Executive Offices

8400 Westpark Drive
Second Floor
McLean, VA 22102
1.800.523.4447
(p) 703.610.9018
(f) 703.610.0210
info@the-aaa.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.

Mike Hall, President(2016)
Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services
3876 West Country Hill Dr
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 249-4710
mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Mark Postma, President – Elect(2016)
Sunstar Paramedics/Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
(727) 224-0295
mpostma@sunstarems.com

Jimmy Johnson, Immediate Past President(2016)
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid , OK 73701
(580) 233-2245
jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Randy Strozyk, Secretary(2016)
American Medical Response
13075 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Seattle, WA  98168
(206) 391-6237
randy.strozyk@amr.net

Aarron Reinert, Treasurer-at-Large(2016)
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch , MN 55056
(651) 277-4911
aarronr@lrems.com

Region 1

Fred DellaValle(2016)
AMR-East Region
55 Church Street , 6th Floor
New Haven , CT 06510
(203) 781-1005
fred_dellavalle@amr-ems.com

Jim McPartlon(2017)
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
518-346-5060
jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

Alternate: Jonathan Washko
Northwell Health
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 719-5042
jwashko@nshs.edu

Region 2

Russell Honeycutt(2016)
Central Emergency Medical Services
205 Hembree Park Drive Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30076
(478) 955-1551
RussellHoneycutt@centralems.com

Joe Penner(2017)
Mecklenburg EMS Agency
4525 Statesville Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 943-6000
jpenner@medic911.com

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

Region 3

Julie Rose(2016)
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24 th St .
Ashtabula , OH 44004
Phone:(440) 992-7302
jarose@ccan.org

Wayne Jurecki(2017)
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 486-2000
waj@264bell.com

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

Region 4

David Tetrault(2016)
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Road
Farmington, MO 63640
(573)-431-0030
dtetrault@sfcad.org

Doug Hooten(2017)
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
551 East Berry Street
Ft. Worth, TX 76110
(817) 923-3700
dhooten@medstar911.org

Alternate: Dan Gillespie
Allegiance Ambulance
PO Box 2775
Georgetown, TX 78627
(855) 935-2424
daniel.gillespie@allegiance-ambulance.com

Region 5

JD Fuiten(2016)
Metro West Ambulance
5475 NE Dawson Creek Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 648-6658
jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

Shawn Baird(2017)
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
(503) 982-4699
Fax:(503) 982-4823
shawnb@woodburnamb.com

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

Chairs

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

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

Members

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
Director of Membership
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0264
ariordan@the-aaa.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Howell, Chair
Huntsville Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 7108
Huntsville, AL 35807
(256)-518-2245
jhowell@hemsi.org

Members

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

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

Dale Berry
Huron Valley Ambulance, Inc.
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734)-477-6262
dberry@emergenthealth.org

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

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

Staff Liaisons

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

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

Joey King
LifeCare Medical Transports, Inc.
1770 International Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
540-752-6047
jking@lifecare94.com

Members

David Hill
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-832-2000
dhill3@superiorambulance.com

Rebecca Williamson
Muskogee County EMS
200 Callahan St.
Muskogee, OK 74403
918-683-0130
rebeccabsmith110@gmail.com

Margaret Keavney
Keavney & Streager
103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(732) 806-1395
info@njemslaw.com

Chris Archuleta
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
505-263-9031
achris7427@aol.com

Education and Membership 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.

Co-Chairs

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

Jerry Zapolnik
Huron Valley(Emeritus)
Ann Arbor, MI
jzapolnik@gmail.com

Members

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

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

Bruce Baxter
New Britain EMS, Inc.
225 Arch Street
New Britain, CT 06050
860-225-8787 Ext. 11
bruce.baxter@nbems.org

Deb Bode
Ridge EMS
1851 Aucutt Rd
Montgomery, IL 60538
630-701-1198
dbode@ridgeems.com

John Clemens
Marion County Ambulance District
3120 North Highway 61
Hannibal, MO 63401
(573-406-1407
jclemens@mcadems.com

Jay Fitch
Fitch & Associates
303 Marshall Road, Box 170
Platte City, MO 64079
816-431-2600
jfitch@emprize.net

Sonny Geary
EMSA
1417 N. Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106
(401) 297-7066
gearys@emsa.net

Mandi Jimeson, CPC
EMSA
1111 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
(405) 297-7164
jimesona@emsa.net

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

Angela Lehman
EMSA
1111 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
405-297-7133
lehmana@emsa.net

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

Lee Ann Pond
Richmond Ambulance Authority
2400 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 23220
804-254-1183
lpond@raaems.org

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

Jonathan Washko
Northwell Health EMS
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
516-719-5042
jwashko@nshs.edu

Lynn Zimmerman
Ninth Brain
4477 East Paris SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-656-2620
lynn@ninthbrain.com

Staff Liaisons

Desiree Lafont
Director of Education & Events
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-9038
dlafont@the-aaa.org

Amanda Riordan
Director of Membership
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-0264
ariordan@the-aaa.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, Co-Chair
Pafford EMS
P.O. Box 1120
Hope, AR 71802
870-703-8202
jamie@paffordems.com

Steve Williams, Co-Chair
EMSA
1417 N. Lansing
Tulsa, OK 74106
918-396-2888
stephenw@emsa.net

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

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

Deb Gault
American Medical Response
5502 Northwest Highway
Waterford, WI 53185
262-534-6322
debby_gault@amr.net

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

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

Bill McCarthy
Coastal Health Systems of Brevard
486 Gus Hipp Boulevard
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-633-7050
billm@coastalhealth.org

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

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

Staff

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

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-9039
acamas@the-aaa.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
One Rabro Drive, #4A
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-582-3283

Brian Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
One Rabro Drive, #4A
Hauppage, NY 11788
631-582-3283

Medicare Regulatory Committee

Chairs

Angie Lehman, Co-Chair
EMSA
1417 North Lansing Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74106
405-297-7133
lehmana@emsa.net

Rebecca Williamson, Co-Chair
Muskogee County EMS
200 Callahan Street
Muskogee, OK 74403
918-683-0130
rebeccas@mcems.us

Members

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

Barbara Bachman
Huron Valley Ambulance, Inc.
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-477-6289
bbachman@hva.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@superiosrambulance.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

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@the-aaa.org

Consultants

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

David M. Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
One Rabro Drive, #4A
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-582-3283

Brian Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
One Rabro Drive, #4A
Hauppage, NY 11788
631-582-3283

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

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

Members

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

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

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

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

Joe Robinson
Mid Georgia Ambulance
252 Holt Avenue
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 207-3306
jrobinson@midgeorgiaambulance.org

Brent Smith
Hopkins County EMS
115 Airport Road
Sulfur Springs , TX 75482
(903) 438-4472
michsmit@hcmh.com

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

Jonathan Washko
Northwell Health
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 719-5042
jwashko@nshs.edu

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

James Neitz
NorthShore Health System
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
(516) 719-5035
jneitz@nshs.edu

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

Tom Wagner
American Medical Response
7575 Southfront Road
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 454-6022
tom.wagner@amr.net

Staff Liaison

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