Acadian Ambulance Service Management
|Medical Director: Charles Burnell, M.D. |
Dr. Charles Burnell, M.D., serves as lead over all associate medical directors across Acadian's service areas. Dr. Burnell reviews on-scene medical procedures and procedures between medics and emergency room physicians. He oversees training and continuing education programs at NEMSA as well as Acadian's wellness and quality enhancement programs. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Emergency medicine. Before becoming medical director this year, Dr. Burnell worked closely with Acadian for 16 years, including during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina where he served as the director of air transports of patients from the Superdome. Dr. Burnell graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry at Louisiana State University.
| ||Senior Vice President of Operations: Earl (Jerry) Romero |
Jerry Romero, senior vice president of ambulance operations for Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Jerry overseas the Acadian Ambulance operations for Acadian's service area and reports directly to President and COO David Pierce, while retaining direct responsibility for the Hub City and Southwest Louisiana operations. Jerry began his career in 1977 as an EMT and has served through the ranks as paramedic, dispatcher, dispatch supervisor, operations manager, and vice president of operations.
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Vice President of Operations-Communications Center: Clay Henry
Clay Henry, vice president of operations-communications center since 1998, began his career at Acadian in May of 1979 as a paramedic. He then served as a communications center dispatcher until becoming the operations supervisor, later the operations manager. Clay is a Nationally Registered Paramedic certified in ACLS. Clay serves on the American Red Cross Acadiana Chapter's executive board and is a former chairman. He serves on the Lafayette Education Foundation board of directors and graduated from the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Lafayette program. He represents EMS on the Lafayette Parish Communications district board.
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Vice President of Operations: James Troy Mayer
Service Area: Central Texas and South-Central Texas
James Troy Mayer oversees Acadian's holdings and day-to-day operations throughout Central and South-Central Texas. Troy, who has worked for Acadian since 1989, served as the operations manager for South-Central Texas when Acadian entered the Bexar, Travis and Williamson county markets. In that role, he supervised the Austin communication center, field supervisors and nine operations stations and substations. He also has worked as a staff accountant, an operations supervisor, a field paramedic and an EMT-Basic. James graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor's degree in accounting and holds numerous EMS industry certifications. Troy also is a member of the South Texas Regional Advisory Council and the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council.
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Vice President of Operations: Daniel Lennie
Service Area: Pointe Coupee, Ascension, Livingston, Iberville, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, East Feliciana,Tangipahoa, and St. Tammany Parishes in Louisiana and Jackson County in Mississippi
Daniel Lennie has oversight of all operations in the Baton Rouge, Northshore, and Mississippi markets. He joined the Acadian team in 1972 as an Emergency Medical Technician and worked on an ambulance while attending college. Dan served as a commissioner on Louisiana's first Emergency Medical Services Certification Commission, as a member of the Oversight Board for Louisiana's Patient Compensation Fund, and is currently a member of Louisiana's Emergency Medical Services for Children Advisory Council. Dan received his bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and his master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis. He was one of the country's first 100 nationally registered paramedics and maintained that certification for 22 years. He continues to maintain RN licensure.
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Vice President of Operations: Steven Kuiper
Service Area: St. Mary, Thibodaux, Terrebonne, Assumption, St. James, Central Lafourche, St. John the Baptist, Jefferson, Orleans, and Plaquemine Parishes in Louisiana
Steve Kuiper, vice president of operations since 1988, began his career with Acadian in 1975 as an ambulance driver. He then moved on to management and held the position of Paramedic Field Supervisor before becoming vice president of operations. He is a member of GNO, Inc., the St. Bernard Parish 911 Board, the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, and the National EMS Management Association. He was also a member of the 911 Boards for Terrebonne and St. Mary parishes. Steve has extensive experience with hospital and nursing home hurricane evacuations. He coordinated the setup of a triage station following Hurricane Katrina that accepted over 10,000 residents. He attended Louisiana State University/Alexandria.
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Vice President of Operations: Terry J. Arceneaux
Service Area: Evangeline, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Allen, Vernon, and Rapides Parishes in Louisiana
Terry J. Arceneaux began his career at Acadian in 1973 as an ambulance medic in Lafayette, LA. He now serves the Central Louisiana area where he is responsible for daily operations and works closely with community and governmental agencies within his region. Terry is involved in community programs and has served as President of the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, Chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America in Acadiana, and Chairman of Shots for Tots in Central Louisiana. He has served on the boards of March of Dimes, YMCA, American Red Cross, the Rape Crisis Center, and the Alexandria Rotary Club. He is currently Chairman of the United Way of Central Louisiana, serves on the board of United Way of Louisiana, and is a member of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. Terry is a deacon and Sunday school director at Calvary Baptist Church in Alexandria.
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Vice President of Operations: Mike Burney
Service Area: Southeast Texas
Mike Burney oversees Acadian Ambulance Service's operations in Southeast Texas, including the new communications center in Beaumont. Mike joined the Acadian team in 1987 and spent 10 years serving as operations manager in the company's communications center in Lafayette, Louisiana. He also has worked as a paramedic, dispatcher and supervisor. Mike attended the University of South Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he received an associate's degree in nursing.
| ||Vice President of Operations: Porter Taylor |
Service Area: North Texas
Porter Taylor oversees Acadian Ambulance Service's operations in North Texas. Porter, a 25-year veteran with Acadian, previously served as ground medic, flight medic, paramedic instructor, paramedic field supervisor, community relations supervisor, and operations manager in the company's Baton Rouge area. Porter attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and also attended LSU in Baton Rouge with 84 hours towards a bachelor’s degree.