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Meet our Staff

Warren Short
Training Manager
Warren.Short@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

He oversees the Division of Educational Development and his focus is on the following broad areas:

Bullet Issues for Medical Direction Committee
Bullet Issues for Professional Development Committee
Bullet Program Speakers for Upcoming Symposiums
Bullet National Issues Involving Curriculum
Bullet Atlantic EMS Council Questions


Debbie T. Akers
ALS Training Specialist
Deborah.T.Akers@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

This position coordinates the following areas:

Bullet Continuing Education / Agency CE Reports
Bullet ALS Training Programs
Bullet ALS Coordinators
Bullet Virginia Enhanced Testing
Bullet National Registry Testing
Bullet EMS Training Program Accreditation


Greg Neiman
BLS Training Specialist
Gregory.Neiman@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Greg’s areas of responsibility include:

Bullet EMT Instructor Programs
Bullet BLS Training Programs
Bullet ALS / BLS Certification
Bullet Training Questions from Other States


Terry Coy
Audio Visual Technician
Terry.Coy@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Terry is responsible for:

Bullet Overall production of EMSAT programs
Bullet Content of EMSAT programs and quizzes on TRAINVirginia
Bullet Topics/instructors for future EMSAT programs
Bullet Issues related to EMSAT webcasts
Bullet Issues related to EMSAT DVDs
Bullet AV presentation needs for Symposium (LCD projectors, etc.)


Adam Harrell
Training and Development Specialist
Adam.Harrell@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

His areas of responsibility include:

Bullet EMS Training Funds Program
Bullet Web-based Continuing Education Coordination
Bullet EMS Provider/Instructor Portal


Peter Brown
Certification Testing Supervisor
Peter.Brown@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Peter’s responsibilities include:

Bullet Testing process for all EMS certification levels
Bullet Supervision of OEMS Test Examiners


Ed Dameral
Audio Visual Technician
Edward.Dameral2@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9128
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Ed’s duties include:

Bullet Conversion of EMSAT programs for the web
Bullet Issues related to EMSAT on TRAINVirginia
Bullet Assists with AV for Symposium


Norma Howard
DED Receptionist and Continuing Education
Norma.Howard@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9120
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Bullet Continuing Education Questions: How to fill out CE Cards? Where to send Cards? How many credits do I have? What topics am I missing?
Bullet Recertification Requirements ALS & BLS
Bullet Re-entry
Bullet Request for CE Reports
Bullet Correction of CE Problems
Bullet Wrong or Missing SSN, Course & Topic #s, Dates & Credits
Bullet Recertification Eligibility Status
Bullet Duplicate Certificates
Bullet Forms: CE cards and VA EMS Certification Applications


Tracie Jones
Course Information and EMSAT Site Designations
Tracie.Jones@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9126
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Tracie provides our EMT Instructors and ALS-Coordinators with assistance setting up training courses.  Tracie's responsibilities include:

Bullet Questions Concerning: Course Announcements, Course Approvals, Course Numbers
Bullet Requests for: Topic Codes & Course Date Changes
Bullet EMSAT: Site designations, Basic Information, Video Lending Library


Toni Twyman
Certification and Reciprocity
Toni.Twyman@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9127
Fax: (804) 371-3108

Toni helps providers and agencies with certification and reciprocity requests.  Toni is responsible for:

Bullet Certification-Questions / Verifications
Bullet Testing Problems-Corrections / Ineligibility
Bullet Reciprocity / Challenge / Legal
Bullet Recognition
Bullet Certificates / Test Reports
Bullet Duplicate Certificates
Bullet Instructor Recertification Information
Bullet Course Summaries
Bullet Name Changes
Bullet Training Questions from Other States


Last Updated: 09-23-2014

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