Medical Direction & Practices Board

Membership and Meetings

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the MDPB is hosting informal update meetings.  Effective June 16, 2021, these will be held on the first Monday of the month at 0800 (NOTE: There will NOT be an update on July 5, the next update will be held August 2, 2021).  These meetings are virtual only.

Join via Zoom
By computer/tablet:
By Phone: 1-646-876-9923
Meeting ID: 815 5985 3848

2021 Protocols

To learn about the December 1, 2021, Statewide Maine EMS Protocol Rollout, Click HERE.

The Medical Direction and Practices Board (MDPB) consists of the state EMS medical director, the associate state medical director, six regional medical directors, a pharmacist/toxicologist, a pediatric physician, a Maine licensed ALS provider, a Maine licensed BLS provider and a representative of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Emergency Medicine (ACEP). The MDPB meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM.

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 Protocols, white papers and other documents can be found here.

Medical Direction & Practices Board Members.

The Chair of the MDPB is Dr. Matthew Sholl.

Name Position Represented
J. Matthew Sholl, MD State EMS Medical Director
Kate Zimmerman, DO Associate State EMS Medical Director
Michael Bohanske, MD Southern Maine Region 1 (Region 1)
Seth Ritter, MD Tri-County Region (Region 2)
Tim Pieh, MD Kennebec Valley Region (Region 3)
David Saquet, DO Northeastern Maine Region (Region 4)
Beth Collamore, MD Aroostook Region (Region 5)
Benjy Lowry, MD Midcoast Region (Region 6)
Pete Tilney, DO At-Large
Bethany Nash, PharmD Pharmacist or Toxicologist
Claire DuFort, Paramedic ALS Provider (Paramedic)
Vacant BLS Provider (EMR, EMT, or AEMT)
Rachel Williams, MD Pediatric Physician
Kelly Meehan-Coussee, MD American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Support Staff  
Christopher Azevedo Maine EMS