Roster and Biographies 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: Molloy Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=252Vice Chair<div class="ExternalClassE87604E8E4174D6FBD0D5CDDE891E0E3">Los Angeles County Fire Department</div>mailto: scott.ross@fire.lacounty.govScott Ross Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=254Ventura County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassD59100BF18874842AE4381B34649F93A">Ventura County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassEFF6C9E018894A6993BA56AFCD96BBB5"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">I started my career in 1996 as a seasonal Fire Control Worker on the Ventura County Fire Department Hand Crew. I was hired continuously until becoming a permanent/full-time FCW in 1999.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">I was a liaison between the County and CalFire as a VMP, which job functions primarily revolved around using inmate hand crews as a labor force to implement prescribed burn plans in the County of Ventura and also responding to wildland incidents as Gulf Strike Teams.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I was hired as a Firefighter in September 2001 and served as a firefighter for seven years until I was promoted to Engineer in 2008 and currently hold that rank. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">I am currently my Locals President and have served in that capacity for five years. I have also been involved with several department cadres and committees throughout my career in most disciplines within the department.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I attended Simi Valley High School<strong> </strong>and graduated in 1995, then heard both Oxnard and Moorpark Community Colleges working on degrees and certificates in Early Childhood Education, History, and Fire Technologies. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">I have my Bachelor of Science in Theology and Cultural Engagement from Moody Bible Institute. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout my career, I have been a member of our USA&R Team, Training cadres to include SCBA and Ladders, Battalion/Department Fire Cadet Coordinator, Outreach and Recruitment, and Peer Support Team Member.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">I have taught Fire Line EMT and am currently qualified as a CICCS Heavy Equipment Boss, Fire Line EMT, and Dozer Strike Team Leader Trainee.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​I have recalibrated my focus back to my wife and sons, realizing that family is the most important thing. In doing so, I have found time to camp, hunt, fish, and find peace with my family and friends. In addition, I love being able to serve the members of my local as their president and working to do things that help them in their time of need. <br></p></div>mailto: kevin.aguayo@ventura. orgKevin Aguayo 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: Day Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=255San Diego Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass06B64E49EC794405899ECE4C4778AA82">San Diego Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass21FA7323CE86487AB1646FC1676EB36E"><p>​<br><br></p></div>mailto: jjlee@sbfire.orgJay Lee 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 Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=257Kern County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass3C4137B2A5D64DA89C7231ADFBEE7AFD">Kern County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassEB9508B52DA94F1889D3D5A4DABBB22B"><p>​<br><br></p></div>mailto: dsoto@kerncountyfire.orgDavid Soto Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=419OCFA<div class="ExternalClass7BE50FD81E394CD1B4A27C8FCBFE140A"><p>​OCFA<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB6FAF98E7138425CA1AC4E54363A3B55"><p>​Captain Lee Cabrera has over 20 years of fire service experience. He has worked for Rialto Fire Department, Arcadia Fire Department, and the last 15 years with the Orange County Fire Authority. His current assignment is Fire Station 66, where he proudly serves the citizens of Westminster. In addition to his commitment to OCFA, Captain Cabrera is also a Director on the Orange County Professional Firefighters Local 3631 Executive Board.</p><p>Captain Cabrera attended Hesperia High School and Victor Valley College, where he received an associate degree in Fire Science and Paramedicine. Captain Cabrera has a passion for the health & wellness of his fellow firefighters and is heavily involved in department programs such as WEFIT, behavioral health and cancer awareness & prevention. Captain Cabrera was the recipient of the Battalion 1 Firefighter of the Year for 2020 and 2021.     </p><p>Captain Cabrera has attended many behavioral health courses and seminars. He is a part of the peer support and critical incident stress debriefing teams for the Orange County Fire Authority. Captain Cabrera is also the Peer Support Lead for A-Shift.  </p><p>In June of 2022, Captain Cabrera was selected by Fire Chief Brian Fennessy to replace retired Captain Jeff Hughes to serve on the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Subcommittee. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Captain Cabrera's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.           </p><p>During his time away from work, Captain Cabrera enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity.  Captain Cabrera enjoys camping with his family, deep sea fishing and jiu jitsu. Captain Cabrera is very proud of his profession but considers his greatest accomplishments in the life to be a good father and role model for his family.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto: leecabrera@ocfirefighters.orgLee Cabrera Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=420Oxnard Fire<div class="ExternalClass6D399B087F274B499050E5FB64125AEF"><p>Oxnard Fire<br><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass47A8369F62944B28B474F819D0105A3A"><p>​Originally hailing from Australia, Chief Hamilton became an Oxnard Firefighter in 2005. Chief Hamilton worked as a Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and on February 20th 2021, Alex Hamilton was appointed to the Fire Chief after serving 3 years as Assistant Fire Chief. The Oxnard Fire Department has afforded Chief Hamilton the opportunity to serve on all our specialty disciplines teams; Haz Mat, USAR, Ocean Rescue and Dive Team. Early in his career with Oxnard, Alex found a way to enhance and augment the Fire Department through grant funding. Chief Hamilton has now procured and successfully managed over $23 million in grants to has provided a critical lifeline for training, equipment, vehicles and staffing – particularly in the economic downturn that started in 2009. However, grants have also provided the department with the opportunity to develop new programs. Chief Hamilton’s most satisfying accomplishment was building a comprehensive behavioral health program for our department. However, the connection with behavioral health now runs much deeper. Chief Hamilton assisted in the development of the IAFF peer support class, and more recently the IAFF Suicide Safety Worksheet. He has deployed multi times for the IAFF to assist agencies after extraordinary events and continues to advocate for strong behavioral health programs in the fire service. Chief Hamilton continues to support behavioral health initiatives in the Fire Service by teaching Suicide Awareness and Intervention classes. He and his team have trained over 300 fire service peer support team members in suicide intervention since the beginning of the pandemic. He is also honored to continue to be an IAFF Master instructor in Peer Support and Resiliency classes. Chief Hamilton also founded the Oxnard Firefighters Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The Foundation has provided a range of different support to our community; from purchasing equipment for the fire department to providing swim lessons, child seats and bike helmets to our low income residents. The Foundation’s latest initiative prior to the beginning of the pandemic was providing suicide intervention and awareness classes free of charge to first responders; police, fire and EMS personnel. On a personal level, Alex has been married to his beautiful wife for almost 18 years and they have three children; Kayden (15), Cooper (12) and Kenzie (9) that keep them incredibly active. The Hamilton’s love to travel and explore new places. They all look forward to traveling internationally again soon. One of the leadership quotes that Chief Hamilton tries to emulate is; “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt <br><br></p></div>mailto: alex_hamiltonsmith@yahoo.comAlex Hamilton-Smith 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: Schutz 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 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 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 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 in the first permanent position in Casualty Assistance and Critical Incident Stress Management that that USDA Forest Service has ever filled permanently, for the Pacific Southwest Region, R5, her passion has always been and still is in Taking Care of Our Own. </p><p>​Wendy has thoroughly enjoyed raising two sons, 21-year-old, Jackson, currently a junior at Montana State University and 19-year old Brody, a sophomore at Cuesta Junior College in San Luis Obispo, CA. She enjoys jogging, masters swim and swimming in the ocean, hiking and hanging out with her Boston Terrier, Lotti.<br></p></div>mailto: wendy.flannery@usda.govWendy Flannery Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=264CPF<div class="ExternalClassE21AF77C10714897BE18271CBBCC79B8">CPF<br></div><div class="ExternalClassEFBA8D4F478645D3940AAB8BBE204E88"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Jeff Hughes is a retired Fire Captain with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) with 38 years of firefighting experience. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Jeff is a third generation Firefighter whose father died of occupational cancer after serving 21 years with the Long Beach Fire Department.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">  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. Jeff is currently the chair position for the working group to create the Orange County Fire Chief’s Operational Annex for contamination reduction as well as he was as original member of 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 subcommittee and has been on the OCFA Peer Support team for many years. Jeff organized a one-day Behavioral Health symposium for fire service partners in Orange County. Dubbed “Past-Present-Future” for first responder mental health learning from our past. Jeff also 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. Jeff represents the California Professional Firefighters for both the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health and Cancer Prevention Subcommittees.</span>​<br></p></div>mailto: jeffhughes@ocfirefighers.orgJeff Hughes Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=266Associate Advisor<div class="ExternalClass7248BFAD95E144F982657670D818764E">Associate Advisor</div><div class="ExternalClass5631C99D0CAE4057BD7B08DC07680038"><p>​Dr. Mynda Ohs, currently has a private practice in Nevada where she specializes in first responders and their families. Additionally, she holds contracts with several agencies nationwide to respond on scene to critical incidents to provide crisis support. Critical incidents that she has participated in are, San Bernardino Terrorist attack, 1 October shooting, Montecito mudslides and numerous LODD for the forests service and Cal Fire. She recently joined the Las Vegas Metro Police Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) as a consultant. As a Subject matter expert, she sits on several committees helping to develop and implement curriculum and policies that will improve the mental health for all first responders and their families. As a former first responder herself and married 25 years to a now retired Battalion chief she is passionate and committed to educating and improving the beliefs about getting help.​<br></p></div>Mailto: myndaohs@yahoo.comMynda Ohs, PHD