Board & Committees

Executive Offices

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American Ambulance Association
PO Box 96503 #72319
Washington, DC 20090-6503

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1201 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209

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 developing and recommending procedures to ensure the successful implementations of the strategic plan of the Association.

Shawn Baird, President (2022)
Woodburn Ambulance Service / Metro West Ambulance
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699

Aarron Reinert, Immediate Past President (2022)
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch, MN 55056
(651) 277-4911

Randy Strozyk, President-Elect (2022)
American Medical Response
13075 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98168
(206) 391-6237

Jamie Pafford-Gresham, Secretary (2022)
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802

Julie Rose, Treasurer-at-Large (2022)
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W Lake St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(440) 645-0500


Region 1

Mike Addario (2022)
AMR – New York
101 Richmond Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 701-7127

Ron Quaranto
Executive Vice President of Operations
Cataldo Ambulance
137 Washington St, Somerville, MA 05701

Jim O’Connor
Vice President, Corporate Development
Empress EMS, a Division of PatientCare EMS Solutions

Region 2

Chuck Kearns (2022)
Mercy Ambulance Service, Inc.
1399 Dean Forest Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 354-1011

Mike Thomas
Director of Safety & Government Relations
Jan-Care Ambulance
117 S Fayett St, PO Box 2414
Beckley, WV 25802
(304) 255-231

Terence Ramotar
Global Medical Response
4531 Oak Fair Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610
(305) 718-6459

Region 3

Kim Godden (2022)
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 903-2401

Chris Anderson
Director of Operations
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 486-2000

Tom Schmiedeknecht
Director of Operations/President
Professional Med Team
965 Fork Street
Muskegon, MI 49442

Region 4

Asbel Montes (2022)
Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc.
Lafayette, LA

Tom Fennell
Regulatory Officer
Mayo Clinic Ambulance
Rochester, MN

Angela McLain-Johnson
Chief Compliance and Revenue Officer
Pafford EMS
Edmond, OK
(405) 812-9274

Region 5

JD Fuiten (2022)
Owner & President
Metro West Ambulance Service, Inc.
Hillsboro, OR

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

Chris Archuleta
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc
P.O. Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197

Ethics Committee

Allyson Pharr
Acadian Ambulance
(337) 291-3304

Scott Mickelsen
Director of Client Services
Bell Ambulance, Inc.


Government Affairs Committee

  • Chair: Jim O’Connor, Empress Ambulance Service
  • Vice-Chair: Jim Duke, Com-Care
  • Rural Providers Task Force
    • Chair: Justin Grohs, Great Falls Emergency Services
    • Vice-Chair: Bill Hathaway, SBVAS
  • Payment Reform Task Force
    • Chair: Asbel Montes, Acadian Ambulance Service
    • Vice-Chair:
  • Balance Billing Task Force
    • Chair: Jamie Pafford Gresham, Pafford EMS
    • Vice-Chair: Wayne Jurecki, Bell Ambulance

Medicare Regulatory /Payor Issues Committee

  • Chair: Krista Cuthbert, MetroWest Ambulance Services
  • Vice-Chair: Katie Arens, Life EMS (MI)

Education Committee

  • Chair: Sean Kukauskas, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Vice-Chair: Sonny Geary, Global Medical Response

Membership Committee

  • Chair: David Tetrault, St. Francois County Ambulance District
  • Vice-Chair: Chris Anderson, Bell Ambulance

Professional Standards and Operations Committee

  • Chair: Gibson McCullagh, Pro EMS
  • Vice-Chair: Adam Heinz, REMSA

Workforce Committee

  • Chair: Ben Wasmund, Lakes Region EMS
  • Vice-Chair: Ron Quaranto, Cataldo Ambulance

Communications Committee

  • Chair: Rob Lawrence, Pro EMS
  • Vice-Chair: Paul Main, American Ambulance of Visalia

Bylaws Committee

  • Chair: Jim McPartlon, Mohawk Ambulance Services
  • Vice-Chair: Tom Tornstrom, Gundersen Tri-State

Medicaid Supplemental/State Funding Programs

  • Chair: Bill Mergendahl, Pro EMS
  • Vice-Chair: Terence Ramotar, AMR / Global Medical Response

Data Task Force

  • Chair: Wayne Jurecki, Bell Ambulance
  • Vice-Chair: Angie McLain-Johnson, EMSA


  • Chair: Jimmy Johnson, Life EMS Oklahoma