EMS Advisory Council

The North Carolina EMS Advisory Council acts as an advisory body to the Office of Emergency Medical Services. The council meets quarterly in the second week of the months of February, May, August and November.


Name Representing Term Ends City
Mr. Jim Albright NC Association of EMS Administrators 2025 Greensboro, NC
Dr. Kim L. Askew* N.C. Medical Society 2022 Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. William Atkinson Public Member 2025 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Andrew Baird NC House Appointee 2023 Fuquay-Varina, NC
Mr. Todd S. Baker American Heart Association, N.C. Council 2023 Wake Forest, NC
Mr. Robert Bednar Public Member 2024 Colfax, NC
Mr. G. Barry Britt Public Member 2024 Seven Lakes, NC
Mr. David Garrison American Red Cross 2023 Carthage, NC
Mr. John Grindstaff Public Member, Air Medical Services 2025 Weaverville, NC
Mr. Jim Gusler N.C. Senate Appointee 2023 Chapel Hill, NC
Ms. Viola Harris N.C. Association of County Commissioners 2025 Tarboro, NC
Dr. L. Lee Isley N.C. Hospital Association 2022 Oxford, NC
Dr. Kimberly McDonald NC Medical Society 2022 Raleigh, NC
Dr. Pascal (Osi) Udekwu NC Medical Board 2025 Raleigh, NC
Dr. R. Darrell Nelson** N.C. College of Emergency Physicians 2022 Winston-Salem, NC
Mr. Robert Poe N.C. Association of Rescue and EMS 2024 Jefferson, NC
Dr. Roberto Portela NC Medical Society 2025 Winterville, NC
Ms. Sarah Rivenbark Public Member 2023 Burgaw, NC
Mr. Kevin Staley Public Member 2024 Charlotte, NC
Ms. Gail Shue N.C. Nurses Association 2024 Concord, NC
Dr. Douglas R. Swanson N.C. College of Emergency Physicians 2023 Waxhaw, NC
Dr. Jefferson Williams N.C. College of Emergency Physicians 2023 Raleigh, NC
Dr. James Wyatt, III NC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma  2024  Greensboro, NC

* Advisory Council Chair. Ad Hoc member to both committees
** Advisory Council Vice-Chair


Meeting Archive

The following links are an archive of the actual EMS Advisory Council meetings, providing both audio and video of the meeting. They are an adjunct to the minutes and enable the viewer to refer back to the actual meeting.

Software requirements: Windows Media Player is required for the meetings.

NC Office of Emergency Medical Services