Board of Directors 2017
David R. Zaslow, esq., President
David R. Zaslow, J.D., EMT-P was recently re-elected to serve his 2nd term as President of the organization after having previously served 8 years in the role. Mr. Zaslow is entering his 32nd year of volunteer service to the organization. He began in 1985 as the original “junior member” of the Corps and has served in nearly every position in the organization since that time, including over 25 years as an Operational Officer on the street and over 22 years on the Board of Directors. As the President of the Board, Zaslow is charged with the total oversight of the organization which is now the primary EMS provider for Lower Merion Township, Narberth Borough, Conshohocken Borough, West Conshohocken Borough and Haverford Township. It is anticipated that Narberth will answer nearly 11,000 9-1-1 calls in 2017 across these 5 municipalities. Mr. Zaslow oversaw Narberth’s previous expansion into the Conshohocken’s and was instrumental in the organization’s recent expansion into Haverford Township. Mr. Zaslow is a trial lawyer who chairs the Litigation Practice Group at the prestigious Philadelphia based law firm of White and Williams, LLP. Mr. Zaslow is most proud of his role as being one of the regular paramedics who responds to calls every week helping those who are sick or injured in their time of need.
George J. Koenig, Jr., DO, Vice President
George Koenig has been with Narberth for over 20 years and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Acute Care Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He completed a surgical critical care fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2010. Prior to that, he did his general surgery residency training at the Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in 2003. He also holds a Masters degree in Biomedical Science from PCOM. In 1996, he graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Justin Jeffers, Secretary
Justin has been a volunteer EMT with Narberth for over five years. He owns and operates his own Philadelphia based shoe design and sales company. Just graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Accounting and Finance.
Patrick A. Doyle, Treasurer
Patrick, an EMT who has been a member for 29 years and has served as deputy chief and most recently executive director, before returning to the volunteer ranks and now serving on the board.
Joshua A. Marks, MD, Financial Secretary
Joshua is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and attending trauma surgeon in the Division of Acute Care Surgery: Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is also the Assistant Program Director for the General Surgery Residency and Associate Program Director for the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Jefferson as well as a Deputy Director of the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention (JCIRP). He is Board Certified in surgery and surgical critical care and provides clinical care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. He completed his fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his general surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College (now SKMC) in June 2007, and his BA in Economics in May 2003 from Columbia University. He has been involved with prehospital emergency care since 1998, as a member of Narberth Ambulance. Joshua currently serves as the organization’s Financial Secretary, one of five corporate officers. He previously has served as the Corps’ Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair, and BLS Training Coordinator. While at Columbia, Joshua served as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Columbia University EMS. Since 2000, Joshua also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Collegiate EMS Foundation.
James has been with Narberth for over 20 years and is currently an attending physician at Abington Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Department. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in June 2005 and his BS in biology from Villanova University. James currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors and held previous positions prior to that.
Robert has been with Narberth for over 25 years and has served in several capacities. Currently he sits on the Board of Directors and is an Assistant Chief on the operations team. He serves as chair of several committees and oversees the crew members association.
Lauren Sauers, EMT has been a proud and active member of Narberth Ambulance since October 2013 and a Director since August 2016. A full time student at Bryn Mawr College, Lauren co-founded the college’s EMS program and currently serves as its Chief. As a Narberth volunteer, Lauren consistently exceeds the minimum shift requirement per month and ran the most shifts of any volunteer in 2016. She has served on the Membership Committee since February 2016 and also chaired the 2016 Holiday Party. Lauren attributes much of her confidence and competence as an EMT to the excellent training, education, and mentorship Narberth has provided to her over the years. She loves Narberth not just for the opportunity to serve her community but also for the incredible people she gets to work with. Lauren sees Narberth as a big family and enjoys spending time with her colleagues on and off the ambulance. Her favorite memories at Narberth include riding on the EMS bike team during the 2015 Papal event, rowing for Narberth’s team in the Independence Dragon Boat Regatta, and representing Narberth at local community events.
Christopher Flanagan, Chief of Operations
Christopher B. Flanagan, EMT has been the Chief of Operations at Narberth for over 25 years now. He is a visionary leader who is responsible for making sure that Narberth is always ready to go – something in the industry known as “the state of readiness.” Under Chief Flanagan’s leadership and direction, Narberth’s blended career and volunteer staff are trained; uniformed for the job; and provided with the most advanced, state of the art vehicles and equipment to go about the very important job of saving lives in the community. In addition, Chief Flanagan and his operational team engage in numerous community outreach activities and events throughout the year designed to foster community health and wellness, as well as educating the community about the value of its EMS team. Highly trained in EMS command, Chief Flanagan is a prior recipient of the coveted PA. Department of Health Volunteer of the Year award. Chief Flanagan is widely known in the region not only as the volunteer Chief of Narberth ambulance, but also as a volunteer firefighter in the Lower Merion Fire Department and as a career Lieutenant in the Radnor Police Department.
Ben Usatch, MD, Medical Director
Ben Usatch, M.D. is the longest serving volunteer member of the organization who is now in his 33rd year of service. Dr. Usatch has been the Medical Director of Narberth for 15 years and has also served as the Medical Director for all of Montgomery County for the past 10 years. Dr. Usatch began his medical career as an EMT and then a paramedic at Narberth. After a successful career in business, Dr. Usatch went back to medical school at Jefferson Medical College and became a board certified emergency medicine and board certified EMS physician. Dr. Usatch is the Deputy Chief of the Emergency Department at Lankenau Medical Center where he is also the Medical Director for pre-hospital services and emergency management. Dr. Usatch is responsible for making sure that every EMT and paramedic at Narberth is clinically proficient to care for the patients who need Narberth’s services. He is constantly researching, lecturing and training the providers to assure that they are the best at what they do. In addition, Dr. Usatch pioneered Narberth’s Physician Responder program in which emergency physicians are available to respond and assist Narberth providers at the scenes of critical incidents.
John Roussis, Executive Director
John Roussis is the new Executive Director of Narberth Ambulance as of 1/9/17.