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

John Neumayer, Chief
Brian Abeyta, Operations Captain
Corey Overstreet, Administration Captain

Susan Bauman, Secretary
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

Chief Officers

Pete Seidler, Parliamentarian
Bill Graves, Safety Officer
John Neumayer & Brian Abeyta, Rescue Council Representatives
Jon Sansone, IT Manager

Administrative Officers

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
Celeste Burnett, Support Member Coordinator
Amy Saunders, Squad Office Manager

Operational Officers

Nick Ruszak, Deputy of Operations
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.

Treasurer Officers

Beckie Chiaradia, Grants Coordinator
Stephanie McKinney, Fund Drive Coordinator

Secretary Officers

Doris Foster, Longevity/Historian/Awards Coordinator

Current Advisors

Courtney Dyer, Chairman
John Richardson, Legal Advisor

Cliff Cutchins, Member-at-Large
Tom Gill, Vice Chairman

Rick Schoew, Member-at-Large

Advisor Emeritus

Lannie “Bunny” Woolford
Dr. N. Turner Gray

Dr. B. Warren Pechan
Jim Obal

Current Support Members and Volunteers

Susan Bauman
Ron Bauman
Tija Begovic
Rosser Bobbitt
Celeste Burnett
Mary Casper
Becky Chiaradia
Beth Dougherty
Gloria Dunn
Jack Dye
Ray Ford, Sr.
Doris Foster
Troy Gaudino
Bill Graves
Charlie Gurley
Bobby Hill

Terry Hill
Gary Hoffman, Past Chief
Joan Jaser
Austin Langhorne
Janet Levin
Rich Maguire
Lee McCardell
Mary-Ellen McLean, Foundation Program Officer
Emily Mills
Ashley Montalvo
Nena Nerino
Trinity Penny
Blair Whitley Ray

Eva Rovillos
Jonathan Sansone
Brad Sauer
Suzanne Sofield
Marge Standing
Diane Van Campen
Breeann Walker
David Weller
Ira Whitehurst
Walt Yancey
Maggie Zontini
Caroline Zotti

Current Operational Members

Brian Abeyta
Glenn Ahava
Joe Albert
Jessica Albrecht
Julie Ames
Melissa Anderson
Laurent Andre
Megan Avery
Courtney Barbero
Drew Barner
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
Crista Busche
Edwin Cabrera-Galeno
Joanna Camacho
Zach Campbell
Leif Carson
Kathleen Cashdollar
Karen Cassidy
Eva Castillo
Matt Chiaradia
Donald Clark
Anastarshia Colbert
Bob Corra
Evan Crawley
Jim Cromwell
Matthew Culkin
April Dalrymple
Matt 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
Ryley Escobar
Paul Feakins
Rick Flack, Past Chief
Megan Flannery
Bryn Gantt
Drew Grehan
Melinda Griggs
Thomas Gross
Kristina Guzman

Chasity Hart
Richard Hart
Katie Hartz
Donna Hawker
Judy Haynes
Dustin Hoffman
Abby Hoobler
Kelsey Hottle
Kathy Huynh
Emilio Ihde
John Irish
Caitlin Jefferson
Bryce Jones
Lauren Jones
Kristen 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
Kevin Lyles
Anastasia Martini
Sarah Marwitz
Dave Mathews
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Christine McDermott
Jenni McFarland
Patrick McGinnis
Amy McGrath
Stephanie McKinney
Jeffrey Miller
Kerri Miller
Frank Minkewicz
Morteza Mostashari
Robert Muhly
Mike Mui
David Mundy
Laura Nadolski
John Neumayer
Eric Nuckols
Woody Null
Ron-Joseph Ocampo
Brian Ochoa
Malanie Ostrum
Corey Overstreet
Nicolette Pember
Paul Pflueger
Tony Pirrone
Daniella Pizarro
Esther Pototskiy
Kelly Prado
Lisa Prudenti


Christion Reconsal-Brown
Diane Reid
Maria Rodrigues
Elizabeth Rogers
Cutter Romano
Shanna Rone
Kim Rose
Andrew Rosenblum
Nicholas Ruszak
Robert Samuel
Nicholas Sarvella
Pete Seidler
Chuck Siegel
Allison Simon
Leslie Smith
Travis Smith, Past Chief
Michael Soto
Robin Stephens
Michelle Stephenson – White
Janet Stinson
Ashley Stires
James Strickland
Anne Svejda
Katherine Taylor
Andrea Tembreull
Roy Tydings
Daniel Unger
Valerie Vagts
Rosemary Valentin
Daniel VanOrman
Matt Vest
Katherine Vinokuroff
Kelly Wahrenburg
Brandon Walker
Ryan Walker
Samantha Walker
Megan Ward
Tyler Ward
Emily Westmoreland
Mark Westmoreland
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
Kelsey Whitus
Emily Widgeon
Desmond Williams
Sean Wireman
Alex Witte
Rebecca Wood
Skyler Wood
Ronnie Yancey
Joseph Yarbrough

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