David Stangreciak, MAS, NRP has more than 35 years of EMS and leadership experience. Currently he is the Operations Manager of the Emergency Medical Services Department at Hackensack University Medical Center.
David joined his local volunteer first aid squad in 1985 while still in high school and became an Emergency Medical Technician. Following an enlistment in the United States Army he returned to his hometown and started his professional career as an EMS provider. His career followed what was at the time the normal progression of an EMT: Working for a private transportation service, a private service with municipal EMS contract, and finally, a hospital-based EMS system.
David’s belief is that we as an industry can improve the quality of patient care we deliver by providing for the needs of EMS providers and filling the gap in leadership education and the mentoring opportunities for aspiring EMS leaders.
David learned many of his leadership lessons working as an EMS Tour Chief in the City of Newark, NJ, then as the Assistant Manager for Operations for the Mobile Health Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Somerset Campus), and as the Operations Manager of the Mobile Health Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with responsibility for all three campuses (Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset counties).
David completed his paramedic education at Union County College, has a Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey and a Master of Administrative Science with a graduate certificate in Human Resources Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. David is a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA).