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.



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

Chair Elect

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


Drew Chandler
Data Administrator
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services

Immediate Past Chairperson

Kevin Putman
Michigan EMS Data Manager

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

Great Lakes Region

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


Dan Lee
Data and Information Systems Manager
Division of EMS and Highway Safety

South Region

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


Britnei Outland
Data Manager
Tennessee Office of EMS

Western Plains Region

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


Jay Ostby
Wyoming Dept. of Health, EMS

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

For More Information

Rachael Alter, BA, QAS
Program Manager