MA Region 3 HMCC Governing Body

Chair

          Bill Klag

Bill Klag is an experienced Emergency Management professional as well as a nationally registered Paramedic with over 20 years of experience in the field. Mr. Klag graduated from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, New York in 1996 with an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences and in 2011 graduated from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Specialization Emergency Management. Bill currently serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator /EMS Coordinator for North Shore Medical Center and is an EMT-Paramedic, Field Training Officer with Cataldo Ambulance Atlantic Division. Bill also serves on the MA-1 DMAT (Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team) as a Health Technician EMT-Paramedic. Bill is an active member of the Regional Health and Medical Coordination Coalition (HMCC) and currently serves as Chair of the board.

Public Health

Brian LaGrasse

Brian is a well-versed Public Health professional with over 24 years of experience in the field. Brian LaGrasse began his career in the field of Public Health in 1995 working as a Recovery Technician, Daily Safety Observer, Emergency Spill Response Technician for OHM Remediation Services Corporation in Findlay Ohio. In 1998, Brian came to work for Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc. in Westford as an Associate Environmental Scientist. In this role, Brian worked as an environmental consultant/liaison between Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Mobil Business Resources Corporation. In 1999, Brian became the Conservation Associate/Administrator for the town of North Andover, Conservation Department. In 2001, Brian began working as a Public Health Inspector for North Andover Health Department. Brian served in this role until 2004 when he became the Director of Public Health for the city of Amesbury. As the Health Director for Amesbury, Brian performed all Health Director and Department functions as well as initiating weekly Emergency and Disaster Planning Group meetings. In 2006, Brian became the Director of Public Health, City of Methuen Health Department. Brian lead Methuen’s representation as Chairman of the Greater Lawrence Public Health Coalition, Region 3B, for bioterrorism, pandemic/infectious disease outbreak planning, mass vaccination and all hazard regional planning.  Represented Region 3B in the Local and State Advisory Committee (LSAC) meetings for three years. Brian served in this role until 2016 when he became the Public Health Director for North Andover. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Biology from Merrimack College.

 

       Frank Giacalone*

 

Hospitals

         Paul Brennan

Paul Brennan is a nationally certified Paramedic and is the Immediate Past President of the International Association of EMS Chiefs, Washington D.C. where he previously served on the board of directors as President and Secretary. Currently, Paul is on the board of trustees of the National EMS Quality Alliance, is a board member on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Medical Services Committee as well as the board of the Massachusetts State Emergency Medical Care Advisory Council (EMCAB). He is also the President of the Massachusetts Association of Hospital Operated Paramedic Systems. Since 1994, Paul has been the Director of Lawrence General Hospital’s Pre-Hospital EMS department. This hospital based EMS system provides BLS emergency and non-emergency response as well as regional advanced life support services to four communities in urban and suburban settings. In addition to EMS, Paul is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Lawrence General Hospital. He has worked on numerous emergency management/preparedness initiatives including ASPR grant projects for EMS and hospital readiness. He serves as an evaluator for the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program and has provided private consulting for hospitals in emergency management and all hazards planning.

 

      David Lacaillade

 

         William Klag

-See Bio Above

EMS

Jonathan Brickett

Jonathan Brickett has over 40 years of experience Fire/Safety field. Jonathan began his career at Foil Mark Inc. where he was a Supervisor/Research & Development and managed the safety of personnel. From 1985-2000, Jonathan worked as an EMT with Chaulk Ambulance Service. In 1984, Jonathan began working with the Amesbury Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. From 1984-2003, Jonathan was the Lead Fire Investigator for the Amesbury Fire Department. In 2003, Jonathan was named the Deputy Fire Chief for Amesbury. In this role, Jonathan was responsible for Fire Prevention Code Enforcement , Day to Day Operations as well as serving as the Director of Emergency Medical Services, City of Amesbury. Jonathan became Fire Chief /Emergency Management Director in 2007 where he served until he retired in 2015. Currently Jonathan serves as the Executive Director for NorthEast Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Jonathan possesses an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science & Technology from North Shore Community College, Certifications from the National Fore Academy including ; Fire/ Arson Investigation and Interview / Interrogation Courtroom Testimony.

LTC

Maureen Powers

Maureen attended Simmons College for her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy and Salem State University for a Master’s Degree in Education. She is licensed in Massachusetts as both a nursing home administrator and physical therapist. Her career in sub-acute and long-term care spans over 35 years. Prior to joining Hathorne Hill, Maureen was a Vice President of Education and Development for a large nursing home company. She has a passion for implementing programs that improve quality of care, focus on person centered care and facilitate safe transitions across the continuum of care. She is a member of the Massachusetts Fall Prevention Coalition and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In 2016, she was recognized by National Council of Dementia Practitioners as a Distinguished Educator

         Joe Levesque

Paula Drelick

CHC/Ambulatory Care

            Henry Och

 

*Alternates