Michael Cobb, Wilson County’s Emergency Medical Services Assistant Director has been named as the department’s new director. Cobb will replace a vacancy left by current director, Terry Barber, who announced his December 31 retirement a month ago. Barber has served 27 years with Wilson County and has 43 years of EMS service in NC.
“I am excited and humbled to be selected as the next leader of Wilson County’s Emergency Medical Services,” said Cobb. “It is a great honor to lead our top notch EMS staff. I look forward to continuing a tradition of quality emergency medical services to all Wilson County citizens.”
“Michael brings a solid combination of experience, education and emergency medical skills to this position,” said Denise Stinagle, County Manager. “He understands the demands of the position and is committed to Wilson County citizens and to EMS staff.”
Cobb has served various capacities at Wilson County EMS including chaplain, assistant shift supervisor and assistant director. He has worked as an EMT and in various Emergency Medical Services capacities since 1990. He is a graduate of Mounty Olive College with a degree in Business Management and Organizational Development and Wilson Community College with an associate degree in Emergency Medical Science.
Cobb lives in Wilson with his wife, Paula and daughter, Rachel.