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Leadership Team

Director
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 Director
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 Director/Quality Assurance
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.

Education Coordinator
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.

Medical Director
Patrick Cellarosi-Yorba, MD

Patrick Cellarosi-Yorba grew up in Ventura California.  He graduated from Georgetown University Medical School in Washington DC and completed residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.  He has been the medical director at GSCEMS for the last five years and loves the people at the service.  He worked for 20 years at Georgetown Community Hospital in the emergency department and now works at the VA Hospital in Lexington. In his spare time, he likes to run and hang out with friends and family.