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EMS Advisory Council Members

Emergency Medical Services Section

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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Council Appointments 

The council consists of 15 members appointed by the Surgeon General and Secretary.
Members are appointed for four year terms with the chair being designated by the Surgeon General and Secretary. Additional members include six ex-officio representatives appointed by various other state agency heads.


Emergency Nurse
Ann Brown, RN, MSN
Term ends: 2/28/2020

EMS Administrator (Non-Fire)
Mac Kemp
Term ends: 9/15/2023

Antonio Gandia
Term ends: 6/30/2021

EMS Administrator (Fire)
Darrel Donatto
Term ends: 7/11/2020

Paramedic (Non-Fire)
John Simpson
Term Ends 9/8/2023

Paramedic (Fire)
Julie Downey
Term ends: 10/7/2022

EMT (Non-Fire)
Isabel Rodriguez
Term ends: 8/7/2023

Jaime Green
Term ends: 6/30/2021

Hospital Administrator
Thomas Stone
Term ends: 10/7/2022

Air Ambulance Operator
Bari Conte
Term ends: 10/7/2022

Commercial Ambulance Operator
Mark Postma
Term ends: 7/11/2020

Lay Person
Linda Liebert-Hall
Term ends: 6/30/2021

Nicholas Namias, MD
Term ends: 5/16/2020

EMT (Fire)
Kingman Schuldt
Term ends: 7/11/2020

Lay Elderly
Lew Simon
Term ends: 6/30/2021

State EMS Medical Director
Kenneth Scheppke, MD

Department of Education
Pamela Gilman

Office of the Governor, Emergency Management

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Trooper Cory Moran

Department of Financial Services
Jesse Blaire

Department of Transportation
Shawn Kinney

Department of Management Services
Steve Welsh

EMS for Children Liaison
Julie Bacon