State EMS Board and Statewide EMS Advisory Council

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State EMS Board (as of February 2022)

  • Clay B. Stamp, NRP- Board Chairperson - Public at Large
  • Molly K. Marra - Secretary, Maryland Department of Health, Designee 
  • James Scheulen, PA, MBA - Hospital Administrator
  • Stephan Cox - Volunteer Firefighter
  • William Frohna, MD - Emergency Medical Services Physician
  • E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA - Board of Regents, Designee
  • Sally Showalter, RN - Public at Large <175,000
  • Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NREMT-P - Emergency Medical Services Nurse
  • Dany Westerband, MD, FACS - Trauma Physician
  • Wayne Tiemersma, NRP - Statewide EMS Advisory Council Chairperson
  • Vacant - Career Firefighter

Statewide EMS Advisory Council (as of February 2022)

  • Wayne Tiemersma, NRP - SEMSAC Chairperson, Representing EMS Region I Advisory Council
  • Eric Smothers, NREMT-P - SEMSAC Vice Chairperson, Representing EMS Region II Advisory Council
  • Kristie Snedeker, DPT - Representing R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Timothy J. Kerns, PhD - Representing Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Chief Gordon E. Wallace, Jr. - Representing Metropolitan Fire Chiefs 
  • Chief James U. Matz - Representing EMS Region III Advisory Council
  • Scott A. Haas, NREMT-P - Representing Region IV EMS Advisory Council
  • Chief Alan L. Butsch - Representing EMS Region V Advisory Council
  • Erik R. Abrahamson  - Representing Helicopter Pilots
  • Linda Dousa, CRT-I - Representing Maryland State Firemen’s Association
  • Michael Cox - Representing Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
  • Rosemary Kozar, MD, PhD - Representing National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems
  • Jeffery L. Fillmore, MD - Representing the EMS Regional Medical Directors
  • Michael J. Rosellini - Representing Maryland Commercial Ambulance Services
  • Jeffrey S. Sagel, DO - Representing MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
  • Major Michael Tagliaferri, Commander - Representing Maryland State Police Aviation Command
  • Katherine Burroughs, MS, PA-C - Representing Maryland Hospital Association
  • Wayne Dyott - Representing General Public in a county with a population of < 175,000
  • Lisa C. Tenney, RN - Representing General Public
  • Kathleen Grote, NREMT-P - Representing General Public
  • Lisa M. Lisle, RN, CEN - Representing the Maryland Emergency Nurses Association
  • Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD, FACS - Representing Maryland TraumaNet
  • Jennifer Anders, MD, FAAP - Representing American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter
  • Michael G. Millin, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS - Representing American College of Emergency Physicians, Maryland Chapter
  • Justin L. Orendorf - Representing Volunteer Field Providers
  • Linda W. Young, MD - Representing Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Vacant - Representing American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Maryland Chapter
  • Vacant - Representing State Emergency Number Systems Board
  • Vacant - Representing Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland
  • Vacant - Representing American College of Surgeons, Maryland Chapter
  • Vacant - Representing Maryland Board of Physicians


The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems is an independent, executive-level agency responsible for the coordination of all emergency medical services.  MIEMSS is governed by an 11-member Governor-appointed State Emergency Medical Services Board.  By law, the Board must meet at least six times per year. The law gave the Board the authority to appoint an Executive Director of MIEMSS with the approval of the Governor.  The responsibilities of the Executive Director and the EMS Board are defined by law.

A 31-member Statewide Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (SEMSAC) advises and assists the EMS Board.  SEMSAC is the principal advisory body to the Board and its membership is defined by statute.  Members are appointed by the EMS Board with the approval of the Governor.  The SEMSAC chairman is a member of the EMS Board, and many of the SEMSAC members serve on various subcommittees that deal with a range of EMS issues.

Dedicated funding for MIEMSS and the major state-level components of the EMS system is provided by the Maryland EMS Operations Fund (MEMSOF). MEMSOF is funded from a $14.50/year vehicle registration fee surcharge, a moving violation surcharge of $7.50 added to certain traffic cases, and interest earned on the MEMSOF. An additional $2.50/year is added to the vehicle registration fee charge to support Maryland’s trauma centers and trauma physicians through the Maryland Trauma Physician Services Fund. The MEMSOF is used to fund MIEMSS, as well as the Aviation Command of the Maryland State Police, the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and the Amoss Fire, Rescue and Ambulance Fund which provides aid to local jurisdictions. By statute, the EMS Board has “review and approve” authority over the budgets of all the MEMSOF-supported entities, except for the Amoss Fund.  This special funding source has provided a stable and reliable base of funding for the EMS System for more than a quarter of a century.

Several pieces of legislation have been enacted that strengthen the authority of the agency and the EMS Board to coordinate an effective EMS system.  From 1993 through 2001, section 13-515 was modified several times to define the Board’s and MIEMSS’ responsibilities for licensing and regulation of commercial ambulance services.  The most recent modification of the law authorizes licensing and regulation of commercial services providing aeromedical transport.  In 1998, section 13-516 established the EMS Board’s licensing and certification authority over all levels of Maryland EMS clinicians and strengthened the Board’s oversight responsibilities.  The law created an EMS Board-appointed 13-member Provider Review Panel to review patient care problems and allegations of EMS clinician misconduct and to recommend action to the EMS Board.  Within MIEMSS, an Office of Compliance was subsequently created and an Incident Review Committee established as part of this process. For further information see the compliance section.

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