We invite you to meet our amazing team that strives every day to live our core values and unique culture!
Board of Directors
Jason Linder, MD
Medical Director and Board Member
Dr. Linder is a graduate of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri (1996). He completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ (1996-2000). J.J. is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and trained in Hyperbaric Medicine. Previously he was Associate Clinical Professor Emergency Medicine, Indiana University (2005-2003). J.J. is a former partner in Chandler Emergency Medical Group. He was Medical Director (2004-2008) of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine (2012-present), as well as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Chandler Regional Medical Center. Other roles include: Medical Staff President (2018-Present); Member Ethics Committee (2004-2013) CRMC and MGMC; Medical Executive Committee Member at Large CRMC (2008-2012) and Track and Mass Gathering Physician, Phoenix International Raceway (1998-Present).
Nina Linder has a keen interest in transplant and transport; she is a recipient of a transplanted aortic heart valve. Having a congenital heart defect, she had always been told she would never have children. After the success of her heart surgery she married the love of her life, and they were blessed with 2 amazing children. Nina has a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. In her prior professional life, she spent her career in financial and logistical planning, and human resources.
Paul McHale, MD
Medical Director and Board Member
Dr. McHale is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School (1996). He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ (1996-2000). He is also Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine trained. Paul was one of the founding partners of Chandler Emergency Medical Group. Other roles include: EMS Director (2003-2004); Medical Director CRMC (2004-2008, 2014-2015); Chairman of Department of Emergency Medicine, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers (2008-2012). East Valley Community Board Member (2009-Present); Chairman, East Valley Community Board (2016-2018); Secretary, East Valley Community Board (2012-2013); Vice Chair, (2014-2015).
Tom is founder and CEO of MarreelSlater Insurance. Prior to MarreelSlater Insurance, Tom worked for Schaller Anderson, Inc., a health management and consulting company based in Phoenix, Arizona. Tom became Senior Vice President in 2000, assuming development and oversight of the commercial self-funded business sector. Tom was also a member of the Schaller Anderson board of directors from 2000 to 2003. In 2003, Tom became responsible for business development activities for all product lines nationally. Tom left Schaller Anderson after the acquisition by Aetna Insurance Company to start his own company. In addition, Tom serves on a number of Arizona based healthcare companies’ boards of directors, serving not only as a board member but also as a strategic advisor on business development initiatives.
Vice President of Operations
Donna Smith has spent over 20 years in the donation and transplantation field. Donna most recently served as Vice President of Organ Operations at LifeGift, one of the largest organ procurement organizations in the country. In her role at LifeGift, Donna oversaw the day-to-day operations across a large geographic donor service area in Texas. Donna has a proven track record to drive numerous performance improvement efforts to increase donation and transplantation that resulted in helping thousands of people. During her time at LifeGift Donna has served on national committees to improve systems including the Membership and Professional Standards Committee and the AOPO Chief Operating Officers council. Donna is excited to join the team at Trinity Air Medical to bring her years of institutional experience to lead and collaborate with others help solve the logistical challenges the industry is faced with and ensure that both transplant centers and organ procurement organizations can carry out their missions of saving lives. In her free time Donna loves to travel, hike and spend time with her Grandchildren in St. Louis.
Vice President of Strategy & Partner Relations
I started at Trinity Air Medical in 2018 after 13 years at LifeCenter Northwest, the organ procurement organization (OPO) in Bellevue, Washington. My position at LifeCenter was the Vice President of Clinical Operations that included managing overall operations and logistics at the largest geographic OPO in the country (covering Alaska, Washington, N. Idaho and Montana). I’m excited to use my many years of experience to work closely with the Trinity Air Medical team, OPOs and transplant centers across the country to provide the best logistics and transportation solutions to maximize organ donation and transplantation.
CEO and Managing Partner
Seth brings with him two decades of professional medical service and is a graduate of Phoenix College and Arizona State University. During his previous fire service career, he held the rank of Firefighter, Captain and Battalion Chief and values his experiences with multiple departments. He was adjunct faculty at Maricopa Colleges instructing courses ranging from Introduction to the Fire Service to Command Strategies for Major Emergencies. In addition, Seth received Recruit of the Year, 5 Citations for Individual and Unit awards, Chief Officer of the Year, Technical Rescue Technician, SWAT Paramedic, Lead Instructor for a grade school life safety program, union officer, served on multiple committees and produced a public education television program. Today, Seth is active on charitable boards, a Vistage member and coaches youth sports. As Founder and CEO of Trinity Air Medical, the organization has appeared twice consecutively in the top 500 of Inc Magazines list of fastest growing privately held companies.
Chief Financial Officer
Ted joined Trinity Air Medical in 2016 as Controller for the organization. The role is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting for the organization. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in early 2019 and brings over 20 years of experience as an accountant, controller and business owner. He is an Alumni of Arizona State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in accounting and also his MBA. Ted has been married for over 26 years to his lovely wife Karen, who is also an accountant. They have a son Jordan, and two daughters, Marisa and Tina. Ted enjoys spending his free time with his family and hitting the gym in the early morning hours to play pick-up basketball and workout.
Director, Business Analytics
I have been working with Trinity since 2016 as a Research Analyst then moved into my current position in 2017. I enjoy the challenges my position has for the company and love working with everyone at Trinity. I am a Phoenix native but did spend time in California for college and some cooler weather! I am a huge sports fan, whether watching it or playing it, and have been playing golf since I could walk and rugby since college.
I joined Trinity Air Medical in March of 2019 after graduating from ASU with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. As an organ donor myself, and with all the misconceptions out there, I knew working for TAM would give me knowledge about the process that would put my doubts to rest. I’m proud to say I work for a company that helps save lives daily
Support Services & Dispatch
I have been employed with Trinity Air Medical since 2014 filling various roles in the company from Flight Paramedic, Driver, Dispatcher, Support Services/Purchasing & IT. I have a 20-year background working in Fire/EMS in various rolls from 911/Fire Dispatcher, EMT, Paramedic & a supervisor role. I have a Bachelor of Science in Paramedic Care, an AAS in ERO/Paramedicine, and an AAS in Forensic Technology. I am currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology. I have enjoyed every job that I have been in and am currently in.
I have worked for Trinity since March of 2017 and have enjoyed every day here. My background is in transportation and logistics, so I am pleased with every chance I get to learn more about medical transportation. I am also attending ASU for a bachelors in Family and Human Development. My current functions here at TAM are administrative, and I am eager to see what other opportunities await.
Chief Greeting Officer
Krew became a member of the family on December 25th, 2014. He is the official front door greeting party and always performs an attendance check throughout the building every morning. Krew is also well known for visits to the conference room to make sure everyone has equal petting opportunities. Rawhides, he loves rawhides.
Peter brings to Trinity over 20 years of Operational excellence. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Small Business and Political Science, he quickly established himself as an operations leader. Spending the majority of his career working for the largest Container Terminal operator in the United States, Peter honed his operational knowledge in logistics management, labor relations, and process driven Lean Six Sigma. Work on the waterfront never stops and has demanding time constraints to overcome each day, similar to the 24 hour world of organ transplantation. Peter was drawn to the work at Trinity because although his job working for the Port of Los Angeles was financially important to our economy; he was looking to bring his skills to a place where the work was important to people. As Peter is often heard saying around the office and to our partners, ‘the amazing part about Trinity is that the work we do each day is important to one family’s life, every time’. Peter is married to his college sweetheart Meagan and has two amazing children, Cole and Samantha. He loves time at his church, spending evenings on his patio laughing and eating with friends, and maybe even sipping an 18 year old scotch on occasion.
I have been working for Trinity since June of 2018. I am currently attending Arizona State University where I am studying Medicinal Biochemistry within Barrett, the Honors College. After completing my undergrad, I plan to attend medical school. In my free time, I enjoy working on cars, metal and wood working, as well as working out.
I was blessed enough to join the Trinity team as a driver in May of 2018. I was born and raised in Tucson but have called Phoenix home since 2000. Alongside Trinity, I also coach at Back Alley CrossFit where I run their teens program. When I’m not on the clock or in the gym you can find me doing school work, volunteering with underprivileged youth, going out 2 stepping, or just spending time with my nephews.
I have been working with Trinity since 2016 as a driver then moved into my current role as a dispatcher. I love working for this company and seeing the positive impact it has on so many people! Prior to working for Trinity, I played professional baseball in the Chicago Cubs Organization for 5 years. I’m a Northern California Native and enjoy working out, fishing, and hiking.