HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION & PREVENTION
Central Mountains Regional Emergency Medical Trauma Advisory Council (CMRETAC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that is authorized and funded by state statute to provide a coordinated approach to emergency medical and trauma care. The region of service is almost the size of the state of New Jersey. The region has unique challenges that range from tens of thousands of travelers that do not reside in the area, to an active risk-taking population, and non-English speaking service working population. Additional challenges include limited access to medical care due to the fact of the rural designation and weather constricting mountainous roads.
WHERE WE SERVE
6,882 MILES IN 6 COUNTIES
Our region is primarily rural, in the mountainous continental divide area of Colorado including the counties of Chaffee, Eagle, Lake, Park, Pitkin, and Summit in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
CMRETAC LEADERSHIP TEAM
Executive Director – Sarah Weatherred
Communication Specialist – Mikaela Greene
Regional Medical Director – Clark Samuel Smith MD, Maj, USAFR, MC
CMRETAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Central Mountains RETAC Board of Directors is made up of members from the six counties in which Central Mountains RETAC serves. Each county picks their representatives with only 3 voting members per county, however, a county can appoint as many members as they wish.
It is the responsibility of board members to relay the appropriate information back to their respective communities. As a member of the board directors, it is their responsibility to act as a liaison for the providers in the region and communicate their needs to the Board of Directors, Executive Board of Directors, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Emergency Medical and Trauma Service Division.
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair – Josh Hadley – Director of Chaffee County EMS
Vice-Chair – Gabe Muething – Chief of Emergency Medical Services – Aspen Ambulance District
Treasurer – Richard Cornelius – Deputy Fire Chief – Roaring Fork Fire Rescue
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrea Carlstrom – Chaffee County Public Health
Katie Kowalski – Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
Josh Hadley – Chaffee County EMS
Brandon Daruna – Eagle County Paramedics
Jim Bradford – Eagle County Paramedics
Elizabeth Kruger – Vail Health
Jeremiah Grantham – St. Vincent Ambulance Services
Kevin Borns – South Park Ambulance
Aric Stahly – Southern Park County Fire Protection District – Guffey Fire
Lucas Robinson – Platte Canyon Fire
Gabe Muething – Aspen Ambulance District
Karen Maciejko – Aspen Valley Hospital
Richard Cornelius – Roaring Fork Fire Rescue
Jim Levi – Red, White, & Blue Fire
Marci Dowis – Summit Medical Center
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