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2010 Recipients

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS (2010)

LIFE SAVING MEDAL:

Robert Kessler (Stockton, CA)
For lifesaving actions on 18 July 2010 while off duty to treat a woman who was in full cardiac arrest

Taylor A. Voss (Costa Mesa, CA)
For lifesaving actions on 14 July 2010 while off duty to rescue a victim of a house fire

MEDAL OF VALOR:

John David Manzeck (Pleasant Hill, CA)
For actions on 11 April 2010 to rescue a victim under extreme conditions

EMS
CROSS:
Mike Giannini (Woodacre,CA)
For providing the highest level of sustained EMS service and leadership in Marin County
EMSA - 2

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL:

Chuck Baucom (Merced, CA)
For providing superior sustained statewide leadership as a Chairman and member of the EMS Commission, and
cochair of the EMS Vision process that began in 1997

Ron Blaul (Irvine, CA)
For providing superior sustained statewide leadership as a Chairman and member of the EMS Commission, and
co-chair of the EMS Vision process that began in 1997

Ramon W. Johnson, M.D. (Laguna Beach, CA)
For providing superior sustained statewide leadership as a Chairman and member of the EMS Commission, and
participant on EMS committees providing dedicated guidance in emergency care and EMS for Children

Jeff L. Rubin (Elk Grove, CA)
For providing sustained, superior statewide service as Chief of the Disaster Medical Services Division in the
development of disaster medical services

Nancy J. Steiner (Orangevale, CA)
For providing superior, sustained statewide leadership as Chief of the EMS Personnel Division at EMSA, and
facilitator EMS task forces and committees which provided exemplary leadership in EMT and paramedic
personnel and training

R. Steven Tharratt, M.D. (El Dorado Hills, CA)
For providing sustained, superior statewide EMS medical leadership as Director of EMSA

Kevin White (Citrus Heights, CA)
For providing superior sustained statewide leadership as a representative on EMS task forces and committees
providing leadership in EMT and paramedic personnel and training, as well as strong participation on the
EMT2010 process implementation

MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL:

Debbie Bervel, M.D. (Highland, CA)
For providing superior volunteer EMS medical leadership for Search and Rescue in San Bernardino County

Layne Contreras (Commerce, CA)
For providing superior EMS service and education for over 25 years in Los Angeles County

David Huseman (San Jose, CA)
For providing superior EMS service and education for over 30 years in Santa Clara County

Chris Olson (San Diego, CA)
For providing superior EMS service and innovation for over 35 years in San Diego County

Frank Wesley Podboy (Alta Loma, CA)
For providing superior volunteer EMS service leadership for Search and Rescue in San Bernardino County.

Marie Podboy (Alta Loma, CA)
For providing superior volunteer EMS service leadership for Search and Rescue in San Bernardino County
EMSA - 3

Paul Santos (San Diego, CA)
For meritorious performance of rescue on 1 April 2010

Michael Van Elgort (San Jose, CA)
For service and leadership to advance prehospital cardiac care in Santa Clara County

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:

Steven Drewniany (Sunnyvale, CA)
For providing dedicated community EMS service to improve emergency cardiac care

Anne Marie Jensen (San Diego, CA)
For providing dedicated community service in organizing EMS social networking opportunities

Kevin Riutzel (San Diego, CA)
For providing dedicated community service in organizing public access defibrillation programs in San Diego
County

INTER
SERVICE EMS RECOGNITION MEDAL:
Julia Abubo, R.N. (Costa Mesa, CA)
For lifesaving rescue efforts on 18 June 2010 to remove a victim from an apartment fire

Curtis Darnell (San Jose, CA)
For service and leadership to integrate EMS into the public safety stakeholder community

Daniel Humphreys (Mission Viejo, CA)
For lifesaving rescue efforts on 8 August 2010 that resulted in the life of an infant being saved

Consuelo Yokum (Campbell, CA)
For volunteer service and leadership during the H1N1 pandemic emergency in Santa Clara County

STATEWIDE EMS SYSTEM AWARDS (2010)


EMS
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR:
Virginia Price Hastings (San Bernardino, CA)
For dedication to statewide EMS systems and sustained, superior leadership on behalf of local EMS agencies

EMS
MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
James Pointer, M.D. (Novato, CA)
For superior sustained statewide participation as an EMS Medical Director in both Alameda and San Francisco
EMS agencies, participation for 20 years on the EMS Scope of Practice Committee of EMDAC and leadership in
EMS research

EMS
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR:
Heather Davis, MS (Los Angeles, CA)
For exemplary service in emergency medical services (EMS) education

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