About S-SV EMS & Staff Contacts


The Sierra-Sacramento Valley Emergency Medical Services (S-SV EMS) Agency is a Joint Powers Agency (JPA) founded in 1975. The JPA Governing Board consists of a County Supervisor for each S-SV EMS member county. Pursuant to California Government Code (Section 6500, et seq.) and California Health & Safety Code (Section 1797.200), S-SV EMS serves as the the designated local EMS agency (LEMSA) for the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Nevada, Placer, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba. The S-SV EMS ten member counties have a combined population of approximately 1,300,000.

S-SV EMS is a government body, with legal responsibilities for planning, development, implementation and oversight of all EMS components within our 10 county jurisdiction, including:

  • EMS system design
  • Qualification, accreditation, authorization of all prehospital care personnel
  • Compliance with local and state EMS statutes and regulations

S-SV EMS Staff Responsibilities Document

S-SV EMS Staff

Victoria A. Pinette, MS
Regional Executive Director

Troy M. Falck, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Medical Director

John Poland, Paramedic
Associate Director

Amy Boryczko
Administrative Secretary

Miranda Hill
Certification Specialist

Kristy Harlan
Contracts Compliance Monitor

Shawn Joyce
EP Coordinator/EP Grant Coordinator

Pete Kruse
EMS Specialist

Patti Carter@ssvems.com
Region III RDMHS/EMS Specialist

Patrick Comstock, Paramedic
QI Coordinator

Michelle Moss, Paramedic        Trauma & STEMI Coordinator 

S-SV JPA Governing Board

Jim Holmes
Placer County Supervisor

Doug Lofton
Yuba County Supervisor

Ron Sullenger
Sutter County Supervisor

Susan Hoek
Nevada County Supervisor

Kent Boes
Colusa County Supervisor

Bill Connelly
Butte County Supervisor

Leonard Moty
Shasta County Supervisor

Dennis Garton
Tehama County Supervisor

Brandon Criss
Siskiyou County Supervisor

John Viegas
Glenn County Supervisor