Directors

Larry BurtonLarry Burton
Executive Director
ACAD Employee Since 2009

Larry grew up in Southeast Missouri, moved to Northeast Arkansas in 1993 and joined the ACAD team in 2009. Larry has more than 29 years experience as a Healthcare Professional. From 2000-2008 Larry served as Assistant Administrator and Chief Operating Officer for Baptist Healthcare and later Ameris Health Systems in Northeast Arkansas. Larry served 24 years in the Missouri Army National Guard before retiring in 2001. He experienced multiple Federal and State deployments during his career. Larry has been married to Amy for more than 18 years and they have three daughters, Cheyenne, Chandler and Tiffany. Larry earned a Bachelor’s degree in HealthCare Management from Ottawa University, Kansas City. Larry has a passion for serving the community, watching sports, playing golf and reading.

Troy Mihalevich
Director of ACADemy
ACAD Employee Since 1992

For further information about Troy Mihalevich see his bio under the ACADemy tab.

Kat Probst, Paramedic, CAC, CACO
Director of Program Development, Patient Billing, Quality Assurance, and Information Technology
ACAD Employee Since 2007

Kat Probst is the Director of Program Development, and Quality Assurance for Adair County Ambulance District. Kat’s additional titles and responsibilities entail the Director of Patient Billing, Information Technologies and Compliance and Exposure Control Officer for the District.  Kat originally grew up in the St. Louis area and moved to Northeast Missouri in 2004 to attend Truman State University. Kat’s career began with dispatching at the Adair County E911 center in 2005. Kat chose to advance her career and became a licensed EMT in 2006 and obtained her Paramedic license in 2008 serving in the medical field until she became a member of the Executive Leadership Team for the District in 2010.

Kat’s passion for the EMS field is reflected in her services across the state of Mo representing the EMS industry in many capacities such as the Vice President of the Missouri Ambulance Association, Vice Chair of Central Region EMS, and numerous task forces locally and statewide to enhance EMS services across the state.  Some of these task forces and committees include advocating at the legislative level, CIT in EMS statewide, Region B Healthcare Coalition, Board member of NEMO Heart Health, EMS Mutual Aid Coordination, and Time Critical Diagnosis committees at a local and state level. Kat was also honored in 2018 as the Zoll Pulse Award recipient and in 2019 as a Kirksville Young Professionals 5 under 40 Award recipient.

Kat, her husband, and their 3 sons currently live on a small farm in Scotland County, Missouri. Kat is actively engaged in her community and enjoys serving there whenever possible. She is the Vice President of School Parent Teacher Organization and the Secretary/Treasurer of Scotland County Farm Bureau. Kat and her husband also enjoy serving as foster parents and believe in having strong family values.

Kat truly believes “Tomorrow is never a guarantee, live everyday to its fullest. Provide service to your community whenever possible and leave whatever you have been tasked with better than when it was given to you.”

Lisa WhittomLisa Whittom
Director of Finance and Human Resources
ACAD Employee since 2008

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through William Woods University. Lisa was raised in Green City and moved to Kirksville to attend TSU after graduating, so Northeast Missouri is home. Lisa and husband Andy, and their two sons, Chase and Gage reside in southwestern Adair County, where they also raise cattle, row crops, and hogs. In her spare time Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, and reading.