Gary Coker is a pioneer in the Georgia EMS system, providing vision and leadership to some of Georgia’s largest emergency medical systems. He has more than 45 years of experience as an EMS professional and has distinguished himself over the last 30 years in a variety of executive positions including chief executive officer, senior vice president and CEO/owner. Coker also started the first air ambulance service in the state of Georgia, which also was the third medical helicopter air evacuation program in the country.
Along with being a pioneer in the development of Georgia emergency medical services, Coker has been involved in the community and numerous professional organizations, including:
With more than 35 years of experience in the software, health care and finance industry, Larry Thomas is recognized for providing leadership in customer service, system development, planning and team building. Thomas’ strong analytical and project management skills make him a valuable member of the Central EMS senior management team. Thomas holds a master’s degree in business administration from Kennesaw State University. He has served as a key financial officer for various EMS firms in the Southeast.
Bobby Peardon is a motivated, visionary executive leader with more than 40 years of professional leadership experience in the health care industry. Peardon specializes in cross-functional management and has proven success in operations, sales, income and startup/acquisitions. To create positive change and growth in organizations, he instills a company culture that is customer-focused and efficiency-driven. His areas of expertise include general and operations management; sales and marketing leadership; revenue and profit growth; profit and loss management; employee motivation and team development; and corporate business development. Prior to joining the Central EMS team, Peardon served as vice president of business development for Lifeguard Transportation Services.
Amy Hoffman, a 1997 graduate of Georgia Southern University, earned her juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in 2001, graduating cum laude. She is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida and worked in private practice for 13 years in the areas of medical malpractice defense, product liability defense, insurance liability defense and health care law before joining Central EMS as the company’s first general counsel.