Leadership

Executive Director & Staff

Marc Cohen/Executive Director

Executive Director
Marc Cohen

marc@wisconsinems.com

  
Education and Conference Director
Amanda Bates

amanda@wisconsinems.com

Lori Krause/Projects-Membership Management

Project Manager
Lori Krause

Jenn Ebert/Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant
Jenn Ebert

 

Board of Directors

 

Click here for the Board Application Packet

As you demonstrate every day by answering the tones and saving lives, we are asking you to consider another opportunity to make a difference through your leadership to serve others.  Each year, WEMSA reaches out to add new voices to the board of directors.  The Wisconsin EMS Association Board of Directors are elected for three year terms by the membership of the association.  

Do you have knowledge and experience in finance, education, advocacy or strategic planning? Do you want to have more of a say in your Association and the direction and impact we have in Wisconsin?  We are looking for those with a passion for leadership and a desire to help shape the future of EMS by applying to serve as a member of the WEMSA Board of Directors.  

We are also calling for those interested in making a limited commitment by considering joining one of the WEMSA committees. The committees meet by phone for one hour each month. Current WEMSA committees include finance, strategic planning, membership, bylaws and legislative advocacy. As we expand our educational offerings, we are also looking to add an education committee. Please contact us for more information.

Information on the current Board is provided below.   

Board of Directors Organizational Chart 

Executive Board Members

President
Joshua Kowalke
Critical Care Paramedic

Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2019

Vice-President
Don Kimlicka
Critical Care Paramedic

Weston, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2020

 

Secretary/Treasurer
Tony Lash
EMT-Paramedic
Union Grove, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2018

Board Representative
Chris McHenry
Critical Care-Paramedic

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2018

 

Board Members

 

 Kirk Gunderson
EMT-Paramedic
Osseo, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2019

Jennifer Smith
Advanced EMT

Hudson, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2020

Roger Kiefer
EMT-Paramedic

Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2018

Stacy Zellmer
Emergency Medical Responder
Tomah, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2020

 

Sara Vnuk
Critical Care Paramedic
Baldwin, Wisconsin
Term Expires June 2019

 

 

Advisors

Forbes McIntosh/Legislative Lobbyist
Forbes McIntosh

Legislative Lobbyist

Forbes McIntosh, president of Government Policy Solutions (GPS), has more than 20 year’s experience providing full-service representation for clients at the state, municipal and county levels of government. Mr. McIntosh has been the legislative lobbyist for the Wisconsin EMS Association since 1997. In addition, he advises a wide variety of corporations, industry trade groups and elected officials on public policy and budget issues. Respected for his knowledge of the legislative process and his methods of lobbying by both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and the Assembly, Mr. McIntosh assists clients by developing strategic plans, creating alliances, establishing personal relationships with key policymakers and directly lobbying Wisconsin’s legislators and state agency officials. He has successfully guided several bills and administrative rules through the legislative process that are now part of Wisconsin law. Mr. McIntosh also leverages his knowledge and relationships to help businesses and contractors with RFP contract consulting at the state, county and municipal levels of government.
Mark Schultz/Medical Director
Dr. Mark A. Schultz

Medical Director

Dr. Mark Schultz is the medical director of the Wisconsin EMS Association. A graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science in Des Moines, IA, Dr. Schultz is dedicated to providing the highest quality emergency care in a timely, effective, and compassionate manner and is Board Certified and specializes in Emergency Medicine. In addition to advising WEMSA on medical issues, he is the service medical director for a variety of ambulance providers in Southeastern Wisconsin and is also a member of the Wisconsin Physician Advisory Committee.