About Us

Our Mission


SVAA takes pride in being the primary ambulance service for the Simsbury community. Our commitment is to deliver exceptional, empathetic medical care to residents, workers, and visitors of Simsbury, ensuring our operations are financially responsible.


Our Vision


SVAA aims to continue to serve the town of Simsbury as its primary ambulance provider. We intend to provide the best possible total patient care experience to our community, utilizing the latest and best equipment available in the industry.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, we rely partly on your support to continue to offer services in the community.


Board of Directors

SVAA is a 501 c3 non-profit organization, given oversight by a voluntary board of directors comprised of elected riding members and community representatives. The board offers financial and planning oversight to SVAA and provides a checks and balances system to the leadership team. The current board comprises of industry professionals bringing a wealth of knowledge from insurance, financial planning, construction management and education.

Current Board Members

President (EMT) - Brian Clancy (bclancy@simsburyems.com)

Vice President (Community Board Member) - Chris Kelly

Secretary (EMT) - Dan Mittelman

Treasurer (EMT) - Cori Jodice

Board Member (EMT) - Russ Regenauer

Board Member (EMT) - Andy Buckle

Community Board Member - Ron Jodice

Community Board Member - Mark Niland

Leadership Team

Karin Stewart, Executive Director

Karin Stewart, Executive Director

Karin has served SVAA since 2003, initially as a volunteer EMT and later as a full time paramedic. She has been our Executive Director since 2019.

kstewart@simsburyems.com

Alyssa Lockwood, Deputy Chief of Administration

Alyssa Lockwood, Deputy Chief of Administration

Alyssa joined SVAA as an EMT in 2019, rising through the ranks to become Deputy Chief in 2022.

alockwood@simsburyems.com

Derrick Caranci, Deputy Chief of Operations

Derrick Caranci, Deputy Chief of Operations

Derrick has a wealth of paramedic experience, including several years as a full time medic here with SVAA before becoming Deputy Chief in 2022.

dcaranci@simsburyems.com

SVAA is made up of volunteer EMTS, and paid full time and per diem paramedics and EMTS. With national volunteerism at an all time low, we are proud to have an association rostering 35% volunteers. Each volunteer is required to ride a minimum if 24 hours a month, but in reality most offer 12 hours each week, giving over 600 hours of service each year.

Join Us

If you are a certified EMT or currently working on your certification and are interested in serving, please fill out a membership application.

Application Form

If you are interested in per diem or full time paid positions, please reach out to Alyssa at alockwood@simsburyems.com to discuss our current staffing needs.