Leadership and Staff

Board of Directors

EMSAC is governed by an elected board of four officers, 11 regional representatives and representatives from the Chiefs, Managers and Directors group and the EMS Educators group. The eleven regions are shown here.

Scott Sholes, President
Durango Fire Protection District
(970) 382-6039
scott dot sholes at durangofire dot org

Sean Caffrey, Vice President 
Crested Butte Fire Protection District(303) 724-2565
scaffrey at cbfpd dot org

Sharon Lowry, Secretary
Poudre Valley Health System

(307) 321-1626
seasamb at hotmail dot com


Christopher Montera, Treasurer
Eagle County Paramedic Services

(970) 401-2101
cmontera at ecparamedics dot com


Lonnie Knudsen, Region 1
City of Wray EMS

(970) 595-0021
lonniek6 at msn dot com


Jeremy MetzRegion 2
West Metro Fire Protection District
JMetz at westmetrofire dot org

Sean Ellis, Region 3

Stadium Medical
sellis at stadiummedical dot com
(720) 630-2000

Jeffery Force, Region 4
Memorial Hospital - University of Colorado Health
(719) 365-2006
jeff dot force at uchealth dot org
James Woodworth, Region 5
Summit County Ambulance Service
(970) 668-5777

jwoodworth at summitfire dot org


Brandon ChambersRegion 6
Southern Colorado RETAC
(719) 248-3978

scretac @ comcast dot net

Tom Anderson, Region 7
American Medical Response
(719) 371-8019

 tom dot anderson at amr dot net

Jon Montano, Region 8
(719) 587-5274

slvretac at gmail dot com

Joel Claus, Region 9 
Upper Pine River Fire Protection District
(970) 884-9508
jclaus at upperpinefire dot org

Daniel Barela, Region 10
Colorado Mesa University Health Sciences Dept.
(970) 640-1024
dbarela223 at gmail dot com


Addy Marantino, Region 11
Northwest Colorado RETAC

(970) 987-1043
northwest retac at gmail dot com


Richard Cornelius, EMS-CMD Representative
(970)- 340-7037
rcornelius at roaringforkfire dot org


Randy Lesher, Past President (Ex-Officio)
Thompson Valley EMS
(970) 663-6025

Committee Chairs

Tim Dienst, Advocacy
Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District
(719) 687-2291

(Vacant) Communications

Jason Kotas, Conference Chair
Children's Hospital

jason dot kotas at childrenscolorado dot org

Tom Anderson, Membership
American Medical Response
(719) 371-8019

 tom dot anderson at amr dot net

Kim Schallenberger, Awards
Plains to Peak RETAC
(719) 344-5584

kschally at plainstopeak dot org

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To contact the staff call 303-317-6511 or email [email protected]

Don Knox, Executive Director
Susan Nolte, Finance Director
Mary Fitzgerald, Conference Director
Dani Korth, Senior Conference Planner

Ashley Montoya, Membership Director

Howard Paul, Communications, (303) 221-9400 - office, (303) 829-5678 - mobile. communications at emsac dot org