• Suhas Uppalapati

    Suhas Uppalapati President & CEO, AmeriPro Health

    Suhas is a seasoned business leader in diverse fields such as Health Care, Financial Services, Insurance, Hospitality, Government, Real Estate, Strategy Consulting, and Technology. He owns multiple businesses, held several senior Executive positions, and served on prestigious boards.

    Suhas holds an M.B.A. from Duke University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University. He also holds a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.

    He is an avid biker and proud father of two daughters. Elder daughter is Sophomore at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the younger one is Freshman at Duke University. Suhas’ wife is a practicing physician in the field of Oncology and serves as President of a large Oncology practice. Suhas is active in mountain biking, kayaking, road biking, and enjoys traveling around the world with his family. He volunteers at multiple local charity organizations.

  • Larry Richardson

    Larry Richardson Executive Vice President, AmeriPro Health

    Larry started his career serving as an active-duty United States Marine and was honorably discharged after 8 years of service. After his career as a Marine, Larry began a career in the EMS industry where he has served in several administrative roles for over 21 years in both public and private settings. Larry is an experienced innovator in the EMS industry and is specialized in operations, government affairs, strategic development, and revenue cycle.

    Larry earned his M.B.A. from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is currently attending the University of Miami Herbert School of Business for a master’s in Finance. He obtained a bachelor’s degree From Clayton State University in Applied Sciences. Larry has also been a licensed Critical Care Paramedic, Nationally Registered Paramedic, and holds numerous certifications from Federal Emergency Management Agency, Texas A&M University, American Heart Association, National Association of EMT’s.

    Larry has been married to his wife Laura for 15 years and they have 2 children, Liam and Lyla. Larry enjoys spending time with his family and attending football games.

  • Marvin McLellan

    Marvin McLellan COO, AmeriPro Health

    Marvin McLellan serves AmeriPro EMS as Chief Operating Officer with over three decades of experience in medical transportation, health system and post acute healthcare strategy and operations leadership. McLellan served in senior leadership roles at Air Methods Corporation. He also led MediFlight Oklahoma, the critical care transport service for OU Medical Center and served in senior EMS operations leadership roles at TransCare New York and Northwell Health.

    McLellan most recently served as VP at AmeriPro. Before joining AmeriPro in 2019, Marvin served as director of business development for Lacuna Health, a technology enabled patient care management start up division of Kindred Healthcare. McLellan also served as vice president, business development at Medical Life Holdings. Marvin also served as associated administrator and market director of business development for Tenet Healthcare.

    Marvin has a diverse educational experience that includes certification as a fireground officer, paramedic licensure, a bachelors in business administration and is currently completing a curriculum to achieve an MBA in international healthcare administration at the University of Cambria in Carlisle, UK.

  • David Grayson

    David Grayson Vice President, Billing, AmeriPro Health

    David has over 35 years of experience in EMS as an administrator, consultant, educator, paramedic, and dispatcher.  In addition to EMS, David is a serial entrepreneur and investor in multiple other business enterprises.  Most recently, David started and has been the CEO of CareMed EMS based in Oxford, MS for six years, prior to CareMed becoming part of the AmeriPro family.

    David has served multiple terms as the President of the Mississippians for Emergency Medical Services organization (the largest EMS association in Mississippi).  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, a Master of Business Administration from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  He is currently an adjunct faculty at Columbia Southern University and serves on the Mississippi EMS Advisory Council, Mississippi Trauma Care Advisory Committee, Mississippi Stroke Care Advisory Committee, Central MS EMS District Board of Directors, and is chairman of the advisory committee to the Coahoma Community College paramedic program. 

    Away from work, David enjoys college sports, travel, sailing, and volunteering with several community organizations.

  • Todd Turpin

    Todd Turpin Director – Administration, Safety and Compliance, AmeriPro Health

    Todd grew up working on cars, so it was only natural he started his career in the automotive industry. He served as departmental manager handling million of dollars in inventory. After 23 years in the automotive industry, Todd left business. He Became an EMT and started his second career in EMS. Todd again continued his education as advanced paramedic. His leadership skills followed him to the EMS industry as he became a Field Training Officer and then Operation Supervisor.

    Todd has been married to his wife, Sandy, for six years between the two of them have five children and four grandchildren. He loved travelling and spending time outdoors with his family and multiple pets.

  • Stan Alford

    Stan Alford Director of Operations, Mississippi, AmeriPro Health

    Mr. Alford has a strong history of managing 911 dispatch centers, coordination of personnel in disaster deployments, and the management of high-volume EMS systems within Mississippi. With his education background of management and finance, Mr. Alford’s daily responsibilities include facility and government relations, management of all company employees, and design/implementation of ambulance resources within the counties that AmeriPro Health is contracted to serve. Affiliations and Appointments include Mississippians for Emergency Medical Services, Mississippi Healthcare Alliance, Mississippi Board of Emergency Telecommunicators Standards and Training, Mississippi Economic Council, Leadership Mississippi, National Scholars Honor Society.

  • Jeff Avinger

    Jeff Avinger Director of Operations, Florida, AmeriPro Health

    Jeff began his EMS career in Jacksonville, Florida in 2010 where he quickly established himself in the private ambulance industry, earning Paramedic of the Year and Florida Star of Life accolades. As a high-level clinician and leader, Jeff has led the development, implementation, and oversight of critical care, community paramedicine, and sports medicine programs. Most recently, Jeff holds the title of Director of Operations for Florida, leading operations through new and innovative methods with focuses on patient and crew satisfaction, operational stability, and market expansion.  

    Jeff holds licensure as a Florida paramedic and achieved critical care certification from the University of Florida in 2013. He is currently attending Florida State College of Jacksonville School of Nursing for his ASN. 

    Jeff lives in St. Augustine, FL and has been married to his wife Francine for 10 years. They enjoy traveling, outdoor recreation, and spending time with their 3 children. 

  • Doug Norton

    Doug Norton Director of Operations, AmeriPro Health

    Doug has provided strategic planning and leadership for over 35 years to fuel business expansion and streamline operations in a demanding, highly complex industry of EMS. Most recently, as V.P. Operations, He propelled the organization to achieve new heights in revenue generation and profitability, despite industry and economic challenges. Much of his focus involved coaching and mentoring individuals into dynamic, high-achieving teams.

    Doug has a talent for identifying and developing the potential in people and organizations. Doug is considered by industry leaders and healthcare professionals as a true innovator in the area of Risk Management, Operational Leadership, System Status Management (SSM).

    Doug lives outside of Athens (Go Dawgs!) and has been married to his wife Arlana for 8 years. They enjoy boating, fishing, and camping with their son, Storm (fur baby).

  • Dr. Tisha Gallanter

    Dr. Tisha Gallanter Medical Director, AmeriPro Health

    Tisha is an experienced Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician. She started out in EMS as a volunteer firefighter in Stamford NY. She became a National Registered EMT and continued to be involved in EMS through medical school. She was the Medical Director for Florida State College at Jacksonville EMS Programs for 6 years. She was a member of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Surgeons. She also serves as the Medical director for Jacksonville Beach Police SWAT Team.

    Tisha is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical College. She completed her residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville FL in 1999. Currently, she works as an attending physician for Emergency Medicine at UF Health Shands Hospital at Jacksonville – Level I Trauma Center, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, and Crucial Care. Tisha loves to teach. She still is involved with paramedic and EMT training in the Emergency Department and the classroom. She has served as a Co-Chair for statewide EMS conferences and ALS competitions. She is an instructor for ACLS, PALS and BLS.

    Tisha is athletic and an avid sports fan. She participates in sports such as running, weightlifting, mountain biking, hiking, and soccer. She enjoys watching soccer, football, baseball, basketball and hockey. She has a passion for travel and travels throughout the world with her friends and family.

  • David Minton

    David Minton Chairman, Advisory Board, AmeriPro Health

    David Minton – A 34 year retired veteran of United Parcel Service, with proven success for the world’s largest logistic organization. He served as Vice President of Finance for World Wide Sales, Marketing, Corporate Communications and U.S. Domestic Operations. David was a key leader in driving financial results in Sales force effectiveness, Marketing initiatives and Corporate planning and reporting. He also served as a senior financial member of the UPS subsidiary “The UPS Store”.

    Other experiences include work as a Loan Executive for the Department of Homeland Security. Advisory Board member of Ball State University’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program. David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Mississippi College and certifications in Logistics Management from Michigan State and Financial Concepts from Georgia State.

  • Kerry Byler

    Kerry BylerMember, Advisory Board, AmeriPro Health

    Kerry brings more than 20 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investing and portfolio company operations, worked with more than 59 portfolio company investments. Kerry assists high growth companies with their business model refinement, strategic planning, fundraising, business development and financial and operational management. Kerry has held multiple leadership roles at operating companies, including Interim CEO, CFO and COO.

    In Kerry’s most recent portfolio company Board assignment, he was the lead venture investor and mentor to a highly innovative, cloud-based Healthcare IT company that went from a “whiteboard” to Wall Street Journal “Top Three Startup of The Year” in less than 18 months. Kerry was Managing Director with BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, where he helped manage a corporate venturing initiative with over $300 million in committed capital across 17 portfolio companies.

    Kerry holds an M.B.A. in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Finance with High Honors from the University of Tennessee.

  • James Chrissey

    James Chrissey Member, Advisory Board, AmeriPro Health

    Jim Crissey served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Southern Regional Health System located in Riverdale, GA. With over 45 years experience in healthcare, he served as Executive Vice President for the Southern Crescent Physicians Group; Chairman, Southern Regional Medical Services; and President and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center Foundation.

    Prior to joining the Medical Center, Mr. Crissey served over 26 years in the United States Army Medical Department before retiring from military service as a full Colonel. Following Mr. Crissey’s career in the army, he served as Executive Director of the Hughston Clinic, CEO of Hughston Management Services, and President and CEO of the Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation.

    Mr. Crissey earned a Bachelor of Science degree and achieved a Distinguished Military Graduate designation from the University of North Georgia. He earned his master’s degree in Health Services Management from Webster University.

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