Employee Bio

Tim D

Tim has been ‘chasing’ ambulance and fire trucks for 40+ years beginning when he first joined the Cripple Creek Volunteer Fire Department as a junior firefighter in 1976. Since then he has worked for many private and public EMS agencies serving in capacities as an EMT, paramedic, field training instructor, supervisor, operations manager; and now, as the Chief Executive Officer for the Ute Pass Regional Health Service District. He attended the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs earning both of his Bachelors of Arts in geology, geography and energy science (1982) and his Masters of Public Administration (2014).
As an EMS advocate, Tim is very active in promoting EMS issues in many local, state and national forums to enhance EMS operations and improve financial sustainability. Locally he serves as Treasurer for the Teller County Emergency Services Council, Chair of the sub-committee for Long-term Strategic Planning for the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority and is Vice Chair of the Plains to Peaks RETAC. He is an active participant in state EMS activities were he serves alongside many other EMS leaders as the President of the Colorado EMS Chiefs, Managers and Directors group – a subsidiary of the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado. Nationally, he has traveled several times to Washington D.C. to be a strong advocate for the Field EMS Modernization and Innovation Act (EMS Field Bill) which is envisioned to transform EMS into a quality based innovative and patient-centered system that will increase quality, enhance patient outcomes, improve coordination, and reduce costs. Most recently, Tim was appointed by the President of the Colorado State Senate to serve as the EMS representative on the Medicaid Rate Review Advisory Committee.