Risk Management

The Risk Management Group must continue to deliver benefits to employees, expeditiously investigate claims, protect the county's assets, and continue to offer necessary assistance to other centers to protect the health and welfare of our employees.

It is imperative that the above be performed fairly and at a reasonable cost.

The most effective means to reduce losses and expenses is with safety awareness, training and inspections. This is an area of the group that is constantly reinforced and pays dividends in reduced losses and severity.

Pre-Employment Physical Packet

     Annual Physical/Fit for Duty for non-IAFF , Fire Captains, general non-bargaining and certain VCSO employees only
     Annual Physical/Fit for Duty Packet For Firefighters and Fire Lieutenants only




Charles Spencer, Risk Manager
Ext. 12884
Scott Poertner, Risk Analyst
Ext. 12634

Automobile and General Liability Claims

Ruth O'Steen, Claims Adjuster
Ext. 12441


Dr. Brent Schlapper, Medical Review Officer
Ext. 12732
Barbara Brooke, Nurse
Ext. 12425
Cindy Sakalo, Office Assistant III
Ext. 12440

Workers' Compensation

Denise Bowman, Senior Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster
Ext. 12630
Beth Petutsky, Workers' Compensation Claims Adjuster
Ext. 12631
Ruth O'Steen, Claims Adjuster
Ext. 12441


Beth LaHue, Safety Coordinator
Ext. 12426

Risk Manager
Charles Spencer

230 N. Woodland Blvd.
Suite 250
DeLand, FL 32720