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.

  • Ryan Greenberg - NEMSMA Board Member and Board Secretary - Executive Director - MedSpan Integrated Health (incumbent) 2 year term
  • Troy Hagen - NEMSMA Board Member and Immediate Past President - CEO - Care Ambulance (incumbent) 2 year term
  • Allison Bloom - NEMSMA Board Member - Attorney - Law Office of Allison J. Bloom (incumbent) 2 year term
  • Pat Songer - NEMSMA Board Member - Administrative Director - Humboldt General Hospital (incumbent) 1 year term
  • Nick Nudell, MS NRP - Chief Data Officer - Paramedic Foundation 1 year term

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

  • Vince Robbins – President
  • Brian LaCroix – President Elect
  • Mike Touchstone – Immediate Past President
  • Sean Caffrey
  • Ryan Greenberg
  • Troy Hagen
  • Allison Bloom
  • Pat Songer
  • Brooke Macias
  • Nick Nudell


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!

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