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NDP EMS promotes longtime employees to the roles of President/COO and Vice President/CFO

Dutchess County and Columbia County, NY and Litchfield County, CT: NDP EMS announced today that longtime employees Mark Browne (of Rhinebeck, New York) and Sandi Christensen (of Red Hook, New York) have been appointed to the roles of President/Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (CFO), respectively.

Edward Murray, Founder of NDP EMS, will continue in his role as CEO.

NDP’s newly named President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark Browne, was most recently the Director of Operations at NDP EMS. The Eagle Scout graduated from Rhinebeck High School and Hudson Valley Community College before starting his career at the company in 1996.

Sandi Christensen, now Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), was previously the Business Manager at NDP EMS. Christensen graduated from Hudson High School in Columbia County and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Russell Sage College before starting at NDP EMS in 2000.

Said Edward Murray, CEO of NDP EMS, “Mark and Sandi have both been instrumental in our company’s growth and development over the past two decades since they started working here. They have helped position us for success on every level, which has ultimately empowered us to effectively respond to the needs of our team members and the communities we serve. Mark and Sandi both bring steady and visionary leadership to our team every day, and have especially done so through the unprecedented challenges we have faced as first responders during the global health crisis. They are extremely deserving of these advancement opportunities. It is an honor to work alongside Mark and Sandi, and together we will continue to do everything we can to meet the needs of our community.”

Said Browne, President and COO of NDP EMS, “It is a privilege to help lead NDP EMS, and an exciting time for all of us to be part of this company. We have been building our capacity by expanding our workforce and making investments into state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and yet we are still the kind of place where every employee has a voice and is known by name. I am proud of all that NDP EMS has achieved, and look forward to continuing to build on those accomplishments with my colleagues.”

Added Sandi Christensen, Vice President and CFO of NDP EMS: “We have the best of everything here - an opportunity for people to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others while also enjoying a robust benefits package, healthy workplace environment, and advancement opportunities. I feel very grateful for the chance to serve in this leadership role; it is truly an honor to be a part of the NDP EMS family.”

The news of these appointments comes on the heels of NDP EMS’s recent announcement that it is expanding its team. The company, which currently has approximately 140 employees, has added full-time, part-time, and per diem positions which are now available to Paramedics, EMTs, and support/administrative staff at the company’s various locations throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley and Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Said Murray, “The roles range from those that provide direct emergency care (requiring proper certifications) to those that are office-related where people can bring some administrative experience if they have it, or simply learn on the job.”

NDP’s comprehensive benefits package includes competitive compensation, flexible scheduling, health/dental insurance, vacation/sick time, 401K, professional development opportunities, and in some cases, tuition reimbursement.

Northern Dutchess Paramedics is an equal opportunity employer.

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NDP Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a full service medical and emergency transportation company. Founded in 1994, Northern Dutchess Paramedics began operations with one Advanced Life Support First Response Vehicle on October 25, 1995. Since that time, NDP EMS has expanded to include a dedicated staff of over 140 EMTs, Paramedics and support personnel. NDP EMS is the only commercial ambulance provider with its corporate headquarters located in Dutchess County located in Rhinebeck. In addition, NDP has substations in Wassaic, Dover, Hyde Park, and Livingston, Millerton and Millbrook, New York as well as Litchfield County, Connecticut.

Our mission has always been to provide medical transportation of the highest quality, responsive to the needs of those we serve, and to provide such services reliably, without bias, in a professional and compassionate manner.


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