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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.

Randy Strozyk, President (2024)
American Medical Response
13075 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98168
(206) 391-6237

Shawn Baird, Immediate Past President (2024)
Woodburn Ambulance Service / Metro West Ambulance
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699

Jamie Pafford-Gresham, President-Elect (2024)
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

Wayne Jurecki, Secretary
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207-1635

Region 1

Mike Addario (2023)
Global Medical Response
101 Richmond Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 701-7127

Jim O’Connor (2024)
Vice President, Corporate Development
Empress EMS, a Division of PatientCare EMS Solutions

Dennis Cataldo (2025)
Cataldo Ambulance Service

Region 2

Mike Thomas (2023)
Director of Safety & Government Relations
Jan-Care Ambulance
117 S Fayett St, PO Box 2414
Beckley, WV 25802
(304) 255-231

Terence Ramotar (2024)
Global Medical Response
4531 Oak Fair Blvd
Tampa, FL 33610
(305) 718-6459

Chuck Kearns (2025)
Mercy Ambulance Service, Inc.
1399 Dean Forest Rd.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 354-1011

Region 3

Kyle Wolber (2023)
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Chris Anderson (2024)
Director of Operations
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 486-2000

Tom Tornstrom, MBA, NRP (2025)
Gundersen Health Ambulance Service
LaCrosse, WI

Region 4

Tom Fennell (2023)
Regulatory Officer
Mayo Clinic Ambulance
Rochester, MN

Angela McLain-Johnson (2024)
Chief Compliance and Revenue Officer
Pafford EMS
Edmond, OK
(405) 812-9274

Allyson Pharr  (2025)
Acadian Ambulance
(337) 291-3304

Region 5

Chris Archuleta (2023)
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc
P.O. Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197

Paul Main (2024)
American Ambulance of Visalia
2017 E. Noble Ave
Visalia, CA 93292
(559) 730-3015

JD Fuiten (2025)
Owner & President
Metro West Ambulance Service, Inc.
Hillsboro, OR


Government Affairs Committee

  • Chair: Kim Godden, Superior
  • Vice-Chair: Jim Duke, Com-Care
    • Data Task Force
      • Chair: Katie Arens, Life EMS Ambulance
      • Vice Chair:
    • Balance Billing Task Force
      • Chair: Jamie Pafford Gresham, Pafford EMS
      • Vice-Chair:

Medicare Regulatory /Payor Issues Committee

  • Chair: Krista Cuthbert, MetroWest Ambulance Services
  • Vice-Chair:

Education Committee

  • Chair: Lori Burns, Global Medical Response
  • Vice-Chair:

Professional Standards and Operations Committee

  • Chair: John Peterson, Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic 911)
  • Vice-Chair:

Workforce Committee

  • Chair: Ron Quaranto, Acadian Ambulance
  • Vice Chair:

Communications Committee

  • Chair: Alexia Jobson, REMSA
  • Vice-Chair:

Bylaws Committee

  • Chair: Aarron Reinert, Lakes Region EMS
  • Vice-Chair:

Medicaid Supplemental/State Funding Programs

  • Chair: Bill Mergendahl, Pro EMS
  • Vice-Chair:


  • Chair: Jimmy Johnson, Life EMS Oklahoma

State Association Forum

  • Chair: Rob Lawrence
  • Vice-Chair:

2030 Committee

  • Chair: Mark Postma, PatientCare EMS Solutions


  • Chair: Jim McPartlon, Mohawk Ambulance

Ethics Committee (Chair Elected Ad-Hoc)

  • Allyson Pharr, Acadian Ambulance
  • Hanan Cohen, Empress EMS, a division of PatientCare EMS Solutions
  • Scott Mickelsen, Bell Ambulance, Inc.
  • Ron Quaranto, Acadian Ambulance