Our Board of Directors is comprised of Administrators and Directors from each of California's 34 local EMS agencies. Our quarterly meetings are open to the public and provide valuable information for individuals or organizations involved in EMS administration, management, operations or support.
Nick Clay, President
Santa Barbara County EMS Agency
With over 20 years of experience as in EMS, Mr. Clay has worked in myriad environments, from field level supervision, office management, remote staff management, project management, disaster management and strategic leadership. This breadth of experience has been built serving as a field provider, ambulance operations manager, cruise medical management, building the industry's first ever paramedic program, and most recently serving the County of Santa Barbara as the EMS Agency Director. During his career, he has been recognized for his ability to simultaneously manage multiple initiatives and for his talent at cross-functional collaboration.
Jeff Fariss, President-elect
Kern County EMS Agency
Steve Carroll, Treasurer
Ventura County EMS Agency
Steve Carroll is a Division Manager for the Ventura County Public Health Department and serves as the EMS Administrator for the County of Ventura Emergency Medical Services Agency. Steve is a State of California licensed paramedic with over 35 years of emergency medical service experience, working in various clinical, operational, supervisory, and administrative positions.
Vince Pierucci, Secretary
San Luis Obispo EMS Agency
Travis Kusman, Immediate Past President
San Mateo County EMS Agency
Travis Kusman has over two decades of experience as a healthcare provider and leader in emergency medical services, beginning his career as a lifeguard and volunteer EMT, and later serving in senior-level executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. He also serves as the RDMHC for the CA Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Coastal Mutual Aid Region.