Our Staff

“Our staff, throughout their career with Northeast Regional Ambulance, continually attend our required programs focused on patient care & safety.”

Each and every person at Northeast Regional Ambulance understands the commitment they are making from their first day. We all take great pride in knowing the responsibility that comes with caring for the people we serve every day. Understanding they are the back bone of our organization is the first step to getting the most dedicated professionals.

Our Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians are some of the most experienced professionals in the industry with a Company average of greater than fourteen years of field experience.

At Northeast Regional Ambulance we take great pride in our educational and training requirements, ensuring we are always aware of the latest advances in our field. Our staff, throughout their career with Northeast Regional Ambulance, continually attend our required programs focused on patient care and safety. Some of these programs are highlighted below.

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations supported by the National Safety Council
  • Expanded Scope Practices for EMT’s
  • Clinical rotations in hospitals for specialized treatment i.e. Cardiac Catheterization Units

Ambulance providers ordinarily overstate the qualifications of their staff, stating that they have rigorous training programs and educational requirements. We have learned that for many services, these are merely marketing slogans rather than a true commitment to the development of their staff or to the care of the patients they serve every day.

Northeast Regional takes our obligation to our patients far more serious than any marketing slogan or tag line. We believe that well done is better than well said.

Our Team

Brian Caponigro, President

bcap@nerambulance.com

Brian has worked in the Emergency Medical Services field for more than 20 years. After working in the field as an EMT/Paramedic, he gained the experience necessary to move into various management positions throughout his career. Brian’s career has always been focused on EMS system operations which have given him a unique perspective on how he wanted to operate Northeast Regional Ambulance. As president, he is responsible for the oversight of the entire organization. The philosophy of concentrating on the fundamental responsibilities of professional care givers is his foundation for the entire organization.

John Keough, Director of Business Development

jkeough@nerambulance.com

John brings more than 20 years of EMS experience in high call volume communities such as Lawrence and Lynn, as well as municipalities. He currently serves as a firefighter/paramedic in the Town of Reading. John earned a Bachelor of Science in business from UMass Lowell’s Manning School of Business. The goal of the director of business development is to carry out NERA’s mission to serve the community by matching needs and services, as well as providing community programming.

Michael Powers, Director of Operations

Michael joined Northeast Regional after an extensive career serving the public. In law enforcement for over 27 years, Michael obtained the rank of captain, where he oversaw a staff of over 200 employees making front-line decisions often in stressful situations. During his time in law enforcement, Michael obtained his certification as an EMT. Discovering a passion for patient-focused care Michael developed his skills and clinical acumen as he became a paramedic. Upon retiring, Michael focused his drive for excellence to EMS. Michael quickly rose through the ranks at Northeast Regional Ambulance as a field provider and mentor to new staff, often providing leadership within the organization. The Director of Operations assists in the implementation and development of the strategic plan to advance Northeast Regional Ambulance's mission, and provides oversight of operations to ensure superior service through efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.

Meredith Caponigro, RN, EMT-P I/C

Meredith started her career in Emergency Medical Service in 2004 as an EMT. She became a paramedic in 2006 while concurrently obtaining her Instructor Coordinator certification through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DPH /OEMS in 2006. Meredith is an American Heart Association Instructor for Heart saver, BCLS and ACLS. In 2010, following her drive to deliver quality instruction, Meredith became the Clinical Education Coordinator at Northeast Regional Ambulance. Meredith has developed a permanent and mobile on-site simulation lab training for our staff and our partner facilities. Additionally, she was instrumental in developing our Virtual Instructor Lead Training Classes (VILT) training. VILT can accommodate students who may not be able to attend a traditional classroom session while giving them the opportunity in real-time to ask pertinent questions that result from lecture. Meredith is an active member on the Massachusetts Region III Education Committee. She holds a B.S. degree in Health and Wellness and is a registered nurse.

Some of NER Ambulance's staff outside of the NERA building


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