Metro West Ambulance employs an outstanding team of professionals to lead our organization. Our experienced leaders currently are paramedics or EMTs themselves and have a passion for, and intensive knowledge, of EMS.

JD Fuiten


JD ultimately manages a team more than 500 strong, responsible for more than 65,000 transports annually.

JD is as hands on as they get in this industry. Having grown up in emergency services [literally, he ran calls with his father when he was 15 years old and this was allowed], JD is now a leader within this industry nationally as a member of the American Ambulance Association Board of Directors for the past 12 years and also on the State EMS Committee for the past 13 years.

Erin Miller

Vice President Of Business Development

Erin’s 21 years of experience solely in EMS business development has facilitated Metro West’s approach to a new understanding of the ever-changing healthcare field. Erin directs the new and ongoing development of business contracts for Metro West Ambulance, Pacific West Ambulance, Medix Ambulance, and Bay Cities Ambulance.

Erin oversees our non-emergency services for care facilities and hospitals, including, Kaiser Permanente, Providence Healthcare Hospitals, Doernbecher’s Pediatric and Neonatal Doernbecher Ambulance, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs non-emergency ambulance and wheelchair transportation – Portland, Oregon – Vancouver, Washington and Roseburg, Oregon, special events medical services, non-emergency business medical services, and others.

Tom BeLusko

Vice President Of Operations

Tom’s experience in operational management, human resources, strategic planning, finance, insurance and risk management coupled with his client expertise in paratransit and Emergency Medical Service industries helps guide our company as we grow and adapt to an ever changing healthcare climate.

Tom oversees operations for our emergency and non-emergency medical services including our     9-1-1 ambulances, our interfacility ambulances and wheelchair units, secure transport vehicles (for behavioral health patients), our Mobile Intensive Care Unit (critical care transport), our special events medical services that cover large venues such as the Moda Center, Veterans Coliseum and Portland International Raceway along with Metro MedCall (on-site industrial medicine).

Tom is very involved in our communities including serving  on various boards, councils, clubs and organizations.

Gene Frye

Director of Technical Services

Mike Sargent

Specialty Services Manager

Shawn Wood

Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Manager

Jan Lee

EMT-P, Public Information Officer

Daniel Silic

Fleet Manager

Shane Ryan

Communications Manager

Jake Grant

Westside Operations Manager

Paul Bollinger

Mobile Integrated Health Manager