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.
Jennifer Swift
Secretary
secretary@kcist.org
Jennifer has been a member of IST since 2017. In her first 3 years, she’s driven 3500 miles and spent over 400 hours in mission response and training. She also volunteers with CERT, Redmond ARES, Washington State Animal Response Team and MEOW Cat Rescue.
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