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 proud father of two daughters. Elder daughter is Freshman at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the younger one is Senior in high school. 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 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 15 years and they have 2 children, Liam and Lyla. Larry enjoys spending time with his family and attending football games.
Bobby Peardon Vice President – Strategic Development, AmeriPro EMS.
Bobby is an experienced leader with over 40 years in EMS. He has designed and managed some of the most complex and high performance 9-1-1 systems in the country. He has held multiple positions during his professional career in EMS, including Regional President, Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. He has been instrumental to significantly grow the companies that he has worked for over his 40-year career in EMS.
Bobby is married and a father to six children and a grandfather to ten grandchildren. Bobby enjoys spending time with his family, being involved in his church and community, as well as his local charity and chamber.
Marvin McLellan Vice President – Emergency Medical Services, AmeriPro EMS.
Marvin McLellan joins AmeriPro EMS as VP of EMS 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 where he was the architect of Direct Patient Logistics, a national patient transfer call center presently serving over 200 hospitals and over 300,000 patient transfers a year. 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, formerly North Shore LIJ Health System.
McLellan most recently served as director, 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, a portfolio of value-based healthcare companies where he had oversight of all business development, strategic partnership and growth activities for three value based emergency and community based healthcare companies. Marvin also served as associated administrator and market director of business development for Tenet Healthcare, where he was responsible for business development, physician relations, network development, strategic planning and growth initiatives in the El Paso, Texas region.
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.
Dr. Tisha Gallanter Medical Director, AmeriPro EMS.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.