Clinton, MS--Pamela Cohen has been named as the new executive director for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).
Cohen's appointment comes after an extensive executive search that began last summer, according to NAEMT President Jerry Johnston. She was selected from a field of 60 applicants.
"We are pleased to welcome Pam to NAEMT," said Johnston. "She brings the depth and breadth of executive level association management experience that will help guide NAEMT with its many strategic initiatives. We believe that Pam brings the leadership qualities that will help to propel the association forward on a number of fronts."
Prior to joining NAEMT, Cohen served as Principal and Vice President of Operations for Homeowner Communities Online, located in Brandon, Mississippi. This company provides website software for condo and homeowner associations and association management companies. She also served as deputy executive director for the National Parent and Teacher Association in Chicago, and as the executive vice president of the Institute of Real Estate Management in Chicago.
Cohen holds a master of arts in strategic communications from Seton Hall University and a bachelor of arts in political science from Roosevelt University in Chicago. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Illinois Public Interest Research Group.
"I am very excited about this opportunity to work with the EMS community," said Cohen. "I look forward to contributing my skills and experience to helping NAEMT grow and achieve its strategic goals."
NAEMT is a national association of EMTs and paramedics that represents paid and volunteer EMS workers worldwide. NAEMT's goal is to serve its members through educational programs, information services, membership benefits, effective representation, and recognition of the professionalism and dedication of the men and women who provide prehospital medical care. For more information, visit the NAEMT Web site at www.naemt.org.