Mike Wendt is the Fire Chief of the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) and the President of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association (FCVFRA). He joined the fire service in 2007 and has served in multiple leadership roles for both organizations. He also served on the organizing committee of the 2016 Virginia Fire Equity and Diversity Conference when it was hosted by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.
Outside the fire service, Mike is the Vice President of Professional Services at Dataprise, a nationwide provider of IT consulting, managed services, and managed cybersecurity. He is passionate about helping organizations fulfill their missions and create value using technology – a passion that he brings to the fire service.
Mike earned a Masters of Science in the Management of Information of Technology from the University of Virginia.
Vice President, Operations
Adam Searle is a member of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept. (VVFD), Company 2, where he serves in operational leadership as the Suppression Captain. Adam is the Vice President of Operations for the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and serves on the Volunteer Fire Commission.
Adam began his volunteer EMS/fire career in the United Kingdom with his local ambulance station when he became a first aid provider for his collegiate rugby team. When he moved to the United States his desire to continue as an EMS volunteer crossed the Atlantic with him.
Adam joined Vienna in 2012 and quickly expanded his qualifications to include firefighting, completing firefighter training in 2014, becoming a fire engine driver/operator in 2014, and achieving certification as a volunteer officer in 2021 holding the FCFRD operational rank of Lieutenant.
Vice President, Administration
Shawn P. Stokes is the Vice President of Administration for the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and Chairman of the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission, a Board of Supervisors (BoS) appointment to advise the BoS and the County Fire Chief on all issues and items pertaining to the volunteer fire service in Fairfax County.
Additionally, Shawn is the Fire Chief of the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department where he leads the operations of a 70-member department. A second-generation member of the fire service, Shawn has been with Dunn Loring for 25 years and has previously served as Treasurer, Secretary and President.
Shawn has spent 20 years in national and international fire service policy with a focus on wildland, volunteer and technology issues including development and evaluation of leadership, recruitment, and retention programs for volunteer fire departments. Additionally, he is a subject matter expert representing the fire service in the cooperative purchasing space working with a major national cooperative purchasing program helping them expand in the public safety market.
He has a Masters of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Operations and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
Cody Collins, Volunteer Firefighter/EMT, has been with Fairfax County Volunteer Fire & Rescue as a member of Greater Springfield VFD since 2007. While starting as an EMS only member, he eventually attended firefighter school with Fairfax County.
Originally from California, Cody has lived in Oregon, Washington state and oversees in Germany. He was incredibly fortunate to travel regularly and move frequently with his parents, now retired DoD employees. He has now lived in the Northern Virginia area for the past 13 years. His current career profession is as a Sales & Process Strategist / Project Manager for a major medical device company that supports various medical devices and medical IT solutions around the world. Outside of his career and volunteering, Cody enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking with his rescued mixed-breed dog, Paris.
Camilla has been a member of the Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department since 2002 and currently serves as the Secretary for the department. She is also involved in membership and community relations. Camilla is a Human Resources Director for a large corporation in the defense industry.
Maria Monroy-Osorio is an operational member of the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department where she serves as Operations Captain and board member. Maria joined DLVFRD in March 2020 and completed her EMT-B certification in December of 2020 and shortly afterwards became a BLS Lead and Ambulance Driver. Maria was named the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award.
Outside of the fire service, Maria is a Regulatory Health Project Manager with the FDA. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Tonya McCreary is an administrative member of the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, where she has served as secretary, vice-president and president of the board. Tonya has worked for a variety of community-based nonprofit organizations, managing marketing and communications efforts, events, fundraising, volunteers and more. She has been part of the team managing the SAFER Grant to help recruit volunteers in Fairfax County and is the volunteer representative on the Fire Chief’s Equity and Inclusion Council. She was named the 2021 Fairfax County Administrative Volunteer of the Year. Tonya is a public information officer for Fairfax County.
Bob Mizer has been a member of the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department since 1987, was an EMT for 20 years and helped found the county’s successful volunteer EMS-only program. Bob served as President of the BVFRD from 1990 to 2000. From 2000 until retiring in 2008, Bob served as Volunteer Liaison with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, where he was part of the team the developed the CERT program, the High School EMT program and the MOU under which the partnership between the FCFRD and the volunteer corporations was codified. Bob has served on the Volunteer Fire Commission since 2008 and is a member of the LOSAP Board.
Bob is a retired Naval Officer who graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1964 and received an MS in Management from the US Naval Postgraduate school in 1979. After retiring from the Navy as an O-5, Bob served 14 years as a program manager and technical director for two 8A contractors providing logistics development and support for US Navy shipbuilding programs.