Announcing 2019 Board of Directors


National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)
Board of Directors Election Results

NEMSMA held its annual Board of Directors elections to fill the seats of the Board members whose terms are ending. This year, there were six candidates running for four seats; three seats are for two-year terms and one is for a one-year term. The three candidates with the highest number of votes were elected to two-year terms. The reelected and new members of the Board of Directors will begin their terms on January 1, 2019.


Participation for this election was once again high and shows great interest and commitment by the membership in electing representatives who share a common goal in advancing the industry.

We are pleased to announce the results.

  • Allison Bloom, Esq. - NEMSMA Board Member (incumbent, 2-year term)
    Attorney, Law Office of Allison J. Bloom
  • Charles Blankenship, CCEMT-P, MBA, FACPE (2-yesr term)
    Manager, System EMS Transport
  • Hezedean Smith, MA, FACPE (2-year term)
    Assistant Chief, Orlando Fire Department
  • James “Jamie” Chebra, MS (1-year term)
    Director of EMS, JFK Medical Center

President, Vince Robbins, said “On behalf of the Board and membership of NEMSMA, I congratulate our newly elected Board members. Their dedication to the Association and desire to serve in a leadership role, truly helps our organization achieve its most important goals. Their experience in the field of paramedicine management will undoubtedly move us forward in our mission.”

NEMSMA 2019 Board of Directors

Brian LaCroix – President
Sean Caffrey – President Elect
Vince Robbins – Immediate Past-President
James Chebra
Charles Blankenship
Hezedean Smith
Allison Bloom
Pat Songer
Brooke Burton
Nick Nudell


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