Executive Board

The Executive Board meets biweekly and is responsible for service decision making and planning. Each member of the E-Board 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: Ronan Goulden

Class of 2022

Hometown: Lagunitas, CA

Hey all! I am a Senior Environmental Studies and Sociology Major. I loving being there for my fellow Bobcats when they need it along with helping people become EMTs and joining Bates EMS! Please feel free to come up to me anytime to ask questions about joining or just about the service in general!

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: Sophie Love-Webb

Class of 2024

Hometown: Waldoboro, ME

Hey everyone! I am a Sophomore and this is my second year on the service. I love being a part of BEMS and I am super excited to be Deputy Chief this year! Talking about EMS is my jam and I love to help people join Bates EMS, so feel free to reach out to me anytime!

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: Sam Colesworthy

Class of 2022

Hometown: North Yarmouth, ME

Captain: Sean Agrodnia

Class of 2022

Hometown: Cape Elizabeth, ME

I am a Senior Biochemistry major and have been a member of BEMS for three years. After graduating from Bates, I plan on attending medical school and pursuing a career in orthopedics/sports medicine.

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.

Secretary: Ellie Boyle

Class of 2022

Hometown: Gary, Indiana

Hello everyone! I am a double major in Neuroscience and English with a creative writing concentration. I love being a part of service that strives to be the best it can be for the Bates community! I’m always open to talk about the service or first response healthcare.

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. 

Supply Officer: Aisling Kelly

Class of 2022

Hometown: Hanover, NH

Hellloooo! My name is Aisling Kelly and I am a senior here at Bates, I’m a double major in Biochemistry and Spanish, and this is my third year on Bates EMS. I’m planning on pursuing medicine after college, so please reach out if you have any questions about working on BEMS or working in healthcare!!

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.

Membership Coordinator: Lizzie Pizzi

Class of 2021.5

Hometown: Bow, NH


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): Laura Colgan

Class of 2023

Hometown: Moltvale, NJ

I am a junior and a chemistry major. I love taking my dogs on long walks in the woods or curling up on the couch with a book and some knitting. I have worked in EMS for the last four years and am glad I can give back to the campus community through serving with BEMS.

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: Ben MacDonald

Class of 2023

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

I am a chemistry and psychology double major and a member of the rowing team. This will be my second year with the Bates EMS team and I’m glad to be part of a great group of providers! My role is to run the EMS instagram and other social media platforms, maintain our website, and organize events!

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.


Blake Reilly – breilly3@bates.edu

Assistant Dean of Students


Brenna Callahan – bcallaha@bates.edu

Student Health Support Coordinator & Specialist, Bates Health Services


Erin Foster Zsiga – efoster@bates.edu

Senior Associate Dean of Student, Student Affairs


Director:  Dennis Russell, M.Ed., ATC, CSCS, NRP, CP – dennis.russell@unitedambulance.net

Education Department / Community Paramedic Program Manager, United Ambulance Service