A Five Day Virtual Global Event

The 5th Annual
EMS Leadership Summit

Over 25+ expert speakers from around the globe curated by and for prehospital care professionals.

30+ High Impact Speakers

With speakers from leaders across the prehospital space, ELS 2022's valuable, actionable content will move your leadership & organization to the cutting edge -- all for FREE!

Global Perspective 

You'll be joined by some of the biggest names in our industry that have developed thriving and sustainable organizations through bold visionary leadership. Join them today.

100% Virtual

No last-minute flights, no hotel rooms, no expensive transportation. Our high-quality virtual summit will have you feeling like you're in the front row, all from the comfort of your home.

The Conference For EMS Providers & Leaders Looking to Better Themselves

New & Returning Featured Speakers

I. David Daneils, Ph.D., CSD

Is an occupational health and safety professional, thought leader, and President/CEO of ID2 Solutions, LLC. He is also the host of the Psych Health and Safety USA podcast. Dr. Daniels holds a Ph.D. in Occupational Health and Safety, is certified as a Safety Director, holds a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certificate from Cornell University, and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University. Dr. Daniels is a life member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and has served over 30 years in fire/rescue, EMS, and emergency management.

Dr. Megan McElheran,
Clinical Psychologist and CEO

Completed graduate training at the PAU-Stanford University Clinical Psychology Consortium, during which she obtained specialized training in the treatment of PTSD through the National Center for PTSD in Menlo Park, CA. She continues to focus on work with first responders, and her clinical practice involves work with active-duty military, Veterans, members of various firefighting organizations, medical personnel, and others who are directly or vicariously impacted by traumatic events. She completed a TEDx speech in 2011 related to Trauma, Change, and Resilience.

Derek O. Hanley

Is a longtime paramedic and disabled Veteran combat medic, author, published photographer, multi-instrumentalist, noted video producer, and is the founder of DOHP.net. Join him as he takes viewers on a visual journey through the first year of the pandemic through the lens of the medics on the streets every day of the extended crisis. Starting pre-virus, and all taking place pre-vaccine, see the brave EMS crews of Alameda County, CA deal with all of the challenges that came about during this time, including: a global pandemic, PPE shortages, demonstrations and looting, shootings, opioid overdoses, and more, coming to a conclusion at the mass vaccination site set up at the Oakland Colosseum.

Lillian Bonsignore 
FDNY Chief of EMS Operations-Retired,

Chief Bonsignore, Paramedic, CIC- is a retired, 31-year veteran of the Fire Department of New York who served as the FDNY Chief of EMS Operations from 2019-2022 during the COVID Pandemic. She was the highest-ranking Officer in the EMS command, the highest-ranking uniformed female in FDNY and the first female to achieve a 4-star rank in the history of FDNY. Bonsignore was responsible for the operational oversight and leadership of more than 4500 EMS Providers in New York City where EMS responds to 1.5 million calls per year and retired in December of 2022.

Isaac Sobel, Founder RVNU EMS

It is fabled that Isaac negotiated the largest insurance settlement in ambulance industry history. For eight years, Isaac oversaw the billing for a large commercial ambulance service in New York. Isaac noticed that EMS agencies struggled to collect payment from insurance companies and facilities, and devised strategies to overcome these challenges. In 2021, he realized that the industry needed a financial champion. So, he set out to assist ambulance providers by supplementing the work of billing teams and billing agents. Thus, RVNU EMS was born.

Lt. David Dachinger(ret)

Is the creator of the Responder Resilience podcast, an insightful show that sheds light on the challenges and triumphs of firefighters, EMS, dispatchers, and law enforcement professionals. He is also on the Advisory Board of Fairfield County Trauma Response Team.A two-time Grammy Award® nominee, David was a mixing engineer and producer, collaborating on numerous albums with artists such as Roberta Flack, Usher, Celine Dione, and The Isley Brothers.

Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW, EMT-B

Is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of Adults, Adolescents, Children and First Responders. Bonnie worked in Newtown treating Trauma directly after the Sandy Hook School Shootings and is an EMDR therapist. She is a Clinical Director of the Fairfield County Trauma Response Team, Inc., which treats First Responders for PTSD and Trauma. Bonnie is also a 21-year Emergency Medical Technician, and retired Chief of her EMS agency.

Dr. Candice Mcdonald, PhD 

Is the Deputy CEO of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC). Prior to joining the NVFC, Dr. McDonald spent twenty years working in government and finished her last decade of service at NASA. She has served in the volunteer fire service for almost twenty years as a firefighter, EMS Chief, instructor, inspector, and fire & life safety specialist. She is a nationally known speaker on public safety issues and was recognized by the former U.S. Fire Administration as a subject matter expert on retention and recruitment.

New & Returning Featured Speakers

Raphael M. Barishansky, DrPH (c) 

Since his start as an EMT he has never lost his connection to, or passion for, EMS even as he rose the ranks of public health to become Deputy Secretary for Health Preparedness and Community Protection at the Pennsylvania Department of Health, a role he recently left after several years to serve as an EMS and Public Health Consultant

Wendy Lund, MSc, RN

Is leading an organization to help foster psychological safety and wellbeing in the workplace. Progressive organizations understand the importance of creating mindful & compassionate leaders. They also understand when expert support to build that capacity within themselves and the organization is needed. With roots in resilience training for first-responders, Wellth Management now helps organizations understand the science behind stress, mindfulness and compassion in a way that is relatable, accessible and applicable to the corporate environment.

Rob Cook, Ret. USAF

Creator of the unFIT brand and a Mindset Coach, Rob has worked with clients to help them discover their total health. "I firmly believe my understanding of the human experience creates a natural connection for inspiring my clients to convert potential into something tangible."

Duncan McConnell,

Duncan has been working in the EMS and Healthcare sector for over 25 years now with roles starting off as a volunteer in mid 90s right the way up to Senior Management roles within Australia and abroad. His experience spans government, military and non-government agencies, helping to develop and deliver transformational change across a globalised paramedicine network. Duncan has also worked within education and universities developing both undergraduate and postgraduate paramedicine university programs and is a Board Director on the International College of Advanced Practice Paramedics (ICAPP).

Jonathan Washko

Is a 35-year highly accomplished executive focused in both the pre-hospital and healthcare operations improvement space with expertise in a variety of domains and topics. He is a leading industry expert on numerous matters, advising internationally with organizations, and governments on pre-hospital, mobile healthcare, and systems design and improvement efforts. Mr. Washko sits on a variety of boards and councils, is an author, researcher, educator, and is a balanced disruptive innovator, ideator and strategic visionary leader capable in business and cultural transformations.

Rob Lawrence
Communications Chair

Has served in civilian & military EMS roles over 25 years. He works on both coasts as director of strategic implementation of PRO EMS In Cambridge, MA, and as executive director of the California Ambulance Association. He previously served as the COO of the award winning Richmond Ambulance Authority (Virginia), during his tenure, developing a Just Culture atmosphere that focuses more on education and mentorship than discipline. 

Mark Tenia
Public Relations/Media Manager

Is an experienced broadcast journalist who now serves as the Public Relations manager for the Richmond Ambulance Authority. His passion for helping promote prehospital providers through storytelling shines through. He is a returning speaker to the EMS Leadership Summit and has brought together an expert panel of our industry's top communications specialist where we can all learn how to grow awareness of our industry. 

Alexia Jobson, NREMT, APR
Director of Public Relations

Is a public affairs specialist with REMSA Health, a ground & fixed wing air medical provider, and the largest out of hospital healthcare provider in Nevada. It is her mission to help protect the brand of the REMSA Health organization, and their exceptionally talented providers. With an Accreditation in Public Relations she joins the EMS Leadership Summit on a panel discussion of leading industry PR experts.

Dr. Nadine Levick, MD, MPH

As a world-renowned author, researcher, and passionate advocate for safety in EMS, Dr. Levick will share the latest innovations in prehospital care delivery. Her last 140 slides in 39 minutes nearly broke the internet, so get ready to be amazed again! Remember, better, safer & cheaper is possible.

Scott MooreEsq.

Is the owner of Moore EMS Consulting, LLC & an active EMT for over 31 years. Scott has held various executive positions at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resources, employment law, reimbursement, and compliance matters. Scott is the Human Resources & Operational Consultant to the American Ambulance Association (AAA) and frequently lectures at EMS conferences. Scott is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Texas, and Illinois, a consultant for the American Ambulance Association and a panel member for the Commission for the Accreditation of Ambulance Services

Maggie Adams

Serves as the President of EMS Financial Services, with over 25 years’ experience in the ambulance industry as an reimbursement and compliance consultant. Maggie is known for her practical approach and winning presentation style. She has worked with ambulance providers and billing companies of all kinds to provide auditing services, assess their billing for best practices, and support their billing and documentation training efforts. Maggie is a Cum Laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Asbel Montes,
Managing Partner of Solutions Group

Began his career in the ambulance industry in '99. His EMS career includes directing and leading teams that provided revenue cycle consultation to air and ground ambulance agencies, culminating into the position of Managing Partner of Solutions Group Consulting. Asbel is a respected thought leader on reimbursement initiatives within the industry and is a requested speaker at many healthcare conferences. Asbel is a contributing author in several EMS magazines and co-authoring the book, Management of Ambulance Services, as published by Prentice Hall in 2014.

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Lisa Giruzzi

Co-Founder of the EMS Leadership Academy, transformational business coach, best selling author and speaker.

My mission is to bring out the best in others and help business leaders operate at their best. From my early days of social work to working with Emergency Services leaders and nonprofits, I've found this work incredibly moving.

If you find yourself challenged, that's a good place to be, and I'm here to help you navigate the sometimes complicated world we find ourselves in.

Robbie MacCue


Robbie MacCue

I’m the co-founder of the EMS Leadership Academy, a Flight Paramedic, 14 years of executive leadership experience serving as President and on the board of a nonprofit organization.

My mission is to bring top thought leaders from EMS and healthcare together and deliver the best leadership advice to organizations. If you are ready to put in the work, I’m here to show you the way.

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