The NREMT Leadership Team
Dr. Severo Rodriguez
Executive Director and CEO
Dr. Severo Rodriguez has been the Executive Director and CEO of the NREMT since 2012. In this role, he is responsible for the overall organization of the NREMT, and he oversees all functions and staff. Dr. Rodriguez has a PhD from Walden University.
“It's not that I'm so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”— Albert Einstein
Chief Financial Officer
Lindsey Durham, in her role as the Chief Financial Officer, oversees all financial and administrative functions of the NREMT. Ms. Durham has a Master's in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.” — Maya Angelou
Chief Certification Officer
Jeremy Miller, in his role as the Chief Certification Officer, is responsible for all certification functions at the NREMT. He also oversees accommodations and serves as the NREMT’s military liaison. Mr. Miller is a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran and has a Masters of Education from Trident University.
“Those who stay will be champions.”— Bo Schembechler
Chief Human Resource Officer
Andrea Culp, in her role as the Chief Human Resources Officer, oversees all HR functions for the NREMT. Ms. Culp has a Master's in Business Administration from Medaille College.
“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it”— Albert Schweitzer
Thomas G. Abram
Thomas G. Abram serves as the NREMT’s legal counsel. He is affiliated with Vedder Price, a general-practice law firm of 300 attorneys established in 1952. The firm has been recognized as one of the top 10 U.S. Labor and Employment firms. Mr. Abram earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and an MA in Economics from Stanford University.
Donnie Woodyard Jr.
Senior Director of EMS Compact & Information Technology
Donnie Woodyard, as the Senior Director of EMS Compact & Information Technology, oversees the implementation of processes, partnerships, technology and systems at the NREMT with an emphasis on the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA). Mr. Woodyard has a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Liberty University.
“Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere.”— John C. Maxwell
Senior Director of Operations
Mark Terry, in his role as Senior Director of Operations, oversees process improvement, accreditation, communications and appeals. Previously, Mr. Terry served on the NREMT Board of Directors from 2009 until 2017. Mr. Terry has an MPA from the University of Kansas.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
Dr. Greg Applegate
Senior Director of Psychometric Services
Dr. Greg Applegate, as Director of Psychometric Services, is responsible for ensuring the continuing reliability and validity of NREMT examinations. In addition, he is responsible for conducting research and disseminating information on examinations. Dr. Applegate has a PhD from Purdue University in Educational Psychology and an MBA from Indiana University.
“The most exciting phrase in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’” — Isaac Asimov
Dr. Ashish Panchal
Director of Research
Dr. Ashish Panchal, as Director of Research, oversees the NREMT’s research activities and serves as a mentor to the NREMT’s research fellows. Dr. Panchal also works as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is also the pre-hospital medical director for Delaware County EMS and the Newark Fire Department. Dr. Panchal has a PhD in Organ System Physiology from Case Western Reserve University and an MD from The Ohio State University.
“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Director of Exams & Operations
Amanda Broussard, in her role as Director of Examinations, oversees the operations of the examinations department and works to develop and maintain high-quality certification examinations. Ms. Broussard has a BS in Secondary English Education from McNeese State University and is pursuing her Masters in Adult Education from Rutgers University.
“It’s not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters.” — Epictetus
Jason Haas, in his role as Examination Coordinator, coordinates cognitive and psychomotor examination activities. Mr. Haas has a BS in Computer Science from Park University and is pursuing his Masters in Cyber Security from the American Military University.
“I will find a way or I will make one.” — Hannibal Barca
Jesse Arnold, as Examination Coordinator, coordinates cognitive and psychomotor examination activities. Mr. Arnold has a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University.
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchill
Information Technology Coordinator
Doug Ehlert, as the Information Technology Coordinator, manages the development team and serves as the NREMT’s programming subject matter expert. Mr. Ehlert has a BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and a BS in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University.
“Live your life; take chances; be crazy. Don’t wait cause right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll be ever again.”— Suzanne Collins
Megan Hollern, as Recertification Coordinator, manages the recertification team and works to validate the continued competence of EMS professionals. Ms. Hollern has an MA in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
“We gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot." — Eleanor Roosevelt
Alan Arguello, as Certification Coordinator, manages the certification team and works to validate the competence of EMS professionals seeking National EMS Certification. Mr. Arguello has a BA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Tulane University.
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity." — Dwight Eisenhower
Rob Wagoner has been with the NREMT since 1987. After serving in many leadership roles, he is now transitioning responsibilities and preparing for retirement in 2017. During the transition, Mr. Wagoner will continue to serve as an advisor for the cognitive and psychomotor exam development process. He has a BS in Applied Sciences from Youngstown State University.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” — Matthew 6:34