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DIRECTOR’S OFFICE

Interim Director Kay Fruhwirth (562) 378-1596
Medical Director Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D. (562) 378-1600
Assistant Medical Director Nichole Bosson, M.D. (562) 378-1602
Director of Education and Innovation Denise Whitfield, M.D. (562) 378-1663
EMS Educator and CE Specialist Millicent Wilson, M.D. (562) 378-1648
EMS Commission Liaison Denise Watson (562) 378-1606
Chief, Information Technology Jeffrey Morgan (532) 378-1622

EMS PROGRAMS

Assistant Director Richard Tadeo (562) 378-1610

Paramedic Training Institute
Program Director Mark Ferguson (562) 378-1571
Medical Director Dipesh Patel, M.D. (562) 378-1576
Training Coordinators Charmaine Kane (562) 378-1570
Hannah Deloria (562) 378-1574
Paramedic Instructors: Kelsea Mauerhan (562) 378-1579
Nicole Reid (562) 378-1578
Steven Robinson (562) 378-1577
Margot Tsang (562) 378-1573
Vacant (562) 378-1572

Prehospital Care Operations
Acting Chief, Prehospital Care Operations Jacqui Rifenburg (562) 378-1640
Prehospital Program Manager Vacant
Prehospital Program Coordinators
ALS Public Providers Gary Watson (562) 347-1679
ALS Private Providers Nwanonenyi Nnabuike (562) 378-1684
Specialty Care Transport Providers Christine Zaiser (562) 378-1678
Ambulance Licensing Manager Phillip Santos (562) 378-1674
Civilian Investigators: Kurt Kunkel (562) 378-1687
Ambulance Licensing Hearing Board Manager Susan Mori (562) 378-1609
Ambulance Program Monitoring Manager Christopher Rossetti (562) 378-1688
Contract Program Auditors: Helain Hence (562) 378-1693
Lily Martini (562) 378-1686
Gabriela Ramirez (562) 378-1692
Ofelia Rodriguez (562) 378-1691
EMS System Quality Improvement / Pilot Studies Susan Mori (562) 378-1609
EMS Dispatch / AED Programs Gregory Klein (562) 378-1685

Hospital Programs / Data Systems Management
Chief, Hospital Programs Christine Clare (562) 378-1661
Trauma Center/Paramedic Base Hospital/Stroke Center
Hospital Program Manager Lorrie Perez (562) 378-1655
Hospital Program Coordinator Frederick Bottger (562) 378-1653
STEMI Receiving Center/Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics/Pediatric Medical Center/Sexual Assault Response Team
Hospital Program Manager Vacant (562) 378-1656
Hospital Program Coordinator Karen Rodgers (562) 378-1659
EMS System Data Management
EMS Data Manager Sara Rasnake (562) 378-1658
EMS Data Coordinator Laura Leyman (562) 378-1654
Epidemiologist Shaohua Chen (562) 378-1657
EMS Data Collection Supervisor Patricia Hollis (562) 378-1677
ESO Solutions
Manager
Technical Support Staff Eddie Light (562) 378-1670
Garrett Sarmiento (562) 347-1671

Certification & Training Program Approvals

Chief, Certification & Training Program Approvals Jacqueline Rifenburg (562) 378-1640
Civilian Investigator Robert Orozco (562) 378-1633
EMS Training Program Approval Manager David Wells (562) 378-1638
EMS Training Program Approval Coordinators: Natalie Greco (562) 378-1689
Andrea Solorio (562) 378-1690
EMS Personnel Certification Manager Nicholas Todd (562) 378-1632
EMS Personnel Certification Specialists:
Paramedic/MICN Accreditation Lynne An (562) 378-1637
EMT Certification Susan Miller (562) 378-1635
Amber Yi (562) 378-1634

DISASTER PROGRAMS

Assistant Director Roel Amara (562) 378-1598

Disaster Services
Chief, Disaster Services Terry Crammer (562) 378-1646
Hospital Preparedness Program
DRC, Hospital and Surge Programs Christopher Sandoval (562) 378-1645
Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Home Health and Dialysis Laurie Lee-Brown (562) 378-1651
Clinics, Long Term Care and EMS Disaster workgroup Jennifer Calderon (562) 378-1647
Grant Compliance/Audits Isabel Sanchez (562) 378-1642
Business Continuity/Training and Exercises Darren Verrette (562) 378-1641
Emergent Infectious Disease Ami Boonjaluksa (562) 378-1643
Homeland Security Grant Program Justin Manntai (562) 378-1650

Disaster Response/ Department Emergency Coordination (DEC) Program / MHOAC Program/RDMHC Program
Chief, Disaster Response Jim Eads (562) 378-2445
Mobile Medical System Program Manager Jerry Crow (562) 378-2443
Chempack Program Manager Jerry Crow (562) 378-2443
DEC Nurse Consultant and Educator Elaine Forsyth (562) 378-1505
EMS Fleet David Lee (562) 378-2446
Warehouse Supervisor Robert Smock (562) 378-2440
DEC/MHOAC Program Manager Michael Noone (562) 378-1510
DEC Program Coordinator John Opalski (562) 378-1504
Regional Disaster Medical & Health Specialist Jeremy Fahey (562) 378-1508
Joint Regional Intelligence Center Liaison Ralph Torres (562) 378-1151

Medical Alert Center (MAC) / Ambulance Services / Central Dispatch Office
Program Manager John Quiroz (562) 378-1512
MAC Operations Manager Richard Jurado (562) 378-1502
Nurse Consultant Olester Santos (562) 378-1506
Ambulance Services Operations Manager Robert Moore (747) 210-3401
Central Dispatch Office Manager Mike Jones (562) 378-1518
QI Coordinator and Educator James Crabtree (562) 378-2442

Administrative Services

Interim Director: Kay Fruhwirth (562) 378-1596

EMS Reimbursement Programs/Contracts & Grants/Personnel/Finance

Administrative Services Manager Adrian Romero (562) 378-1595
Fiscal Services Manager Maria Morales (532) 378-1591
Finance Staff:
Danny Sau (562) 378-1586
Ariga Zohrabian (562) 378-1588
Building/Property Management Liaison/Procurement Tamara Butler (532) 378-1589
Contracts Manager Angelica Maldonado (532) 378-1593
Reimbursement Program Coordinator Jimmy Duarte (532) 378-1590
Reimbursement Program Auditor Lynn Trevino (562) 378-1509
Ambulance Overflow Invoice Processing Sheila Prince (562) 378-1501