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Suhas Uppalapati

Suhas Uppalapati

President & CEO, AmeriPro EMS.

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 father of two high school girls. He enjoys participating in sports, music, dance, and community activities. 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 & COO, AmeriPro EMS

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 17 years in both public and private settings. During his career in the EMS industry, he graduated Cum Laude from Clayton State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management concentrating in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

He earned his M.B.A. from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Larry is also 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.

He has been married to his wife Laura for 13 years and they have 2 children, Liam and Lyla. Larry enjoys spending time with his family and attending football games.


Paul Beamon

Paul Beamon

Vice President – Emergency Medical Services, AmeriPro EMS

Paul brings the experience of managing one of the busiest 911 markets in the nation. He started his career in Fire and EMS as Director of Emergency Services in 1995. Paul has held multiple positions in leadership roles during his 24 years in EMS, including Fire/EMS program Instructor/Director, Director of EMS and Director of Operations. During his career in EMS, he has received multiple awards including 2014 EMS Service of the Year, 2002 & 2015 EMS Director of the Year.

Paul is currently finishing his master’s degree in Public Administration at Purdue University. He is also certified in the following: Critical Care Paramedic, Nationally registered Paramedic, Level 3 Instructor, AHA Instructor for BLS, ACLS and PHTLS and Fire Chief Certification (GFA).

In his free time, he enjoys taking open road trips on his motorcycle, and spending time with his children.


Dr. Keith Carlton Buchanan

Dr. Keith Carlton Buchanan

Chief Medical Officer, AmeriPro EMS.

Carlton is an experienced leader in the healthcare field. He has held multiple positions including Medical Director, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Medical Officer. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Managers for Sequent Healthcare, Vice Chairman of the Board for Gwinnett Health System and President of the Medical Staff at Gwinnett Hospital System.

He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Florida and his M.B.A. from the University of Georgia.

Carlton is married and a father to three daughters. He enjoys fishing, hunting and college football. He is active in the community and serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Gwinnett Hospital System Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Gwinnett College Foundation.


Kerry Byler

Kerry Byler

Executive Vice President & CFO, AmeriPro EMS.

Kerry has held multiple leadership roles at operating companies and he has implemented financial and operational improvement initiatives at companies of various sizes and stages of development. Kerry brings to AmeriPro EMS more than 20+ years of experience in private equity and venture capital investing and portfolio company operations.

Prior to joining AmeriPro EMS, Kerry was Managing Director with BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners (Chicago, IL), where he helped manage a corporate venturing initiative with over $300 million in committed capital across 17 portfolio companies. Kerry was originally trained in private equity and venture capital investing and portfolio company operations while at The Sprout Group, the private equity affiliate of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette/Credit Suisse First Boston. He received additional training in private equity investing and portfolio company operations as part of the senior management team at Batterson Venture Partners. Kerry was also a senior member of Lehman Brothers Global Private Equity Group.

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. Outside of AmeriPro EMS, Kerry enjoys spending time with his wife, also Kerri, and their two children. He also enjoys working on his golf game, college football and is a sailing enthusiast.


H. Paul Womack Jr,

H. Paul Womack Jr,

Chairman, Advisory Board, AmeriPro EMS.

Mr. H. Paul Womack has founded numerous successful business in the areas of Banking, Health Care, and Logistics. North Atlanta National Bank, S&S Home Care, Mobility Design, Sensor Technology Limited, Medicare Equipment Company, and Georgia Courier were some of the companies he founded. He served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Business Development/Government Affairs, Executive Vice President of Commercial Services, and President of Data Services for First Financial Management Corporation. He also served as Vice President of Government Affairs at Trailways, and Regional Vice President of Purolator Courier Corporation.

Mr. Womack has impressive contribution to public affairs. His notable work includes serving as Chairman of DeKalb County Board of Education, Chairman of Dekalb community college, Chairman of MIA-POW Scholarship Program, and President of Southeast Brain Tumor Foundation. He also served on Boards of Georgia State University, Georgia-China Planning Committee, DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce, and U.S Department of Commerce Trade Advisory Board.

He has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He is a graduate of United States Treasury Law Enforcement Academy and American Management Association-President’s Association.


David Minton

David Minton

Member, Advisory Board, AmeriPro EMS.

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.


Jim Chrissey

James Chrissey

Member, Advisory Board, AmeriPro EMS.

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.


Todd Turpin

Todd Turpin

Director of Operations, AmeriPro EMS.

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 ans advanced paramedic. His leadership skills followed him to the EMS industry as he became a Field Training Officer and then and Operation Supervisor. He continued developing schedule and staffing the units with competent crews.

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.