About

About

Founded in 1995, the Mission of the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance is:

  • to promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana;
  • to serve as a forum for a unified voice for healthcare providers, public officials, healthcare workers, educators and consumers working to improve emergency medical transport in Louisiana;
  • to provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport;
  • to serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and
  • to encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana.

Additionally, the Alliance recognizes Louisiana is unique and differs from other states in our geography, population mix and density, economic, lifestyles, values and social organization.  Louisiana citizens and communities require programming and advocacy that responds to their unique characteristics and needs.

The Alliance represents ambulance services across Louisiana that participate in serving the citizens of Louisiana with emergency and nonemergency care and medical transportation services.

The Alliance is a diverse group of providers from communities, spread across the state of Louisiana – providers who care about improving and providing pre-hospital care in Louisiana – providers who reach hospitals, physicians and homes – providers who plan for the healthcare services provided in the towns and parishes – for individuals who need quality pre-hospital services within their reach.

Consider membership in the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance today!  Seize the opportunity to leverage your resources with other EMS professionals and improve the EMS system in our state.

History

The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (the Alliance) was formed in 1995 by Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers who deliver services to Louisiana’s citizens. The mission of the Alliance is to serve as a convening point for EMS providers with similar delivery issues, to provide education, to address policy issues impacting members and the citizens they serve, to provide networking opportunities, and to identify opportunities to work collectively and collaboratively for the benefit of EMS in Louisiana as well as the citizens served by these medical practitioners.

The Alliance is the lead organization for the advancement of the needs of its members in the emergency and non-emergency ambulance and medical transportation industry. 

We advocate for the highest quality patient care through ethical and sound business practices, advancing the interests of our members in important legislative, regulatory, educational and reimbursement issues.

In accomplishing this goal, the Alliance is dedicated to excellence in providing superior service to all facets of its membership and in developing positive relationships with other organizations associated with the medical transportation industry through prompt communications and effective educational programs. In carrying out this mission, the Alliance is committed to meet the needs of its members in the public, municipal, and private sector.

Board

It is the mission of the Alliance Board of Directors to draw on the talents and resources of its member organizations to create an industry vision and strategic plan for the Association. The Board is responsible for positioning the association as an industry leader; managing the affairs of the Association; overseeing the performance of professional staff; and for developing and recommending procedures to ensure the successful implementations of the strategic plan of the Association.

Board of Directors:

Jeff Watson, President
P.O. Box 5337 
Bossier City, LA 71111-5337
(318)741-8700

Mark Majors, President-Elect
P.O. Box 527
Melville, LA 71353-0527
(985)307-0264

Tracy Wold, Treasurer
1300 Commerce Street
Ruston, LA 71270
(318)548-1093

Brady Daigle, Secretary
17078 West Main St.
Cut-Off, LA 70345
(985)637-1665

Porter Taylor, Member-At-Large
P.O. Box 98000
Lafayette, LA 70509
(337)291-4086

Gary Peters, Immediate Past President
1598 French Turn Rd. 
Winnsboro, LA 71295
(318)669-0185

Donna Newchurch, CEO
5010 Hwy 1
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985)513-3593

Staff

The LAA, LRAA and ACE4EMS staff is comprised of seven individuals with diverse backgrounds who offer support to programs, initiatives and education that the companies combined offer.

Donna Newchurch, CEO

donna@newchurchassoc.com

Curry Landry, Policy Director

clandry@louisianaambulancealliance.org

Evon Smith, ACE4EMS Director

evon@ace4ems.org

Yvette LeBlanc, Administrative Support Assistant

admin@louisianaambulancealliance.org

Robert Daughdril, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

robert@louisianaambulancealliance.org

Michael R. "Mike" Thibodeaux, Lobbyist

Sara Crochet, Finance Coordinator

sara@louisianaambulancealliance.org

Shane Bellard, Program Coordinator & Asset Manager

shane@louisianaambulancealliance.org