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
  • 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:

  • Acting Chief: Jacquies Chennell
  • Asst. Chief - Operations: Matt Hannafon
  • Asst. Chief - Training: Kelly Thompson
  • Captain: Rommel Kirchoff
  • Captain: Josh Mess
  • Captain: Fred Mocniak
  • Captain: Nick Howcraft
  • Captain: LeeAnne Dann

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: Josh Mess
  • Uniforms: Nate Bader
  • QA/QI Coordinator: Nick Howcraft
  • Building & Grounds: Josh Mess, Vic Witenzen
  • Car Seat Installations: Nate Bader
  • Public Relations Events (i.e.: BP Clinics, Health Fairs): Kelly Thompson
  • Field Training Officer Coordinators: Jim Nesbitt
  • Health & Safety: Fred Mocniak
  • Vehicle Maintenance: Rommel Kirchoff