David M. Lee
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Lee joined Allegiance Mobile Health as Executive Chairman in 2013 and was subsequently selected to also serve as CEO in 2014. He brings an immensely varied background with extensive experience in rapid scaling across a diverse portfolio of industries. In addition to being the first institutional investor in Allegiance, Mr. Lee was also an investor in 2009 and served on the Board of Central Texas EMS until it sold in 2011. Since 2007, Mr. Lee has also served as Executive Chairman of ESO Solutions. He plays a key role in the organization’s strategy to develop and acquire EMS related products that capture the data needed to drive efficiencies, improve patient care, increase revenue and enhance the continuum of care.
For nearly 15 years, Mr. Lee has also served as Chairman, President and CEO of Sentient Ventures. In this capacity, his funds have invested over $80 million in 26 companies and he has participated as a Board member/observer for 13 portfolio companies. Previously, Mr. Lee served as Senior Vice-President of the Products Division of Viasoft. He was responsible for worldwide Marketing, R&D and Customer Support with an associated $100 million P&L. Prior to Viasoft, Mr. Lee was with Tivoli systems where he went through an initial public offering, was subsequently acquired by IBM for $743 million and saw the company grow to annual sales exceeding $1 billion.
Mr. Lee has been active in the community and in non-profit organizations with such roles as Board Member, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Central Texas (EF), Board of Trustees Member, Trinity Episcopal School, Advisory Board Chairman, School of Management and Business, St. Edward’s University, Advisory Council Member, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Steering Committee Member, Venture Capital Fellows Entrepreneurship Program, Advisory Board Member, 3M Vision Grant (TxEntre) for Woman and Minority Entrepreneurs, Board Chairman, TexChange Austin and Steering Committee Member, Austin Technology Incubator (ATI).
Ricky L. Powell
Mr. Powell joined Allegiance in 2014 and brings nearly three decades of industry experience at a variety of levels. Prior to joining Allegiance, Mr. Powell served as Chairman and CEO of Guardian EMS which he founded in 2000. Under his leadership Guardian grew to become one of the most successful private ambulance services in Texas. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Powell has extensive knowledge in systems, marketing and all facets of field operations. Before founding Guardian, Mr. Powell held several key roles with Rural Metro including General Manager for Tennessee and Louisiana and Director of Marketing for Dallas. He also served in the U.S. Air Force where he began his career as a firefighter and medic.
He is dedicated to improving the quality of EMS for the citizens of the communities Allegiance serves. Mr. Powell recognizes his success is due to the Company’s most valuable asset – the dedicated professionals of Allegiance Mobile Health.
Daniel K. Gillespie
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Gillespie currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Allegiance Mobile Health in 2014, he has applied his extensive knowledge of the industry to quickly adopt best practices and drive continuous improvement. Mr. Gillespie previously held several management positions with Procarent of Indiana/Kentucky/Missouri eventually serving as Executive Director of their Missouri operations. Prior to Procarent, he held the position of Division General Manager of Rural/Metro Ambulance in Indiana where he led operations recognized as leading performers within the organization. Mr. Gillespie also served as Program Manager for the St. Vincent Hospital EMS and Critical Care Transport in Indianapolis. He is a certified EMT and served on the Wayne Township Indianapolis Fire Department.
Mr. Gillespie graduated from University of Indianapolis with a degree in accounting and business administration. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Ambulance Association and is actively involved in issues affecting the EMS industry on a national level.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Rudasill joined Allegiance Mobile Health in 2013 as Vice President of Finance and became the acting CFO in 2016. She is responsible for corporate finance, including Accounting, Payroll, Business Analytics, and Tax, Audit and Fixed Asset management. Ms. Rudasill graduated from Angelo State University with a BBA in Accounting and became a Certified Public Accountant. She has been a licensed CPA for more than 20 years. Before joining the Allegiance team, she worked in Banking and Public Accounting. Ms. Rudasill brings a wealth of accounting and finance experience to Allegiance Mobile Health.
Dr. Alicia D. Hart, MD
Dr. Alicia D. Hart, MD is a highly respected emergency medicine physician and EMS medical director in Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended and graduated from Texas A&M University College of Medicine in 2003. Dr. Hart has over 14 years of diverse experience in emergency departments, family practice medicine and EMS education and medical oversight of one of the largest EMS training programs in South Texas. Dr. Hart is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). She is affiliated with several south Texas hospitals including Care Regional Medical Center and Corpus Christi Medical Center.
Vice President - Controller
Ms. Coufal is the Vice President - Controller at Allegiance Mobile Health with responsibility for overseeing the Accounting department which includes accounting, general ledger, banking, accounts payables and payroll. She also assists the finance department with financial reporting, tax, audit and fixed asset management. Ms. Coufal has been with the company since its inception in January 2012. Prior to joining Allegiance Mobile Health, Ms. Coufal worked in several staff accountant positions for Brockway, Gersbach, Franklin, and Neimier PC and Pamela Winkler PC, as well as being an independent business owner for fourteen years. She exemplifies extensive accounting, finance, tax and management knowledge and exercises that knowledge in her daily activities within the company. Ms. Coufal holds a BBA in Accounting from Tarleton State University, an AA degree in Management from Temple College and multiple Certificates of Management and Accounting.
Regional Vice President of Operations - South
Ms. Roth joined Allegiance Mobile Health in 2016 as the Regional Director of Operations for Corpus Chrisit, Houston and San Antonio. Ms. Roth has worked with private ambulance companies for over 18 years. She advanced from a street paramedic to a supervisor position in 2004 with Gateway Ambulance, of Saint Louis Missouri. She was able to excel and manage over150 Teamster member EMS employees, EMD dispatch center, and wheelchair van service. Her ability to build trusted relationships with the union officials, hospitals, city leaders, and employees assisted her promotion to a management position in 2007, within the same company.
Justin W Cude
Regional Vice President of Operations - East
Mr. Cude joined Allegiance Mobile Health in 2015 through the acquisition of Americare EMS as the Director of Operations. Mr. Cude started his EMS career over 15 years ago leading his way up throught the ranks as a Paramedic. He attended Lamar Institute of Technology where he completed the Paramedic Program as well as EMS Instructor Program. He currently serves on multiple Educational EMS Advisory Committees helping lead the future in EMS. Mr. Cude is an active member of the Deep East Texas Regional Advisory Council Trauma Service Area where he currently holds the Treasurer position on the Board of Directors. Mr. Cude has vast knowledge in Emergency Managment with multiple disaster deployments across the United States. He serves as a team member in the Polk County Office of Emergency Management during disasters. Mr. Cude oversees Allegiance Mobile Health's East Region, which consists of high acuity rural 911 service areas as well as critical care transfer areas.
Director of Billing
Ms. Mayfield joined Allegiance Mobile Health full time in 2018 as the Billing Director. Prior to her full time employment she worked as a consultant on and off since 2016 with the company. Ms. Mayfield has been in the Private Ambulance industry for over 20 years. As Billing Director, her duties include managing the daily revenue cycle of the accounts receivable department, identifying trends within the department, developing Key Performance Indicators, implementation and training for billing software, keeping informed of changing industry rules and regulations as well as educating staff. Ms. Mayfield graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Business Administration.
Director of Communications
Ms Baum joined Allegiance Mobile Health’s team in 2017 as the District Manager for the Greater Austin market overseeing the Georgetown communications center and Greater Austin field operation. She promoted to Director of Communications in 2018 taking on the management of all of Allegiance Mobile Health’s communication centers. Ms Baum began her career in EMS in 2006 when she earned her Texas Fire Fighter and EMT certifications. She went on to earn her Paramedic and Emergency Medical Dispatcher certifications in 2009 and received her bachelors in business administration with a focus in healthcare management from Liberty University in 2018. Prior to joining Allegiance Mobile Health’s team, Ms. Baum worked as an EMT on an ambulance, emergency medical dispatcher, transportation coordinator, and dispatch supervisor for Acadian Ambulance and as an EMS Liaison with Ascension Health’s Seton Family of Hospitals.