Leadership

Executive Director & Staff

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Executive Director
Marc Cohen
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Bio Coming Soon.

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Conference & Education Director
Amanda Bates
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Bio Coming Soon.

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Sales & Marketing Director
Alan DeYoung
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I started with WEMSA in June 2018 as the new Sales & Marketing Director. My role mainly focuses on the partners of WEMSA. From exhibitors who purchase a booth at our conference to our Group Buying Partnerships to our WEMSA Business Membership, my job is to make sure our partners feel and receive value. I have my Masters in Strategy & Marketing, Bachelors in Information Technology and Healthcare Administration.
 
Previous to WEMSA, I was a Regional Sales Manager, National Accounts Manager, and a Sales Data Analyst for a healthcare Fortune 100 company and a healthcare startup. Prior to those roles, I owned and operated a remodeling company out of Milwaukee County, WI.
 
Outside of WEMSA, I am the father to a 2 year old daughter that keeps me busy. My wife and I keep busy with activities with our daughter, family, and friends. I also am continuing my education into other key areas to stay current and knowledge.
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Membership Manager
Anette Wisniewski
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Hi, I’m Anette Wisniewski. I started with WEMSA in December as the new Membership Manager. In short, I handle membership and conference registrations as well as team office support. I was born and raised in Black River Falls, Wisconsin but came to the Milwaukee area for my Bachelor’s degree and never looked back.
 
Previous to WEMSA, I was an Operations Manager for a staffing company in the “State of Milwaukee” for 11 years. I came to WEMSA looking for inspiration and GOSH did I find it!! Thank YOU all for your incredible service in EMS and in Wisconsin.
 
Outside of WEMSA, I am the proud mother of two kids, ages 11 and 9. Between our kids activities including baseball, trap shooting and gymnastics events, my husband and I are usually found in our backyard in Burlington; playing with our dogs while enjoying a beer and a fire (all safe, I promise).
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Marketing Assistant
Virginia Schoberg
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Virginia joined the WEMSA family in December 2018 as the Marketing Assistant. She is the person behind our social media posts, signs, brochures and other marketing materials here at WEMSA. Graduating in 2014 from Madison Media Institute with a degree in graphic design, Virginia has a background in freelance digital design and marketing for a multitude of clients.
 
Virginia grew up in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where she currently lives with her husband Jacob and their two cats, Smalls and Odin. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, home improvement projects, all things nerdy and spending time outdoors in the warmer months. 
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IT Director (Contract)
Ryan DeYoung
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Board of Directors

 

Executive Board Members

President
Kirk Gunderson
EMT-Paramedic
Osseo, WI

Term Expires June 2019

Vice President
Don Kimlicka
Critical Care Paramedic

Weston, WI
Term Expires June 2020

Immediate Past President 
Joshua Kowalke 
Critical Care Paramedic
Reedsburg, WI
Term Expires June 2019

Treasurer
Brian Donaldson 
Critical Care Paramedic
Waushara, WI
Term Expires June 2021

Secretary
Aime Zeinert 
Critical Care Paramedic
Shawano, WI
Term Expires June 2021

Secretary

Aimee Zeinert

Critical Care Paramedic
Shawano, WI
Term Expires June 2021
 

 

 

Board Members 

Melanie Jorgenson
EMT
Spring Valley, WI
Term Expires June 2021
Tony Lash
Paramedic
Union Grove, WI
Term Expires June 2019 
Jennifer Shea
Advanced EMT

Hudson, WI
Term Expires June 2020
Jamie Stephenson
Paramedic 
Albany, WI
Term Expires June 2020
Chris Wright
Paramedic
Cadott, WI
Term Expires June 2021
Jay Young 
EMT
Bloomer, WI
Term Expires June 2019

Stacey Zellmer
EMT
Tomah, WI
Term Expires June 2020

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.
 
Michael Gotzler
Attorney at Law

Mike is a founding partner of Clark & Gotzler, Attorneys at Law, a firm devoted exclusively to representing and advising employers on all employment-related matters.  Mike has been providing legal and practical human resources advice to a wide range of employers for over 20 years, including 10 years as General Counsel of an HR firm that provided temporary staffing, executive recruiting, HR consulting and integrated HR services throughout the U.S.  Mike also serves or has served on a number of trade association boards, councils, committees and commissions and understands the many opportunities and challenges that associations face. Mike represents clients in a wide range of employment matters, including litigation before courts and administrative agencies. His practice includes employment litigation, ADA/FMLA leave and accommodation issues, wage & hour compliance, non-compete agreements, independent contractor issues, labor relations and NLRB proceedings and preventive HR audits and training. To help his clients minimize claims, he has designed and delivered a wide range of HR training courses, including anti-harassment courses designed with EEOC involvement and approval. Mike has developed particular expertise in understanding the many challenges and opportunities involving the use of independent contractors, staffing firms, and recruiting firms. He has presented at national conferences, participated on expert panels and been regularly interviewed and quoted as a result.

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