The Board of Directors (BOD) is responsible for setting the strategic directions and financial management of the organization as well as oversight of all major activities. Furthermore, the BOD is responsible for any other tasks that the General Assembly or the Executive Committee assigns to the BOD.
The Board of Directors (BOD) consists of 13 individual seats. 9 seats are represented by geographic region: Americas: 4 seats, Europe: 3 seats, Asia/Australia: 2 seats, providing 9 regional representatives. There are an additional 4 seats reserved for specialty disciplines: project manager, paramedic, nurse, radiographer. The BOD consists of 13 seats in total.
James Grotta, MD, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Shazam Hussain, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Harish Shownkeen, MD, Northwestern Medicine
Klaus Faßbender, MD, PhD, Saarland University Hospital
Heinrich Audebert, MD, Charité Medical University of Berlin
Karianne Larsen, Norwegian Air Ambulance
Stephen Davis, AM, MD, FRCP Edin, FAHMS, FRACP, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Maher Saqqur, MD, MPH, FRCPC, Hamad General Hospital
Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, CCRN, FAAN, University of Tennessee Health
Daniel Phillips, MCPara, Dip IMC RCS (Ed), East of England Ambulance Service
Francesca Langenberg, OCR, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Stephanie Parker, MHA, BSN, RN, University of Texas Health
The Executive Committee (EC) is responsible for the everyday activities of PRESTO, which shall have and may exercise the authority of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of PRESTO during intervals between meetings.
President: James Grotta, MD
President-Elect: Heinrich Audebert, MD
Immediate Past-President: Klaus Faßbender, MD, PhD
Vice President: Shazam Hussain, MD
Treasurer: Anne Alexandrov, PhD, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, NVRN-BC, CCRN, FAAN
Secretary: Daniel Phillips, MCPara, Dip IMC RCS (Ed)
In general, PRESTO committees serve to identify and meet the needs of the PRESTO Board of Directors and members within specific areas of interest and activity. The committees also report on or take action on activities delegated by the President and Board of Directors.
Klaus Faßbender, MD, PhD, founding President (2018-2019)
Shrey Mathur, BSc, MD, founding Secretary (2018-2019)