Board Information

Current Board of Directors



Board President

Email Cindy Russell

In have been a nurse for over 40 years. I also run two businesses from my home. I have learned greatly in this position, Director on the Board for Western Lane Ambulance District, over the last four years. I have held high my knowledge that we have a GREAT Ambulance District and that the service that is provided to this community is unsurpassed. I strive to uphold that standard for our community through serving on the board. WLAD is something to be very proud of. Honesty and integrity are the most important standards that I hold for myself, and the people and organizations that I work with.

Rick Yecny

Rick Yecny

Intrium Board Member

Email Rick Yecny

Sworn In December 15, 2022. Term ends June 30, 2023.

Adam Holbrook

Adam Holbrook


Email Adam Holbrook

Elected July 1, 2021. Term ends June 30, 2025

Bio coming soon

Vanessa Buss

Vanessa Buss

Vice President

Email Vanessa Buss

Vanessa Buss is lifelong resident of Florence and holds the title of first New Year’s baby of 1971. Vanessa and her husband, Stecher, have two grown children, Hailey and Hayden, and a son Mason, who’s getting ready to start his Junior year at Siuslaw High School. Vanessa is an avid Viking and can be seen cheering on various team sports at the high school. Vanessa and her husband were the owner/operators of Central Coast Watersports for over 10 years where they the provided the community and its visitors with a multitude of outdoor recreational opportunities. She has served on the Habitat for Humanity Board since May 2020 and is currently Vice President of the Board. Vanessa is very passionate about her community and is honored to be a part of the Western Lane Ambulance Board.



Board Member

Email Mike Webb

After growing up in Corvallis and completing my formal education at Oregon State University, I moved to Florence to take the opportunity to manage the local Sprouse Reitz store. It was in Florence that I met my wife Jana. We have two wonderful children, three grandchildren, a dog, many cats and a bird. Currently I work as a Commercial Relationship Manager with Oregon Pacific Bank. I’ve been with the bank since 1998. In my spare time I enjoy cycling, running, golfing and bowling.

I have served on the board of Western Lane Ambulance since 2005. Prior to that I served on their strategic planning and budget committee and budget committees. I have also filled the District’s seat on the Florence Urban Renewal Committee. I have served on that committee since 2007.


WLAD and SVFR Joint Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every month.. They are held in the Conference Room at Siuslaw Fire & Rescue at 2625 Highway 101 in Florence, OR. Agendas are posted prior to the meeting and minutes are posted following board approval.

2023 Meeting Schedule

  • Jan 26, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Feb 23, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Mar 23, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Apr 27, 2023 06:00 PM

  • May 25, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Jun 22, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Jul 27, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Aug 24, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Sep 28, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Oct 26, 2023 06:00 PM

  • Nov 16, 2023 06:00 PM
  • Dec 21, 2023 06:00 PM


All files are in PDF format, unless specified otherwise. Please note that minutes are not released until approved by the Board of Directors at the next regular meeting.

Video Minutes


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