I have been involved in EMS for almost 40 years. In that time I have worked for many local EMS services as a Basic, a Paramedic, a Dispatcher, and an Educator. I am currently the Program Director for Delgado Community College’s Department of EMS Education. I received my Paramedic training from Davenport College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have an Associate Degree in Paramedic Studies from Nunez Community College, a BS in Business Management, as well as a MBA in Health Care Management, from the University of Phoenix. I am Training Center Faculty for Tulane Simulation Center for BCLS, ACLS, and PALS, and PHTLS Affiliate Faculty for the New Orleans Region. I am a member of NAEMT, LANREMT, the National Association of EMS Educators, and the Louisiana Society of EMS Instructor/Coordinators.
I am looking forward to working with the Association and our Board in increasing our membership numbers. We need to find ways to appeal to all EMS providers throughout our State and find ways to meet all of the LANREMT members’ needs. I would also like to work on drawing more attendance to our annual conference. I know we don’t have the resources of the larger National Conference, but I am confident that if we all work together we can accomplish these tasks. The Past President has started an excellent drive to increase our membership, and I plan to continue her efforts.
LANREMT's mission is the enhancement of the EMS profession through advocacy, education and awareness. Founded in 1976, LANREMT works with many EMS associations in Louisiana to strengthen the EMS System and to ensure quality patient care. LANREMT is the state affiliate of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, NREMT, and is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, NAEMT.
LANREMT is the only statewide voice for more than 20,000 EMS personnel in Louisiana. Only about 20% of the 20,000 plus emergency medical personnel in Louisiana work full-time as EMS providers. The remaining 80% are members of volunteer rescue squads in their community or workplace. It is through the support of corporations and other caring individuals that LANREMT is able to continue working to improve EMS in Louisiana.
LANREMT members sit on every major E.M.S. board and task force, working to improve EMS in Louisiana. Some of the many committees are: The Education Sub-Committee, The Clinical Care Sub-Committee, The Communications Sub-Committee, The Disaster Sub-Committee, The EMS Terrorism Preparedness Sub-Committee, LERN and The EMS Task Force.
LANREMT sponsors a statewide educational conference. Each year we bring in speakers from around the country. Select "Annual Conference" for more information. LANREMT members receive a discount on their conference registration fee. Many of our chapters sponsor local workshops and refresher courses.
LANREMT maintains a Facebook page and it is there you will find the most timely and up-to-date information on our activities.