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David Steven Slifka

7370 South State Road

Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
(231) 526-7138 (Residence) (231) 373-2438 (Cell)

Profile: Dynamic, results-oriented leader, experienced and qualified in the Em

ergency Medical Services field, seeking a management position with an EMS health
care provider. Well-developed skills in management, communication, EMS education
, and patient care. Experience in caring for patients in emergent and non-emerge
nt situations. Able to lead others in demanding circumstances and remain calm in
stressful situations. Self-motivated, hard-working individual. Enjoy working wi
th public and diverse populations. Extremely proficient in public relations, EMS
education, and grant writing.
* Significant experience in establishment and management of ambulance services
* Establishment and coordination of emergency extrication team in northwest Emme
t County
* Current member of the Michigan Public Safety Commission Services, appointed by
Governor Jennifer
* Created county-wide "Kids Safe Kamp" program, designed to introduce elementary
school age
children to various types and levels of emergency
services, as well as to provide them with instruction
in first-aid techniques
* Instrumental in development and implementation of pre-hospital advanced life s
upport treatment for
stroke patients including implementation of 12 &
15-lead EKG interpretation & monitoring in the pre-
hospital setting
* Served as a member and Chairperson of tri-county 911 technical advisory commit
tee consisting of
EMS, law, and fire representatives
* Provided grant-writing projects, ensuring funding of ambulances and other equi
* Former member of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS), repres
enting EMS
services in Northern Lower Michigan
* Ad-hoc committee chairperson consisting of law, fire and EMS representatives i
n researching
and development of a county-wide emergency mass-c
asualty & decontamination response trailer
* Institute multi-county EMS quality Improvement and Quality Assurance programs
* Member of multi-county Child Death Review committee
* Coordination of EMS availability & response for visiting U.S. Presidents and d

Professional Adjunct Faculty Instructor February 2010 to Present

Experience: Baker Community College, Cadillac, Michigan
- Prepare lesson plans, administration of tests, and instruct both didactic and
practical curriculum of
National Registry Paramedic Program.
Chief Executive Officer January 2004 thru June 2009
Allied EMS Systems, Inc.
- Responsible for recruiting, orienting and management of staff consisting of 12
5 employees located in multi-county jurisdiction
- Leadership in the setting and achieving of strategic and organizational goals
- Establish training management and general programs for staff in regard to all
aspects of workplace performance and professional development, and mid-level man
agement coaching
- Oversight of all aspects of staff performance; performance evaluation, progres
sive discipline, mediation of staff disputes and grievance procedures in accorda
nce with state and federal laws
- Preparation, presentation of operational, financial reports together with oper
ational budgets for multiple community ambulance authority board of directors
- Institute and retention of contracts with various hospitals and care facilitie
s for patient transportation services

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Chief Operating Officer April 2000 thru December 2004

Allied EMS Systems, Inc.
- Management of staff located in multi-jurisdictional region, providing all aspe
cts of workplace performance and professional development, as well as mid-level
management coaching
- Human Resource Management
- Oversight of public relations and marketing
- Research and completion of funding opportunities, including, but not limited t
o grant writing services
- Oversight of Community and EMS educational programs
- Compile monthly and annual operational summaries

Director of Operations July 1988 thru December 1999

Emmet Ambulance Association
- Management of paid and volunteer personnel staff, providing all aspects of wor
kplace performance
and professional development
- Established annual operations budget, including, but not limited to payroll, P
&L summaries
- Conducted public relations
- Provided grant writing for various fundraising projects
- Supervision of fundraising, community and EMS educational programs

Security Director January 1979 thru April 2000

Birchwood Farms Estate
- Management of security personnel, including all operational aspects involving
Architectural Control,
And condominium rental
- Established and operated a medical first response unit, together with first ai
d and CPR training
- Develop and supervise MIOSHA Compliance
Education: 1974-1976 North Central Michigan College
1988-1989 Delta College
1992-1993 Northern Michigan Hospitals
2001- 2002 North Central Michigan College
Business Management Program
Computer Skills:
MS Word, Excel, Access, powerpoint, outlook, and Windows. Proficient in EMS repo
rt software.
* A.H.A. CPR Instructor;
* FEMA IS-700, FEMA IS-800;
* A.H.A. Advanced Cardiac Life Support, (A.C.L.S.) Instructor;
* E.M.T./Paramedic Instructor-Coordinator;
* International Trauma Life Support (I.T.L.S.) Instructor;
* Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (P.H.T.L.S.) Instructor;
* V.F.I.S. Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor;
* American Academy of Pediatrics (PEPP);
* E.M.S. Law;
* Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Managers;
* Rural EMS Activities & Grant Writing 101;
* Human Resource Management;

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Professional Affiliations:
Michigan Public Safety Services Commission, state of Michigan * Board Member
Board of Directors * Michigan Association of Ambulance Services
Board of Directors * Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce * Former President
Board Member * Holy Childhood Church Building Oversight Committee * Capital
Fundraising Co-Chair
Former Board Member and Chairperson * Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet Counties 91
1 Dispatch Authority
Former Member * Harbor Springs Kiwanis Club
Former Board Member * Harbor Springs City council