Meet our Air Ambulance Expert Team
With over a century of combined experience, the Aero Jet Medical executive team is established in the medical aviation world. Several members of the executive team have worked together the last ten years at Aero Jet Medical sister company, United Medevac Solutions.
Click on the names below to read about our team members.
Danielle S. Wilson (DeDe), President and Chief Executive OfficerAero Jet Medical president and chief executive officer, Danielle S. Wilson, is an accomplished health care executive with a proven roadmap for success. With over two decades of air medical experience, Danielle possesses a broad-base of proficiency and business acumen to ensure Aero Jet Medical provides patients with clinical excellence and operational expertise. As CEO, she oversees all clinical and administrative operations, finance and strategy procedures, and vision and mission planning.
Compelled by her passion to help others, Danielle began her career in medicine at the age of 21. Her first position as a flight registered nurse was with Scott and White Healthcare System, where in addition to nursing, she was responsible for business development, community outreach and medical education programs. A charter board member of the Texas Chapter of the National Flight Nurse Association, she founded the Central Texas Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), which along with FEMA, responded to the 1996 Olympic Games bombing in Atlanta.
In addition to Aero Jet Medical, Danielle is also the president and CEO of sister company United Medevac Solutions. Recipient of the Army’s Medical Center Commander’s Award of Excellence, United Medevac Solutions provides a full range of aviation specialty programs, health care supplementation and emergency response for the federal government, the Department of Defense and private sector organizations.
Self-termed a “global nomad,” Danielle has a passion for exploring new cultures during her extensive world travels.
Dr. Stephen R. Ellison, Medical Team LeaderAs medical team leader at Aero Jet Medical, Dr. Stephen R. Ellison is responsible for medical services and supervises the training programs. He oversees the individualized custom care plan for every patient.
A pioneer and veteran in emergency medicine and aeromedical transport, Stephen started his career by enlisting in the U.S Army as a medic. He was one of the first medical personnel to arrive in Baghdad in April 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His numerous military awards and honors include Bronze Service Star for Parachutist Badge (Combat Jump Star); 75th Ranger Regiment Army Achievement Medal (2nd award); Ranger Tab; Combat Medical Badge; Jordanian Parachutist Badge; and Soldier of the Quarter, 1st Battalion, 75th RANGER Regt.
Upon graduating with a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Stephen became a commissioned officer. At Fort Bragg, N.C., he served as a company commander and program director for the new Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center. He also served as medical director for the Fort Hood Army MEDEVAC rescue helicopter service.
In addition to Aero Jet Medical, Stephen is currently the medical team manager for the Texas Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue team.
Stephen has a private pilot’s license and enjoys flying on day trips to the Alamo Springs Café in Fredericksburg, Texas, where the cheeseburgers are rated the third best burger in the state by Texas Monthly!
Ronny A. Wilson Jr., Chief Operating OfficerAs chief operating officer of Aero Jet Medical, Ronny A. Wilson Jr. manages all day-to-day logistics, operational activities and implements customer focused initiatives. He is also the program administrator for the company’s EMS license to conduct air ambulance and MICU ground ambulance transportation across the country. Additionally, Ronny handles quality control for mobile intensive care units and life support operations with ground and fixed wing assets.
With 20 years of experience as a rescue paramedic handling disaster response, command and control, and incident management, Ronny started his medical career as a field and flight paramedic at Austin-based STAR Flight. He served as the organization’s SpecOps district commander for 14 years, running training and emergency medical services operations. Additionally, he handled helicopter, ground and aquatic-based rescue, disaster response, and incident command and control of life-threatening events.
Most recently, Ronny has been serving as the chief operating officer of United Medevac Services, Aero Jet Medical’s sister company. At United Medevac Services, Ronny operated and executed the Army’s first fully contracted, dedicated helicopter medevac program, and managed health care contracts for the Department of Defense.
A former medical specialist of a FEMA designated disaster response team, Texas Task Force 1, Ronny has a special operations background training medical and rescue personnel across Texas. He is trained in National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and has an in-depth understanding of multiagency incident command structures. Ronny has received multiple awards and commendations in aviation medicine for valor, meritoriousness and distinguished achievement, including the Darnall Army Medical Center’s Commander Award of Excellence.
Ronny loves to spend his free time at the beach, particularly when he can get in a game of beach volleyball.
Ed Strout, Medical Quality Assurance ManagerAs Aero Jet Medical’s medical quality assurance manager, Ed Strout, RN, LP assigns and coordinates the medical teams for each air medical transport, and manages the aviation and medical logistics required during flights. Additionally, he performs clinical review audits of medical charts and is responsible for flight crew credentialing and licensing compliance.
With over 35 years of industry experience, Ed is passionate about staying current with the newest trends in emergency and pre-hospital medicine. Prior to joining Aero Jet Medical, Ed held a variety of paramedic positions with STAR Flight, including system commander, education and training coordinator, and employee health and infection control officer.
Ed has been a registered nurse for almost 20 years with a primary focus on emergency services. He holds an associate degree in nursing from Austin Community College. After earning his degree, he joined the collegiate faculty to help develop a national curriculum course in EKG interpretation. Ed has presented at numerous medical and safety conferences over the last few decades on topics ranging from trauma and medical emergency management to accident prevention and DWI awareness.
During his nursing career, he held the position of lead medical officer for Holland America Cruise Line for over 10 years. In addition to his work at Aero Jet Medical, Ed is an emergency department staff nurse at Seton Medical Center in Austin.
In his spare time, Ed rides his Harley Davidson in the Texas hill country.
George Davis, Medical Information OfficerAs Aero Jet Medical’s medical information officer, George Davis is responsible for assuring that every aspect of a patient’s treatment is handled to the highest safety measure, and that all of Aero Jet Medical’s state-of-the-art equipment is up-to-date and fully functional. He takes great pride in overseeing every aspect of a patient’s care and holds a dual role as one of Aero Jet Medical’s flight paramedics. Additionally, George manages Aero Jet Medical’s website and social media channels.
Prior to joining Aero Jet Medical, George was a paramedic at the San Marcos Hays County EMS in San Marcos, Texas for over 10 years. He is an avid educator and founded 4D Medical Training Services, a family-owned business which provides continuing education for paramedics and nurses in accordance with the American Heart Association guidelines. George is a graduate of one of the most respected EMS courses in the country, the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE), and is certified to teach EMS and paramedics throughout the state of Texas.
George received his Emergency Medical Technician certificate at Howard College in San Angelo, Texas, and gained his paramedic certification at San Antonio College in San Antonio. Additionally, he is a graduate of the San Antonio College Police Academy.
When he’s not working at Aero Jet Medical, George spends his free time assisting with search and rescue operations in Central Texas with his Labrador retriever, Triton.