EMSAAC Conference 2024

Join us in San Diego
May 29 - 30, 2024
Loews Coronado Bay Resort

The 2023 EMSAAC Conference was a resounding susccess!  See below for the confernce archive and videos, and be sure to save the date for 2024!

The EMS Administrators’ Association of California (EMSAAC) cordially invited California’s EMS leaders and professionals to join us for the EMSAAC Annual Conference 2023 at the Omni Hotel in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Attendees learn from and collaborate with peers on a broad variety of subject matter relevant to all levels of prehospital care personnel and EMS managers including ambulance providers, fire agencies, military, law enforcement, EMS agencies, ED nurses, physicians, emergency preparedness coordinators and all who provide lifesaving emergency medical services to our communities.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Paul LeSage, EMT-P, BA, AS, MIS

Paul LeSage is a founding partner of SG Collaborative Solutions LLC. Drawing on his distinguished career as a lead flight paramedic, assistant fire chief, and director of Oregon’s second-largest emergency 911 and dispatch center, Paul went on to author a book on crew resource management, start his own publishing company and join Oregon Health and Science University as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. With SG Collaborative Solutions since 2011, Paul continues on his life-long journey of serving organizations and communities while setting the gold standard of collaboration for his colleagues.

David Fifer, MS, NRP, FAWM

Assistant Professor David Fifer is the Coordinator of our online Paramedic-to-degree programs. David also works as a Paramedic for Powell County Ambulance Service, and deploys to disaster areas, national special security events, and public health emergencies as an Emergency Management Specialist/Operations Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response. David is a member of the Kentucky Board of EMS Education Committee, and also leads the KBEMS' Wilderness Paramedic Task Force.


Elizabeth Basnett

Acting Director
EMS Authority Assistant Secretary, Cal HHS Sacramento, California

Nichole Bosson, MD, MPH, FAEMS

Assistant Medical Director
LA EMS Agency Director, EMS Fellowship Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Santa Fe Springs, California

Nick Clay, EMSAAC President

EMS Director
Santa Barbara County EMS Agency Santa Barbara, California

Christopher B. Colwell, MD

Chief of Emergency Medicine
Zuckerberg SFGH & Trauma Center Professor and Vice Chair, DEM San Francisco, California

J. Joelle Donofrio, DO, FAAP, FACEP, FAEMS

Deputy Chief Medical Officer
San Diego Fire-Rescue EMS Medical Director Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, California

Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD

Medical Director
Los Angeles County EMS Agency Santa Fe Springs, California

Andrew Herring, MD

Director, Division of Research, DEM
Alameda Health System Medical Director to SUD PI & Founder CA Bridge, PH Institute Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF San Francisco, California

Kevin Mackey, MD, FAEMS

Medical Director
Sacramento Fire Department Sacramento Airport Fire Department Associate EMS Fellowship Director, UCD Sacramento, California

Kris Mangano

Emergency Services Manager
San Benito County EMS Agency Hollister, California

Tammi McConnell, MS, RN, Conference Chair

EMS Administrator
Orange County EMS Agency Santa Ana, California

Tony Mecham

Fire Chief
CAL FIRE & San Diego County San Diego, California

Shira A. Schlesinger, MD, MPH

Director, EMS & Disaster Preparedness Programs
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Torrance, California Medical Director, Newport Beach Fire Department Newport Beach, California

Karl Sporer, MD

Medical Director

Napa County EMS Agency, Napa, California

Mike Taigman, MA, FAEMS

Assistant Professor
UCSF Improvement Guide, First Watch San Leandro, California

Kim Walker, MSN, RN, SANE-A

Nurse Manager
SAFE Department Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, California

Doug Wolfberg

EMS Attorney and Founding Partner
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Eric Sailors

Fire Chief

El Cerrito Fire Department, El Cerrito, California

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