FFL Welcomes New Executive Director

undefinedFlight For Life Transport System is pleased to announce that after 16 years away from the organization that has always had his heart, Dan Burns will be returning to lead the program once again as its new Executive Director. He will be replacing Program Director Jim Singer who retired in March after 31 years with Flight For Life. Dan’s appointment is effective July 31 and comes at a critical time when air medical, as well as healthcare organizations in general, are facing significant challenges. After a thorough and deliberate selection process Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Executive Director Bob Simi stated that “Dan’s strong clinical background as well as his 26 years of experience in managing large organization operations and measurable successes in the private sector makes him an ideal candidate for leading Flight For Life into the future.”

Dan previously served as the Program Director for Flight For Life from 1991-2001. After leaving Flight For Life he functioned in clinical leadership roles as a director of emergency and trauma services and critical care services from 2001-2009. For the last seven years he has served in a variety of leadership roles in the private sector – specifically in and around product management.

According to Dan, “Flight For Life has been a part of my life for over 30 years. I had the privilege to lead the program and work with an amazing team of professionals totally dedicated to the mission of safety, clinical excellence, customer service and education 10 of those 30 years. It is with great pride and excitement that I return as its Executive Director.”

He holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, BA in Management and an Associate Degree in Nursing. He is also certified as a GE Healthcare Change Agent and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.



The Flight For Life Transport System is provided by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin with bases in Waukesha and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and McHenry, Illinois. The organization has transported more than 36,000 critically ill and injured patients throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois since 1984. “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flightforlifetransportsystem. Follow us on Twitter @FlightForLife

FFL - 08/08/2017