The 2022 Board of Directors ballot is now available. Cast your vote today. 

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors 2022 Board of Directors election is open until Friday, December 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The following positions will become vacant beginning April 2022 and are on the ballot: 

  • President
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Director at Large (two vacancies)

Executive Board of Directors


Peter A Van Dorpe

Fire Chief (ret.)
Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District

1st Vice President

Seth Barker

Deputy Chief of Operations
Big Sky Fire Department

2nd Vice President


Brian Zaitz, MS, CTO, EFO, CFO

Assistant Fire Chief
Kirkwood Fire Department


Immediate Past President

Board Members

Directors at Large

Tony Carroll

Deputy Chief-Operations/ISFSI Board Member-At Large
Louisa County, VA, Department of Fire & EMS

Vincent W Conrad

Division Chief, Training & Professional Development
Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

Sean M. Gray

Fire Captain
Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services

Matt Hoppel

Assistant Fire Chief
Billings Fire Department

* Director at Large Members Matt Hoppel and Tony Carroll also serve on the Executive Board of Directors.

Region 1 Director

Represents the membership from the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

Demond Simmons

Battalion Chief
Oakland Fire Department

 Region 2 Director

Represents the membership from the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Mississippi.

Kymberly Pashkowsky

FF/Instructor/Training Coordinator/MI Prevention
Cutlerville Fire Department/State of Michigan MIPrevention

Region 3 Director

Represents the membership from the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Mike Richardson

Major / Division Chief of Training & Safety
St. Matthews Fire Department

Region 4 Director

Represents the membership from all of the Canadian Provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territory, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.

Stephen Fenner

NS Chapter of the ISFSI and FDIC Atlantic. FF/ENG Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

Region 5 Director

Represents all International countries, territories, and geographic areas outside of the United States and Canada, including federal and military fire service members.

Dennis Van't Ende

Senior Instructor
Royal Netherlands Airforce Fire Department

Advisory Board

Legal Advisor

John K. Murphy, Esq

Deputy Fire Chief (Ret)/Attorney at Law
Eastside Fire & Rescue/Murphy Law Group

Legislative Advisor

Stephen N Pegram

Goshen Township Fire & EMS Department