Medic-CE has the very best EMS educators on our team teaching your virtual, instructor-led classes. Our education staff is comprised of experienced EMS educators, chiefs, and clinical experts in both pre-hospital and critical care transport medicine who take an active, hands-on approach in the delivery of our virtual, instructor-led programs. [Contact us]
Andrew Steward: Director of Continuing Education
Andrew has over 15 years of experience in emergency services with particular focus in EMS education. He previously worked as the Administrative Operations Coordinator for Life Bridge Health’s AHA Training Center in Baltimore, Maryland prior to joining Career Step. He also served as adjunct faculty for an area community college and a per diem paramedic for Harleysville Area EMS. In other previous positions, Andrew taught for a number of EMS programs and worked for busy 911 services in both suburban and urban areas as well as within a university-based critical care transport system. Andrew’s passion is education, both as a student and an instructor, with the end goal of helping others achieve academic success. He currently holds an associate degree in occupational safety and health through Columbia Southern University and is pursuing his bachelor’s in emergency management with a minor in homeland security through Waldorf University. Andrew resides in Maryland with his wife, son, and their family dog.
Anne Perry: EMS Educator
Anne began her EMS career in 1992 as an EMT-Basic. The next logical step for her was teaching, which she began in 1994 as a CPR and lab instructor. She then became a paramedic in 1998 and a nurse in 2005. Anne has worked in both career/commercial EMS as well as volunteer agencies, and most of her time today is spent educating medical professionals, from basic EMTs to phlebotomy and EKG technician certifications. Anne is a lifelong student, and she is presently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing while completing multiple EMS teaching certifications.
Brian Boucher: EMS EducatorBrian has worked in EMS since he was 18. He became a paramedic in 2010, and he worked for a 911 service in southern New England before moving to Central Valley, California, in 2011. He is currently a full-time ground paramedic and part-time flight paramedic for his system where he also serves as the education/CQI coordinator and tactical paramedic.
David Rice: EMS Educator
David has been an EMS provider since 1988, starting his career as an EMT volunteer in North Carolina. He worked his way through intermediate and paramedic with Ft. Bragg EMS, where he spent 13 years as a provider and educator. In 2003, David transferred to Pennsylvania working as a paramedic for the Department of Justice and local EMS agencies. In 2008, he accepted a position with Kent County EMS, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he is currently the chief of EMS. David has a strong interest in EMS education through distance learning as well as fitness coaching to improve EMS providers' physical well-being. David has an associate degree in EMS from Fayetteville Technical Community College and a bachelor's degree in allied health from Widener University.
Derek Kaucher: EMS Educator
Derek began his career as a firefighter with Rural/Metro, and he is now a firefighter and critical care paramedic in east Tennessee. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science and an in-progress master’s in organizational leadership for the fire service in addition to numerous certifications in fire and EMS. He is a fire officer and fire instructor, NAEMSE Instructor, Tennessee paramedic instructor coordinator, and an American Heart Association training center faculty for BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
Douglas Richardson: Lead EMS Educator
Douglas began his career in public safety as a paid-on-call firefighter with the Havana City Fire Department in Illinois. He attended EMT-Basic training in 1992 at Spoon River College where he is now an adjunct professor of prehospital medicine. He has had his paramedic license since 1994 and has been a lead instructor since 1999. During his career with the fire service, Douglas was an instructor with the Illinois Fire Service Institute specializing in rescue disciplines. He retired as a captain after serving for 20 years. While with the fire department, Douglas also worked full-time for Mason County EMS, an ALS ambulance service in downstate Illinois, as the EMS educator. Douglas received his bachelor’s degree in public safety management from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and is working on his master’s in public safety administration through Lewis University.
Jake Herrick: EMS Educator
Jake has been a paramedic for nearly 6 years and lives in Abilene, Texas, where he currently works as a field supervisor at MetroCare, the 911 ambulance provider for the city. Certified as a CCT paramedic, Jake has worked in a variety of services including urban/transfer, 911, rural, and frontier. In his current position at MetroCare, Jake assists with staff education, which has included developing staff training modules and helping with new student orientation. When not working, Jake spends his time with his wife, daughter, and 4 dogs. He enjoys dog training and is an avid Brazilian jiujitsu competitor.
Jason Haag: EMS Educator
Jason has over 13 years of EMS experience. He joined Finger Lakes Ambulance as a dispatcher and has risen through the ranks to become captain. He has served as the head of the education department since 2014, offering AHA classes to area EMS agencies, 4 regional hospitals, and all other allied healthcare professionals. He has also hosted several annual Education Day events as well as a 2-day PHTLS class in cooperation with Strong Memorial Hospital where he is also an educator for the trauma center and medical school. Jason has also served as a fourth-generation volunteer firefighter for the City of Geneva. Jason graduated from Monroe Community College in 2006 in fire science and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education.
Jason Nicolls: EMS Educator
Jason has been involved in EMS since 2004, when he became an EMT. He began his career with a local ground EMS service in a busy 911 system. He then became a nationally registered paramedic working with a local ground EMS. In 2008 he started a civilian paramedic program with a local fire department before moving in 2012 to pursue a career as a flight paramedic. He is currently a certified flight paramedic.
Mike Minter: EMS Educator
Mike has been involved in fire/rescue/EMS since 1977, when he began taking fire/EMS classes as a junior firefighter in the City of Virginia Beach, VA, graduating from his first EMT class in 1979. In 1982 he joined the United States Air Force and continued to work as a firefighter/EMT. He completed extensive training in aircraft/building rescue, multiple fire vehicle operators courses, and fire protection supervision. He served as station captain, assistant chief of operations, and later as assistant chief of training. From January 1992 until March 1993, he worked in Saudi Arabia for a private contractor, as a firefighter/crew chief/instructor. While working as an ER technician for a rural hospital, he graduated from paramedic class in 1996 and served there as a field paramedic for several years. A few years ago, Mike had the opportunity to serve as an EMS education program director and completed several EMT and paramedic classes. He has a bachelor’s degree in education technology and a master’s degree in adult education and training. He currently works as a field paramedic and part-time EMS educator for a large, rural hospital.
Mike Spaulding: EMS Educator
Mike began his public service career in 1995 when he joined his local volunteer fire department. He began his EMT training in 1996 and completed his paramedic training shortly thereafter. Now a licensed Indiana paramedic, he also holds paramedic licensure in Kentucky and Illinois and holds several AHA instructor certifications as well as a PHTLS instructor certification. Mike is a full-time flight paramedic, part-time ground paramedic, and is still active with the fire department.
Paul Giannini: EMS Educator
Paul started his public safety career in Connecticut in 1983 as a volunteer EMT in his hometown of Trumbull and joined the fire department a year later. A certified paramedic and firefighter since 1986, he has been involved in all aspects of fire and EMS. Paul left career fire service in 1995 to become a training/QA manager for a large, national ambulance company and has worked for public and private 911 ambulance companies and a hospital-based critical care program since that time. Paul holds several instructor certifications and maintains NRP, CCEMTP, and FP-C critical care credentials. In addition, he is the current director of clinical services for ZOLL Cardiac Diagnostics, a medical device company near Pittsburgh, PA. He continues to volunteer as a firefighter and work part time as a paramedic where he lives in Monroeville, PA.
Rae Oliveira: EMS Educator
Rae is a paramedic with over 30 years of emergency medical services experience. She retired as an EMS battalion chief in 2009 from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue (HCDFRS), Maryland, after 23 years of service. As part of her experiences in the HCDFRS, she obtained her Maryland EMS instructor credential in 1996 and oversaw the EMS section of the training division. She has been teaching EMS and AHA courses ever since, and in 2015 became a nationally certified EMS educator through NAEMSE. After her retirement in 2009, she was hired at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services (MIEMSS) and is currently the director of the office of licensure and certification for Maryland EMS. Additionally, she is a critical care transport nurse, licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Rick Campos: EMS Educator
Rick has been in the fire and emergency services since 1999. He began his career in the United States Air Force as a fire crash rescue crew member serving time in both Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. He became an EMT in 2001. After an honorable discharge, he was hired as a firefighter for San Joaquin Federal Fire Department, where he remained for the next 12 years. During that time he became a paramedic and a paramedic instructor, and he received his associate degree. In 2015 Rick left that position to become a company officer for a larger fire department. Rick has a passion for education and looks forward to assisting in the growth of EMS.
Tim Williamson: EMS Educator
Tim has been an EMS provider since 2005, and he has worked as a full-time nationally registered paramedic/firefighter for the city of Morton, Illinois for the past 7 years. He graduated from Illinois Central College with an associate degree in emergency medical services and an associate degree in fire science. In 2012 he obtained his CCEMT-P through Creighton University. He has numerous firefighting operation certificates through the state of Illinois. He currently serves as the EMS education officer for his department as well as secretary/treasurer of his union. Tim has a strong interest in EMS education and is currently finishing up his bachelor’s degree at Kaplan University. When he is not working, he loves traveling with his wife and camping.
Wayne Papalski: EMS Educator
Wayne has over 13 years as a navy hospital corpsman, SAR medic, and flight paramedic with multiple combat tours to the Middle East. A licensed critical care flight and tactical paramedic, he is still currently an active duty chief petty officer, serving as the lead flight paramedic for Whidbey Island Search and Rescue in Oak Harbor, Washington. When not flying, he spends his free time with his girlfriend, three daughters, and two dogs.