Emergency Medical Education

Staff

EME Staff

Debi-WorkmanDebi Workman, M.S., R.N.EME Director, AHA Training Center Coordinator Debi Workman has served as Director and Instructor for the Emergency Medical Education Department since 1989. She received her Masters Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Emergency Services Administration, her BS Degree in Health Sciences, and her R.N. Diploma from LA County USC Medical Center. Prior to working for Palomar College, Debi worked for 13 years as an ER and ICU nurse in San Diego County, and has current MICN certification. Debi serves on State and local EMS Committees, is also a National Registry Test representative and Affilitate Faculty for PHTLS.
Michael FintonMichael Finton, R.N., C.E.N.Associate Professor Michael Finton joined the Emergency Medical Education Department in 1999 as an Associate Professor. Michael received his Associate Degree in Nursing from Rancho Santiago College in 1990. He served as an Emergency Room Nurse and Administrative Liaison as well as Mobile Intensive Care Nurse for Western Medical Center in Santa Ana from 1988 to 1998. Prior to joining the Palomar College staff, Michael served as an EMS instructor for Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Michael received his EMT-Paramedic Certificate in 1987 through Daniel Freeman Hospital.
 petePete Ordille, EMT-PAssociate Professor Pete Ordille received his Bachelors Degree from Florida Atlantic University. Pete began his career with the US Forest Service on an inter-regional hot shot crew. He joined the Escondido Fire Department and has served as a firefighter/paramedic and is now currently retired. Pete has also served as a member of the Escondido Police Department Tactical Operations Unit since 1991. He serves as Rescue Specialist for FEMA California Task Force 8 Urban Search and Rescue Team. Prior to that, Pete was a Flight Medic for UCSD Medical Center Life-Flight. Pete has served as lead instructor for the Paramedic Program. Pete was named San Diego County Paramedic Of The Year in 1995, and Palomar College Faculty of the Year in 2013.  Pete is a regional Faculty Member for AHA ACLS.
Sarah De Simone, M.A., NREMT-PAssistant Professor Sarah De Simone joined the Emergency Medical Education Department in August 2013. (Full bio and photo coming soon)
IMG_0213Ally DoClinical Coordinator

Ally Do received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the University of California, Riverside in 2009. She continued her education at Palomar College and earned a Certification as a Medical Office Specialist. Ally held an internship with the Emergency Medical Education Department in spring 2013. She joined the EME department as the new Clinical Coordinator in March 2014.

Mary 2013 editedMary J. Reed Academic Department Assistant Mary Reed graduated from Palomar College and was formerly a Mathematics tutor for Palomar College until joining the EME department. Mary Reed joined the EME Department in 1999 as a short-term employee while attending the Palomar College Vocal Program. Mary was then hired as an Office Specialist for EME in 2001. Mary is now the Academic Department Assistant for the EME Department.

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. I finished my EMT with palomar college a few months ago and now was looking to move to texas can anyone help me with what i would have to do to move there and still be an EMT and finish the rest of the EMS schooling i want to do?

    • If you finished your training with Palomar College and have passed the National Registry test, contact the Texas EMS Authority as to what you should do to get certified in Texas.

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