Noel Wagner, MD, NRP
Medical Director, STMCA
Dr. Wagner has served as the Saginaw-Tuscola Medical Control Authority Medical Director since July 2008. He attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas, and completed an Emergency Medicine residency at SUNY Brooklyn/Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he also trained and served as a flight physician with their air medical Program. He has years of experience in both emergency medicine and EMS medical direction in other states including Texas, Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania and New York.
In addition to Dr. Wagner’s role with the Saginaw-Tuscola Medical Control Authority, he is also the director of the EMS Division of the CMU Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In this role he is program director for the EMS Fellowship. He is an attending staff physician at both St. Mary’s of Michigan and Covenant HealthCare. Dr. Wagner is dual certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in both Emergency Medicine and EMS.
Eric Snidersich, BS EMT-P
ASST. DIRECTOR OF EMS
Eric came to the Saginaw-Tuscola Medical Control Authority after serving many years in EMS. Oddly enough, EMS was not his first choice in careers. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force from 1988 through 1994 and served as a Satellite Operations Specialist with the Air Force Technical Applications Center. While still enlisted, he decided to serve his community in Brevard County, Florida and volunteer at Harbor City Ambulance Squad. Initially, he volunteered as an Ambulance Attendant and found the patient care to be an interesting challenge. He became licensed as a Florida EMT in 1990 and then in 1992 as a Paramedic after graduating from Brevard Community College’s EMS program. In 1994, when his Air Force obligation was fulfilled, Eric came back to Michigan to start his full-time EMS career.
Eric immediately transferred his license to Michigan and started working for Pulse EMS in Genesee County. Pulse was soon acquired by Paramed in Oakland County and then American Medical Response where Eric became a supervisor in both Oakland and Genesee Counties. In 1998, Eric began an almost 10 year career at Mobile Medical Response, Inc. in Saginaw County. During that time, he was a full-time Paramedic Supervisor for eight years and also worked part-time for St. Mary’s of Michigan FlightCare as a Flight Paramedic. In 2005, he finally graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Adminstration.
In October of 2008, Eric joined the STMCA family. As the EMS Manager, he is tasked with many duties. All of these duties will hopefully lay the foundation for an EMS system that is progressive and responsive to the providers and the communities that they serve. Eric looks forward to developing new policies, protocols, studies, and quality assurance programs that will help to elevate the STMCA as a premiere EMS system in the State of Michigan.
Audrey Shaver EMTP I/C EMD
EMS FELLOWSHIP COORDINATOR
Audrey came to the Saginaw-Tuscola Medical Control Authority after 20 years in EMS. She started out as a volunteer EMT for Sebewaing Township Ambulance serving from 1990-1994. Being inspired by her EMT instructor Sylvia Levitt, she pursued her dream of being a paramedic and completed the program at Great Lakes Junior College and Mercy Ambulance. In 1994, she was hired by Faith Ambulance and became an employee of Mobile Medical Response when the companies merged.
Audrey worked at Mobile Medical Response for over 16 years; she started out as a field Paramedic and became a Field Training Officer for several years. She especially enjoyed working on Echo 50 and responding with the Basic Life Support agencies out of St Charles, Chesaning, New Lothrop and Elsie. In 2000, she decided to cross train as a dispatcher to expand her knowledge of the company. After her training there became a need for her to work full time in the dispatch center. During her years in Medcom she worked as a Communications Specialist and earned her advanced EMD. For many years she also assisted with the Quality Assurance with her EMD-Q certification. From 2004 to 2009 she served as a Communications Supervisor.
In August of 2010 Audrey joined the STMCA family. As the EMS Coordinator Audrey conducts System Orientation for newly hired personnel of all STMCA agencies, tracks credentials for the 650+ personnel within the STMCA, conducts vehicle and agency inspections to insure compliance with STMCA regulations, maintains the PAD and AED programs and Disaster Preparedness.