The PEMS Board of Directors serve as representatives of the public and in the public interest. They represent the entire region served by the Council and vote in the best interest of the regional emergency medical services system as a whole. The Board has all powers inherent to corporate directors including but not limited to managing and administering the affairs of the Council. Each Director is entitled to one vote.

The Board is composed of up to twenty-eight (28) voting members nominated by the local jurisdictions, operational medical directors, hospital facilities, and communities as follows:

  • Licensed Emergency Medical Services Agencies - 4 (2 Virginia Peninsula, 1 Middle Peninsula, 1 Northern Neck)
  • Operational Medical Directors -1 (Regional OMD)
  • Hospital Facilities - 8
  • City/County Government – 3 (Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck)
  • Business – 3 (Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck)
  • Financial Institution – 1
  • State EMS Advisory Board – 1 (Non-Voting)
  • Regional Medical Director - 1
  • At Large – up to 6

Directors normally serve three-year terms of office, beginning on the date of election, and may serve consecutive terms. The term of the Advisory Board representative is concurrent with the Governor's appointment.

Board's Membership:

  • J. David Barrick, NRP - Treasurer - Newport News Fire Department Retired (At Large)
  • Christianne Clifford, DO - Riverside Doctors' Hospital of Williamsburg (Hospital)
  • William Dent, EMT - Vice President - City of Williamsburg, (At Large)
  • Melissa Doak, NRP - York County Department of Fire & Life Safety (Virginia Peninsula EMS Agency)
  • Lisa Dodd, DO - VCU Tappahannock Hospital (Hospital)
  • Dustin St. George, MD  - Riverside Walter Reed (Hospital)
  • Julia B. Glover, NRP - President - Abingdon Volunteer Fire & Rescue (At Large)
  • Sudershan Gupta MD - Riverside Walter Reed Hospital (Medical Advisory Committee)
  • Kimberly Harper, RN - Emergency Nurses Association (At Large)
  • Gregory Hunter, NRP - King & Queen County Emergency Services (Middle Peninsula EMS Agency)
  • Shannon Kennedy, Phd. - Rappahannock Community College (Northern Neck Business)
  • Stephen Kopczynski, EMT– York County Department of Fire & Life Safety (City County Government - Virginia Peninsula)
  • Michael Kuhns - (Peninsula Business)
  • Amir Louka, M.D. - Peninsula EMS Council (Regional Medical Director)
  • Jason, Massignan, M.D. - Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital (Hospital)
  • Johanna Northstein, Chesapeake Bank (Financial Institution)
  • Michael B. Player, NRP - Secretary (Non-voting), PEMS Staff Support
  • Mitch Paulette, NRP - Richmond County EMS (Northern Neck Government)
  • Amber Price, DNP, CNM, MSN, RN - Sentara Williamsburg Regional Hospital (Hospital)
  • Gary Samuels, NRP - Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital (Hospital)
  • Jeff Sensenig, DO - Riverside Walter Reed Hospital (Hospital)
  • Matthew Smith, NRP - Lancaster County Emergency Services (Northern Neck EMS Agency)
  • Sadie Thurman, RN - Peninsulas EMS Council (Virginia State EMS Advisory Board)
  • Sherwin Stewart, DSLMSN - VP Operations, Sentara CarePlex Hospital (Hospital)
  • Frank Wingfield- NextHome Coast to Country Real Estate (Middle Peninsula Business)
  • VACANT - (Middle Peninsula Government)
  • VACANT - (Virginia Peninsula Licensed EMS Agency)
  • VACANT - (Middle Peninsula EMS Agency)

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Board Meeting Documents

2016

03 16 16 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 

09 21 16 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 21 16 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2017

03 15 17 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

06 21 17 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

 September 2017  PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled

12 20 17 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2018

March 2018 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Cancelled 

06 20 18 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09 19 18 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 19 18 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2019

03 20 19 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

06 19 19 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09 18 19 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 18 2019 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2020

March 18, 2020 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting - Cancelled due to COVID-19 

06 17 2020 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09 16 20 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 16 2020 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

2021

03 17 21 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

06 16 21 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09 15 21 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 15 21 PEMS Board Of Directors Meeting Minutes

2022

03 16 22 PEMS Board Of Directors' Meeting Minutes

06 15 22 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

09 21 22 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

12 14 22 PEMS Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (Draft)

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