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@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
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
Vice President, North Central Region, Air Methods, Englewood, CO
Chief Safety Officer & Dispatch Manager, Angel MedFlight, Scottsdale, AZ
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
Regional Business Development Director, Med-Trans Corporation, Greenville, SC
REGION 7 – (1) one seat – uncontested
Representatives from AAMS programs in Canada, North America, South America, Africa, and Europe.
Medical Director, Ornge Transport Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada
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
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
Chief Operating Manager, Boston MedFlight, Bedford, MA
Region Director, Classic Air Medical, Woods Cross, UT
President, Air Evac EMS, Inc., O’Fallon, MO
Director Critical Care, Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX
Chief Financial Officer, Life Link III, Minneapolis, MN
Associate Member Seat – (1) one seat – uncontested
Representatives from AAMS Associate Members are eligible.
Senior Vice President, Air Methods, Englewood, CO