Meet the Board of Directors!
Our Board of Directors is a diverse group made up of people from all walks of life and of all ages. We are proud to have them with us giving their time to serve the people of Westport and the surrounding area.
MICHAEL BURNS - PRESIDENT WVEMS
Mike has been a resident of Westport since 1994 and has been a member of WVEMS since 2016. Mike and his wife Amy moved to Westport to start a family in the suburbs while still being able to commute into NYC. They were attracted by all that Westport and the area had to offer but were sold on the town when they saw Longshore. Mike has 2 children who grew up, and went to the public schools in Westport and are now in graduate school and college. Mike and Amy are very grateful for the education their children received in Westport and Mike decided to volunteer his time at WVEMS as his way of giving something back to the town. Mike took the EMT course offered by WVEMS, joined the organization and now serves as the President. Mike had some prior experience having served as an EMT in his youth for 4 years in NJ where he grew up. Some of his hobbies and interests are technology, gadgets, photography, genealogy, aquarium keeping and forever trying to get in better shape.
LARRY KLEINMAN - Vice President WVEMS
Larry is an EMT Crew Chief, and Vice President of WVEMS. He has logged over 5,000 volunteer hours since joining WVEMS in 2013 and considers his time with the service among the most rewarding experiences of his life. Larry has lived in Westport since 1993 where he and his wife Sally raised two daughters. In addition to volunteering at WVEMS, Larry also is a volunteer docent at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City. Prior to his retirement, Larry had careers in engineering, software development, and also spent ten years as a radio DJ. No longer having to work, Larry needed a new source of aggravation and took up golf six years ago.
Stewart Reifler - Treasurer WVEMS
Leah Foodman - Secretary WVEMS
Jenna Baumblatt - Director
Jon Huzil - Director
Brian Crane - Director
Martin Iselin - Director
Martin has a BS from Union College and an MBA from the Pace University Lubin School of Business. After Serving in the US Army Martin had a 20 year career in the clothing importing business in NYC. Martin left NY in 1990 and started a residential real estate appraisal company, Fairfield Appraisals, LLC which is still active. An EMT since 2004 Martin has served as Treasurer, President, and Vice President of WVEMS. Martin is currently a Crew Chief as well as board member.
Andrew O'Brien - Director