EMS Taskforce

The Emergency Medical Services Task Force is composed of individuals subject to the approval of the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, which advises and makes recommendations to the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and the Department on matters related to emergency medical services. 

Members of the EMT Task Force are:
  • LANREMT - Terry Blanchard
  • LAA - Donna Newchurch
  • Emergency Preparedness - Rob Daughdril
  • ACEP/EMS Physician Medical Director - Dr. Angela Cornelius
  • Ambulance Service District Administrator - Aaron Johnson
  • Licensed Paramedic - Jessica Trichel
  • EMS Certification Commission - Dr. Jeff Elder
  • CAAHEP/CoAEMSP Accredited Program - Kirk Lacour, Task Force Chair
  • Professional Firefighters - Chad Major
  • Louisiana ACEP - Nancy Bourgeois
  • Licensed EMT - Jacob Colbert
  • Private EMS Agency - Maylyn Geissler
  • Military Medic - Justin Arnon
  • Air Medic - Keith H. Carter
  • Fireman's Association - Brian Lindberg
  • Louisiana Approved Education Program - Jeffery Andreson
  • Municipal EMS Agency - Carl Flores
  • Provider of Industrial EMS - Brian Regan
  • Fire/EMS Agency - Daniel McDonnell
  • High School Educator - Wendi Worsham
2018 Meeting Dates:
Task Force - State Partners
  • Dr. Parham Jaberi - Assistant Secretary/Office of Public Health
  • Myra Lowe - Deputy Assistant Secretary/Office of Public Health
  • Butch Browning - State Fire Marshal
  • Paige Hargrove - Louisiana Emergency Response Network
  • Lisa French - Louisiana Department of Education
  • Amanda Broussard - EMS for Children
  • Traci Travis - Office of the State Fire Marshal