MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- (Monday, August 19) Berkeley County has hired Wendy Lee as the new Chief of Berkeley County Emergency Medical Services. Lee’s first day will be Monday, September 9, 2019.
Lee currently serves as the Deputy Director of Dorchester County EMS. She brings decades of experience in emergency services, beginning her career in EMS in 1986. Lee has served as the Deputy Director of Dorchester County EMS since October 2006. She has a master’s degree in leadership and a bachelor’s degree in health service administration.
Lee has been an EMT Program Instructor for Trident Technical College and Lowcountry Regional EMS Council for more than 20 years. She received recognition as the Lowcountry Regional EMS Paramedic Champion five times in her career and was the South Carolina State Paramedic Champion in 2000. She was recognized as the Dorchester County EMS Paramedic of the Year in 1995 and 2001.
In 2012, Lee was recognized as one of Summerville Journal Scene’s “Women to Watch.”
Lee serves on many boards and committees, including the community civic group at the Summerville Kiwanis Club, Dorchester County Grievance Committee, Chairman of the Dorchester County LEPC, Summerville Medical Center Community Advisory Committee, Vice Chairman of the Lowcountry Regional EMS Board, and Treasurer of the South Carolina EMS Association at the state level.
Wendy Lee’s passion for public service is evident both in and out of her workplace. We know that as incoming EMS chief, she will serve Berkeley County with the same dedication, skill and fervor that she’s brought to our Western neighbors for years. – Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb
I’m excited to work alongside my new team members at Berkeley County EMS, as well as all other first responders. We will continue to provide a high level of pre-hospital medical care and continue to meet the needs of an ever-growing community. -Wendy Lee
– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –