Chapter Officers

President

Kathleen "Katie" Boone
Senior Operations Supervisor
Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services
2508 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
(757) 385-4170
klboone@vbgov.com
Katie Boone serves as the Operations Systems Coordinator for Virginia Beach Emergency Communications and Citizen Services, overseeing the Departments hiring, training and technology divisions. She has been working in Emergency Communications for the past 17 years, beginning her career as a 9-1-1 Dispatcher. She has also served as a Communications Training Officer, 9-1-1 Operations Supervisor and 9-1-1 Senior Operations Supervisor prior to moving into her current role as Operations Systems Coordinator. During her career she has obtained certification as an Emergency Number Professional (ENP), DCJS General Certified Instructor and Virginia Criminal Information Network Instructor. She is also a graduate of West Point Leadership School. She assisted in developing the Crisis Intervention training program for Virginia Beach 9-1-1 and has trained numerous 9-1-1 Telecommunicators in CIT for Telecommunicators.
First Vice President

Open
TBD
Second Vice President

Carole P. Starcher
Sr. Communications Officer
Hanover County Emergency Communications Department
7501 Library Dr.
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 365-6140
cpstarcher@hanovercounty.gov
Carole has been an employee with Hanover since 1984. She is currently a Sr. Communications Officer assigned to the Midnight Shift. She is a DCJS General Instructor, a NCIC/VCIN Instructor and an APCO Certified Training Officer. She is also an employee of the Caroline County Sheriff's Office as a Part-time Communicatiions Officer, and is a Life Member with the Ashcake Volunteer Rescue Squad. Carole currently volunteers in an Associate status with the Central Middlesex Volunteer Rescue Squad as an EMT/Attendant in Charge.

Her hobbies include: Hockey, Scrabble, camping, fishing, reading, sewing, cooking, and being with family and friends.

Carole presently lives in Mechanicsville with her husband, James, children – Tristan(son) and Savera(daughter), a cat Halo and a Boxer Ahleigh.
Secretary

Sheila L. Ragan
Operations Manager
Prince William County Office of Public Safety Communications Center
3 County Complex Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
(703) 792-5655
sragan@pwcgov.org
Sheila Ragan started her career as a dispatcher with the Prince William County Police Department in 1987 rising to Shift Supervisor in 1991.

In 1995, the Police Department Communications Center consolidated with the Department of Fire and Rescue Communications Center, becoming the Office of Public Safety Communications.

This consolidation afforded a host of career opportunities for the employees, not the least of which was the creation of the Operations Manager. In 2006 Sheila was promoted to this newly created position, overseeing the day to day operations of the Center.

Sheila is currently a member of NENA and member of APCO since 2005. She is involved with many committees to include COMLINC, RPAC-I, the Standards and Guidelines Initiative Action Team (SG IAT), and a member of the APCO Awards Committee for the last three years.
Treasurer

Jackie Carroll
Deputy Director (Retired)
James City County ECC
3131 Forge Road
Toano, VA 23168
(757) 564-2146
jackiec@james-city.va.us
Jackie Carroll retired as the Deputy Director for the James City County Emergency Communications Center in 2014. She made a career in 9-1-1 starting in 1979. Jackie is a Life Member of the James City Bruton Volunteer Fire Department (JCBVFD) where she began volunteer service in 1974. Additional, Jackie has for approximately 18 of those volunteer years, been on the Board of Officers serving in the capacity of both Secretary and Treasurer, where she continues to date.
Immediate Past President

Derrick Ruble
Director of Emergency Communications & 9-1-1
Tazewell County Emergency Communications / 9-1-1 Center
315 School Street, Suite 9
Tazewell, VA 24651 (276) 988-0803
derrick.ruble@tcsova.org
Derrick Ruble has served as the Director of 911 & Emergency Communications for the Communications Division of the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office since October 2009. He oversees 21 sworn employees and emergency communications for Tazewell County, five Towns, and 26 public safety agencies. He began his career in emergency services at the age of 16 as a volunteer EMT and since has worked in various volunteer and paid capacities in communications, fire, and EMS.

Since becoming Director, Derrick has undertaken the successful relocation of the 911 Center which was across Town from the Sheriffs’ Office, the complete replacement of the PSAP’s IT infrastructure, dispatch radio system, CPE, mapping system, and other mission critical components. He is also coordinating the final steps in the County’s first significant radio upgrades in 20 years.

Derrick recently completed the Center Manager Certification Program (CMCP) and obtained his Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification. Derrick is a certified firefighter and instructor and serves as the Training Officer for the Bluefield Virginia Fire Department and is an Adjunct Fire Instructor with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.

Derrick resides in Bluefield with his wife Andrea and two daughters Meadow and Summer. During his free time he enjoys traveling with his family, reading, and the outdoors.
Regional Directors
Region I - CapitalTBD
Region II - ValleyKaren L. Smallwood
Training Coordinator
Communications Division
Fauquier County Sheriff's Office
78 West Lee Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
(540) 422-8643
karen.smallwood@fauquiercounty.gov
Region III - CentralTBD
Region IV - SouthwestTBD
Region V - SoutheasternTBD
Region VI - WesternAleta G. Coleman
Operations Manager
Roanoke County Communications & Information Technology Department
5925 Cove Road. NW
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
(540) 562-3265
acoleman@roanokecountyva.gov

Aleta Coleman began working for the Roanoke County Police Department in December 1990. She served as a trainer beginning in 1996 and was later promoted to Lead Communications Officer in 1997. In 2007, the Emergency Communications Center became separated from the Police Department and formed their own department. In 2012, she was selected as the Training Coordinator. Most recently, in March 2015, she was promoted to the Chief of Emergency Communications of the Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center.

She is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) as well as the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) where she has served at the Region VI Western regional director since 2012 and she has received her Emergency Number Professional (ENP) certification. Aleta served as the Chairperson of the Blue Ridge Regional 9-1-1 group for several years until the group disbanded. She has received numerous awards during her career, but perhaps the most prestigious was the 2006 Leadership Award for the Roanoke County Police Department. Aleta was selected as the 2013 Roanoke County Emergency Communications Supervisor of the Year.

When Aleta is not working, she enjoys traveling, attending concerts, collecting post cards from all around the world, and photography. She has an extensive collection of photographs of lighthouses and covered bridges which are her special interest.
Region VII - NorthernTBD