EMS Compact Member States & Commissioners

The EMS Compact is governed by Commissioners appointed to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice by member states.  The Commission was established by Section 10 B.1 of the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLICA) legislation. The responsible official of the state EMS authority or their designee shall be the delegate to the Commission from each member state, and each member has one seat on the Commission and one vote on each matter brought before the body. 

The Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice has authority over only the cross-border activities enabled by enacting the REPLICA legislation. The Commission’s general functions are the following:

  • Give every member state one seat, one vote on matters before the body;
  • Create by-laws and promulgate rules related only to cross-border practice;
  • Establish policy and procedures for cross-border practice;
  • Maintain the national coordinated database and information-sharing systems;
  • To support and preserve the sovereign immunity of each state;
  • Enhance the enforcement and compliance mechanisms of member states; and support uniform compact rules, policies, and procedures at the state level related to the implementation of REPLICA.

EMS Compact Commissioners

Alabama

Commissioner Stephen Wilson

Commissioner Stephen Wilson

Alabama's Compact Commissioner

Stephen Wilson, Director
Alabama Department of Public Health
Office of EMS – The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1100
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Phone: (334) 206-5383
Fax: (334) 206-0364
Stephen.Wilson@EMSCompact.gov

In Alabama, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on May 17, 2017. This made Alabama the 11th state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Wilson was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Colorado

Commissioner Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse

Commissioner Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse

Colorado's Compact Commissioner

Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse, Branch Chief
EMS & Trauma Services
Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado  80246
Phone: (303) 692-2987
Fax (303) 691-7720
jeanne.bakehouse@EMSCompact.gov

In Colorado, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on May 8, 2015. This made Colorado the first state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Bakehouse was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Delaware

Delaware's Compact Commissioner

Diane McGinnis – Hainsworth, Director
Office of Emergency Medical Services
EMS and Preparedness Section
100 Sunnyside Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 223-1350 office
(302) 223-1330 fax
Diane.McGinnis@EMSCompact.gov

In Delaware, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on September 15, 2017. This made Delaware the 12th state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner McGinnis-Hainsworth was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Georgia

Commissioner Keith Wages

Georgia's Compact Commissioner

Keith Wages, Director
Georgia Office of EMS and Trauma
1680 Phoenix Blvd, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30349-5576
Phone: 770-996-3133
Fax: (770) 996-7656
Keith.Wages@EMSCompact.gov

In Georgia, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on May 8, 2017. This made Georgia the tenth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Wages was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Idaho

Commissioner Wayne Denny

Idaho's Compact Commissioner

Wayne Denny, Bureau Chief
Idaho Bureau of EMS and Preparedness
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720
Phone(877) 554-3367
Fax: (208) 334-4015
Wayne.Denny@EMSCompact.gov

In Idaho, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law in 2016. This made Idaho the fourth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Wages was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Kansas

Commissioner Joe House

Commissioner Joe House

Kansas' Compact Commissioner

Joe House, Executive Director
Kansas Board of EMS
900 SW Jackson
Suite 1031
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-7296
Fax: (785) 296-6212
Joe.House@EMSCompact.gov

In Kansas, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on March 31, 2016. This made Kansas the sixth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner House was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Mississippi

Commissioner Alisa Williams

Commissioner Alisa Williams

Mississippi's Compact Commissioner

Alisa Williams, Director
Mississippi Bureau of EMS
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: (601) 576-7365
Fax: (601) 576-7270
Alisa.Williams@EMSCompact.gov

In Mississippi, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on March 20, 2017. This made Mississippi the ninth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Williams was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Missouri

Missouri's Compact Commissioner

Terry Ellsworth, Chief, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
920 Wildwood Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 751-6347
Fax: (573) 751-6348

In Missouri, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on July 9, 2018. This made Missouri the sixteenth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner ____ was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Nebraska

Commissioner Claire Covert

Commissioner Claire Covert

Nebraska's Compact Commissioner

Claire Covert – Program Manager
Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0547
Fax: (402) 742-1152 
Claire.Covert@EMSCompact.gov

In Nebraska, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on March 20, 2017. This made Nebraska the thirteenth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Covet was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on May 22, 2018.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Compact Commissioner

Justin Romanello -  Bureau Chief of EMS
Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS
New Hampshire Department of Safety
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, New Hampshire 03305
Phone: (603) 223-4211
Fax: (603) 271-1091
JRomanello@EMSCompact.gov  

In New Hampshire, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on July 2, 2018. This made New Hampshire the fifteenth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Romanello was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice during the Executive Committee meeting on January 18, 2019.

South Carolina

Commissioner Robert Wronski

Commissioner Robert Wronski

South Carolina's Compact Commissioner

Robert Wronski, MBA, CPM, CEMSO, NRP
Chief, Bureau of EMS
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone (803)545-4453
Robert.Wronski@EMSCompact.gov

In South Carolina, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on May 18, 2017. This made South Carolina the fourteenth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Wronski was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Tennessee

Tennessee's Compact Commissioner


Tennessee Office of EMS
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-4521
Fax: (615) 741-4217

In Tennessee, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on April 19, 2016. This made Tennessee the seventh state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Tidwell was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Texas

Commissioner Joe Schmider

Commissioner Joe Schmider

Texas' Compact Commissioner

Joe Schmider, Director
Office of EMS/Trauma System Coordination
Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street RM N-430
Austin Texas 78714-9347
PH: (512) 834-6737
Fax: (512) 834-6738
Joseph.Schmider@EMSCompact.gov

In Texas, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on April 19, 2016. This made Texas the seventh state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Schmider was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Utah

Commissioner Guy Dansie

Commissioner Guy Dansie

Utah's Compact Commissioner

Guy Dansie, EMS Director
Utah Bureau of EMS and Preparedness
P.O. Box 142004
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2004
Phone: (801) 273-6671
Cell: (801) 560-1544
Fax: (801) 277-6493
Guy.Dansie@EMSCompact.gov

In Utah, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on March 21, 2016. This made Utah the fifth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Dansie was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Virginia

Commissioner Gary Brown

Commissioner Gary Brown

Virginia's Compact Commissioner

Gary Brown, Director
Virginia Office of EMS
Mailing Address:
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108
Gary.Brown@EMSCompact.gov

In Virginia, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on March 01, 2016. This made Virginia the third state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Dansie was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.

Wyoming

Commissioner Andy Gienapp

Commissioner Andy Gienapp

Wyoming's Compact Commissioner

Andy Gienapp, Manager /State Director
Office of EMS
Health Readiness & Response Section
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone(307) 777-7955
Fax: (307) 777-5639
Andy.Gienapp@EMSCompact.gov

In Wyoming, the REPLICA legislation was signed into law on March 21, 2016. This made Wyoming the eighth state to enact the EMS Compact. Commissioner Gienapp was seated to the Interstate Commission for EMS Personnel Practice at the inaugural meeting on October 11, 2017.