Greetings AAMS Members,

As AAMS Nominating Chair, I am pleased to announce the 2019 candidates for the following Board Seats: Regions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and three At-Large Seats. 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!

Dave Evans / (403) 835-7480

REGION 1 – (1) one seat – contested seat

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

Michael Griffiths (incumbent)
Life Flight Network
Aurora, OR

Mike’s Nomination Packet


Brenda Nelson
Chief Flight Nurse
Airlift Northwest
Seattle, WA

Brenda’s Nomination Packet

REGION 2 – (1) one seat – contested seat

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


Zachary Lyman
Outreach/Simulation Educator
Classic Air Medical
North Salt Lake, UT

Zachary’s Nomination Packet


Rayann Waldenburg 
Director of Revenue Cycle Management
Air Methods Corporation
Greenwood Village, CO

Rayann’s Nomination Packet


Dustin Windle
Guardian Air Transport
Flagstaff, AZ
Dustin’s Nomination Packet

REGION 5 – (1) one seat – uncontested seat

Representatives from Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont

Anthony Pellicone
Associate Executive Director
Northwell Health
Bayshore, NY

Anthony’s Nomination Packet


REGION 6 – (1) one seat – contested seat

Representatives from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

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

Susan’s Nomination Packet


Brian Doughty
VP Business Operations/Chief Financial Officer
HealthNet Aeromedical Services
Charleston, WV


Brian’s Nomination Packet

REGION 7 – (1) one seat – uncontested seat

Representatives from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, & other countries in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, & Europe

Russell MacDonald
Medical Director, Research and Development
Ornge Transport Medicine
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Russell’s Nomination Packet


AT LARGE DIRECTOR – (3) three seats – contested seats, please select (3) three

Represents AAMS Regular, Affiliate, Allied or Chapter Members.

Dave Richardson (incumbent)
Senior Vice President Air Medical Sales
Air Methods Corporation
Greenwood Village, CO

David’s Nomination Packet

Frankie Toon (incumbent)
Program Manager
Salt Lake City, UT
Frankie’s Nomination Packet


Martin Arkus
Regional Director Government Affairs
Air Medical Group Holdings 
Lewisville, TX

Martin’s Nomination Packet

Brandon Leasure
Executive Vice President of Business Development
Appollo MedFlight, LLC
Amarillo, TX

Brandon’s Nomination Packet

Mark Mennie
Mark Mennie Photography 
Solana Beach, CA

Mark’s Nomination Packet


Kevin Nooner
Program Director
Vanderbilt Life Flight
Nashville, TN

Kevin’s Nomination Packet


Michael Perkins
Vice President Field Operations
MedFlight (Ohio)
Columbus, OH

Michael’s Nomination Packet


Ron Stevenson
Senior Manager, Key Accounts
Airbus Helicopters
Grand Prairie, TX

Ron’s Nomination Packet

Don Wharton
Vice President of Combined GMR Growth
GMR/REACH Air Medical Holdings
Santa Rosa, CA

Don’s Nomination Packet