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Leadership Team

Mike Poyneter

Michael Poynter
Executive Director

michael.poynter@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3584

Poynter brings more than 30 years of public safety experience to KBEMS. He has managed operations and led personnel in emergency environments of all types, representing EMS, the fire service and law enforcement, including 16 years of service as a tactical paramedic with an FBI SWAT team. Poynter has also worked internationally as an EMS and tactical operations consultant, training health providers for the Coast Guard and Ministry of Health in Finland.

Poynter serves as an Advisory Board Member for Emergency Medical Services World Magazine and the Kentucky State University Applied Information Technology degree program. He was appointed to the KBEMS Board of directors in 2005 and elected as chair in September 2010.

 

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Deputy Executive Director of Administration

 

 

Eddie Slone

Eddie Slone
Director of Field Operations

eddie.slone@kctcs.edu, (502) 330-9006

Eddie began his career in EMS as an EMT in Southeastern Kentucky before attending EKU and receiving an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Care in 1994.   After completing class, Eddie worked for Frankfort Fire and EMS for 22 years.  While at Frankfort Fire and EMS, Eddie had the opportunity to gain both field and administrative experience.  Though the bulk of his EMS career has been with a fire based EMS service, he also has experience with standalone EMS and volunteer fire departments. 

Bob Andrew

Bob Andrew
Director of Education and Training

Contact Bob with any questions regarding Education or training at:

robert.andrew@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3577

Robert Bob Andrew holds a Master s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Kentucky State University and brings over 20 years of experience in emergency services encompassing fire, rescue, and EMS. A volunteer firefighter role in his local community led Bob to become an EMT in 1983, a Paramedic in 1985 and to a professional career in 1987 as a field paramedic with the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority in West Virginia. By 1989, Bob was a paid Fire-Paramedic with the Bridgeport Fire Department in WV, where he also served as Captain, Training/Safety Officer, and Risk Manager for the city. Retiring from fire service in 2002, Bob then served as EMS Coordinator for Fairmont State Community and Technical College in Fairmont, WV. During his tenure with FSC&TC, he developed the non-degree certificate EMS program to a fully accredited degree program that provided EMT-Paramedic training for North Central WV. Soon after Bob and his wife, Victoria, relocated to Kentucky in 2007, he was recruited to serve on a multinational team for Abu Dhabi University in the United Arab Emirates as Emergency Services Coordinator. There, his team created an advanced life support medical training facility for the UAE military and civilian healthcare providers.

Returning to the U.S., Bob acquired experience in federal and state healthcare policy and regulation while serving the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services/Office of Inspector General/Division of Healthcare. As Administrative Branch Manager of the Training and Quality Assurance Branch, and later Regional Program Manager, he oversaw training administration and Life Safety Code as well as central office operations. Bob and Victoria have three grown daughters and live in Georgetown, KY.

Randall Eimmerman

Randall Eimerman

Director of EMS Data Systems

Randall Eimerman is originally from Libertyville, IL. After obtaining his associate in arts degree from Lincoln College, he moved to Kenosha, WI, to begin his EMS career as a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Paris Fire & Rescue. While there, he quickly learned the importance of EMS and the rising need for community medical help. While living in Kenosha, WI, Randall obtained both his EMS and firefighter certifications, and served as a paramedic at Indianapolis EMS.

Prior to joining KBEMS, Randall was the EMS Data Manager for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Randall is an active member of National Emergency Medical Service Information System (NEMSIS).

Dr. Walter Lubbers

Dr. Walt Lubbers

State Medical Advisor

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Monica Robertson

Monica Robertson, MPH
Director of EMS Research

monica.robertson@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3578

Monica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication from the University of Kentucky and a Master's in Public Health (MPH) with a Community Health concentration from Eastern Kentucky University.  Monica joined KBEMS in December 2016 and works with our systems to review data, correct irregularities, builds reporting tools to fulfill record requests, and creates data-driven research publications for the Board and its Committees.

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Morgan Scaggs, BHS, NREMT-P
EMSC Project Director

The Emergency Medical Services for Children program is a federal grant program with participation from all 50 states and 9 territories/freely associated states. The program focuses on 10 federal Performance Measures; established with the goal to improve access to and the quality of emergency medical care for the pediatric population.

morgan.scaggs@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3583

Morgan Scaggs holds a Bachelor's of Health Sciences, Clinical Leadership and Management, from the University of Kentucky and her work experience includes more than 20 years in EMS with work in pre-hospital EMS, the fire service, hospital emergency department, critical-care transport, injury prevention programs, and EMS education.

Morgan was born in Maysville, Kentucky but spent much of her childhood in southern Ohio before attending Ohio University, where she completed an Associates of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Social Sciences. Her EMS career began in central Ohio, where she became a Nationally Registered Paramedic in 1995, before moving to South Carolina where she worked in the Myrtle Beach area for 12 years. She continued her EMS education and career, earning critical care certification through UMBC in 2000 while working for the Medical University of South Carolina, before joining Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department as a Paramedic-Firefighter in 2002. In 2007, she became a Training Officer for Horry County Fire Rescue.

Taking the KYEMSC Project Director position in 2011, Morgan was able to come back home, close to family and the area where she grew up. She currently lives in Lexington with her son, Finn, who provides personal inspiration for her work to improve emergency medical care for children throughout Kentucky.

Field Operations

Ray Chesney Ray Chesney, EMT-P
Appalachian Region Inspector/Liaison

ray.chesney@kctcs.edu, (502) 330-9005

Ray Chesney is from Monticello, KY and has attended EKU and completed Paramedic Training at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Ray became an EMT in 1991 and a Paramedic in 1995. Professionally, he has worked for numerous EMS agencies over his career including: Transcare, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Knox County EMS, Jackson County EMS, Bell County EMS, Clinton County EMS, Wayne County EMS, and Somerset-Pulaski County EMS. Ray came to work for the Board of EMS back when it was still under the Cabinet for Health Services, EMS Branch. Ray s primary territory is the Appalachian Region.

Raleigh Shelton Inspector/Liaison Raleigh Shelton
Derby Region Inspector/Liaison

raleigh.shelton@kctcs.edu, (502) 330-9008

 Raleigh is from Hardinsburg, KY, and began his career in EMS in 1998 as an EMT with Breckinridge Central EMS. He obtained his Paramedic license in 2004 and continued working in Breckinridge County until his retirement as Director of EMS in 2020.

Along with EMS, Raleigh has served in several facets of emergency services including 22 years of service with Hardinsburg Fire Department, most recently serving as Chief, 6 years of service with the Breckinridge County Coroner’s Office as a Deputy, and 4 years of service with the Breckinridge County Emergency Management Agency.

Raleigh is passionate about teaching; he holds EMS Educator and Evaluator credentials along with being an instructor in all disciplines with the AHA.

Raleigh’s primary territory is Western Kentucky along with the Louisville area. 

Office Staff

 

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Marketing Manager

 

 

 

 

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Financial Analyst

 

Carolyn Threlkeld

Carolyn Threlkeld
Administrative Assistant

carolyn.threlkeld@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3565

Carolyn joined the KBEMS staff in 2018 and serves as administrative professional for KBEMS. She spent her early career as a clinic administrator and later as a human resource manager.  She has one son, Dr. Zach Threlkeld, who is an assistant professor of neurocritical care at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  She states that she is still working because she spent all of her retirement money on his education. However, she does expect to recoup in the future.

She enjoys scuba diving, traveling, acting in local theater, singing and playing guitar, white-water rafting and trying anything new.

 Brennen Younger

Brennen Younger
Statewide Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Systems Administrator

brennen.younger@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3590

Originally from Virginia, Brennen currently lives in Richmond. She came to Kentucky to attend EKU and ended up permanently relocating. Brennen has a bachelor'ss degree in emergency medical care from EKU and is currently finishing up her master's degree in disaster preparedness and emergency management from Arkansas State University. Previously, she worked as a paramedic and has been a volunteer firefighter since 2014. 

 

 
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Senior License and Certification Specialist

Certification Specialist is responsible for processing EMS provider, instructor and EMS Training & Educational Institution certifications and licenses. 

 

 

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License and Certification Specialist

 

 

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Resource Management Specialist

Primary responsibilities include logistics for all Board related meetings, and assisting the Legal Department with investigations and filings.

Legal Department

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Sam Lowe, MS, EMT-P
Investigator

samuel.lowe@kctcs.edu, (859) 256-3586

Sam is responsible for all investigations on services, personnel, and training institutions in the Commonwealth.