Our Story
Our People

In the fall of 1990 NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. was designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services, as one of five Regional Emergency Medical Services Councils to assist the department in establishing, coordinating, maintaining, and improving the EMS system throughout Massachusetts. Today we continue to provide planning, resource management, and a dedicated communication system to ensure our regional EMS system is capable of providing coordinated EMS not only to individuals but also during mass casualty incidents, natural disasters, and declared states of emergency.

Members of the Region III EMS Council and our standing committees are dedicated volunteers from all aspects of the EMS system. Municipal and private ambulance services, first responder agencies, community hospitals, trauma centers, physicians, nurses, dispatchers, EMTs, Paramedics, as well as state and local officials, all work together to help strengthen the EMS infrastructure and enhance our capabilities to anticipate and respond to the needs of EMS providers and the Region III EMS system.

Our Mission

To support and enhance a regional EMS system that delivers sustainable, high quality patient care through leadership, advocacy, and over-sight that ensures integrity and accountability in education, operations, and inter-service collaboration throughout our region.

MA EMS Region III Council
NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc.
Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Steven Krendel, MD
Beverly Hospital
Emergency Department

David Lacaillaide
Beverly Hospital

Michael Lawler, EMT

Kim Moriarty, RN
Lawrence General Hospital
Emergency Department

Laura Crawford, MS, RN
Immediate Past-President
Stewart Healthcare Systems
Hospital Administration

Peter Cole
Lawrence General Hospital
Hospital Administration


H. Peter Beauparlant, MD
Middleton Fire Department
Emergency Department

Brian Caponigro, Paramedic
Northeast Regional Ambulance
Prehospital / Primary Ambulance Service

Jeffrey Deschenes
North Andover Fire Dept.
Prehospital / Emergency First Responder Service

Jonathan Drake, MD
Lowell General
Emergency Department

Deborah Bryan-Ducharme, RN
Lowell General Hospital
Emergency Department

Richard Durkee
Everett Hospital, Cambridge Health Alliance
Emergency Department

Michael Kass
Northeast Regional Ambulance

James Kelcourse
MA House of Representatives

David Lacaillade
Beverly Hospital
Hospital Administration

Joe Lapolla, Paramedic
Reading Fire Department
Prehospital / Emergency
First Responder Service

Jon Lovett
Lawrence General Hospital
Prehospital / Emergency Medical Technician

Mark Panjwani, Paramedic
Beverly Police Department
Law Enforcement Agency

Wes Russell, Paramedic
Tyngsborough Fire Dept.
Prehospital / Fire Suppression Service

Gary Sepe
Trinity EMS Inc.
Prehospital / Primary Ambulance Service

Christopher Wood, Paramedic
Holy Family Hospital
Hospital Administration

Honorary Members

Jack Good

Richard Iseke, MD
Winchester Hospital


The day-to-day operation of NorthEast Emergency Medical Services and the Regional Council is managed by a small but committed group of individuals with many years of experience in all aspects of the EMS industry.

Jonathan Brickett
Executive Director

Alec Walker, MD, MBA, FACEP
Medical Director

Rich Patterson, EMT
MCI / Communications Coordinator

Kathy Ulrich
Program Manager

Supporting and Serving Region III

Supporting and Serving Region III

NorthEast Emergency
Medical Services, Inc.
​110 Haverhill Rd., Suite 226
Amesbury, MA 01913
Office:  978-792-5477
Email:  neems@neems.org

NorthEast CMED
Lawrence General Hospital
1 General Street
Lawrence, MA   01842
CMED: 978-946-8130
Fax:     978-946-8139

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