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Jonathan D. Washko MBA, NREMT-P, AEMD

Assistant Vice President – North Shore – LIJ Center for EMS

Jonathan Washko started in the EMS industry in 1986 at the early age of 16 in the suburbs of Philadelphia where he was a volunteer fire fighter, police dispatcher and EMS provider. In 1990, he attended Hahnemann University where he received his Paramedic Certification and Bachelors degree in Emergency Medical Services Administration with focused studies on EMS system design, adult education and studied under Jack Stout, father of System Status Management. Upon graduating in 1994, Jonathan has held various progressive leadership positions at local, regional and corporate levels with small, medium and large sized EMS agencies.

Mr. Washko is considered the leading industry expert on EMS system design, High Performance EMS concepts, Industry Best Practices, EMS Deployment, Lean Business Processes, System Status Management and EMS Finance and is often called upon by EMS systems in crisis as well as those considered at the top of their game, in order to help transform these organizations to become the best they can be.

Jonathan frequently speaks at national conferences on various topics, is active in numerous industry associations at the committee and board level, sits on the editorial board with JEMS, consults with organizations on an international basis on organizational improvement, works full-time as the Assistant Vice President for the Center for Emergency Medical Services with North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System in New York City and Long Island, New York and holds an MBA in Global Health Services Administration from Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business.