**Attention AAMS Members, please share this informtion
with AAMS members who are eligible for the position.**


Region 1 Open Board Seat – Call for interested parties


TO:  Interested Parties in Region 1 (Representatives from AAMS programs in Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington)

FROM: AAMS Chair Doug Garretson

DATE: March 12, 2018

AAMS Region 1 Director, Scott Kirby, has accepted a position in another region; therefore he can no longer represent Region 1. We are very sorry to say good-bye to Scott, but wish him all the best in his new endeavors.

Article V, Section 13 of the AAMS Bylaws stipulates how Vacancy seat may be filled:

C. The Board Chair shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Board, any vacancies on the Board of Directors that may occur mid-term. Any Director appointed by the Chair to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors shall hold office for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor.

D. Eligibility requirements for a Director appointed to fill a vacancy under this Section shall be identical to those required of the elected Director whose unexpired term he or she has been appointed to fill.

Thus, we are now requesting all those interested in serving as the Region 1 Director on the AAMS Board of Directors to please submit a nomination, per the directions below.


  • Regional Director Candidates must be employed by an AAMS Regular Member in, and live in, their region upon election (or appointment to fill a vacancy) to office. Candidates should be involved with the medical transport community for a minimum of one (1) year, three (3) years is preferable.
  • It is understood, agreed, and recognized that the voting authority of any group of persons who come under the organizational umbrella(s) of the same organizations, total combined votes cannot exceed 15% (i.e. no more than two representatives from the same company member) of the total voting group. A member, or members who fall under the same organizational umbrella, shall not support the nomination of more candidates for Board Director Positions than they are eligible to seat on the Board.
  • Candidates must not have served tor the past three (3) consecutive terms in the same office.
  • All candidates must be committed to undertaking the duties of the position outlined above.
  • All candidates must be fluent in English.
  • All candidates must submit a complete nomination application by the stated deadline.
  • Each nomination must be accompanied by a letter of support from one other program in his/her region.
  • Each nomination must be accompanied by a letter of support from his/her superior at current position/ program.
  • Candidates also must have administrative and financial support from their employer to fulfill the duties of a Board member.

Board Member Duties:

  • Sign on to the mission, vision, and core values of the Association.
  • Represent the best interests of all AAMS members during Board policy decision-making.
  • Assist AAMS by serving as a communication link with members in your region/constituency by:
    • Distributing information from the board to the members in your region/constituency or members you come in contact with;
    • Gathering input from members to ensure member input into Board decisions;
    • Conducting or attending regional/constituent meetings;
    • Maintaining communications between AAMS and local, state, and regional agencies.
    • Remaining current on members’ perspectives.
  • Serve as chair, vice chair and/or board liaison to an assigned AAMS Committee, Section, SIG,Task Force, or allied organization.
  • Establish and distribute goals to committee members;
  • Facilitate communication and activities of the committee to set objectives and strategies;
  • Work with staff to ensure appropriate and fiscally sound implementation of strategies and policies;
  • Provide written Committee reports to the board and a written annual report of Committee activities for the members.
  • Participate in regional and state chapter activities.
  • Attend three (3) Board meetings each year, as well as an initial web based Board orientation, unless excused by the Board Chair.
  • Regularly monitor board & committee listservs, responding in a timely manner to inquiries.
  • Attend annual AAMS Membership Meeting.
  • Accept fiduciary responsibility for the organization and agree to abide by the Board Code of Conduct.
  • Sign the AAMS Board Conflict of Interest statement and agree to declare any real/potential conflicts on a regular basis.
  • Encourage, participate in, and support regular association activities.
  • Help to identify and recruit prospective members to the organization.
  • Help to raise funds and contribute financially to the fundraising activities of both the association and its foundation.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Chair, President, or the Board of Directors.


The purpose of this notice is to make you aware of this open seat and to ask that anyone interested please contact the AAMS headquarters with the following:

  1. A letter of interest
  2. Candidate Resume (see requirements below)
  3. A letter of support by the candidate’s employer
  4. A letter of support from a Regular member in Region 1
  5. A digital photo (headshot preferred) for use in association communications and publications. (.jpeg)
  6. Candidate Resume – Please send in a TWO-PAGE, typed Candidate Resume that includes the following items:
    1. Name Title Program/Company Affiliation
    2. Education
    3. Professional Experience
    4. Certifications
    5. Professional Association Memberships
    6. Professional Activities (lectures, research, articles/publications authored, etc.)
    7. Statement of Goals (if elected to serve on the Board)
    8. Special skills that you can bring the Board (e.g. accounting, marketing, negotiation, etc.)

All of the above items must be in the AAMS office by the deadline of April 5, 2018 at 5 PM EDT (USA).

Completed nominations should be sent to Krista Fuentes, AAMS Project Manager:

By Mail:
Association of Air Medical Services
909 North Washington Street, Suite 410
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3143

By Email: kfuentes@aams.org

Please contact Krista with any questions at (703) 836-8732 x115.