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Ellis, Chlapek Appointed to Board

Jan 03, 2013

Newly appointed to the Board by President Don Lundy are Rick Ellis, NREMT-P, and Ben Chlapek. Ellis will be filling the Region II Director position vacated by Jim Judge upon his election as Secretary. Chlapek will be filling the vacant At-Large Director position.

Ellis previously served NAEMT as Treasurer and has been a member for many years. He has been involved with EMS since 1978, serving with volunteer, paid and military services. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and Associate Degree in Allied Health Sciences from the Community College of the Air Force.

Chlapek is Chair of NAEMT’s Military Relations Committee. He has been involved in NAEMT for more than 30 years. He holds an A.A. in Fire Science, a B.A. degree in Chemistry, an M.P.A. degree in Public Affairs, and an M.S. in Homeland Security Studies. He is retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army after 36 years of service. Wounded in Afghanistan in 2008, Chlapek works to help veterans.

The 2013-2014 NAEMT Board of Directors took office on January 1. View and learn more about the members of the NAEMT Board here.