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AAMS Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI)

Undergraduate Program  |  Graduate Program
CMTE Re-Certification   |   MTLI Scholarships
MTLI Graduate Workshop Scholarship  |  Past Scholarship Recipients
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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the AAMS – Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) is to enhance leadership and management of medical transportation services through formal education programs stressing management theory and its direct practical application.

The Institute

The Institute provides continuing education and certification for individuals currently managing medical transportation services, those seeking management positions, and others with direct and indirect involvement who desire greater understanding of this dynamic profession.

Students gain expertise and practical skills through formal didactic and participatory sessions designed to instill creative thinking and decision-making. Participants also obtain valuable insight into real life challenges by networking with industry leaders. The Institute operates with a rigorous approach to competency-based education, utilizing formal classroom hours, mandatory student participation, written testing, oral presentations and a code of professional conduct. Due to the demands of the program, students will be expected to complete out of classroom assignments. Graduates of the two year program will receive certification as a Certified Medical Transport Executive.

The AAMS – Medical Transport Leadership Institute has attracted attendees from over 49 states and the District of Columbia, and 8 international locations. Registrants have included:

  • Program Directors/CEOs
  • Medical Crew Supervisors
  • Emergency Department Supervisors
  • Directors of Operations
  • Site/Area Managers
  • Operators
  • Communications Supervisors
  • EMS Coordinators
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Medical Directors
  • Directors of Maintenance
  • Pilots
  • CFOs & Billing Specialists
  • Safety Officers
    * And others…

Scholarships to the attend MTLI Undergraduate and Graduate Workshops are available through the MedEvac Foundation International on an annual basis.

MTLI Regents and Instructors


Thomas J. Liebman, MBA, FP-C, CMTE (Chair)
Regional Director at Global Medical Response (GMR)

Tom Allenstein, RN, CMTE
President and CEO, MedFlight (Ohio)

Connie Eastlee, RN, MS, CMTE

Howard Gant, FP-C, CMTE
Regional Business Director, Med-Trans Corporation

Christopher Hall, BS FP-C NREMT-P CMTE
Director, Government Affairs & Industry Relations, PHI Air Medical

Regional Safety Officer, Med-Trans Corporation

Vice President of Clinical Services, Life Link III

Dudley Smith, MSHPA, CMTE, CMEP
Principal, Dudley Smith Consulting

Kevin Schitoskey, RN MSN CFRN TCRN CMTE
Regional Clinical Manager, Med-Trans Corporation

Jared Sherman, CMTE
Executive Director, Guardian Life Flight – Alaska

Jana Williams, RN, BSN, CMTE
Coach, Westwire Evolutions

Craig Yale, CMTE
President, Yale Group


Michael Frakes, RN, EMT-P, CMTE
Director of Clinical Care and Organizational Quality, Boston MedFlight

Director of Clinical Education/Critical Care Clinical Specialist, Air Methods Corporation

René Borghese, MSN, RN, CMTE
Administrative Director, Duke Life Flight

Michael Perkins, MBA-HCA, EMT-P, CMTE
Chief Operating Officer, MedFlight (Ohio)

Joseph P. Santiago, MBA, MS, RN, CFRN, CEN, EMT-P, CMTE
Chief Compliance Manager, Med-Trans Corporation

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