Our Team / Our Commitment

As part of Gundersen Health System, Tri-State Ambulance utilizes a team environment where all members work toward the shared goal of providing the highest level of patient care to the largest number of people in the least amount of time. With over one hundred experienced paramedics and EMTs, Tri-State Ambulance and Tri-State Regional Ambulance continuously set the standard for area emergency medical services.


Executive Director – Tom Tornstrom
Ph. 608-784-8827

Manager – Financial Operations – Devin Curley
Ph. 608-519-3346

Operations Manager – Kent Stein
Ph. 608-784-8827 x73272

Program Manager – Clinical Services – Nick Eastman
Ph. 608-784-8827 x73271

Regional Operations Manager – Walt Zehr
Ph. 608-519-3345

Operations Supervisor – Clinical Services – Steve Hensley
Ph. 608-784-8827 x73256

Operations Supervisor – Logistics and Safety – Eric Ellis
Ph. 608-784-8827 x73270

Medical Direction

Christopher Eberlein, MD, Board Certified Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services

Support Staff

Administrative Coordinator – Sandi Weber
Ph. 608-784-1568

Senior Office Assistant – Kristi Ceason
Ph. 608-784-8827

Board of Directors

Tri-State Ambulance, Inc. is governed by a dedicated board of directors made up community, health care, and business leaders. Our Board of Directors provides the strategic direction for Tri-State Ambulance.

  • President: Mike McKee, Mike McKee, Vice President, Team 2, Gundersen Health System
  • Vice President: Mike Poellinger, Owner, Poellinger Construction; Mayor, City of La Crescent, MN
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Bryan Erdmann, Vice President, Clinical Operations and Regional System, Gundersen Health System
  • Community Member: Kyle Bakkum, Chief Executive Officer, Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Vernon County
  • Community Member: Mike Kittleson, Retired Hospital Administrator, Trempealeau County