Andy Gienapp, MS, NRP, QAS
Andy is the deputy executive director of the National Association of EMS Officials (NASEMSO). In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership to promote and expand NASEMSO’s presence and capacity as a national leader in emergency medical services. In addition, he manages NASEMSO’s Workforce project and Strategic Plans for State EMS Offices project. For nearly 11 years (2010-2021), Andy served as the State EMS Director in Wyoming. During that time, he led Wyoming EMS stakeholders in accomplishing numerous goals that dramatically moved the state system toward a modern, integrated, and more sustainable EMS system. These goals included a complete revision and modernization of the scope of practice through administrative rules, the adoption of the National Registry of EMTs exam process as a mandatory element of the licensing process, the successful passage of legislation that made Wyoming the eighth state to join the EMS personnel licensure compact, the creation of rules and regulations formalizing the concepts and licensure of Community Paramedicine, working in conjunction with the Wyoming Medicaid Office to develop a means for reimbursement of Community Paramedicine activities, complete implementation of a mandated, statewide EMS patient reporting system, revitalization and engagement of the state’s trauma system, and supporting the creation of a state EMS association. During his tenure with Wyoming EMS, in addition, he served NASEMSO in many capacities including president-elect, member of the Board, chair of the Rural EMS Committee, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care, member of the Board for the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education, and an Expert Panel member for the EMS Agenda 2050 project. Most recently, Andy contributed significantly to the National Model EMS Clinical Guidelines revision as the NASEMSO project manager for that 18-month-long effort. Andy graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services. In addition, he is a nationally registered paramedic, Tennessee-licensed paramedic, and Wyoming paramedic. Andy is a recipient of the Sikorsky Lifesaving Award. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army National Guard and has served our country since May 1989. Andy joined ASMI in 2022.