EMS Advisory Council

The North Carolina EMS Advisory Council acts as an advisory body to the Office of Emergency Medical Services. The council meets quarterly in the second week of the months of February, May, August and November.


Name Representing Term Ends City
Mr. Jim Albright NC Association of EMS Administrators 2021 Greensboro, NC
Dr. Kim L. Askew** N.C. Medical Society 2018 Winston-Salem, NC
Dr. William Atkinson Public Member 2021 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Todd S. Baker American Heart Association, N.C. Council 2019 Wake Forest, NC
Ms. Carolyn Creech Public Member, EMS Educator 2020 Washington, NC
Dr. Theodore R. Delbridge N.C. Medical Society 2021 Greenville, NC
Mr. Chuck Elledge NC Senate Appointee 2021 Moravian Falls, NC
Mr. John Grindstaff Public Member, Air Medical Services 2021 Weaverville, NC
Mr. Jim Gusler N.C. Senate Appointee 2019 Chapel Hill, NC
Ms. Viola Harris N.C. Association of County Commissioners 2021 Tarboro, NC
Dr. L. Lee Isley N.C. Hospital Association 2018 Oxford, NC
Ms. Dianne M. Layden NC House Appointee 2019 Belvidere, NC
Mr. Donnie Loftis Public Member 2020 Gastonia, NC
Dr. Bryant A. Murphy NC Medical Board 2021 Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. R. Darrell Nelson N.C. College of Emergency Physicians 2018 Clemmons, NC
Ms. Lynn S. Norwood American Red Cross 2019 Boone, NC
Mr. Graham Pervier * Public Member 2019 Reidsville, NC
Mr. Robert Poe N.C. Association of Rescue and EMS 2020 Jefferson, NC
Mr. Kevin Staley N.C. House Appointee 2019 Charlotte, NC
Dr. Edward St. Bernard Public Member 2020 Marion, NC
Dr. Douglas R. Swanson N.C. College of Emergency Physicians 2019 Waxhaw, NC
Dr. Jefferson Williams N.C. College of Emergency Physicians 2019 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Edward Wilson, II N.C. Nurses Association 2021 Pittsboro, NO
Dr. James Wyatt, III NC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma 2020 Greensboro, NC

* Advisory Council Chair. Ad Hoc member to both committees
** Advisory Council Vice-Chair


Meeting Archive

The following links are an archive of the actual EMS Advisory Council meetings, providing both audio and video of the meeting. They are an adjunct to the minutes and enable the viewer to refer back to the actual meeting.

Software requirements: Windows Media Player is required for the meetings.

NC Office of Emergency Medical Services