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Physical Location & Certified Mail Address Mailing Address
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 182073
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073
(614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785 Fax: (614) 466-9461
Mel House, Executive Director – (614) 995-4752
Rob Wagoner, Deputy Director – (614) 387-0454
Valerie Koker, Administrative Assistant – (614) 644-0616
Kris Patalita, Administrative Assistant – (614) 752-4895
Carol Cunningham M.D. – (614) 466-7076
Certifications
EMS & fire certifications, public records and Regional Physician Advisory Board
Ellen Owens, Section Chief – (614) 644-5708
Gina Geist, Customer Service Assistant – (614) 752-0423
Sarah Hall, Customer Service Assistant – (614) 752-3932
Jean Booze, Certification Coordinator – (614) 466-9455
Jodie Parker, Administrative Assistant – (614) 644-2571
Robin Burmeister, Certification Assistant – (614) 644-5709
Novica Olinger, Certification Assistant – (614) 466-0836
Beverly Cooper, Rules Coordinator – (614) 728-6853
Education & Testing
EMS & fire training programs (EMS accreditations, EMS continuing education sites, and chartered fire training programs), fire testing and certification audits
John Molnar, Section Chief – (614) 387-0649
Kris Miller, Education Coordinator – (614) 387-0648
Carol Savage, Education Coordinator – (614) 466-9459
John Miller, Education Coordinator   (614) 466-0835
Jack Smith, Education Coordinator (Fire Coordinator) – (614) 752-7017
Doug Orahood, Fire Testing Coordinator – (614) 752-3960
Loretta Garred, Fire Testing Specialist – (614) 752-3946
Susan Edwards, Fire Testing Specialist – (614) 728-1525
Medical Transportation
Inspection, certification and licensure of non-emergency, emergency and air medical transportation organizations
David Fiffick, Section Chief – (614) 644-6387
Connie White, Medical Transportation Coordinator – (614) 752-0654
Linda Smith, Customer Service Assistant – (614) 644-0650
Trauma System
All issues related to trauma centers and the statewide trauma system.
Rob Wagoner, State Trauma System Coordinator – (614) 387-0454
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Research & Analysis
EMS and trauma research and data analysis
Vacant, Section Chief – (614) 387-1951
Sue Morris, Trauma Data Manager – (614) 466-8015
Abraham Yohannes, Epidemiologist – (614) 728-3538
Natalie Haslage, EMS Data Manager – (614) 728-7627
Investigations & Compliance
Investigations, hearings, and compliance
Joel Demory, Section Chief – (614) 752-3959
Rick Miller, Investigative Supervisor – (614) 752-4649
Bryan Reardon, Investigative Supervisor – (614) 387-1950
Patrick Williams, Investigator – (614) 387-1403
LaNese Powell, Investigative Assistant – (614) 644-5929
Karen Mack, Investigative Assistant – (614) 995-5940
Grants
EMS grants and Emergency Medical Services for Children program (EMSC)
Johanna Burgess-Pickett, Grants Administrator – (614) 728-8661
Diane Walton, Grants Coordinator – (614) 466-3655
Joe Stack, EMS for Children Coordinator – (614) 387-1949
Joe Stack, EMS for Children Coordinator – (614) 387-1949
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Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Emergency Medical Services
PO Box 182073
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2073

Fax: (614) 466-9461

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