Meet our 2016 NSPA Board of Directors

Board Responsibilities

The NSPA Board of Directors leads the organization using a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency approach.   The officers and at-large positions are elected to serve 2-year terms, which are staggered to allow continuity in the Board.   Key responsibilities include keeping the momentum of the organization going, program development, managing the finances, organizing fundraisers, delegating duties, establishing committees, and promoting the organization of NSPA.

Board Meetings

The Board meets on a quarterly basis. The next meeting of the NSPA Board of Directors will be held on September 13, 2016.

September 2016 Board Meeting Materials

Board Leaders

tammy turpin_#1

Tammy Turpin - Board Chair, HEMC Representative
First Term 2014-2015
Safety Officer  |  Emergency Management Consultant
Carillon New River Valley Medical Center
Carilion Giles Community Hospital

Tammy has been with the coalition since 2003-2004 serving as a representative for Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. She also represents Carilion Giles Community Hospital and is  a current instructor for our region in HazMat for Healthcare and Basic Disaster Life Support. Tammy serves as the Hospital Safety Officer and Emergency Management Consultant and is a Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator. She is married and has 2 teenage boys.


roger glick_#1    Roger Glick, MS, MBA, CEM, FACHE - Board Vice President
Second Term 2015-2016
Senior Emergency Management Consultant
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Roger Glick is the Senior Emergency Management Consultant for Carilion Clinic. In that role he has direct and indirect responsibility for the emergency management preparation, response, and recovery for the entire healthcare organization - including a Level 1 Trauma Center and Academic Medical Center, a Children’s Hospital, five regional hospitals, and a variety of other ambulatory and ancillary services.  Roger has a strong and active interest in academic level teaching and research. He is an Instructor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Basic Science at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He also has teaching and/or research affiliations with Virginia Tech, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and the Georgia Regents University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia).  Roger completed a Masters Degree in Emergency Health Services from the University of Maryland Baltimore and an MBA at James Madison University. He is a Certified Emergency Manager and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife are blessed with seven children.



Members at Large - Hospital Members


charles-law_1    Charles Law, BA, BS, MS, Ph.D
First Term 2014-2015
Administrator  |  Chief Operating Officer
Catawba Hospital

Charles C. Law is the administrator and Chief Operating Officer at Catawba Hospital in Catawba, Virginia. He also serves as the Emergency Coordination Officer and VERT Team Member, Commonwealth of Virginia for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Charles has a Ph.D in Healthcare Administration from Warren National University. His background in emergency service and training includes many years as a volunteer EMT and firefighter and he has completed extensive training in emergency management through FEMA and many other organizations. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is certified in Healthcare Environmental Management by the Emergency Care Research Institute of the Center for Healthcare Environmental Management.


allan_belcherAllan Belcher, NREMT-P, CMTE, MBA
First Term 2015-2016
Director of Ambassador Services
Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

Allan Belcher is the Director of Ambassador Services for Centra Health, Inc. His responsibilities include Centra’s Ground Transport services, Centra One medevac program, in-hospital patient transporters and greeters, valet services, and he is Co-Director of Centra’s Call Center. Allan oversees the readiness, activation and deployment of NSPA’s Stabilization and Treatment In Place (STIP) resources, is an instructor of NASCAR’s Track Services Training Program, and works in Martinsville Speedway’s Operations Center during its races. He also serves on Centra’s Emergency Management and Safety Committees, the Blue Ridge EMS Council’s Board of Directors, and the Advisory Board for Central Virginia Community College’s Paramedic Program. Allan has a degree in Emergency Health Sciences from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Bluefield College, and earned his MBA through Averett University. Allan and his son, Jacob, live in Forest, VA. 


bob suddarth_#1    Bob Suddarth
First Term 2015-2016
Emergency and Risk Manager, Educator, Compliance and Safety Officer
LewisGale Hospital Pulaski

Bob has been with LewisGale Hospital Pulaski (formerly known as Pulaski Community Hospital) since 1981. He began there as a Social Worker and took the position of Quality Resource Manager in 1996. Over his 33 years with the organization, Bob has been responsible for Social Work, Quality, Risk, Medical Staff, and Regulatory Compliance. His current role is Emergency Manager, Risk, Medical Staff, Education, Regulatory Compliance and Safety Officer. He also teaches Crisis Prevention Intervention and he is a certified instructor for the CPI institute.

Bob finished his BA degree at Carson Newman College in psychology in 1977 and his MA in clinical psychology at Radford College in 1978.  He is a Certified Professional In Healthcare Risk Management (CPRHM) and has CHEC certification for Emergency Management.


Members at Large - Non-Hospital Members

becky mccabe_#1    Becky McCabe
First Term 2016-2017
Regional Health Emergency Coordinator
Western Region, VDH

Becky McCabe is the Western region emergency coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness. In this role, she is responsible for the regional coordination and support of preparedness and response activities for eight health districts in the western half of the Commonwealth.  She is also a certified Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) instructor, having taught NIMS, ICS and other courses  to hundreds of participants since 2004.

Becky is a graduate of Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio and Television production, and a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Systems Design. She currently serves on the VDEM Access and Functional Needs Advisory Committee.

matt rickman_#1   Matt Rickman
First Term 2016-2017
Deputy Chief, Fire-EMS
City of Salem

NSPA is excited for Matt Rickman to join our board.  Bio coming soon!






nancy harms_#1

Nancy Harms
First Term 2015-2016
Director of Quality Improvement
Virginia Veterans Care Center

Nancy is the Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance Regulation at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke. She also monitors Risk Management, creates facility polices and serves as the Safety Committee chair.   She’s had extensive experience in these areas, having served as a Navy Nurse Corps officer around the world before retiring as a Lieutenant Commander.   Nancy received her nursing degree from Jamestown College in North Dakota prior to her commissioning and earned her Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma while stationed in Italy.   She’s an audio book fan, which helps during her 75 mile drive to work each day from Chatham.



Non-Voting Members

craig camidge_#1Craig Camidge
Executive Director
Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance






rob logan_#1    Rob Logan
Fiscal Administrator
Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance