HALO-Flight Names Business Development Director - A non-profit helicopter emergency medical service for south Texas.

In HALO-Flight’s thirtieth year of service to South Texans needing air ambulance transportation and treatment to a higher level of care, a new, forward-driving position has been announced: Business Development.

Danado Saltarelli, a veteran Registered Nurse with over three decades of emergency response care, begins his new role making a transition from Flight Nurse to Business Development Director for HALO-Flight this month.

“Danado’s diverse skill sets, his decades of frontline experience coupled with his 11 years of faithful service to HALO-Flight as a Flight Nurse/Medic and Clinical Educator make his an exceptional business development leader for HALO-Flight,” said Tom Klassen, HALO-Flight Executive Director.

Saltarelli’s primary role will be that of client liaison with hospitals, free-standing emergency departments, medical clinics and physicians both in HALO-Flight’s 26 county service area of South Texas, as well as the interfacility transfer destinations for patients needing air ambulance resources including Houston and San Antonio.

At-a-glance

  • 32 year RN; 30 years in emergency nursing
  • 20 years in air ambulance flight nursing
  • 37 years in EMS
  • Clinical Educator for HALO- Flight Medical Crew
  • Certified provider in ACLS, TNCC, PALS, NRP
  • Instructor in TNCC, NRP
  • 20 years in Law Enforcement SWAT Medic

HALO-Flight, Inc., a non-profit air ambulance organization operates bases in Corpus Christi, Alice and Beeville with a Mission to provide medical transport for the critically ill or injured person requiring medical or trauma facilities. Emergency assistance is provided to all persons regardless of their ability to pay.

Danado Saltarelli, BSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, EMT-LP

Business Development Director

HALO-Flight, Inc.

dans@haloflight.org

512.878.3364

Flint Hills Resources presents the 26th Annual Flights of Angels Golf Tournament Monday, May 1 at Palmilla Beach Golf Club. Sponsor and Team registration at: https://haloflight.org/explore-HALO-flight/events/

FMI: 361.265.0509

 

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- HALO-Flight welcomes Patti Young, Development Director, to their leadership team! She brings over 10 years of fundraising experience and over 20 years of community involvement in the South Texas region.

Ms. Young moved to Kingsville in 1992 where she opened the B Bar B Ranch Inn Bed and Breakfast.  As an owner and operator of the B-Bar-B Ranch Inn bed and breakfast, Patti was instrumental in expanding the Kingsville Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as being the Nature Tourism Chair for the Texas Travel Industry Association.  She closed the bed and breakfast after 11 years to study full-time at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, and in 2008 received a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business.

While a student at Texas A&M Kingsville, Patti was the Special Events Coordinator for the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce.  She has also served as a board member for the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsville Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Patti became the Executive Director of Wildlife in Focus in 2009 developing their four programs and raising funds to sustain the nonprofit organization.  Since then she has worked at Texas A&M University- Kingsville in their development office.  Patti is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals, Corpus Christi Rotary and Kingsville Woman’s Club.

“I’m excited to represent HALO-Flight within the community,” said Patti Young, Development Director of HALO-Flight, Inc. “I have a long history with HALO-Flight and strongly uphold the belief in their life-saving mission.”

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – HALO-Flight, Inc. is happy to announce that the Riviera Telephone Company will continue their long-standing relationship with HALO-Flight by presenting HALO-Flight’s 4th Annual Sky High Rollers Casino Night fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at L&F Distributors.

“Riviera Telephone Company is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this signature event,” said Bill Colston, Jr., President of Riviera Telephone Company.  “We believe in the mission of HALO-Flight and recognize the vital need for such a life-saving service here in South Texas.”

The Sky High Rollers Casino Night is HALO-Flight’s first fundraisers of the year, and has proved to a both a great time for guests and a tremendous success for HALO-Flight. With a Texas Chic theme, the event offers something for everyone – casino gaming by Just Like Vegas, live entertainment by the James Little Band, food, complimentary beer, silent auction, gun board, and casino prizes. Whether you win or lose, all the proceeds from this event benefit HALO-Flight.

“Riviera Telephone Company has been an invaluable partner with HALO-Flight for many years,” said Tom Klassen, Executive Director of HALO-Flight. “With their consistent support, they have helped us save lives in South Texas.” HALO-Flight invites you to join in their fun-filled fundraising event! Sponsorships are currently still available. A $100 donation will get you admission to the event.  For more information, please contact Jane Dare Haas, at 361.265.0509 or janeh@haloflight.org or visit the website at www.haloflight.org

 

About HALO-Flight

Since its inception three decades ago, HALO-Flight has transported thousands of patients of accidents, heart attacks and strokes, newborns and many more to various hospitals, who might not have survived otherwise.

Emergency helicopter assistance is provided to all persons regardless of their ability to pay.  HALO-Flight serves a 26-county area in South Texas covering 28,000 square miles with a population of over one million.  More information is available at www.haloflight.org.

 

About Riviera Telephone Company

 The “Riviera and Riviera Beach Telephone Exchange” was organized and built in 1910 by B.A., T.B. and M.C. Whitcomb. Today, Riviera Telephone Company, Inc. currently serves approximately 1150 customers out of four exchanges; Riviera, Loyola Beach, Sarita and Armstrong.  The service area encompasses three Texas counties, Kleberg, Kenedy and Brooks and covers approximately 1000 square miles.  More information is available at www.rivnet.com.

 

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On November 10, 2015, Coastal Bend residents will come together to support organizations that improve the quality of life for so many individuals and families.

The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is the only South Texas matching gift day where Coastal Bend residents give online at coastalbenddayofgiving.org and make donations to support 39 non-profits -like ours- that serve the community in many ways.  Every donation we get will increase our share of the $650,000 in matching dollars to further our mission.  The amount donated will be matched and doubled, up to $16,250, raising at least $32,500 in just 24 hours!

We are asking you to help us increase awareness of the continuing community need, and to raise funds for HALO-Flight, Inc.  Please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to show their support by making a donation online at coastalbenddayofgiving.org on November 10.

Mark your calendar for November 10 or visit the Coastal Bend Day of Giving website to pre-schedule your donation today. Let’s make it a great day for charities in the Coastal Bend.

For more information contact Patti Young at 361 265 0509

or email at pattiy@haloflight.org

 

Acad Opens

HALO-Flight & Coastal Bend College Enrolling Students

EMS Training Academy  Classes Began July 6

Five years ago, individuals wanting to enter the professional field of emergency response care got a new opportunity to train with, and be trained by, veteran instructors who are seasoned emergency medical professionals at HALO-Flight, Inc.

Today, the tradition continues with a new location designed to make the training experience more accessible with classrooms on the campus of Coastal Bend College, Alice Campus. Enrollment is underway for the Academy at Coastal Bend College, Alice Campus, 704 Coyote Trail, Alice, Texas 78332. Classes began July 6.

“The Texas Department of State Health Services first granted a license to the HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy in October 2011,” said Academy Coordinator Wendy Greer, LP, EMSC, “and the Academy has continued to provide professional training for aspiring emergency medical students since that time.”

Classes will be held from 6:00 to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between July and December. The class will be limited to 20 students who have met the prerequisites. For a list of prerequisites, candidates should contact Greer at wendyg@haloflight.org. Registration question can be directed to Debbie Cadena at dcadena@coastalbend.edu or 361.664.3039.

The Academy’s curriculum includes:

  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Advanced EMT (AEMT)Goals and objectives for the Academy are dynamic and change to meet the evolving needs of the EMS community.  HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy offers EMR, EMT and Advanced EMT levels of TDSHS EMS certification training, continuing education, and EMS Skills proficiency testing as well as provides many specialized courses such as 12-Lead ECG; Advanced Airway; IV therapy; AHA BLS (CPR); ASHI First Aid.Since inception of the HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy just five years ago, over 100 students have moved through the training and towards certification as community-based emergency medical responders throughout South Texas.  With this Agreement, the classes will have a permanent home and students can access additional higher education offerings as they prepare for careers in emergency response.

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On November 15, 2016 Coastal Bend residents will come together to support organizations that improve the quality of life for so many individuals and families.

The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is the only South Texas matching gift day where Coastal Bend residents give online at coastalbenddayofgiving.org and make donations to support 44 non-profits -like ours- that serve the community in many ways.  Every donation we get will increase our share of the $750,000 in matching dollars to further our mission.  The amount donated will be matched and doubled, up to $16,670, raising at least $33,340 in just 24 hours!

We are asking you to help us increase awareness of the continuing community need, and to raise funds for HALO-Flight, Inc.  Please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to show their support by making a donation online at coastalbenddayofgiving.org on November 15.

Mark your calendar for November 15 or visit the Coastal Bend Day of Giving website to pre-schedule your donation between November 6 and November 14. Let’s make it a great day for charities in the Coastal Bend.

For more information contact Patti Young at 361 265 0509

or email at pattiy@haloflight.org