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 Co-Chiefs and Captains, with ongoing review done by Head of Service.

Co-Chief: Ned Friedman

Class of 2024

Hometown: Park City, UT

Ned is a senior majoring in Politics with a minor in Computer Science. He spends his free time hiking, biking, skiing, and running. Ned has been a member of Bates EMS for three years, and has held the role of Membership Coordinator, and Supply Officer prior to this year.

Co-Chief: Sophie Love-Webb

Class of 2024

Sophie is a senior majoring in Latin American Studies. This is her fourth year with BEMS, and has previously held the role of Deputy Chief from 2021-2022. 

The Co-Chiefs of Bates EMS are responsible for overseeing the general function of the service as a component of both Bates College and Maine EMS. The Co-Chiefs are the first point of contact for the Bates Administration and the Director of Bates EMS. The Co-Chiefs acts as the leading Line Officers of the Bates EMS Executive Board. As the heads of Bates EMS, the Co-Chiefs are responsible for being accessible to all members as voices of experience and leadership as they ensure the education, competency, and wellbeing of the providers.

Captain: Leo Smart

Class of 2024

Leo is a Junior majoring in Neuroscience. This is his second year with Bates EMS, and he is stoked to help the bobcats this year!

Captain: Colton Sochia

Class of 2025


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: Paige Magid

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: Noah Jaffee

Noah is a sophomore majoring in mathematics.  This is his second year with BEMS, and he also works with the Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps during the summer.

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: Adelle Welch

Class of 2025

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.

Member at Large: Jaclyn Laplante

Class of 2024

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

Dean of Students, Student Affairs

Director of Service: 

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

Education Department / Community Paramedic Program Manager, United Ambulance Service