Governor Rick Perry has announced the appointment of six individuals to the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council, which helps federal, state and local agencies develop and implement an integrated, statewide program for emergency medical services.
Tivy L. Whitlock of Mico is the training director at the Children's Shelter of San Antonio. Whitlock is a member of the National, Texas and San Antonio associations for the Education of Young Children, and the Southern Childhood Association. She has been awarded the Southwestern University Young Alumna Achievement Award and the Sprint PCS Unsung Hero Award. Whitlock received her bachelor's degree from Southwestern University and is a master's candidate at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her term will expire Jan. 1, 2008.
Dr. Edward M. Racht of Austin, who is being reappointed, is medical director of the Emergency Medical Services System. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Travis County Medical Society, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. Racht was awarded the American Heart Association Paul Ledbetter M.D. Physician Volunteer of the Year Award in 2004. He received his bachelor's degree and medical degree from Emory University. His term will expire Jan. 1, 2012.
Pete Daniel Wolf of Windthorst, who is being reappointed, is the North-West Texas area manager for Air-Evac Life Team. Wolf is chief of the Windthorst Volunteer Fire Department and president of the Archer County Fire Fighters Association. He is a member of the Texas State Firemen's and Fire Marshal's Association, the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and the Emergency Medical Services Association of Texas. Wolf attended Vernon College and Midwestern State University. He has been involved in emergency medicine since 1979. His term will expire Jan. 1, 2012.
Shirley Scholz of Ransom Canyon, who is being reappointed, is a flight nurse for Covenant Health System/AeroCare. Scholz is president-elect of the Association of Air Medical Services, secretary of the New Mexico Air Medical Transport Advisory Committee and a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association. Scholz received her registered nurse diploma from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing. Her term will expire Jan. 1, 2012.
Jodie Harbert III of Flower Mound is the EMS manager for the Methodist Health System. Harbert is chairman of the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council's Education Committee and previously chaired the advisory board for the University of North Texas Police Academy. He also serves as a board member for Reading and Radio Resource, a United Way agency. Harbert received his bachelor's degree from Cooke County College. His term will expire Jan. 1, 2012.