Passing the Torch: A New Board President

“Thank you, guys, for all of the support that ya’ll have given this board,” said Gary Peters, Louisiana (Rural) Ambulance Alliance (LAA/LRAA) Immediate Past President, as he recalled his time in the role. Peters’ resignation from his role as president was announced at the Alliance Membership Meeting in late July, as he graciously passed the torch to then LAA/LRAA Vice-President, Jeff Watson.

The Alliance Board of Directors serves an important role in leadership and decision making in the organization. The team, comprised of a very diverse group of professionals in the EMS industry, commits themselves to achieving the organization’s mission of advocating for and promoting emergency medical transport and more in the state of Louisiana. 

Newly installed Board President, Watson, added, “I look forward to continuing to work with the staff and board to move the organization forward in a positive direction for the providers in our state.” He continues, “I know we have a great leader in Donna and she will continue to provide us with the vision our organization needs moving forward.” 

With much respect to Peters’ success as the president, Alliance members celebrated the transition and were happy to learn that while Peters no longer holds the title of president, he will still be a resource to the board and the organization as a whole. 

Elections will be held later this year for the positions of president, vice-president, member-at-large and secretary. 

About the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance

The Louisiana Ambulance Alliance (LAA) is a diverse group of EMS providers who promote emergency medical transport as a distinct concern in Louisiana; 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; provide a forum for the exchange and distribution of ideas and information related to the improvement of emergency medical transport; serve as an advocate for emergency medical transport, promoting improved health status and improvements to the health system for residents of Louisiana; and encourage the development of appropriate health resources for Louisiana. 

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