Symposium Committees

Program Committee

  • Gary R. Brown
    Director
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Debbie Akers, Chair,
    Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education Manager
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Bill Akers
    Southwest Va. Community College
  • Jason Ambrose
    Member-at-Large
  • Camela Crittenden
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Melissa Doak
    Member-at-Large
    York County Fire and Life Safety
  • David Edwards
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • R. Jason Ferguson
    Central Virginia Community College
  • Donna Galganski-Pabst
    Consumer,
    James City County Fire Department
  • Lori Knowles
    Deputy Chief for EMS Operations
    Stafford County Fire & Rescue
  • George Lindbeck
    Medical Director
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Karen Owens
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Ronald Passmore
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Tim Perkins
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Marcia Pescitani
    Vendor Hall Manager
  • Steve Rasmussen
    Virginia Emergency Nurses Association,
    VCU Medical Center
  • Ray Whatley
    Northern Virginia EMS Council
  • Melissa Whitney
    Member-at-Large
  • Allen Yee, M.D.
    Consumer,
    Operational Medical Director,
    Chesterfield Fire and EMS

Steering Committee

  • Gary R. Brown, Symposium Chairman,
    Director, Virginia Office of EMS
  • Scott Winston, Symposium Co-Chairman,
    Assistant Director, Virginia Office of EMS
  • Debbie Akers, Program Committee Chair,
    Division of Accreditation, Certification and Education Manager
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Frank Cheatham, Symposium Logistics Section Chief,
    Logistics Coordinator
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Greg DeYoung
    Norfolk Fire/Rescue, Fire Captain
  • Tristen Graves
    Public Relations Assistant
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Irene Hamilton
    Executive Secretary Senior
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Adam Harrell
    Business Manager
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • Marian Hunter
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Virginia Office of EMS
  • David Jolly
    Symposium AV Coordinator,
    Curriculum/QA Chief
    Virginia Department of Fire Programs
  • Marcia Pescitani
    Vendor Hall Manager
    Program Committee Second Vice-Chair