Meet our Staff

Debbie Akers
Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education
Deborah.T.Akers@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9122
Fax: (804) 371-3108

  • Issues for Medical Direction Committee
  • Issues for Training and Certification Committee
  • Program Speakers for Upcoming Symposiums
  • National Issues Involving Curriculum
  • Training Questions from Other States
  • BLS and ALS Certification
  • Continuing Education / Agency CE Reports
  • National Registry Cognitive Testing
  • National Registry Liaison
  • Symposium Program
  • Medical Direction Committee Staff Liaison

VACANT
Accreditation Program Manager
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Phone: (804) 888-9100
Fax: (804) 371-3108

  • EMS Training Program Accreditation

Chad Blosser
Education Program Manager
chad.blosser@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9124
Fax: (804) 371-3108

  • EMS Education Coordinator Program
  • State Approved Training Programs
  • Virginia EMS Scholarship Program
  • Web-based Continuing Education Coordination
  • Virginia EMS Portal
  • Training and Certification Committee Staff Liaison

Norma Howard
Continuing Education and General Questions
Norma.Howard@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9137
Fax: (804) 371-3108

  • Continuing Education Questions
  • Correction of CE Problems
  • Request for CE Reports
  • Recertification Requirements ALS & BLS
  • Recertification Eligibility Status
  • Re-entry
  • Name Changes
  • Duplicate Certificates
  • 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

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

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

  • Certification-Questions / Verifications
  • Testing Problems-Corrections / Ineligibility
  • Reciprocity / Challenge / Legal Recognition
  • Certificates / Test Reports
  • Training Questions from Other States