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2019 NAEMT Board Takes Office; New Board Member Appointment Made To Fill Vacancy

Jan 03, 2019

Dear Members,
The recent NAEMT Board of Directors election of Region IV Director Troy Tuke as Secretary created a vacancy in the Region IV Director position, effective January 1, 2019. 
An appointment was made in accordance with NAEMT Bylaws Article 5.6 Vacancies, which states that the open position "shall be filled by appointment by the President subject to the approval of the Board of Directors." 
I am pleased to inform you that the NAEMT Board of Directors approved my appointment of a very worthy member to fill this vacancy. 
Karen Larsen, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CFRN, CEN, CPEN, FP-C, NRP, from Peabody, Kansas, has been appointed to fill the vacant Region IV Director position. Karen serves as Flight Nurse/Education Manager of LifeTeam in Newton, KS; Nurse Practitioner at St. Luke’s Hospital & Living Center in Marion, KS, and Heritage Medical Associates in Peabody, KS; and is a volunteer Paramedic for Marion County EMS in Marion, KS. Karen also serves as an NAEMT Instructor, Coordinator and Affiliate Faculty for four NAEMT education programs, and as the NAEMT Membership Coordinator for Kansas. Read more about Karen here.
Karen will serve on the NAEMT Board for the remainder of the Region IV Director term, which will end December 31, 2019. I am confident that Karen will ably serve our association and members. You can read about all of the members of the 2019 NAEMT Board here
Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
President, NAEMT