Leadership Team

Dr. Neil Yoder graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and went on to become Board Certified in Emergency Medicine through St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, OH. Dr. Yoder also completed a fellowship in EMS Medicine from St. Vincent Mercy in Toledo, OH and served as a flight physician with the St. Vincent Life Flight air ambulance program. During the fellowship, Dr. Yoder became the Adult Medical Director for Kalitta Meflight air ambulance service in Ypsilanti Michigan. After fellowship, Dr. Yoder joined Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in 2010 as part of the teaching faculty for the Conemaugh Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Yoder also served as Conemaugh's Medical Command Facility Medical Director, Medical Director of Air Methods' Medstar air ambulance program, and Medical Director of the Conemaugh EMS Consortium. Dr. Yoder then went on to create Apex Air Ambulance in 2011 after learning that a majority of fixed wing air ambulance companies and brokers were owned and operated by non-medical business people.  Apex Air Ambulance was formed to offer quality critical care transport to patients by a company that is truly owned and operated by medically licensed healthcare professionals. 
Scott Pattison BS, RN
Vice President - Operations & Clinical Services
Scott joined the Apex Air Ambulance team in 2016, bringing a wealth of knowledge and skills to the team.  Scott is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Sciences.  He has spent the last 16 years in the aviation industry, with a special focus on fixed wing air ambulance operations.  Scott has extensive experience in logistics and planning including many years of working with the US Department of Defense and Department of Justice.  Scott is also a registered Nurse allowing him to understand and c the clinical condition of each patient while planning aviation logistics.  Aviation and medicine have always been a passion of his, starting at a very young age.    Being able to combine his love of flying and helping people through their recovery process is what drives him everyday.
Jesus Mendez
Sr. Consultant - Partner Relations & Business Development   
Jesus joined the Apex Air Ambulance team in 2017 as a market consultant.  Jesus’ career in the Aeromedical industry began in early 2000. Throughout the following 17 years Jesus gained valuable experience in: Insurance Patient Billing, Third Party Administration and Contracting. In late 2002 – 2012 Jesus held various positions ranging from Patient Billing Rep, Business Development and the title of Executive Vice President for an International Fixed-Wing provider based in San Diego, CA with nearly 25 years of Aeromedical experience.  For the past 5 years Jesus has refined his skills in various other aspects including aircraft, flight coordination and FAA part 135 operations/administration
Carlos Polonia
Sr. Consultant - Partner Relations, Dominican Republic
Carlos joined the Apex Air Ambulance team in 2017 as a market consultant.  His primarily responsibility is to oversee and build our operational reach in the Dominican Republic.  Born and raised in the DR, with years of sales, marketing and customer service in healthcare, insurance, government relations and emergency services sector, Carlos knows his country well.  As relations grew stronger with our Dominican Republic partners he was a clear fit for the job.  In addition to his work with Apex Air Ambulance, Carlos enjoys being a father and gives back to his community by volunteering with the Partners of Americas.
Apex Air Ambulance - Island of Hispaniola 
Local: (829)-607-2126


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Air ambulance services for neonatal, pediatric, and adults requiring relocation for specialized medical care or repatriation of patients who are injured or become ill away from home.



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Owned and operated by certified healthcare providers, including board certified physicians, we have 45 years of air ambulance experience and 70 years of clinical experience. Our Flight Coordinators also have over 25 years of experience in the air ambulance industry.

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