Board of Directors

NASEMSO Officers


Alisa Williams
State EMS Director
Mississippi Department of Health, Bureau of EMS




Joseph House
Executive Director
Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services


Jason Rhodes
State EMS Director
Rhode Island Dept. of Health, Div. of EMS



Gary Brown
Director, Office of EMS
Virginia Department of Health

Immediate Past President

Kyle Thornton
Bureau Chief
New Mexico EMS



Member-at-Large Named to the NASEMSO Executive Committee


Board of Directors

Note: The Board of Directors includes the elected officers listed above.

East Region Chair

Justin Romanello
Director, NH Bureau of EMS

Great Lakes Region Chair

Kraig Kinney
State Director and Counsel of EMS
Indiana Department of Homeland Security



South Region Chair

Michael Poynter
Executive Director
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services



Western Plains Region Chair

Marty Link
EMS Director
South Dakota Department of Health


West Region Chair

Wayne Denny
Idaho Bureau of EMS & Preparedness


Data Manager Representative

Tom McGinnis, EMT-P
Chief, EMS Systems Division
California EMS Authority



Health & Medical Preparedness Representative

Karen Owens
Emergency Operations Division Director
Virginia Office of EMS



Medical Director Representative

Matthew Sholl, MD
State of Maine EMS Medical Director


Pediatric Emergency Care Representative

Amanda Perry
Louisiana EMS for Children Program Manager



Personnel Licensure Representative

Curt Shreckengaust
Deputy Director
Kansas Board of EMS



Trauma Manager Representative

Eileen Worden
Trauma Manager
Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services


East Region Vice Chair


South Region Vice Chair

Jamie Gray
State EMS Director
Office of EMS, Alabama Dept. of Public Health



Great Lakes Region Vice Chair

Ashley Thoele
Division Chief, Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety
Illinois Department of Public Health


Western Plains Region Vice Chair

Marty Link
SD Dept. of Health, Office of Rural Health/EMS


West Region Vice Chair

Todd McDowell
Office of EMS Manager
Alaska EMS Unit, Div. of Public Health


Data Manager Alternate Representative

Jay Ostby
Licensing Officer, Reporting & Data Analyst
Wyoming Office of Emergency Medical Services


Health & Medical Preparedness Alternate Representative


Medical Director Alternate Representative

Richard Kamin, MDState EMS Medical DirectorOffice of EMS, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Pediatric Emergency Care Alternate Representative

Karen Moore (SC)
South Carolina EMSC

Personnel Licensure Alternate Representative



Trauma Manager Alternate Representative

Tiffany Lightfoot RN, MS
State Trauma Program Coordinator
Hawaii State Department of Health

Management Counsel

Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE
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Executive Director

Dia Gainor
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Project Coordinator

Hannah Degn
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