Our Dedicated MembersWe simply couldn't do what we do without the generous commitment of our dedicated members.
To serve almost half a million residents of Virginia Beach and almost three million visitors with professional-quality, pre-hospital emergency care for free, we need the complete dedication and hard work of all our members.
VBVRS operational members, from EMT to paramedic, commit to the same training and certifications as professionals. They agree to serve 48 hours a month, usually broken up in four 12-hour duties.
VBVRS support members commit to serving 12 hours a month in different capacities, including office, facility, fund drive, and special event work.
While you’re at it, check out our Life Members, Past Commanders and Honorary Members.
If you’re at least 18 years old and interested in joining us, the proud men and women of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, click here.
Matt Vest, Chief
Adam Harris, Operations Captain
Valerie Vagts, Administration Captain
Glenn Ahava, Secretary
Walt Yancey, Treasurer
Lisa Kanopka, Member at Large
Judy Haynes, Member at Large
Bob Corra, Member at Large
Tom Harp, Advisory Chair
Pete Seidler, Parliamentarian
Alan Waters, Safety Officer
TBD, Rescue Council Representatives
Travis Smith, IT Manager
TBD, Deputy of Administration
Amy Saunders, Records Coordinator
Jenni McFarland Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Brian Abeyta, Community CPR Coordinator
Addison Blackwell, Newsletter Editor
Lisa Kanopka, Social Media & Branding Coordinator
Dave Mathews, Facilities Officer
TBD, Social Event Coordinator
Jim Obal, Honor Guard
Ronnie Yancey, Chaplain
Emily Mills, Support Member Coordinator
Rebecca Wood, Uniforms Coordinator
Venesa Walker, Deputy of Operations
Stella Salyer, Equipment Lt.
Brian Abeyta, Training Lt.
TBD, Supply Lt.
Rob Muhly, Maintenance Lt.
TBD, Special Events
Rob Muhly, Logistics
Andrew Rosenblum, Scheduling Lt.
TBD, Grants Coordinator
TBD, Fund Drive Coordinator
TBD, Audit Committee
Doris Foster, Awards Coordinator
Peter Holland, Historian
TBD, Longevity Coordinator
Tom Harp, Chairman
John Richardson, Legal Advisor
Cliff Cutchins, Member-at-Large
Rick Schoew, Vice Chairman
Christopher Jacobs, Member-at-Large
Lannie “Bunny” Woolford
Dr. N. Turner Gray
Dr. Warren Pechan
Current Support Members and Volunteers
Ray Ford, Sr.
Gary Hoffman, Past Chief
Blair Whitley Ray
Travis Smith, Past Chief
Diane Van Campen
Current Operational Members
John Doub, Past Chief
James Troy Hall
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
John Neumayer, Past Chief
Michael Brennan Shields
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
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