Medical Directors


The Medical Directors Council is composed of state EMS medical directors and provides medical expertise and leadership to NASEMSO. The council formulates recommendations to the NASEMSO Executive Board on policies and positions in support of the NASEMSO mission.


The NASEMSO Medical Directors Council provides a forum for communications, interaction and networking among 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 highest quality patient care through EMS medical oversight


The NASEMSO Medical Directors Council brings together state EMS medical directors to provide medical expertise and leadership to NASEMSO.

Meeting Schedule


  • January 10 (in person, NAEMSP Meeting, Austin, TX)
  • March 4
  • May 14-15 (in person, NASEMSO Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA)
  • July 1
  • September 9
  • November 4

2025 (more to be added)

  • January 8 (in person, NAEMSP Meeting, San Diego)
  • March 3
  • May 14-15 (in person, NASEMSO Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI)

Richard Kamin, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Office of EMS, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Chair Elect

Gail Bradley, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Bureau of EMS and Trauma System
Arizona Department of Health Service


William Fales, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Division of EMS & Trauma
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Immediate Past Chairperson

Matthew Sholl, MD
State EMS Medical Director
EMS Bureau, Maine Department of Public Safety

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


Timothy Chizmar, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)

South Region

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


James “Tripp” Winslow, MDState EMS Medical DirectorOffice of EMS, North Carolina Department of Health & Human

Great Lakes Region

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin


Carol Cunningham, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Ohio Department of Public Safety

Western Plains Region

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


Peter Taillac, MD
Utah EMS Medical Director

West Region

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


Curtis Sandy, MD
Chair, Idaho Emergency Medical Services Physician Commission
Bureau of EMS and Preparedness

For More Information

Mary Hedges, MPA
Program Manager