Membership & Administration
Joined the Team: 2009
Originally hired as the membership program coordinator, Stacey has since moved into the role of business development and marketing manager in charge of the program’s marketing, outreach and educational activities as well as nurturing relationships with local EMS agencies, hospitals and clinics in the AirLink service area. With more than 9 years of experience in sales, marketing, event coordination and business development, Stacey most enjoys meeting the people whose lives have been touched by AirLink and is proud to work for such an amazing program with remarkable individuals. In her spare time, Stacey enjoys running, camping, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, crossfit, live music and reading.
Joined the Team: 1996
Audra moved to Sisters in 1980, went to school in Redmond and attended college in California and at COCC. She joined the medical records team at St. Charles – Bend in 1992 and transferred to the flight program in 1996. When she began, there were about 14,000 members and she managed the entire database; today, there is a team of people coordinating the membership program. She enjoys the variety of work challenges and being part of a highly recognized and respected organization. Married for 18 years, she is deeply involved in the Central Oregon community and enjoys outdoor activities, running, softball, biking and traveling.
Joined the Team: 2012
An Oregon native, Joshua combines 16 years of sales experience with a passion for safety toward serving the community as AirLink’s Membership Sales Manager. He loves helping people make educated choices and is proud to work for what he calls a “large small company”—one that combines the backing of a stable corporation with the values and caring of a small community. Joshua is proud to bring his experience and local knowledge to such a worthy cause, helping Central Oregonians maintain and grow their much-needed air ambulance service. He and his son moved to Bend in 2003 and enjoy all that Central Oregon has to offer, from hiking and biking to skiing and snowboarding.
Joined the Team: 1992
Helenka completed her medical school in Ottawa, Canada, and her residency at Mayo Clinic. She worked at St. Vincent’s/Portland for eight years prior to moving to Bend, and is board certified in both emergency- and internal medicine. She’s also the supervising physician for Bend Fire and works with their paramedics to provide medical education for the Forest Service. She gets great pleasure out of interacting with and teaching the RNs, RTs and paramedics, calling them excellent caregivers and teachers in their own right, and gives tremendous credit to the pilots, mechanics, communication techs and more, believing AirLink wouldn’t get off the ground without them. Away from the hospital, Helenka loves running, hiking, skiing and spending time with her four adult children.
Joined the Team: 2012
In 1986 as a high school senior, Kevin began his EMS career as a volunteer fireman outside of Albuquerque and moved into EMT school. Graduating with a BSN in 1995, he worked at the local teaching hospital (University of New Mexico Hospitals), a Level I trauma center, children’s hospital and cancer facility, and joined their flight program in 1998. Kevin was in a leadership capacity there from 2005 to 2010, when he was promoted to Director of Emergency Services. With family in Lebanon, OR, and Tacoma, WA, Kevin, along with his wife and two children, had hoped to land a position with a flight program in Oregon. He says he’s humbled to join an organization with deep roots and a proud heritage, and looks forward to growing AirLink even more while keeping its professional service and safety at the forefront.
Joined the Team: 2001
Nancy was born and raised in The Dalles and moved to Bend 39 years ago with her husband, Lyle, a chiropractor. In addition to raising two children, Nancy also was a Central Oregon Symphony Association board member for many years and has been involved in other civic programs such as Elks. She’s always enjoyed visiting with and assisting the program members and is proud to be working with AirLink to provide stellar care to its members and patients. When she’s not in the office, Nancy likes to read, quilt, golf and kayak the Deschutes.
AirLink CCT is a “DBA” for Med-Trans Corporation. All AirLink CCT aircraft and flights are conducted by, and operational control is exercised solely by Metro Aviation, Inc. Metro Aviation, Inc is a FAA Part 135 certificate holder and operator.