Our People

Meet The Dedicated People Behind PALS

Patient AirLift Services maintains a coordination center to connect people to pilots and oversee the missions. Our staff is dedicated to the PALS mission and always strives to provide every passenger with the absolute best service and experience.


Donna Collins
Executive Director
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Director of Operations & Outreach
Suzanne Candela
Mission Coordinator
Barbara Ohland
Mission Coordinator
Kirk Thorvaldsen
Pilot Coordinator
amanda Amanda Melilli
Mission Coordinator
Melissa Guida
Deputy Director of Marketing & Community Relations
Brook Leighton
Director of Development & Marketing
Jamie Newberry
Relationship Manager
andrea Andrea McAuliffe
annette  Annette Benigno
Outreach Support
Jillian Born
Human Resources Manager


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Chairman of the Board
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Vice Chairman
Joe Howley
jeffradke Jeff Radtke
Scott Ashton
Executive Committee Member
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Brian Lisoski Jim McCloud
orourke Jim O’Rourke Stuart Waldrum
Terrence Flood Ubon Mendie

Directors Emeritus

Harold Levy Harold Levy

In Memoriam

Peter Ryan

In Memoriam

Ruthanne Ruzika William Weaver

In Memoriam