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.


Materials related to EMS Board meetings can be found on the Maine EMS Board Meeting Materials Page.

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 Amy Drinkwater.

Note: The Maine EMS regional make up was changed effective April 7, 2024.  Please see the rules chapter website page.

Position Represented Name / Email Resident of Term Expiration*
Region One Vacant    
Region Two Steve Smith, Paramedic Farmington August 2021
Region Three Amy Drinkwater, Paramedic Belfast October 2021
Region Four Nate Allen, AEMT Wade December 2020
Non-Transporting Services Vacant    
Emergency Medical Dispatchers Laura Downing, EMD, AEMT Wiscasset January 2023
Emergency Physicians Brandon Giberson, DO Portland January 2023
Municipal EMS Providers Andy Turcotte, Paramedic Windham January 2023
Not-for-Profit Ambulance Services Bill Cyr, MHA, RN, Paramedic Belmont January 2023
For-Profit Ambulance Services Vacant    
Fire Chiefs Christopher Whytock, AEMT Rockland December 2022
Fire Chiefs Association Brent Libby, Paramedic Windham July 2023
Emergency Professional Nurses Vacant    
Hospitals Vacant    
Pediatrics Vacant    
Public Judy Gerrish, RN Farmington January 2023
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 Wil O'Neal Augusta Maine EMS Staff
State Attorney General Samantha Morgan, Esq. Augusta Maine AG Office

* Board members remain in office until renewed, resignation or replacement.