Training & Certification Committee


Organization Represented  Committee Member Expiration  E-mail
Committee Chairman Matt Lawler
Vice Chair
Education Coordinators (statewide)
Brian McIntosh 2026
EMS for Children Mike Watkins 2025
VAGEMSA Larry Oliver 2024
VAVRS Kathy Eubank 2025
Regional EMS Council Executive Directors Group Peppy Winchel 2026
Accredited EMS Program (VCCS) Bill Akers 2026
Accredited EMS Program (Non-VCCS) Regina McHaffa 2025 RMCHAFFA@CO.AUGUSTA.VA.US
Statewide Fire-based Organization Christopher Kroboth 2024
Member-at-large ^ – EMS Physician (MDC) Dr. Charles Lane 2024
Member-at-large ^ – Advisory Board Matthew Rickman
Member-at-large ^ – Advisory Board

The OEMS Staff Liaison to this committee is Chad Blosser (

Members are appointed on a rotating cycle of 3-year terms.

^ Two members at large to be selected as necessary to insure the committee has at least one (1) certified Education Coordinator and one (1) Endorsed EMS Physician.

Meeting Minutes

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