2017/2018 Executive Board
Front row (L to R): Harvie Cheshire, Mike Richardson, Tim Smith, Richard Van Winkle, Chuck Richardson, Henry Perry
back row (L to R): Ben Kennedy, Jim White, Joe Ondrasek, Rayford Gibson, Chris Barron, Daisy Svatek

Executive Board



Harvie Cheshire,
President

Harvie Cheshire serves as the president of the SFFMA.
He is also the training manager for the annual schools at the Emergency
Services Training Institute at TEEX, the deputy chief and fire marshal of
Madisonville VFD, and the Madison County fire marshal.



Mike Richardson, 1st Vice President
Mike Richardson serves as the 1st vice president of the SFFMA. 
He also currently serving as the Fire Chief of Decatur Fire Department.




Tim Smith,
2nd Vice President 
Tim Smith serves as the 2nd vice president of the SFFMA.
He is also currently 
serving as the Fire Chief of West Carlisle Fire/EMS.




 

Richard Van Winkle,
3rd Vice President  
Richard Van Winkle serves as the 3rd vice president of the SFFMA. 
He is also currently 
serving as the Fire Chief of Alvarado FD.





Chuck Richardson,
4th Vice President  
Chuck Richardson serves as the 4th vice president of the SFFMA. 
He is also currently 
serving as the Fire Chief of Wild Peach VFD.






Joe Ondrasek, Secretary
Joe Ondrasek serves as the secretary of the SFFMA.
Ondrasek recently retired as fire chief of the Brazos County 
Precinct 4 Fire Department, but serves as
b
attalion chief in the Bryan Fire Department. 






F. Jim White,
Asst. Secretary
F. Jim White serves as the assistant secretary of the SFFMA. He is also
the Fire Chief for the Overton Fire Department, retired Fire Marshal and Rescue Chief.





Ben Kennedy,
Chaplain

Ben Kennedy serves as the chaplain of the SFFMA. He also serves as the
regional coordinator for region 5 of the Emergency Services Training
Institute at TEEX.



   
  
Henry Perry, Immediate Past President
Henry Perry serves as the immediate past president of the SFFMA.
He also recently retired as as the Fire Chief of Bastrop Fire Department.



Rayford Gibson, Board Appointed Parliamentarian

Rayford Gibson serves as the board appointed parliamentarian.
Gibson also serves at the Fire Chief of the Tatum Fire Department.
He has been a member at Tatum for 32  years.
He is retired but still conducts classes as a part-time instructor with the Texas
A&M Engineering Extension Service.




Daisy Svatek, 
Mascot

Daisy Svatek serves as the Mascot of the SFFMA. 
Daisy also served as the TFA Sweetheart in 2012 and 2016. She is from Needville, TX.




 
Chris Barron,
Executive Director
Chris Barron serves as the executive director for the association where he is  
responsible for researching, negotiating and implementing membership  
benefits, 
forming strategic partnerships and alliances, and providing testimony
in the state 
and national legislature. Barron also serves as the Fire Chief of  
Travis County ESD #5.