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Board of Directors

President – Kenneth Holden

Ken Holden joined the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, Inc. (BCCRS) as a teenager in 1972. Before being elected President, Ken served as Secretary for almost 20 years. On the operational side, Ken achieved the rank of Deputy Chief and continues running calls at the Squad. In addition, Ken was President of the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Rescue from 2003-2004.

During the day, Ken is the owner of Ken's Art & Frame Shop in Frederick, MD. His hobbies include tennis, softball, swimming, water skiing, and yard work. His long-term goal is to retire in the Florida Keys!

First Vice-President – John Bentivoglio

John joined the Rescue Squad in 1989 and is an active firefighter, EMT and heavy rescue squad driver and Chairs the organization's Development Committee. He is a partner with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. He previously served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and earlier in his career as a professional staff member for then Senate Judiciary Committee Joseph R. Biden, Jr. John lives in Chevy Chase, MD.

Second Vice-President – Todd Del Priore

Todd Del Priore is a long term Montgomery County resident who joined the Rescue Squad in November of 1990.  He was an active member running calls from 1990 - 2015 to include participating in multiple committees and an Officer of Tuesday Night Crew.  Additionally he was a member of the Board of Directors from 2000-2015 and rejoined the Board of Directors in February of 2017.

Treasurer – Alex Braun

Alex Braun moved to the area in 2013 to study International Development and Economics at American University. He joined the Rescue Squad in his first months of college, became an EMT within a year and became a squad qualified firefighter less than a year after that. Alex is a proud member of the BCCRS Honor Guard and is a permanent sleeper at the Rescue Squad. He has served on multiple committees during his time at BCCRS and provides minimum staffing an average of 5 nights each week.

During the day, Alex works full-time at an investment consulting firm where he analyzes the investment performance of non-profit endowments.

Secretary – Ryan Kilboy

Ryan Kilboy joined the Rescue Squad in 2014, became an EMT in 2015, and is an active member on Monday Night Crew. He joined after moving in across the street from the Squad and seeing the digital sign beckoning "Volunteer Now!" daily. As an engineer with no medical experience, Ryan was hoping to give back to the community and try something new, and he hasn't looked back since. Inspired and encouraged by his fellow night crew members, Ryan joined the board of directors hoping to help bring this awesome volunteer opportunity to others.

Outside of BCCRS, Ryan graduated as a Nuclear Engineer from Purdue University in 2011, worked for a year in Pittsburgh and then found a job he loved working for the Department of Defense in 2012. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in cybersecurity from Johns Hopkins University. He hails from Ohio as does his fiancé and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Tom Ryan

Thomas ‘Tom' Ryan joined the Rescue Squad in 1991. His inspiration for joining the Rescue Squad was the care that the Rescue Squad provided to his father after an accident that took his father’s life in the late-1970s. To this day, Tom considers many of the people that cared for his dying father as friends. Tom has spent the majority of his 25 years involved in mastering heavy and technical rescue in order to continue the tradition of providing life saving rescue services to the community in which he grew up. Tom previously served as a Lieutenant and on the Board of Directors. Most days, Tom is joined in his service at the Rescue Squad by his dog, and unofficial firehouse mascot, Laszlo.

Tom lives in the Rescue Squad’s Washington, DC service territory with his wife Emily, an avid ultramarathon runner. He is a partner in a boutique consulting firm that provides risk, emergency and crisis management advice to Fortune 500 companies. Tom has also worked in national security, state-level emergency management and urban trauma medicine.

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell joined the Rescue Squad in 1998 and is an active firefighter, EMT and heavy rescue squad driver. Outside of the squad Greg runs a satellite engineering consulting company focusing on RF compliance, radio geolocation, satellite payload design and system engineering. He previously served as the Director of the Space Systems Department, Reconnaissance Systems Division at a federally funded research and development center where he managed R&D and other engineering support for the US Department of Defense. In addition to his industry experience, he taught for many years in the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Greg lives in Potomac MD with his wife and two children and enjoys rock climbing and kayaking.

Jason Gill

Jason joined the Rescue Squad in 2000 while in college. Over his tenure he has worked his way through the ranks and currently holds the rank of EMS Assistant Chief. He was recognized as the top call responder in 2004 and 2005 and remains active as a Maryland/National Registry Paramedic.

Outside of the Squad Jason works in grants management for the federal government where he has been since 2008. Prior to that, he worked as an emergency dispatcher using the skills learned at BCCRS.

Devee Schoenberg

Devee Schoenberg recently became an Administrative Life Member of the Rescue Squad, having formally joined the Squad in early 2006. Much of the past 10 years was spent in fundraising efforts (e.g., writing many, many grants; helping host a variety of events at the Squad; etc.) to find donors and funds for necessary equipment for our Volunteers. In addition, she is the chairperson of the Development Committee and a member of numerous other Committees at the Squad. In early January 2015, Devee retired after almost 38 years as a research neurologist at NIH. This is Devee's 5th term as a member of the Board of Directors and she hopes it will be a very productive year.

Devee's hobbies include playing the piano, gardening, reading, and doing needlework. She also thoroughly enjoys texting answers to "science" questions asked by her almost 10-year-old grandson.

Rachel Ruda

Rachel Ruda joined the Rescue Squad in 2014, became an EMT in 2015, and an ambulance driver in 2017. She is an active member on Monday Night Crew. Rachel grew up in the D.C. area and became involved in the squad upon graduation from college due to a combined interest in giving back to her community and gaining exposure to pre-hospital emergency medical care. Outside of the squad, Rachel is a second year medical student at Georgetown University and is interested in pursuing a career in Emergency Medicine.

Ashley Donovan

Ashley Donovan is from Washington, D.C. and works for the American Chemical Society, where she manages professional development opportunities for chemistry faculty and serves as a staff liaison to the Society’s Board Committee on Strategic Planning. Immediately after finishing a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry at Princeton University in 2014, Ashley and a friend completed a 4-month, 3,165-mile run across the United States. During the trans-America run, Ashley visited many volunteer fire stations, which ultimately led her to join BCCRS in the fall of 2015. Ashley is an active member of the Sunday Night Crew and currently serves on the 8K Rescue Run, Development, and Recruitment Committees. Ashley is an ultramarathon trail runner and aims to complete her first 100-mile race this summer.

Chief Ned Sherburne (ex-officio)

Fire/Rescue Chief Edward G. (Ned) Sherburne has been a member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad since 1978. He has led the predominantly volunteer department for 12 years. Chief Sherburne serves in the Montgomery County Fire/Rescue command structure to the Duty Operations Chief level, maintains certification as a Maryland/National Registry EMT-Paramedic and is an active MCFRS command officer. Chief Sherburne is also experienced in medical support of law enforcement operations, emergency preparedness and continuity planning.

Chief Sherburne commands a dedicated group of volunteer officers who manage the 150 active volunteer members.

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