Gov. Jerry Brown Makes Appointments to California Commission on Emergency Medical Services

Commission supports the role of EMS agencies to ensure that patients have adequate access to quality emergency medical services


Governor Jerry Brown has announced the following appointments:

Mark Hartwig, 49, of Rancho Cucamonga, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Hartwig has been fire chief at the San Bernardino County Fire District since 2011. He served as battalion chief and deputy fire chief at the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District from 2005 to 2011 and served in various positions at the San Bernardino County Fire Department from 1992 to 2005, including fire captain. Hartwig is a member of the California Fire Chiefs Association and serves as president of the Emergency Medical Services Section. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hartwig is a Republican.

Joy Stovell, 46, of Stockton, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services. Stovell has been a fire engineer and paramedic for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District since 1997. She was an office administrator at Cambridge Systematics Inc. from 1989 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Stovell is a Democrat.

Dave Teter, 46, of Cameron Park, has been appointed to the California Commission on Emergency Medical Services, where he has served since 2010. Teter has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), including battalion chief and paramedic in the Amador El Dorado Unit in 2012 and the San Diego Unit from 2011 to 2012. He served as battalion chief and CAL FIRE safety officer from 2007 to 2011 and was fire captain and paramedic in the Amador El Dorado Unit from 1998 to 2006. Teter served as firefighter paramedic and fire apparatus engineer paramedic in the San Bernardino Unit from 1992 to 1998. This position does not require compensation and there is no compensation. Teter is a Democrat.

The Commission on Emergency Medical Services supports the role of EMS agencies to ensure that patients have adequate access to quality emergency medical services, and to ensure the long term stability of these services. The Commission meets quarterly at locations around the state to provide advice to the Director of the California Emergency Medical Services Authority and to approve regulations, standards and guidelines developed by the EMS Authority. For more information about the EMS Commission, please visit http://www.emsa.ca.gov.