Our Team

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Leadership Team

Eddie SloneExecutive Directoreddied.slone@ky.gov(502) 764-1503

Eddie began his career in EMS as an EMT in Southeastern Kentucky and became a paramedic in 1994.   Before coming to KBEMS, Eddie worked for both standalone and fire-based EMS for over 25 years, gaining both field and administrative experience.  Eddie began his career at KBEMS as a field inspector where he was fortunate to travel the entire state gaining an appreciation for the diverse circumstances in the Kentucky EMS system.  He considers the relationships and experiences he gained as a field inspector to be invaluable in his role as the KBEMS Executive Director.​

Wayne BriscoeDeputy Executive Director of Administrationterry.briscoe@ky.gov(502) 764-1502



Bob AndrewDirector of Education, Certification, and Licensingbob.andrew@ky.gov(502) 764-1505

Bob provides leadership to KBEMS certified EMS education institutions, serves as staff advisor for the KBEMS education committee, and oversees the certification and licensure of EMS personnel and training centers.  Bob holds a Master s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Kentucky State University and brings over twenty-five years of experience in emergency services encompassing fire, rescue, and EMS.  Prior to joining KBEMS in 2014, Bob was Regional Program Manager for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General, Division of Health Care.  As Regional Program Manger he oversaw several central office licensing operations, surveyor training, quality assurance, and life safety code inspections.  Bob is a licensed Kentucky paramedic and educator.  ​

Doug TaylorDirector of EMS Data Systemsdouglas.taylor@ky.gov(502) 764-1507
Doug oversees the processes and the data generated by EMS patient care reporting, licensing, et cetera for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. After working in various trades for 10 years, Doug settled into a career in fire & EMS, where he obtained 25 years of experience as a firefighter and/or paramedic, before joining the team at KBEMS.
Dr. Walt LubbersState Medical Advisorwalt.lubbers@gmail.com (502) 764-1504

​Background information coming soon.​

Morgan Scaggs, BHS, NREMT-PEMSC Project Directormorgan.scaggs@ky.gov (502) 764-1508

Morgan Scaggs was born in Maysville, Kentucky, but spent much of her childhood in southern Ohio before attending Ohio University. Her EMS career began in central Ohio before moving to South Carolina where she worked in the Myrtle Beach area for 12 years. Morgan came to KBEMS and the KYEMSC Program Administrator position in 2011, which brought her back home, closer to family and the area where she grew up. She currently lives in Lexington with her son, who provides personal inspiration for her work to improve emergency medical care for children throughout Kentucky.

Morgan holds a Bachelor's of Health Sciences, Clinical Leadership and Management, from the University of Kentucky and her work experience includes nearly 30 years in EMS with work in pre-hospital EMS, the fire service, hospital emergency department, critical-care transport, injury prevention programs, and EMS education. She has served as the Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Care Council for the National Association of State EMS Officials and represents KBEMS on many state and national committees and projects.



Field Operations

Raleigh SheltonRegion 1raleigh.shelton@ky.gov(502) 330-9008

Raleigh is from Hardinsburg, KY, and began his career in EMS in 1998 as an EMT with Breck Central EMS. He obtained his Paramedic license in 2004 and continued working in Breckinridge County as the EMS Director until 2020. Along with EMS, Raleigh has served in several facets of emergency services including previous service as a Fire Chief, Deputy Coroner, and Deputy Director with Emergency Management. Raleigh has been with the Board of EMS since 2020. Raleigh has an associate degree in Emergency Medical Services and is a certified Inspector/Investigator through the Council of Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation.

Ray Chesney, EMT-PRegion 2ray.chesney@ky.gov (502) 330-9005

​Ray Chesney is from Monticello, KY and has attended EKU and completed Paramedic Training at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Ray became an EMT in 1991 and a Paramedic in 1995. Professionally, he has worked for numerous EMS agencies over his career including: Transcare, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Knox County EMS, Jackson County EMS, Bell County EMS, Clinton County EMS, Wayne County EMS, and Somerset-Pulaski County EMS. Ray came to work for the Board of EMS back when it was still under the Cabinet for Health Services, EMS Branch. Ray s primary territory is Region 2.​

Levi HanshawRegion 3levi.hanshaw@ky.gov(502) 682-2492

​Levi began his career in EMS in 2009 shortly after joining Olive Hill Fire Department as a volunteer. He worked for various EMS agencies before finding his home at Carter County EMS in 2010. He obtained his Paramedic license in 2011 while working at Carter County EMS. After more than 10 years with Carter County, he went to work for Rowan County EMS until moving to the Kentucky Board of EMS. Levi's primary area is Region 3. ​

Office Staff

Samantha DrennanSenior License and Certification Specialistsamantha.drennan@ky.gov(502) 764-1509

​Samantha just recently joined the KBEMS staff as our License and Certification Specialist. She previously worked for the KY Transportation Cabinet, where she spent 10+ years working in the Tax Branch for the Division of Motor Carriers. She handled multiple types of licenses and assisted in numerous other projects for the department. Samantha is very goal oriented and driven to succeed at all she does. She is excited to be part of our team. Samantha resides in Lawrenceburg, where she lives with her husband and two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family and serving on the local soccer board in her community.​

Resource Management Analyst III



Statewide Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Systems Administrator


Legal Department

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