DOT Appoints New Members to NEMSAC

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U.S. DOT Appoints National EMS Advisory Council Members
Diverse group of 24 community representatives will make recommendations to help strengthen the nation's EMS systems

The U.S. Department of Transportation has appointed 24 leaders from EMS, healthcare and other stakeholder communities to serve on the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC). Chosen from more than 100 nominations, members of the council will provide advice and recommendations to both the Department of Transportation and the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS.

Among the members of the council are 11 new members and 13 returning from the previous term. Each member was chosen to serve a two-year term representing a specific sector of the EMS community. The appointments reflect the addition of a member representing EMS quality improvement professionals.

The next meeting of NEMSAC is expected to be held later this year. The meeting will be open to the public and details will be released as soon as it is scheduled. To learn more about NEMSAC and to sign up to receive email updates, visit

The members appointed to NEMSAC, along with the sectors they represent, are:

Kathleen Adelgais, MD, MPH - Pediatric Emergency Physician 
Golden, Colorado

Mary Ahlers, MEd, BSN - EMS Educators
Cincinnati, Ohio

Shawn Baird, MA - Private EMS
Portland, Oregon

Cherie Bartram - Call Taker/Dispatcher
Richmond, Michigan

Richard Bradley, MD - Emergency Physicians
Houston, Texas

Steven Diaz, MD, FACEP, FAAFP - Hospital Administration
Augusta, Maine

Eric Emery - Tribal EMS
Rosebud, South Dakota

Mary Fallat, MD - Trauma Surgeons
Louisville, Kentucky

Val Gale - Local EMS Service Administrator
Gilbert, Arizona

Brett Garrett - EMS Practitioners
McCalla, Alabama

Sean Kaye - EMS Data Managers
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Lori Knight, RN - Emergency Management
Placentia, California

Nanfi Lubogo - Consumers
Cromwell, Connecticut

Chad McIntyre - Air Medical
Jacksonville, Florida

William "Mike" McMichael - Volunteer EMS
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Anne Montera, BSN - Public Health
Eagle, Colorado

Chuck O'Neal - State EMS Directors
Berea, Kentucky

Matthew Powers, RN, MS - Emergency Nurses
Pleasant Hills, California

Vincent Robbins, MS, FACHE - Hospital-based EMS
Hamilton Square, New Jersey

Freddie Rodriguez - State/Local Legislative Bodies
Pomona, California

Peter Taillac, MD - EMS Medical Directors
Salt Lake City, Utah

John Tobin - Fire-Based Career EMS
Phoenix, Arizona

Jonathan Washko - EMS Quality Improvement
Northport, New York

Lynn White, MS - EMS Researchers
Copley, Ohio

About the NEMSAC
Since its creation in 2007, NEMSAC has played a key role in enhancing communication between EMS providers and the agencies collaborating on EMS at the Federal level. Its recommendations helped shape the strategic plan adopted by the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS (FICEMS) and have paved the way for several critical efforts to improve local EMS systems and the quality of EMS care delivered across the nation.