About EMMCO West

EMMCO West (Emergency Medical Management Cooperative) was incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit regional EMS council and began its operations in 1984. Regional acute care hospitals were the corporate shareholders for EMMCO West. Prior to EMMCO West, the former region EMS council consisted of 14 Northwestern PA counties. The region area was divided into two separate regions, EMMCO East and EMMCO West. Through a contractual agreement with the PA Department of Health, EMMCO West is charged with the oversight of emergency medical service activities for seven Northwestern PA counties; those counties being Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren.

As of July 1, 2004, EMMCO West, Inc. reorganized its corporate structure. A new non-profit board appointee format was established and diversified the membership of the Board of Directors. The Board consists of 12 Northwestern PA hospitals representatives (Ed Directors, Physicians, RNs, Administration), EMS representation from each county, EMA directors, instructors, EMTs, Paramedics, ambulance administrators, American Red Cross, Agricultural Extension Office, Active Aging, volunteer and paid EMS services. There are currently 24 board members. The new board meets quarterly (September, December, March, June). Subcommittees include Regional Medical Advisory, Communication, Quality Improvement, and Transportation Committees.

All meetings are open meetings under the PA Sunshine Law. Anyone interested in attending a meeting is asked to inquiry ahead of time with EMMCO West at mail@emmco.org or 814-337-5380 to assure adequate seating.


EMMCO West 30th Anniversary


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Bill McClincy

Bill McClincy
Executive Director
Oversight for the operations of EMMCO-West, Inc. Complaint Investigation, Quality Improvement, Clinical Care Review, and training programming
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Kim Pero

Kim Pero
Office Manager / Administrative Assistant
Business operations and oversight of day-to-day office administration functions.
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Jane Hamza

Jane Hamza
EMS System Specialist
Recognition of QRS & Rescue services, licensure inspections, Regional Transportation Committee, Recruitment & retention manager. EMS Research, Grant Development, and Media relations.
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Michelle Eaton

Michelle Eaton EMS Education Specialist
The EMS Education Specialist position areas of responsibility include administration of State Certification Exams, Coordinator of National Registry Exams, 12 Lead EKG Project, RMAC liaison , and Regional CISM team manager. Michelle is a paramedic with Emergycare, CISM peer, and trains search & rescue dogs.
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Trisha Skelton

Trisha Parker
EMS System Outreach Specialist
Customer Service Liaison, Photo Id - Credentials, Speciality initiatives, rural AED grant project, EMS Week Initiatives, EMSOF Program manager, Information systems. Trish is an EMT/firefighter, and is a life member of the Edinboro Volunteer Fire Department.
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Kaylen Irwin
Office Operations Specialist handles continuing education, photo ID processing, equipment loaning, PCR processing, and office operations.  Email Kaylen