While each member of the Peninsulas EMS Council staff and Board of Directors brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, direction and leadership are provided by our Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is a composite of the officers of the Board of Directors and consists of the following members:

  • President - The President of the Board of Directors is it's chief executive officer.  Our current president is Julia Glover, a lifetime member of Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue and high school teacher for York County Public Schools.
  • Vice President - The Vice President of the Board takes on the role of President in his or her absence.  The position of Vice President is David Barrick, retired from Newport News Fire Department.
  • Treasurer - The Treasurer is the primary financial officer of the Board, assisting in the preparation of the annual budget, approving expenditures and overseeing financial accounts.  Currently, PEMS Treasurer is Frank Wingfield of Virginia Country Real Estate.
  • Secretary/Executive Director - The Executive Director of the Council also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Council and it's employees.  The current Secretary/Executive Director is Michael Player.  He has served as the Executive Director of PEMS since 2011.  The Secretary/Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
  • Regional Medical Director - The current Regional Medical Director is Cheryl Lawson, MD, an Emergency Department Physician at Riverside Regional Medical Center. 
  • At-Large Member - One member of the Board of Directors as elected from the body of the Board.  The At-Large position is currently filled by Gregory Coffman, RN, from Busch Gardens/Water Country USA.
  • At-Large Member - One member of the Board of Directors as elected from the body of the Board.  The At-Large position is currently filled by William Dent, Fire Chief for the City of Williamsburg.

Board officers serve for periods of three years. 

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