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.
John Neumayer, Chief
Brian Abeyta, Operations Captain
Corey Overstreet, Administration Captain
Bob Samuel, Treasurer
Dave Mathews, Member at Large
Dan Unger, Member at Large
Thomas Gross, Member at Large
Courtney Dyer, Advisory Chair
Travis Smith, Past Chief
Pete Seidler, Parliamentarian
Bill Graves, Safety Officer
John Neumayer & Brian Abeyta, Rescue Council Representatives
Jon Sansone, IT Manager
Breeann Walker, Records Coordinator
Mary-Ellen McLean, Uniform Coordinator
Elizabeth Rogers, Recruitment & Retention Officer
Will Kautz, Community CPR Coordinator
Michelle Stephenson-White, Newsletter Editor
Ellen McBride, Marketing Coordinator
Dave Mathews, Facilities Lt./Socials
Ray Ford Sr., Facilities Coordinator
Suzanne Sofield, Event Coordinator
Jim Obal, Honor Guard
Ronnie Yancey, Chaplain
Nick Ruszak, Deputy
Norwood Burdett, Equipment Lt.
Will Kautz, Training Lt.
Rich Maguire, Supply Lt.
Trinity Penny, Vehicle Check-off
Walt Yancey, Maintenance Lt.
Evan Crawley, Special Events Lt.
Melinda Griggs, Scheduling Lt.
Beckie Chiaradia, Grants Coordinator
Stephanie McKinney, Fund Drive Coordinator
Doris Foster, Longevity/Historian/Awards Coordinator
Courtney Dyer, Chairman
John Richardson, Legal Advisor
Cliff Cutchins, Member-at-Large
Tom Gill, Vice Chairman
Rick Schoew, Member-at-Large
Lannie “Bunny” Woolford
Dr. N. Turner Gray
Dr. B. Warren Pechan
Current Support Members and Volunteers
Ray Ford, Sr.
Gary Hoffman, Past Chief
Mary-Ellen McLean, Foundation/Squad Office Manager
Blair Whitley Ray
Diane Van Campen
Current Operational Members
Celeste Burnett (Torrez)
John Doub, Past Chief
Rick Flack, Past Chief
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
James Long, III
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Travis Smith, Past Chief
Michelle Stephenson – White
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
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