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

Travis Smith, Chief
Matt Chiaradia, Operations Captain
Dale Drescher, Administration Captain

Brad Sauer, Treasurer
Brian Abeyta, Member at Large
Roy White, Member at Large

Ron Bauman, Member at Large
Jim Obal, Advisory Chair

Chief Officers

Pete Seidler, Parliamentarian
Mike Soto, Chief Aide
John Doub, Safety Officer
Brian Abeyta & Matt Chiaradia, Rescue Council Representatives

Administrative Officers

Janet Levin, Deputy
Mary-Ellen McLean, Uniform Lt.
Elizabeth Rogers, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator
Brian Abeyta,Community CPR

Corey Overstreet, Newsletter Editor/ Records Coordinator
Ellen McBride, Marketing Coordinator
Dave Mathews, Facilities Lt./Socials
Ray Ford Sr., Facilities Officer

Suzanne Sofield, Event Director
Jim Obal, Honor Guard
Robin Bresnahan, Chaplain

Operational Officers

Brandon Walker, Deputy
Norwood Burdett, Equipment Lt.
Mike Dempich, Training Lt.

Bob Giesen, Supply Lt.
Trinity Penny, Vehicle Check-off
Walt Yancey, Maintenance Lt.

Evan Crawley, Special Events Lt.
Susan Bauman, Scheduling Lt.

Treasurer Officers

Jon Sansone, IT Lt.
Beckie Chiaradia, Grants Coordinator
Stephanie McKinney, Fund Drive Coordinator

Secretary Officers

Doris Foster, Longevity/Historian/Awards Coordinator

Current Advisors

James Obal, Chairman
John Richardson, Legal Advisor

Tom Gill, Member-at-Large
Courtney Dyer, Vice Chairman

Andy Bedinger, Member-at-Large

Current Support Members and Volunteers

Tija Begovic
Robin Bresnahan
Mary Casper
Becky Chiaradia
Jane Clifford
Beth Dougherty
Gloria Dunn
Jack Dye
Ray Ford, Sr.
Doris Foster
Troy Gaudino
Charlie Gurley
Bobby Hill

Terry Hill
Gary Hoffman, Past Chief
Joan Jaser
Austin Langhorne
Janet Levin
Lee McCardell
Stephanie McKinney
Mary-Ellen McLean, Foundation/Squad Office Manager
Emily Mills
Nena Nerino
Trinity Penny
Blair Whitley Ray

Karen Reed
Jonathan Sansone
Brad Sauer
Larry Shaw
Suzanne Sofield
Marge Standing
Diane Van Campen
Breeann Walker
Ira Whitehurst
Walt Yancey
Maggie Zontini

Current Operational Members

Brian Abeyta
Joe Albert
Jessica Albrecht
Julie Ames
Stephen Baratta
Courtney Barbero
Drew Barner
Ronald Bauman
Susan Bauman
Saam Beheshtzadeh
Lauren Bellows
Jared Benik
Luke Bivans
Daniel Billowitz
Addison Blackwell
Shannon Blount
Michaela Bonner
Joel Booker
Donald Bresnahan
Austin Brown
Rebecca Bullock
Norwood Burdett
Kiersten Burgess
Celeste Burnett (Torrez)
Crista Busche
Chloe Bush
Edwin Cabrera-Galeno
Joanna Camacho
Zach Campbell
Leif Carson
Karen Cassidy
Matt Chiaradia
Cory Chicella
Donald Clark
Anastarshia Colbert
Bob Corra
Evan Crawley
Jim Cromwell
Matthew Culkin
Matt Davis
Stazia Davis
Michael Dempich
James DeMersseman
Veronika Domnissey
John Doub, Past Chief
Richard Doub
Dale Drescher
Tori Dupert
Victoria Easter
Shaine Eden
Diana Elliott
Jordan Epping
Paul Feakins
Michael Ferullo
Rick Flack, Past Chief
Megan Flannery
Samantha Ford
Tex Ford
Bryn Gantt
Douglas Gibson
Bill Graves
Drew Grehan
Melinda Griggs
Thomas Gross
Kristina Guzman

Chasity Hart
Richard Hart
Donna Hawker
Judy Haynes
Grey Hodges
Dustin Hoffman
Abby Hoobler
Kelsey Hottle
Kathy Huynh
Emilio Ihde
John Irish
Bryce Jones
Lauren Jones
Kristin Joynt
Hannah Jung
William Kautz
Sturgis Kidder
Hayley Kline
David Klinetop
Lindsey Langless
Helena Lavin
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
Todd Lewis
James Long, III
Chaz Lowery
Amy Lutz-Sexton
Richard Maguire
Sarah Marwitz
Dave Mathews
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Jenni McFarland
Patrick McGinnis
Amy McGrath
Jeffrey Miller
Frank Minkewicz
Ashley Montalvo
Morteza Mostashari
Robert Muhly
Mike Mui
David Mundy
Laura Nadolski
John Neumayer
Eric Nuckols
Woody Null
Brian Ochoa
Corey Overstreet
Nicolette Pember
Paul Pflueger
Tony Pirrone
Daniella Pizarro
Esther Pototskiy


Christion Reconsal-Brown
Diane Reid
Maria Rodrigues
Kevin Roetz
Elizabeth Rogers
Cutter Romano
Shanna Rone
Kim Rose
Andrew Rosenblum
Eva Rovillos
Antara Rowe
Nicholas Ruszak
Robert Samuel
Pete Seidler
Chuck Siegel
Leslie Smith
Travis Smith
Michael Soto
Robin Stephens
Michelle Stephenson
Francesca Stimmell
Janet Stinson
Ashley Stires
James Strickland
Anne Svejda
Katherine Taylor
Austin Thomas
Andrew Thompson
Roy Tydings
Daniel Unger
Anastasia VanDenDries – Martini
Daniel VanOrman
Katherine Vinokuroff
Kelly Wahrenburg
Brandon Walker
Catie Walker
Jordan Walker
Ryan Walker
Samantha Walker
Megan Ward
David Weller
Emily Westmoreland
Mark Westmoreland
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
Kelsey Whitus
Emily Widgeon
Desmond Williams
Alex Witte
Rebecca Wood
Skyler Wood
Alexander Wright
Ronnie Yancey
Caroline Zotti

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.


We are neighbors saving neighbors.

It's our fall fund drive! Please consider supporting our volunteers. We are a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



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