Ellen Fleming, Paramedic, I/C, currently serves as the Director of Corporate Accreditation for Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service in Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. Since September 2016, Ellen has been dedicated to leading Superior through the CAAS accreditation process and toward CAMTS accreditation for the AirMed program and ground Critical Care Transport services.
Ellen is a highly-decorated professional with over 29 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services and non-emergency ambulance services. Ellen’s experience spans from being a Field Paramedic for 18 years, to Operations Supervisor at American Medical Response in Pontiac, Michigan, and an international fixed-wing flight paramedic at Kalitta Charters (MedFlight) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. In 2007, Ellen began her role in EMS management at Community EMS/Parastar Inc. in Southfield, Michigan, where she served in various leadership positions. Most notably, Ellen achieved CAAS accreditation 18 times for Community EMS and its multiple joint venture ambulance companies from 2009 to 2016, while concurrently serving as Director of Operations for Beaumont Medical Transportation Service in Troy, Michigan from 2013 to 2016. During her time at Community EMS/Parastar, Inc., Ellen also served as the Education Coordinator for the 2010 and 2011 Southeast Michigan EMS EXPO in Novi, Michigan, sponsored by Community EMS affiliates, Botsford Hospital and the Life Support Training Institute (LSTI). Ellen was also an Event Planner/Consultant for the 2012 conference. Ellen is currently an AHA ACLS Instructor at the University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a licensed Paramedic EMS Instructor/Coordinator through the State of Michigan. Ellen has been a site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) since 2001.
Throughout her EMS career, Ellen has served as the ALS Representative (private) at the Oakland County Medical Control Authority as a member of the Professional Standards Review Organization and the Medical Control Committee. In 2009, Ellen was recognized as Oakland County’s EMS Provider of the Year for dedicated service and longstanding commitment to excellence in EMS. Ellen is also a previous recipient of the American Ambulance Association’s Star of Life award presented in Washington D.C from her nomination by Community EMS in 2009. Ellen also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS) from September 2012 to January 2015. Ellen’s personal adventures include multiple hikes in the Grand Canyon and she enjoys driving her 1976 Corvette Stingray and 2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack with her beloved golden retriever “Solei” on board. This summer, Ellen looks forward to polishing up one of Superior’s classic ambulances for the 2017 Woodward Cruise Vintage Emergency Vehicle Show.