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2016-2017 Board of Directors

Each year, the Council elects a Board of Directors, comprised of up to 30 of the organizations represented by the Council. The Board of Directors serves as the official advisory body to the Pennsylvania Department of Health on EMS issues,. The Board is responsible to elect the Council officers, which include President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The officers, two At Large Board Members, and the Immediate Past President also comprise the Council's Executive Committee.
Douglas Garretson
Allegheny County EMS Council
Senior Director of Operations
William Plunkett
Allegheny County EMS Council
CHIEF
Joseph Clark
Allegheny General Hospital
Matthew Poremba
Allegheny General Hospital
Donald Dereamus
Ambulance Association of PA
Director of EMS
Heather Sharar
Ambulance Association of PA
Executive Director
Ronald Roth
Center For Emergency Medicine Of Western Pennsylvania, Inc
Associate Medical Director
Walt Stoy
Center For Emergency Medicine Of Western Pennsylvania, Inc
Director of Education
Chris Peischl
Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
Director of Operations
Larry Wiersch
Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
Matthew Brett
City of Allentown EMS
Eric Gratz
City of Allentown EMS
Interim Operations Manager
Tyler Seibert
Columbia Emergency Medical Services
Frank A Splain, Jr
Columbia Emergency Medical Services
Kay Ella Bleecher
Emergency Nurses Association, PA
Eric Resch
Emergency Nurses Association, PA
Thomas McElree
EMSI - Emergency Medical Service Institute
Executive Director
Brian Shaw
EMSI - Emergency Medical Service Institute
Anthony Deaven
First Aid & Safety Patrol of Lebanon
Bryan Smith
First Aid & Safety Patrol of Lebanon
Kimberly Holman
Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Training Institute
Timothy Bossert
Good Fellowship Ambulance and EMS Training Institute
Rob Bernini
Harrisburg Area Community College
Mike Tonkay
Harrisburg Area Community College
Robert McCaughan
Highmark Inc.
VP, Pre-Hospital Care Services
Joel Calarco
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Scott Kingsboro
Northwest EMS Inc.
Operations Manager
Suzette Kreider
Northwest EMS Inc.
Jeffrey Lubin
Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Steven Meador
Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center
Emergency Physician
Cicely Elliott
Pennsylvania ACEP
CEO
Bryan Wexler
Pennsylvania ACEP
Don Konkle
Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute
Robert Timko
Pennsylvania Fire and Emergency Services Institute
V. Joshua Fremberg
Pennsylvania State University, The
J. David Jones
Pennsylvania State University, The
EMS Manager
Juliet Altenburg
Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation
Executive Director
Robert Timko
PFESI
Jean Bail
Philadelphia University
Jesse Coale
Philadelphia University
Anthony Martin
Reading Health System
Mervin Wertz
Reading Health System
Clinical Coordinator
David Tepper
Second Alarmers Association And Rescue Squad of Montgomery County, Inc.
Timothy Nilson
Seven Mountains EMS Council
Director
Patrick Shoop
Seven Mountains EMS Council
Timothy Shumbat
Susquehanna Health System
Charles Stutzman
Susquehanna Health System
Myron Rickens
UPMC Presbyterian
J.R. Henry
Valley Ambulance Authority
Mel Musulin
Valley Ambulance Authority
William Niehenke
VFIS/Education and Training Svcs.
Jerry Ozog
VFIS/Education and Training Svcs.
Patrick Doyle
Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lower Merion and Narberth
Deputy Chief
Alvin Wang
Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lower Merion and Narberth
VMSC Board of Directors
Steven Schirk
Wellspan York Hospital
MD, FACEP
Thomas Yeich
Wellspan York Hospital
Gregory Frailey
Williamsport Area Ambulance Service Cooperative dba Susquehanna Regional EMS
Regional Medical Director
Michael Seiler
Williamsport Area Ambulance Service Cooperative dba Susquehanna Regional EMS