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.
Travis Smith, Chief
John Neumayer, Captain of Operations
Dale Drescher, Captain of Administration
Susan Bauman, Secretary
Bradford Sauer, Treasurer
Brian Abeyta, Member-at-Large
Sally Whitaker, Member-at-Large
Ronnie Yancey, Member-at-Large
Janet Levin, Deputy of Administration
Christina Minkewicz, Lt. of Uniforms
Judy Jackson, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Corey Overstreet, Member Newsletter Editor
Ellen McBride, Social Media & Branding Coordinator
Khia Smith, Community CPR Coordinator
Dave Mathews, Lt. of Facilities & Social Events
Ray Ford, Sr., Facilities Officer
Suzanne Sofield, Event Director
Pete Seidler, Parliamentarian
Jack Dye, Honor Guard Officer
Robin Bresnahan, Chaplain
John Doub, Safety Officer
Jay Leach & Richard Doub, Rescue Council Reps
Jonathan Sansone, IT Systems Administrator
Stephanie McKinney, Fund Drive Coordinator
Doris Foster, Historian, Longevity Coordinator, Awards Coordinator
Brian Abeyta, Deputy of Operations
Austin Phillips, Lt. of Equipment
Corey Overstreet, Lt. of Training
Bob Giesen, Lt. of Supply
Walt Yancey, Lt. of Maintenance
Mike Dempich, Lt. of Special Events
Mike Soto, Lt. of Squad Truck
Susan Bauman, Lt. of Scheduling
Trinity Penny, Vehicle Check-Off Chair
James Obal, Chairman
John Richardson, Legal Advisor
Tom Gill, Member-at-Large
Courtney Dyer, Vice Chairman
Andy Bedinger, Member-at-Large
Dr. Warren Pechan, Advisor Emeritus
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
Raymond Ford, Jr.
Tom Harp, Jr., Past Chief
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
James Long, III
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Michelle Stephenson Galvez
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
Support The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Every dollar counts.
You can be the difference that allows us to have the life-saving equipment and supplies we need to answer every cry for help.
It's Fall Fund Drive Time!
As you anticipate and celebrate the holidays, and prepare for the end of the year, please consider making a one-time or sustaining donation to our squad. It is only with your help that we can respond to every cry for help.
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