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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.

Tom Stecher

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.  

Melissa Stokes

EMS System Coordinator

Melissa Stokes, UnityPoint Health EMS System Coordinator, has over twenty years of EMS experienceand a Bachelors in Business Administration. Melissa holds her NREMT Paramedic as well as the State of Illinois Paramedic and Lead Instructor licenses. Along with holding the coordinator position, Melissa still functions as a paramedic to make sure she stays reverent and humble. Melissa is married to her best friend with three almost grown daughters.