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NEMTAC Announces Effie Carlson As New Board President

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - March 23, 2021 - PRLog -- NEMTAC is pleased to announce that it has named Effie Carlson as its new President. Effie is an innovative healthcare leader who brings to this role a wealth of experience and a passion for positive change within the NEMT industry.

Michael Shabkie, NEMTAC Founder said, "This is a significant moment in the history of our organization. Our board of directors is thrilled to introduce a leader of Effie's caliber as our new President, and I am excited for what the future holds under her leadership."

For more than a decade, Effie Carlson has advised and led healthcare teams across growth, operations, contracting, and government/policy. She is currently the chief growth officer for Healthcents, LLC, a niche healthcare consulting and services firm focused on managed care and value-based contracting, market intelligence, and growth strategies. Prior to Healthcents, she served as the EVP of growth for Logisticare (now ModivCare), the largest non-emergency medical transportation benefit management (broker) in the country. It is here she developed her passion for NEMT, became engaged with NEMTAC to support their mission of national standards and accreditation. Prior to LogistiCare, she served as general manager and VP of payer/government relations for Team Select Home Care and national head of provider network at CareCentrix - both national leaders in the post-acute care space.

"I could not be more grateful to accept the position as President of NEMTAC. Our organization consists of an extremely talented team of board members and advisory board members. My goal in leading this organization is to build on their incredible achievements and truly make a positive impact on the industry," said Effie Carlson, NEMTAC President.

"Effie's passion for both the healthcare and NEMT industries could not come at a more pivotal moment. She possesses the dedication and expertise to lead NEMTAC as we introduce the first set NEMT national standards and further develop our NEMT driver certification and company accreditation programs," said Melissa Jankowski, Executive Director.

About NEMTAC – Non Emergency Medical Transportation Accreditation Commission (NEMTAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting the quality of care within the NEMT industry. As a neutral, third party accrediting body, NEMTAC standards represent industry best practices

designed to ensure consistently high-quality customer care, safe vehicle operations and ethical business practices. In addition to accreditation, NEMTAC provides advanced education and training certificate programs to individuals seeking a career in the medical transportation industry. For more information visit

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