NEMSMA 2017-2019 Board of Directors Candidate Information

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:  

2017-2019 Board of Directors Candidate Information


  • Allison Bloom, Esq, EMT - Incumbent NEMSMA Board Member - Attorney - Law Office of Allison J. Bloom
  • Brian Donaldson - Director of Emergency Services - Waushara County
  • Ryan Greenberg - Incumbent NEMSMA Board Member and Board Secretary - Executive Director - MedSpan Integrated Health
  • Troy Hagen - Incumbent NEMSMA Board Member and Immediate Past President - CEO - Care Ambulance
  • Doug Hooten - Executive Director - MedStar Mobile Healthcare
  • Ed Moreland - Chief of Operations - Western Berks Ambulance Association
  • Charles R. "Chuck" O'Neal, MS, NRP, CCEMTP - Deputy Executive Director - Kentucky Board of EMS
  • Nick Nudell, MS NRP - Chief Data Officer - Paramedic Foundation
  • Aaron M. Rhone, MPA, MS, EMT-B - EMS Program Manager for Quality & Data Evaluation - Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS
  • Pat Songer - Incumbent NEMSMA Board Member Administrative Director - Humboldt General Hospital 


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.

Brian LaCroix Elected as NEMSMA President-Elect Taking Office on January 1st, 2017

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

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