Executive Director, Emergency Medical Services for University Hospital – Newark, NJ
Director Brady has a thirty (30) year career in public service, and currently serves as the Executive Director of EMS for University Hospital – Newark, NJ where he provides executive leadership to ground ALS / BLS 911 operations, NJ State Police Medivac program (JEMSTAR), FBI-Newark SWAT Blue Team – medical coordination unit, New Jersey Task Force Operations, EMS Urban Heavy & Technical Rescue Operations, New Jersey Port Authority Operations for both Liberty International Airport and the Newark Seaport. Additionally, Director Brady overseas The Northern New Jersey Medical Coordinating Center (MCC) which involves medical surveillance activities for over 35 hospitals, and lastly Director Brady overseas the UHEMS Special Operations Group (SOG) with special emphasis on preparedness, emergency operational strike teams that are multidisciplinary. The city of Newark is 26 square miles with a population of approximately 300K residents and is Home to Rutgers University & The New Jersey Institute of Technology. University Hospital EMS has approximately 300 Full-Time Staff Members, forty-five (45) Ambulances, and answers over 110K calls for service annually.
From July of 2019 through July of 2021 Director Brady served as the Director of EMS for Volusia County Florida. In this roll Director Brady modernized fleet operations, championed for advanced equipment, training and employee engagement. Director Brady’s time made a lasting impact with significant innovative practices to allow Volusia County EMS to reach both operational and clinical high performance that meets best practices nationally. Volusia County’s service area includes 1200 Square Miles with both Urban, Rural and Wildland interfaces. Volusia County operates approximately 55 ambulances, has nearly 250 uniformed personnel and responses to approximately 75K calls for service annually.
Prior to Director Brady’s appointment in Volusia County in 2019, he served as the EMS Director of Navicent Health (formerly known as The Medical Center of Central Georgia). This agency is a hospital Based 911 EMS agency. Navicent Health is the second largest Hospital in Georgia and is a primary tertiary center with Level 1 Trauma Center. Navicent EMS provided coverage to an area of just over 1200 square miles that encompassed four (4) counties. Navicent Health EMS answers approximately 80K calls for service a year with a fleet size of 37 ambulances including three Neonatal Specialty Transport ambulances in support of Navicents Children’s Hospital which responded to calls for service for twenty-Six counties across Central and South GA. During his Seven Years as Director of EMS Director Brady working in collaboration with the Mercer University School of Medicine championed Telemedicine for Rural Counties with little access to direct primary care that resulted in state legislation to allow Ambulances within the State to be considered a presentation cite for the purpose of state Medicaid reimbursement.
Prior to his appointment with Navicent Health, Director Brady served as Deputy Chief of the Lawrenceville Fire Department & Senior Paramedic for Brunswick County EMS. This agency is over 100 years old and has a rich history in Southern Virginia. During Chief Brady’s time he helped to elevate and modernize the first responder program and served as a senior Paramedic for Brunswick County Residents.
Prior to his appointment in Brunswick County Director Brady served as a Critical Care Flight Paramedic, eventually being promoted to Chief Flight Medic, and overseeing his own HEMS base of operations in Eastern and Central Illinois.
Prior to his time in Helicopter EMS operations Director Brady served as first the QA/QI training coordinator then ultimately was appointed as the Director of Operations for a Private EMS agency in Schaumburg Illinois, serving over 7 counties with both Emergency & Non-Emergency services lines.
Jason is currently a Doctoral Candidate in his dissertation phase for the Degree of Doctor off Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Liberty University, he holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in Emergency Medical Services Management from The George Washington University. Jason is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a New Jersey Licensed MICP, and Certified Fire Fighter in New Jersey, Virginia & Georgia. Jason is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement and currently preparing for his Project Manager Professional (PMP) global exam.