The MedEvac Foundation International “the Foundation,” is an international non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Alexandria, VA.  Since 2005, the MedEvac Foundation International has supported academic research, studies, and education programs designed to enhance the industry’s ability to deliver high-quality, safe, and effective medical care and medical transportation for every patient in-need.  The Foundation’s charitable programs support our industry’s members and their families who provide life-saving services and serve their communities with pride and commitment throughout the United States and around the world; we take care of our own.

Mission Statement

The MedEvac Foundation International supports the Association of Air Medical Services,  its members, their families, and the patients they serve by:

  • Investing in and supporting scholarly research that improves the quality, safety, and effectiveness of Medical Transport programs;
  • Investing in studies and education programs to help build awareness of our industry, the issues facing our industry, the contributions of our industry members, and the impacts our industry members make in communities around the world;
  • Fostering public support and awareness for the Medical Transport Industry’s contributions to saving lives, our health care systems, and our communities; and
  • Supporting our industry’s members, their families, and the patients-in-need they serve through scholarships, grants, and other charitable programs.

Vision Statement

To be the international medical transport community’s leading charitable organization.

Guiding Principle Values

  • Excellence
  • Inclusiveness
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Responsiveness
  • Transparency

MedEvac Foundation International LogoBoard of Trustees

Chairman of the Board
Howard Ragsdale, Apollo Medflight, Amarillo, TX

Vice Chairman
Ian Badham, BSc, OAM, Wombarra, NSW, Australia

Robert Sannerud, Life Link III, Minneapolis, MN

Tim Pickering, JD, CMTE, EMT-P (Ret), Air Medical Group Holdings, Defiance, MO

Immediate Past Chairman
Johnny Delgado, MBA, EMT-P, CMTE, St. Augustine, FL

Dr. Andrew Berry, MBBS, AM, NETS (NSW), Sydney, Australia
Rene’ Borghese, Duke Life Flight, Durham, NC
Sandra Kinkade Hutton, Kinkade International, Solana Beach, CA
David Olvera, CMTE, Air Methods Corporation, Denver, CO
Sean Russell, EMT-P, RRT, REACH Air Medical Services, McClellan, CA
Susan Rivers, RN, BSN, MBA, CMTE, Carilion Clinic Life-Guard, Roanoke, VA
Todd Stanberry, Metro Aviation, Inc., Shreveport, LA
Craig Yale, Sandy, UT
Rick Sherlock (ex-officio), AAMS & MedEvac Foundation CEO, Alexandria, VA


Rick_Sherlock_for_webRick Sherlock, President & CEO
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Rick is an experienced executive with over 20 years of demonstrated leadership in government and the private-sector. His experience includes an extensive background in strategic planning, operations, training, resource management, and human resource management, as well as rotor wing aviation operations, maintenance, and safety programs. Rick has transitioned from the U.S. Army after a very challenging and rewarding career, completing his military service as a Major General. Most recently, he served as the Chief of Staff and as the Director of Strategy, Plans, and Programs for U.S. Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Rick earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.

Daniel Anbiah, CFO
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Daniel is an accomplished professional with more than 30 years of successful financial management experience with profit and non-profit organizations. Daniel currently provides CFO role for MFI and AAMS. Prior to this role, Daniel served as a Finance Manager for Independent Sector during a period of rapid growth in which the company added tens of Millions of dollars in new annual revenue. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Spicer Adventist University, a Master’s Degree in Economics from Savitribai Phule Pune University, and a Master in Business Administration (finance) from Hood College Graduate School. He also holds the designation of Certified Management Accountant.

krista_siek1Krista Fuentes, Project Manager
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Krista graduated from Caldwell University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She has had prior experience working for a nonprofit in New Jersey. Krista worked with AAMS as the Office Manager before being promoted to work for both AAMS and MedEvac Foundation as the Project Manager.


Jolene Chinn Swartz, Development Assistant
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Jolene Chinn Swartz, a trauma survivor, knows the importance of competent, compassionate, and quality medical transport and care. After earning her Bachelors degree in Management, Jolene came to work at AAMS in Administration, Finance, and Event registration.  She also serves on the Board of directors of HandReach, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing much-needed medical care, rehabilitation, and prosthetics to pediatric burn survivors in the developing world.