Board of Directors

GVA is run by volunteers as a completely independent, non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors make policy and financial decisions. Board members are elected by the membership for two year terms.

The current board members are:

  • President: Rob Merkel
  • Vice President: Valerie Campbell
  • Treasurer: Geoff Cole
  • Secretary: Scott Campbell
  • Member-at-Large: Valerie Orbaker
  • Agency Medical Director: Dr. Eran Muto
  • Community Member: Rick Russotti
  • Community Member: Joseph Hoffman
  • Community Member: Peter Borrelli


The operations team oversees daily operations.

The members of this group are:

  • Chief: Matt Comer
  • Asst. Chief - Operations: Matt Hannafon
  • Asst. Chief - Training: Kelly Thompson
  • Asst. Chief - Health & Safety: Jacquies Chennell
  • Captain: Dave DiMora, Jr.
  • Captain: Rommel H Kirchoff
  • Captain: Josh Mess
  • Captain: Fred Mocniak
  • Captain: Tom Sullivan
  • Captain: Nick Howcraft
  • Lieutenant: LeeAnne Dann
  • Lieutenant: Mikhail Korotun

Other Administrative Duties

The other administrative jobs are handled by duty crews between emergency calls and by volunteers who donate their free time. Volunteer or paid staff members are appointed by the board of directors or the operations team to the myriad of tasks necessary to keep the corps operating efficiently.

Some examples are:

  • Community Education & Director of Training: Kelly Thompson
  • Quartermaster: Mikhail Korotun
  • Uniforms: Nate Bader
  • Building Maintenance / Driver Coordinator: Matt Hannafon
  • QA/QI Coordinator: Nick Howcraft
  • Building & Grounds: Josh Mess, Vic Witenzen
  • Membership Coordinator: Valerie Orbaker
  • Car Seat Installations: Nate Bader
  • Public Relations Events (i.e.: BP Clinics, Health Fairs): Kelly Thompson
  • Field Training Officer Coordinators: Jim Nesbitt
  • Health & Safety: Jacquies Chennell
  • Clinical Coordinator: Tom Sullivan