NorthWest EMS

...proudly serving the communities of Northern and Western Allegheny County

Our Leadership

The corporate structure of NorthWest EMS is designed in such a way to lead our culture of excellence in every area of our operations. Our leadership team brings with it a strategic blend of skills, experience and vision with a rooted sense of commitment and responsibility to our employees in order to deliver solid and sustainable results.

Our commitment of quality, customer service and safety stems from the development of strategic plans and action items developed by our informed leaders, processes, communications and training.


Executive Director : George Dudash III

Chief of Operations : Keith Jankowski, BS, Paramedic, FO-II

Chief of Administration : Patrick F. Nicholas, BS, NRP

Building/Fleet Manager : James Gallagher

Billing Manager : John Goras, EMT-P

Office/Billing Specialist : Cheryl DeAngelis

Division Chief of Operations : Carl Tuscan, BS, EMT-P

Division Chief of Operations : Richard Ward

Division Chief of Operations : Brandon Rowland, BS, NRP

Division Chief of Operations : Edward Hrutkay

Division Chief of Operations : Christina Zacchera



190 Lieutenant 1 : Jeffrey Bowser

190 Lieutenant 2 : Andra Hansen

190 Lieutenant 3 : Marc Hansen

190 Lieutenant 4 : Robert Brannagan

190 Lieutenant 5 : BJ Throop

190 Lieutenant 6 : Mark Stauffer