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Bensley-Bermuda Volunteer Rescue Squad

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Squad Leadership

The Squad has a structure in which there is an administrative body and an operational body.

The administrative body, our Board of Directors, is elected annually and oversees all activities of the Squad, and is led by Squad President Ryan Martinette. The members of our Board of Directors are all members of our Squad, and they are:

  • President – Ryan Martinette
  • Vice President – Dawn Helton
  • Secretary – Beth Austin
  • Treasurer – Cora Fearnow
  • Chief Operations Officer – Linda Winger
  • At-Large Board Member – Judy Frame
  • At-Large Board Member – Jim Jones
  • At-Large Board Member – Mike Manzelli
  • Operational Medical Director – Joanne Lapetina, MD (nonvoting)

Our operations officers are also elected annually, and are led by Chief Bill Mangum. They provide leadership to and have responsibility for the medical and technical rescue operations of the Squad, comprising some 386 calls for service in 2016. The members of our Operations team are all members of our Squad, and they are:

  • Chief Operations Officer – Linda Winger (EMS 500)
  • Day Operations Officer – Open (EMS 501)
  • Night Operations Officer – Johnathan Hughes (EMS 502)
  • Weekend Operations Officer – Kim Whitt (EMS 503)