Kathleena Mason, Paramedic
EMS Director – 57-40
Kathleena started her medical career as a Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) in 2007. From 2007-2010 She worked at an assisted living facility where she got to watch and engage with Emergency Medical Services and soon fell in love with prehospital patient care. The turning point in her career was during a blizzard when a close elderly neighbor had a medical emergency which resulted in Kathleena needing to treat her prior to EMS’s arrival.
In the spring of 2011, Kathleena obtained her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license from Otsego County EMS. After working as an EMT for several years in the Northern Michigan area Kathleena decided that she wanted to do a higher level of care and obtained her Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) license in the spring/summer of 2016. Within several months of working as an AEMT, she felt the need to go even further and started her Paramedic class with North Central Michigan College in the fall of 2016. After maintaining Honors throughout the entire Paramedic course Kathleena graduated with her Paramedic certificate in June 2018.
In the fall of 2020, Kathleena was offered a full-time position as the Assistant Director for Beaver Island EMS. Even though she had never visited Beaver Island before she accepted the position immediately. Shortly after she purchased a house here on Beaver Island and in the spring of 2022 was offered to be the new Executive Director for Beaver Island EMS and accepted. She has now obtained her Michigan Instructor Coordinator License and is looking forward to the future Beaver Island has in store.
Christopher McGee, Paramedic
Assistant EMS Director – 57-41
Chris obtained his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license in 2016 from Mesa Community College. After graduation, Chris landed his first EMT job at a substance abuse rehabilitation and detoxification center outside Phoenix. Chris worked at the facility for two years as an EMT working his way into a supervisor role. During this time his insatiable appetite to further his education pushed him to re-enroll in the Paramedic program at Mesa Community College.
Having graduated from Mesa Community College with his Paramedic license in 2018, Chris started his road career in Mesa as a paramedic working both critical care interfacility transports and high volume 911. Chris spent two years in Mesa as a paramedic before moving back to the Midwest in 2020.
Chris obtained his Associates in Applied Science in 2021 and is currently enrolled at Northern Arizona University to complete his Bachelor’s of Science with ambitions to complete his Masters in Public Health thereafter. After spending the last year and a half working rural EMS outside Lansing Chris was hired to serve the residents and visitors of Beaver Island where he currently resides with his wife and four children.