Roberta “Bobbi” Leichty is a 38 year Alaskan resident having migrated from the Midwest to settle on Prince of Wales Island. She took her first ETT class in 1979, helped establish the Craig EMS and eventually becoming an EMT 3 in 1990. In 1998, she became a paramedic through the first Ketchikan Fire paramedic course ever offered and completed her clinical/ride time with Seattle’s Medic One program. She served as a SEREMS Board member for 10 years until she was hired as an interim Regional Training Coordinator for a year – then interim Executive Director before moving to Sitka in 2002 to become the permanent Executive Director.
Assistant Training Coordinator
Jean Sprague has been the Assistant Training Coordinator for SEREMS since April 1st, 2014. She moved to Alaska from the east coast in 2007 with her family and took her first EMT-1 class in 2013. She handles AHA information and EMT testing materials throughout SE Alaska. She currently volunteers with the EMS division of the Sitka Fire Department.
Thor Christianson is a life long Alaskan who has worked at SEREMS since 1999. He has been an EMT since 1997 and an EMT-3 since 1998. He currently runs with the Sitka Fire Department. He has been responsible for the Code Blue purchases that have put ambulances in most of the communities in Southeast Alaska. He is Training Center Faculty for the AHA and an active AHA instructor. He lives on his island with his wife and two daughters.
Prince of Wales (POW) Coordinator
Chaundell Piburn is a resident of the Prince of Wales Island for the past 12 years. She is married with one amazing son, they have hailed as their king. She has been in the Emergency Services Field for the past 21 years, first as a Dispatcher for the Federal Protective Services, then moving into EMS. She helps coordinate EMS services for the Prince of Wales Island and the City of Craig. She is dedicated to bringing much needed services to the island and loves working with the Youth First Responder Program.
Special Programs Coordinator
Sierra Schauer moved to Sitka in November 2014, starting as an AmeriCorps volunteer with SEREMS and then transitioning to full-time staff. She is originally from Oklahoma. She graduated with a BA from the University of Arkansas in May 2011 and from American Public University with an MPA. She received her first EMT-1 certification in April 2015 and her EMT-2 initial certification in October 2015. She currently runs with Sitka Fire Department in the EMS and Fire Divisions. Sierra handles the ETT program within the Sitka office.