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Staff Directory

Phones: Local (603) 223-4200 Toll Free (800) 371-4503 FAX: (603) 271-1091 Gorham EMS Office: (603) 752-8029
Administration, Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services (NH FST&EMS)
Deborah Pendergast Director
Cell: 715-6668

Hayley O'Brien

Administration Support, Committe of Merit Secretary hayley.o'

Jeffrey Phillips

Assistant Director
Cell: (603) 419-9457

Andy Anderson

Bureau Chief of Firefighter Training
Cell: 603-491-3903

Scott Doherty

Bureau Chief of Certification and Support
Cell: (603) 931-9117

Justin Romanello

Bureau Chief of Emergency Medical Services
Cell: (603) 573-6307

Heather Clough

Administrative Supervisor,
Payroll, Agreements, and New Hire Paperwork

Brenda Marston

Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Practical Exam Preparation

Nick Mercuri

Chief of Strategy and Planning
Cell: (603) 419-0025

Kris Soderberg (PT)

Program Coordinator, Strategy and Planning

William Wood

Preparedness, Special Projects, and AED Coordinator

Leah McCormack

Social Media & Marketing
Cell: (603) 715-6668

Paula Holigan

SAMHSA Program Manager


SAMHSA Program Specialist  

Laurie Warnock (PT)

Program Coordinator, First Responder Opioid Training & Outreach

Richard Cloutier


Liz Goguet (PT)

Compliance Support
Bureau of Firefighter Training
Andy Anderson Bureau Chief
Cell: 603-491-3903

Becky Cournoyer

Dormitory and Facility Reservations

Steve Colburn (PT)

Program Coordinator, Fleet Mechanic

David Danielson (PT)

Program Coordinator, Communications

Nickolas Antonucci

Captain (Northern NH)
Rescue Systems I/II, Rope Rescue Operations, Rope Rescue Technician, Ice Rescue, Swiftwater I/II, Swiftwater Boat
Cell: 603-419-9444

Ben Thibeault (PT)

Water Rescue Program Coordinator

Ted Tillson

Captain (Southwestern NH, west of Goffstown/Bedford)
Wildland Program, Industrial Training, LRCC FFII Program

David Jones (PT)

Program Coordinator, Wildland Firefighter, and Course Make-Ups

Daniel Tice

Captain (Southeastern NH, east of Goffstown/Bedford)
Driver/Operator and ARFF
Cell: (603) 573-6208

Ted Starkweather (PT)

Program Coordinator, ARFF

Eric Uitts (PT)

Program Coordinator, Driver/Operator

John Keller

Captain (Fire Academy/Concord)
LRCC FFI, HazMat Programs, Confined Space Rescue,Trench Rescue, FFII Rescue Skills

Jeffrey Allison (PT)

Program Coordinator, Hazardous Materials

Todd Monroe (PT)

Program Coordinator, O51 Scheduling

Tom Nault (PT)

Program Coordinator, SCBA Maintenance  
Bureau of Certification and Support
Scott Doherty Bureau Chief
Cell: (603) 931-9117

Scott Cathy

Fire Officer, CPAT, Incident Command, National Fire Academy (NFA), Certification and Accreditation

Scott Merrill (PT)

CPAT Program Coordinator

Matthew Lamothe (PT)

Program Coordinator, Promotion Exams

Timothy Robinson (PT)

Program Coordinator, Fire Officer

Gregory Brown

Instructor, Inspector, EMS in the Warm Zone

Chris Pixley (PT)

Program Coordinator, Instructor Mentoring

Don Waldron (PT)

Program Coordinator, Instructor

Peter Lennon (PT)

Program Coordinator, Fire Inspector & Fire Investigator

Christopher Rousseau

Education Technology Supervisor, Reciprocity

Liam Jewell

Educational Technologist

Don Himsel

Educational Technologist, Project Manager

Chris Buchanan (PT)

Educational Technologist

David Vogt (PT)

Program Coordinator, Educational Technologist

Kyle Snowdon (PT)

Program Coordinator, Information Technology

Dale Boyd

Administrative Supervisor,
Accounts Receivable/Billing, Reciprocity/Equivalency, VA Certifying Official

Stacey DeVol

Program Assistant
Course processing for Firefighter, Instructor, Inspector, E-Learning, ARFF, and Driver/Operator. Monthly Testing Registration. Hotline inquiries about how to become a firefighter.

Rachel Heslop

Program Assistant
Website Postings & List Serve. Assigns CREF to all courses. Course Processing for NFA, Homeland Security, E-Learning, Train the Trainers, EMS & Fire Continuing Education, and Incident Command, Investigator, CPAT, Three State Weekend.
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Justin Romanello Bureau Chief
Cell: (603) 573-6307

Karen Louis

Education Delivery:
Continuing Education, Challenge Courses, and High School Programs Coordinator

Richard Murphy (PT)

Education Delivery:
State Initial Program Coordinator

Bruce Goldthwaite (PT)

Program Coordinator, Simulation

Kathy Doolan

EMS Operations - Licensing, Inspections, and Education Regulation


Licensing Coordinator, Ambulance Inspections, New Account support  

Diane Bunnell

Ambulance Inspections, Licensing support, EMS course coordination

Lucie Roy

BEMS Support, EMS exam registration

Liza Burrill

Special Projects / Training Agencies

Vicki Blanchard

Clinical Systems: Trauma, STEMI, Stroke, and Protocols


Trauma Program Coordinator  

Richard "Chip" Cooper

Emergency Services Data Management, RespondNH

Joanne Lahaie

Data Analyst

Debra Messer

Records Management Coordinator

Joseph Cartier (PT)

TEMSIS/Elite Support Specialist
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