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Ryan Ferris

Founder, CEO

9+ years of professional development. Experienced in utilizing clinical education and health technology experience to effectively manage projects and programs in the areas of Telemedicine and Telehealth, Electronic Medical Record Systems, HIPAA Compliance Programs, and Data Privacy and Security Protection initiatives; accomplished in budgeting, planning, sourcing, and implementing vital projects and presenting project progress/results to stakeholder and management groups; skilled in staff management and training, IT program development, and remote access technology implementation; highly adept in managing multiple complex projects and deadlines in fast-paced, patient-centered environments.

Chelsea Sweeney

Director of Business Development & Client Relations

Chelsea Sweeney remembers what you ordered for breakfast 15 years ago when she waited on you. Today she’s dedicated to building meaningful and engaging partnerships with patients, clients, community partners, and team members. She is a Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate from SLU. Outside of Garnet you can find her running, hiking, momming, or seeing live music.

Jefferey Patterson

Director of Operations

Adelle Rebeor

Human Resources

Russell DiNicola-Fawley

Logistics and Supply Chain Manager

Amelia Bechtel M.Ed.


As one of the nation's leading healthcare consultants, Amelia has worked with thousands of physicians to open new, forward-thinking medical practices and assist existing practices implement new systems to improve their workflow and healthcare delivery model.

Lance Woods

IT Manager

Lance Woods is an IT professional with over two decades of experience. Lance got his start at IBM and Microsoft before moving on to lead teams and departments at Dr Pepper and in the big energy sector. Prior to joining Garnet, Lance worked as a consultant, senior engineer and vCIO for the last decade.
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Wendy James, MD

Medical Direction

Dr James is a board-certified Emergency Physician. She attended University of Vermont and received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and an associate degree in Nursing. She was a RN for 3 years working ICU and cardiology before and during medical school at Tufts University in Boston, MA. She completed her internship and residency in 1996, at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, where she was Chief resident. During her time at UMMC, she became a Flight physician and thoroughly enjoyed prehospital care. After completing residency, Dr James worked in Brunswick GA, Jacksonville FLA and eventually settled with her family in Essex Vermont. She has been an Attending Emergency Department Physician at University of Vermont Medical Center since 2001. She has been very active in EMS and EMS education throughout the area, having been many squads’ medical director and the district 3 medical director initiating the EKG STEMI protocol for the field. She was the driving force for Paramedicine to be brought to District 3. Dr James taught for 5 years at the Vermont Technical College Paramedicine program. She was both an assistant and primary medical director during the program as well as the lead instructor. She has been Garnet’s Medical Director since 2019, and the Laboratory Director for Garnet testing Center since November 2021. She is married to Jeff Morin, CPA, managing partner at JMM and Associates. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, cooking, baking, and watching her children compete in Collegiate sports.
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Erin Lynn


Chad Lewber

Safety+ Program Manager

Throughout my life, I have always had a passion for helping others. My career as a US Army Flight Medic, working in the Emergency Department, and Orthopedics over the past 15 years, has allowed me to help people in their greatest time of need through medicine. Joining Garnet as a Program Manager has allowed me to be creative and passionate while working alongside a great team who all share the same vision.

When he’s not working or at home with his family, Chad is often found in his favorite hobby of playing bass guitar, guitar, and drums with friends & family.

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Charles Welch, AEMT

Dispatch Manager

Chuck has been with Garnet for 2 years as the Dispatch Manager, and in EMS for 32 years; certified as an Advanced EMT since 1998. He is Assistant Chief for the Bridgeport Fire Department, as well as volunteering with Townline First Response. Chuck has been happily married to his wife Katie for 25 years, with who he has 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking and hunting.

Patient & Ambulance Transport

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Corporate Office

(802) 876-2300
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mailing Address

34 Blair Park Rd.
Suite 104 – Box 327
Williston, Vermont 05495