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Meet Our Team: Kris Wyant

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Kris Wyant is one of our Ambulance Sales Representatives for the state of Pennsylvania.  Kris joined the Penn Care team in January of 2019 overseeing the South Central portion of the state.  Kris has been in public safety for over 20 years.  He is a nationally registered AEMT, volunteer firefighter EMS Instructor and agency medical director in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  Kris serves on several county and regional public safety boards and committees, constantly driving positive influence and progression within the EMS industry.

In Kris’s spare time, he spends it keeping up with his busy adult-aged daughters and cheering on his son in multiple sports and activities. Kris adores coaching his son’s football team.  As a family, they enjoy traveling and have visited Ocean City, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, and Niagara Falls to name a few.  He is patiently awaiting his lovely wife’s next family travel excursion idea.

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Meet Our Team: Chris Lucas

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Chris Lucas has rejoined Penn Care’s team after a brief hiatus.  Chris is our EMS Supplies and Software Sales Representative for Southeast Ohio and West Virginia territories.  This is Chris’ second time with Penn Care. Here is a brief summary of the past 8 years: 4 1/2 years with Penn Care, then Chris worked in ambulance sales for 3 years and also a short stint in advertising sales when he “relocated” to Tampa, Florida.
Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to sales, Chris studied Nursing at Jameson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in New Castle, PA.
Chris, his wife Rebecca and 2 wonderful daughters, Hannah and Shannon, resumed their residence in New Middletown, Ohio.  He enjoys the beach, playing guitar, writing music, refurbishing homes and most of all spending time with his girls.

 

 

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Meet Our Team: Jamie Bortmas

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Jamie Bortmas just joined the Penn Care team in September of 2018.  She is our new Accounts Receivable Agent.  She oversees the billing & collecting for our medical & software divisions.

Prior to joining our team, Jamie worked at an Accounting firm for 13 years. She has an Accounting Degree from Trumbull Business College.  Jamie is happily married to David. They have 2 sons: Samuel & Jackson. The family resides in Jamie’s hometown of Niles, Ohio. They enjoy taking walks with the family’s dog named Bane.

Jamie has a typical Type A personality and loves cleaning, organizing and lives her life with her planner as her guide.  She is very creative and makes wreaths which she sells on Etsy and at local craft fairs.  She also likes to go shopping with her mom & sister.

 

 

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Meet Our Team: Frank Dillon

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Frank Dillon works part-time as our Ambulance Parts & Warranty support person. Frank has been a personal friend of Penn Care as he has known our two owners since the 1980’s when they all worked side-by-side.  Frank officially joined our team about 5 years ago as an ambulance driver when he retired from full-time Law Enforcement. He dedicated 31 years to his community and held many roles within the Howland Township Police Department as a Police Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant & Captain/Assistant Chief.  He currently is a part-time Bailiff at the 11th District Court of Appeals.

Frank resides in Howland, Ohio with his wife of 34 years, Mary Kay.  They have 2 grown daughters & 2 grandsons.  In Frank’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, going to his grandsons’ baseball games & wrestling matches, playing the bass guitar, listening to music & reading.

 

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Penn Care We Care Program: Ambulance Donation to the Bahamas

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Penn Care recently donated one of our Pre-Owned ambulances to the Cat Cay Medical Clinic Foundation located in the Bahamas.  The 2003 MedTec Type I ambulance was a trade-in vehicle from Rescue Hose and Ladder Company Ambulance Service located in Curwensville, PA. This unit will be used on the Bahama Island of Andros, a 100 mile long Island with 1 full time clinic, 1 doctor for 20,000 inhabitants & staffed by volunteer emergency physicians from the US and Canada. This ambulance will be an incredible asset to the people of Andros. The Andros Ambulance project is Cat Cay Medical Clinic Foundation’s effort to bring EMS to the outer islands of the Bahamas where currently they have nothing but basic clinics and no first responders. They desperately need first responder training and basic EMT equipment.  Penn Care also continued the donation by filling the ambulance with medical supplies. If you have any interest in repurposing used EMT equipment, Cat Cay Medical Clinic Foundation would be honored to accept charitable donations in support of their project and the people of the Bahamas.  Please contact Cat Cay Medical Clinic Foundation’s Director Dr. Kevin Hutton to make arrangements for donations.
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Meet Our Team: David Chicoine

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David Chicoine is our Purchasing & Service Manager here at Penn Care.  He is our medical supply purchaser while overseeing the warehouse operations.  He is also responsible for our ambulance customer service inquiries including warranty, service & part issues.

David was hired in the Fall of 2016, however, he has been a part of our team for years. He was the Vice President of the former United Safety Authority one of Penn Care’s disaster response equipment vendors for many years.  In Spring of 2013, he wed Penn Care’s Office Manager, Jeannette Chicoine (nee Postlethwait).  In keeping with tradition, they were married in a Disaster Portable Morgue Unit (DPMU) in Oregon by a Chief Deputy Medical Examiner.  In David’s free time he enjoys photography, video gaming, and traveling.

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Meet Our Team: Hilliary Thomas

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Hilliary Thomas recently joined our team in April of 2018 as our Administrative Assistant & Customer Service Agent for our Medical division.   Her responsibilities include answering phones, assisting with EMS supply order entry, and online cart support.  She enjoys the fast-paced environment of her position here at Penn Care, as she is always doing many different tasks throughout the day.

Hilliary previously worked for a plastic pipe company as a customer service representative.  She has mainly worked in retail & sales positions.  She also attended college for Fashion Merchandising.

Hilliary currently resides in Sharpsville, PA with her 2 daughters, ages 11 & 3.  She enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, shopping, and traveling whenever possible.  She has a passion for singing & writing.

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Meet Our Team: Bill Cunningham

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Bill Cunningham is our newest Medical Supply Sales Representative, currently prospecting in Illinois.  Prior to joining our team, he was a Social Studies teacher and worked in sales with Farmers Insurance.  He is a graduate from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor Degree in Education.

Bill resides in Girard, Ohio. He is an avid sports fan, favoring the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes! In his spare time, Bill enjoys working out, and playing basketball, cornhole, golf, poker and board games!


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Penn Care We Care Program: WV Day 2018 Facebook Campaign for Flood Relief

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This year for West Virginia Day, which is a state holiday celebrated every June 20th in the state of West Virginia, Penn Care donated for each LIKE during a recent campaign on Penn Care’s Facebook page. Through this Facebook campaign, Penn Care contributed to the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (WV VOAD) towards their efforts for the flood relief program.  WV VOAD’s mission is to identify unmet needs and facilitate efficient, streamlined service delivery to those imperiled or impacted by disaster, while eliminating duplication of efforts through cooperation in the four phases of disaster:  preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.  Penn Care’s thoughts are with everyone affected by the recent flooding in West Virginia.

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Meet Our Team: Chance Kimble

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Chance Kimble is now our Virginia Ambulance Salesman representing Braun Ambulances, Medix Specialty Vehicles, ambulance remounts & pre-owned ambulance sales.  Chance recently joined the Penn Care Team after he left his position as Supervisor of the Medic V team at The University of Virginia.  Chance wanted to pursue a position where he could continue to share his expertise in the medical field while spending more time with his family.

Chance has been in the EMS and Fire Service field since high school beginning as an EMT/Fire Fighter and worked his way up to a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Fire Officer. In addition, Chance has been an Instructor for the  American Heart Association, Virginia Office of EMS and Virginia Department of Fire program in ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, ITLS EMT and Fire Instructor.   He has a wide range of knowledge stretching from his experience in the back of a medic unit to being Chief going through the process of grant writing and the bid process.   Penn Care feels that Chance is an asset to our Team. With his background he brings a great perspective to ambulance design and functionality which helps guide the EMS service through the purchasing process.

Chance currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, Courtney, and their three children, Addison, age 9, Caleb, age 7, and Benjamin, age 3, & their two dogs. The kids love having the demo ambulance in the drive way! They love it when daddy brings the ambulance for show and tell at school and explains how they work and how EMT’s and Paramedics help you when you are hurt or sick.  Penn Care has given him a wonderful opportunity to have an at home office and he is able to balance work and attend his children’s soccer games, karate tournaments, swim meets and Cub Scout adventures.

 

 

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