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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: 2/28/2024

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

Antonio Gandia, MD
Term ends: 12/02/2025

EMS Administrator (Fire)
Ty Silcox, M.P.A.
Term ends: 4/30/2025

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: 12/02/2025

Hospital Administrator
Christopher Schmidt, MSN, APRN,ACNP-BC
Term ends: 12/02/2025

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

Commercial Ambulance Operator
Mark Postma
Term ends: 7/11/2024
Lay Person

Peter Pappas, MD
Term Ends: 12/02/2025

EMT (Fire)
Greg DeWitt
Term ends: 4/30/2025

Lay Elderly
Lew Simon
Term ends: 12/02/2025

State EMS Medical Director
Angus Jameson, MD

Department of Education

Office of the Governor, Emergency Management
Kenneth R. DeCastro

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
Matthew Matney
EMS for Children Liaison
Phyllis Hendry