FITLS Executive Committee

Mary Ann Kolar, MD, FITLS of Florida Medical Director

Kim Palm, FITLS Chapter Coordinator

Melissa L. Barto-McNally, PA, FITLS State Coordinator

Beth Brunner, FITLS FCEP Representative

Tracy Campbell, FITLS Board Member at Large

Peter Gianas, MD, FITLS of Florida Co-Medical Director

Dr. Pete Gianas has been involved in emergency medical services for the past 25 years. Born in Wellsville, New York, Dr. Gianas attended both Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and George Washington University in Washington, DC.

In 1993, Dr. Gianas opened a private practice in Starke, Florida where he was "bitten by the EMS bug" and became actively involved in the North Central Region of Florida EMS system. As an Emergency Physician at Bradford Hospital (Shands), Dr. Gianas maintains strong ties to the EMT's and Paramedics throughout Florida.

Dr. Gianas is also the Medical Director of Alachua, Bradford, Clay and Union Counties and Santa Fe Community College EMS Programs.  He is also an instructor of ACLS (Florida Affiliate), ITLS (Medical Director), PALS and PEPP programs.

He also provides medical direction and oversight on both EMLRC's ClinCon and Bill Shearer ALS/BLS Competition planning committees and is a member of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP).

Dr. Gianas is currently serving his third term on the ITLS International Board of Directors and, at this time, is seated as the Chairman.