Membership and Meetings
Since 1992, the Trauma Advisory Committee (TAC) has developed an organized System of trauma care to reduce morbidity and mortality from the most serious injuries and assure equally appropriate care for all other injuries. Meetings are held quarterly on the 4th Tuesday in the months of January, April, July and October at 12:30 PM.
All meetings are open to the public, with the exception of those portions that may be conducted in executive session in accordance with Maine Law 32 M.R.S.A. § 90-A(3) and 1 M.R.S.A. § 405(6)(E) & (F)
All meetings are held at Maine EMS, 45 Commerce Drive, Suite 1, Augusta, ME 04333. Meetings are typically held in the Champlain conference room. Directions are located here.
A variety of resources related to the Maine EMS trauma system can be found here.
The Chairperson of the TAC is Rick Petrie.
The Maine EMS Trauma Program Manager is Kate Zimmerman, DO.
|Member||TAC Representative Role||Representing|
|Tiffany Tscherne, RN||EMS Board||Maine EMS Board|
|J. Matthew Sholl, MD, MPH||Maine EMS Medical Director||Maine EMS MDPB|
|Amy Fenwick, MD||Surgeon||NL - Eastern Maine Medical Center|
|Richard King, MD||Surgeon||Central Maine Medical Center|
|Joe Rappold, MD||Surgeon||Maine Medical Center|
|Peter Tilney, DO||ED Physician||Central Maine Medical Center|
|Guy Nuki, MD||ED Physician||Bluewater Emergency Partners|
|J. Sam Hurley, NRP, MPH||State EMS Director||Maine EMS|
|Lyndsy Gardner, RN||ED Nurse||Maine General Hospital|
|Anna Moses, RN||Critical Care Nurse||NL - Eastern Maine Medical Center|
|Cynthia Richards, MD||Trauma Rehab Specialist||Central Maine Medical Center|
|Joanne LeBrun, EMT||Regional EMS Councils||Tri-County EMS|
|Thomas Judge, CCT-P||Air Ambulance Service||Lifeflight of Maine|
|Chris Paré, NRP||EMS Provider||Kennebunk Fire Rescue|
|Benjamin Zetterman, AEMT||EMS Provider||Van Buren EMS|
|Leslie Anderson, PT, MSB||Small Hospital Administrator||Cary Medical Center|
|Christopher Bowe, MD||Medium Hospital Administrator||MidCoast Hospital|
|Mindy Gammon, RN||Large Hospital Administrator||NL - Mercy Hospital|
|Chris Costello, RN||Maine Hospital Association||Mount Desert Island Hospital|
|(vacant)||Trauma Care System User|
|Tammy LaChance, RN||Trauma Program Manager*||Central Maine Medical Center|
|Julie Ontengco, DNP||Trauma Program Manager*||Maine Medical Center|
|Pret Bjorn, RN||Trauma Program Manager*||NL - Eastern Maine Medical Center|
|Rick Petrie, Paramedic||At Large*||Atlantic Partners EMS|
|Kate Zimmerman, DO||Trauma Program Manager***||Maine EMS|
|Ashley Moody, MSN, FNP-C, EMT-P||Staff Liaison***||Maine EMS|
*Positions adopted by the Committee beyond those positions defined in statute (Title 32 Chapter 2-B, section 87-1, subsection 2)
**Positions adopted by the Committee beyond those positions defined in statute (Title 32 Chapter 2-B, section 87-1, subsection 2) but added to TAC bylaws on 4/27/21 and approved by Maine EMS Board on May 5, 2021
***non-voting position, designated by the Director of Maine EMS
List approved by Maine EMS Board on 5/4/2021