John Weimer, MS, RN, AEMT, CEN, NEA-BC, FACHE
John is known as a healthcare leader and a trusted executive who can create effective strategies to scale operations while providing elite-level service to thousands of patients. His career track shows measurable success providing positive outcomes from roles such as director, executive director, chief of nursing, vice president, and network vice president. John’s academic credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Nursing as well as a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems from Wright State University, with additional master certifications for Leadership Development from the University of Dayton.
He is at his best when leading projects aimed at bolstering revenue, patient safety, and return on investment. By blending his strategic planning and change management expertise with his academic knowledge, John has established Command Centers capable of handling over 25,000 calls per month and over 1,000 patient transfers per day. He is highly experienced in handling operations with over $1B in net revenue and is relied upon for planning and executing company strategy and vision.
As a healthcare operations expert, Kettering Health has trusted John to create market assessments, manage multi-million-dollar budgets, resolve staffing issues, and streamline processes to ensure the best possible care is provided. His attention to detail, tactical planning, and big-picture thinking provided the essential support needed to drive patient safety business development.
He is a solutions-oriented communicator, dedicated to building numerous quality stakeholder relationships with value and purpose. As a vice president at Kettering, he has directed operations for over 13 emergency departments and has managed, trained, and developed a highly capable team that seamlessly worked cohesively as healthcare pioneers.
John’s future goals include continuing to drive patient safety, revenue generation with innovative strategies capable of empowering growth for complex healthcare organizations. He would like to continue building strategic initiatives in order to develop and support the next group of Senior Healthcare Leaders, equipping them with the tools for strategic planning, compliance, and leadership development to become stewards for their teams and communities.
Anthony Alexander, MBA, NRP, EMSI
Anthony Alexander is the Director of Emergency Outreach, with over 25 years of emergency medicine and leadership experience. Anthony has proven himself a resolute leader in the Dayton and Southwest Ohio region, specializing in emergency medicine research and development, disaster mitigation and preparedness, event medicine, and organizational administration. Anthony collaborates with diverse EMS agencies, physicians, and medical professionals throughout the tri-state area, to ensure best medical practices are afforded to patients throughout multifarious communities.
Anthony holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Western Governors University, a Bachelor of Science – Healthcare Management degree from Kettering College and an Associate of Science Degree from Edison State Community College with a focus on Business Management. In addition, Anthony holds multiple certifications, including a Nationally Registered Paramedic, American Heart Association Instructor, State of Ohio EMS Instructor, and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Instructor, to name a few.
Anthony is inspired daily by his wife, Stacey, and their two sons, Hunter and Tyler. In his free time, Anthony enjoys outdoor activities with his family and friends, including fishing, boating, and traveling to new places, especially with historical significance. Anthony’s strong relationships, both professionally and personally, are the foundation for everything he is mindful of.
Kristi Bradford, AAS, FP-C, NRP
Kristi started her career in her hometown with Mad River Township Fire Department as an EMT in 2008. From there she continued her education at Sinclair Community College where she obtained her Firefighter Level II and Paramedic certification. Kristi worked as a part-time firefighter/paramedic for the City of Clayton and Mad River Township Fire Department until 2013 when she decided to join CareFlight Air and Mobile as a Critical Care MICU Paramedic. As Kristi’s love for critical care continued to grow, Kristi joined MedFlight of Ohio as a certified flight paramedic which eventually lead to a base lead position for MedFlight 8 base in Preble County, Ohio.
In 2017, Kristi joined Kettering Health as an EMS coordinator, where she continues to utilize her education and training to teach others in our communities. As an EMS coordinator, Kristi uses her skills to build relationships and serves as the liaison for emergency medical providers and hospital emergency departments.
Kristi enjoys spending time with her three kids and planning any family vacation that includes tropical weather and Disney. In her downtime, Kristi’s passion for critical care and the need to help others, keeps her engaged by flying with MedFlight as a Flight Paramedic. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends catching the latest movies or concerts.
James Garrett, BS, CNMT, NRP
Jim has experience as both a career and part-time paramedic/firefighter for 25 years. Jim also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine from Indiana University. He worked at IU Health Jay Hospital for 20 years as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist and as the Radiation Safety Officer. While at IU Health Jay, he served as the hospital’s Emergency Preparedness Coordinator as well as an Emergency Department Paramedic. Jim joined the Kettering Health EMS Coordinator team in 2019 and serves the network’s northernmost fire/EMS departments.
Jim is married with two daughters, a stepdaughter and a stepson. He enjoys camping, hiking, running, and woodworking.
John Hildebrand, AAS, EMSI, Paramedic
John has been serving his country and community for over 25 years. John started his service with the United States Navy. He spent six years flying as a Naval Air Warfare Systems Operator amassing over 1700 flight hours. He deployed twice to the Middle East and once to southeast Asia.
After his military career, John served with the communities of Huber Heights, Harrison Township, Miami Township, and Butler Township. During this time, he received numerous awards including Paramedic of the Year in 2006. He has accumulated over 19 years of fire and EMS experience. In addition, he also served as a swift-water rescue technician, fire-arson investigator, fire safety inspector, and EMS bike team member.
John is a graduate of Sinclair Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire and EMS. He is also a State certified EMS instructor and has taught emergency medical technicians and paramedics at Fortis College and at Miami Valley Career Technology Center. John joined Kettering Health in 2017 as an Emergency Room Technician in Huber Heights prior to joining the EMS Coordinator Team.
John lives in Centerville with his wife Autumn their six children. He is an avid water and snow sports enthusiast. He enjoys traveling and spending free time with his family.
Ryan R. Konkel, MS, NRP
Ryan is an EMS Coordinator for Kettering Health assigned to Kettering Medical Center. He uses his experience in fire, pre-hospital, and hospital emergency care in conjunction with his education to find unique solutions in his liaison role. Ryan is responsible for serving the needs of the local agencies utilizing Kettering Health Main Campus and Kettering Health.
Prior to joining Kettering Health, Ryan served his community as a firefighter/paramedic before moving into the hospital setting. Ryan has held roles at multiple hospitals in the Dayton and Columbus areas. In his time as an EMS coordinator, Ryan has functioned as the liaison for five different emergency departments spanning two hospital networks.
Ryan is a graduate of Western Governors University, holding a Master of Science in Management and Leadership as well as Wright State University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Ryan is certified in Ohio as a Firefighter II, Continuing Education Instructor, and a Nationally Registered Paramedic in addition to various other certifications.
Ryan lives in the city of Kettering with his wife Anna and their two children. Ryan enjoys camping, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Meredith Lawhorn, BA, Paramedic
Meredith Lawhorn is an EMS Coordinator with Kettering Health. Her responsibilities include EMS education, performance improvement, managing outreach, and medical events, and maintaining the relationship Kettering Health has with local fire and EMS departments. Meredith participates in both the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association and the Greater Miami Valley EMS Council. She is also an Advanced Trauma Life Support Coordinator. Meredith holds her State of Ohio Paramedic and Firefighter II certifications and works part-time at Riverside Fire Department in Riverside, Ohio. Meredith is passionate about patient care in her community and shaping the future of EMS
Anna Ludwick, RN, Paramedic
Anna began her career in healthcare shortly after high school. She started at a volunteer fire department in Southern Miami County and an EMT. She continued her education in EMS and fire science. In 2006 Anna started working in hospital-based healthcare. She began working for a critical care transport service in 2011. This is where she found her love for critical care and education. Anna has since obtained her registered nursing license and has worked as an ICU nurse.
Anna joined Kettering Health Network in 2017. She has primarily covered the northeast portion of the Dayton area.
Anna lives with her husband and son in Southeast Miami County. She enjoys spending time at home on her farm with her family, dogs, horses, and one cat. In her spare time, you can find her teaching riding lessons to the members of the local United States Pony Club chapter or riding her own horse in her back pasture.
Jennifer Mason, Paramedic, FFII, EMSI
Jennifer has an extensive background in fire-based EMS. Jennifer served the Hamilton community for 29 years as a firefighter and paramedic with the City of Hamilton Fire Department, retiring in 2014. She joined Kettering Health’s EMS coordinator team in 2013. In this role, she is the liaison between Kettering Health’s most southern fire/EMS agencies serving Kettering Health Hamilton & Kettering Health Middletown.
Jennifer is married with two sons. Her husband is a retired Hamilton firefighter who now manages the regional disaster cache of equipment and supplies. Her oldest son also serves his community as a Hamilton firefighter. They live on a farm in Oxford and enjoy spending quality time with their grandkids.
Justin Palmer, AAS, NRP, EMSI
Justin has always had a desire to serve others and he wants to serve them well. Over the course of 15 years, he has served several communities in Darke County, OH as an EMT/Paramedic, including Arcanum, Greenville, and Ansonia. Justin joined Kettering Health in 2017 where his primary coverage area is the greater Dayton metropolitan area at Kettering Health Dayton and Kettering Health Preble. Justin has embraced the experience of assisting the departments serving a large city like Dayton and he loves that he still gets to assist the rural departments in Preble County since rural emergency medicine is where his career began.
Justin and his wife have been married for 17 years and have adopted 3 sons and have worked with the teenagers in their church for over 15 years. Justin also serves his church as a Deacon focusing in hospitality. The Palmers love to travel and are working hard to visit all 50 states, but their favorite trip is anywhere on the Disney Cruise Line.
Nathaniel Robertson, NRP, EMSI
Nathaniel is an EMS Coordinator, who came to us in 2021, and serves both the Miamisburg and Franklin Emergency rooms. He is an experienced paramedic firefighter with over thirty years in patient care who has worked in the fields of emergency response, tactical and community paramedicine. His first exposure to Emergency Medicine was in the United States Navy where he served both in the Middle East and state side. During his time with the City of Hamilton Fire department as a Paramedic Supervisor and Fire Lieutenant, he obtained his Ohio EMS Instructor Certification and taught multiple classes over a fifteen-year time period. Nathaniel was also Co-commander of the Hamilton City Fire Department Honor Guard from its inception until his retirement in 2018.
Nathaniel has been married for thirty-one years and has a grown daughter and son. In his free time, he enjoys camping, canoeing, and traveling with his family.
Justin Miller AAS, NRP, FP-C
Justin began his career in 1996 when he obtained his EMT certification to secure a job on the Ski Patrol at a Pennsylvania Resort. He then went on to work at a private ambulance company in Maryland. Justin furthered his education and completed his Paramedic certification in 1998. He moved to Ohio in 2000 and began serving the Miami Valley Region by working as a Paramedic with JEMS in Franklin, Ohio in 2001. He ultimately had the opportunity to work as a Lieutenant who oversaw training and education. During that time Justin also worked as a Critical Care Paramedic on a local MICU. He then moved on to become a Flight Paramedic at IU Health LifeLine and obtained his FP-C. He was able to work in that role until 2021 when he completed his Associates Degree in EMS from Sinclair and joined the Kettering team as an EMS Coordinator.