Meet the AccessCare + CareJet Team
Team Certifications Include:
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
- Pre- Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
- Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)
- Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)
- Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C)
- Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)
Andrew Baird, BS ATP EMT-P
Critical Care Program Director
Andrew Baird (ATP EMT-P) serves as the Critical Care Program Director and Founder of Access Care + CareJet Specialty Care Transport Services. A native of North Carolina, Andrew attended the School of Management at NC State. During that time, he also obtained his commercial pilot’s license and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate, which allowed him to work his way through school as an “eye in the sky” traffic reporting pilot and eventually, a Wake County EMS System Paramedic.
Encouraged by his advisors and professors at NC State, and fueled by his passion for medicine and aviation, Andrew launched his first business focused on CPR & Emergency Response Training. As the company evolved and was eventually sold, Mr. Baird decided to merge his passions into one entity and developed Vector Aeromedical Services in 2014—a medical flight organization with special focus on critical access and care.
Since founding Vector Aeromedical and its subsequent branches AccessCare (ground ambulance), CareJet (air ambulance), and EventCare (special event medical support), Mr. Baird’s organizations have transported critically ill and injured patients over 3 million miles—including repatriating sick North Carolina citizens from foreign countries, organ transplant recipients and organs, and has donated many flights-particularly to North Carolina children. His medical company is currently headquartered in Smithfield, North Carolina with a global reach through its multiple partner aircraft, seven ambulances and 22 employees.
Andrew currently proudly serves as the North Carolina House Congressional appointee to the North Carolina Emergency Medical Services oversight board, where he chairs the trauma designation sub committee. He represents his company as its representative on the North Carolina Air Medical Association board. He remains the treasurer and board member for Bahamas Habitat and is the Vice Chairperson for the Cary Area EMS alongside assistant Vice Chancellor (NCSU DASA) Justine Hollingshead. Mr. Baird also recently established an educational endowment for advanced medical studies open to female paramedics in honor of Robyn Brown, one of his flight team members who lost her life in 2020.
Dr. Brian Quigley
Executive Team Assistant/Bookkeeper
Krystal is a 2015 NC State University graduate with a degree in General Agriculture and
Livestock Management. She is currently a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Administration and Airport Management. She comes to us with 9 years of retail and corporate experience. Krystal is a hardworking and talented individual who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Krystal is the Executive Team Assistant for AccessCare and CareJet ensuring all operations are completed in the most efficient and well-ordered way. Krystal has been interested in aviation for years. She has been volunteering with the Civil Air Patrol since 2019 and assists with teaching Aerospace Education and Model Rocketry to cadets. She also has plans to obtain her pilot’s license soon. When Krystal is not working, which is a rare sight, she enjoys cooking, playing the guitar and drums, spending quality time with family, doing DIY projects, skiing, and spending time with her two dogs, Ryder and Finley
Chief Nursing Officer
Marketing and Communications
Jocelyn is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and has worked as a graphic designer and marketing specialist for companies of all sizes and industries. As technology has rapidly developed, Jocelyn has similarly evolved through ongoing private education and developed the professional expertise in many parts of the Communications field. She is responsible for all visual communications for AccessCare + CareJet, including brand development, web design, internal communications, social media and all other marketing. When she is not developing clear communication strategies and design for her clients (and learning everything there is to know about their respective fields), Jocelyn stays busy raising her three teenagers and caring for an ongoing stream of foster and rescue animals.
Bayleigh Gauntt-Thompson– EMT, Basic
Katie Genova– Paramedic
Ethan Hykes-EMT, Basic
Lydia Searcy- EMT, Basic
In Memory of Dr. Chris Credle
In Memory of Robyn Brown