2021 Board of Governors Members

AEMS is directed by an elected Board of Governors.

Michelle Angle
Arizona State Ambulance Association
Representative Recommended by a Statewide Ambulance Association, Representing a Private-Sector Employer of EMCTs.
Term Expires: 10/2022

Peggy Baker
*Executive Director, AEMS

Marcia Barry, RN
*Secretary, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 2/2024

Georgia Bissonnette
HonorHealth Sonoran Crossing Medical Center
Representative of the Administrations of Hospitals, Non-Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 10/2024

Sheila Bryant, RN
Tempe St. Luke's Medical Center
Representative, Acting as a Pre-Hospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer,Representing a Non-Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 2/2024

Suzanne Buchanan, RN
Arizona Emergency Nurses Association
Nurse, Active in Emergency Medical Services, Recommended by a Professional Association of Emergency Nurses
Term Expires: 8/2024

Franco Castro-Marin, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
Physician Active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or Prehospital Administrative Direction, Practicing at a Trauma Center Hospital.
Term Expires: 10/2022

Kayla Cole
Citizen of the AEMS Region
Term Expires: 8/2024

Christopher DeChant
Arizona Fire District Association
One Representative Recommended by a Statewide Fire District Association
Term Expires: 12/2023

Bobbi Doss
Hellsgate Fire Department
Emergency Medical Care Technician-Paramedic (EMCT-P), Serving their Employers in a Predominantly Non-Administrative Capacity.
Term Expires: 2/2024

Tim Gammage, Sr.
Phoenix Fire Department
Representative from Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs, from Political Subdivision of Population Greater than 500,000)
Term Expires: 4/2025

Garth Gemar, MD
*Chair, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 12/2022

Mark Hansen
Christopher Kohls Fire Department
Representative from a Rural EMS Provider Agency
Term Expires: 6/2025

Ryan Herold
Mesa Fire and Medical Department
*Vice Chair, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 2/2023
Representative from Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs, from Political Subdivision of Population Greater than 500,000)
Term Expires: 4/2025

Jordan Jacobs, MD
American College of Trauma Surgeons - Arizona Chapter
Physician, Active in the Practice of Trauma Surgery, Recommended by a Professional Association of Trauma Surgeons
Term Expires: 4/2024

Andrew Johnston
Arizona Academy of Emergency Services
Representative of an EMCT Training Program / Ex-Officio
Term Expires: 10/2022

David Kean
Casa Grande Fire Department
Representative from a Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs), from Distinct Political Subdivision with a Population of Between 50,000 and 500,000
Term Expires: 6/2025

Robert Londeree, MD
*Past Chair, AEMS Board of Governors

Steven Maher, MD
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Physician active in the practice of Emergency Medicine and/or pre-hospital administrative medical direction, employed, or contracted, as an Administrative Medical Director for a pre-hospital EMS agency.
Term Expires: 12/2024

Rhonda Mason, RN
Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center
One Representative of the Administration of Non-Trauma Center Hospital.
Term Expires: 12/2023

Tracy Moroney, RN
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
One Representative, Acting as a Prehospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer, Representing a Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 10/2022

Mike Naehrbass
Surprise Fire-Medical Department
One Emergency Medical Care Technician (EMCT), Serving their Employers in a Predominantly Non-Administrative Capacity
Term Expires: 2/2025

Kristin Niehoff, RN
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Representative of the Administrations of Hospitals, Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 12/2023

Sandy Nygaard
*Chair, Planning & Outreach Functional Group
Term Expires: 3/2023

Chris Riddle
Gila River EMS
Representative from Public Employer of EMCTs (from a Political Subdivision of Population less than 50,000)
Term Expires: 2/2024

Roy Ryals
*Treasurer, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 2/2024

Barb Schaffer, RN
Gila River Healthcare
Representative, Acting as a Pre-Hospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer,Representing a Non-Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 2/2024

Casey Solem, MD
Arizona College of Emergency Physicians
One Physician, active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or pre-hospital administrative medical direction, recommended by a professional association of emergency physicians.
Term Expires: 6/2023

Ryan Southworth, DO
Gila River Healthcare
*Chair, Patient Management Functional Group Term Expires: 3/2023
Active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or Pre-Hospital Administrative Medical Direction, Practicing at a Non-Trauma Center Emergency Department Term Expires: 3/2023

VACANCIES

(One Seat) Representative from a Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs), from Distinct Political Subdivision with a Population of Between 50,000 and 500,000

* = Member of the Executive Committee