The 2016 election for the 2017 NEMSMA Board of Directors has concluded. This year we had the highest member participation in recent history. Thank you to all of those who ran and to everyone who participated by casting their votes.
NEMSMA held its annual election to fill the seats of Board members whose terms are ending. This year there were ten candidates running for five seats; three seats are for two-year terms and two are for one-year terms. The three candidates with the highest number of votes were elected to two-year terms. The five new members of the Board of Directors will take office on January 1, 2017.
I am pleased to announce the results.
We congratulate those elected to the Board and extend our appreciation to all candidates for their willingness to seek a Board seat and offer to participate in the governance of our association.
NEMSMA 2017 Board of Directors
NEMSMA’s American College of Paramedicine Executives (ACPE) in conjunction with our partners at Avesta Systems are actively developing our next examination for Managing EMS Officers. This examination is scheduled to be rolled out in the Summer of 2017. An essential part of the exam development and validation process is a job analysis survey that will be used to ensure the exam appropriately matches the work done by EMS managers on a daily basis. By EMS managers we mean individuals who serve in roles, usually described as mid-level or middle management, that lie between the levels of front line supervisor and executive leadership. Typical job titles and/or ranks in such roles may include but are not limited to: battalion chief, assistant chief, shift commander, captain, major, training officer, training director, communications manager, human resources officer, quality improvement manager, finance director, information technology manager, fleet manager, logistics officer, etc.
If you, or individuals in your organization are currently serving as EMS managers in these types of roles, we could use your help! If you would be willing to participate in a comprehensive online survey about your job duties, please use the link below to sign up for this important project. After signing up your information will be forwarded to Avesta for review and you will be notified regarding further survey details.
In order to participate, click the link below or copy / paste the link into your browser.
Thank you for your interest in shaping the future credentialing of EMS Officers!
The nominations process for this year’s NEMSMA Board of Director’s election has concluded and the information required of each candidate has been submitted to NEMSMA. The elections will run from November 7th through November 20th. As a member of NEMSMA who is eligible to vote, you may do so anytime during this specified two-week period.
This email is to provide you with access to the information submitted by each nominee through the link below. Please take the time to review this information to help you make a decision regarding your vote.
As a reminder, there are five Board seats open for this election. You should select five nominees of your choice. Three (3) of the open seats are for two (2) year terms and two (2) of the open seats for one (1) year terms. The candidates who receive the higher number of votes will receive the longer term periods.
Below are the nominees; you can see their profiles by clicking on the following link:
Voting members will receive an invitation to vote Monday, November 7. Please follow the instructions on the electronic voting ballot. Once you cast your vote, it is final. Elections will run from November 7 to November 20, closing at 5 pm east coast time. Election results will be published and sent to NEMSMA members on December 5th.
Nominations and election for the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) President-Elect for the term of 2017 through 2018 were held at the October Board of Directors meeting. It is an honor to announce that the NEMSMA Board of directors has elected Brian LaCroix as President Elect, effective January 1st, 2017. Brian will serve a total of six years; two years as President-Elect, two years as President and then two years as Immediate Past President.
Brian has been an active member of the Board of Directors for the past 4 years while also serving as chairperson of the membership committee and liaison to the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada. Brian is the President & EMS Chief for Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, a hospital based EMS service out of the St. Paul, Minnesota area. Allina EMS operations serve over 1,000,000 Minnesota residents and provide 911 services in more than 120 communities. Brian has shown his outstanding leadership being an instrumental part of growing Allina EMS and strengthening the relationships with his community partners.
During Brian’s career in EMS he has worked as a volunteer firefighter, EMT, Paramedic, educator, author, peer counselor, manager and executive officer. He has presented at numerous conferences and he has been involved with state EMS development in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. He holds a paramedic degree, a bachelor’s degree in business and has completed post graduate studies in administration. He is also a well-respected artist in his community with a focus on paintings scenes related to the EMS profession.
Brian is excited to take on the role of President Elect of NEMSMA and looks forward to helping the organization and our profession advance during his tenure in office.
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Ryan P. Greenberg
Secretary of the Board
National EMS Management Association
P.O. Box 472
Platte City, MO 64079-0472