Derek Mallard

 

         Derek began his career in the Emergency Medical Services field as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Since then, he has worked as an EMT and Paramedic for organizations such as Ware County EMS, Pierce County EMS, Liberty County EMS, and as an Emergency Room Paramedic at Meadows Memorial Hospital.

 

         Derek has acted as the CEO of Okefenokee Emergency Medical Service since its founding in 1994. As the founder and CEO, his vision was to provide the community with an ambulance service that would be effective for both emergency and non-emergency situations.

 

         With tremendous support from both his wife, Trish, and exceptional staff, Okefenokee EMS grew from just two ambulances to a fleet of twenty-four units, five offices, over one hundred employees, and plans for expansion in the near future.

 

         Over these last two decades, he has spent countless hours over that time learning the Medicare / Medicaid systems and EMS systems design. Derek has published articles in The Angler Magazine, Holistic Care, and other newsletters. He is a member of National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians and The American Health Lawyers Association.

 

         Derek has provided educational coursework on such topics as CPR, ACLS, PALS, and Medical Legal Issues facing the EMS and Healthcare industry.

 

         Derek received his education as a Paramedic in 1991 at Meadows Memorial Hospital. He then completed a certification in Paralegal Studies, and Paralegal Corporate Law through Blackstone School of Law.

 

         A native of Wayne County, Georgia Derek now lives in Ware County, Georgia with his wife Patricia and their dog CiCi. When not working, Derek likes to hunt, fish, golf, cook, read and travel.

 

Derek can be reached at: derek@okeems.com