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 Dear Healthcare Community,

The Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Council takes great pleasure in announcing that we have selected S. Michelle Cowling to serve as the Eastern Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator for the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (EVHC).

 

Prior to accepting this position, Michelle had served as the interim Eastern Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator and as the Medically Vulnerable Populations Coordinator (MVP). As the MVP Coordinator, Michelle worked to assist long term care facilities (providers and suppliers) with emergency management, planning, training, and exercises that meet regulatory requirements. Of significance, her passion and quality of work were recognized and rewarded; Michelle received the 2018 Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response from the Peninsula EMS Council. She retired after 37 years of distinguished state and local service, having collectively worked as the Director of Human Services for the City of Chesapeake, Director of Social Services for New Kent County, and the Interim Director of Social Services for Greensville/Emporia. She also held leadership positions with the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Department of Medical Assistance Services. Of interest, she began her public service career as a police officer in Petersburg, Virginia!

Michelle brings a wealth of experience to EVHC with not only a leadership background, but also in healthcare and working with vulnerable populations, emergency management and operations, volunteer mobilization, mass care, program/policy development and management of emergency shelters and family assistance centers, and working with local, state and federal partners.

Michelle has a BS in Human Resource Administration, and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

She and her husband have a son, and his family, living in Mississippi, and daughter and her fiancé in Virginia Beach.  Michelle enjoys all things East Carolina University, is an avid traveler, painter, woodworker…she also has a very large green thumb! Michelle loves the mountains, snow, warm fires and wine.

I hope you will join the TEMS Board of Directors in welcoming Michelle to our organization! Her official start date was January 16, 2019.

Sincerely,

David C. Long, Executive Director

Upcoming Events

Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Sep 18 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
TEMS Quarterly Drug/IV Box Inventory
Wed Sep 18 @ 4:30PM - 04:31PM
Commercial EMS Agencies Committee
Thu Sep 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
EMS Medical Operations Committee - TEMS
Wed Oct 09 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
STEMI PI Meeting
Thu Oct 10 @ 1:00PM - 02:00PM
Stroke PI Meeting
Thu Oct 10 @ 2:30PM - 03:30PM
Office Closed - Columbus Day
Mon Oct 14 @12:00AM
Education and Training Committee Meeting
Wed Oct 16 @ 9:30AM - 11:30AM
CISM Team Meeting & Annual Awards
Mon Nov 04 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Office Closed - Veterans’ Day
Mon Nov 11 @12:00AM

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Consolidated Test at Norfolk Fire-Rescue Training Center
Wed Sep 25 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
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Wed Oct 30 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
NIMS ICS-300 TRAINING: WHO MUST TAKE IT, WHAT IT COVERS
Thu Oct 31 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
Consolidated Testing at Norfolk Fire-Rescue Training Center
Wed Nov 20 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
NIMS ICS 400
Mon Dec 09 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
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Tue Dec 10 @ 8:30AM - 05:30PM
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Wed Jan 22 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM

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