Councils

Personnel Licensure

Overview

The Personnel Licensure Council formulates recommendations on policies and positions specific to EMS licensing matters. These recommendations are considered by the NASEMSO Executive Committee, and positions are taken by the association as a whole to represent consensus of all state and territorial EMS offices, nationwide.

Vision

The vision of the Personnel Licensure Council is to be a national leader in developing and maintaining initial and renewal licensing standards for state EMS offices to assure a safe and competent EMS workforce.

Mission

The mission of the Personnel Licensure Council is to promote the professionalism of EMS personnel, and protect the public, through the development of state EMS office leadership and infrastructure.

Scope

The Personnel Licensure 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.

Meeting Schedule

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Chair

Helen Pullen
EMS Licensing Coordinator
Wisconsin DHS/EMS
1 W. Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53701-2659
608-267-9777
helen.pullen@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Chair Elect

Jamie Gray
Compliance Coordinator
Office of EMS, Alabama Dept. of Public Health
P.O. Box 303017
Montgomery, AL 36130-3017
334-206-5383
jamie.gray@adph.state.al.us

Secretary

Brett Hart
Central EMS Manager
Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Mail Code 1979, P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
512-834-6731
brett.hart@dshs.texas.gov

East

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

Jason Oko, NRP
Licensing Agent
Maine EMS
152 State House Station
Augusta, ME  04333
(207) 626-3860
jason.a.oko@maine.gov

South

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

Representative

Brett Hart
Central EMS Manager
Texas Dept. of State Health Services
Mail Code 1979, P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
512-834-6731
brett.hart@dshs.texas.gov

Great Lakes

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Representative

Tony Spector
Executive Director
Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3222
651-201-2806
tony.spector@state.mn.us

Western Plains

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

Representative

Curt Shreckengaust
Deputy Director
Kansas Board of EMS
900 SW Jackson, Room 1031
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-6209
curt.shreckengaust@ks.gov

West

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

Represenative

Brenda Gully (ID)
EMS Section Manager
Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare Bureau of EMS
2224 E Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712-8249
208-334-4004
brenda.gully@dhw.idaho.gov

For More Information

Joe Ferrell, MS, Paramedic
Program Manager
joe@nasemso.org