Emergency Medical Planning Council

This Council serves as an advisory body to the Board of County Commissioners and is comprised of physicians, nurses, advanced life support and basic life support providers, law enforcement agencies, and 9-1-1 representatives. The Council receives reports from the Trauma Agency, Hospital By-Pass Committee, and Cardiac and Stroke Committees. These reports keep the Council apprised of advancements in the area of trauma, cardiac, stroke, and hospital availability in terms of capacity and capabilities. Emergency Management provides information regarding emergency preparedness, mass casualty exercises, and hurricane preparations. 9-1-1 reports the usage of the County's 9-1-1 System, as well as upgrades and enhancements in technology.

Membership:

The membership of this Council is appointed by the BOCC upon recommendation of the Emergency Medical Planning Council. Membership is not limited. Members serve by virtue of positions held/agencies represented.

Categories are specified as representatives from the following:

  1. Each Law Enforcement Agency in Hillsborough County
  2. Plant City Fire Rescue
  3. Temple Terrace Fire Rescue
  4. City of Tampa Fire Rescue
  5. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue
  6. Each Hospital in Hillsborough County
  7. Hillsborough County Health Department
  8. Hillsborough County Trauma Agency
  9. One Blood Inc.
  10. A Maximum of Three Individual Community Leaders
  11. Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County

Terms:

Members shall serve a three year term.

Authority:

BOCC Resolution February 28, 1973; Transferred to Hospital and Welfare Board July 1, 1975; Transferred to BOCC when HWB was abolished by Chapter 80-510, Laws of Florida. Hillsborough County Florida, Code of Ordinances, Part A - Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws - Chapter 22 Emergency Management and Emergency Services - Article IV. Emergency Medical Transportation.

Meetings:

Quarterly, 3rd Tuesday, Feb., May, Aug., Nov.
Public Safety Operations Complex (PSOC)
9450 Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

Contact:

Michael Tayler
Hillsborough County Trauma Agency
Health Care Services
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. 16th Floor
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 276-2051

Members:


Member Position/Appointed By Dates of Service
Colonel Kyle Robinson #1 – HC Law Enforcement / HCSO / Member 03/06/2019 – 06/30/2021

#1 – HC Law Enforcement / HCSO / Alternate

#1 – HC Law Enforcement / City of Tampa / Member

#1 – HC Law Enforcement / City of Tampa / Alternate

#1 – HC Law Enforcement / City of Temple Terrace / Member

#1 – HC Law Enforcement / City of Temple Terrace / Alternate

Chief David Burnett #2 – Plant City Fire Rescue / Member 09/06/2018 – 08/31/2021
Chief James Maxwell #2 – Plant City Fire Rescue / Alternate 01/09/2019 – 12/31/2021

Chief Ian Kemp #3 – Temple Terrace Fire Rescue / Member 11/04/2015 – 06/30/2021*
Chief David Samon #3 – Temple Terrace Fire Rescue / Alternate 09/08/2016 – 06/30/2021*

Mr. Angelo Locicero IV #4 – City of Tampa Fire Rescue / Member 09/06/2018 – 08/31/2021
Ms. Barbara Tripp #4 – City of Tampa Fire Rescue / Alternate 09/07/2017 – 01/30/2024*

Chief Dennis Jones #5 – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue / Member 11/04/2015 – 12/31/2021*
Chief Louis Carnell #5 – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue / Alternate 01/06/2021 -01/30/2024

Mr. Timothy Balling #6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s Hospital North / Member 06/02/2016 – 06/30/2021*
Ms. Katrina Cordero #6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s Hospital North / Alternate 06/02/2016 – 06/30/2021*
Ms. Sheldon Barr #6 – HC Hospitals / South Bay Hospital / Member 04/07/2021 – 03/31/2024
Mr. Michael Zimmerman #6 – HC Hospitals / South Bay Hospital / Alternate 12/18/2019 – 12/30/2022
Ms. Charity Carlisle #6 – HC Hospitals / Advent Health – Carrollwood / Member 04/04/2018 – 06/30/2024*

#6 – HC Hospitals / Advent Health – Carrollwood / Alternate
Ms. Kacy Mellis #6 – HC Hospitals / Advent Health – Tampa / Member 09/06/2018 – 08/31/2021
Dr. Frederick Yonteck #6 – HC Hospitals / Advent Health – Tampa / Alternate 01/23/2020 – 01/30/2023
Ms. Stephanie LaForest #6 – HC Hospitals / James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital / Member 12/04/2019 – 12/30/2022 
Mr. Philip Chu #6 – HC Hospitals / James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital / Alternate 12/04/2019 – 12/30/2022
Dr. David Ciesla #6 – HC Hospitals / Tampa General Hospital / Member 12/04/2013 – 06/30/2021*
Ms. Erinn Skiba #6 – HC Hospitals / Tampa General Hospital / Alternate 02/01/2017 – 06/30/2021*
Mr. Robert Kapish #6 – HC Hospitals / Brandon Regional / Member 04/03/2019 – 06/30/2021

#6 – HC Hospitals / Brandon Regional / Alternate
Ms. Mindy Leatherberry #6 – HC Hospitals / South Florida Baptist Hospital / Member 12/04/2019 – 12/30/2022
Dr. Brooke Shepard #6 – HC Hospitals / South Florida Baptist Hospital / Alternate 05/20/2015 – 06/30/2024*
Ms. Danielle Nelski #6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital / Member 04/05/2017 – 12/30/2022*
Ms. Hope Yarbrough #6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital / Alternate 12/18/2019 – 12/30/2022
Mr. Christian Sobky #6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s Main / Member 04/07/2021 – 03/31/2024

#6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s Main / Alternate
Dr. Richard Rodriguez #6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s South / Member 09/08/2016 – 06/30/2022*

#6 – HC Hospitals / St. Joseph’s South / Alternate
Mr. Raymond Sleszynski #6 – HC Hospitals / Memorial Hospital / Member 02/17/2016 – 06/30/2022*

#6 – HC Hospitals / Memorial Hospital / Alternate

Mr. Ryan Pedigo #7 – Hillsborough County Health Department / Member 09/18/2013 – 06/30/2020*

#7 – Hillsborough County Health Department / Alternate

Dr. Andrew Thomas #8 – Hillsborough County Trauma Agency / Member 06/07/2017 – 06/30/2023*

#8 – Hillsborough County Trauma Agency / Alternate

Ms. Janet Simpson #9 – One Blood, Inc. / Member 06/16/2010 – 06/30/2022*

#9 – One Blood, Inc. / Alternate

Dr. I. Charles Sand #10 – Individual Community Leader (#1) 02/21/1996 – 06/30/2023*
Dr. Joel Strom #10 – Individual Community Leader (#2) 05/20/2015 – 06/30/2021*
Mr. David Travis #10 – Individual Community Leader (#3) 04/03/2019 – 06/30/2021

Chief Noreen Schramm #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Sun City Center EMS / Member 12/05/2012 – 06/30/2022*
Ms. Shirley Bardell #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Sun City Center EMS / Alternate 06/05/2019 – 06/30/2022
Mr. Jeffrey Bougue #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel / Member 09/06/2018 – 08/31/2021
Mr. William Baxley #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel / Alternate 09/06/2018 – 08/31/2021
Ms. Jessica Strout #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / American Medical Response / Member 06/02/2016 – 06/30/2024*
Mr. Robert Faraon #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / American Medical Response / Alternate 09/08/2016 – 06/30/2021*
Mr. Jeffrey Youngblood #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Americare Ambulance / Member 05/22/2001 – 06/30/2024*
Ms. Brittany Hanlin #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Americare Ambulance / Alternate 09/08/2016 – 06/30/2022*
Mr. Christopher Jones #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Crisis Center of Tampa Bay – Transcare / Member 06/05/2019 – 06/30/2022
Ms. Clara Reynolds #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Crisis Center of Tampa Bay – Transcare / Alternate 06/30/2017 – 06/30/2023*
Ms. Kathleen Koch #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Tampa General / Member 09/16/2020 – 09/30/2023
Ms. Michele Moran #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Tampa General / Alternate 09/16/2020 – 09/30/2023
Mr. Gilbert Leon Jr. #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / St. Joseph’s Hospital / Member 05/20/2015 – 06/30/2024*

#11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / St. Joseph’s Hospital / Alternate
Mr. Matthew Turner #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Air Methods – Bayflite / Member 02/17/2016 – 06/30/2021*
Ms. Jo Thevenet #11 – Any Authorized Provider of Emergency Medical Services who holds a COPCN for Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) in Hillsborough County / Air Methods – Bayflite / Alternate 12/04/2019 – 12/30/2022

*Reappointed

Enabling Legislation: