Board of Emergency Medical Services

Membership and Meetings

The Board of Emergency Medical Services meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30 AM at the Maine EMS Offices, 45 Commerce Drive, DeChamplain Conference Room, in Augusta, Maine. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings are being held virtually ONLY, via Zoom.  Please visit the Maine EMS homepage and click on the calendar event for the Maine EMS Board meeting for Zoom access information.  Any difficulties, please email us directly.

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 Maine EMS Statutes, rules and reports can be found here.

Board Members

The members of the Board of EMS are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year terms.

The Chair of the Board of EMS is Brent Libby. The Chair-elect is Amy Drinkwater.

* Indicates renewal is in process, board members remain in office until renewed, resignation or replacement.

Position Represented Name / Email Resident of Term Expiration
Southern Maine Region (Region 1) Rich Kindelan, Paramedic Old Orchard Beach August 2021*
Tri-County Region (Region 2) Steve Smith, Paramedic Farmington August 2021*
Kennebec Valley Region (Region 3) Timothy Beals, Paramedic Winslow February 2021*
Northeast Region (Region 4) Joseph Kellner, Paramedic Windham December 2020*
Aroostook Region (Region 5) Nate Allen, AEMT Wade December 2020*
Mid-Coast Region (Region 6) Amy Drinkwater, Paramedic Belfast October 2021
Non-Transporting Services Carolyn Brouillard, AEMT Castine September 2019*
Emergency Medical Dispatchers Laura Downing, EMD, AEMT Wiscasset January 2020*
Emergency Physicians John Martel, MD, Ph.D Cumberland January 2020*
Municipal EMS Providers Brad Chicoine, Paramedic Windham January 2020*
Not-for-Profit Ambulance Services Dennis Russell, Paramedic Gray January 2020*
For-Profit Ambulance Services Joseph Conley, Paramedic Windham January 2020*
Fire Chiefs Association Scott Susi, Paramedic Caribou July 2020*
Fire Chiefs Brent Libby, Paramedic Windham December 2019*
Emergency Professional Nurses Heidi Cote, RN Windham January 2020*
Hospitals Julianne Ontengco, DNP, Paramedic Brownfield January 2020*
Public Judy Gerrish, RN Farmington January 2020*
State Medical Director J. Matthew Sholl, MD Falmouth Ex-Officio (non-voting)
Associate State Medical Director Kate Zimmerman, DO Yarmouth Ex-Officio (non-voting)
Support Staff (non-voting)      
State EMS Director Sam Hurley, MPH, Paramedic Augusta Maine EMS Staff
State Attorney General Ron Guay, Esq. Augusta Maine AG Office