Roster and Biographies

 

 

https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=251Chair<div class="ExternalClassD044493439CC45F39145D00582EC84A7">CAL FIRE Riverside</div><div class="ExternalClass29AA963168ED4FF6B11EC5E5E873674C"><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Molloy was appointed to the CALFIRE in February 2005 and has served the citizens of Riverside County in multiple city/county contracts. He has held the ranks of a Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic and promoted to Fire Captain in March 2016.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Molloy graduated high school in Massachusetts in 1992, joined the US Navy and was honorably discharged after 4 years or service. Captain Molloy started training in 1997 as a part-time paid firefighter in the Lake Tahoe region and obtained his California Paramedic license in 2002. He is currently working to obtain his bachelor's degree in Psychology with a specialty in crisis response. Captain Molloy also currently holds a position on the Public Safety Peer Support Association's (PSPSA) fire board.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Molloy is currently the Peer Support/CISM lead for the CALFIRE Riverside County team. He holds multiple basic and advanced ICISF and IAFF behavioral operational certifications and has been utilized as both a CISM and a CISL on multiple occasions since 2013. Notably, he has been utilized as a CISM for the Santa Rosa Complex (2017),  a CISL for the Montecito Mud Slide (2018) and also a CISL for the Woolsey Fire in Ventura/Los Angeles County in November 2018. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In August of 2019, Captain Molloy was selected by Santa Barbara County Battalion Chief Garrett Huff to replace retired CALFIRE Battalion Chief Steve Diaz to serve on the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Working Group.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​</strong>During his time away from work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin and his two children Georgia and Ryan, enjoying all that Southern California has to offer.<br></p></div>mailto: kevin.molloy@fire.ca.govKevin Molloy
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=252Vice Chair<div class="ExternalClassE87604E8E4174D6FBD0D5CDDE891E0E3">Los Angeles County Fire Department</div>mailto: scott.ross@fire.lacounty.govScott Ross
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=254Ventura County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassD59100BF18874842AE4381B34649F93A">Ventura County Fire Department</div>mailto: kevin.aguayo@ventura. orgKevin Aguayo
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=253U.S. Forest Service<div class="ExternalClass3A45A002F9DD41D6B932562C00AEF174">U.S. Forest Service</div><div class="ExternalClassD6EA154248964BDB906D928197EFB056"><p>​Molly Day started her fire service path as a high school intern with Livermore Fire Dept in 1991, but left the area after graduation to follow her interest in all the things that the mountains had to offer. She settled in the Sierra Foothills and has been with the USDA Forest Service working on the Stanislaus NF since 1995. She started as a temporary firefighter on a Type 3 engine in Pinecrest, California & has worked her way up via Engine Crews, Hot Shots, Fire Patrol and now is the Forest Fire Prevention Battalion Chief.  <br></p><p>Along the way, the day-to-day experiences with her Brother & Sisters have led her to value the importance of the Mental & Behavioral Health field for Wildland Fire and recognize the lack of support. After the loss of a fellow employee, in 2012, Molly became involved with the Peer Support piece of CISM for the Forest Service in hopes to fill that gap & keep the grass growing in a program that has started from the ground up.  </p><p>Education in the specific field of Mental Health has mostly been in the field, on the street & in the trenches, but she has completed formal training via ICISF course work. Her role has become that of training coach, peer support lead and backup coordinator. </p><p>When not working, Molly enjoys spending time with her 9 year old daughter & her husband (when he is home, as he is a Hotshot Captain & gone all summer). Other joys are taking care of her multiple rescue animals, yardwork, gardening regardless of how unsuccessful she is, and enjoying the simple country life in a beautiful part of California.</p><p>This is Molly's first experience participating in Firescope. She is very honored to be part of an organization and mission that she has valued throughout her career.<br></p></div>mailto: molly.day@usda.govMolly Day
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=255San Diego Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass06B64E49EC794405899ECE4C4778AA82">San Diego Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass22CC067CB7914CBB9C6538E0503571AC"><p>​On the surface, George Duardo is a Fire Captain with over 23 years of experience. George has committed himself with a vision of improving the long-term Health & Safety of our valued profession.</p><p>Equal to his role as a Fire Captain with San Diego Fire-Rescue, he serves as the Vice President of Local 145 (San Diego City Firefighters) and effectively persuades and influences municipal management and political leaders. His opinions are highly valued and widely respected.<br></p><p>He has mainly focused on topics such as firefighter behavioral health, cancer awareness, and wellness programs. After his election to Vice President, George was appointed to serve on the CPF (California Professional Firefighters) Behavioral Health Task Force. Working with CPF, he was tasked with operationalizing Assembly Bill 1116; firefighter peers' confidentiality.<br></p><p>Locally, he has negotiated improvements to working conditions, benefits, and wages. George also contributed to the development of policies and writing MOU language that has led to workplace improvements. His tenure has also included, President of a firefighter benevolent organization (SDFRA), which revolved around caring for active and retired firefighters. This experience taught corporate fitness and non-profit law.<br></p><p>​George's long-term goal is to leverage his experience and education to develop healthy worker-centric policies. This focus will help future firefighters and EMS workers create a profession that values a healthy work-life balance and inevitably resources when stressors are encountered.<br></p></div>mailto: gduardo@sbfire.orgGeorge Duardo
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=256Los Angeles Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassDAAE341D4470451EA106C97D57CEFC61">Los Angeles Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassE5EB06A9F37D40E7AF86779469256E5F"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Currently, Dr. Madrid is the acting director of the Los Angeles City Fire Department Behavioral Health Program. She specializes in providing empirically supported and behaviorally based treatments. Dr. Madrid provides on-call emergency response, conducts critical incident debriefings, and is responsible for management consultation and training for sworn employees.Dr. Madrid also serves as an adjunct professor in Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology where she teaches Individual and Family Treatment of Substance Abuse and Multicultural Psychology courses to students working toward their graduate degrees. Concurrently, Dr. Madrid is also a supervisor at the Pepperdine University Community Counseling Center. In this position she trains and helps foster clinical competence in Master level students working toward licensure as a marriage and family therapist.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Krystle Madrid received her Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) clinical internship through the Center for Multicultural Mental Health from Boston University School of Medicine. She furthered her training through a postdoctoral APA fellowship in assertive community treatment/corrections psychosocial rehabilitation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has an extensive background treating diverse populations including first responders, serious mental illness, substance abuse, trauma and populations from correctional facilities and medical settings.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Madrid is a highly trained clinical psychologist. Her primary focus in on treating trauma across the lifespan. She is trained in providing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adolescent Prolonged Exposure to children and adolescents. Additionally she holds specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure for treating trauma in adults. Simultaneously, Dr. Madrid is a Gottman trained couple's therapist targeting trust development, learning effective communication skills and building emotional awareness. Additionally, she is bilingual and is able to conduct therapy in Spanish. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Krystle enjoys spending time traveling the world preferring to visit natural areas which conserve the environment and sustains the well-being of the local people. <br></p></div>Krystle Madrid, Psy.D
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=257Kern County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass3C4137B2A5D64DA89C7231ADFBEE7AFD">Kern County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass578E93E9FD3C4014BF7E90DF292B1192"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Dionisio joined the United States Army right out of High School, and served with the 1st Cavalry Division for 4.5 years in Ft. Hood, Texas. After leaving the service, Dionisio joined Kern County Fire Department's Crew 87 prior to being hired on full-time with the Kern County Fire Department in August 2004. Dionisio attained the rank of Firefighter and did an additional two years with Kern County Crew 87 to attain his Crew Boss. After Dionisio's time on the crew, he held positions of Fire Engineer, Fire Captain, and in 2016 was promoted to Fire Battalion Chief.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dionisio has pursued his educational incentive with Kern County Fire Department and attained his Fire Technology Certificate with Bakersfield College. Dionisio has also taken several classes within the CISM realm, as well as furthering his college education. He has attained is Bachelors of Science in Forensic Psychology, Masters of Science in Psychology, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dionisio was asked to assist in revamping Kern County Fires CISM support team back in 2010, and served on the team as a CISM team member for two years. Eventually Dionisio would become the CISM and Peer Support Team lead for Kern County Fire, and has been running the team since 2015. Dionisio has taken several classes within the Peer Support and CISM world, as well as furthering his education in the Psychology world. In 2019 Dionisio assisted with SME's from California to create the State Fire Training Curriculum for Behavioral Health and Cancer Awareness. Dionisio also serves as a Peer for the PROSPER Retreat that assists First Responders & Post Trauma Stress. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Dionisio was asked to be apart of the Firescope Behavioral Taskforce in the summer of 2020 as a representative of Kern County Fire Department. <br></p></div>mailto: dmitchell@kerncountyfire.orgDionisio Mitchell
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=258Bureau of Land Management<div class="ExternalClass488780D08C0D4F0382CF31153C30ECFE">Bureau of Land Management</div>mailto: bronk@blm.govBodie Ronk
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=259CAL FIRE<div class="ExternalClass2FE51CCBA6B447409A31F70EF648BC5D">CAL FIRE</div><div class="ExternalClassDE275BA57E2D452EAFA180FF0BFD5A35"><p style="text-align:justify;">Nikole started her public safety career in 1992 as a Volunteer Firefighter in Siskiyou County. Before coming to CAL FIRE, she worked for the USFS, and Weed City Fire & Police Department. In 1998 she then settled into a career with CAL FIRE. She has held the positions of Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Captain Specialist (Peace Officer), Pre-Fire Engineer, Battalion Chief, and now the Deputy Chief of ESS. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nikole graduated from Mount Shasta High School and continued her training at College of the Siskiyous for a Fire Science degree. She continues to take classes to enhance her abilities as a peer support contact and manager for CAL FIRE. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nikole has various skills related to the positions she has held with the Department. Most notably is the Peace Officer certification. Nikole was a Department Peace Officer for 14 years. In that capacity she worked in specialized investigations, surveillance, and was the Training Coordinator for the Law Enforcement Program at CFTC. Within the last five years she has invested considerable amounts of time in peer support and team management. She was the lead peer for several catastrophic events such as the Atlas (2017) Carr & Camp Fire (2018) and several more. In the years 2017 and 2018 Nikole was successful in obtaining permission to have an ESS K9 Beta test and in 2017 her and Kimber traveled to every fire in North and Central State. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nikole was asked to participate on the task force as an alternate for CAL FIRE representation and subject matter expert, in peer support incident activation. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Nikole has a love for the outdoors, keeping busy and volunteering her time. When she is not at work, she participates in any adventure thrown her way. She volunteers for her church and is a dedicated part of the ministry team. She is a substitute teacher at her son Wyatt's School. She is surrounded by her farm animals and that is the place where she finds contentment and ability to reset! Nikole enjoys helping families who are struggling and enjoys cooking meals for those in need or elderly. <br></p></div>mailto: nikole.schutz@fire.ca.govNikole Schutz
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=260Santa Barbara County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass97DD505544D649F9B709A0D627F9EA51">Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass9EC01BCB68144EE583A496907DB01621"><p>​Captain Toole graduated from high school in 1993 in Southern California and immediately went into the US Army, where he was stationed in the European theater as a mechanized infantryman.  During his three years of service in the US Army, Captain Toole was deployed on peacekeeping missions in both Macedonia and Bosnia, before being honorably discharged in 1996.  In 1999 Captain Toole began his career in the fire service working as a paid reserve for Twentynine Palms Fire Department, before being hired full time with Santa Barbara County Fire Department in January of 2000.  After serving the ranks of Firefighter and Apparatus Engineer, Captain Toole was promoted to the rank of Fire Captain in April of 2012.  Captain Toole is also a thyroid cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in late 2010, and has been in remission ever since 2012.  In 2016 Captain Toole began his training in Peer Support by taking ICISF's Basic CISM and the USFS' You Will Not Stand Alone.  After seeing the need for Peer Support as well as mental and behavioral health within the fire service, Captain Toole has continued his training by taking advanced ICISF and IAFF training classes along with suicide prevention and intervention training.  Captain Toole helped create Santa Barbara County Fire's current Peer Support program and is a Team Lead for Santa Barbara County Fire's Peer Support Team, as well as the Agency Representative for the Santa Barbara County Regional Peer Support Team.  Captain Toole is also a trainer for the safeTALK suicide prevention training program through LivingWorks, and a Peer Support instructor for Santa Barbara County Fire's recruit academy.  In late 2020 Captain Toole was asked to join the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Specialist Group as a representative of Santa Barbara County Fire.  Captain Toole is married and the father of three children.​<br></p></div>mailto: jason.toole@sbcfire.comJason Toole
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=261Sacramento Metro Fire<div class="ExternalClass858C330716A74AA19B621CE9413A42E0">Sacramento Metro Fire</div><div class="ExternalClassE096D5774297452AB469E6AE5995EA62"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Jeff Wells was appointed to the American River Fire District (which in 2000 merged into the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District) on May 1, 1990 at the age of 23.   Jeff served the citizens of Sacramento County, CA as a firefighter/paramedic until his retirement in 2016. In 2017, Jeff was appointed as a retired annuitant for Sacramento Metro Fire as Peer Support Coordinator to develop their peer support program.  </span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeff Wells attended Ygnacio Valley High School and Daniel Freeman Paramedic School. Jeff has participated in CPF educational videos and various conferences on peer support. He has spoken widely about his near-death experience in 2011 while ventilating a roof and falling into a fully involved garage fire. Jeff has taken numerous peer support classes and holds many peer support certifications. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Jeff Wells holds a paramedic certification, is a member of the Firefighters Burn Institute Liaison Response Team, and is a founding member of the Sacramento Regional Behavioral Health Committee.   Jeff has been deployed as peer support to many incidents, including the Tubbs Fire, the Carr Fire, and the OES SOC during COVID-19. Jeff has served as a member of the USAR team at Sacramento Metro Fire. Jeff frequently volunteers as a peer at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In June of 2020, Jeff Wells was selected by Fire Chief Todd Harms to serve on the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Specialty Group.  Being associated with this organization is an honor, where he works alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.           </p><p style="text-align:justify;">During his time away from work, Jeff enjoys hiking and traveling extensively with family and friends.​<br></p></div>mailto: jeffw@surewest.netJeff Wells
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=262San Bernardino County Fire Task Force Liaison<div class="ExternalClass16F09E7DEBA84A9EA6347F47A6F7AC71">San Bernardino County Fire Task Force Liaison</div>mailto: jserrano@sbcfire.orgJason Serrano
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=263Santa Barbara County Fire Department Alternate Task Force Liaison<div class="ExternalClass5E4C692E99094DE5A0A098BAF5CFB0DA">Santa Barbara County Fire Department Alternate Task Force Liaison</div>mailto: garrett.huff@sbcfire.comGarrett Huff
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=265U.S. Forest Service<div class="ExternalClass864FD54EB26D431687F8F866ACAE02A3">U.S. Forest Service</div><div class="ExternalClass9114968FD27C4D09AF62571FDA3AFD17"><p style="text-align:justify;">Wendy started on the Laguna Hotshots, Cleveland National Forest, during fire season 1992. In 1995, she was accepted into the apprenticeship program, completing Academy #7, sponsored by the Stanislaus NF. She spent three years on the Stanislaus Hotshots, one on Helicopter 517 and one on Dorrington Fire Engine. In 2003 she started a stint as a dispatcher for the Stanislaus. She also served as Assistant Center Manager, Battalion Chief and was the Stanislaus Dispatch Center Manager, Division Chief for five years. She has served in three details as the Regional CISM Coordinator at the regional office. Wendy is a peer supporter, peer lead, and CISM Coordinator, and Hospital and Family Liaison. Currently, Wendy is an Incident Business Specialist for the Pacific Southwest Region, USDA Forest Service, but her focus and passion is ALWAYS in Taking Care of Our Own, Forest Service employees and partners. </p><p>​Wendy has been married to Shawnn for 20 years and has thoroughly enjoyed raising two sons, 19-year old, Jackson, currently a freshman at Montana State University and 17-year old Brody, a senior in High School. She enjoys “pontooning," swimming, hiking and hanging out with her German Shorthair Pointer, Shay.<br></p></div>mailto: wendy.flannery@usda.govWendy Flannery
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=264Associate Advisor<div class="ExternalClassE21AF77C10714897BE18271CBBCC79B8">Associate Advisor</div><div class="ExternalClassEFBA8D4F478645D3940AAB8BBE204E88"><p>​Jeff Hughes is a retired Fire Captain with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) with 38 years of firefighting experience. Jeff is a third generation Firefighter whose father died of occupational cancer after serving 21 years with the Long Beach Fire Department.  Jeff spent 3.5 years as an Assistant Fire Training Officer and retired out of the Risk Management section as the OCFA's Cancer Awareness and Prevention program manager with the objective to reduce exposures that lead to occupational illnesses, and to create a culture change for the health and safety for our firefighters. Jeff is currently the chair position for the working group to create the Orange County Annex for contamination reduction as well as the California State FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Working Group to create a working plan for the mental wellness needs during incidents. Jeff currently participates in the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Specialist Group. Jeff has attended the National Fire Academy Managing Fire Officer Program and Safety Program-Operations. Jeff is also a qualified Line Safety Officer by the National Wildland Coordinating Group. ​<br></p></div>mailto: jeffhughes@ocfirefighers.orgJeff Hughes
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=266Associate Advisor<div class="ExternalClass7248BFAD95E144F982657670D818764E">Associate Advisor</div>Mailto: myndaohs@yahoo.comMynda Ohs, PHD
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=286Los Angeles City Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass6D8F476B6CB94F72BC1305C82BAF390B"><p>​Los Angeles City Fire Department<br></p></div>mailto:stacy.gerlich@lacity.orgStacy Gerlich