Contact Info

8400 W. 183rd Place
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Telephone: (708) 532-1613
FAX: (708) 633-1677

Management Team

At Trace Ambulance, we focus on providing excellent patient care, through extensive training programs, and superior management. Our company is managed by individuals that are both knowledgeable and highly experienced in our industry. Throughout our history we have offered an unprecedented level of care, experience and service to our clients.

Christopher Vandenberg, J.D. - President

As a fourth generation owner of Vandenberg Ambulance, Christopher has been involved with the ambulance industry since childhood. Prior to becoming the COO/CFO, Christopher held roles in virtually all aspects of the business including as a vehicle porter, billing clerk, EMT-B, call-taker, and Emergency Medical Dispatcher. Christopher also is the President of Trace Ambulance and the Chief Financial Officer of AMB Tran Group, Ltd. – a private holding company operating ambulance companies operating under the names of ATI Ambulance, Trace Ambulance and Vandenberg Ambulance. At AMB Tran Group, Ltd., he heads the accounting and legal departments and spearheads various lobbying efforts on behalf of the organization and the private ambulance industry as a whole.

Prior to AMB Tran Group, Ltd., Christopher was the manager of the State of Illinois’ only seed and early stage venture capital program for the Illinois Finance Authority. During that time he managed an active portfolio of over 20 investments, participating in over 25 transactions representing in excess $57,000,000 of capital invested. At IFA, his responsibilities included negotiating and executing private placements and representing the IFA on the Boards’ of Directors, overseeing the operation and management of start-up technology companies. He also participated in a number of debt transactions for a variety of different types of entities, including local governments units, not for profits and small manufacturing businesses.

Christopher currently sits on the Board of the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation and Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation. Christopher also serves as the President for the Illinois State Ambulance Association and as a member of the American Ambulance Association Government Affairs Committee. Additionally, Christopher is admitted to the Bar for the State of Illinois and in the Northern district of Illinois. He maintains his memberships in the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Christopher received his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School in 2008 and his Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in 2002. Christopher also holds licenses as an EMT-B and Emergency Medical Dispatcher.

William Goetz, EMT-P - Vice President of Operations

Bill currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for Vandenberg Ambulance. Bill started his EMS career with Vandenberg Ambulance as a paramedic in 1990. Prior to joining Vandenberg Ambulance, Bill served two years in the United States Navy as an Intelligence and Communication specialist. In late 1990, Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served for six years as a Recon Marine Sniper, serving in Desert Shield (1990-1991) and Desert Storm (1991-1992). Upon his return from service in 1996, Bill resumed his position as a Paramedic for Vandenberg Ambulance. In 2001, William was appointed as the EMS Coordinator/General Manager for Vandenberg Ambulance. Bill has held multiple positions during his tenure, including Dispatcher, EMS education coordinator and Personnel Manager with the company. William’s leadership style and EMS experience make him an invaluable asset to the Vandenberg management team.

Bill graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Degree in Education. Bill also holds licenses as a Paramedic and Emergency Medical Dispatcher.

Denise Vincent - Director of Patient Accounts

Denise Vincent currently serves as the Director of Patient Accounts for Vandenberg Ambulance. Denise oversees the twenty-five member Patient Accounts department and is responsible for handling contracts with hospitals, SNFs, Hospice and Palliative Care Providers and managed care organizations. Denise began her career with ATI Ambulance in 1999 working in Patient Accounts as a customer service representative.

Denise’s is an expert on billing procedures and documentation. Denise stays current with Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance carriers by attending conferences and seminars regarding compliance and procedures. Denise’s dedication to customer service is attributed to her excellent communication skills and contracting familiarity.

Denise is a Certified Ambulance Coder by the National Academy of Ambulance Coding. She also has an Associates of Science Degree.

Denise grew up in Tinley Park and currently resides with her wonderful husband, Matt, and their loveable dog, Daisie in New Lenox, Illinois. Denise loves walking, reading, cooking, listening to music and especially laughing. Denise has many philosophies on life, work and family such as “Every day is a “Gift” and “Live the life you love! “.

Blair Dietrich, MBA - Director of Business Development

Blair is the Director of Business Development for Vandenberg Ambulance. In 2001, Blair began her career working with Vandenberg Ambulance, as an evening supervisor. Blair then obtained her certification as an American Heart Association Lead Instructor, American Heart Association CPR Instructor Trainer, and an Emergency Medical Technician. After several years, Blair transitioned to the marketing director. In 2005, Blair entered her current role. Having over 12 years of experience in the ambulance industry, Blair is an expert in business development and account management. She is responsible for maintaining and enhancing relationships with over 90 healthcare facilities and managed care organizations.

Blair graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep and earned her Bachelor’s of Science and MBA in Healthcare thru Loyola University Chicago. Blair is also licensed as an EMT-B. Blair is the mother of two young boys and enjoys trips with them to museums and other cultural institutions throughout the Chicagoland area.

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