Leadership Team

Chris Runyon, NRP

Chris is originally from Pike County, KY. He initially became interested in EMS while working in coal mines in West Virginia. Laws passed during his time there required a certain amount of EMTs to be at the mines. He volunteered and knew this was the career field for him. Chris attended Marshall University to obtained his degree and Paramedic licensure. Moving back to Kentucky, from South Carolina in 2013, he worked in Lexington for a few years before coming to Georgetown-Scott County EMS. When not at work, Chris enjoys all sports and spending time with his wife Angela, his daughter Sarah, his son Seth, and his dog-daughter Lily. Chris is beyond happy and honored to be serving the citizens and visitors of Scott County.

Assistant Chief
Corey Wood, NRP
Corey has been in the field of EMS for 21 years. Out of those 21 years, he has spent 17 years with Georgetown-Scott County EMS. Corey has been a paramedic for 11 years, before that was an EMT for 10 years. Prior to his Assistant Director position, Corey served as a paramedic “on the street crews” in an ambulance and then as an Operations Supervisor (Medic 1). Corey resides in Georgetown with his wife and two children. Corey is passionate about GSCEMS and the community. He loves being able to serve the community he lives in while being able to help shape the future of EMS as a whole.
Assistant Chief
Uriah Tindle, NRP
Uriah has been a paramedic for a little over six (6) years. He has been with GSCEMS for seven (7) years. Uriah loves his position in Quality Assurance because it allows him to not only improve himself but improve the provider’s documentation and skillset. Uriah resides in Owen County with his wife and five (5) children. Uriah loves that he gets to help make a difference in not only the community but also in the providers he comes in contact with.
Training Division Chief
Jon Oesterman, NRP
Jon Oesterman is a forward focused paramedic & educator with over 15 years in pre-hospital care, working in a wide variety of EMS delivery models. He is focused on providing the highest quality education to all. He currently oversees training the staff for GSCEMS, as well as coordinating and delivering training for the public. In addition to his work at GSCEMS he also serves as the EMS representative on the advisory board for the health science program at Elkhorn Crossing School. Jon works to improve prehospital care, not only at GSCEMS but the state of Kentucky by being affiliate faculty in multiple disciplines of education through National Association of EMTs and assisting in initial paramedic education with the paramedic program for multiple local programs. Outside of work, Jon is the area training leader for the volunteer disaster relief organization Team Rubicon and is responsible for planning and delivery of training for volunteers in Kentucky and Tennessee. Jon and his wife enjoy traveling and being outdoors.
Training Division Battalion Chief
Matthew Martin, NRP
Matt has been in the field of EMS for more than 17 years. Spending most of his career as a paramedic in southern Kentucky. Throughout the duration of his EMS career, Matt has had the privilege to work in both Haiti and Afghanistan as a civilian paramedic. During his international tenure, he experienced austere environments and provided healthcare to over 30 different nationalities with Operation Enduring Freedom. He also has experience as a flight paramedic with Air Evac. Matt says all of this has been a tremendous privilege to help inspire a new role in EMS: education. Matt takes great pride in teaching and training the next generation of EMTs and paramedics. He loves being able to serve the community he lives in, while being able to shape the future of EMS as a whole. With winter being one of his favorite seasons as fresh snow falls, you will see him amped to go on skiing trips. During the warmer months Matt also enjoys piloting small aircraft. Matt also currently serves in the Kentucky Air National Guard.
Medical Director 
Tara Ramsey, MD
Tara Ramsey grew up in Robinson, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Tara has worked at Georgetown Community Hospital in the Emergency Department for the last three years, but has been practicing as a physician for the last seventeen years. During her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and dogs. We are excited to welcome Dr. Tara Ramsey as the new medical director of Georgetown-Scott County EMS as of July 1, 2022.