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2016 AAA Board of Directors Election Results

The winners of the 2016 AAA Board of Directors election are listed below. Please join us in thanking all candidates for their service to the American Ambulance Association.

President-Elect

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Aarron Reinert
Executive Director
Lakes Region EMS

 

Treasurer

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Treasurer (2018)

Shawn Baird
Co-Owner
Woodburn Ambulance Service, Inc.

 

Secretary

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Secretary (2018)

Randy Strozyk
Senior Vice President – Operations
American Medical Response

 

Region I

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Director (2018)

Ronald Quaranto
Chief Operating Officer
Cataldo Ambulance Service


 

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Alfred “Fred” Della Valle
Vice President Government Relations East Region
American Medical Response

 

Region II

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Director (2018)

Russell Honeycutt
Executive Director of Government Affairs
Central EMS

 


Alternate Director

Larry Wiersch
Chief Executive Officer
Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Inc.

 

Region III

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Kimberly Godden
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Compliance
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.

 


 

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Barbara Bachman
Chief Financial Officer
Emergent Health Partners / Huron Valley Ambulance

 

Region IV

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Angela Lehman
Chief Revenue Officer
Emergency Medical Services Authority

 


 

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David Tetrault
Administrator/ CEO
St. Francois County Ambulance District

 

Region V

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JD Fuiten
Owner/President
Metro West Ambulance

 


 

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Paul Pedersen
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Arizona Ambulance Transport

 


Alternate Director 

Chris Archuleta
CEO
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.

 

AAA Posts 2015 National and State-Specific Medicare Data

The American Ambulance Association is pleased to announce the publication of its 2015 Medicare Data Payment Report.  This report is based on the Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master File.  This report contains information on all Part B and DME claims processed through the Medicare Common Working File and stored in the National Claims History Repository.

The report contains an overview of total Medicare spending nationwide in CY 2015, and then a separate breakdown of Medicare spending in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the various other U.S. Territories.

For each jurisdiction, the report contains two charts: the first reflects data for all ambulance services, while the second is limited solely to dialysis transports.  Each chart lists total spending by procedure code (i.e., base rates and mileage).  For comparison purposes, information is also provided on Medicare spending in CY 2014.

2015 AAA Board of Directors Election Results

The winners of the 2015 AAA Board of Directors election are listed below. Please join us in thanking all candidates for their service to the American Ambulance Association.

Region I

Director

James “Jim” McPartlon
President
Mohawk Ambulance Service


Alternate Director

Jonathan Washko
Assistant Vice President
North Shore – LIJ Center for EMS

 

Region II

Director

Josef “Joe” Penner
Executive Director, Mecklenburg EMS

 


Alternate Director

Larry Wiersch
Chief Executive Officer
Cetronia Ambulance Corps

 

Region III

Director

Wayne Jurecki
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Bell Ambulance, Inc.


Alternate Director

Kimberly Godden
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Compliance
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.

 

Region IV

Director

Douglas Hooten
Executive Director
Medstar Mobile Healthcare


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Alternate Director

Daniel Gillespie
Vice President
Allegiance Ambulance

 

Region V

Director

Shawn Baird
Co-Owner/Chief Operating Officer
Woodburn Ambulance Service, Inc.


Alternate Director

Chris Archuleta
CEO
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.

 

Lee Ann Pond, Rob Lawrence

Podcast: Word on the Street Previews AAA 2015

This week, Word on the Street podcaster Rob Lawrence previews the American Ambulance Association Annual Conference & Tradeshow over at EMS World.

Thanks to Rob for the great discussion featuring AAA’s senior vice president of government affairs, Tristan North, Lee Ann Pond, chief administrative officer of the Richmond Ambulance Authority (RAA), and Dan Fellows, RAA fleet manager.

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Already registered for #ambucon15? Don’t miss Lee Ann’s session, Staff Retention and Leadership Development, onsite at AAA 2015!

Not yet signed up? It’s not too late to join us at Annual November 1–3 in Las Vegas. Learn more.

 

AAA 2015: Afterburner CEO, Survivor Contestant to Keynote

AAA is delighted to announce that one of our Annual Conference & Tradeshow keynotes will be James “Murph” Murphy, Founder & CEO of Afterburner. Murph will be joined by Terry “TD” Deitz, contestant on this season’s Survivor!

James “Murph” Murphy

James “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft.

As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph’s job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe and the Middle East.

Prior to his service in the U.S. Air Force, Murph had a successful career in imaging equipment sales, where he helped increase his company’s sales by 500%. Years later, he became Director of Sales for a small paint company. The concepts he developed and utilized in business and the U.S. Air Force would become known as Flawless Execution®. Applying Flawless Execution’s continuous cycle of planning, briefing, executing, and debriefing, he increased his new employer’s sales from $5 million to $52 million per year. Realizing that all companies and organizations could benefit from these same concepts, Murph started Afterburner Incorporated in early 1996.

Through his leadership, Afterburner landed on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 500 List” twice. Murph has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led over 1 million executives, sales professionals, and business people from every industry through Afterburner’s Flawless Execution ModelSM, and its unique, high-energy programs.

Murph and the Afterburner team have shared the podium with notable speakers like Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Marcus Buckingham, Colin Powell, J.W. Marriott Sr. and Terry Bradshaw. Murph serves as a panel member of the League of Extraordinary Minds with business and self-improvement gurus such as Tony Robbins and Stephen Covey. He is the author of the six groundbreaking books, including Flawless Execution (2005), Down Range (2013), and Courage to Execute (2014) through Harper Collins publishing, and has spoken at many of the world’s most notable business schools to include Harvard, Wharton, Cornell, Emory, Duke and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

Terry “TD” Deitz

Fighter pilot, Business Owner, T.V. Host, Airline Captain, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Inventor, Philanthropist and one of our most Dynamic Speakers, Terry “TD” Deitz is an expert at finding the time to constantly pursue Flawless Execution in everything he does.TD has hosted, produced and appeared on television shows on CBS’s, SURVIVOR, the History Channel’s, Modern Marvels, and the Discovery Channel’s, Great Planes, and as one of Afterburners Main Speakers has worked with hundreds of outstanding companies and organizations. As a retired Navy Fighter Pilot, TD brings the right perspective of how a company can leverage Flawless Execution in every facet of their operation and execution. “There is not a more powerful model out there then the Flawless Execution Cycle, it will propel your business at mach speed to the top of your business space, and….keep it there!” His favorite part of the model, the Debrief.

TD, attended United States Naval Academy from ’78-’82, honing his leadership skills on and off the baseball diamond. His Academy experience culminated in a “Sweet Sixteen” baseball appearance and a degree in Meteorology.

Prior to flight school, TD qualified as Officer of the Deck, on the world’s longest Nuclear Aircraft Carrier, ths USS Enterprise (CVN-65), one of the youngest officers ever to do so. In 1984, he accepted orders to Navy Flight School and follow on assignment to fly the F-14 Tomcat, made famous in the movie, TopGun. He spent 3 years of his life deployed on aircraft carriers around the world. “I had the honor of operating with some of the world’s best leaders, mentors, and fighter pilots, who had a large part in defining how I conduct my life and business affairs.”

TD has been a valued member of the Afterburner team since 2007 and is busy working initiatives involving University level education, Debriefs, and the utilization of the Flawless Execution Model in College Athletics. “Good leadership in the boardroom, in planning sessions, and out in the field, requires consistency and good habits. Flawless Execution will equip your organization with the tools and processes needed to be both consistent and forward leaning, and at the top of whatever space you are operating in!”


 

See Afterburner at AAA Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Las Vegas, November 1–3!

Afterburner: The Relentless Pursuit of Flawless Execution

We are so excited to have a representative from Afterburner—a consulting company comprised of elite military professionals turned executive consultants—deliver the keynote address on Monday, November 2nd at the AAA Annual Conference & Tradeshow.

For nearly two decades, the Afterburner team of current and former fighter pilots, Navy SEALs, and other special operators have fueled organizational motivation in thousands of businesses by demonstrating the power of a revolutionary continuous improvement framework called Flawless Execution.

Afterburner believes that “Flawless Execution isn’t about perfection, it’s about the relentless pursuit of flawless outcomes.” They use a simple, scalable methodology to harness the power of complexity. This high-energy presentation is designed with specific application to our industry’s day-to-day challenges and promises to motivate all of us to increase agility and accelerate performance at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

Learn more about how AAA 2015 Annual Conference & Tradeshow can help you take your ambulance service to the next level.

See Dr. Zubin Damania, AKA ZDoggMD, at Annual Conference

The AAA is honored to have Dr. Zubin Damania – Physician, Entrepeneur, Stand Up Comic – Deliver the Opening Keynote at the Annual Conference

Who better to kick off our annual conference than Dr. Zubin Damania? Dr. Damania is the Director of Healthcare Development for Downtown Project Las Vegas, an ambitious urban revitalization movement spearheaded by Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh.

In addtion, Dr. Damania writes and performs comedic raps under the pseudonym ZDoggMD.  He’s an internet celebrity known for his music videos, parodies, and comedy sketches that educate patients and providers while mercilessly satirizing our dysfunctional healthcare system.

Through his work with the Downtown Project, Dr. Damania is making the leap from satire to actionable change by developing an innovative model of healthcare delivery that promotes wellness at both the individual and community level.

Before moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Damania was a practicing hospitalist at Stanford University for 10 years where received the Russell Lee Award for Clinical Teaching.

We hope you’ll join us and welcome Dr. Damania at AAA’s signature event which attracts over 700 senior level executives and key influencers from across the country:  November 1-3 at the iconic Casears Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.

Check out Dr. Damania’s TEDMED talk!

Register for the AAA’s 2015 Annual Conference and Tradeshow today!