EMS Boards and Committees

 

About the EMS Board

The EMS Board provides recommendations directly to DHS. Listed below is a summary of the roles and duties of the EMS Board.

EMS Board subcommittees are formed to address specific issues and develop recommendations on EMS-related topics. All voting members are appointed by the Board and attend meetings quarterly in conjunction with the regular Board meetings. As with all Board meetings, members of the public are encouraged to attend.

EMS Board members are appointed by the Governor. Appointment information and application. All persons interested in serving on a standing subcommittee should submit their application to the Wisconsin EMS Section.

EMS Board and Subcommittee Meetings

Statutory Duties

  • Appoint an advisory committee of physicians with expertise in the emergency medical services area to advise the department on the criteria for selection of the state medical director for emergency medical services and on the performance of the director and to advise the director on appropriate medical issues.
  • Periodically review all emergency medical services statutes and rules for surface, water and air transportation and recommend to the department and the department of transportation changes in those statutes and rules to provide different personnel and equipment requirements, where appropriate, for emergency response, nonemergency response and interfacility transportation of patients.
  • Seek involvement in its deliberations by appropriate personnel from the department, the technical college system board and the department of transportation.
  • Seek involvement in its deliberations by ambulance service provider personnel, emergency medical services practitioners, emergency medical responders, persons who train emergency medical services personnel and other interested persons.
  • Advise, make recommendations to, and consult with the department concerning the funding under Wis. Stat. § 256.12(4) and (5), including recommending a formula for allocating funds among ambulance service providers under Wis. Stat. § 256.12(5).
  • Review the annual budget prepared by the department for the expenditures under Wis. Stat. § 20.435(1) (ch).
  • Prepare written information on cardiocerebral resuscitation and provide the information to persons who offer certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Prepare recommendations on training and approval qualifications for community paramedics and community emergency medical services practitioners.
  • Serve as a repository and contact for information and guidance on rendering first aid to domestic animals. In developing any guidance under this subsection, the board shall consult with a licensed veterinarian who is trained in pre-hospitalization emergency care of domestic animals.Appoints EMS subcommittee membership.​

EMS Board Position Statements

EMS Board Membership

Member Contact Information Member Contact Information

Jerry Biggart (Chair)
Oak Creek Fire Department
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Email: axswngr@att.net
(term expires 05/01/20)

Mark Fredrickson (Vice-Chair)
Gold Cross Ambulance
Menasha, Wisconsin
Email: mark@goldcross.org
(term expires 05/01/20)

Brian Litza
Fox Valley Technical College
Appleton, Wisconsin
Email: litza@fvtc.edu
(term expires 05/01/21)

Gregory West
Waukesha County Technical College
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Email: gwest@wctc.edu
(term expires 05/01/20)

Timothy Bantes
Grand Chute Fire Department
Grand Chute, WI
Email: timothy.bantes@grandchute.net
(term expires 05/01/22)

Michael Clark, MD, MPH
Medical Advisor
Fox Valley Healthcare Coalition
Email: michael.clark@ascension.org
(term expires 05/01/21)

Dustin Ridings
Green Bay Metro Fire Department
Green Bay, WI
Email: dustinri@greenbaywi.gov
(term expires 05/01/20)
Chris Eberlein, MD
Gundersen Health
LaCrosse, WI
Email: cmeberle@gundersenhealth.org
(term expires 05/01/21)

Christopher Anderson (Secretary)
Bell Ambulance, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Email: ca@264bell.com
(term expires 05/01/20)

Government Representatives
Non-Voting Members:

DHS/DPH Representative
Mark Lockhart, EMS Section Chief

1 W Wilson St
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Email: Jonathan.Lockhart@dhs.wisconsin.gov

State EMS and Trauma Medical Director
M Riccardo Colella, DO, MPH

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin
Email: colella@mcw.edu

DOT/BOTS Representative
Vacant

4802 Sheboygan Ave
PO Box 7936
Madison, WI 53707-7936
Email:

EMSC Representative
Michael Kim, MD, FAAP

UW School of Medicine/Public Health
Madison, WI 53792
Email: mkkim@medicine.wisc.edu

WTCS Board Representative
Timothy Weir

4622 University Avenue
PO Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874
Email: timothy.weir@wtcsystem.edu

Steven Zils, MD
Aurora Medical Center-Grafton
Grafton, Wisconsin
Email: steven.zils@gmail.com
(term expires 05/01/22)

Laura Albert
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Email: lauraalbertphd@gmail.com
(term expires 05/01/22)

Subcommittee Membership

EMS Board committees are formed to address specific issues and develop recommendations on EMS-related topics. All voting members are appointed by the Board and attend meetings the first Tuesday of the month in conjunction with the regular Board meetings. As with all Board meetings, members of the public are encouraged to attend.

All persons interested in serving on a standing committee should submit their application to the Wisconsin EMS Section.

Standing committees are listed below, with Board members in boldface. A calendar of meeting dates/locations is posted on this website.

Committee Functions

Member

System Quality and Data

  • Public information reporting
  • CQI as it relates to data
  • Establish criteria for reports that drive system quality initiatives
  • Latest NEMSIS version implementation recommendations
  • Monitoring WARDS and compliance with Wisconsin EMS strategic planning

* Carrie Meier (Chair)
* Chris Eberlein, MD (Vice-Chair)

Ryan Huser
Christoph Walters
Mason Pooler
Joshua Brown
Josh Weiner
Dan Pojar

EMS Education and Training
  • Review curricula - All levels as needed
  • Curricula and logistics to transition to a higher-level EMT licensure
  • Statewide biannual training requirements (hot topics, etc.)
  • Assist with educational components related to EMS Office, EMS Board, WTCS and training center initiatives
  • Wisconsin EMS strategic planning

* Greg West (Chair)
Alyssa Cahoon
Brian Litza
Jeff Matcha
Amanda Bates
Jeffrey Freese
Kelly Bechel

EMS System Management and Development
  • Interface with DOT Trans 309 Committee
  • Development of local EMS leadership
  • Legislative initiatives
  • Recommend ways and means to sustain and advance the EMS system in the state
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Mobile Integrated Health Care and other public health integration into public safety

* Michael Clark, MD (Chair)
Dana Sechler
Josh Finke
Thomas Fennell
Nick Romenesko
Nick Eastman

EMS Physician Advisory Committee
  • Assist with development of qualifications for medical directors at the local level
  • Serve as an advisory committee for all related agencies (Wisconsin Technical College System Board, Department of Transportation)
  • Assist with development of medical items for state database
  • Medical director education and statute/rule interpretation and intent
  • Recommend scope of practice for each EMT level
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board

* Steven Zils, MD (Chair)
Mark Schultz, MD
Robert Zemple, MD
Kasey Kronenfeld, MD
Tom Grawey, MD
Michael Lohmeier, MD
Sean Marquis, MD

Last Revised: February 6, 2020