OEMS – CSEMS Announces New Regional Program Manager

October 2, 2019

OEMS – CSEMS Announces New Regional Program Manager

The Virginia Office of EMS and the Central Shenandoah EMS Council are pleased to announce the hiring of Daniel Linkins NRP, MPH as the new Regional Program Manager.

Daniel comes to us from the Richmond – Chesterfield area where he most recently was serving as the EMS Program Director for John Tyler Community College. He was originally from the Manassas area but also lived as a child in Lee County, South Chesterfield, and Lynchburg prior to moving to Mississippi and Alabama. He attended Ole Miss University. While in school he became involved with a volunteer fire company and became a First Responder and later a Paramedic and served in a variety of roles in Mississippi’s EMS system. In 2007 he returned to Richmond where he worked for the Richmond Ambulance Authority as a paramedic, preceptor, and training coordinator for nine years prior to joining the staff at John Tyler Community College. He also served with Emergency Services Solutions as a Paramedic in the rural communities of Powhatan and Amelia for the last three years. Daniel holds an Associate degree in EMS and Associate of Arts degree in Secondary Mathematics from Holmes College, a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and a Master of Public Health degree from Liberty University. He completed his MPH practicum with VDH’s Office of Health Equity in 2019 focusing on rural health issues with a specific emphasis on the Medicare Flex program for critical access hospitals and EMS agencies and organizing a conference on community paramedicine.  He is currently an instructor and training center faculty for ACLS, PALS, and BLS, and serves on AHA’s ECC subcommittee as a TCC member, he is affiliate faculty for AMLS, PHTLS, and EMS Safety and a PEPL Instructor for NAEMT. 

He has been actively involved on multiple regional and state committees and workgroups, been an educator and speaker at regional and state conferences, hosted students at EMS on the Hill at the US Capital, and was selected as the ODEMSA Prehospital Educator of the Year in 2012.

Daniel and his wife Shanna recently celebrated their tenth anniversary and have two children, Esaias (7) and Aria (6). They are in the process of relocating to the Fishersville area this week. In his spare time he likes to do furniture restoration, woodworking, hiking, and running. He is also an amateur radio (HAM) operator with twenty five years of experience.

Daniel’s first day will be on Thursday October 10. He will be at OEMS in Richmond for a couple of days in the onboarding process and then will be in the CSEMS Office. There will be a board meeting and meet and greet in mid to late October at the Council office.

We are confident that Daniel’s education and experience makes him an excellent choice for this newly created position. His record of success is exactly what we need as CSEMS and OEMS begin our new journey together. Daniel stated, “I have been an advocate for advancing the EMS profession through educational advancement, accountable delivery of service, and patient centered systems of care”.

Please join us in welcoming Daniel and his family to the Valley and to our office.

If you have questions please feel free to contact either of us.