Data Managers


The Data Managers Council formulates recommendations on policies and positions specific to EMS data systems. The Data Managers Council is committed to assure that EMS leadership has a “seat at the table” in data initiatives, as well as reviews and provides input into national plans and documents.


The vision of the Data Managers Council is to be a national leader in developing and maintaining a fully-integrated and functioning National EMS Information System in all states and territories.


The mission of the Data Managers Council is to promote the development, standardization, and improvement of state and national EMS data systems.


The Data Managers Council provides a forum for communication, interaction and networking between peers, other national organizations and federal agencies with similar missions. This forum allows for the sharing of best practices; developing and encouraging mentoring programs; the joint resolution of obstacles and challenges; and the nationwide promotion of evidence-based decision making.


The Data Managers Council meets by teleconference on the third Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time; generally for two hours. The Council also meets at both the NASEMSO Mid-Year (March) and Annual (last September or early October) Meetings.



Kevin Putman
Michigan EMS Data Manager
Western Michigan University, School of Medicine
1000 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
(269) 337-4291

Chairperson Elect

Tom McGinnis, EMT-P
Chief, EMS Systems Division
California EMS Authority
(916) 431-3695


Chuck Happel
EMS Data Coordinator
WI Dept. of Health Svcs. DPH-BCDER-EMS
1 West Wilson Street, Room 372
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 266-8853

Immediate Past Chairperson


East Region

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.


Chip Cooper
Data Manager
NH Dept. of Safety, EMS
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 223-4200; F: (603) 271-4567

Great Lakes Region

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


Dan Lee
Data and Information Systems Manager
Division of EMS and Highway Safety
122 S Michigan Ave, Room 768
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 814.0056

South Region

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.


Gary Shirley
Tennessee Department of Health
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-1297


Drew Chandler
Data Administrator
Kentucky Board of EMS
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383

Western Plains Region

Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.


Jay Ostby
Wyoming Dept. of Health, EMS
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002

West Region

Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington.


Anne Vossbrink, MS
EMS Data Administrator
Bureau of EMS and Trauma System
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N. 18th Ave, Ste. 540, Phoenix, AZ 85007

For More Information

Rachael Alter, BA, QAS
Program Manager