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

Jamie Gray
Compliance Coordinator
Office of EMS, Alabama Dept. of Public Health

Chair Elect

Curt Shreckengaust
Deputy Director
Kansas Board of EMS

Secretary

Helen Pullen
EMS Licensing Coordinator
WI DHS/EMS

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

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

Great Lakes

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Representative

Tony Spector
Executive Director
Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board

Western Plains

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

Representative

Curt Shreckengaust
Deputy Director
Kansas Board of EMS

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

For More Information

Kevin McGinnis, MPS, Paramedic Chief (Ret)
NASEMSO Program Manager
mcginnis@nasemso.org