Board Responsibilities

The NSPA Board of Directors leads the organization using a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency approach.   The officers and at-large positions are elected to serve 2-year terms, which are staggered to allow continuity in the Board.   Key responsibilities include keeping the momentum of the organization going, program development, managing the finances, organizing fundraisers, delegating duties, establishing committees, and promoting the organization of NSPA.

The Board meets on a quarterly basis.

Daryl Hatcher

Interim Board Chair
First Term 2019-2020
Security & Safety Supervisor
SOVAH Health Martinsville

Daryl Hatcher is the Security and Safety Supervisor for SOVAH Health in Martinsville, VA. Daryl began volunteering with the Fieldale-Collinsville Rescue Squad in 1980 at the age of 15 and is currently serving as Captain after 39 years of service. From working as a Dispatcher, Correctional Officer, Game Warden, EMT, Public Safety Director, and now Hospital Security & Safety Supervisor Daryl is dedicated to the preparedness and response for Southwest Virginia. Daryl has assisted in the development of a variety of programs including EMS training for Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries, assisting to equip the first licensed EMS response watercraft for Moneta Rescue Squad, provided basic in-service law enforcement training at local police academies, and helped improve responder communications by assisting in the development of the Roanoke Valley Radio System (RVRS).

In 2014, Daryl served on the planning committee to develop an incident management team for Southwest Virginia by working with several Emergency Managers, FEMA grant funding, and County Administrators. During his tenure, he coordinated the county's response to numerous disasters and events ranging from winter storms, floods, tornadoes, derecho, as well as a mass casualty incidents.

Jonathan Simmons

First Term 2019-2020
All-Hazards Planner | Region 6
Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Jonathan Simmons is the All-Hazards Planner for Region 6 of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), which stretches from Highland County to Patrick County, with Roanoke in the center of the region. Jonathan supports local and regional planning efforts and is the liaison between local emergency management organizations and the VDEM Planning Division in Richmond.  He also serves to represent VDEM at stakeholder meetings such as LEPC, EMAG, and responds to disasters as part of the regional staff.

Before joining the VDEM staff in April 2016, Jonathan was the Process Safety and Environmental Manager with a large food processor in the Shenandoah Valley where he oversaw hazardous materials and environmental plans and policies.

Jonathan has 10 years of first-responder experience with fire and rescue agencies. He has served various leadership roles and currently serves as the President of the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department in Botetourt County. Jonathan is a certified emergency medical technician and fire officer. He is also a 2015 graduate of James Madison University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Science and Technology. His capstone project involved the integration of fire & rescue personnel into the local Hospital Emergency Response Team to serve in Hazardous Material decon during a large scale disaster.

Nathan Campbell

First Term 2019-2020
Director of Security & Emergency Management
Centra Health System

Nathan began his career in Healthcare and Emergency Management by joining the local rescue squad as a teenager.  He attended the Roanoke College of Health Sciences bridge program and completed his Nationally Registered Paramedic.  He began working in the Emergency Department at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital while subsequently completing his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Lynchburg College. While continuing his career at Centra in the Emergency Department he also worked as a Flight Nurse/Paramedic for Centra on the State Police Med Flight III.  After completing his Master’s Degree in Nursing and Business Administration Nathan led Emergency, Trauma and Observation services at Centra Health as the Managing Director of Emergency Services.  He is now the system Director for Security and Emergency Management.

Jason Deese, MPH, MBA

First Term 2019-2020
District Epidemiologist 
New River Health District

Jason Deese is the District Epidemiologist for New River Health District. In his current position, he is responsible for district-wide disease surveillance activities and outbreak response. Jason joined Virginia Department of Health in 2017.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Major in 2015, with 20 years of Active Duty service.  He has worked extensively overseas, including two 6-month tours in Afghanistan. Jason earned his MPH in Epidemiology with Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management from the University of South Florida in 2002.

Craig Bryant

First Term 2020-2021
Director of Emergency Management & Safety
Carillon Clinic

Welcome to NSPA, more information and bio coming soon! 

Kim Branscome

First Term 2020-2021
EMS Coordinator & Emergency Preparedness Manager 
LewisGale Hospital Salem

Kim was born and raised in the New River Valley where she developed herself as an Emergency Services professional, working across the New River and Roanoke Valley in various capacities. During this time Kim obtained a degree in Emergency Health Sciences, Nursing, and Healthcare Management.

Over the last eight years, Kim has worked for HCA as the EMS Coordinator for LewisGale Montgomery and then LewisGale Medical Center in Salem in addition to continuing to work as a Paramedic for local EMS agencies. Since her tenure at LewisGale Medical Center, she has assisted past Emergency Preparedness personnel with emergency management for the hospital. Over the last year, Kim has taken on the tasks of being LewisGale Medical Center’s EMS Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness Manager while also working on her Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Kim loves to work with people and recognizes the challenges placed on regional organizations when dealing with the public and organizational entities.

Jim Cady Jr.

First Term 2020-2021
Battalion Chief 
City of Roanoke EMS Health & Safety

Jim is the Battalion Chief of EMS, Health and Safety for Roanoke Fire-EMS. He also serves as a Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Roanoke’s Emergency Management Team. Battalion Chief Cady began his service as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in Craig County. Roanoke Fire-EMS has employed him for the past 28 years. Jim serves on the EMS Advisory Board for the Emergency Services Programs at Radford University – Carilion and on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia and the Western Virginia EMS Council. He resides on the family farm in Craig County with his wife Ghislaine, their two children, a couple of dogs, and an ever-changing variety of farm animals.

Chad Isabelle

First Term 2020-2021
Regional Vice President of Operations
Saber Healthcare

Chad Isabelle grew up in Hampton, Virginia, and joined the Army Infantry after High School. He served in the Army for 8 years and during that time was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. He earned two Army Commendation medals and his combat Infantry man's badge. He attended James Madison University where he majored in Health Services Administration with a minor in business. Directly following graduation, Chad completed the Administrator in Training Program and was quickly promoted to the Administrator of a facility on the Eastern shore and remained there for 5 years. Chad was then Promoted to the
Regional VP of Operations role oversaw 7 facilities across the state of Virginia. Chad is currently a Regional VP of Operations with Saber Healthcare Group and oversees 10 of their facilities. Chad has a passion for serving others, and this has shown by the positive outcomes and results seen in his last organization under his leadership.  Under his leadership, the facility won the AHCA's National Bronze Quality Award, AHCA National Silver Quality Award, AHC President’s Award for Outstanding Quality of Care, Outstanding Survey Performance Award.

Chad is dedicated to leadership and developing the people around him. One of Chad's favorite sayings is that “you are only as good as those you surround yourself with.” The dedication to his team and his team as individuals is shown through his development of his employees. Under his leadership, his team members have been recognized by the VHCA and have won the VHCA's Administrator of the year award (times 2), Director of Nursing of the year award, and C.N.A. of the year award (times 2).


Rob Logan

Fiscal Administrator
Western Virginia EMS Council

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