The Executive Board meets biweekly and is responsible for service decision making and planning. Each member of the EBoard holds a specific position integral to the function of the service. Abbreviated job descriptions and current officers listed below. CQI conducted monthly by Chief, Deputy Chief, and Captains, with ongoing review done by Head of Service.
Chief: Miles Lamberson
Hometown: Hinesburg, VT
I am a Sociology Major on the Pre-Med Track and a Spanish Minor. Before coming to Bates, I knew that I wanted to work in EMS, and over the course of a gap year, I realized that I wanted to pursue medicine as a career. At Bates, that desire has been reaffirmed in large part thanks to the leadership opportunities BEMS has afforded me. Immediately post grad, I anticipate I’ll be splitting my time between pulling weird shifts on an ambulance and getting lost in the woods, either by bike or ski.
The Chief of Bates EMS is responsible for overseeing the general function of the service as component of both Bates College and Maine EMS. The Chief is the first point of contact for the Bates Administration and the Director of Bates EMS. The Chief acts as the leading Line Officer of the Bates EMS Executive Board. As the head of Bates EMS, the Chief is responsible for being accessible to all members as a voice of experience and leadership as they ensure the education, competency, and wellbeing of the providers.
Deputy Chief: Jill Sheltra
Hometown: Biddeford, ME
I am a Neuroscience Major and a Chemistry Minor. On campus, I am a Purposeful Work Fellow. I work as a full-time paramedic at United Ambulance Service. I love cooking and eating food, and I consider myself a self-made expert on jelly-making.
The role of Deputy Chief is to be second in line to the role of the Chief of Service, and undertake the responsibilities of maintaining the service, as well as working alongside the Chief and Captains in the line officer positions. The Deputy Chief works in contact with the entire service, as well as directly with the Chief of Service in order to solve conflicts, arrange service meetings, and be second in line to the executive board. The Deputy Chief works to enhance the voices of all service members, and ensure all opinions and options are used for decision making.
Captain: Gaby Shpilsky
Hometown: New York, NY
Hi, I’m Gaby and I’m one of the captains of Bates EMS! I am a Biochemistry Major and a Theater Minor. On campus, I am also the president of Bates Hillel, and am a peer health educator! After graduating, I plan on staying in biochemical research for a couple of years, and then eventually going to medical school so that I can continue helping others in their time of need-a passion EMS has fostered in me.
Captain: Mary Buford Turnage
Hometown: Denver, CO
I am a Biology Major. On campus I am involved with the Outing Club, the Women’s Ice Hockey Team, and work for Res Life. I love hiking, mountain biking, climbing, and skiing. My favorite foods are lemon hummus, Ferrero Rochers, and curly fries (not all at the same time). Post grad plans?? Idk. Maybe joining the circus?
The two Bates EMS captains are responsible for organizing EMS trainings, tracking member’s licensure statuses, participating in routine QA/QI review and generally assisting the chief and deputy chief as fellow line officers. In addition, the captains work with the crew chiefs in identifying, tracking and fostering the growth of members as they move from 200/300 to CCIT, CC and Supervisor.
Supply Officer: Jag Lally
The Bates EMS Supply Officer is responsible for monitoring the service’s supplies and equipment. The supply officer will hold weekly inventory checks of the 100 bag, 200/300 bags, oxygen, and AED status. The Supply Officer is responsible for monitoring the service’s supply inventory and ordering additional supplies and equipment when necessary.
Secretary: Phoebe Hyland
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
On campus, I play Ultimate frisbee! I love hiking in the summer and working with kids. I am a Pre-Med Biology Major and after Bates, I plan to work as an EMT before I go to medical school!
The secretary of Bates EMS is responsible for creating the monthly coverage schedule and sending out weekly emails with the minutes from full service and Executive Board meetings. Additionally, the secretary is responsible for scheduling standby coverage for sports games, school dances, and significant events.
Membership Coordinator: Jamie Siegart
Hometown: Bedford, NH
I am a Neuroscience Major with a Public Health GEC. I love playing ultimate frisbee, reading with kids at the elementary schools, and working in the computational neuro lab on campus. I love my dog, Cosmo, and miss him every second we are apart. I am on the Pre-Med track and hope to go to med school some day!
The Membership Coordinator of Bates EMS is responsible for keeping all current members of the service licensed and compliant with Maine EMS policies. The Membership Coordinator also facilitates the introduction of new members to the service. This includes coordinating an on campus EMS course in partnership with United Ambulance Service and the Bates Administration. In addition, this position will assist members with re-licensure and obtaining Continuing Education Hours.
Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO): Will Sanders
Hometown: Arlington, MA
Hi! My name is Will, I’m the infection control officer. I’m an English Major on the Pre-Med track. In addition to EMS I work in the Ronj and at the ARC, sing in the Deansmen, and play ultimate fris. I love soccer and toll house pie. I hope to work in a research lab at MGH next year before going to med school.
The Designated Infection Control Officer oversees all responsibilities involving biologically hazardous situations related to Bates EMS. They are responsible for safely and properly disposing of all biohazard waste produced by the service, and carry out TB fit testing for all new BEMS members in order to ensure that our service-members are properly equipped to handle biohazard emergencies.
Member at Large: Liz Casey
Hometown: Holderness, NH
I am a History Major and an Educational Studies Minor. On campus, I am a member of the women’s ultimate frisbee team, I volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maine mentorship program, and I try to get outside and ski/hike as often as I can. After graduation, I am hoping to go into a career as a middle or high school teacher!
The Member at Large of Bates EMS is responsible for acting as a liaison between the general membership of Bates EMS and the Bates EMS Executive Board. The Member at Large speaks on behalf of all EMS members at all Executive Board meetings. The Member at Large is also responsible for planning and coordinating Bates EMS social and community outreach events.