For more than 14 years, Robbie served as the President of a non-profit EMS organization in Upstate New York causing remarkable changes and measurable results working with Lisa on organizational change.
Robbie MacCue has more than 15+ years experience in the EMS industry. Currently, he is a flight paramedic with the Town of Colonie, NY. In addition, Robbie is a AHA instructor who is passionate about empowering others to save more lives. He has taught physicians, nurses and physician assistants ACLS and CPR at medical schools and hospitals throughout Manhattan. He has an undergraduate degree from from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY with a BS in Information Technology & Management Information Systems and provides business consulting that combines his love of technology with healthcare. In 2018 graduated from Case Western Reserve University’s Executive MBA program under a special healthcare leadership track created in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic.
Robbie partnered with the American Heart Association and cardiac arrest survivors to teach CPR to over 3,000 students at his home town high school in Averill Park, NY, and took their message statewide. Robbie helped spearhead a movement to pass a bill adding hands-only CPR to the health education curriculum in New York State. Due to his expertise, Robbie has appeared on XM Satellite Radio’s Doctor Radio show, a local NBC news affiliate, front page of NY’s Capital Region Times Union newspaper and Real Conversations, a talk show in NY’s Capital Region. In 2013, Robbie was awarded Advocate of the Year by the American Heart Association’s New York affiliate chapter.
With looming budget issues and other constraints, Robbie realized the need to transform EMS Leadership in his non-profit ambulance company and medical training company so he began diligently working with leading communication authority and organizational change expert, Lisa Giruzzi. Together they were able to provide an intervention for the ambulance company that created a magnetic and thriving culture causing volunteer participation to more than double; exceeding 19,000 hours per year. Additionally, payroll expenses were reduced by over $20,000. Since the EMS Leadership and communication issues addressed at Sand Lake Ambulance are common among other EMS organizations, Robbie and Lisa are now taking their message nationwide to empower the EMS industry to create similar results.