Medical Directors


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


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.


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.

Meeting Schedule

2018 Schedule

January 2018: No meeting, but members attending the NAEMSP Annual Meeting will meet for dinner on January 10.
Mar. 5, 2018
May 21-22, 2018 ( NASEMSO Annual Meeting, Providence, RI)
July 9, 2018
Sept. 10, 2018
Nov. 5, 2018 – 1:00 Eastern

2019 Schedule

Jan. 9, 2019 (at NAEMSP Meeting, Austin TX)


Ken Williams, MD
State Medical Director
Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Services
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2401

Chairperson Elect

Harry Sibold, MD
Montana EMS Medical Director
Montana Board of Medical Examiners
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 841-2241


Aaron Burnett, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
2829 University Ave SE, Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Immediate Past Chairperson

Peter Taillac, MD
Utah Medical Director
EMS and Preparedness
P.O. Box 142004
Salt Lake City UT 84114-2004
(801) 273-6646

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


Kate Zimmerman, DO
Associate State EMS Medical Director
Maine Medical Center
Emergency Medicine Administrative Office
321 Brackett St., Portland ME 04102

South Region

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


Joe A. Nelson, DO
Florida EMS Medical Director
Bureau of EMS
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1738
(727) 397-1215

Great Lakes Region

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin


Carol Cunningham, MD
State EMS Medical Director
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 182073
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073

Western Plains Region

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


Peter Taillac, MD
Utah Medical Director
EMS and Preparedness
P.O. Box 142004
Salt Lake City UT 84114-2004
(801) 273-6646

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
P.O Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720‐0036

For More Information

Mary Hedges, MPA
Program Manager