Brandon Daruna is a seasoned EMS professional and the current CEO of Eagle County Paramedic Services. With more than 20 years of experience in emergency services, Daruna is committed to delivering high-quality care to patients and vigorously supporting EMS clinicians.
Starting his career as an EMT/Vigor in New Orleans, Daruna obtained his EMT-I and Paramedic certifications from Delgado College and Charity Hospital. He later served as a paramedic and educator for West Jefferson Medical Center EMS before relocating to Colorado in 2003. During his first decade in Colorado, Daruna worked as a Captain for Northglenn Ambulance and an FTO with the Denver Health Paramedic Division.
In 2018, Daruna obtained his MBA from the University of Denver, which shifted his focus to leadership and management education in emergency services. He currently teaches Public Safety Leadership as an adjunct professor with the university, with the aim of bringing leadership and management education to emergency services. Daruna envisions a collaborative emergency services profession that takes great care of its employees by removing structural barriers and supporting their wellness.
Daruna is an active member of various EMS organizations, serving as a member of the Colorado EMS System Sustainability Task Force, a steering committee member of the Northwest Regional Healthcare Coalition, and a Board Member of the Central Mountains RETAC.
In his personal life, Daruna enjoys spending time with his wife and son in the outdoors of Eagle. He is an EMS nerd and values progressive EMS that prioritizes high-quality care over patient judgment. Daruna is dedicated to making a difference in the emergency services profession and improving the lives of those he serves.