Leadership

Mike Wendt: President

Mike joined the Centreville Volunteer Fire Department in 2007 and currently serves there as Chief. He joined the FCVFRA Board in 2010 and was elected President in 2015. Outside of the fire service, Mike leads the Professional Services division of a large managed services provider.

Tom Warnock: Vice President, Operations

Tom is currently Chief of the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Fairfax County, VA. He is also a representative of the Association on the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission. He has 24 years of first responder experience as an emergency medical technician, firefighter, hazardous materials technician, unit officer, and command officer. He has also been an instructor with the Training Division of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department since 1996.

Outside the fire service, Tom is the deputy Branch Chief of a Federal chemical preparedness program, assisting at-risk communities with comprehensive planning, training, exercise, and grant support. He has served on working groups examining public protection and medical issues, and has provided headquarters and field support to a number of Federally-declared disasters. Prior to entering Federal service, he  worked for the American Chemistry Council’s Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC®) assisting first responders, industry, and the public with mitigation of hazardous materials emergencies. He is also a graduate of FEMA’s Master Exercise Practitioner program.

Shawn Stokes: Vice President, Administration

Shawn P. Stokes is the Fire Chief of the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department where he leads the operations of a 85-member volunteer fire department, including being an interface between the volunteer company and the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. He has been a member for over 20 years and has previously served as Treasurer, Secretary, and President.  He also is the Vice President of Administration for the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association and serves as one of seven appointees to the Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission.

Shawn’s background is in fire service policy in several topical areas including wildland fire programs, unmanned aerial systems, emergency management, communications and all volunteer programs.

He has a Master of Aeronautical Science in Aviation Operations and a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.

Elliot Zaret: Secretary

Elliot is an EMS Lieutenant with the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, and has been a volunteer in the county since 2009. Elliot is a Virginia EMS Education Coordinator, and one of the lead EMT instructors at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. He is also an EMT instructor for Training911. In 2012, Elliot was the recipient of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department’s Basic Life Support Provider of the Year award and was named Vienna VFD EMT of the year in 2018. Elliot joined the FCVFRA Board in 2015 and became Secretary in 2019.

When not volunteering, Elliot is an at-home dad of three children, an artist, woodworker, freelance journalist and teacher. Elliot also spent a decade working as a reporter for regional and national news outlets, where he covered such diverse beats as crime, local and national politics, business, technology, and law.

Camilla Morrison: Treasurer

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. Camilla is a Human Resources Manager for a large corporation in the defense industry.

Cody Collins: Director

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.

Tonya McCreary: Director

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 is a public information officer for Fairfax County.

Bob Mizer: Director

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.