ABOUT US

During the 3rd annual MIH Summit in February of 2020, a diverse group of industry innovators felt the time was right to come together and form the Association of Mobile Integrated Healthcare Providers which would be involved in developing topics such as best practices in the industry of Mobile Integrated Healthcare, education, vendor relationships, conferences, and standardization within the industry. The desire is to have representation from diverse areas of the industry as well as diverse regions of the country. This will enable the Association to promote nationwide partnerships within the industry of Mobile Integrated Healthcare, help establish open dialogue with industry pioneers, and advance education, business development, and community awareness of the mobile integrated healthcare industry.

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our board

Scott Willits
B.Sc., EMS – I/C, NRP

board member

Anne Margaret Perry
RN, BCEN, NRP, CP-C, DICO-C CET, CPT

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Robert Wronski MBA, CPM,
CEMSO, NRP

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Andrew R. Ross
 MHA, NRP, CP-C

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Victoria Reinhartz PharmD, CPh

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Brandon Pate
 MPH, CPH,
CP-C, CCP-C

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Timothy J. Nowak
AAS, BS, NRP, CCEMTP, SPO, MPO, CADS

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G. Christopher Kelly
ESQ.

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Thomas Derkowski
M.S.H.A., B.Sc., ACHE,
EMS-I/C, CCEMT-P, FP-C

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 Jim Adkins
 BA,EMT-P/I,ACHE,
NAEMT, NEMTAC, GTC

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Reginald P. James, III NREMT-P (ret.)


chair

Randy E Bowers Th.G, EMTP/CP

Vice -chair

Arthur Dixon
Marlow, Jr MBA

Secretary/Treasurer

Reg James has over 38 years of experience in emergency medical services in both public and private service organizations. His has experience in just about all aspects of EMS including serving as an EMT, Cardiac Technician & Nationally Registered Paramedic (NREMT-P), field training officer, assistant supervisor, supervisor, manager, director, administrator, and executive. He also has extensive experience in government relations and service contract negotiations with healthcare providers, public safety agencies, municipalities and county governments.

Reg is a co-founder of Home Physician Care (HPC), LLC, a pioneering agency of Mobile Integrated Healthcare solutions that has been providing physician-level clinical house-calls since 2007. He currently serves of the CEO of HPC as well as being the President of Amerimed Medical Solutions, LLC, the parent company of HPC and Amerimed Emergency Medical Services, LLC.

PRESIDENT, AMERIMED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS, LLC, CEO,
HOME PHYSICIAN CARE LLC

REGINALD P. JAMES, III

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Th.G, EMTP/CP

Randy E Bowers

Dixon started Amerimed Medical Solutions and offers comprehensive healthcare options to medical and behavioral health hospitals, physician practices, and skilled nursing facilities. Amerimed is the parent organization of Amerimed EMS and Home Physician Care.

Dixon has pioneered and established several successful Mobile Integrated Health systems that have resulted in better patient care, reductions in readmissions up to 92% and better community involvement and coined the phrase Right Care, Right Place and Right Time.  

Dixon created Enhanced EMS ™ by combining our housecall system to “911” response for episodic, acute medical issues.

MBA

Arthur Dixon Marlow, Jr

Jim Adkins is the founder and CEO of SouthStar EMS operating in Georgia & South Carolina, with 911 services in both states historical start October 1976. Jim began working in EMS in September 1969. Jim is a charter member of the National Association of EMT’s. Jim became a Paramedic in 1980. Jim has founded multiple ambulance agencies and spin off enterprises. SouthStar has operations in multiple communities and service contracts with State & Federal entities as well as over 100 other medical providers+ FEMA, GEMA & SCEMA. Jim’s companies are members of the American Ambulance Association 1980 , South Carolina Ambulance Association & Georgia EMS Association. SouthStar also partners to offer nationwide air ambulance services. Jim is active with NAEMT as a Georgia Advocate, NEMTAC-the Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission serving as a Vice-Chair. SouthStar is the first accredited NEMTAC provider in Georgia and 1st in the USA as dual Certified Transportation Specialist & NEMTAC Accredited organization. Jim recently founded the Georgia NEMT Association. Jim is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives,

The Governor of Georgia appointed Jim as a Commissioner to the Georgia Trauma Commission. Jim was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the NAMIHP–National Association of Mobile Integrated Healthcare Providers.

BA,EMT-P/I,ACHE, NAEMT, NEMTAC, GTC

Jim Adkins

Thomas (Thom) Derkowski is Director of Mobile Integrated Health for Henry Ford Health System in S.E. Michigan. Thom is responsible for strategic planning, development, care model design, intervention implementation and operational oversight for the Mobile Integrated Health program for Henry Ford Health System. Thom is a member of the State of Michigan MIH/CP Advisory Group, has been a Paramedic for 25 years and a Paramedic Educator for 15 years. Thom graduated from Siena Heights University with his Undergrad in Healthcare Management with a concentration in EMS Administration, and Graduated from Colorado State University with his Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration, with specializations in Organizational Leadership and Change Management. Thom has worked as a frontline Paramedic (Critical Care ground and flight), Operations Manager, Director of Education & Quality Improvement Specialist. Thom also works part-time as a Marine Deputy Sheriff for St. Clair County on lake St. Clair, lake Huron and the connecting waters. Thom enjoys being out on the water whenever possible, taking in the wonderful state of Michigan and it’s thousands of miles of waterways. 

M.S.H.A., B.Sc., ACHE, EMS-I/C, CCEMT-P, FP-C

thomas derkowski

Chris Kelly is Of Counsel at the law firm of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC. Chris is a nationally-known EMS attorney and consultant and works with clients on issues of reimbursement, compliance, privacy and more. He is a sought-after national speaker on a wide range of compliance related topics for the ambulance industry and has presented at numerous state and national conferences. He has represented hundreds of ambulance services in various legal matters including Medicare/Medicaid audits and formal investigations, State licensing issues, contracting issues, overpayment appeals and numerous other EMS related issues. Chris has won several cases that have had major impact on ambulance reimbursement in the U.S. Chris writes regularly for EMS World and has been on the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board since 2003. Chris has been an adjunct instructor for Virginia College, teaching Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration and Health Law and Ethics. He is a prolific writer and frequent contributor to various EMS publications and has published dozens of EMS-related articles over the course of his career.  

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G. Christopher Kelly

Tim Nowak is the Founder & CEO of Emergency Medical Solutions and a Senior Project Specialist with Public Consulting Group, and brings nearly two decades of EMS experience to the NAMIHP Board. Tim is a returning (current) resident in Wisconsin, but also has clinical experience in Minnesota, Colorado, and Florida, with clinical experience in both 911/response and inter-facility transfer EMS agencies within urban, suburban, and rural settings, in addition to various hospital environments. Tim also has extensive experience within the arenas of EMS training, quality assurance, and content development, having authored over 200 published works and developed over 100 hours of available online EMS training content, in addition to the development & publication of EMS Director magazine, which focuses on providing professional development for EMS. Within the context of MIH/CP, Tim has written articles, provided subject matter expert content, and has been a part of the senior executive oversight team of a CP program based in Florida.

AAS, BS, NRP, CCEMTP, SPO, MPO, CADS

Timothy J. Nowak

Brandon Pate is the Mobile Integrated Health supervisor at MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX. Within this position, he oversees a variety of community health programs and initiatives that aim to promote health literacy, address the determinants of health, improve patient outcomes, and enhance the patient’s experience. In 2018, Brandon received the American Ambulance Association Star of Life award for his work on developing an in-home fall risk assessment and intervention program. Brandon graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center with a master’s in public health degree and currently holds certifications in public health, community paramedicine, and critical care. 

 MPH, CPH, CP-C, CCP-C

Brandon Pate

Dr. Reinhartz is a consultant pharmacist and national leader in advocating for Mobile Integrated Health as a solution to the access to care issue. She has served in clinical roles as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with LECOM School of Pharmacy, a Clinical Pharmacist within the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County, and as a Consultant Pharmacist for the Manatee County Community Paramedicine Program in Bradenton, FL.  

Within Mobile Integrated Health, Dr. Reinhartz established the nation’s first ever Paramedic-Pharmacist in-home care model, an approach which resulted in a $5 million+ reduction in healthcare costs over 3 years. As part of this model, Dr. Reinhartz has precepted over 60 interns, where she teaches teams how to resolve medication issues or chronic disease factors which are contributing to frequent 911 use, ER visits, or hospitalization. Her work in education has resulted in the honors of Professor of the Year and Preceptor of the Year. 

For her leadership and exceptional care provision within Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Reinhartz has been recognized with a Chief’s Commendation Award and a Congressional EMS Unit Citation Award. Her research on Mobile Integrated Health has been published within the Journal of Emergency Medical Services and Currents of Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. In addition to publishing on interprofessional partnerships, Dr. Reinhartz has garnered national attention from the United States Public Health Service – as an Honoree for innovation within EMS and Community Paramedicine. Recently, Dr. Reinhartz was named the 2020 Next Generation Pharmacist Civic Leader, which is awarded to one pharmacist nationwide whose vision for interprofessional care best spotlights the needs of underserved communities. She is a vocal advocate for empowering Mobile Integrated Health, Community Paramedicine, and interprofessional care teams. 

PharmD, CPh

Victoria reinhartz

Andrew Ross has been working in EMS for over 20 years. He obtained his EMT certification from Central Piedmont Community College and later attended Gaston College for his paramedic. After spending a few years on an ALS unit, he was promoted to the role of preceptor, where he discovered his love of teaching. Andrew has since served as a field training officer, shift supervisor, training director, assistant director, and as an operations supervisor for a large multi-state EMS service. He now is a full-time faculty member at Central Piedmont Community College as well as owning his own consulting and training company, Paradigm Training & Development. His research interests include healthcare management, application of educational theory, and community paramedicine. When he isn’t teaching he is spending time on the family farm with his wife, Leah, and their two daughters, Coraline and Anna.

Educational Experience:

Gaston College – Associate in Applied Science EMS
Fayetteville State University – Bachelor of Science Psychology
University of Scranton – Master of Healthcare Administration

MHA, NRP, CP-C

ANDREW R. ROSS

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MBA, CPM, CEMSO, NRP

Robert Wronski 

Anne began her career in EMS in 1992, as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, in Rochester, NY at National Ambulance and Home Care. In 1998, she completed her Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. She began teaching as a Certified Lab Instructor in 1994 and eventually added the AHA complement of Instructor courses, CPR, ACLS and PALS. In 2005 she completed her LPN studies, in Rochester NY. She went on to complete her RN studies at Excelsior College, in NY and is working towards her Masters through Chamberlain University in Charlotte, NC. In 2015, she began teaching Phlebotomy and EKG Interpretation for Bryant and Stratton Colleges and taught at the Liverpool, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo campuses. In Rochester, she became the Lead Clinical Educator, in the Professional Skills Center, where she also taught Anatomy and Physiology for the Allied Health Professions. It was during her time at Bryant and Stratton College that she began educating for Code3CME.com in September 2016 and by early 2017, she was promoted to Lead Educator. By November 2018, Anne was promoted to Director of Continuing Education at Medic-CE (formerly Code3CME.com). May of 2019, Anne was promoted once again, this time to Clinical Program Director at CareerCert (formerly Medic-CE and Code3CME.com). It was at this time that Anne decided it was time to sit for the National Registry Paramedic certification. After more than twenty years in EMS, she sat for the exam and passed, receiving her certification in MARCH2019.She has added a number of specialty certifications, including BCEN, CP-C and DICO-C, stating there are more on the horizon. 2020 has been challenging for us all and that includes Anne, she turned her Apist Hobby into a small apiary farm, Tír na nÓg Manor Farms and the neighboring produce farmers love her hives on site. Anne is one of ten children (the eighth born), has six children, eleven grandchildren and three amazing furbabies, Píobaire, Brutus and Fergus, her bull mastiffs. She considers herself a lifelong educator and learner. She is presently working on her Masters in Nursing, and hopes to continue impacting medical providers’ skills and knowledge, for many years to come. Her students in New York, gave her the nickname, “The Knowledge Dealer” and she considers it an honor.

RN, BCEN, NRP, CP-C, DICO-C CET, CPT

Anne Margaret Perry

Scott Willits obtained his EMT and Paramedic certification from Chemeketa Community College while completing his Bachelors of Science in Biology, focusing on practical medicine. After graduating, Scott taught EMS at the same community college while working as a transporting ALS provider with a rural ambulance company. He quickly found his passion for education and training, and began to focus on community paramedicine. Scott is the Mobile Integrated Health and Metro MedCall Operations Supervisor for Metro West Ambulance, serving the Portland metropolitan area. He oversees a variety of programs and projects that include readmission avoidance, high risk follow up, urgent care in the home, and virtual hospital partnerships. When he isn’t working he is spending time with his family, friends, and pack of dogs on their Christmas tree farm.

B.Sc., EMS – I/C, NRP


Scott Willits