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.
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 Joe Kellner. The Chair-elect is Brent Libby.
* 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|