NEMSMA Call for Nominations

2017 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
NEMSMA Board of Directors 2017 - 2019 Term

The Board of Directors of the National EMS Management Association is soliciting nominations for five (5) seats on the Board of Directors. Length of a term as a board member is either one year or two years based on which seats are open. For this election there are three (3) open seats for two (2) year terms and two (2) open seats for one (1) year term. The nominees who receive the higher number of votes will be awarded the longer term periods. The elected nominees will take office on January 1, 2017. This year, nominations are open from October 11th to October 25th. Elections will be held on line, from November 7th to November 20th.

Members of the Board of Directors are expected to become active participants in association affairs. This involves attendance at monthly board teleconferences, the annual meeting at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership Conference, and at other association functions. Directors typically serve as board liaisons of standing or special committees, represent the association as liaisons to one or more allied EMS associations and projects, and participate in the crafting of NEMSMA position statements on issues of concern to the EMS community. Board members are expected to regularly monitor and participate in the NEMSMA list-server.

Nominees must be members in good standing of NEMSMA prior to the opening of election balloting. Members may be nominated by other members, or may self-nominate (volunteer to serve). Nominees shall submit a digital photo (head shot), along with a 500 word (maximum) biographical/platform statement (reasons why the nominee wishes to serve on the NEMSMA board), as a single MS Word document. Candidates are required to submit a letter of recommendation from a NEMSMA member in good standing. Statements over 500 words will not be considered. All information must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST October 31st, 2016.

Please direct nominations, photos, and bio/platform statement to: NEMSMA President Elect, Vince Robbins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and list “NEMSMA Board Nomination for "___________” in the subject line. All submissions will receive a confirmation e-mail within 48 hours of submission.

Ryan P. Greenberg
Secretary of the Board
National EMS Management Association

P.O. Box 472
Platte City, MO 64079-0472


Prep Course Hosting and Fees

The ACPE encourages interested organizations, EMS events and test sites to consider hosting a Paramedic Officer exam prep course in conjunction with or separate from hosting an exam site.  To arrange for a prep course, contact the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 888-424-9850. In order to host a prep course the following items are required at the host site’s expense:

  • A minimum of 10 and not more than 50 attendees
  • A suitable classroom space
  • Classroom style seating
  • Projection Screen
  • LCD or similar projection equipment
  • Information on any event related hotel room blocks and/or discounts

Prep Course Fees

Arrangements can be made for either NEMSMA, or the host site, to handle registration and course fees. For NEMSMA managed courses the fee schedule is as follows:

Supervising EMS Officer Prep Course
$175 for NEMSMA Members
$225 for Non-Members

For NEMSMA managed prep courses a 15 student minimum is required. NEMSMA will provide an instructor. Related travel costs will be billed to the host site.

For courses managed by the hosting site NEMSMA will bill actual costs for instructor honorarium, travel costs and a $75 per student fee.

Upcoming Prep Courses / Fees

Upcoming Prep Course Information



NEMSMA Leadership Education Opportunities - EMS World Expo 2016 in New Orleans

Supervisor Leadership Academy (Pre-Con)  

Instructors: Ryan Greenberg, Rob Farmer


This one-day workshop based on the Lee County (FL) Public Safety Leadership Academy provides aspiring and new supervisors with several critical skills they need in order to perform in their new role.

The class is broken up into seven parts, each part related to one of the “Seven Pillars of EMS Officer Competencies–Supervisor Officer” from the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA). Each section uses an activity that is based on a competency(s) needed to perform well as a new Supervising Officer.

The class was in such high demand it SOLD OUT over a month prior to the start of the conference. 

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Vince Robbins Elected Chairperson of National EMS Advisory Council

robbinsThe NEMSMA Board of Directors congratulates President-Elect Vince Robbins on his election as the chairperson of the National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC) during their meeting this week in Washington DC. NEMSAC ( ) was established in April 2007 as a nationally recognized council of EMS representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding EMS to NHTSA in the Department of Transportation and to the members of the Federal Interagency Committee on EMS. NEMSAC provides a forum for the development, consideration, and communication of information from a knowledgeable and independent perspective.

Vince described the experience: “I am deeply honored to have been selected to Chair this extraordinarily important Council. The 25 members of NEMSAC are among the nation's best and most innovative leaders in EMS and Paramedicine in the country. They are truly a group of the profession's thought leaders and future thinkers. It is quite humbling to be chosen by my colleagues to act as their Chairman.”

Sabina A. Braithwaite, MD, Associate Medical Director for the Medical Control Board, EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa and Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Preventive Medicine & Public Health at the University of Kansas was elected as the Vice Chairperson, their tenures start immediately.

Since 1990, Vince Robbins has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of MONOC, New Jersey's largest EMS and mobile healthcare shared service hospital cooperative. While leading MONOC, the company has grown fifteen fold and now includes 15 member hospitals and employs over 750 staff. Mr. Robbins is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves as the President-Elect of the National EMS Management Association, as an Editorial Board member of EMS World magazine and as Board Member of the North-Central EMS Cooperative.

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