I’m excited to share with you that Don Trzepacz Jr. will be our new, New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems Regional EMS Program Representative starting today. Many of you may know him from his previous position as the Director of Air Medical Operations for Mercy Flight. While there, Don oversaw all the medical staff and was responsible for the day to day operations of the 911 scene and inter-facility responses of the organization. He also has served as a Superintendent/MSgt E-7 for the NY Air National Guard where he provided administrative and operational oversight of Aerospace Medical technicians.
We have had the opportunity to work with Don prior to his appointment to this position, and we look forward to collaborating with him in his new role. We are enthusiastic to begin working with him to enhance the development of EMS in the Southwestern Region and look forward to working with Don as our NYSBEMSTS regional rep and are hoping to have him be able to make a visit the Southwestern Region soon. I have been assured that our good friend Ed Mager is not abandoning us… that he will be mentoring Don as he moves into his new role.