Christopher Castellani is operations manager for our non-emergency, interfacility transport division, overseeing all aspects of daily ambulance care and logistics for patients who require medical supervision during transport to and from hospital and healthcare facilities.
Chris joined Maricopa Ambulance as a member of our start-up team in 2016, working as a paramedic providing advanced life support care for patients requiring a higher level of clinical support during transport. In 2018, he was promoted to paramedic supervisor for interfacility transports, supporting up to 14 units and crews daily for a growing transport base. In 2019, with the company’s startup of 911 contracts in the cities of Goodyear and Glendale, Chris was transferred to the 911 division as a paramedic supervisor. There, he worked closely with crews and our municipal partners to support the highest levels of response and care. He was promoted to his current role as operations manager over interfacility services in 2020.
Chris began his career in EMS nearly 15 years ago as an EMT for Holy Spirit EMS in Camp Hill, PA. He earned his paramedic certification in 2014 and remained with Holy Spirit EMS until 2015. After relocating to Arizona, Chris joined Abrazo West Valley Health System as an emergency room technician, where he remained until October 2016 when he joined Maricopa Ambulance.
Chris earned his associate degree in liberal arts and paramedic certification from Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, PA. He is a nationally registered paramedic certified in advanced levels of care; operational security awareness; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive standardized awareness; AWR-160: WMD/Terrorism Awareness; medical rehabilitation; START/SMART triage, FEMA IS 100, 200 and 700; and water rescue.