Leadership

Director - Frank Williams


Frank Williams became Director of Butler County EMS in March 2019. Prior to his role at BCEMS he was the Program Director for LifeSave Transport (formerly LifeTeam). Director Williams is a native of Butler County, having lived in or around El Dorado for 50 years.  Director Williams started his career in Butler County as an EMT and volunteer Rescue Squad member.  He completed his Paramedic certification in 1991 and Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1995 at Southwestern College in Winfield.  Frank has been a licensed Registered Nurse for 25 years with a majority of that time spent as a Flight Nurse/Paramedic.
As Director, Frank is responsible for the oversight of all aspects related to Butler County EMS. The team continues to grow and evolve to ensure there is adequate emergency resources to meet the need of Butler County. Frank is committed to safe and high quality prehospital patient care for the citizens we serve.

Frank also serves as a Board Member of the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA), Kansas Region III EMS Board of Directors, Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) - EMS TAG and the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC).

Deputy Director - Scott Stueven


Scott began his career with Butler County in October of 1996 and has been in his current role since June of 2014. As Deputy Director, Scott is responsible for the Operations Division of the department including the direct supervision of the Operations Captains and oversight of the special operations groups.

Scott is one of two SWAT Medics on the department. As part of his tactical EMS background Scott is an instructor and affiliate faculty member for the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care (LEFR-TCC), and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).
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Medical Director - Dr. Paige Dodson


Since March of 2016 Dr. Dodson has served as Medical Director for Butler County EMS and Emergency Communications. In her role she is responsible for oversight of the clinical care provided by all certified EMS personnel in the Butler County prehospital system as well as the clinical direction provided by dispatchers in the emergency communications center.

Dr. Dodson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. She served her residencies in family and preventative medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. She graduated from Wichita State University and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She received her Masters in Public Health from Portland State University, Portland, OR.