Boards, Commissions, & Committees

Emergency Medical Care Advisory Board

Legal Authority: Established by Board of Supervisors Minute Order of July 14, 1987. Amended by Minute Order of July 11, 1989, to increase membership with non-voting representative. Amended by Minute Order of May 22, 1990 to increase membership to add alternate representative to Ambulance Association. Amended by Minute Order of October 23, 1990 to establish alternate positions for each representative on EMCAB. Amended by Minute Order of December 11, 1990 to include two city representatives. Amended by Minute Order of March 26, 1991 to include an Alternate to the City Selection Committee and to the City Managers Association. Amended by Board of Supervisors action on June 16, 2015 to change City Manager's Association to Kern Mayors and City Managers Group.
Membership Qualifications: 22 members; Members and Alternate Members shall consist of Representatives from the following Organizations: County Police Chiefs; County Fire Chiefs; County Medical Society; Kern County Hospital Administrators; County Ambulance Association; Board of Supervisors, and Medical Director of Local EMS Department; Two City Representatives, one selected by City Selection Committee and one representative of the Kern Mayors and City Managers Group. Consumer Membership shall consist of Member and Alternate Member from: urban community and from rural area.
Term: Organizational members shall serve during tenure of office/position unless removed by Board of Supervisors. Consumer members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve at the pleasure of the Board.
Duties: Committee shall review and evaluate County EMS services, facilities, and special problems; review and make recommendations concerning the County EMS Plan; advise the Board of Supervisors and the local EMS director as to any aspect of local EMS programs; review and approve procedures used to insure citizen and professional involvement in the planning process; perform statutory functions mandated to the Emergency Medical Care Committee; Make recommendations regarding the appointment process of a local EMS Director; establish and conduct an appeals process to examine and decide grievances related to both administrative and consumer issues; and establish subcommittees as may be needed.
Meeting Place and Time: Meeting held the second Thursday of each quarter, 4:00 P.M.
Kern County Emergency Medical Services Department
Public Health Building
1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93306.
Compensation: None.
Contact: Emergency Medical Services
1800 Mount Vernon Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 321-3000
  No Oath Required
Members When Appointed Appointed By Whom Term Expires
Police Chief's Assoc.
Donny Youngblood, Sheriff
Kern County Sheriff's Department
4/17/2007 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Vacant (Alternate)
n/a Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
County Fire Chief's Assoc.
Doug Greener, Fire Chief
City of Bakersfield Fire Department
6/26/2012 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Brian Marshall, Fire Chief (Alternate)
Kern County Fire Department
6/26/2012 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
County Medical Society
Vacant n/a
Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Vacant (Alternate) n/a Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Kern County Hospital Administration
Bruce Peters
Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Hospital
1/10/2012 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Jared Leavitt (Alternate)
Chief Operating Officer, Kern Medical Center
3/3/2015 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
County Ambulance Assoc.
John Surface
Hall Ambulance
5/21/2013 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Aaron Moses (Alternate) 6/7/2011 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Board of Supervisors
Mike Maggard 1/5/2016 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Mick Gleason (Alternate) 1/5/2016 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Medical Director EMS Agency
Kristopher Lyon, M.D. 2/1/2015 Board of Supervisors Virtue of Office
Urban Com. Consumer Rep.
James Miller 9/27/2016 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Vacant (Alternate) n/a Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Rural Area Consumer Rep.
Mary C. Barlow 8/12/2014 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Vacant(Alternate) n/a Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
City Selection Committee
Randy Miller
City of Taft
5/24/2016 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Cathy Prout (Alternate)
City of Shafter
4/1/2003 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Kern Mayors and City Managers Group
Alfonso Noyola
City of Arvin
8/11/2015 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Paul Paris (Alternate)
City of Wasco
8/11/2015 Board of Supervisors Pleasure of the Board
Staff Positions
Jana Richardson, Sr. EMS Coordinator
EMS Dept.
n/a n/a n/a
Kaler Ayala
County Administrative Office
n/a n/a n/a
Karen Barnes
County Counsel
n/a n/a n/a