National POLST Paradigm Task Force (NPPTF)

NPPTF Policies

NPPTF Members

The NPPTF is comprised of one representative chosen by each state that has an endorsed program  and includes legal and emergency medical service consultants. Committees are chaired by members of the NPPTF and comprised of representatives from endorsed and developing programs.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Chair
Judy Thomas, JD
CALIFORNIA
Vice Chair
Susan E. Nelson, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
LOUISIANA
Executive Director
Amy Vandenbroucke, JD
NATIONAL POLST OFFICE
Chair, Communications Committee
Patricia A. Bomba, MD, FACP
NEW YORK
Chair, Consultation Committee
David Koets, MD
COLORADO
Chair, DSAC
Judith Black, MD
PENNSYLVANIA
Chair, Research Committee
Susan Tolle, MD
OREGON
Chair, Sustainability Committee
Richard Cohen, MD
GEORGIA
Chair, Technology Committee
Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
IDAHO
MEMBERS
Hawaii
Jeannette Koijane, MPH
Idaho
Rick Bassett, MSN, RN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Iowa
Kady Reese, MPH
Maine
Kandyce Powell, RN
Montana
Kathryn Borgenicht, MD
North Carolina
Dee Leahman
Tennessee
Judy Eads
Utah
David Fedor, DO
Virginia
Matthew G. Kestenbaum, MD, FAAHPM
Washington
Bruce C. Smith, MD
West Virginia
Alvin H. Moss, MD
Wisconsin-La Crosse Region
Nickijo L. Hager, RN, MSN
ADVISORS
EMS Advisor
Arthur Derse, MD, JD
Paramedic, EMS Advisor
Angela Fera, NREMT
Legal Advisor
Charlie Sabatino, JD
Technology Advisor
Dana Zive