EasCare Leadership

 
Mark Brewster

Mark Brewster
President & CEO

 

In 2016, Mark Brewster became President and Chief Executive Officer of EasCare Ambulance Service. Mark's primary goal is to put every patient's needs first and provide a high-quality care. He does this by building a high-performing team and equipping them with the best clinical supplies, technology and education in the industry.

In 2018, Mark Brewster was named Entrepreneur Of The Year by EY, New England Region. Read the full article on this prestigious recognition here.

 
George Brewster Jr

George Brewster, Jr.
Vice President

 

Since 2016, George Brewster Jr. has been the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at EasCare Ambulance Service. George specializes in multiple aspects of ambulance service, but his true passion is for vehicles, maintenance, equipment and clinical supplies. George has built a diverse team with a solid foundation and runs a system within the company that ensures everything is functioning at peak performance.

 
George Brewster Sr.

George Brewster, Sr.

 

George Brewster, Sr. remains a senior advisor to both Mark, George Jr. and the leadership team, and continues to champion the family-focused team culture and quality patient care approach throughout the company.

 
Ron Quaranto

Ron Quaranto
Chief Operating Officer

 

Ron Quaranto is responsible for overseeing and leading the company’s operations. 

Prior to joining Brewster Ambulance Service, Quaranto was the Chief Operating Officer at Call9; a hyper-growth healthcare technology organization focused on reducing unnecessary hospital transfers and improving patient outcomes. Quaranto has been a pillar in the EMS industry for over 30 years. In 1989, he began his career at Chaulk Ambulance as a Chair Car Driver while taking their EMT course. In 1995, Quaranto became certified as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and was promoted to Field Supervisor for AMR and quickly moved up the ranks to Director of Operations overseeing their operations from Boston to Worcester.

For over a decade Quaranto served as the Chief Operating Officer at Cataldo Ambulance Service, where he was responsible for successfully leading the company ’s operations, creating revenue and sales growth and overseeing the company’s client-facing interactions. A diplomatic negotiator, Quaranto managed 900+ employees while at Cataldo. 

In addition to his EMS career, Ron was responsible for developing the first Community Paramedicine Program in Massachusetts. Ron also served as the Vice President of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association and represented Region 1 on the Board of Directors for the American Ambulance Association. His creativity, passion and leadership experience enable him to build relationships across all levels of an organization and to be a trusted thought leader throughout the EMS and healthcare industry. 

 
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Chris DiBona
Director of Clinical Performance

 

Chris oversees clinical development, quality assurance, education and research associated with pre-hospital medicine. He has over twenty six years of pre-hospital care and clinical experience and was part of the original Brewster Ambulance team. After moving to Denver, Colorado, to deepen his experience with a career in EMS, he returned to Massachusetts and worked for multiple non-transport, hospital-based advanced life support services along the south shore.

Chris also worked for ten years with Boston MedFlight as a flight paramedic and was previously the Tactical Medical Element Leader for the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, Quincy Police Marine Unit, and the FBI Boston SWAT Advanced Life Support Division. Chris is a graduate of Northeastern University and has extensive training in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Fundamentals of Critical Care Support for adult and pediatric patients.

 
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Leanne Flannery
Chief Financial Officer

 

Leanne is responsible for the financial operations of the company including treasury, corporate audit, tax and financial reporting, and analysis. Prior to joining the company, she served as the Vice President of Finance for Coldwater Creek and Chief Financial Officer of Cummins Northeast, where she ran the day-to-day operations of their finance departments.

Leanne began her career working as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a licensed CPA in the State of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Boston College's Carroll School of Management with a degree in Accounting, holds a Masters in Tax from Northeastern University and a Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

 

Dan Muse
Chief Medical Officer

 

Dr. Muse brings years of Emergency Medicine experience to Brewster Ambulance. His primary responsibility will be to add physician level expertise to all clinical and educational programs for Brewster, EasCare, and CMTI.


Dr. Muse is a board-certified emergency physician who has over 30 years of experience in the field.  He has been practicing at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital for the last eleven years.  Dr. Muse has also served as EMS medical director overseeing 13 departments and agencies.  For the last five years, he has assisted the local district attorney’s offices in advising and training law enforcement agencies in the use of nasal naloxone.  This initiative was recently extended to school nurses and trainers in the Plymouth, Norfolk and Middlesex County communities.  Dr. Muse also works with local communities speaking on the issue of substance abuse at schools and community organizations.  For the last four years, he has also served as medical advisor for the Municipal Police Training Center.

 
Kim Cordeiro

Kim Cordeiro
Executive Manager

 

Kim joined the company in 2010 as an EMT Basic in Boston. She later moved into the Communications Center as a dispatcher and shortly thereafter, was promoted to Communications Supervisor and later to Communications Manager.

Kim is a certified EMT-B, APCO Emergency Medical Dispatcher, and an APCO Emergency Medical Dispatcher Instructor. Kim transitioned to Director of Operations, Brockton, in January 2016. As an operations manager, she handled every aspect of the division from personnel issues, commendations, discipline, quality assurance for all contracts within the division, scheduling, payroll, upholding standards, policies and procedures, and also maintained a strong working partnership with the Brockton Fire Department. Kim was promoted to Executive Manager in 2017.

Kim attended Curry College in Milton, majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in psychology. She is also a certified substance abuse counselor.

 

Taylor Ouellette
Chief Human Resources Officer

 

Taylor Ouellette is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Brewster and EasCare Ambulance Service. Prior to joining Brewster Ambulance Service Ouellette was the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Call9; a hyper-growth healthcare technology organization focused on reducing unnecessary hospital transfers and improving patient outcomes.

As a strategic, passionate businesswoman, Ouellette has provided advisory services across several industries, including healthcare, EMS, finance, and education. Ouellette’s passion for business, people, and operations—and her commitment to serving as Executive Coach for professionals who mirror her hunger for business and people—has enabled her to quickly climb the ranks in the healthcare industry as a trusted People Operations and Human Resources leader.

Ouellette was responsible for leading several major Human Resources and Operations initiatives at Cataldo Ambulance Service Inc., including growing the organization to more than 900 employees.

Ouellette earned a B.S. in Human Resources Management from Salem State University and maintains both her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-CP certifications. Recognizing the importance of being a strategic partner and advisor for the CEOs she works with, Ouellette obtained her M.B.A. in Leadership. Her tactical approach, passion and innate leadership ability and experience enable her to successfully lead Brewster and EasCare Ambulance Service into the future

 
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Danny Thomas
Operations Manager, Division 1, Boston and Norwood

 

Danny has 25 years of experience in the public safety arena. He was an EMT/FTO and Operations Supervisor. Danny also spent 17 years with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy in the Enforcement Unit.

Danny has held several administrative and operational positions with Boston MedFlight. Danny is a Certified Medical Transport Executive and an AHA CPR instructor. Danny’s clinical interests include geriatric trauma prevention and community-based health initiatives.

 
Mark Gassiraro

Mark Gassiraro
Operations Manager, Division 2, Quincy, Braintree and Weymouth

 

Mark began his career in EMS at Norfolk Bristol Ambulance as chair car driver in 1992. A year later he became an EMT, and in 1997 he earned his paramedic license at Northeastern University.

Mark began at the company in 2014 in the Town of Braintree as part of the team working the 911 emergency ambulance contract. He became a Field Supervisor in Quincy in 2015, Lead Supervisor of Division 2 in 2016 and Operations Manager of Division 2 and 6 in 2017.

Mark has an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Administration.

 
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Darelle Harmon
Operations Manager, Division 4, New Bedford, Dartmouth and Fall River

 

Darelle started in EMS in 1994 with the company as an EMT-B and was based at the Hyde Park office in Boston. In 1998, Darelle was the fifth new hire at EasCare Ambulance Service. In 2000, he was promoted to BLS Field Supervisor for EasCare and received his paramedic certification in 2009. In 2013, he moved into EasCare's purchasing and procurement department.

In 2015, Darelle was promoted to ALS Coordinator for all of EasCare. He continued in that position until October 2017 when he was promoted to his current role as EasCare's South Coast Regional Manager, based in the Dartmouth office.

 
Jeff Cronin

Jeff Cronin
Director of Communications

 

Jeff oversees the 911 intake, EMS delivery, pre-arrival instructions, training and education associated with Emergency Medical Dispatch and non-emergency medical transportation requests. He has over 23 years of Emergency Medical Service experience. 

Between 1994 and 2018 Jeff served as an EMT, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, EMD Supervisor, EMD-Q Performance Improvement Manager, Operational Systems Controller, Communications Manager, Business Account Manager, Associate Director of Communications and Director of Communications.

 
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Keith Wilson
Director of Education

 

Keith’s primary responsibility is to oversee all educational services. Keith started his EMS career as part of the original team in the 90’s and has been in the industry for 25 years.

Keith also worked as a Paramedic for the City of Boston Emergency Medical Service and has spent many years providing EMS leadership in the fire service. Keith founded Comprehensive Medical Teaching Institute in 2009, a CAAHED-accredited EMS teaching company. 

Keith is a graduate of UMBC Critical Care Paramedicine Program, Cape Cod Community College and has also attended the University of Richmond’s Emergency Service Management Program. Keith holds multiple EMS teaching credentials, and he continues to provide guidance and leadership for all aspects of EMS education.

 
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Bob Brooks
Risk Management Manager

 

Bob’s primary responsibility is to oversee the workers’ compensation claims and all motor vehicle incidents associated with the company. Along with those duties he also monitors and assists with compliance throughout the company. 

Bob recently retired from the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) after 25 years of service as a State Trooper. He is certified in crash investigations and brings years of accident reconstruction experience to the company. He spent many years training the entire MSP uniformed branch, detective bureaus, specialty units and command staff with data protocol, compliance and records management. Bob’s final MSP assignment was with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force out of their Boston field office where he investigated domestic and international terrorism cases.

 
Jeff Begin

Jeff Begin
Operations Manager, Division 3, Brockton, Taunton and Attleboro

 

Jeff started his career with the company in 2015 and has been a staple in the southeastern Massachusetts EMS community for over 25 years. He has extensive experience as a clinician and brings equal experience in the management of high-volume ambulance fleet encompassing both emergent and non-emergent care and transport.

Jeff is an active member of numerous EMS committees and advisory boards. He also lends a hand to his hometown ambulance provider while functioning as a Field Supervisor for the Swansea Ambulance Corps. Jeff brings with him deep knowledge of his operational area which comprises Middleboro, Taunton, Attleboro and the south coast areas.

 
Lou Parente

Lou Parente
Operations Manager, Division 5, Rhode Island

 

Lou joined the company in January of 2018 and is responsible for overseeing the Rhode Island Operations. He has over 24 years of experience working in the field of EMS. Lou is a former Lincoln firefighter and has been employed in a management role in the private ambulance industry for the last 22 years.

He is a founding member of the Rhode Island Association of Private Ambulance Services where he served as Vice President for five years. Lou is a former member of the State of Rhode Island Ambulance Advisory Board where he was instrumental in helping to write ambulance regulations and protocols for Rhode Island. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience relating to ambulance service operations within the state of Rhode Island and south coast of Massachusetts regions.

 
 
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Joe Hughes
Operations Manager, Division 6, Worcester, Hopedale and Southborough
 

 

Joe Hughes has been in EMS with fire- and private-based services since 2003. He began his career with EasCare in 2012 and worked out of the Worcester garage and has over ten years of EMS experience. While at EasCare, Joe has held the following positions: Field Training Officer, Supervisor, ALS Coordinator and Mobile Integrated Health Supervisor.

In 2014, he completed Mobile Integrated Health training and became one of the first active MIH Paramedics in Massachusetts. He holds certifications as a Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C) with The International Board of Specialty Certification and EMT-P with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has now assumed the role of Worcester Regional Manager.

 
Steve Doyle

Steve Doyle
Director of Information Technology

 

Steve oversees all aspects of Information Technology. His responsibilities include the planning, maintenance and performance of all data flow to and from our multiple communications centers and field units. Steve and his team look for ways to enhance critical infrastructure and integrate new and emerging technologies embraced by the company.

Steve began a career in EMS with Reardon Ambulance Service in Dorchester in the 1980’s and worked in communications, operations and management before transitioning to technology in the early 90’s. He joined EasCare Ambulance in 2000, managing their information systems. Steve holds a degree in Information Technology from the University of Massachusetts.

 
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Rich Grondell
Director of Fleet Management

 

Rich joined the company in December, 2017, as the Director of Fleet Management. Rich has been in the automotive business for over 15 years. Rich’s expertise is in parts, service and structure of a successful maintenance program.

Rich started in the automotive and power sports industry at very young age working his way through the ranks and learning all of the different aspects within the dealerships always looking to learn and better himself. Prior to his current role, Rich was the service director for a large general motors dealership where he oversaw all workmanship and service facilities productivity.

Rich’s experience in the parts and service department gives him the ability to maintain proper inventory to ensure all units are able to be repaired in a timely manner. He is passionate about keeping vehicles and employees safe. Rich maintains an outstanding rapport with his employees which always leads to increased productivity, thoroughness, and willingness to perform any task requested.

 
Peter Hoare

Peter Hoare
Vice President of Marketing

 

Peter has spent almost 30 years working in EMS. He began as an EMT for Chaulk Ambulance Service in 1988 at their Boston location. In 1990, Peter was given the opportunity to learn the business side of EMS and was promoted to the position of Community Relations Manager. By 1994, he was promoted to the position of Vice President of Sales for Chaulk Ambulance. In 1996, Chaulk sold to American Medical Response and Peter was retained as Director of Business Development for the northeast territory. In 1998, Peter, along with several other long-time colleagues resigned from AMR to founded EasCare Ambulance Service where he has served as the Vice President of Marketing for the past 20 years.

Peter also serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Ambulance Association and still practices as an EMT as a member of the Town of Essex Fire Department in Essex, MA.

Consistently Strive to Be The Best

Everything we do is to promote quality patient care

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Locations

  • Boston—285 Hyde Park Avenue, Boston, MA 02130

  • Dartmouth—640 State Road North, Dartmouth, MA 02747

  • Hopedale—10 Charlesview Road, Hopedale, MA 01747

  • Plymouth—4 Natalie Way, Plymouth, MA 02360

  • Worcester—140 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605


EasCare Company History

On April 27, 1998, EasCare Ambulance Service launched operations in a small garage in south Boston with three ambulances and 18 employees. Over the course of 14 years, EasCare went on to establish itself as one of the Commonwealth’s largest emergency medical transportation provider with over 100 ambulances and 350 employees. In October 2012, EasCare was the first ambulance company in the Commonwealth permitted to deploy a community paramedicine program to treat patients in their homes.

Eascare was sold to Medevie EMS of Nova Scotia in 2012, and over time EasCare grew to employ over 550 employees with 160 vehicles serving the greater Boston area, the central and south coast regions of Massachusetts. On December 9th, 2016, EasCare was acquired by Brewster Ambulance Service. EasCare currently has eight locations, Plymouth, Jamaica Plain, Worcester, Brockton, New Bedford, North Dartmouth, Hopedale and Norton, employs more than 500 EMTs and paramedics and maintains a fleet of 100+ vehicles.

 
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