About the EMS Leadership Academy

We create leadership resources for EMS providers to enhance their organization and develop magnetic thriving organizations that people want to be a part of.

We empower leaders to cause other leaders and to create bold visions that redefine the future of their organization and Emergency Services worldwide. Our purpose is to be the source of transformational leadership in Emergency Services.

Our work causes lasting, positive, sustainable change.

EMS Leadership Academy Commitment

Lisa and Robbie are committed to changing all that with the innovative and transformational programs offered through the EMS Leadership Academy.  Lisa and Robbie promise to help their clients to create a magnetic, thriving and sustainable organization.

The EMS Leadership Academy was created out of a collaboration between Robbie MacCue and Lisa Giruzzi after they worked together to produce incredible results at the non-profit ambulance organization where Robbie serves as  the president. After working together on this project over several years and sharing the results, one thing became clear, the problems experienced at his organization were not unique. Numerous other agencies were experiencing similar problems and were hungry for an answer.

Robbie MacCue - EMS Leadership Academy Co-Founder

For more than 14 years, Robbie MacCue 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 has more than 18 years experience in the EMS industry.  Currently, he is serving as a paramedic with the Town of Colonie, in New York, in their Special Operations Division for ground rescue, flight & tactical medicine. He performs international medical flights with REVA air ambulance. Robbie graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a BS in Information Technology & Management Information Systems and from Case Western University’s Executive MBA program with their speciality Cleveland Clinic health care leadership program. Robbie enjoys providing business consulting that combines his love of technology with healthcare to businesses and non-profit organizations.

Robbie is licensed through the Standard’s for Excellence® Institute that gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with nonprofit organizations across the country interested in learning about and implementing the Standards for Excellence® code.


Lisa GiruzziLisa Giruzzi - EMS Leadership Academy Co-Founder is a best-selling author, result-producing coach and an award-winning trainer with more than twenty-five years’ experience helping individuals and organizations to be more successful and achieve their goals. She specializes in causing breakthrough results for her clients by giving them access to a whole new level of power and performance.

Lisa and Robbie have combined their expertise and talents to form the EMS Leadership Academy to address the difficulties so many EMS organizations are facing on a daily basis. Difficulties such as a dwindling membership due to the “revolving door” syndrome – where new people join just as quickly as others are leaving – and a lack of engagement of the membership they do have resulting in a few dedicated, overburdened people running the organization.  In addition, because there has been a shortage of meaningful, effective leadership training for EMS personnel, there is often a lack of qualified leaders to choose from to ensure a sustainable, thriving organization

This recipe for disaster leaves non-profit EMS organizations vulnerable to being dismantled and replaced by for-profit ambulance companies rather than neighbors working together, delivering a high quality of care to the residents of their town.

To learn more about the results that Robbie and Lisa produced, reach out and schedule a conversation.

"Leadership is not about being in charge, it's about taking care of those in your charge"