Our organization is composed of two primary groups. The leadership team which handles the operational aspect of the organization and our Board of Directors which handles administrative functions of the team.
Interim Chief – Kirstie Breneman NRP, CCEMTP, EMS-I As a member of Wakefield EMS for 5 years, I am a credentialed Critical Care Paramedic and EMS Instructor. I hold a special passion for obstetrics and pediatric care. I’m excited and proud to serve the organization as Assistant Chief, and to serve the communities we provide care to. My emergency services background includes functioning in numerous roles, working my way from EMT, to Paramedic, to Critical Care Paramedic. I currently also serve as a ToxMedic/HazMat Specialist with Haz Mat 2 EFRC.
Assistant Chief – Adam Waltemyer NREMT, EMS-I
Operations Coordinator Volunteer Service – Thomas Aument PADOH EMT
Assistant Operations Coordinator – Rev. Tanner Ettinger BA, NRP
Training Officer – Patrick D. Horan Jr NRP, NHDP-BC, EMS-I Active paramedic and passionate educator. Patrick currently functions as a field provider and adjunct faculty to two paramedic programs. Director of the Training Institute and lead instructor for most programs. Having worked for over 15 years in emergency services in a myriad of capacities including firefighter, critical care flight paramedic, Haz Mat Specialist / Tox Medic, and Board President.
Public Relations Coordinator – Ally McDowell BSN, RN, NREMT
Board of Directors
President – Phil Mahan BA, EMT-P
Vice President – Sara Davis
Secretary – Kelly Osborne A retired Pennsylvania State Trooper and currently serves as the secretary. She has been a board member since 2017 and worked for two decades alongside Wakefield Ambulance personnel during her service in the southern end.
Board Member – Tyler McCardell MD, PHP, EMS-IT A former Chief of Wakefield EMS from 2017 to 2021. He is now an emergency medicine resident physician who remains active in prehospital care and EMS education, also serving as a faculty member for the Wakefield EMS Training Institute.
Board Member – Gregory Sollenberger EMT
Board Member – Alex Christ EMT-P
Board Member – Catherine Taylor EMT
Board Member – Jack Purcell EMT