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.

Mike Guzo

First Term 2022-2023
Chief Regional Coordinator | Region 6
Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Welcome to NSPA, more information and bio coming soon! 

Mary Morton

First Term 2022-2023
Regional Emergency Management Life Safety Coordinator
Centra Health System

In February 2022, Centra Health System welcomed Mary Morton to their team. Prior to joining Centra she worked for Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (EVHC). “When I joined EVHC I was the Medically Vulnerable Populations Coordinator. I held that position for a little over a year then transitioned to Exercise and Training Coordinator. In addition to working for the Coalition I am also a Planning Section Chief for the Hampton Roads Incident Management Team and a Paramedic for Va-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. In 2020 I retired from my position as Lieutenant in Chesapeake Fire Department where I spent 25 years as a firefighter/paramedic/hazardous materials specialist. I have worked closely with hospitals, long term care facilities, and other member of the coalition over the years. While I have only been with Centra Health for a month, I have an extensive background in Emergency Management, Emergency Preparedness, and Healthcare Coalitions."

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.

Teddy Crowe

First Term 2022-2023
Battalion Chief 
Salem Fire & EMS

Welcome to NSPA, more information and bio coming soon! 

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).


Steve Simon

Fiscal Administrator
Western Virginia EMS Council

In March 2021, Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services (WVEMS) welcomed Steve Simon as the NEW Executive Director. Steve started in Fire-EMS in 1986 as a volunteer in Prince William County and just recently retired as the Chief of Fire-Rescue of Roanoke County. After a 35-year career with the last 27 being with Roanoke County and rising through the ranks to the Cheif’s position for six years. Steve has a long history of serving on various Regional, State, and Federal committees, speaking on various EMS, Fire, Emergency Management topics with an emphasis on revenue recovery, HIPPA, FLSA, and personnel management.  Steve has also represented Roanoke County for 17 years on the WVEMS Council’s Board of Directors, including serving as President for the last 4 years. Steve lives with his Wife, two children, and three wonderful Dogs in Roanoke. His wife Jeannine, is in the medical field as an educator at Carilion/Virginia Tech. His son Kobey is currently attending Virginia Tech and his daughter Grace is a Junior in High School.

Dr. Charles Lane

First Term 2022-2023
Medical Director | Franklin County Public Safety
Clinical Advisor, NSPA

Welcome to NSPA, more information and bio coming soon! 

Dr. Thomas Martin

First Term 2020-2021
Interim Cheif of Staff | VA Medical Center
Clinical Advisor, NSPA

Welcome to NSPA, more information and bio coming soon!