Region Director

The Western Appalachian Region completed our RD election yesterday. The winner was Eric Waldman of Ski Sawmill.

We received 156 total votes, or about 25% of the region participated.  This is much better than our last RD election when approximately 11% participated.
Eric will start his term on April 1, 2020. As per our region bylaws, Assistant Region Directors (formerly Section Chiefs) are appointed by the RD and ratified by the patrol directors. 
Thank you for your participation in this election. We thank Roger Strane and Eric Waldman for volunteering to run for Region Director, and we wish Eric the best in his new role.    
Please contact me if you have any questions.

Marty Silverman
Election Chair – Western Appalachian Region

2019/20 Senior EMM Dates/Locations/Course #

All clinics begin at 8am and should be complete by 12pm

  • Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 – Seven Springs – E286190015
  • Sunday, Jan 12, 2020 – Hidden Valley – E286200002
  • Sunday, Jan 26, 2020 – Wisp – E286200003
  • Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 – Laurel Mountain – E286200004
  • Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 – Hidden Valley – E286200005
  • Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020 – Seven Springs – E286200006
  • Sunday, Mar. 8, 2020 – Seven Springs – Final Eval – E286200001

For any questions, please contact Bill Kozlovich

Region Director Election

As per Western Appalachian Region and Eastern Division bylaws, we will be holding an election for the Region Director during the 2019 refresher season this fall.

Region Director candidates Eric Waldman (left) and Roger Strane (right)

We have two candidates for the office this year – Eric Waldman and Roger Strane. (A coin flip determined the order of the names listed.) Please click on the links below to read their platforms and biographies. If you are an eligible voter in the region, you will receive an electronic ballot via e-mail in early September. You have until the end of October 2019 to complete the ballot.

An eligible voter is defined in the Eastern Division bylaws as an active member with a NSP registration number reflecting primary membership in a patrol within the Region where the election is being held, and Alumni members but, excluding Medical Associates, Candidates, and Professional Division Members. Members with dual registrations may cast only one vote in the Region of their primary patrol. 

You may contact the candidates to ask questions, or ask your patrol director for additional information. If you have questions about election procedures, please contact the region election chairman, Marty Silverman.


Eric Waldman – 2019 RD Platform


Roger Strane – 2019 RD Platform