Councils

Data Managers

Overview

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.

Vision

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.

Mission

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

Scope

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.

Meetings

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.

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Chairperson

Kevin Putman
Michigan EMS Data Manager
Western Michigan University, School of Medicine
1000 Oakland Dr
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
(269) 337-4291
kevin.putman@med.wmich.edu

Chairperson Elect

Tom McGinnis, EMT-P
Chief, EMS Systems Division
California EMS Authority
(916) 431-3695
Tom.mcginnis@emsa.ca.gov

Secretary

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
Email: charles.happel@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Immediate Past Chairperson

Vacant

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.

Representative

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

Great Lakes Region

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

Representative

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
daniel.lee@illinois.gov

South Region

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

Representative

Gary Shirley
Tennessee Department of Health
Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 532-1297
gary.w.shirley@tn.gov

Alternate

Drew Chandler
Data Administrator
Kentucky Board of EMS
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
859-256-3572
drew.chandler@kctcs.edu

Western Plains Region

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

Representative

Jay Ostby
Wyoming Dept. of Health, EMS
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7955
jay.ostby@wyo.gov

West Region

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

Representative

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
602-364-3164
Anne.Vossbrink@azdhs.gov

For More Information

Rachael Alter, BA, QAS
Program Manager
alter@nasemso.org