EMS Leadership

EMS Leadership

EMS Student Leadership

 EMS Captain McKanna Blair. Caucasian female with dark long hair in a ponytail

Captain McKenna Blair

McKenna is a biology major, chemistry minor with a concentration in both forensic and Honors Studies and will be graduating with the class of 2026. She had previously served as the Sergeant Secretary for the organization for a term and a half before being elected to the position of Captain. Outside of Rowan University, McKenna works for Hamilton Township Rescue Squad in Atlantic County, New Jersey and grew up in the Cologne and Collings Lakes Firehouses due to her parents' memberships. In the future McKenna Wishes to become either a Trauma Surgeon or Forensic Pathologist. 



 First Lieutenant Tanya Pulavarthi, South Asian Female with long curly dark hair

First Lieutenant Tanya Pulavarthi

Tanya is currently a sophomore Psychology Major with Minors in Chemistry and Foundations of Biomedical Sciences. She joined Rowan EMS in September of 2022 and gained her EMT license in High School (The Academy of Allied Health and Science, Neptune, NJ). Outside of EMS, Tanya is the senator for Habitat for Humanity and an avid volunteer at CentraState Medical Center's psychiatric screening department. She hopes to become a child and adolescent psychiatrist and an advocate for healthy mental well-being for future generations. 



 Second Lieutenant Caucasian female with long light brown hair and blue eyes

Second Lieutenant Riley Glackin

Riley is sophomore Biochemistry Major in the Honors College with plans to pursue medical school and a career in anesthesiology. Riley's initial experience with EMS started in her hometown as a cadet for Hazlet Township First Aid and Rescue Squad. Riley went on to complete their EMT schooling as a part of the senior year curriculum at their highschool, the Academy of Allied Health and Science, in Neptune, NJ. Outside of Rowan EMS, Riley is a BLAST mentor for the Honors College and a Holly Pointe CA.


 Sergeant Treasurer Zoe Marino, Caucasian Female with medium red hair, bangs with glasses

Sergeant Treasurer Zoe Marino

Zoe is currently a sophomore studying Biomedical Art and Visualization with a minor in Biology and CUGS in VR and Game Design. She joined Rowan EMS in the spring of 2023 and received her NREMT in August of 2023. She currently works at Buena Vista Township EMS. Zoe plans on becoming a medical illustrator/3D modeler in the future.


 Sergeant Secretary Jake Bley, Asian male with short black hair

Sergeant Secretary Jake Bley

Jake is currently a freshman studying biological sciences with minors in chemistry and psychology and a concentration in Honors Studies. Jake joined Rowan EMS in the fall of 2023. He has also been a member of the Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps since 2021 and recieved his NREMT during the summer of the same year. Other than EMS, Jake is an admissions ambassador for Rowan.