Trauma Advisory Committee

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.

Resources

A variety of resources related to the Maine EMS trauma system can be found here.

TAC Members

The Chair of the TAC is Rick Petrie.  The Maine EMS Trauma Program Manager is Kate Zimmerman, DO.

First Name Last Name Organization/Facility Town TAC Position
“*” = minimum required
Mindy Gammon, RN Mercy Hospital Portland Administrator – large hospital (1)*
Matt Sholl, MD Maine Medical Center Portland MEMS Board (1)*
Regen Gallagher, DO Cary Medical Center Caribou MHA  (1)*
Thomas Savadove, MD Maine Medical Center Portland Trauma rehabilitation specialist (1)*
Guy Nuki, MD Blue Water Medical Group-
Calais, DownEast, Houlton
  Administrator – small Hospital (1)*
Pret Bjorn, RN Northern Lights EMMC Bangor Trauma Program Mgr.
Sam Hurley, NRP Maine EMS Augusta State EMS Director (1)*
Richard King, MD Central Maine Medical Ctr. Lewiston Trauma surgeon (4)*
Comfort Hines, MD Penobscot Bay Medical Ctr. Rockport Emergency physician (2)*
Joseph Rappold, MD Maine Medical Center Portland Trauma surgeon (4)*
Norman Dinerman, MD Northern Lights EMMC Bangor Emergency physician
Nathan Morse Maine CDC Augusta Rural health
Gwen Downs, MD Maine General Medical Ctr. Augusta Emergency physician (2)*
Tammy LaChance, RN Central Maine Medical Ctr. Lewiston Trauma program mgr.
Carlo Gammaitoni, MD MaineGeneral Medical Ctr. Augusta Trauma surgeon (4)*
Thomas Judge, EMT-P LifeFlight of Maine Bangor Air ambulance (1)*
Kevin Kendall, MD MaineGeneral Medical Ctr. Augusta Emergency physician
William Jenkins Maine CDC Augusta Public health preparedness
Julie Ontengco, NP, EMT-P Maine Medical Ctr. Portland Trauma Program Mgr.
Joanne LeBrun, EMT Tri-County EMS, INC Lewiston Regional coord. (1)*
Geno Murray, EMT-P Community Member Greenville System user (1)*
Nancy Jackson, RN Miles Memorial Hospital Damariscotta Emergency nurse (1)*
Amy Fenwick, MD Northern Lights EMMC Bangor Trauma surgeon (4)*
Chris Paré, EMT-P Wells EMS Wells Prehospital care provider (2)*
Gail Ross Northern Lights EMMC Bangor Trauma data mgr.
Heather Cady, RN LifeFlight of Maine Lewiston Critical care nurse (1)*
Tim Pieh, MD MaineGeneral Medical Ctr. Augusta ED Physician
Jennifer Granata, RN Southern Maine Health Care Biddeford Administrator – medium hospital (1)*
Kim McGraw, RN Bridgton/LFOM Bridgton Emergency nurse
Lyndsy Bragg, RN MaineGeneral Medical Ctr. Augusta Trauma nurse
David Stuchiner, MD   Lewiston System advisor
Sheila Nelson Maine CDC Augusta Injury Prevention
Mark McAllister, MD MaineGeneral Medical Ctr. Augusta ED Physician
David Ciraulo, DO Maine Medical Center Portland Trauma Surgeon
Ian Reight, MD MaineGeneral Medical Ctr. Augusta Trauma Surgeon
Ben Zetterman, AEMT Aroostook EMS Caribou Prehospital Care Provider (2)*
Kevin McGinnis, EMT-P NEMHS Scarborough System Advisor
Pete Tilney, DO Central Maine Medical Ctr. Lewiston Emergency Physician
Anna Moses, RN Northern Lights EMMC Bangor Trauma Nurse Coordinator
Bruce Chung, MD Maine Medical Center Portland Trauma Surgeon
Marc Minkler, NRP Maine EMS Augusta EMS-C Manager
Rick Petrie, EMT-P APEMS Regions 1,3,4,6 Chair
Ian Neilson, MD Maine Medical Center Portland Pediatric Surgeon