Board Members

Becoming a Board Member:

One of the best ways to get involved in EMS in Kentucky is to apply to become a Board Member for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. The Board is made up of 13 individuals from around the state from different interests. The Board is a volunteer board, with only expenses being covered.

Term: 4 Years Compensation: Expenses Only

In order to become a Board Member, you must apply through the Kentucky Governor's Boards and Commissions Office. They accept applications through their website linked below. Check with the Boards and Commissions Office to confirm deadlines and the application process. Board Members are appointed annually every September.

Boards and Commissions Website

Executive Director of Boards and Commissions
Office of the Governor
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 132
Frankfort, KY 40601
Fax: (502) 564-2647

 

 John Holder

John Holder, Board Chair

Representing: Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association.

Term Expiring: July 2024

Contact: jholder@com-careinc.com   

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David Webb

Representing: Kentucky Chapter of the Association of Air Medical Services.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: david.webb@gmr.net 

Donovan

Donovan Blackburn

Representing: Hospital Administrators.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: pikevillemanager@gmail.com 

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Brandon L. Edmiston

Representing: Citizens at Large.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: brandon@edmistonholding.com 

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Ronald Crafton, MD

Representing: Physicians who are licensed in KY and serving as Medical Director for an Ambulance Service; Kentucky Medical Association or the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: roncrafton127@icloud.com 

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Gena Cooper, MD

Representing: Physician licensed in Kentucky who is routinely involved in the emergency care of ill or injured children; Kentucky Medical Association or the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: gco252@uky.edu 

Keith Smith

Keith Smith

Representing: licensed or certified emergency medical services field provider who is primarily
employed by a hospital-based health care facility; Kentucky Hospital Association.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: keith.smith3@BHSI.com 

Christopher Lokits

Christopher Lokits

Representing: Emergency Medical Services Educators.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: chrislokits@gmail.com 

 

JoEllen Reed

JoEllen Reed

Representing: Kentucky League of Cities.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: joellen.reed@kctcs.edu 

Harry Clark

Harry Clark

Representing: Kentucky Association of Counties.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: harry.clark@rcky.us 

Ben Neal

Ben Neal, Board Vice Chair

Representing: Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: bneal@ferncreekfire.com 

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Tim Webster

Representing: Kentucky Professional Fire Fighters.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: twebs333@yahoo.com 

Adam Mather

Adam Mather

Representing: Cabinet for Health & Family Services.

Term Expires: July 2024

Contact: adam.mather@ky.gov