Leadership

Inspire The Best In Your People.

Our leadership team consists of an outstanding group of people that share a common commitment to safety and a passion to provide unsurpassed services for our patients and customers. Collectively, we have more than 300 years of extensive experience in aviation and healthcare services. We work diligently to find better, smarter, and more effective ways to serve our healthcare partners on a daily basis.

Our Leaders

  • Kim Montgomery

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    Since joining SevenBar in 2001, Kim has proven her ability to manage successful business operations. She led the recent growth and operational achievements of the air medical division and was named president in 2008. Kim's priority is to utilize SevenBar's 70+ year history in aviation as a platform for leading the company to new levels in the air medical industry. Montgomery has responsibility for operating and financial performance, and leads the business planning process to identify opportunities, execute growth plans, and drives high performance teamwork from her management team. Formerly senior vice president of business development at SevenBar, Montgomery played a leading role in growing the air medical business, improving the financial performance of existing business units, and was active in the sale of the company’s Fixed Base Operations in 2008. Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at Trinity University and a Master of Business Administration degree at Southern Methodist University. She is member of the North Texas Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, a board member of MedEvac Foundation International, a board member of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and chair of the Air Medical Operators Association (AMOA).

    kmontgomery@7bar.com

    214.205.8010

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  • B.J. Raysor

    Senior Vice President of Operations

    BJ has direct oversight responsibility for all of SevenBar Aviation’s flight and maintenance activities. He came to SevenBar Aviation after serving for several years as director of aviation for a well-respected, hospital-based Part 135 Helicopter EMS operator. BJ is an ATP rated pilot and a Certified Medical Transport Executive

    BJRaysor@7bar.com

    214.212.8908

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  • Betsy Casanave

    Sr. VP of Business Development and Strategic Services

    Prior to joining SevenBar Aviation in 2014, Betsy served as director & chief of a large hospital based critical care transport program that provided services to the Southeast. She has held various leadership positions over the last 24 years in healthcare, and has worked as a clinician in Emergency Services, ICU, and critical care transport programs. Betsy is an active member of various national, state, and local organizations and served as the president of the North Carolina Air Medical Association. She previously served on the Association of Air Medical Services Board as an at-large director, and is currently serving on the Association of Critical Care Transport Board of Directors.

    bcasanave@7bar.com

    919.795.0488

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  • Sean Mulholland

    Director of Safety

    Sean is responsible for addressing all safety matters at SevenBar Aviation, including the development, implementation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of our Safety Management System (SMS). Prior to joining the company, he led a long career as a safety investigator, analyst, auditor, and manager in operations and employee safety with a major US airline.

    smulholland@7bar.com

    214468.8229

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  • Wade Neiswender

    director of maintenance

    Wade joined the SevenBar Aviation team more than 20 years ago as an aviation maintenance technician and has been promoted to various positions over the years. Most recently, Wade served as the director of quality prior to assuming the director of maintenance role. His knowledge of our company’s fleet and operational history is unmatched. As director of maintenance, Wade is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance in company aircraft and maintenance operations. He oversees the company’s internal evaluation program, all aspects of aircraft maintenance and works collaboratively with the director of rotor wing maintenance to ensure all aircraft maintenance at SevenBar Aviation is leading the way in best practices within our industry. Wade is also a CAMTS site surveyor and is very active at the national level.

    wneiswender@7bar.com

    214.468.8229

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  • Ken Mize

    Director, Rotor Wing Maintenance

    Kenny Mize currently serves as the director of rotor wing maintenance for SevenBar Aviation. Kenny heads up rotor wing maintenance and logistics for SevenBar’s rotor wing business line. Prior to joining SevenBar, Kenny worked for Rotorcraft Support Group, a Part 145 service and completions center for all major helicopter manufacturers in the Dallas MetroPlex. Kenny served as the director of maintenance and as the director of quality at RSG.

    kmize@7bar.com

    817.821.2422

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  • Analia Vaca

    Director of Human Resources

    Since joining SevenBar Aviation in 2008, Analia Vaca has had a passion for employee relations and benefits. Analia currently serves as the director of human resources, and her enthusiasm and dedication to the company are integral to recruiting, hiring, and retaining new SevenBar Aviation team members. Consistently updating policies and procedures and staying on top of trends in the HR community are key functions of her position. Analia also administers the company’s DOT Drug and Alcohol testing program, ensuring compliance with DOT and FAA regulations.

    avaca@7bar.com

    214.468.8229

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  • Mac Garrison

    assistant director of operations

    Mac Garrison is currently employed as the assistant director of operations with SevenBar Aviation. Early in his aviation career, Mac served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer and pilot before becoming a HEMS pilot. Prior to joining SevenBar, Mac worked as a check airman and instructor pilot with one of the busiest and oldest air medical programs in the country. He has 28+ years of helicopter experience and aviation, and has accumulated more than 7100 flight hours. His experience includes positions such as safety officer, check airman, ATP and CFI with extensive experience in SPIFR and NVG operations. Mac served on the board of directors for the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business.

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  • Tom Rapier

    Fixed Wing Chief Pilot

    Tom joined the SevenBar team in early 2016, and currently serves as fixed wing chief pilot. His aviation career is extensive, with twelve years of experience flying various types of jet aircraft and the Beechcraft King Air series. Prior to joining SevenBar, Tom worked as a line pilot, check airman, adjunct professor and flight instructor in Fort Worth, TX. He also served as the director of training for a large corporate charter airline based in TN, where he was responsible for the oversight and implementation of more than 350 training events annually. His wide range of leadership experience and passion for air medical transport is a great asset to the SevenBar team.

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  • Stephen Boatwright

    Rotor Wing Chief Pilot

    After Stephen and his wife moved to the United States 15 years ago, he knew he wanted to fly helicopters. HIs aviation career started in his native country of England in 1995, where he gained his airplane license. He later obtained his helicopter license in 2004 and began working as a flight instructor and line pilot in the Gulf of Mexico. His love of aviation led him to HEMS in 2013, when he began flying for Era Helicopters and the LifeFlight of Maine program. There he served as a line pilot and check airman. Stephen is currently serves as rotor wing chief pilot with SevenBar Aviation and brings an extensive range of experience to the team.

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