ASMI New Hires Provide Additional Capacity for ASMI Clients

ASMI is pleased to announce five new employees who have been added to the staff to build capacity for clients and further ASMI’s diversity of experience.

Todd Livingston is a training coordinator working primarily with EMAP. Most recently, Todd was the Area 5 manager for the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management where he was assigned to assist 15 Kentucky counties with emergency management programs and grants. He also provided coordination assistance for search and rescue operations as well as other response coordination support. Todd has held many other positions including firefighter paramedic, fire lieutenant, and fire captain for St. Petersburg, Florida, Fire Rescue; commander of the Pinellas County Technical Rescue Team; adjunct professor for fire rescue special operations at St. Petersburg College; multiple positions within the Florida Urban Search and Rescue System; and positions with the National Association of Search and Rescue. Within EMAP, Todd has held many volunteer positions since 2014 including assessor; Peer Review Committee member; Assessment manager; Assessment Team leader; Technical Committee member; Standards Committee member; and EMAP instructor for both the US&R and Emergency Management Standards. Todd has an A.S. degree in Fire Administration from St. Petersburg College and graduated in 2002 from the Naval Post Graduate School Executive Leadership Program. He has gained much experience from disaster deployments and has participated in 20 U.S. deployments, six international deployments, and eight international EMAP assessments. Todd joined ASMI in June.

Kelli Perotti, RN, is education and program manager working primarily with ATS. Kelli has more than 20 years of experience in nursing, healthcare, public health, and public policy, serving in various roles and environments. Since 2011, she has served as the manager of the Wyoming Trauma Program and System for the Wyoming Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). From 2009 to 2011, Kelli was a public health nurse and adult health coordinator for Albany County Public Health. Before that, she spent 10 years as a critical care nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. Kelli earned a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Wyoming and an M.S. in Health Services Administration from the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy. She holds a Wyoming Nursing License/Multistate Compact (Active) and has certificates in the National Incident Management System 100, 100b, 200, 300, 700, and 800. She was also the secretary of the NASEMSO Trauma Managers Council and on the Steering Committee from 2012-2018. Kelli joined ASMI in May.

Amy Starchville, MSW, is returning to ASMI in August as membership director working primarily with ATS and NHSA. She has more than 15 years of professional association experience delivering the highest level of management services to organizations. Since 2016, Amy has been director of operations for International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training where she has served as the primary authority for administrative matters and day-to-day operations of the organization. In addition, she has been the chief staff liaison for the Board of Directors and other volunteer committees. Amy was a valued employee of ASMI from 2000-2007, when she was an account executive particularly for the State EMS Training Coordinators. In addition to providing board, committee, and meeting support, she managed federal contracts for the group. Amy holds a B.A. in Social and Rehabilitative Services from Assumption University and a Master of Social Work from the Virginia Commonwealth University.

Raei Tesfazghi is a members services specialist. She is a 2021 graduate of William & Mary with a B.A. in English. Prior to joining ASMI, Raei was the Student Center instructional assistant at Saint Mark School where she assisted teachers by providing in-class support and pull-out student instructions as well as handling clerical duties. In a data internship with William & Mary’s college newspaper The Flat Hat, Raei co-authored articles, copy-edited, and conducted qualitative analyses. She volunteered for Generosity Global from 2011-2015 where she coordinated food, clothing, and household items for disadvantaged individuals as well as provided school supplies and educational materials to young students. She also supported volunteer staff on special assignments, including the Mission Ball, to raise money for clean water projects. Raei joined ASMI in June.

Adrienne Wilson is a member relations coordinator. She works primarily with NASEMSO and FFRC. Since 2019 she has been a paraprofessional for the Mount Daniel Elementary School assisting with all levels of the school. She handles administrative tasks; conducts conferences; collaborates with teachers, counselors, psychologists and administrations to develop student behavior plans and individual education plans; helps present online lessons, and edits newsletters and brochures. Adrienne was a preschool teacher at Trinity Preschool, and an administrator, constituent organization services for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She two degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute: a B.A. in Family and Childhood Development and an M.A. in Counseling Education. Adrienne joins ASMI in August.