Executive Director :Bobbi Leichty

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.


Training Coordinator: Anjela Johnston

Anjela moved to Alaska on a bluebird-sky day in April, 1997 and started with SEREMS in 2006 as a temporary training coordinator. She loves Southeast Alaska, muddy XtraTuffs and walking in the rain. She loves working with community EMS departments and carries Dr. Copass’s inspirations as a guiding tool. You will find her coordinating trainings at our annual symposium, setting up challenging remote classes and making sure we do it with the utmost integrity along the way.  


Financial Director: Virgil Davis

Virgil, has been with SEREMS since 2016. He is a rockstar and loves to help all communities in Southeast Alaska.


Assistant Training Coordinator : Jean Sprague

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.


Resource Manager : Thor Christianson

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.


Team Support Specialist (aka Data Manager) : Chaundell Piburn

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 is an EMT 3, EMT Instructor, and CPR Instructor.  She is dedicated to bringing much needed services to the island and loves working with Southeast EMS providers. 


Special Programs Coordinator : DeVynarae Meeder

DeVynarae Meeder moved up to Alaska in 2017 as an Americorps Volunteer. After her term of service she decided to make Sitka Alaska her home. Her love of working for nonprofit organizations led her to working here at SEREMS since March 2019. She manages the ETT and AHA certifications. DeVynarae recently just got her EMT 1 (April 2019) and loves volunteering with Sitka Fire Department. When she isn’t out running EMS calls you can find her out exploring the great outdoors with her goofy dog.