Unit Leadership

IST is governed by a volunteer leadership team who serve as the Board of Directors of the organization and provide operational leadership for mission response.


Gabe Marcus
President
president@kcist.org
A member of IST since 2013, Gabe is also a field responder with King County Explorer Search and Rescue and the 4X4 Search and Rescue unit. Gabe is an Emergency Medical Technician and works as a Disaster and Business Continuity Planner for a local major corporation.  He additionally serves as Secretary for the Washington Search and Rescue Volunteer Advisory Council.
Belinda Cummins
Secretary/Treasurer
secretary@kcist.org
Belinda joined IST in 2014. She is also a member of ESAR and has logged over 720 hours of time on missions and training.
Paul Davison
Operations Director
operations@kcist.org
A member of IST since 2007, Paul brings expertise in the Incident Command System to unit operations. Professionally he works as a Lieutenant and Medical Services Officer with the Bellevue Fire Department, and he serves as an instructor for a variety of Search and Rescue topics.
Barb Meade
Training Director
training@kcist.org
A member of IST since 2016, Barb is also a field responder with King County Explorer Search.

Previous Unit Presidents:

  • Josh Gana, 2014 – 2016
  • Scott Preston, 1998 – 2013