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Regional Coordinators

Andy Bruch, Covington
Andy Bruch has been involved in EMS since 1974 and has been an EMS instructor since 1977. He oversees the Baton Rouge and Covington sites. He has a bachelor's degree in biology from Bluefield State College and a master's degree in health services administration. Andy also graduated from Baton Rouge General School of Nursing as an RN and is a certified emergency nurse.

Chris Bearb, Lake Charles
Chris Bearb has been working in EMS since 1993. Throughout his career, Chris has worked on an ambulance, as an offshore remote paramedic, education coordinator, and currently serves as a regional coordinator where he oversees the day-to-day operations at NEMSA’s Lake Charles and Beaumont campuses. Chris has an associate degree in applied science, and is working on a bachelor's degree in unified public service management from Northwestern State University.

Robert Clement, Gretna
Robert Clement has been involved in EMS since 1984 and EMS education since 1995. Rob oversees all aspects of training at the National EMS Academy campuses in Houma and Gretna and has an associate degree in applied science from South Louisiana Community College.

Martin Lee, Austin

Martin Lee has been involved in EMS since 1996 with the U.S. Army. He has been directly involved in the EMS training programs, continuing education, and new hire process at NEMSA’s Austin campus since 2007. In addition to his EMS instructor credentials, Martin has a master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin.

Mitch Trahan, Lafayette
Mitch Trahan has been involved in EMS since 1992 and an EMS instructor since 1994. He oversees operations for the Lafayette and Alexandria campuses. He has been with Acadian since 1996 and NEMSA since 2005. Mitch holds an associate degree in applied science, and is currently working on his bachelor's degree in public safety administration from Northwestern State University.

 

Alexandria, La
Jessica Hirtzler, education coordinator
Rosemary St. Clergy, M.D., site medical director

Austin, Texas
James Stuart
, instructor
Robert "Bob" Sippel, instructor
Charles Burnell, M.D., site medical director

Baton Rouge, La
David Finley
, education coordinator
Alan Lambert, instructor
Michael Loewe, M.D., site medical director

Covington, La.
Jennifer Bonnet, education coordinator
Chris Ebright, education coordinator
Fredo Knight, M.D., site medical director

Gretna, La.
Jonathan Dees
, instructor
Donald Thibodaux, M.D., site medical director

Houma, La
Stacey Kaizer
, education coordinator
Glenn Naquin, education coordinator
Donald Thibodaux, M.D., site medical director

Lafayette, La.
Paul Duplantis, education coordinator
Al Landry, education coordinator
Liz Landry, clinical coordinator
Jennifer Melancon, education coordinator
Chris Mixon, developmental editor
Harry Murphy, education coordinator
Charles Burnell, M.D., site medical director

Lake Charles, La.
Gene Salassi, quality improvement coordinator
Karri Douget, education coordinator
Charles Burnell, M.D., site medical director

Beaumont, Texas
Rebecca Gallagher, instructor
Tobias Theisen
, instructor
Charles Burnell, M.D., site medical director

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