The Compact is governed by the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice.  As established in the REPLICA legislation and the bylaws, the day-to-day work of the Commission is managed via the Executive Director and the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee

Executive Director

Donnie-Woodyard_sm-(1).pngDonnie Woodyard, Jr., Executive Director
A respected and visionary national EMS leader, Woodyard brings a unique and comprehensive background to the position. With 30 years of experience as an EMS provider, Woodyard has served as a State EMS Director for two states, and as the former Chief Operating Officer of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Notably, he has been a Commissioner for the EMS Compact and recently served as its Chairperson.


Compact Counsel 

Doug Wolfberg

Doug Wolfberg is a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, and one of the best known EMS attorneys and consultants in the United States. Doug answered his first ambulance call in 1978 and has been involved in EMS ever since. After earning his undergraduate degree in Health Planning and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987, Doug went to work as a county EMS director, a regional director, and on the staff of the state EMS council. In 1993, Doug went to the nation’s capital to work at the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where he worked on federal EMS and trauma care issues. Doug left HHS to attend law school, and in 1996 graduated magna cum laude from the Widener University School of Law.

Page, Wolfberg & Wirth services are provided pro bono to the EMS Compact.