Flight For Life Staff - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Flight For Life Staff

Mark Anderson, MD

Mark Anderson, MD, FACEP
Senior Medical Director / Medical Director Emeritus
Medical Director, CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Emergency Care Center

Dr. Anderson has served as the medical director for the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Flight For Life program since 2003 and also serves as medical director for the CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler EmergencyCARE Center. Dr. Anderson received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Forensic Medicine.

Michael Wilson, MD

Michael Wilson, MD
Operational Medical Director

Dr. Wilson serves as an Emergency Care Center physician at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances.  Dr. Wilson became the medical director for Flight for Life in 2014.  Dr. Wilson received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Flight Crew

The medical crew consists of one Flight RN/EMT-Paramedic and one Flight Paramedic. Our flight teams are required to be dual board certified in their specialty. All crew members stay current in ACLS, PALS, NRP, ultrasound training and trauma certifications. Quality patient care and safety are our primary goals.

The initial training of our crews consists of a 12- to 24-week process. New crew members undergo hospital orientation in hospital clinicals, aircraft and safety orientation and flight orientation with medical crews.

Clinical Director / Flight Nurse

  • Dawn Johnston - (903) 576-1394

Marketing Manager / Flight Paramedic

  • Jim Speier - (903) 571-5821

RN - Base Supervisors

  • Amanda Bailey
  • Michael Douglas
  • Kevin Hanley
  • Chad Solomon
  • Justin Walker

Flight Nurses

  • Misti Barron
  • Robert Bell
  • Eric Brabon
  • Jeremy Clower
  • Monica Gifford
  • Russell Hataway
  • Kenny Jones
  • David Marr
  • Brandon Means
  • Shannon Miller
  • Trey Moses
  • Michael Noland
  • Austin Padilla
  • Paul Putnam
  • Shanda Ramm
  • Chip Robertson
  • Ryan Sarvis
  • Travis Schochler
  • Taylor Sneed
  • Paul Wheeler   
  • Bryan Winchell

Flight Medics

  • Jimmy Baisden
  • Raul Diaz
  • Keisha Cook
  • Daniel Gaona
  • Aaron Goodwin
  • Chance Jordan
  • Sam Little
  • Cody Moorman
  • Dustin Ross
  • Alvin Shields
  • John Skelton
  • Matthew Whitt

PHI Business Operations Manager

  • Paul Perakes

PHI Aviation Operations Manager

  • Kurt Williams

PHI Maintenance Manager

  • Lothar McDaniel

PHI Regional Director

  • C. Sean O'Neal

Aviation, Airframe and Powerplant maintenance services are provided and operated by PHI Air Medical LLC, FAA Air Carrier #VE7A070N.