Cole Bachelder, President - NORA Co-Founder


Cole Bachelder is a Co-Founder and the President of NORA. Cole’s core competencies are in dispatch, flight coordination, database programming and the development of systems and procedures designed to improve operational efficiency and increase utilization. During his 42 year professional career, Cole has worked extensively within the EMS, aviation and organ recovery communities focusing on the dispatch and coordination of air and ground transportation.

Cole’s professional career began in 1977 when he worked for the next 12 years as a 911/EMS/Fire dispatcher. During that same period, Cole worked as a paid-on-call Firefighter/EMT in Carol Stream, IL. After 12 years of public service, a transition to the private sector lead to positions in the private ambulance industry and the air ambulance industry. Along the way, Cole attained knowledge in many areas including; insurance billing, computer database development, FAA part 135 operations/aircraft dispatch and organ recovery dispatch procedures.

In 2004, Cole founded One Call Medical Transports. One Call is a company that serves its customers by coordinating ground transportation throughout the world. One Call serves the air ambulance industry, travel assistance companies and insurers. What began as a home based start-up in 2004, today One Call employs 30 full time employees that coordinate over 100 transports each day, worldwide. Cole sold his interest in One Call to the company’s key managers in 2016.

In 2012, recognizing the need for a nationwide transportation solution to serve the organ recovery industry, Cole partnered with Don Jones, NORA CEO and formed the Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance - NORA. The formation of NORA is the culmination of Cole’s 40 years of public service and private sector experience.


  • 2012-Present      NORA-Nationwide Organ Recovery Transport Alliance - Co-Founder and President

  • 2004-2016           One Call Medical Transports – Founder and President

  • 1994-2004           AeroCare Medical Transport System - Director of Flight Coordination, Dispatch and Administrative Operations

  • 1991-1994           LifeStat Ambulance – Director of dispatch and patient billing

  • 1989-1991           Cannonball Messenger – City of Chicago dispatch

  • 1977-1989           DuPage Public Safety Communications – 911/EMS/Fire dispatcher

  • 1977-1989 Carol Stream, IL Fire Protection District – Firefighter/EMT