Always call 911 in an emergency

Skilled hands. Cool heads. Caring hearts.

Governance Team


John Oberlies, President

Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, Inc. (PVA) is governed by a Board of nine Directors, as established by the corporation’s bylaws and elected by the corporation's members. The Directors include both volunteer corporation members and independent non-members. Over time it is anticipated that the number of independent Directors will increase relative to the number of member Directors.

The President of PVA, with the advice and consent of the remaining Directors, appoints the Director of Operations. All Directors on the Board work together to elect the other Officers of the corporation, set policy, and establish goals.

Each member of the Board of Directors are fiduciaries who are held accountable to protect the corporation’s assets and assure that the corporation's resources are used successfully for the purpose for which the corporation is organized, ensure its long term viability, and to review, approve, and implement the current business plan. In addition, the Board actively monitors the performance of Operations management, and establishes committees with specific functions and tasks that include PVA members as well as Directors.


Are you interested in serving our community on our Board of Directors?


PVA continues to actively recruit community members to serve on our Board of Directors. We look for individuals in the community that bring to bear knowledge and experience in finance, governance, operations, and many other disciplines that are helpful to our organization. If you are interested in learning more about Directorship opportunities, please contact us. Our organization will benefit from your personal and professional expertise!


Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Board of Directors


Peter J. Bruno

Retired - Constellation Brands

Audit Committee

Business Committee

Diane Kirkebye

Active EMT

Finance Committee

James Taylor

Owner - Taylor the Builder

Corporate Secretary

Audit Committee

Business Committee



Tanya J. Conley

Attorney - Member of the Monroe County Legislature, 18th District

Corporate Executive Vice President

Compensation Committee

Personnel and Ethics Committee

Melvyn Yessenow

Retired - Professor, SUNY Geneseo

Active dispatcher

Personnel and Ethics Committee

Finance Committee

Compensation Committee

Dave Woehr

Retired - Eastman Kodak

Corporate Treasurer

Compensation Committee

Business Committee

Finance Committee



Eric Fletcher

IT Director and active EMT

Membership Committee

John W. Oberlies

Retired - RG&E; RIPA; Pluta Cancer Center

Corporate President and active dispatcher

Business Committee

Edward C. Kokkelenberg

Retired - Professor of Economics,

Cornell University