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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 State Surgeon General and Secretary.

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


Air Ambulance Operator
Mark Womack
Term ends: 6/1/2027

Commercial Ambulance Operator
Mark Postma, Chair
Term ends: 7/11/2024

Emergency Nurse
Michael Rushing, RN, MSN
Term ends: 2/29/2028

EMS Administrator (Fire)
Ty Silcox, MPA
Term ends: 4/30/2025

EMS Administrator (Non-Fire)
Chad Abrams
Term ends: 1/10/2028

EMS Educator
Melissa McNally
Term ends: 6/1/2027

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

EMT (Non-Fire)
Karen Robeson
Term ends: 1/10/2028

Hospital Administrator
Kelly Cullen
Term ends: 1/10/2028

Lay Elderly
Lew Simon
Term ends: 12/2/2025

Lay Person
Ronald Perkins
Term ends: 1/10/2028

Paramedic (Fire)
Julie Downey
Term ends: 10/6/2026

Paramedic (Non-Fire)
Amy Stafford
Term ends: 1/10/2028

Antonio Gandia, MD
Term ends: 12/2/2025

Peter Pappas, MD
Term Ends: 12/2/2025

Ex Officio 

State EMS Medical Director
Angus Jameson, MD

Department of Education
Lee Chipps-Walton

Office of the Governor, Emergency Management
Kenneth R. DeCastro

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
Scott Stoltz

Department of Financial Services
JoAnne Rice

Department of Transportation
Shawn Kinney

Department of Management Services
EMS for Children Liaison
Phyllis Hendry, MD