Ashley N. Huff, MD
EMS Medical Director
Dr. Ashley Huff is the UnityPoint Health EMS System Medical Director. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 2012. She then completed Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Peoria at OSF Saint Francis in 2015 and a fellowship in EMS at Central Michigan University in Saginaw Michigan in 2016. Dr. Huff's areas of interest include cardiac arrest, disaster preparedness and tactical medicine. In her free time, Dr. Huff can be found at the barn riding her quarter horse, Peaches.
Regional EMS Manager
Tom has been involved in EMS for over 30 years and is currently a Critical Care Paramedic. He holds an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Illinois Central College and is a graduate of the American Ambulance Association Ambulance Service Management (ASM) Academy. In addition to EMS, he's an Illinois Firefighter II, and holds a number of certifications in leadership and disaster preparedness from FEMA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as well as the Texas A & M Extension (TEEX). He's also responsible for a comprehensive emergency management program and regulatory compliance. A portion of those responsibilities include policies, plans and procedures; coordinating emergency functions to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters for the Unity Point Health Peoria region. Tom's primary focus will be on clinical quality and patient outcomes.
Douglas Richardson is the EMS Educator for The UnityPoint Health EMS System. He began his career in public safety as a paid-on-call firefighter with the Havana City Fire Department in Havana, Illinois. He has had his EMT license since 1992 and his Paramedic license since '94. Douglas worked for Mason County EMS from 1992 to 2019 serving as the Assistant Director, Crew Chief and most recently as the EMS Educator. He spent time as an educator with IFSI teaching rescue disciplines. He also is the Lead Educator for Medic-CE a company that delivers National Registry classes online. He has continuing education articles that appear in several regional EMS magazines and a regular column in EMSDirector. Douglas received his bachelor's degree in Public Safety Management, his master's degree in Public Safety Administration and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education with a tri-focus on leadership, research and online education.