The California Ambulance Association has announced that Ross Elliott has been selected as the organization's new Executive Director. In this role, he will oversee day-to-day operations of the Association and lead CAA's policy activities. For the past year, Ross served the Emergency Medical Services Administrators' Association of California (EMSAAC) as Executive Director where he worked with local EMS agencies to improve system performance statewide. Prior to that he served ten years as the Director of Emergency Medical Services for Kern County leading the agency through an EMS system redesign, creating and implementing performance standards, and starting programs for the coordinated treatment of strokes and heart attacks.
"The CAA Board of Directors believes that Elliott's depth of experience and facilitation skills will support our efforts to advocate effectively on behalf of our members as we continue to promote the principle that private ambulance companies are essential healthcare providers," said Richard Angotti, owner of St. Joseph’s Ambulance Service and CAA Board Chairman for 2015.