Our Association Officers serve for a one-year term that begins on July 1st each year. These officers together with our appointed EMS Commissioner and Immediate Past-President makeup EMSAAC's Executive Committee. For information on how the Association selects its officers, please go to Nominating Committee.
President Mike Petrie
Michael Petrie is EMSAAC's President and the EMS Bureau Chief for Monterey County. He has served on the faculty at UC Berkeley and the Naval Postgraduate School, where he remains a thesis advisor and serves on the Editorial Board of an academic journal, Homeland Security Affairs. Michael holds an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School. When not at work, he pursues his sport pilot’s license and provides a loving home for his basset hounds!
President-Elect Tammi McConnell
Tammi McConnell is EMSAAC’s President-Elect and the EMS Administrator for Orange County. She transitioned from her clinical career seven years ago to apply her education, experience and desire to enhance community health. Tammi has worked as a nurse in emergency/trauma, critical care, and oncology services in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Leadership, and maintains active membership within the Emergency Nurses Association.
Secretary Kristin Weivoda
Kristin is EMSAAC's Secretary and the EMS Administrator for Yolo County. She has spent over 18 years in EMS with a very dynamic background: a firefighter/paramedic, medical device sales and education, air rescue and air medical, an educator, and for the last four years she have been able to help develop Yolo County EMS. When she is not at work, Kristin wants to be outdoors, being active, traveling around the world and taking care of her special needs animals.
Treasurer Vickie Pinette
Vickie Pinette is EMSAAC's Treasurer and the Executive Director for Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS. Her region covers nine Northern California counties and 19,719 square miles, an area larger than 9 of our 50 states! Vickie has been an active member of a volunteer organization that sends care packages to deployed military. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her grandson, skiing, and road trips.
Past-President Bryan Cleaver
Bryan Cleaver is EMSAAC's Immediate Past-President and the EMS Administrator for Coastal Valleys EMS (Sonoma and Mendocino counties). He is a respected facilitator, collaborator and thought-leader. For a number of years Bryan has been active on many statewide task forces and working groups to shape policy and regulations affecting EMS systems in California.
EMS Commissioner Dan Burch
Dan Burch represents EMSAAC on California's Commission on Emergency Medical Services
and was re-appointed to a second term on the Commission by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2017. He is also the EMS Administrator for San Joaquin County. Dan is a past President of EMSAAC and currently chairs the Association's active Legislative Committee. Locally, he is active in his community as a top-tier high school football referee.