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May 18, 2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray Appoints Terry Bellamy as Permanent DDOT Director and David Miramontes as Fire and Ems Medical Director 

Bellamy Has Served DDOT Since 2008; Miramontes Joins FEMS Staff From Ohio Hospital

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(WASHINGTON, DC) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today that he has selected Terry Bellamy as the permanent director of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and David Miramontes as the Medical Director for D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS).

Mr. Bellamy has served as the department’s Interim Director since the start of the Gray administration. Dr. Miramontes is an emergency medicine attending physician, faculty, and EMS director at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, a Level I trauma/burn center and emergency department in Toledo, Ohio.

“Both of these men are experienced and distinguished in their respective fields,” said Mayor Gray. “Terry Bellamy is a proven professional who has demonstrated innovative leadership at every level and has done an effective job moving DDOT forward as Interim Director. David Miramontes is a newcomer to the District, but has extensive medical expertise and experience with government agencies and emergency medical services.”

Terry Bellamy has worked at DDOT since 2008. He played a key role in the receipt and successful execution of $123 million in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for recent District transportation capital projects. Before joining DDOT, he served for eight years as the Bureau Chief of Transportation, Engineering and Operations with the Arlington County, Va., Transportation Department. He has also held leadership positions in both Fayetteville and Greensboro, NC During his tenure in Greensboro, Bellamy worked on the creation of the Greensboro Transit Authority and the city’s Long Range Transportation Plan. Earlier in his career he was recruited by Johnson C. Smith University as interim director of the school’s Department of Urban Studies & Community Affairs.
Mr. Bellamy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina A&T University, a Master of Urban Studies and Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University, and an Executive Certificate from Pennsylvania State University’s Executive Management Program for Transportation and Highway Engineers. He lives in Ward 6.
David Miramontes is an emergency medicine attending physician, faculty member and EMS director at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, a Level I trauma/burn center and emergency department in Toledo, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree in physiology from the University of California at Davis. He went on to graduate from the University of Toledo Medical School. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where he also was a Lifeflight physician and a Resident EMS Medical Director.
Dr. Miramontes has worked at Mercy St. Vincent as an Attending Physician and Emergency Medicine Residency Core Faculty member since 1999. He also was the ED Medical Director for three years at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. He has been the EMS Medical Director of numerous fire departments and agencies in Northwest Ohio, including the City of Toledo Fire and Rescue, Metro Toledo Area fire departments and Lifestar Ambulance in four counties. He has been extensively involved with local and regional disaster planning. He is a National Registry EMT, Hazmat Technician, and is Firefighter II qualified. He is the Medical Director for the Owens Community College Public Safety Programs for EMT, fire, and paramedic training.