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Brian J. Connor

Brian J. Connor, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Founder and Senior Advisor

Brian began his career in the ambulance industry as an EMT at age 19, following his graduation from the Northeastern University EMT Program in 1979. In 1980, he was hired as an EMT for Armstrong Ambulance Service. He served in many positions and was promoted to the Public Relations Manager in 1985. In 1988, he became the General Manager for the company. In 1996, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer and served in that position until April 2006.

In April 2006, using the investment capital from 15 investors; four of which owned ambulance companies, Brian established LifeLine Ambulance Service. Brian served as the company’s President  & Chief Executive Officer until December 2016.

LifeLine was one of the fastest growing privately-owned ambulance companies in New England, earning the “Pacesetters” award from the Boston Business Journal in April 2013 and as featured in the Boston Business Journal on January 25, 2013.

In July 2015, Brian, along with a new investment team, formed Transformative Healthcare to purchase the shares from LifeLine’s original investors. Transformative continues to grow and develop LifeLine and its sister companies as the premier ambulance service provider in New England. 

Brian served as the President of the Massachusetts Ambulance Association (MAA) for more than fourteen years. Through his direction and leadership, the MAA became one of the most active State Ambulance Associations in the nation.

Brian has also served on many local and state EMS committees and advisory boards. He has presented testimony locally to the Massachusetts Legislature as well as to the Congressional Committee of the United States Congress on the implementation and effects of the Balanced Budget Act and the Medicare Ambulance Fee Schedule.

In 2002, Brian traveled to Washington, D.C. to appear before the Centers for Medicare Services ESRD Standing Committee to submit a proposal and testimony for the pre-approval of ambulance necessity for dialysis patient transfers.

Brian is also active internationally in the EMS Field, providing expertise and service to the community of Milot, Haiti and at the Hospital Sacre Coeur in Milot, as well as for various ambulance services throughout Italy and Puerto Rico.

Brian is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Management from Lesley University. 

Brian currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the company and its management team.

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