Our People

Meet The Dedicated People Behind PALS

Patient AirLift Services maintains a coordination center to connect people to pilots and oversee the missions. Our staff is dedicated to the PALS mission and always strives to provide every passenger with the absolute best service and experience.


Donna Collins
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Mission Coordination Supervisor
Suzanne Candela
Mission Coordinator
Barbara Ohland
Mission Coordinator
Jen Hotsko
Pilot Coordinator
amanda Amanda Melilli
Mission Coordinator
kris Kris Luke
Pilot Coordinator
Michele Mezritz
John Covell
Director of Operations & Outreach
andrea Andrea McAuliffe
Accounting Associate
 Jamie Newberry
Outreach Coordinator
Claire Stapleton
Director of Development, Marketing
& Communications
annette  Annette Benigno
Outreach Support
Melissa Guida

Deputy Director of Marketing & Community Relations


jeffradke Jeff Radtke
Chairman of the Board
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Vice Chairman
Donna Collins
johnr (1) John Rochelle
Vice Chairman
Joe Howley
Vice Chairman
alan-headshot-3 Alan Sheiness
Acting Secretary


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ray blydenburgh  Ray Blydenburgh Goonan, Michael headshot2 Michael Goonan
Mark Hanson Dr. Rhoda C. Kupferberg Joss, Psy.D.
Brian Lisoski  Jim McCloud
orourke Jim O’Rourke Stuart Waldrum
Ward Headshot Keith Ward William Weaver
Paul Weismann

Directors Emeritus

Harold Levy Harold Levy

In Memoriam

Peter Ryan

In Memoriam

Ruthanne Ruzika