Meet our team of leaders
CJ Malcolm is Chief of Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics. CJ was promoted to Chief in 2017 and has successfully led the Emergency Services Team through prolific growth and statewide recognition: 2020 Colorado EMS Service of the Year, 2020 Medical Director of the year and 2021 Colorado EMS Executive of the Year. Chief Malcolm earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Masters of Organizational Leadership. He has practiced paramedicine and rescue since 1998, working a diverse career in austere environments including 10 years as an ocean lifeguard in San Diego, two working as a street medic with AMR. Before coming to Gunnison, CJ managed the Preventive Search and Rescue Team with Grand Canyon National Park, a group of ranger paramedics responsible for the education and rescue of Grand Canyon’s 7 million annual visitors. During the COVID-19 emergency, CJ lead Gunnison County’s Pandemic and Vaccine Response as one of two unified incident commanders alongside Gunnison County Public Health.
CJ, his wife Heather, a nurse at GVH, and their two children Aspen and Colter, love skiing, climbing and hitting the beach together. Gunnison is a magnificent place to live and work!
Jill Adams is a Gunnison native. Although she has not been in Gunnison her entire life, she returned here in 2013 to raise her daughters. Jill has been in EMS for 34 years, spending about half the time in an urban setting and the other half in rural and austere environments. Jill is passionate about providing excellent medical care to her community and passing on her experience to new providers.
Justin Skokan Has been with Gunnison Valley Health EMS since 2015. He has 18 years of experience in EMS, with the last four years as a critical care paramedic for the service. Justin began his career in Woodland Park Colorado with Woodland Park Ambulance service and worked with them until moving to the Gunnison valley where his wife Sherilyn found work in the hospital system first. He has been a part of the field training program and works with the service’s medical director Shay Krier to obtain and maintain the service’s many medical waivers. Justin now focuses most of time maintaining the fleet for the ambulance service, keeping them at the ready for 911 calls, IFTs and fire deployments.
Justin spends most of his free time with his wife Sherilyn, three kids and their beloved dog Walter. He enjoys big game hunting, fishing, camping and trips with his family.
Becky Sproul, a long term Colorado resident, began her professional medical career in 1992 after graduating from the paramedic program at Colorado Association of Paramedical Education (CAPE). She spent 15 years in a high volume, urban environment, responsible for providing 911 coverage, field training, dispatch oversight, community outreach and grant administration. In 2008 she transitioned to a rural community. Becky has since found a passion for critical care paramedicine. While continuing to be a part of the management team, she has helped to integrate the enhanced scope of critical care to pre-hospital medicine in southwest Colorado. In addition to her role with Gunnison EMS, she is a critical care flight paramedic for CareFlight of the Rockies. In both roles she can focus on the needs of the community including management of acute medical and trauma patients and integration of services throughout the region.
Michael Taylor has been with Gunnison Valley Health Paramedics since 2012. Michael is both an operational captain and education director for the department. He is also one of several critical care level providers in the organization. After receiving a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado, Michael relocated to Gunnison. His introduction to pre-hospital medicine would stem from his enrollment in the Gunnison Valley Health EMT program. Fast-forward 10 years and Michael now leads the program that provided his introduction to EMS. As the education director for the department, Michael coordinates both internal clinical education for all staff and community education such as the EMT and Advanced-EMT programs. Michael’s passion for emergency medicine and this health system is illustrated by his high energy and dedication to moving his team to the forefront of rural EMS. In his spare time, Michael enjoys trail running and raising his two daughters alongside his wife.
Nick Zuber comes to GVH Paramedics with 20 years of experience in pre-hospital care. His experiences include time as a paramedic both in more traditional 911 systems, flight and critical care transport, as well as remote and austere care working internationally. Nick works with the all-hazards and education teams at the agency to bring evidence based medicine and all-hazards response capabilities to the team. During the COVID-19 response Nick worked alongside the EMS Chief and other stakeholders with in the county to provide an emergency management consulting. Nick holds an MA and a Doctorate in Emergency and Disaster Management.