QA/QI Coordinator

Office Administrator

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Travis Wilson, BS, NRP, LI

EMS System Manager

Travis has been the EMS System manager since 2018. He received his bachelors from Missouri Southern and has been a paramedic since 2010. He has worked in the rural, suburban and urban EMS environments.

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Kris Newcomb, BSN, PHRN

Kris oversee's the Quality Assurance program. Kris has been key in developing provider feedback and creating a progress QA program. Kris is also the program director of our CoAEMSP programs. She received her BSN for Eastern Michigan University.

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Sandy Alsman

Sandy oversee's the office operations. She is assist providers with licensure renewals and helps organize continuing education. She also performs various task to help keep the office operations running smoothly.

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Derek Foley, EMT-P

Education Coordinator

Derek oversee's our education programs and helps maintain our CoAEMSP accreditation. He also coordinates all our clinical programs as well. Derek is a full time paramedic.


Steve Somerfield, BS, EMT-P

Steve oversee's our EMT-Basic program at Heartland Community College. He has been working in EMS education for over 5 years.. Steve has a bachelors in Health Education from Illinois State University. Steve is a full time firefighter/paramedic.

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Joel Gollnitz, AAS, EMT-P

Joel oversee's our Paramedic program. He has been teaching paramedic classes for nearly 10 years. Joel is also a full time firefighter/paramedic.



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Jeff Kiesling, AAS, EMT-P

Education Coordinator

Jeff oversee's our hybrid programs and continuing education. Jeff has helped develop hybrid EMR course and ECRN courses. He is also integral in our continuing education programs. He is a full time paramedic.

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Dr. Joel Nilles, DO

Dr. Nilles is a full time emergency room physician at Carle BroMenn Medical Center. Dr. Nilles has been with the EMS System for over 10 years.

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Dr. Julie Lewis, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Leiws joined the EMS System in 2020. She is a full time emergency room physician at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. 

Medical Director