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.

Current Leadership

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

Administrative Officers

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

Operational Officers

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
Vacant, Vehicle Check-Off Chair

Current Advisors

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

Tija Begovic
Robin Bresnahan
Becky Culpepper
Jack Dye
Ray Ford, Sr.
Doris Foster
Melissa Gaudino
Troy Gaudino
Charlie Gurley
Bobby Hill

Terry Hill
Gary Hoffman, Past Chief
Judy Jackson
Joan Jaser
Austin Langhorne
Janet Levin
Lee McCardell
Mary-Ellen McLean, Foundation/Squad Office Manager
Nena Nerino
Blair Whitley Ray

Vaughn Roeder
Jonathan Sansone
Brad Sauer
Larry Shaw
Suzanne Sofield
Marge Standing
Diane Van Campen
Ira Whitehurst
Walt Yancey
Maggie Zontini

Current Operational Members

Brian Abeyta
Tammy Attama
Sarah Aumiller
Zachary Aydlette
Brittany Ballo
Stephen Baratta
Courtney Barbero
Ronald Bauman
Susan Bauman
Christopher Bazemore
Robert Braithwaite
Donald Bresnahan
Norwood Burdett
Joanna Camacho
Clay Camp
Brooke Cannon
Leif Carson
Karen Cassidy
Matt Chiaradia
Anastarshia Colbert
Erin Comerford
Julianne Corcoran
Bob Corra
Evan Crawley
Jim Cromwell
Darrah Crow
Matt Davis
Michael Dempich
John Doub, Past Chief
Richard Doub
Dale Drescher
Victoria Easter
Kevin Egendorfer
Diana Elliott
April Everton
Paul Feakins
Caleb Fields
Jesse Yamiolkowski
Ronnie Yancey
Joshua Young

Rick Flack, Past Captain
Tex Ford
Ray Ford, Jr.
Samantha Ford
Charles Gaskin
Bob Giesen
William Graves, Jr.
Drew Grehan
April Gressinger
Melinda Griggs
Thomas Gross
Tom Harp, Jr., Past Chief
Judy Haynes
Grey Hodges
Abby Hoobler
Ed Hopper
Caroline Horne
Kelsey Hottle
Antonio Iglecia
John Irish
Joseph Jaime
Sturgis Kidder
David Klinetop
Mike Lapinski
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
Paige Leneski
James Long, III
Chaz Lowery
Amy Lutz-Sexton
Richard Maguire
Thomas Marshall
Dave Mathews
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Jenni McFarland
Patrick McGinnis
Stephanie McKinney
Alyssa Melone
Emily Mills
Christina Minkewicz
Theresa Moy
Robert Muhly

Mike Mui
David Mundy
John Neumayer
Gary Newsom
Corey Overstreet
Trinity Penny
Paul Pfluegar
Austin Phillips
Tony Pirrone
Haley Power
Diane Reid
Hailey Reid
Heather Richardson
Elizabeth Rogers
Cutter Romano
Andrew Rosenblum
Nicholas Ruszak
Mike Rydberg
Rebecca Rydberg
Alana Sampson
Ryan Scholobach
Pete Seidler
Chuck Siegel
Khia Smith
Leslie Smith
Shiloh Smith
Travis Smith
Travis Snead
Michael Soto
Robin Stephens
Janet Stinson
Ashley Stires
Ward Strickland
Anne Svejda
Sherry Talbert
Katherine Taylor
Andrew Thompson
Gregg Tidd
Roy Tydings
Anastasia VonDenDries
Brandon Walker
Catie Walker
Sally Whitaker
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
Alex Witte
Rebecca Wood
Riley Wynne

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.

Thank you for a wonderful Oyster Roast fundraiser!

Wow, what a great turn-out and wonderful time at our 42nd Annual Oyster Roast & Craft Beer Festival! Thank you so much for the community support. We're feeling the love!

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