The open EMS Section Chief and Regional Coordinator positions have been filled. If your email is up to date in the e-licensing system, you likely received the communications yesterday and today from the EMS Office. Both Mark and Ela appear to have impressive credentials and valuable experience throughout their EMS careers. PAAW is looking forward to working with them, once they officially start their positions!
In case you missed the emails, here are the excerpts:
EMS Section Chief
We are very happy to announce that Jonathan “Mark” Lockhart has been selected to fill the role of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section Chief for the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Health Care, EMS Section. Mark, as he prefers to be known, and his family will be moving to Wisconsin from Virginia, and Mark will begin his new role with the EMS Section on May 29, 2018.
Mark’s professional experience includes 8 years at Stafford County (VA) Fire and EMS, where he served as Deputy Chief and Chief. Prior to his work in Virginia, Mark spent 23 years at Maryland Heights (MO) Fire District, progressively serving as a firefighter/paramedic, the EMS Officer, Battalion Chief, Deputy Chief, and Chief. Mark is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, Firefighter I/II, and has held Fire Officer I and Fire Service Instructor certifications. Mark's experience as an EMS and Fire Instructor includes teaching here in the US, as well as in Mexico, the United Kingdom, and Sweden. Mark has also been a contributing author for several EMT, Paramedicine, and Trauma/Life Support publications. Over his career, Mark has been an active participant in many professional associations, including: NREMT, NAEMT, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
EMS Regional Coordinator
We are very happy to announce that Elizabeth “Ela” Rybczyk will be joining OPEHC as the new EMS Regional Coordinator for Regions 4 and 5 (Western and Southwestern WI). Elizabeth’s first day in the office will be Monday, May 14, 2018.
Elizabeth, or Ela as she prefers, has a Bachelor of Arts in Health, Behavior, and Society from the University of Rochester (NY), and a Certificate in Public Health Fundamentals and Principles from the University of Albany (NY). Ela started her career as an EMT in 2008, and became a certified Paramedic in 2010, serving at several ambulance services in upstate New York. Ela holds certifications in Remote Medicine for Advanced Providers, Paramedicine, and Critical Care Paramedicine. She has also served as an Administrative Lieutenant and Training Director for the Greece (NY) Volunteer Ambulance and EMS Service, and as a member of the Monroe-Livingston Regional Patient Safety Committee.