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.

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
Trinity Penny, 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
Mary Casper
Becky Chiaradia
Bob Corra
Gloria Dunn
Jack Dye
Ray Ford, Sr.
Doris Foster
Troy Gaudino
Bob Giesen
Charlie Gurley
Bobby Hill

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

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

Current Operational Members

Brian Abeyta
Adrian Agaran
Joe Albert
Stephen Baratta
Courtney Barbero
Drew Barner
Ronald Bauman
Susan Bauman
Saam Beheshtzadeh
Daniel Billowitz
Addison Blackwell
Shannon Blount
Donald Bresnahan
Christopher Brown
Molly Bueide
Norwood Burdett
Celeste Burnett (Torrez)
Crista Busche
Joanna Camacho
Clay Camp
Brooke Cannon
John Carey
Leif Carson
Karen Cassidy
Matt Chiaradia
Anastarshia Colbert
Evan Crawley
Jim Cromwell
Matt Davis
Michael Dempich
James DeMersseman
Tamara Doss
Veronika Domnissey
John Doub, Past Chief
Richard Doub
Dale Drescher
Ryan Drucker
Tori Dupert
Victoria Easter
Diana Elliott
Michelle Ellison
Paul Feakins
Caleb Fields
Rick Flack, Past Chief
Megan Flannery
Samantha Ford
Tex Ford
Raymond Ford, Jr.
Ted German
Douglas Gibson
Bill Graves
Drew Grehan
April Gressinger
Melinda Griggs
Thomas Gross
Kristina Guzman

Tom Harp, Jr., Past Chief
Richard Hart
Alexis Harvey
Judy Haynes
Grey Hodges
Abby Hoobler
Caroline Horne
Kelsey Hottle
Ernie Hux
Emilio Ihde
John Irish
Kristin Joynt
William Kautz
Sturgis Kidder
David Klinetop
Mike Lapinski
Jay Leach IV, Past Captain
Paige Leneski
Todd Lewis
James Long, III
Chaz Lowery
Amy Lutz-Sexton
Richard Maguire
Michael Malcom
Leslie Marshall
Thomas Marshall
Jestine Martinez
Dave Mathews
Ellen McBride, Past Chief
Jenni McFarland
Patrick McGinnis
Amy McGrath
Emily Mills
Christina Minkewicz
Frank Minkewicz
Ashley Montalvo
Robert Muhly
Mike Mui
David Mundy
Laura Nadolski
John Neumayer
Eric Nuckols
Corey Overstreet
Angela Penney
Paul Pflueger
Austin Phillips
Tony Pirrone
Daniella Pizarro
Jenny Presto


Diane Reid
Hailey Reid
Heather Richardson
Kevin Roetz
Elizabeth Rogers
Cutter Romano
Kim Rose
Andrew Rosenblum
Nicholas Ruszak
Mike Rydberg
Rebecca Rydberg
Robert Samuel
Ryan Schlobach
Pete Seidler
Chuck Siegel
Khia Smith
Leslie Smith
Shiloh Smith
Travis Smith
Michael Soto
Derek Spitz
Jessica Steer
Robin Stephens
Michelle Stephenson Galvez
Francesca Stimmell
Janet Stinson
Ashley Stires
Ward Strickland
Anne Svejda
Sherry Talbert
Katherine Taylor
Andrew Thompson
Gregg Tidd
Roy Tydings
Daniel Unger
Anastasia VanDenDries
Daniel VanOrman
Kelly Wahrenburg
Brandon Walker
Catie Walker
Ryan Walker
Megan Ward
Katelyn Watson
David Weller
Alexandra Westcott
Mark Westmoreland
Sally Whitaker
Roy White, Jr., Past Chief
Kelsey Whitus
Alex Witte
Rebecca Wood
Alexander Wright
Samantha Wright
Jessie Yamiolkowski
Ronnie Yancey
Jake Zelie

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.


Join us at the oyster roast on Sunday, March 3rd!

Have fun, eat well, and support neighbors saving neighbors through this local, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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