2018 Board of Governors Members

AEMS is directed by an elected Board of Governors.

Janet Backers, RN
St. Luke's Medical Center - Phoenix
Representative of the Administrations of Hospitals, Non-Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 10/2019

Peggy Baker
*Executive Director, AEMS

Chris Barden
Arizona Fire District Association
One Representative Recommended by a Statewide Fire District Association
Term Expires: 8/2020

Marcia Barry, RN
*Secretary, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 2/2021

Barb Bovee, RN
MIHS - Maricopa Medical Center
One Representative, Acting as a Prehospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer, Representing a Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 4/2019

Gail Bradley, MD
*Chair, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 10/2019

Sheila Bryant, RN
Tempe St. Luke's Medical Center
Representative, Acting as a Pre-Hospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer,Representing a Non-Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 2/2021

Jeff Case
Phoenix Fire Department
Representative from Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs, from Political Subdivision of Population Greater than 500,000)
Term Expires: 12/2021

Franco Castro-Marin, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
Physician Active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or Prehospital Administrative Direction, Practicing at a Trauma Center Hospital.
Term Expires: 10/2019

Tom Cole
Goodyear Fire Department
Representative from a Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs), from Distinct Political Subdivision with a Population of Between 50,000 and 500,000
Term Expires: 2/2021

James Cunningham
Citizen of the AEMS Region
Term Expires: 8/2021

Dan Didier
Abrazo Central Campus
One Representative of the Administration of Non-Trauma Center Hospital.
Term Expires: 8/2020

Bobbi Doss
Hellsgate Fire Department
Emergency Medical Care Technician-Paramedic (EMCT-P), Serving their Employers in a Predominantly Non-Administrative Capacity.
Term Expires: 2/2021

John Gallagher, MD
Arizona College of Emergency Physicians
Physician, Active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or Pre-Hospital Administrative Medical Direction, Recommended by a Professional Association of Emergency Physicians.
Term Expires: 2/2021

Garth Gemar, MD
*Vice Chair, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 2/2021

Joe Gibson
Arizona State Ambulance Association
Representative Recommended by a Statewide Ambulance Association, Representing a Private-Sector Employer of EMCTs.
Term Expires: 10/2019

Toni Gross, MD
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Physician, Active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or Pre-Hospital Administrative Direction, Employed, or Contracted, as an Administrative Medical Director for Pre-hospital.
Term Expires: 8/2019

Ryan Herold
Mesa Fire and Medical Department
Representative from a Public Employer of Emergency Medical Care Technicians (EMCTs), from Distinct Political Subdivision with a Population of Between 50,000 and 500,000
Term Expires: 6/2019

Andrew Johnston
Arizona Academy of Emergency Services
Representative of an EMCT Training Program / Ex-Officio
Term Expires: 10/2019

Robert Londeree, MD
*Past Chair, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 10/2019

Terry Mason, RN
Citizen of the AEMS Region
Term Expires: 6/2018

Kathleen Moore, RN
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Representative of the Administrations of Hospitals, Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 2/2019

Mike Naehrbass
Surprise Fire-Medical Department
One Emergency Medical Care Technician (EMCT), Serving their Employers in a Predominantly Non-Administrative Capacity
Term Expires: 12/2018

Mark Nichols
Daisy Mountain Fire Department
Representative from a Rural EMS Provider Agency
Term Expires: 10/2018

Sandy Nygaard
Planning & Outreach Functional Group Meeting
Term Expires: 3/2021

Ginny Orcutt, RN
Emergency Nurses Association
Nurse, Active in Emergency Medical Services, Recommended by a Professional Association of Emergency Nurses
Term Expires: 2/2021

Chris Riddle
Gila River EMS
Representative from Public Employer of EMCTs (from a Political Subdivision of Population less than 50,000)
Term Expires: 2/2021

Roy Ryals
*Treasurer, AEMS Board of Governors
Term Expires: 2/2021

Barb Schaffer, RN
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
Representative, Acting as a Pre-Hospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer,Representing a Non-Trauma Center Hospital
Term Expires: 2/2021

Ryan Southworth, DO
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
One Physician, active in the practice of emergency medicine and/or pre-hospital administrative medical direction, practicing at a Non-Trauma Center Emergency Department.
Term Expires: 4/2020

Joseph Sucher, MD
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
Physician, Active in the Practice of Trauma Surgery, Recommended by a Professional Association of Trauma Surgeons
Term Expires: 4/2021