James “Jamie” Chebra has been involved in EMS for more than 20 years. He is the CEO/Chief Operations Officer for Harris County ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare. Prior to that he served as the Executive Director Jersey City Medical Center EMS, a dynamic resource deployed service providing Advanced, Basic and Specialty Care transfer services to the City of Jersey City and the surrounding communities. Prior to Jersey City, Jamie had the opportunity to lead JFK EMS in Edison New Jersey from a small fly car services to a full service EMS system providing advanced Life, Basic Life support, Interfacility transfers, integrated community paramedics to include nurse call line, ACO integration, Lyft integration into mobile healthcare. Jamie earned his Master of Emergency Health Science Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and holds a graduate certificate in Emergency Management. He is actively working on his Doctor of Healthcare Administration and is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company and a Certified Emergency Manager CEM. Jamie serves as a board member for the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA)
Tony comes directly from the East Texas Food Bank where he has served since July 2021 after many years in the healthcare industry. He was with PatientCare EMS, a multistate EMS provider, as corporate controller from 2018 through 2021. Prior to that he spent many years as a division chief financial officer for the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System managing their EMS operations in Texas and around the country. He also has past experience in banking and public accounting.
Tony is active in his community. He and his family have attended Green Acres Baptist Church, where he recently served as chair of the Finance Committee. He currently serves on the Tyler Junior College Business Program Advisory Committee and is a past board member of the Texas EMS Alliance, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association, and the Tyler ISD Title 1 Advisory Committee. He was a member of Leadership Tyler Class 23.
Tony holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University and is licensed in Texas as a Certified Public Accountant.
Xavier De La Rosa is the Chief Clinical Officer of Harris County ESD 11 and has more than 17 years of EMS experience. He has held multiple roles with emergency services organizations, including for-profit EMS, 911 EMS, flight medicine and EMS-based fire service. His background includes being a front-line patient care provider, educator and administrator. De La Rosa is a long-time passionate provider of pre-hospital care with compassion. He believes that people can revolutionize EMS by focusing on data- and evidence-based best practices, and most importantly, the passion to pursue excellence with boundless curiosity, unwavering humanity and collaborative leadership.De La Rosa grew up in the Spring, Texas area and is a graduate of Westfield High School. He spent many years as a volunteer firefighter with the Spring Fire Department and has a deep love and affinity for the ESD 11 service area he grew up in. De La Rosacurrently serves as the EMS Liaison on the Pediatric Committee for the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. He is also involved in various EMS organizations including the National EMS Management Association. De La Rosa earned a degree in Emergency Health Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Business Administration degree, with concentrations in Healthcare Management, Innovation and Technology, and Public and Private Sector Leadership.
Dr. Casey Patrick grew up in Williamsburg, KY and graduated from The University of the Cumberlands in 2000. Following his undergraduate studies, Dr. Patrick received his MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 2004. In 2007, he completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Indiana University. Since residency, he has practiced emergency medicine in rural and urban settings, in both community and academic centers. Currently, Dr. Patrick is the Medical Director for ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare and Assistant Medical Director for the Montgomery County Hospital District EMS service. His EMS educational focus has been on innovative paramedic teaching via the podcast medium. Dr. Patrick’s clinical EMS research involves using bolus intravenous nitroglycerin for acute pulmonary edema and the prehospital utility of esmolol in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Dr. Patrick completed American Board of Emergency Medicine EMS board certification in 2019 and serves on the EMS1.com editorial advisory board and the board of directors for the National Association of EMS Physicians, Texas Chapter. Dr. Patrick and his wife, Alyssa, work and live in Conroe, Texas and Spokane, Washington. Together they have five children: Mia, Ainsley, Brock,Dean and Will.