Contact Info

8400 W. 183rd Place
Tinley Park, IL 60487

Telephone: (708) 532-0088
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

Christopher serves as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Trace Ambulance. Christopher has been involved with the ambulance industry since childhood. Prior to becoming President and 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 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 Trace Ambulance. Bill started his EMS career as a paramedic in 1990. Prior to joining Trace 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 In 2001, William was appointed as the EMS Coordinator/General Manager for Trace 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 Trace 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 Trace 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! “.

Cheryl VanSipma, RN - Compliance Officer

Cheryl serves as the Compliance Officer for Trace Ambulance. Cheryl’s role consists of conducting internal audits and QI, ensuring that transports are properly received, documented and billed. Cheryl began her career in EMS graduating from the first Paramedic class at Silver Cross Hospital over 30 years ago. After working as a paramedic for several years, Cheryl went on to become the EMS Coordinator for the South Holland Police and Fire Department. Cheryl went on to work in the ED at Ingalls Hospital until she was appointed by Illinois Department of Public Health as a Regional EMS/Bioterrorism Coordinator. For ten years, Cheryl regulated the activities for the State in Regions 7 and 11. Her position included providing oversight of training, State testing and all re-licensure of First Responders, EMT’s, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Dispatchers, Trauma Nurse Specialists, Pre-Hospital and Emergency Communication RN’s; annual inspection of ambulances; inspections for designation of Emergency Department Approval for Pediatrics and Trauma Centers and approval and renewal of EMS System plans.

Cheryl is a founding member of Illinois Medical Emergency Response Team (IMERT). Through IMERT, Cheryl worked collaboratively with State agencies to create a response team that is properly trained and equipped to respond to mass casualty events throughout the State.

Cheryl graduated from Purdue University with a BSN in Nursing.

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