Chief Paul Brennan (MA) || President

Paul has been in Emergency Medical services for 32 years. During this time he has worked in volunteer, private, urban Fire Department and Hospital based EMS systems as a provider, educator and administrator.

Since 1994, he has been the Director of Lawrence General Hospital’s Advanced Life Support service which provides regional advanced life support services to 4 communities as well as ALS/BLS 911 response to the City of Lawrence Massachusetts.

He is a long time board member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Medical Services Committee, State Emergency Medical Care Advisory Council (EMCAB), President of the Massachusetts Association of Hospital Operated Paramedic Systems, member of the Massachusetts State Trauma Committee and Hospital representative in the Region 3 Massachusetts health and medical care Coalition (HMCC).

Paul is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Lawrence General Hospital and has worked on numerous emergency management/preparedness initiatives as well as ASPR grant projects for EMS and Hospital readiness. He serves as an evaluator for the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program and has provided private consulting for hospitals in emergency management and all hazards planning.

Chief Peter Dworsky (NJ) || President Elect

Chief Dworsky is the Corporate Director for Support Services at MONOC Mobile Health Services in New Jersey. He is responsible for Risk Management and Emergency Management, Safety / OSHA compliance. Additionally, he still rides as a paramedic. Concurrent to his functions at MONOC, Chief Dworsky is the Safety Officer for the New Jersey State EMS Task Force and the Deputy EMS Coordinator for Monmouth County’s Office of Emergency Management. Prior to working at MONOC, Chief Dworsky was the Associate Director for the Office of Disaster Preparedness and EMS Director for the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, also located in New Jersey. Previously, he was the Paramedic Director for Jersey City Medical Center and worked as a paramedic in New York City.

Chief Dworsky’s education includes a MPH in Health Systems Administration and a BS in EMS Management; He is an OSHA Certified Safety Professional and a Healthcare Risk Manager and recently became a certified Business Continuity and Resiliency Manager. Professionally, he participates on several committees including the NAEMT's Safety Committee and is a member of the EMS Safety Foundation’s advisory board and the board of International Paramedic. Over the years, he has lectured at national and state EMS conferences, written several text book chapters on various aspects of EMS and disaster management as well as having numerous research posters accepted.

Chief James Robinson (CO) || Immediate Past President || Founding Member

IAEMSC President James Robinson serves as Assistant Chief for Denver Health EMS and is a founding member of the International Association of EMS Chiefs. A veteran of EMS since 1989, Chief Robinson began his EMS career as a volunteer EMT, and went on to a professional career with the City and County of Denver in 1993 as a field paramedic. Since then, he has been involved in every facet of the Denver Health Paramedic Division’s operations, and has managed EMS operations since 2005. In addition to his Denver Health role, Chief Robinson serves as the chairman of the Denver UASI/North Central All-Hazards Region's EMS subcommittee, as the EMS representative to the State of Colorado All-Hazards Advisory Committee, as a member of the State of Colorado's ESF-8 Steering Committee. He has been involved in numerous local and State of Colorado committees and boards on EMS, public health and emergency management.

Chief Robinson has been involved in numerous national-level EMS initiatives as well, including several federal agency projects and working groups, the National EMS Preparedness Initiative summits through George Washington University and the Systems Subcommittee of the National EMS Advisory Council. Chief Robinson is also a Director At Large of the National EMS Memorial Foundation which has a strong relationship with the IAEMSC. He holds a BS, Magna Cum Laude, in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver and is a graduate of Cohort 6 of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative through the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently attending the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security Master's Program. He has served as the Vice Chair of the IAEMSC Metro Chiefs' Section, as an IAEMSC Director at Large, as the Vice President and as the President Elect, prior to assuming the presidency. President Robinson is passionately committed to the EMS profession and to the people in it.

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Chief Brendan Kearney (MA) || Vice President

Brendan began working for Boston EMS as an EMT in 1984. He steadily advanced his career by serving as a Paramedic and a Deputy Superintendent before being promoted in 2004 to Superintendent of Field Support. In June 2010, Brendan was named Superintendent in Chief, the department's second in command. In this role, Brendan oversees the combined responsibilities and resources of all Boston EMS Divisions and has the authority to serve as acting Chief of Department in the Chief's absence. Brendan is the recipient of several department awards, and has served on a number of local, regional, and statewide committees focusing on a variety of EMS related issues including: policy development, treatment protocols, emergency medical dispatch, communications and interoperability, disaster preparedness, and EMS service zone planning. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the IAEMS, as well as Secretary before assuming his current role as Vice President of the Association. Brendan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Certificate in Health Care Management from Stonehill College, a Masters in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University, and has completed programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the National Fire Academy..

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