• Suhas Uppalapati

    Suhas Uppalapati
    Chief Executive Officer
    AmeriPro Health

    Suhas is a seasoned business leader in diverse fields such as Health Care, Patient Logistics, 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 Junior at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the younger one is Sophmore 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 supports multiple charity organizations.

  • Larry Richardson

    Larry Richardson
    Chief Business Officer
    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
    Chief Operating Officer
    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, Revenue Cycle & 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.

  • Doug Norton

    Doug Norton
    Director of Operations, Georgia
    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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nicole Hill

    Nicole Hill
    AmeriPro Health

    Nicole Hill serves AmeriPro EMS as Director of Human Resources with an extensive background in Human Resources Management, Change Management, Training and Employee Relations. She has tenure in a diverse industry landscape; most notably as a leader in the non-profit sector and most recently as a strategy partner in the multifamily real estate industry.

    Nicole has a Ed.M. in Education and holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. She has developed and leveraged her proficiency in people operations to effectively align employees to business strategy. Nicole leads the company in developing, growing and engaging an employee platform that supports the fabric of our organization and contributes to our continued growth.

    Nicole hails from Buffalo, NY & has resided in the metro Atlanta area for more than 20 years. She has been married to her husband Craig for 17 years. They enjoy traveling to new and exciting places as often as they can.

  • 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.

  • David George

    David George
    AmeriPro Health

    David A. George is one of the nation’s most experienced and accomplished healthcare industry executives.

    Over the past 30 years, George has held key executive positions with businesses focused on the management and delivery of healthcare services to the nation’s largest payers. George served as chairman and CEO of Healthcare Solutions, a leading healthcare services company providing technology-based healthcare solutions to the nation’s largest payers in the property and casualty market.

    George served as president of AdvancePCS, the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager and health services company, and as a director and executive vice president of the predecessor company, Advance Paradigm, Inc.

    George also served as executive vice president of United Healthcare, a leading health plan and managed healthcare services company. Prior to United Healthcare, George served as president of The Prudential’s southeastern healthcare division, and led the healthcare industry’s early development and adoption of broad based managed healthcare programs.

  • Kerry Byler

    Kerry Byler
    Member, 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.

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