MEMS - Mississippians for Emergency Medical Services



Scott A. Moore, Esq.

Scott has served in the emergency medical services field for more than 26 years.  During this time, Scott has held various executive positions at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. 

Scott is a licensed attorney specializing in human resource, employment and labor law, employee benefits, and corporate compliance matters.  Scott holds certifications as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and was the co-chair of the Education Committee for the American Ambulance Association for several years.  In addition, Scott is a site reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS).

Scott earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Salem State College and his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School.

Scott maintains his EMT license and continues active work in the field as a call-firefighter/EMT in his hometown.  Scott is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Society for Human Resources Management, and the Northeast Human Resource Association.

Brian S. Werfel, Esq.

Brian is a partner in Werfel & Werfel, PLLC, a New York based law firm specializing in Medicare issues related to the ambulance industry.  Brian is a Medicare consultant to the American Ambulance Association, and has authored numerous articles on Medicare reimbursement.  Brian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Law. 




Robert C. Mabe, NRP, FP-C, EMSI

Robert currently serves as the Trauma/Burn of Community Outreach and Injury Prevention with Region One Health in Memphis, TN.  Robert brings over 22 years of public safety service and 10 years of critical care transportation experience.




Brent H. Dierking


Mr. Dierking started his EMS career in 1981 as a EMT-Basic and completed Paramedic training in 1982.  His work in private sector EMS prompted the University of South Alabama to engage him as an Instructor in their EMS training program and primary coordinator for specialty courses such as ACLS, PALS and ATLS.  During this time, Mr. Dierking worked as the project coordinator for the State of Alabama’s first EMS for Children grant and was selected to represent the state as the first Paramedic to attend EMS for Children training at Washington’s National Children’s Hospital.

Mr. Dierking left the world of academia in 1989 to return to private sector EMS.  Having served in multiple operational roles over the years, he held positions as the Vice President/General Manager for AMR operations located in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.  Additionally he served as AMR’s Regional Vice President for Business Development.  He was particularly known for his expertise with deployment practices and ability to reverse the course of underperforming business units.

Today, Mr. Dierking serves as the Director of Business Development/Strategic Planning for NorthStar EMS, Inc., headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  He is responsible for providing multi-site EMS oversight and direction to meet performance standards based on short and long-term business strategies.  He works with the leadership team to continuously develop, implement, and enhance integrated operations in business development strategies to ensure NEMS' competitive success in the local markets. He also ensures superior customer relations through regular visits with contracted and prospective clients while playing a key role in arranging and providing education, support and services that will contribute to the success of local community/business relations.

Alisa Williams, BS, NRP

Alisa H. Williams was named Director of EMS in February of 2007. Williams received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Mississippi in Journalism and Advertising. She later graduated from the School of Health Related Professions Paramedic Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  She is the first Paramedic to serve as State EMS Director. Alisa has more than 15 years of EMS experience and more than 10 years experience in Public Health Administration.