Leadership Team

Rick Zehetner's

Rick Zehetner

President

Rick Zehetner is the founder and CEO of Bell Ambulance; he is recognized as one of the pioneers of Wisconsin EMS.  As 2016 marks his 50th year in EMS, he was honored by having June 21st proclaimed Rick Zehetner Day by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee. 

Rick continues to be involved in the management of Bell Ambulance;  it is with his leadership that Bell Ambulance has grown to be Wisconsin’s largest ambulance service.

Rick resides in Mequon with his wife, Susan. He has three daughters, Valerie, Angie and Alisa, who are all involved with the family business.


James Lombardo

James P. Lombardo

Executive Vice President

Jim Lombardo is the omnipresent face of Bell Ambulance.

You have probably heard him on Dave and Doreen’s 96.5 WKLH morning show as “America’s Guest!"

Jim’s pride and joy is the yearly Greater Lombardo Golf outing that is in its 16th year!  The event has raised well over one million dollars for The WKLH Miracle Marathon benefiting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Jim has an ever expanding ring of celebrity friends including Eddie Money, Larry the Cable Guy and Carrot Top, just to name a few.

Jim is still a licensed EMT and is always willing to answer the call when help is needed.


Wayne A. Jurecki

Wayne A. Jurecki

Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

Wayne Jurecki is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bell Ambulance.  He has been with Bell for over 30 years and initially started doing data entry in the billing office.  During his time at Bell he has worked in the Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Technology Departments.  In 2003 he became Bell's Vice President and in 2011 became Chief Operating Officer.

He has been involved with the American Ambulance Association since the early 1990s and has been very active in the Association for the last 15 years.  He is currently a Director for Region 3 of the Association, a member of the Medicare Regulatory Committee and a frequent speaker at both the Reimbursement and Annual conferences.


Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Operations Director

Chris has been Operations Director for Bell Ambulance since March of 2008.

He became an EMT in 1999 and a paramedic in 2004.  His entire EMS career has been spent in Milwaukee, beginning with two years of full-time ambulance work, followed by various supervisory and management roles which led to his current position.  In this capacity, Chris oversees all aspects of the operation of the company, from licensed ambulance personnel, maintenance of the fleet and facilities, to supplies and equipment.  Chris enjoys working with other EMS leaders to further the interests of this unique industry.

Chris is the Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin, having first been elected to the board in 2011, where he strives to increase the quality of EMS in Wisconsin. Recently, Chris was apponted by Governor Scott Walker to the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board. 


Valerie Zehetner

Valerie Zehetner

Communications Director

Valerie has been with Bell Ambulance in a number of different capacities since 2001.  She has worked in our Billing department, Accounting department and the Operations department.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on both management and finance.  In 2003 she became a licensed EMT and in 2015 she became a certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher.  Besides being a member of the Board of Directors of Bell Ambulance, Valerie serves on the Board of Directors for the American Liver Foundation and serves as a volunteer to a number of other charitable organizations in our community.


Scott

Scott Mickelsen, CCEMT-P

Deputy Operations Director

Scott Mickelsen started at Bell Ambulance in 2000 as an EMT, and advanced to the position of Field Training Officer.  He continued his education to the level of Critical Care Paramedic and took on more responsibilities within Bell Ambulance first as a Marketing Representative and then as a Coordinator.  Scott currently as Deputy Operations Director, primarily overseeing business development, facility relationships and public relations.

Scott grew up in rural Sheboygan County and currently resides in Waukesha County, along with his wife Jeni and their three dogs, Loki, Moxie and Ari.

Scott is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and spends a great deal of his spare time on one of his Harley-Davidson motorcycles.


Jason

Jason Flegner, CCEMT-P

Deputy Operations Director

Jason Flegner has been with Bell Ambulance since 2008.  He served as Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, and Field Training Officer before being named Deputy Operations Director in 2014.  In this role, Jason is charged with providing operational oversight to Bell Ambulance’s Training division, BLS division, ALS division, and Critical Care teams.  He also heads up the Tier 1 Advanced Infectious Disease Transport Team.  Jason is responsible for protocol development and works with various groups, such as FEMA and HERC7.  He also sits on the Milwaukee Area Technical College EMS Advisory Board. 

Jason lives in Thiensville with his wife Janell and his dog Rita is almost always at his side.  Jason is an avid outdoorsman; he loves camping, backpacking and hunting.  When he’s not working, or out in the sticks, he can be found at a local flea market or antique shop.


Ben Jensen

Ben Jensen

Human Resources Director

Ben joined Bell Ambulance in the early part of 2015 as the Human Resources Director.  He graduated from Ottawa University with a double major B.A. in Human Resources and Business Management.  Ben has over 13 years of Human Resources experience in roles with increasing responsibility and has worked in multiple industries.  He is married with two children.  They spend their free time boating, golfing and going to sporting events.


Adam

Adam Kuhs

Deputy Operations Director

Adam, a native of Brookfield, began his journey to become an EMT in the summer of 2006 at Gateway Technical College.  A few years later, Adam obtained his Advanced EMT from Waukesha County Technical College. Adam began his career at Bell Ambulance as an EMT in September of 2007.  Adam rose to the rank of Field Training Officer in and eventually a Supervisor/Dispatcher.  He joined the Bell Ambulance management team in 2014 as an Operations Coordinator.  Adam’s primary focus is handling the daily operations of the BLS division as well as employee recruitment and retention.  He currently resides in Waukesha with his wife Katie, their two sons, Ethan and Noah and their Golden Retriever Calvin.


Brett

Brett Meyer

Operations Coordinator

Brett recieved his EMT training from Gateway Technical College and joined Bell Ambulance in 2008.  He had an educational background in Business Management prior to becoming an EMT.  Brett started off his EMS career with Bell Ambulance on the ground level, gaining experience and moving into the role of Field Training Officer.  He then took on the role of Supervisor before settling into his current role as Operations Coordinator, focused on training and development.


Jason

Jason Krueger

Communications Center Coordinator

Jason joined Bell Ambulance in May of 2004 as an EMT and later became a dispatcher.  After four years as a night shift primary dispatcher, he was promoted to his current position of Communications Center Coordinator.

Jason oversees the daily operation of the Communications Center and its more than 35 dispatchers.  He was instrumental in implementing the Emergency Medical Dispatch program.  Jason works to maintain adequate dispatch staffing and leading a successful QA/QI process.  Communication between all employees continues to be a top priority for him.

Jason brings over 15 years of EMS experience to Bell, along with over 9 years of dispatching experience.  He is married to his wife Tina; they have one child and reside in Waukesha County.