2017 AAMS Board of Directors Elections

AAMS Member voting representatives, please make your selections by Monday, July 10th

Greetings AAMS Members,

As AAMS Nominating Chair, I am pleased to announce the 2017 candidates for the following Board Seats: Five Regions (1, 2, 6, 7 and 8), Two At-Large Seats and the Associate Member Seat. We encourage all members to familiarize themselves with the slate of candidates, but only the designated voting representative for your company will be receiving an electronic ballot. Your AAMS member program’s designated voting representative will receive instructions for voting with the ballots when they are sent out electronically in early June.  Please scroll down to meet the candidates!



Martin Arkus
Martin.Arkus@med-trans.net / (520) 429-1504


REGION 1 – (1) one seat – uncontested

Representatives from AAMS programs in Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

Scott Kirby (incumbent)       
CEO, LifeMed Alaska LLC, Anchorage, AK

Scott’s Nomination Packet


REGION 2 – (1) one seat – contested

Representatives from AAMS programs in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

Shannon Sovndal (incumbent)
Medical Director, North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO

Shannon’s Nomination Packet


Lee McCammon
Vice President, North Central Region, Air Methods, Englewood, CO

Lee’s Nomination Packet


Wendy Ord
Chief Safety Officer & Dispatch Manager, Angel MedFlight, Scottsdale, AZ

Wendy’s Nomination Packet


REGION 6 – (1) one seat – contested 

Representatives from AAMS programs in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

Susan Smith (incumbent)
Director, Carilion Clinic Life-Guard / NeoPads, Roanoke, VA

Susan’s Nomination Packet


Richard Childress
Regional Business Development Director, Med-Trans Corporation, Greenville, SC

Richard’s Nomination Packet


REGION 7 – (1) one seat – uncontested

Representatives from AAMS programs in Canada, North America, South America, Africa, and Europe.

Russell MacDonald  
Medical Director, Ornge Transport Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada

Russell’s Nomination Packet


REGION 8 – (1) one seat – uncontested

Representatives from AAMS programs in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Antarctica.

Graeme Field (incumbent)
Chief Superintendent, NSW Air Ambulance Service, Mascot, NSW, Australia

Graeme’s Nomination Packet


At Large Director – (2) two seats – contested seats, please choose (2) two

Representatives from AAMS Regular, Associate, Affiliate, Allied or Chapter Members are eligible.

Frankie Hurst (incumbent)  
Program Manager, AirMed University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Frankie’s Nomination Packet


Charles Blathras  
Chief Operating Manager, Boston MedFlight, Bedford, MA

Charles’ Nomination Packet


Jennifer Killeen
Region Director, Classic Air Medical, Woods Cross, UT

Jennifer’s Nomination Packet


Seth Myers
President, Air Evac EMS, Inc., O’Fallon, MO

Seth’s Nomination Packet


Kathy Powell  
Director Critical Care, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX

Kathy’s Nomination Packet


Robert Sannerud
Chief Financial Officer, Life Link III, Minneapolis, MN

Robert’s Nomination Packet


Associate Member Seat – (1) one seat – uncontested

Representatives from AAMS Associate Members are eligible.

David Richardson
Senior Vice President, Air Methods, Englewood, CO

David’s Nomination Packet