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Members  (Click on photo to read bio)
Aarron Reinert
Aarron Reinert
Terry Mullins
Terry Mullins
Carol Cunningham
Carol Cunningham
David Lucas
David Lucas
Thomas Esposito
Thomas Esposito
Katrina Altenhofen
Katrina Altenhofen
James McPartlon
James McPartlon
Gary Wingrove
Gary Wingrove
Kyle Gorman
Kyle Gorman
Marc Goldstone
Marc Goldstone
Daniel Patterson
Daniel Patterson
Leaugeay Barnes
Leaugeay Barnes
Arthur Cooper
Arthur Cooper
Thomas Judge
Thomas Judge
Manuel Chavez
Manuel Chavez
Michael Hastings
Michael Hastings
Nick Nudell
Nick Nudell
Patricia Dukes
Patricia Dukes
Ken Miller
Kenneth Miller
Dennis Eisnach
Dennis Eisnach
Roger Band
Roger Band
Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
John Sinclair
John Sinclair
Scott Somers
Scott Somers
Aarron Reinert – At Large
Mr. Reinert is the Executive Director of Lakes Region EMS in Minnesota. He served as State EMS Data Manager in Minnesota from 2001-2004. In his current position, he employs data within the local EMS system to support performance improvement, customer satisfaction, and maintain system cost controls. He is the current Chair of the National EMS Advisory Council and previously represented Data Managers on the Council.
Terry Mullins, MBA – State EMS Directors
Mr. Mullins is the Chief for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Mullins previously served as the Trauma-EMS Technical Assistance Center Manager at Children’s National Medical Center and has assisted NHTSA with several State EMS System Assessments.
Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM – EMS Medical Directors
Dr. Cunningham is the State Medical Director for Ohio and an emergency physician at Akron General Medical Center. She is an associate professor at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and the medical director for several EMS agencies. Dr. Cunningham is the immediate past chair of the Medical Directors Council of the National Association of State EMS Officials.
David Lucas – Dispatcher/9-1-1
Mr. Lucas is the Director of Enhanced 9-1-1 for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government in Kentucky. He implemented Lexington’s E911 system in 1996 and drafted Kentucky’s original wireless 9-1-1 legislation in 1998. He has served on several national committees with the National Emergency Number Association and currently chairs the Kentucky Commercial Mobile Radio Emergency Services Board.
John Kuo – State Highway Safety Directors
Mr. Kuo is the Administrator of Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration and the Govenor’s Representative for Highway Safety. He is responsible for the coordination of all highway safety initiatives and improvements throughout the state and works closely with NHTSA and FHWA on safety programming. He has worked for the Maryland DOT since 1995 and is active in several State and national motor vehicle committees.
Katrina Altenhofen, MPH, Paramedic – Volunteer EMS
Ms. Altenhofen is a founding member of the West Chester First Responders in Washington, Iowa and have been a volunteer paramedic since 1989. She is the State Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Director and has worked with the Iowa Bureau of EMS since 1995. Ms. Altenhofen has also initiated several statewide occupant protection and bicycle safety programs.
James McPartlon - Private EMS
Mr. McPartlon is the General Manager of Mohawk Ambulance Service in Schenectady, New York, and has leadership experience at the local, State and national levels. As Past President of the American Ambulance Association, he has extensive knowledge of national emergency medical services issues including those pertaining to the delivery of emergency medical care by private ambulance services.
Gary L. Wingrove - Hospital-Based EMS
Mr. Wingrove directs Government Relations and Strategic Affairs at Mayo Medical Transportation. He has a significant breadth of EMS experience, including public and private, hospital and non-hospital, and urban and rural. Mr. Wingrove has served as the Minnesota State EMS Director and on a variety of other State, national and international EMS projects.
Kyle R. Gorman, MBA, EMT-P - Local EMS Service Director/Administrator
Executive Officer of the Clackamas County (Oregon) Fire District #1. He served in a variety of capacities including public EMS, private ambulance service, hospital-based ambulance services, and EMS management and oversight. He has been active with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and has served as a member of the NFPA’s Technical Committee on EMS.
Marc Goldstone, JD – Hospital Administration
Mr. Goldstone, who served 14 yrs as a paramedic, is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation, in Franklin, TN. He was the founding chair of the Emergency Medical Services / Medical Transportation Attorneys Group of the American Health Lawyers Association and served for 3 yrs as Chair of the AHLA’s Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group.
Daniel Patterson, PhD, MPH - Public Health
Dr. Patterson is an assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. He also serves as Director of Research for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. Dr. Patterson holds membership in a wide array of professional and scientific societies and he is widely published.
Leaugeay Barnes, BS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
Ms. Barnes has served as the Program Director of Emergency Medical Sciences at Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, OK, since 2003. Ms. Barnes served as an Expert Writer on the National EMS Education Standards and also served on the Item Writing Committee for the National Registry of EMTs and has been an active member of the National Association of EMS Educators.
Arthur Cooper, MD, FACS, FAAP - At Large
Dr. Cooper is a Professor of Surgery and Director of Trauma & Pediatric Surgical Services at Columbia University Medical Center Affiliation at Harlem Hospital. As a pediatric trauma surgeon at an urban Level I Trauma Center for more than 25 years, the focus of his academic career has been emergency medical services for children, and he has made numerous contributions to this field and to emergency medical services.
Thomas Judge - Air Medical
Mr. Judge is the Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine, a position he has held since 1999. He is Immediate Past President of the Association of Air Medical Services, which represents over 300 air medical services in the country and has over 30 years of experience in the emergency medical services field.
Manuel Chavez, EMT-P – At Large
Mr. Chavez is a Firefighter Paramedic and EMS Supervisor for the City of Houston Fire Department, where he has been a fire/EMS responder since 1986. Mr. Chavez is active in his local chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighter (IAFF), is a member of the IAFF standing committee on EMS and is an EMT instructor.
Michael A. Hastings, MS, RN, CEN – Emergency Nurses
Mr. Hastings is the Research Quality Outcomes Coordinator at the University of Kansas Hospital and is the chief liaison for the primary ambulance destination of the Kansas City Fire Department. Mr. Hastings began his career as an EMT and 9-1-1 dispatcher and served as the Emergency Nurses Association’s representative on the CDC Field Trauma Triage Guidelines project.
Nick Nudell, BA, NRP – Data Managers
Mr. Nudell is a System Implementation Manager for FirstWatch Solutions where he uses data to measure and improve public safety systems. He has previous experience as a fulltime paramedic and EMS educator and currently serves on an Intelligent Transportation Systems technical committee on vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication.
Patricia Dukes, AS, MICT – At Large
Ms. Dukes is the Chief of EMS for the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, where she began her career as an EMT in 1983. She has previously served on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Preparedness Task Force and the State of Hawaii’s EMS Advisory Committee.
Kenneth Miller, MD, PhD - Emergency Physicians
Dr. Miller, an emergency physician, serves as the Medical Director of the Orange County Fire Authority and Assistant Medical Director of the Orange County Healthcare Agency/EMS. He is also Co-Director of the EMS & Disaster Medical Sciences Fellowship at UC-Irvine School of Medicine. He has extensive experience in urban search and rescue and disaster medicine and also serves on the FEMA National Advisory Council.
Dennis Eisnach, - Consumer
Mr. Eisnach is a resident of Pierre, South Dakota, and serves as a member of the AARP’s National Policy Council, a 25-member all volunteer policy analysis and advisory body to the AARP’s Board of Directors. He has extensive experience in policy development, implementation and management at the local and State level. During a 20-yr career with the South Dakota Highway Patrol, Mr. Eisnach served as Superintendent for 7 yrs.
Roger A. Band, MD – EMS Researchers
Dr. Roger Band is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has authored numerous papers on emergency care and EMS and has led several research projects on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Dr. Band was an EMT and cardiac technician for over ten years and currently provides medical direction for the Secret Service detail of President William Jefferson Clinton.
Joseph Wright, MD, MPH – Pediatric Emergency Medical Services
Dr. Wright is a Pediatric Emergency Physician who has practiced for 19 years at the Children’s National Medical Center in the District of Columbia. He is a Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Prevention & Community Health at the George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
John Sinclair – Fire-based EMS
Mr. Sinclair is the Fire Chief and Emergency Manager for the Kittitas Valley Fire Rescue Department in Ellensburg, Washington. The 130 member department utilizes career and volunteer personnel to provide fire and EMS coverage. Mr. Sinclair is active in the International Association of Fire Chiefs and serves on their Board of Directors.
Scott Somers, PhD - State & Local Legislative Bodies
As a member of the Mesa, Arizona City Council, Dr. Somers has extensive experience with establishing public policy for emergency medical services and public health. As a Paramedic with the Phoenix Fire Department, he has considerable “real life” experience with the delivery of prehospital emergency medical services.
Thomas Esposito, MD, MPH, FACS – Trauma Surgeon
Dr. Esposito is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Burns at Loyola University Chicago. He has served on several national, State and local emergency care committees and led numerous research projects on trauma, injury prevention, and EMS.
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