SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 27, 2018 – PRLog — The Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) is pleased to announce the selection of their Founding Board of Directors. NEMTAC is a new non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to championing standards and best practices for providers, buyers, regulators and those who are served by non-emergency medical transportation.
With stable medical conditions and often pre-scheduled appointments, non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) customers rely on this vital service provided by over 17,000 companies nationwide. This rapidly growing industry provides millions of transports annually connecting patients with their care.
The new board members come from diverse backgrounds and include current and former executives from the non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) industry, healthcare, large non-profits and the ambulance industry. “We have a very strong leadership foundation in place and we couldn’t be more pleased with these appointments. Each of these individuals’ deep professional backgrounds and passionate commitment to the non-emergency medical transportation industry will bring insightful perspectives to our Board,” said Michael Shabkie, NEMTAC Founder.
The Board of Directors, comprised of a multidisciplinary team with vast experience in business, healthcare, technology and all levels of medical transportation, includes:
· Steve Lewis, NEMTAC Board President
· Robert Brown, NEMTAC Board Vice President
· Peter Hicks, NEMTAC Board Secretary
· Michael Shabkie, Board Treasurer
· Stan Sipes, NEMTAC Board Member
· Chris Kelly, NEMTAC Board Member
· David Marhoffer, NEMTAC Board Member
In announcing the first NEMTAC Board Members, Melissa Jankowski, Executive Director said, “It’s important to be surrounded by the right people and we’ve assembled a very experienced and talented group that will help drive the vision of NEMTAC and assist us in forming a path of success.” Ms. Jankowski further stated, “Over the coming months, the board will continue to search for additional world-class directors and a wide range of stakeholders to serve on committees and task forces who will develop the national standards and training content.”
About NEMTAC: The Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) was established as a nonprofit organization to enhance and promote the quality of care in America’s non-emergency medical transportation system. NEMTAC standards will represent industry best practices designed to ensure consistently high-quality customer care, safe vehicle operations and ethical business practices. In addition to accreditation, NEMTAC will provide advanced education and training certificate programs to individuals seeking a career in the non-emergency medical transportation industry.
For more information visit www.nemtac.org.