron Valley Ambulance
2215 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
734-477-6262
dberry@emergenthealth.org

Members

Mark D. Meijer – Vice-Chair
Life EMS Ambulance
1275 Cedar Street, Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-458-0042
mmeijer@lifeems.com

Bill Mergendahl
Professional Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 410326
Cambridge, MA 02160
617-492-2700
wmerg@proems.com

JD Fuiten
Metro West Ambulance
PO Box 1635
Hillsboro, OR 97123-1635
503-648-6658
jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

Greg Reid
REACT EMS
P.O. Box 3700
Shawnee, OK 74802
405-878-5880
greg.reid@reactems.com

Jimmy Johnson
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid, OK 73701
580-233-2245
jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Mike Hall
Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services
3876 West Country Hill Dr.
Lecanto, FL 34461
352-249-4710
mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Stephen Williamson
EMSA
1417 North Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106
918-596-3135
stephenw@EMSA.NET

Shawn Baird
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
503-982-4699
shawnb@woodburnamb.com

Aarron Reinert
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch, MN 55056
651-277-4911
aarronr@lrems.com

Jim McPartlon
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
518-346-5060
jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

John Peterson
Chief Administrative Officer
Sunstar/Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 729-2269
jpeterson@sunstarems.com

Staff Liaison

Amanda Riordan
VP, Member Services
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0264
ariordan@ambulance.org

Maria Bianchi
Executive Vice President
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-1268
mbianchi@ambulance.org

Finance Committee

Mission
It is the mission of the Finance Committee to ensure the ongoing financial stability and growth of the association. The committee is responsible for managing the financial activities of the association, preparing long-term and short-term budget plans and reviewing and approving the funding requests of the association’s committees.

Chair

Shawn Baird, Chair
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699
shawnb@woodburnamb.com

Members

Doug Hooten
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
551 East Berry Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76110
(817) 923-3700
dhooten@medstar911.com

Mike Hall
Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services
3876 West Country Hill Dr
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 249-4710
mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Russell Honeycutt
Central Emergency Medical Services
205 Hembree Park Drive
Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30076
(404) 851-9911
russellhoneycutt@centralems.com

Jim McPartlon
Mohawk Ambulance Service
793 State Street
Schnectady , NY 12307
518-346-5060
jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

JD Fuiten
Metro West Ambulance
5475 NE Dawson Creek Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-6658
jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

Jimmy Johnson
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid , OK 73701
(580) 233-2245
jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Mark Postma
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Terence Ramotar
American Medical Response
12600 NW 107th Avenue
Medley, FL 33178
(305) 718-6459
Terence.ramotar@amr.net

Aarron Reinert
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch, MN 55056
(651) 277-4911
aarronr@lrems.com

Randy Strozyk
American Medical Response
13075 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 391-6237
randy.strozyk@amr.net

David Tetrault
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Rd
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 431-0030
dtetrault@sfcad.org

Ron Thackery
AMR – Corporate
6200 S. Syracuse Way #200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 495-1236
Ron_thackery@amr-corp.com

Consultant

Scott Moore
EMS Resource Advisors
118 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
781-771-9914
smoore@emsresourceadvisors.com

Staff Liaison

Maria Bianchi
American Ambulance Association
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-9018
mbianchi@ambulance.org

Nominating Committee

Mission
It is the mission of the Nominating Committee to identify and solicit the best-qualified member candidates for the leadership positions of the association. Officers, Regional Directors, Ethics Committee Members and candidates for honorary membership. The committee is responsible for overseeing the procedures established for the nomination of candidates and for conducting the annual election.

Chair

Bob Garner, Chair
American Medical Response
AMR – Corporate
Miami, FL
(303) 495-1214
Robert.Garner@amr.net

Members

Jim Finger, Chair, Rural Task Force
Regional Ambulance Service
275 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
802-773-1746
jimatras@aol.com

Greg Reid
REACT EMS
P.O. Box 3700
Shawnee, OK 74802-3700
405-878-5880
greg.reid@reactems.com

Lauren Rubinson
Medical Express Ambulance
5650 West Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60077
(847)-673-6333
laurenr@medexambulance.com

Tom Wagner
AMR
7575 Southfront Road
Livermore, CA 94520
(209)-548-8082
tom.wagner@amr.net

Staff Liaisons

Maria Bianchi
Executive Vice President
8400 Westpark Drive
2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0216
mbianchi@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
8400 Westpark Drive
2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-9039
acamas@ambulance.org

Ethics Committee

Mission
It is the mission of the Ethics Committee to define and distribute guidelines that promote self-imposed high ethical standards for providers of ambulance services. The committee is responsible for hearing complaints and making appropriate recommendations regarding violations of the AAA Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.

Chair
Rebecca Williamson (2020)
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
(800) 451-8036
rwilliamson@paffordems.com

Members

Deb Bode (2019)
LifeLine Ambulance, LLC
3737 Chase Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 933-9348
Dbode@Lifelineamb.org

Jamie Chebra (2019)
JFK Medical Center EMS
308 Talmadge Rd.
2nd Floor
Edison, NJ 08817
(732) 321-7700
jchebra@jfkhealth.org

Paul Main (2020)
American Ambulance of Visalia
2017 E Noble Ave
Visalia, CA 93292
559-730-3015
paul@aavems.com

Gibson McCullagh (2020)
Professional Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 410326
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 682-1810
gmccullagh@proems.com

Ken Morris (2019)
Life EMS Ambulance
1275 Cedar Street, Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(888) 543-3367
kmorris@lifeems.com

John Peterson (2020)
Sunstar Paramedics
12490 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2283
jpeterson@sunstarems.com

James “Jim” Winham (2019)
Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA)
1417 North Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106
(918) 596-3135
winhamj@emsa.net

Education Committee

Mission

It is the mission of the Education Committee to maintain a leadership role as the foremost provider of EMS management and reimbursement training in the nation. The committee is responsible for providing a comprehensive education and training program for members and their employees regarding all aspects of running an effective and efficient ambulance service. AAA’s Education Committee programs will enhance member organization’s ability to respond to change, position members for increased growth and business opportunities, increase membership in the Association and generate revenue for the Association. The committee will be responsible for providing member communications regarding AAA’s education programs, projects and priorities.

 

2018 Education Committee Roster

 

Chair, Sean Kukauskas NREMT-P
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
1575 Cambridge St
3rd Floor Annex Building
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617- 758-5477
Email: skukauskas@partners.org

Vice-Chair, Sonny Geary
EMSA
1417 N. Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106
Phone: 401- 297-7066
Email: gearys@emsa.net

Members

Steve Athey
Health Care Visions
201 Morning Dove Court
Argyle, TX 76226
Phone: 940-367-3280
Email: slathey@hcvems.com

Deb Bode
LifeLine Ambulance, LLC
3737 Chase Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 933-9348
Email: Dbode@Lifelineamb.org

John Clemens
Marion County Ambulance District
3120 North Highway 61
Hannibal, MO 63401
Phone:573-406-1407
Email: mcadems@gmail.com

William Hathaway
Southern Berkshire Ambulance
31 Lewis Avenue
Great Barrington, MA  01230
Phone: 413-528-3632
Email: sbvas.do@berkshire.twcbc.com

Erin Miller
MetroWest
5475 NE Dawson Creek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 503-648-6658
Email: erin.miller@metrowest.fm

Scott Moore
EMS Resource Advisors
118 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
Phone: 781-771-9914
Email: smoore@emsresourceadvisors.com

Terence Ramotar
American Medical Response
12600 NW 107th Avenue
Medley, FL 33178
Phone: 305-718-6458
Email: terence.ramotar@amr.net

Ken Simpson
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
2900 Alta Mere Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Email: ksimpson@medstar911.org

Debbie Singleton
South Jefferson Rescue Squad
38 Main Street
Adams, NY 13605
Phone: 315-232-2624
Email: debbies@southjeffersonrescue.org

David Tetrault
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Road
Farmington, MO 63640
Phone: 573-431-0030
Fax: 573-431-7014
Email: dtetrault@sfcad.org

Jonathan Washko
Northwell Health CEMS
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY  11791
Phone: 516-719-5020
Email: jwashko@northwell.edu

Jerry Zapolnik
1116 Rathfon Circle
Saline, MI 48176
Email: jzapolnik@gmail.com

AAA Staff Liaison
Colleen Crowley
Director of Education & Events
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-610-0266
Email: ccrowley@ambulance.org

 

 

Membership Committee

Chairs

David Tetrault, Chair
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Road
Farmington, MO 63640
573-431-0030
dtetrault@sfcad.org

Chris Archuleta, Vice Chair
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
(505) 247-8840
chrisa@superior-nm.com

Members

Robbie Buesking
Madison County Ambulance District
PO Box 492
Fredericktown, MO 63645
(573) 783-7900
rbuesking.mcad@gmail.com

Tom Tornstrom
Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance
235 Causeway Blvd
La Crosse, WI 54603
(608)782-2282
tetornst@gundersenhealth.org

Julie Rose
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-7302
jarose@ccan.org

Robin Shone
Trinity EMS, Inc.
1221 Westford Street
Lowell, MA 01853
(978) 441-9191
rshone@trinityems.com

David Grayson
CareMed Ambulance
662-380-5138
PO Box 1051
Oxford, MS 38655
david@caremedems.com

P. Sean Tyler
Lifeline Ambulance
11 State St
Woburn, MA 01801
styler@lifelineamb.com

Stan Alford
Operations Manager
AMR Central Mississippi
Jackson, MS
Stan.Alford@amr.net

Staff Liaison

Amanda Riordan
VP, Member Services
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0264
ariordan@ambulance.org

Government Affairs Committee

Mission

It is the mission of the Government Affairs Committee to proactively work on legislative priorities of the Association as identified by the AAA Board of Directors. The committee is responsible for leading the grassroots efforts of the Association with regard to those priorities as well as monitoring other burgeoning national health care policy issues. The end result of these efforts will be making policy recommendations to the AAA Board of Directors for debate and vote.

Chairs

Jamie Pafford-Gresham, Chair
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
870-703-8202
jamie@paffordems.com

Shawn Baird, Vice Chair
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699
shawnb@woodburnamb.com

Members

Dennis Brockway
Northeast Mobile Health Services
24 Washington Avenue
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-873-5371
dennis.brockway@gmail.com

Janice Carbonneau
New Britain EMS
225 Arch Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860-870-3179
janice.carbonneau@nbems.org

Jim Duke
Ohio County EMS
108 N. Main
Hartford, KY 42347
270-298-4415
jduke@ohiocoems.com

Deb Gault
American Medical Response
5502 Northwest Highway
Waterford, WI 53185
262-534-6322
debora.gault@evhc.net

Justin Grohs
Great Falls Emergency Services
514 9th Avenue South
Great Falls, MT 59405
208-552-6355
jgrohs@gfes.net

Troy Hagen
Care Ambulance Service
1517 W. Braden Court
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 288-3800
troyh@careambulance.net

Rachel Harracksingh
Life Ambulance Service Inc.
P.O Box 26486
El Paso, TX 79926
(915) 772-1642
rachelbh@sbcglobal.net

Paul Main
American Ambulance of Visalia
2017 E Noble Ave
Visalia, CA 93292
559-730-3015
paul@aavems.com

Mike Moffit
Gold Cross Ambulance
1717 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
801-975-4302
mmoffit@goldcrossambulance.com

Jim O’Connor
Empress EMS
722 Nepperhan Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10703
(888) 965-5040
joconnor@empressems.com

Rich Raymond
Armstrong Ambulance Service
87 Mystic Street
Arlington, MA 02474
781-859-1308
rraymond@armstrongambulance.com

Gary Wingrove
Gold Cross/Mayo Clinic Medical Transport
1129 Ridgestone Place
Buffalo, MN 55313
612-234-7355
wingrove.gary@mayo.edu

Ex Officio:

Jim Finger, Chair, Rural Task Force
Regional Ambulance Service
275 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
802-773-1746
jimatras@aol.com

Jimmy Johnson, Vice Chair, Payment Reform
Life Emergency Medical Services
302 West Maple
Enid, OK 73702
(580) 233-2245
jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Angie McLain, Vice Chair, Medicare Regulatory
EMSA
1417 North Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106
(405) 297-7133
mclaina@emsa.net

Asbel Montes, Chair, Payment Reform
Acadian Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
(800) 259-3333
asbel.montes@acadian.com

Mark Postma, President
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Aarron Reinert, President-Elect
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056
(651) 277-4911
aaroronr@lrems.com

Rebecca Williamson, Chair, Medicare Regulatory
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
(800) 451-8036
rwilliamson@paffordems.com

Staff

Tristan North
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0216
tnorth@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-9039
acamas@ambulance.org

Consultants

John Jonas
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-887-4205
jjonas@akingump.com

Kathy Lester
Lester Health Law
601 13th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-534-1773
klester@lesterhealthlaw.com

David M. Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
496 Smithtown Bypass
Suite 301
Smithtown NY, 11787
631 265 5650

Brian Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
496 Smithtown Bypass
Suite 301
Smithtown NY, 11787
631 265 5650
bwerfel@aol.com

Todd Tuten
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-887-4205
ttuten@akingump.com

Medicare Regulatory Committee

Chairs

Rebecca Williamson, Chair
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
(800) 451-8036
rwilliamson@paffordems.com

Angie McLain, Vice Chair
EMSA
1417 North Lansing Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106
405-297-7133
mclaina@emsa.net

Members

Katie Arens
Life EMS
1275 Cedar Street, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-648-6427
karens@lifeems.com

Barbara Bachman
Community EMS
25400 West Eight Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48033
248-304-6023
Barbara.Bachman@beaumont.org

Wendy Becofsky
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
518-374-4468
wbecofsky@mohawkambulance.com

Gene Bradley
Atchison-Holt Ambulance
P.O. Box 25
303 South 3rd St.
Tariko, MO 64491
660-736-5216
gbradley@ahambulance.org

Krista Cuthbert
Medix Ambulance Service
2325 SE Dolphin Ave
Warrenton, OR 97146
503-861-5557
kristac@medix.org

Deb Gault
American Medical Response
5502 Northwest Highway
Waterford, WI 53185
262-534-6322
debora.gault@evhc.net

Donna Hankins
American Ambulance
2911 East Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721
559-443-5991
dhankins@americanambulance.com

Tinia McLaughlin
NorthStar Paramedic Services
P.O. Box 2788
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
205-752-5866
tinia@northstar-ems.us

Dianne Pence
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
330-608-2040
dpence@superiorambulance.com

Laura Ritenour
Richmond Ambulance Authority
2400 Hermitage Rd.
Richmond, VA 23220
804-254-1150 Ext. 155
lritenour@raaems.org

Holly Zuschlag Martin
Nature Coast EMS
3876 W. Country Hill Drive
Lecanto, FL 34461
352-249-4737
hollym@naturecoastems.org

Ex Officio:

Jimmy Johnson, Vice Chair, Payment Reform
Life Emergency Medical Services
302 West Maple
Enid, OK 73702
(580) 233-2245
jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Asbel Montes, Chair, Payment Reform
Acadian Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
(800) 259-3333
asbel.montes@acadian.com

Jamie Pafford-Gresham, Chair, Govt Affairs
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
(870) 703-8202
jamie@paffordems.com

Mark Postma, President
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Aarron Reinert, President-Elect
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Avenue
North Branch, MN 55056
(651) 277-4911
aaroronr@lrems.com

Staff Liaison

Tristan North
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0216
tnorth@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 610-9039
acamas@ambulance.org

Consultants

Kathy Lester
Lester Health Law
601 13th Street, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-534-1773
klester@lesterhealthlaw.com

Scott Moore
EMS Resources Advisors
118 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
(781) 771-9914
smoore@emsresourceadvisors.com

David M. Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
496 Smithtown Bypass
Suite 301
Smithtown NY, 11787
631 265 5650

Brian Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
496 Smithtown Bypass
Suite 301
Smithtown NY, 11787
631 265 5650
bwerfel@aol.com

Professional Standards Committee

Mission

It is the mission of the Professional Standards and Research Committee to develop benchmarking standards for the delivery of mobile health care services that are based on community needs. The Committee evaluates and initiates outcome based studies and research for the benefit of improved patient care, service delivery and system design. The Committee develops educational materials and position papers based upon its research and analysis of these programs for distribution and presentation to the members of the American Ambulance Association. In addition, the Committee proactively participates with other allied healthcare organizations and regulators to facilitate improved patient care and system response.

Chairs

Ron Thackery, Chair
American Medical Response
6200 South Syracuse Way, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 495-1200
ron.thackery@emsc.net

John Russell, MD, Vice Chair
Cape County Private Ambulance
1528 North Kings Highway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 335-2191
jrussell@clas.net

Members

Mike Addario
American Medical Response
101 Richmond Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 701-7127
mike.addario@amr.net

Reg Allen, BS, NREMT-P
Henrietta Ambulance
280 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-4190
Rallen@henriettaambulance.org

Todd Hockert
Nature Coast EMS
3876 West Country Hill Drive
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 249-4705
toddh@naturecoastems.org

Brett Jovanovich
Lifeguard Transportation Service, Inc.
234 Aquarius Drive, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 949-2040
brett.jovanovich@lifeguardambulance.com

Michael Kass
Armstrong Ambulance Service
87 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 859-1311
mkass@armstrongambulance.com

Chuck Kearns
Mercy Ambulance Service, Inc.
1399 Dean Forest Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 354-1011
ctkearns@aol.com

Bill Mergendahl
Professional Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 410326
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 492-2700
wmerg@proems.com

James Neitz
Northwell Health EMS
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 719-5035
jneitz@northwell.edu

Scott Orlanski
SeniorCare Emergency Medical Services
700 Havemeyer Ave.
Bronx, NY 10473
(718) 430-1525 x 6
SOrlanski@SeniorCareEMS.net

John Peterson
Sunstar Paramedics
12490 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2283
jpeterson@sunstarems.com

Mark Postma, President
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2090
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Pat Songer
Humboldt General Hospital
118 East Haskell Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 621-5690
psonger@hghospital.org

Mark Van Arnam
American Emergency Vehicles
165 American Way
Jefferson , NC 28640
(336) 982-9824
mva@ambulance.com

Larry Wiersch
Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Inc.
7355 William Avenue, Suite 700
Allentown , PA 18106
(610) 530-5502
wierschl@cetronia.org

Jerry Zapolnik
116 Rathfon Circle
Saline, MI 48176
jzapolnik@gmail.com

Dennis Rowe
Priority Ambulance
9721 Cogdill Road, Suite 302
Knoxville, TN 37932
(865) 214-5666
drowe@priorityambulance.com

Staff Liaison

Maria Bianchi, Executive Vice President
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
(703) 610-1268
mbianchi@ambulance.org

Payment Reform Committee

Chairs

Asbel Montes, Chair
Acadian Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
1-800-259-3333
asbel.montes@acadian.com

Jimmy Johnson, Vice Chair
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid , OK 73701
(580) 233-2245
jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Members

Larry Clark
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
(800) 451-8036 x232
lclark@paffordems.com

Deb Gault
American Medical Response
5502 Northwest Highway
Waterford, WI 53185
262-534-6322
debora.gault@evhc.net

Troy Hagen (NEMSMA)
Care Ambulance Service
1517 W. Braden Court
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 288-3800
troyh@careambulance.net

Mike Hall
Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services
3876 West Country Hill Dr
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 249-4710
mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Brad Lee MD, JD, MBA
REMSA
450 Edison Way
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 858-5700
blee@remsa-cf.com

Brent Myers, MD (NAEMSP)
Evolution Health
13737 Noel Road, Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75240
(214) 754-8700
brent.myers@evhealth.net

Jerry Overton
Intl. Academies of Emergency Dispatch
110 South Regent Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 557-2952
E-MAIL: jerry.overton@emergencydispatch.org

Joe Penner
MEDIC
4525 Statesville Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 943-6050
jpenner@medic911.com

John Russell, MD
Cape County Private Ambulance
1528 North Kings Highway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 335-2191
jrussell@clas.net

Brenda Staffan
REMSA
450 Edison Way
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 858-5700
bstaffan@remsa-cf.com

R. Keith Wages (NASEMSO)
Georgia Office of EMS/Trauma
2600 Skyland Drive, Lower Level
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 679-0546
Robert.wages@dph.ga.gov

Matt Zavadsky (NAEMT)
MedStar
2900 Alta Mere Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-923-3700
mzavadsky@medstar911.org

Ex Officio

Reg Allen, BS, NREMT-P
Henrietta Ambulance
280 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-4190
Rallen@henriettaambulance.org

Jim Finger
Regional Ambulance Service
275 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
802-773-1746
jimatras@aol.com

Kim Godden
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 903-2401
kgodden@superiorambulance.com

Angie McLain
EMSA
1417 North Lansing Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106
405-297-7133
mclaina@emsa.net

Jamie Pafford-Gresham, Co-Chair
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
870-703-8202
jamie@paffordems.com

Mark Postma, President
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Aarron Reinert
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch , MN 55056
(651) 277-4911
aarronr@lrems.com

Rebecca Williamson
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
(800) 451-8036
rwilliamson@paffordems.com

Staff Liaisons

Tristan North
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0216
tnorth@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 610-9039
acamas@ambulance.org

Consultants

Kathy Lester
Lester Health Law
601 13th Street, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
202-534-1773
klester@lesterhealthlaw.com

John Jonas
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-887-4205
jjonas@akingump.com

Non-Emergency Task Force

*Subcommittee of AAA Payment Reform Committee

Chair

Kim Godden
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 903-2401
kgodden@superiorambulance.com

Members

Jim Adkins
Regional Services LTD. dba SouthStar Ambulance Service
2451 Wheeless Road
Augusta, GA 30906
(803) 643-9113
jla1016@aol.com

Katie Arens
Life EMS
1275 Cedar Street, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-648-6427
karens@lifeems.com

Tim Beccue
Advanced Medical Transport
1718 N. Sterling Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 494-6206
TBeccue@amtci.org

Deb Bode
LifeLine Ambulance, LLC
3737 Chase Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 933-9348
Dbode@Lifelineamb.org

Jim O’Connor
Empress EMS
722 Nepperhan Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10703
(888) 965-5040
joconnor@evolutionbilling.com

Laura Daley
Daley’s Medical Transport
P.O. Box 659
Dolton, IL 60419
(815) 734-3525
ldaley@budsambulance.net

Deb Gault
American Medical Response
5502 Northwest Highway
Waterford, WI 53185
262-534-6322
debora.gault@evhc.net

Bill Grubb
Star EMS
PO Box 420155
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 338-9311
bgrubb@starems.com

Dan Gillespie
Allegiance Mobile Health
1402 N. Lexington Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78409
(855) 935-2424
daniel.gillespie@allmh.com

Troy Hagen
Care Ambulance Service, Inc.
1517 W. Braden Court
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 288-3800
troyh@careambulance.net

Chris Haney
Star EMS
PO Box 420155
Pontiac, MI 48342
(248) 338-9311
chaney@starems.com

Donna Hankins
American Ambulance
2911 E. Tulare St.
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 443-5991
dhankins@americanambulance.com

John Herlihy
LifeLine Ambulance, LLC
3737 Chase Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 933-9348
jherlihy@lifelineamb.org

John Iazzetta
Alert Ambulance Service Inc.
1195 Airport Rd.
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 364-2856
john.iazzetta@alertambulance.com

Alicia Keaton
Emergent Health Partners
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-637
akeaton@emergenthealth.org

Sean Kukauskas
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Ambulance Service
1575 Cambridge Street
Annex Bldg, 3rd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 758-5477
skukauskas@partners.org

Bill McCarthy
Coastal Health Systems of Brevard, Inc.
486 Gus Hipp Blvd.
Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 633-7050 Ext: 100
billm@coastalhealth.org

Justin Moon
Lifeguard Ambulance
950 22nd St. North
Ste. 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 380-2065 x614330
justin.moon@lifeguardambulance.com

Asbel Montes
Acadian Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
(800) 259-3333
asbel.montes@acadian.com

Andy Ney
Paramount Ambulance
5070 Wolff Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002
(563) 690-9111
andyney@paramountems.com

Tyler Peterson
Gold Cross Services
1717 South Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-5110
(801) 975-4319
tyler@goldcrossambulance.com

Laura Ritenour
Richmond Ambulance Authority
2400 Hermitage Rd.
Richmond, VA 23220
804-254-1150 Ext. 155
lritenour@raaems.org

Julie Rose
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-7302
jarose@ccan.org

Dana Sechler
Baraboo District Ambulance
120 5th Street
PO Box 195
Baraboo, WI 59313
(608) 356-3455
dsechler@barabooems.com

Ex Officio

Chris Archuleta
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
(505) 247-8840
achris7427@aol.com

Wayne Jurecki
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 486-2000
waj@264bell.com

Randy Strozyk
American Medical Response
13075 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98168
(206) 391-6237
randy.strozyk@amr.net

Staff

Tristan North
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, Second Floor
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 610-0216
tnorth@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, Second Floor
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 610-9039
acamas@ambulance.org

Consultants

Brian Werfel
Werfel & Werfel, PLLC
496 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 265-5650

Rural Provider Task Force

*Subcommittee of AAA Payment Reform Committee

Chairs
Jim Finger, Chair
Regional Ambulance Service
275 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
802-773-1746
jimatras@aol.com

Renae Christensen, Vice Chair
Christensen Ambulance Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 598
Webster, SD 57274-0598
Phone: (605) 880-1084
Email: bzynursing@yahoo.com

Members:
Charles Anderson
Callaway County Ambulance
P.O. Box 246
Fulton, MO 65251
Phone: (573) 642-7260
Email: canderson@callawayambulance.org

Gene Bradley
Atchison-Holt Ambulance
P.O. Box 25
303 South 3rd St.
Tariko, MO 64491
Phone: (660) 736-5216
Email: gbradley@ahambulance.org

Ann Brandl
Porter EMS
2206 LaPorte Ave.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 464-9663
Email: ann.brandl@porterhealth.com

James Bucci Jr.
Henrietta Ambulance
280 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: (585) 334-4190
Email: jbucci@hvaems.org

Douglas Clark
Hermann Area EMS
510 West 16th Street
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: (573) 486-3330
Email: emsp11880@outlook.com

Dan Dalton
Bartlesville Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 1051
Bartlesville, OK 74005
Phone: (918) 336-1111
Email: ddalton974@aol.com

Timothy Dienst
Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District
785 Red Feather Lane
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Phone: (719) 687-2291
Email: tdienst@uprad.org

Alan Guggenheim
Sensible EMS
8157 Marseille Drive
Sensible EMS
Corpus Christi, TX 78414-6049
Phone: (361) 442-2362
Email: alan.guggenheim@sensiblecare.org

William Hathaway
Southern Berkshire Ambulance
31 Lewis Avenue
Gt. Barrington, MA 1230
Phone: (413) 528-3632
Email: sbvas.do@berkshire.twcbc.com

Matt House
Western Lane Ambulance District
P.O. Box 2690
Florence, OR 97439
Phone: (541) 997-9614
Email: matt@wlambulance.com

Ray Jennings
Grand County EMS
PO Box 1457
Granby, CO 80446
Phone: (970) 887-2732
Email: rjennings@co.grand.co.us

Rich Kelley
Mount Nittany Health EMS
1800 E Park Ave
State College, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 231-7054
Email: rkelley@mountnittany.org

Karen Krug
El Paso Emergency Squad
195 S Orange St
P.O. Box 194
El Paso, IL 61738
Phone: (309) 527-6145
Email: kkrug@elpasoems.org

Christopher Montera
Eagle County Paramedic Services
P.O. Box 990
Edwards, CO 81632
Phone: (970) 926-5270
Email: cmontera@ecparamedics.com

Daniel Moynihan
Trinidad Ambulance District
939 Robinson Ave
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 846-6886
Email: dan.m@tadems.com

Mark Podgwaite, Sr.
Waterbury Ambulance
1727 Guptil Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Phone: (802) 244-5003
Email: mark.podgwaite@waterburyambulance.org

Kenneth Reed
Rugby Emergency Medical Service
800 S. Main Ave
Rugby, ND 58368
Phone: (701) 776-5261
Email: kreed@hamc.com

Joe Robinson
Community Ambulance
252 Holt Ave
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 955-1511
Email: jrobinson@ourcommunityambulance.org

Dana Sechler
Baraboo District EMS
120 5th Street
P.O. Box 195
Baraboo, WI 59313
Email: dsechler@barabooems.com

David Thomas
WCA Services Corp.
28 Maple Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: (716) 664-7353
Email: david.thomas@wcaservices.com

Michael Witkowski
Village Ambulance Service
30 Water St.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: (413) 458-4889
Email: execdirector@villageambulance.com

Randy Wolfe
Eureka-Goodfield FIre Protection District
211 N Main St
Eureka, IL 61530
Phone: (309) 467-6181
Email: rwolfe@egfpd.org

Ex Officio:
Jimmy Johnson
Life Emergency Medical Service
302 West Maple
Enid, OK 73702
Phone: (580) 233-2245
Email: jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Paul Pedersen
Arizona Ambulance Transport
P.O. Box 1689
Sierra Vista, AZ 85636
Phone: (520) 459-4040
Email: ppedersen@azambulance.com

Mark Postma
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
Phone: (727) 582-2283
Email: mpostma@sunstarems.com

Staff:
Tristan North
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 610-0216
Email: tnorth@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: (703) 610-9039
Email: acamas@ambulance.org

Communications Committee

Chair:
Rob Lawrence
Paramedics Plus Alameda
rlawrence@paramedicsplus.com

Members:

Julie Rose
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 992-7302
jarose@ccan.org

Randall Mann
Acadian Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
(800) 259-3333
randall.mann@acadian.com

Mark Postma
Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Rich Raymond
Armstrong Ambulance Service
87 Mystic Street
Arlington, MA 02474
(781)-953-5911
rraymond@armstrongambulance.com

Kathy Sterling
Sunstar Paramedics
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2167
ksterling@sunstarems.com

Steven Vincent
Gold Cross EMS
4328 Wheeler Rd
Martinez, GA 30907
(706) 434-4000
steven@goldcrossems.com

Matt Zavadsky
MedStar
2900 Alta Mere Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76116
817-923-3700
mzavadsky@medstar911.org

Bill Hathaway
Southern Berkshire Ambulance
31 Lewis Avenue
Great Barrington, MA  01230
Phone: 413-528-3632
a href=”mailto:sbvas.do@berkshire.twcbc.com

Glenn E. Lyden
Public Affairs
Mayo Clinic Medical Transport
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
507-208-0662
lyden.glenn@mayo.edu

Amanda Jennings
Priority Ambulance
865-315-2420
ajennings@priorityambulance.com

Adam Paluka
Director of Digital Media & Community Relations
EMSA
Tulsa, OK
918-596-3120
palukaa@EMSA.net

Paul Main
President
American Ambulance of Visalia
paul@aavems.com

Staff:
Maria Bianchi, Executive Vice President
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-1268
mbianchi@ambulance.org

Amanda Riordan
VP, Member Services
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0264
ariordan@ambulance.org

AMBUPAC Committee

Chairs

Jim Finger, Co-Chair
Regional Ambulance Service
275 Stratton Road
Rutland, VT 05701
802-773-1746
jimatras@aol.com

JD Fuiten, Co-Chair
Metro West Ambulance
5475 NE Dawson Creek Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-6658
jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

Members

Chris Archuleta
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
(505) 247-8840
chrisa@superior-nm.com

Shawn Baird
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699
shawnb@woodburnamb.com

Kim Godden
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 903-2401
kgodden@superiorambulance.com

Rachel Harracksingh
Life Ambulance Service
5720 Trowbridge Drive
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 772-1642
rachelbh@sbcglobal.net

Kevin Lyons
Lyons Ambulance Service LLC.
135 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-1133
LyonsAmb@aol.com

Jim McPartlon
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
518-346-5060
jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

Mark D. Meijer
Life EMS Ambulance
1275 Cedar Street, Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616-458-0042
mmeijer@lifeems.com

Jamie Pafford-Gresham
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
870-703-8202
jamie@paffordems.com

Allyson Pharr
Acadian Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
1-800-259-3333
apharr@acadian.com

Bob Ramsey
LifeStar EMS
1501 W Fountainhead Pkwy
Suite 650
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 446-2523
bramsey@starwest.us

Julie Rose
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24 th St .
Ashtabula , OH 44004
(440) 992-7302
jarose@ccan.org

Larry Wiersch
Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Inc.
7355 William Ave.
Allentown, PA 18106
(610) 398-0239
Wierschl@Cetronia.org

Staff Liaison

Tristan North
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0216
tnorth@ambulance.org

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
acamas@ambulance.org