Michael Touchstone, BS, EMT-P, is currently the regional director for the Philadelphia Regional Office of EMS. He's served in volunteer third-service, hospital-based and fire department EMS systems. He's been a CQI officer, training officer and director of the Philadelphia Fire Department EMS Training Institute. He holds a BS in health sciences from the George Washington University and has completed the coursework for an MA in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School (thesis in progress). He took office as the president of the National EMS Management Association on Jan. 1, 2015.