State Advocacy Coordinators

Additional Info

State EMS Offices

State advocacy coordinators are NAEMT members who have been appointed by the President to help our members build and support NAEMT's national advocacy efforts within their respective states. Their roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting outreach to NAEMT members in the state to encourage and support member participation in national EMS advocacy efforts;
  • Updating members on the status of pending national legislation and regulation;
  • Coordinating visits to the district offices of the state's U.S. Senators and House Representatives to educate congressional leaders and staff about the issues that affect delivery of EMS to communities within the state;
  • Building relations with the state EMS office and  state EMS association(s);
  • Coordinating state involvement in national advocacy campaigns.
Contact your state advocacy coordinator and let them know you are interested in federal advocacy issues and willing to help. NAEMT is committed to securing a state advocacy coordinator for every state and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. NAEMT is now accepting applications for those states where a position is still open. If interested, please send your application (a letter of interest including advocacy experience and resume) to advocacy@naemt.org.

Current State Advocacy Coordinators:

State

State Advocacy Coordinator

Alabama

Daniel Strickland

Alaska

Open

Arizona

Jeremiah Moore

Arkansas

Donald Reed

California

Michael McDonough

Colorado

Open

Connecticut

Thomas Russell

Delaware

Mike McMichael

Florida

Cory Richter

Georgia

Rhonda Fountain

Hawaii

Christopher Crabtree

Idaho

Open

Illinois

Open

Indiana

Jason Scheiderer

Iowa

Jan Beach-Sickels

Kansas

Terry David

Kentucky

Tracey Franklin

Louisiana

Susan Bailey

Maine

Clarke Reiner

Maryland

Laura Cathcart

Massachusetts

Open

Michigan

Craig Dunham

Missouri

Lori Ann Schwalm

Minnesota

Open

Mississippi

Holly Chenault

Montana

Open

Nebraska

Bruce Beins

Nevada

D. Troy Tuke

New Hampshire

Tim McGough

New Jersey

Andy Lovell

New Mexico

Sean Haaverson

New York

Aidan O'Connor

North Carolina

Sean Smith

North Dakota

Tim Meyer

Ohio

Ed Brewer

Oklahoma

Shawn Rogers

Oregon

Open

Pennsylvania

Jon Blatman

Rhode Island

Open

South Carolina

Dean Douglas

South Dakota

Andrew Binder

Tennessee

Brandon Ward

Texas

Jacob Byrd

Utah

Shanna Alger

Virginia

Allen (Mac) Snead

Vermont

Matt Herbert

Washington

Brian Schaeffer

Wisconsin

Andrew Schlagel

West Virginia

Open

Wyoming

Jay Johnson

DC

Stephen Gerber

Puerto Rico

Gustavo E. Flores