Judson Smith, Vice President of Continuing Education
Judson brings more than 20 years of experience in fire and EMS to his role overseeing Medic-CE. Judson holds numerous EMS teaching credentials and founded one of the first virtual instructor-led EMS training programs in the United States in 2014. A critical care paramedic, former firefighter/paramedic, and flight paramedic, Judson also serves as an officer in an Air Force Reserves aeromedical evacuation squadron. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and is currently pursuing a PhD in e-learning. He is married, has two dogs, and currently lives in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Sharon Malone, MD, FACEP, Executive Medical Director
Dr. Malone is a board-certified emergency physician and serves as the medical director for several urban and rural EMS departments throughout the state of Texas as well as two accredited college EMS education programs. She began EMS medical direction in 2006 and is an active member of the Texas Governor's EMS and Trauma Systems Advisory Council, Medical Director's Committee, which guides the development of state policy, rule, and law regarding EMS medical direction. A licensed paramedic as well as an NAEMT-TCCC provider and instructor supporting EMS and specialty teams, Dr. Malone advocates community health paramedicine through curriculum design, course delivery, and medical direction oversight of community paramedic programs. She is the medical director for Emergency Medical Task Force 2 of Texas and regularly deploys on regional and state missions.
Andrew Steward, AAS, Paramedic, 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’s 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.