Two New Members Appointed to GEMS Board

The Greenwich Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) announced two new members to its Board of Directors, Debra Hess and Angelina Lucas, both residents of Greenwich.

Both women were appointed to the Board during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Debra Hess is a financial executive and community advocate who until January of this year was CFO for Northstar Asset Management Group/Northstar Realty Finance Corp. Angelina Lucas is a public health school nurse who has worked for the Greenwich Board of Education for close to 20 years.

“Such important work is done by GEMS for the Town of Greenwich,” said Jennifer Baldock, newly-elected GEMS Board Chair. “We welcome these talented new board members who have a vested interest in ensuring GEMS’ continued excellence in providing this vital service.”

The expertise in business and public health that Ms. Hess and Ms. Lucas will contribute to GEMS will positively influence the decisions the GEMS Board makes during this strategic time in the organization’s history.

GEMS provides the highest level of pre-hospital and emergency medical care to reduce the risk of death and disability due to trauma and sudden illness. GEMS operates around the clock out of four stations with a fleet of seven state-of-the-art ambulances.

From May 2016 through April 2017, GEMS responded to 6,501 call and transported 4,361 patients.

GEMS, along with the Town’s Police and Fire departments, provide emergency services to the Town of Greenwich. Unlike Police and Fire, GEMS is a not-for-profit organization, providing services pursuant to a contract with the Town. The organization currently raises the funds for all of its capital expenditures through contributions from the Greenwich community.

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