John Bovia has 35 plus years of experience in emergency medical services dating back to his time in the U.S. military. He was one of the first paramedics to be licensed in the state of Michigan in the late seventies. John is the co-founder of Life Support Services, Inc., and has been recognized over the years as an outstanding instructor for the American Heart Association (AHA). He has trained over 200,000 health care providers including nurses, EMTs, physicians and dentists.
John Bovia is a paramedic who began his medical career in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict, with 2 tours of duty in South East Asia. He is a pioneer of emergency medical services in the state of Michigan. In 1984 with his wife Mary Berry-Bovia they cofounded Life Support Services Inc. In his capacity as Chief Executive Officer he has overseen the emergency management training of over 600,000 healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, dentists, technicians, paramedics, & dental team members. Life Support Services, Inc has grown to be one of the largest entrepreneurial American Heart Association training centers in the United States. LSS provides training in emergency management procedures to 16,000 participants throughout the Western Hemisphere annually.
Richard (Dick) Mason has over 40 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services dating back to the start of Argentine Fire/Rescue in 1973. Owner of Emergency Specialties Ambulance Service during 1977-1981. In 1984 he co-founded Life Support Services Inc. with John and Mary Berry-Bovia. Dick has been a first aid and CPR instructor for over 40 years, ACLS instructor over 38 years, PALS instructor over 34 years and NRP instructor over 15 years.
John Bovia, Jr
John Bovia, Jr. is a registered nurse with 16 years of experience on a Medical Cardiac progressive Care Unit. Prior to becoming a nurse John was a Paramedic with 15 years of experience. John has been an ACLS instructor for 30 years a PALS instructor for 25 years and a BLS instructor for 33 years. John has been involved with approximately 100 cardiac arrests over his career and feels this enhances his ability to share information at the courses he leads.
Sarah Bovia is the Chief Financial Officer at Life Support Services Inc., where she manages the company’s finances and plays a key role in day-to-day operations. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, kids, & dogs.