Debbie Vass


Sunstar - Pinellas County, Florida


Director of quality initiatives


A certified paramedic and licensed nurse in the state of Florida, Debbie has also served as an adjunct, non-credit faculty/CME Instructor at St. Petersburg College and has taught Pinellas County Continuing Education Classes to EMTs, paramedics and nurses.


Debbie Vass is Paramedics Plus’ newly appointed Director of Quality Initiatives and will be the first female to join the current four-member Executive Council. Debbie has served as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Sunstar Paramedics from February 2013 to June 2015 and held the position of Director of Clinical Services for nine years prior that. Her emergency medical services career has spanned over two decades and has primarily focused on ensuring quality patient care throughout all levels of the Sunstar team.

She was the proud recipient of the 2008 State of Florida “EMS Nurse” award and is a Florida Governor Sterling Lead Examiner. Debbie also helped steer Sunstar Paramedics to earn Florida Governor’s Sterling Award in 2009.

Debbie is a native of Pinellas County and a graduate of Leadership Pinellas, class of 2009.

Her hobbies include tennis, bicycling, movies, and photography.

“I love working for Paramedics Plus because I feel I have a voice and that I can make a difference. Paramedics Plus shares the same vision and values that I have. At Paramedics Plus, taking care of patients isn’t a business; it is a philosophy. The leadership team is mission driven to provide high quality care AND the best patient experience. The leadership team also understands that in order to take great care of our patients, we have to take care of our employees.”