Our Dedicated Members | Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad

Our Dedicated Members

We 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.

Executive Board

Matt Chiaradia, Chief
Matt Vest, Operations Captain
Tori Dupert, Administration Captain

Susan Bauman, Secretary
Bob Samuel, Treasurer
Leslie Smith, Member at Large

Valerie Vagts, Member at Large
Rich Maguire, Member at Large
Tom Harp, Advisory Chair

Chief Officers

Pete Seidler, Parliamentarian
Bill Graves, Safety Officer
Matt Chiaradia & Matt Vest, Rescue Council Representatives
Travis Smith,  Director of Information Technology

Administrative Officers

Amy Saunders, Uniform & Records Coordinator
Valerie Vagts, Recruitment & Retention Officer
Emily Widgeon, Community CPR Coordinator
Mary-Ellen McLean, 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
Emily Mills, Support Member Coordinator

Operational Officers

Desmond Williams, Deputy of Operations
Judy Haynes, Equipment Lt.
Adam Harris, Training Lt.

Rich Maguire, Supply Lt.
Vacant, Vehicle Check-off
Walt Yancey, Maintenance Lt.

Logan Williams, Special Events Lt.
Melinda Griggs, Scheduling Lt.

Treasurer Officers

VACANT, Grants Coordinator
Stephanie McKinney, Fund Drive Coordinator

Secretary Officers

Doris Foster, Longevity/Historian/Awards Coordinator

Current Advisors

Tom Harp, Chairman
John Richardson, Legal Advisor

Cliff Cutchins, Member-at-Large
Rick Schoew, Vice Chairman

Christopher Jacobs, Member-at-Large

Advisor Emeritus

Lannie “Bunny” Woolford
Dr. N. Turner Gray

Dr. Warren Pechan
Jim Obal

Current Support Members and Volunteers

Julie Ames
Susan Bauman
Ron Bauman
Tija Begovic
Rosser Bobbitt
Donald Bresnahan
Leif Carson
Mary Casper
Gloria Dunn
John Dunn
Paul Feakins
Ray Ford, Sr.
Doris Foster
Troy Gaudino
Bill Graves

Charlie Gurley
Bobby Hill
Gary Hoffman, Past Chief
Joan Jaser
Austin Langhorne
Janet Levin
Rich Maguire
Dave Mathews
Lee McCardell
Mary-Ellen McLean
Jeffrey Miller
Emily Mills
Ashley Montalvo
Nena Nerino
Corey Overstreet
Trinity Penny

Blair Whitley Ray
Eva Rovillos
Jonathan Sansone
Brad Sauer
Travis Smith, Past Chief
Suzanne Sofield
Marge Standing
Diane Van Campen
David Weller
Ira Whitehurst
Walt Yancey
Maggie Zontini

Current Operational Members

Brian Abeyta
Jay Agnew
Glenn Ahava
Melissa Anderson
Laurent Andre
Brianna Baldwin
Drew Barner
Saam Beheshtzadeh
Lauren Bellows
Jared Benik
Daniel Billowitz
Luke Bivans
Addison Blackwell
Shannon Blount
Michaela Bonner
Ginny Borja
Austin Brown
Rebecca Bullock
Norwood Burdett
Crista Busche
Mark Callazzo
Joanna Camacho
Zach Campbell
Kathleen Cashdollar
Eva Castillo
Fenny Chaudhary
Matt Chiaradia
Donald Clark
Rebecca Colbert
Anastarshia Colbert
Bob Corra
Evan Crawley
Jim Cromwell
Matthew Culkin
April Dalrymple
Matt Davis
Tierney Day
James DeMersseman
Michael Dempich
Veronika Domnissey
Erika Dopson
John Doub, Past Chief
Richard Doub
Dale Drescher
Tori Dupert
Victoria Easter
Shaine Eden
Diana Elliott
Jordan Epping
Ryley Escobar
Elizabeth Firestone
Rick Flack, Past Chief
Megan Flannery
Bryn Gantt
Dulcie Grabarczyk
Drew Grehan
Melinda Griggs

Thomas Gross
Adam Harris
Chasity Hart
Richard Hart
Katie Hartz
Donna Hawker
Judy Haynes
Abby Hoobler
Kelsey Hottle
Emily Huffman
Emilio Ihde
John Irish
Michael Jedrykowski
Caitlin Jefferson
Collin Johnson
Lauren Jones
Kristen Joynt
Hannah Jung
Sturgis Kidder
Hayley Kline
David Klinetop
Lindsey Langless
Helena Lavin
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
Todd Lewis
Chaz Lowery
Amy Lutz-Sexton
Kevin Lyles
Anastasia Martini
Sarah Marwitz
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Christine McDermott
Jenni McFarland
Stephanie McKinney
Kerri Miller
Frank Minkewicz
Aaron Morse
Morteza Mostashari
Robert Muhly
Mike Mui
David Mundy
Laura Nadolski
John Neumayer
Woody Null
Madison Oliver
Malanie Ostrum
Casey Patrick
Mackenzie Peeke
Nicolette Pember
Paul Pflueger
Austin Phillips
Jennifer Phillips
Tony Pirrone
Esther Pototskiy


Lorenzo Purificacion
Christion Reconsal-Brown
Diane Reid
Maria Rodrigues
Elizabeth Rogers
Cutter Romano
Shanna Rone
Andrew Rosenblum
Nicholas Ruszak
Luke Rutledge
Stella Salyer
Jarena Sampson
Robert Samuel
Nicholas Sarvella
Danielle Schabacker
Pete Seidler
Sherry Shults
Allison Simon
Leslie Smith
Michael Soto
Ashley Stires
Jordan Strawbridge
James Strickland
Katherine Taylor
Andrea Tembreull
Da’Trell Turner
Roy Tydings
Daniel Unger
Valerie Vagts
Rosemary Valentin
Daniel Van Orman
Matt Vest
Katherine Vinokuroff
Kelly Wahrenburg
Ryan Walker
Samantha Walker
Venesa Walker
Alan Walters
Tyler Ward
Mark Westmoreland
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
Timothy Whitney
Kelsey Whitus
Emily Widgeon
Desmond Williams
Sean Wireman
Alex Witte
Rebecca Wood
Isabella Wralstad
Ronnie Yancey
Joseph Yarbrough

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