About

From COVID-19 to hurricanes to civil unrest, it has been a LONG year for EMS leaders. Does the current reimbursement and regulatory climate leave you frustrated and exhausted? Are recruitment and retention issues grinding you down? Do you feel underappreciated, despite your organization’s loyal service to the community? WHAT IF THERE WAS ANOTHER WAY? It’s time to remove obstacles, rethink processes, and embrace change to move ambulance services forward. Together, let’s reimagine EMS reimbursement, operations, leadership, and human resources.

Join your colleagues at the American Ambulance Association Annual Conference & Trade Show, and learn why AAA Annual is the highlight of the year in our industry. Build your network as you exchange ideas with fellow ambulance leaders. Gain insight into trends and pitfalls, find innovative vendor solutions and ask questions of expert speakers. You’ll leave AMBUCON inspired, energized, and ready to take on the challenges of today—and tomorrow.
4
Days
58
Speakers
23
Sponsors
49
Sessions

2022 American Ambulance Association Annual Conference & Trade Show

Sponsors

Platinum

Bronze

Speakers

Nick Webb
Nick Webb
Author | Speaker | Inventor LeaderLogic, LLC
Risha Grant
Risha Grant
Diversity & Inclusion Expert, Corporate BS Finder, International Speaker, Author and Consultant Risha Grant LLC
Kevin Carroll
Kevin Carroll
Best-Selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change Katalyst
Asbel Montes
Asbel Montes
Managing Partner Solutions Group
Alexia Jobson
Alexia Jobson
Director of Public Relations REMSA
Steve Wirth
Steve Wirth
Founding Partner Page, Wolfberg & Wirth
Rob Lawrence
Rob Lawrence
Director of Strategic Implementation Pro EMS
Scott Moore, Esq.
Scott Moore, Esq.
Principal Moore EMS Consulting
Brian Werfel, Esq.
Brian Werfel, Esq.
Partner Werfel & Werfel, PLLC
Maria Bianchi, CAE
Maria Bianchi, CAE
Chief Executive Officer American Ambulance Association
Margaret Keavney, Esq.
Margaret Keavney, Esq.
Keavney and Streger, LLC
John Becknell, PhD
John Becknell, PhD
Partner Safetech Solutions
Aarron Reinert
Aarron Reinert
Immediate Past President, AAA Lakes Region EMS
Angela McLain-Johnson, MA, CHC, RHIA
Angela McLain-Johnson, MA, CHC, RHIA
CRO/CCO Pafford Medical Services
Matthew R. Streger
Matthew R. Streger
Partner Keavney & Streger
Kathy Lester, Esq,
Kathy Lester, Esq,
Principal Lester Health Law
Jamie Pafford-Gresham
Jamie Pafford-Gresham
CEO Pafford Medical Services
Jennifer Revels
Jennifer Revels
Director of Communications Pafford Medical Services
Terence Ramotar
Terence Ramotar
Director of Government Affairs, SE Region GMR
Tristan North
Tristan North
SVP, Government Affairs AAA
Shawn Baird
Shawn Baird
Board-President American Ambulance Association
Adam Heinz
Adam Heinz
Executive Director of Integrated Health REMSA
Hanan Cohen
Hanan Cohen
Director of Corporate Development Empress EMS (a division of PatientCare EMS)
Jennifer Wilson, MD
Jennifer Wilson, MD
Medical Director REMSA
Wayne Jurecki
Wayne Jurecki
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Bell Ambulance
Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson
Director of Operations Bell Ambulance
Katie Arens
Katie Arens
Vice President of Customer Access Life EMS Ambulance
Michelle Anderson
Michelle Anderson
Director of Administration Lakes Region EMS
Randall Mann
Randall Mann
Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations Acadian Ambulance
Randy Strozyk
Randy Strozyk
SVP of Operations GMR
Mark Tenia
Mark Tenia
Public Relations & Media Manager Richmond Ambulance Authority
Patrick Sean Tyler
Patrick Sean Tyler
President & CEO Randseco, LLC
Janet Smith
Janet Smith
President JS&A On Assignment / On Assignment Studios
Jeff Fishel
Jeff Fishel
Director of EMS Delaware County EMS
Bill Seifarth
Bill Seifarth
Executive Director/CEO National Registry of EMTs
Andy Gienapp
Andy Gienapp
Deputy Executive Director NASEMSO
Pam Lane
Pam Lane
Executive Director NAEMT
Chris Kelly
Of Counsel Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC
Jennifer Liebman
Jennifer Liebman
Director of Clinical Services GMR/Guardian Flight
Jared Sherman
Jared Sherman
Vice President of Operations, Northwest GMR
Thomas Leonards
Thomas Leonards
Manager of Contracting & Customer Service Acadian Ambulance
Jennifer Cochran
Jennifer Cochran
Assistant Chief of Admin Delaware County EMS
John "JP" Peterson
John "JP" Peterson
Executive Director Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC)
Doug Swanson, MD
Doug Swanson, MD
Medical Director Mecklenburg EMS Agency (MEDIC)
Sara Robbins, APR
Director of Social Media KPS3
Mike Williams
Partner Dinosaur EMS Consulting
Julianne Ehlers, MA, CEM, AEMT
Program Director, Technical Assistance Center NEMSIS
Kathryn Wire
Executive Director Center for Patient Safety
Mark Terry, MPA, NRP
Chief Certification Officer NREMT
Michelle Hager
Managing Partner Blue Cirrus
Angela Madden
Executive Director Michigan Association of Ambulance Services
Kevin Ferrarotti
Senior System Director, EMS Hartford HealthCare EMS

Program

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Stages
Ryman Studio ABC

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Shawn Baird
Maria Bianchi, CAE
Randy Strozyk

Lunch (Board & Precon Participants Only)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet To Eat (OPTIONAL Dutch Treat Group Dinner)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Magnolia Ballroom

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

Lunch (Board & Precon Participants Only)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

PRECON | State Association Leaders Forum

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rob Lawrence
Chris Anderson

Meet To Eat (OPTIONAL Dutch Treat Group Dinner)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tennessee B

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

Lunch (Board & Precon Participants Only)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

PRECON | Shortages, Unhappy Employees, & the Great Leadership Opportunity

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Aarron Reinert
John Becknell, PhD

Meet To Eat (OPTIONAL Dutch Treat Group Dinner)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tennessee A

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

Lunch (Board & Precon Participants Only)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

PRECON | Interactive Contract Negotiation Workshop

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brian Werfel, Esq.
Scott Moore, Esq.
Margaret Keavney, Esq.
Matthew R. Streger
Steve Wirth

Meet To Eat (OPTIONAL Dutch Treat Group Dinner)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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