EMS Task Force

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. 

EMS Task Force Members

Louisiana Approved Education Program: Jeffery Anderson** (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Military Medic: Justin Arnone (term expires: 12/31/2020)

EMS Certification Commission: Ryan Brown (term expires with Certification Commission term)

EMS Physician Medical Director: Avery Callahan, MD (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Flight Medic: Kirk Coussan (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Licensed Paramedic: Brent Crawford (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Ambulance Safety: Carl Flores (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Licensed Paramedic: Gavin Hall (term expires: 12/31/2023)

Ambulance Service District Administrator: Aaron Johnson (term expires: 12/31/2022)

CAAHEP EMS Education Program: Kirk Lacour (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Fire/EMS Agency: Preston Landry (term expires: 12/31/2023)

Fireman's Association: Brian Lindberg (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Private Provider: Marco Macera (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana: Chad Major (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Louisiana Ambulance Alliance: Naomi Majors* (term expires: 12/31/2023)

Telecommunnicator: Richard McGuire (term expires: 12/31/2022)

American College of Emergency Physicians: Andre Mouledoux, MD (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Provider of Industrial EMS: Brian Regan (term expires: 12/31/2022)

Municipal Ambulance: Bill Salmeron (term expires: 12/31/2023)

Licensed EMT: Ceirra Smith (term expires: 12/31/2023)

LANREMT: Evon Smith (term expires: 12/31/2020)

High School Educator: Wendi Worsham (term expires: 12/31/2022)

*  Chair
** Vice-Chair


2021 Meeting Dates:

January 12, 2021

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes (draft)

April 13, 2021 - CANCELED

July 13, 2021

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2021 - CANCELED

2022 Meeting Dates:

January 11, 2022

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

March 8, 2022

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2022 - LACK OF QUORUM

July 12, 2022

Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2022 - LACK OF QUORUM

November 15, 2022


Standing EMS Task Force Subcommittees

Credentialing - Evon Smith, Chair

Education - Jeffery Anderson, Chair

Examinations - Gavin Hall, Chair

911 Communications - Richard McGuire, Chair

Ambulance Standards - Carl Flores, Chair

EMS Certification Commission - Ryan Brown, Chair


Task Force - State Partners

Kim Hood - 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

Jessica Vallelungo- Louisiana Department of Education

Gail Gibson - EMS for Children

Amanda Broussard - EMS for Children

Traci Travis - Office of the State Fire Marshal