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AAMS Board of Directors 


Chair and Region II* Director

Martin F. Arkus, CMTE

Med-Trans Corporation
1601 W. St. Mary’s Rd. Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 429-1504 | arkusmartin@med-trans.net
*Region II includes Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

 Vice Chair and Director-at-Large

David P. Thomson, MS, MD, FACEP, CMTE, CHC

Vidant Medical Transport
2100 Stantonsburg Road, PO Box 6028, Greenville, NC 27835-6028 
(252) 847-5237  |  thomsonda@ecu.edu
Treasurer and Region VII* Director

Dave Evans, EMT-P, CMTE

1441 Aviation Park NE, Box 570, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7
(403) 516-4812  |  devans@stars.ca      

*Region VII is an international region including Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, 
and other countries in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, and Europe.

Secretary and Region V* Director

Douglas A. Garretson

STAT MedEvac 
Center for Emergency Medicine of Western PA, Inc.
10 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122
(412) 460-3211  |  dgarretson@statmedevac.com

*Region V includes Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana,
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Immediate Past Chair

Gerald M. Pagano, ATP, CFI, CFII, ASPM

Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Trauma Hawk
4255 Southern Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 689-7140  |  gpagano@hcdpbc.org 
President & CEO (ex-officio)

Rick Sherlock

909 N. Washington Street, Suite 410, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-8732 Ext. 103  |  rsherlock@aams.org
Region I* Director

Vicky Spediacci

REACH Air Medical Services
451 Aviation Blvd., Suite 101, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 324-2400  | vicky.spediacci@reachair.com

*Region I includes Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Region III* Director

Robbie Copeland

EagleMed, LLC
6601 Pueblo Rd., Wichita, KS 67209
(316) 613-4855  |  robbie.copeland@flyeaglemed.com 
 *Region III includes Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
Region IV* Director

Jack Sosebee, CMTE, MSHA, LP
Vice President
Teddy Bear Transport
124 Texas Way, Fort Worth, TX 76106
(682) 885-4000  |  jack.sosebee@cookchildrens.org

*Region IV includes Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

Region VI* Director


*Region VI includes Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico,
South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Region VIII* Director

Graeme Field

NSW Air Ambulance Service
+61 (0)2 9693 5542 | gfield@ambulance.nsw.gov.au

*Region VIII is an international region including Australia,
New Zealand, Japan, Asia, and Antarctica.

Betsy S. Casanave, MHA, BSN, RN, CMTE, EMT

Seven Bar Aviation
2101 Cedar Springs, Suite 1875, Dallas, TX 75201
(919)795-0488  |   BCasanave@7Bar.com

Michael Frakes, RN, EMT-P, CMTE

Boston MedFlight/New England Life Flight, Inc.
Robins Street, Hangar 1727, Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, MA 01730
(781)863-2213  |  michael.frakes@bostonmedflight.org


Greg Hildenbrand, CMTE

Life Star of Kansas
P.O. Box 19224, Topeka, KS 66619
(785) 862-5433  |  ghildenbrand@kslifestar.org 

Public Member

Clyde Deschamp, PhD

Central Mississippi EMS District/University of Mississippi Medical Center
General Health Professions
2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505
(601) 984-5585  |  cdeschamp@umc.edu

Associate Director

Craig Yale, CMTE

Air Methods Corporation
2339 E. Charros Road, Sandy, UT 84092
(801) 831-6340  |  CYale@airmethods.com
CAMTS Representative

Denise T. Treadwell, CRNP, MSN, CFRN, CEN, CMTE

AirMed International, LLC
1000 Urban Center Drive, Suite 470, Birmingham, AL 35242
(205) 443-4840  |  dtreadwell@airmed.com