Ben Cornett, M.D.
Dr. Ben Cornett graduated from the Albany Medical College in 2004 and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. He currently works in Eagle, Idaho and two other locations, and specializes in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cornett is affiliated with Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Nampa, West Valley Medical Center and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cornett is also a member of the following: the Society of American Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency, American Board of Emergency, Idaho Medical Association and American Medical Association. Dr. Cornett is also proficient in the German language and lives with his family in Boise. Dr. Cornett also serves as one of Ada County Paramedics’ Medical Directors.
Ian Butler-Hall, M.D.
Dr. Ian Butler-Hall is an emergency physician at St. Luke’s and is co-medical director of the Ada County/City Emergency Services System (ACCESS). He was raised in Montana and graduated from Duke University. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Butler-Hall completed his emergency medicine residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California where he also finished a fellowship in EMS. Dr. Butler-Hall is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Outside of medicine, Dr. Butler-Hall’s interests include skiing and traveling. Dr. Butler-Hall is part of the ACEP and NAEMSP medical associations.
Shawn Rayne has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 1995. Shawn came to Ada County from the US Army where he worked as a combat medic and a Korean linguist. In his current position, Shawn oversees operations, including management of the field teams and supervisors, SERT teams, reserves, dispatch, deployment, communications, the Logistics department and various other operational duties. Shawn attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, Ca., and Volunteer State Community College. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys skiing, camping, hunting and spending time with his family. Ada County Paramedic employees describe Shawn as “Approachable, fair and a natural leader.”
Dallas Brown is a case manager (CRM RN) at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise for the Emergency Department (ED). She has been an ED RN for both Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s downtown within the last 5 years. Her certifications include trauma nursing (TNCC) & emergency pediatric nursing (ENPC) as well as a certified Emergency Nurses Association ENPC instructor. A Philadelphia native, Dallas graduated from Penn State in 2003 with a degree in Psychology. She spent the next four years in Idaho working with high risk youth at a wilderness program called SUWS, finding her passion for EMS through their WFR program. After graduating with a BSN from Drexel University she worked for Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia in the STICU. The mountain air called her back to Idaho in early 2012. She is currently working on her NP at Gonzaga University. She has two beautiful sons, two beautiful step daughters and a loving husband who works in EMS as a medic as well as an EMT instructor. In her spare time, Dallas practices yoga and enjoys rafting and skiing.
Heather Griffin is a Field Coordinator and Education Lead for the Idaho Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau. Having grown up in the EMS/Fire service, she is extremely passionate about EMS. Some of her earliest memories are of ride-alongs she participated in as a child in the family business. Heather has worked in various capacities in the EMS field for close to 10 years- starting as a volunteer for a small rural fire service. Working hard and never giving up got Heather to where she is today. In addition to responding to 911 calls, Heather has gained experience working for an air ambulance company, teaching Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes, conducting EMS lectures and trainings, and developing community outreach projects. Heather is also an advocate for organ donation, having seen it from both sides. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with Idaho Legislature incorporating all Idaho First Responders into the notification process. Heather loves spending her free time her husband and their children. “We are proud and so lucky to be a family who loves and serves our community. We have the greatest jobs in the world.”
Ashly is a Physician Relations Executive at Saint Alphonsus Health System, leading the relationship with EMS agencies and hospitals throughout the region. She is a native of New Orleans and moved to Boise in 2016. Ashly is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and has been in healthcare physician relations and business development for 20 years. She enjoys relationship building and working collaboratively with all levels of healthcare personnel, including executive leaders, providers and first responders. She is passionate about outreach and education. Still being new to Idaho, Ashly, her husband and dog, have been getting to know their new home state.
Edward McEachern, M.D.
Dr. Edward McEachern is the Executive Director of Operations for Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance. Dr. McEachern is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah and the Director for Health Services Research. In addition, Dr. McEachern is on the bio-scientific faculty of Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine. He has also served as the Physician Senior Partner at Daedalus Private Equity, Vice President for Medical Affairs at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, the Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President of the Northeast Ohio Community Health Plan and the Vice President for Medical Affairs at Hospital Corporation of America’s West Paces Ferry Hospital. Dr. McEachern is the author of four books and numerous articles on quality improvement. He is on the editorial review board for Medical Care, The Health System Leader, and the ASQC Press.
Joseph Silva has been associated with the delivery of emergency services for 33 years. He started his career in the fire service as a firefighter/EMT. After being promoted to the rank of Captain, he supervised a paramedic engine company starting in 1986. He has held the position of Training Officer, Deputy Chief of Operations and retired as the Fire Marshal for the City of Meridian. He has served as a Community College Instructor for Firefighter I skills and as an adjunct instructor for Idaho State University. Joseph is a past President of the Idaho Fire Prevention Officer’s Association, past board member of the Idaho Fire Chief’s Association and has served three terms on the board of the Idaho Association of Arson Investigators. He has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Associates of Arts Degree in Fire Science and is currently employed as a Fire Service Consultant.
Randy Howell joined Boise Fire Department in March 2009 after completing a 20-year career with the Henderson Fire Department in Nevada. He now works as the EMS Division Chief for Boise Fire. He has over 25 years experience in Emergency Medical Services, working with Amarillo Medical Services in Texas, Mercy Ambulance in Las Vegas and most recently as EMS Division Chief with Henderson Fire Department. He earned his Fire Science Technology and Fire Service Management degrees at the Community College of Southern Nevada and a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Nevada. Randy is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is the liaison to the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, National Association of EMS Physicians, National EMS Management Association and Idaho Fire Chiefs Association.
Darby Weston has worked in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Since 1984. Darby cane to Ada County in 1986, where, as Director, he now oversees the Leadership and Supervisor Team in strategic EMS operations including administration, business, billing, marketing, clinical, training and hiring among many other responsibilities. Prior to working for Ada County, Darby worked as a ski instructor at Bogus Basin, and then joined the Professional Ski Patrol in Mt. Hood Meadows where he worked in patrol and avalanche control. In his downtime, Darby enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor recreation in McCall, Idaho. Ada County Paramedics employees describe Darby as “Focused but easygoing, full of positive energy, and a force of nature.”
Stacy Winn has worked for Ada County Paramedics since 1999. Prior to her current position, Stacy worked for Ada County Paramedics’ billing office. Stacy now oversees all Ada County Paramedics’ programs and processes, including time management, new hires, travel coordination, budget management and allocation and also serves as this board’s Secretary. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys reading, working in her yard and traveling. Ada County Paramedics employees describe Stacy as “Organized, efficient, quick, and someone you just want to be around.”