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

Mission

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
Phone: (352) 249-4710
Fax: (352) 249-4711
Email:mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Mark Postma, President – Elect (2016)
Sunstar Paramedics/Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 34685
Phone: (727) 224-0295
Fax: (727) 582-2249
Email: mpostma@sunstarems.com

Jimmy Johnson, Immediate Past President (2016)
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid , OK 73701
Phone: (580) 233-2245
Fax: (580) 242-0348
Email: jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

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

Aarron Reinert, Treasurer-at-Large (2016)
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch , MN 55056
Phone: (651) 277-4911
Fax: 651-674-4628
Email: aarronr@lrems.com

Directors, Region 1

Fred DellaValle (2016)
AMR-East Region
55 Church Street , 6th Floor
New Haven , CT 06510
Phone: (203) 781-1005
Fax: (203) 781-1329
Email: fred_dellavalle@amr-ems.com

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

Alternate: Jonathan Washko
North shore -LIJ Center for Emergency Medical Services
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
Phone: (516) 719-5042
Fax: (516) 719-5020
Email: jwashko@nshs.edu

Directors, Region 2

Russell Honeycutt (2016)
Central Emergency Medical Services
205 Hembree Park Drive Suite 100
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (478) 955-1551
Fax: 770-924-8075
Email: RussellHoneycutt@centralems.com

Joe Penner (2017)
Mecklenburg EMS Agency
4525 Statesville Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
Phone: (704) 943-6000
Fax: (704) 943-6001
Email: jpenner@medic911.com

Alternate: Larry Wiersch
Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Inc.
7355 William Ave.
Allentown, PA 18106
Phone: (610) 398-0239
Fax: 610-395-2465
Email: Wierschl@Cetronia.org

Directors, Region 3

Julie Rose (2016)
Community Care Ambulance Network
115 E. 24 th St .
Ashtabula , OH 44004
Phone (o): (440) 992-7302
Fax: (440) 992-1315
E-mail: jarose@ccan.org

Wayne Jurecki (2017)
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
549 E Wilson St
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: (414) 486-2000
Fax: (414) 486-4100
Email: waj@264bell.com

Alternate: Kim Godden
Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 903-2401
Fax: (630) 903-2801
Email: kgodden@superiorambulance.com

Directors, Region 4

David Tetrault (2016)
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Road
Farmington, MO 63640
Phone: (573)-431-0030
Fax: (573)-431-7014
Email: dtetrault@sfcad.org

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

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

Directors, Region 5

JD Fuiten (2016)
Metro West Ambulance
5475 NE Dawson Creek Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 648-6658
Fax: (503) 693-3364
Email: jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

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

Alternate: Chris Archuleta
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
Phone: (505) 247-8840
Fax: (505) 836-7979
Email: 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

Mark D. Meijer – Co-Chair
Life EMS Ambulance
1275 Cedar Street, Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PHONE: 616-458-0042
Fax: 616-242-8825
Email: mmeijer@lifeems.com

Dale J. Berry – Co-Chair
Huron Valley Ambulance
2215 Hogback Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
PHONE: 734-477-6262
FAX: 734-971-4385
Email: dberry@emergenthealth.org

Members

Bill Mergendahl
Professional Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 410326
Cambridge, MA 02160
PHONE: 617-492-2700
FAX: 617-492-0806
Email: wmerg@proems.com

JD Fuiten
Metro West Ambulance
PO Box 1635
Hillsboro, OR 97123-1635
PHONE: 503-648-6658
FAX: 503-693-3364
Email: jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

Greg Reid
REACT EMS
P.O. Box 3700
Shawnee, OK 74802
PHONE: 405-878-5880
FAX: 405-878-5887
Email: greg.reid@reactems.com

Jimmy Johnson
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid, OK 73701
PHONE: 580-233-2245
FAX: 580-242-6250
Email: jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Mike Hall
Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services
3876 West Country Hill Dr.
Lecanto, FL 34461
PHONE: 352-249-4710
FAX: 352-249-4711
Email: mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Stephen Williamson
EMSA
1417 North Lansing Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74106
PHONE: 918-596-3135
FAX: 918-596-3177
Email: stephenw@EMSA.NET

Shawn Baird
Woodburn Ambulance Service
PO Box 584
Woodburn, OR 97071
PHONE: 503-982-4699
FAX: 503-982-4823
Email: shawnb@woodburnamb.com

Aarron Reinert
Lakes Region EMS
39840 Grand Ave.
North Branch, MN 55056
PHONE: 651-277-4911
FAX: 651-674-4628
Email: aarronr@lrems.com

Jim McPartlon
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
PHONE: 518-346-5060
Email: jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

John Peterson
Chief Administrative Officer
Sunstar/Paramedics Plus
12490 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774
Phone: (727) 729-2269
jpeterson@sunstarems.com

Staff Liaison

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

Maria Bianchi, Executive Vice President
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-610-1268
Email: 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
Phone: (651) 277-4911
Email: aarronr@lrems.com

Members

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

Mike Hall
Nature Coast Emergency Medical Services
3876 West Country Hill Dr
Lecanto, FL 34461
Phone: (352) 249-4710
Fax: (352) 249-4711
Email: mikeh@naturecoastems.org

Jim McPartlon
Mohawk Ambulance Service
793 State Street
Schnectady , NY 12307
Phone: 518-346-5060 FAX: 518-374-8511
Email: jpmcpartlon@mohawkambulance.com

JD Fuiten
Metro West Ambulance
5475 NE Dawson Creek Dr.
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: (503) 648-6658
Fax: (503) 693-3364
Email: jdfuiten@metrowest.fm

Jimmy Johnson
Life Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 365
Enid , OK 73701
Phone: (580) 233-2245
Fax: (580) 242-6250
Email: jjohnson@lifeemsinc.com

Jerry Zapolnik
Huron Valley Ambulance
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 477-6441
Fax: (734) 477-6441
Email: jzapolnik@hva.org

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

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

Scott Moore
EMS Resource Advisors
118 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
PHONE: 781-771-9914
Email: smoore@emsresourceadvisors.com

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

Staff Liaison

Maria Bianchi
American Ambulance Association
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
PHONE: 703-610-9018 FAX: 703-610-9005
Email: 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
PHONE: (256)-518-2245
E-MAIL: jhowell@hemsi.org

Members

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

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

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

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

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

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

Staff Liaisons

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

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
8400 Westpark Drive
2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
PHONE: 703-610-9039
E-MAIL: 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
PHONE: 540-752-6047
Email: jking@lifecare94.com

Members

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

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

Margaret Keavney
MONOC
4806 Megill Road
Neptune, NJ 07753
PHONE: 732-919-2045
Email: margaret.keavney@monoc.org

Chris Archuleta
Superior Ambulance Service, Inc.
PO Box 6482
Albuquerque, NM 87197
PHONE: 505-263-9031
Email: 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
PHONE: 660-736-5216
Email: 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
PHONE: 505-247-8840
Email: achris7427@aol.com

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

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

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

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

Jay Fitch
Fitch & Associates
303 Marshall Road, Box 170
Platte City, MO 64079
PHONE: 816-431-2600 FAX: 816-431-2653
Email: jfitch@emprize.net

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Tetrault
St. Francois County Ambulance District
624 Wallace Road
Farmington, MO 63640
Phone: 573-431-0030
Fax: 573-431-7014
Email: dtetrault@sfcad.org

Jonathan Washko
North Shore, LIJ, CEMS
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
PHONE: 516-719-5042
Email: jwashko@nshs.edu

Lynn Zimmerman
Ninth Brain
4477 East Paris SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
PHONE: 616-656-2620
FAX: 616-971-3208
Email: lynn@ninthbrain.com

Staff Liaisons

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

Amanda Riordan
Director of Membership
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
PHONE: 703-610-0264
Email: 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
PHONE: 870-703-8202
E-MAIL: jamie@paffordems.com

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

Members

Dennis Brockway
Northeast Mobile Health Services
24 Washington Avenue
Scarborough, ME 04074
PHONE: 207-873-5371
E-MAIL: dennis.brockway@gmail.com

Janice Carbonneau
New Britain EMS
225 Arch Street
New Britain, CT 06050
PHONE: 860-870-3179
E-MAIL: janice.carbonneau@nbems.org

Jim Duke
Ohio County EMS
108 N. Main
Hartford, KY 42347
PHONE: 270-298-4415
E-MAIL: jduke@ohiocoems.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Raymond
Armstrong Ambulance Service
87 Mystic Street
Arlington, MA 02474
PHONE: 781-859-1308
E-MAIL: rraymond@armstrongambulance.com

Gary Wingrove
Gold Cross/Mayo Clinic Medical Transport
1129 Ridgestone Place
Buffalo, MN 55313
PHONE: 612-234-7355
E-MAIL: wingrove.gary@mayo.edu

Staff

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

Aidan Camas
Government Affairs Coordinator
American Ambulance Association
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
PHONE: 703-610-9039
E-MAIL: acamas@the-aaa.org

Consultants

John Jonas
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
PHONE: 202-887-4205
E-MAIL: jjonas@akingump.com

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

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

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

Medicare Regulatory Committee

Chairs

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

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

Members

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

Barbara Bachman
Huron Valley Ambulance, Inc.
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
PHONE: 734-477-6289
E-MAIL: bbachman@hva.org

Wendy Becofsky
Mohawk Ambulance Service
357 Kings Road
Schenectady, NY 12304
PHONE: 518-374-4468
E-MAIL: wbecofsky@mohawkambulance.com

Gene Bradley
Community Medical Center
3307 Barada Street
Falls City, NE 68355
PHONE: 402-245-6581
E-MAIL: gbradley@cmcfc.org

Krista Cuthbert
Medix Ambulance Service
2325 SE Dolphin Ave
Warrenton, OR 97146
PHONE: 503-861-5557
E-MAIL: kristac@medix.org

Deb Gault
American Medical Response
5502 Northwest Highway
Waterford, WI 53185
PHONE: 262-534-6322
E-MAIL: debora.gault@evhc.net

Donna Hankins
American Ambulance
2911 East Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721
PHONE: 559-443-5991
E-MAIL: dhankins@americanambulance.com

Tinia McLaughlin
NorthStar Paramedic Services
P.O. Box 2788
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
PHONE: 205-752-5866
E-MAIL: tinia@northstar-ems.us

Dianne Pence
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service
395 W. Lake Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
PHONE: 330-608-2040
E-MAIL: dpence@superiosrambulance.com

Laura Ritenour
Richmond Ambulance Authority
2400 Hermitage Rd.
Richmond, VA 23220
PHONE: 804-254-1150 Ext. 155
E-MAIL: lritenour@raaems.org

Holly Zuschlag Martin
Nature Coast EMS
3876 W. Country Hill Drive
Lecanto, FL 34461
PHONE: 352-249-4737
E-MAIL: hollym@naturecoastems.org

Staff Liaison

Tristan North
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
American Ambulance Association
8400 Westpark Drive, 2nd Floor
McLean, VA 22102
PHONE: 703-610-0216
E-MAIL: tnorth@the-aaa.org

Consultants

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

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

Brian Werfel, Esq.
David Werfel & Associates
One Rabro Drive, #4A
Hauppage, NY 11788
PHONE: 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
Phone: (303) 495-1200
Email: ron.thackery@emsc.net

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

Members

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

Brett Jovanovich
Lifeguard Transportation Service, Inc.
234 Aquarius Drive, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: (205) 949-2040
Email: brett.jovanovich@lifeguardambulance.com

Michael Kass
Armstrong Ambulance Service
87 Mystic St.
Arlington, MA 02474
Phone: (781) 859-1311
Email: mkass@armstrongambulance.com

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

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

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

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

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

Jonathan Washko
North Shore Health System
15 Burke Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
Phone: (516) 719-5042
Email: jwashko@nshs.edu

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

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

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

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

Staff Liaison

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