Emergency Medical Education


EME Staff

 peteEME DirectorPete Ordille, EMT-P, Associate 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 from where he 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.
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.
DeSimone_Sarah_5783aSarah De Simone, M.A., NREMT-PAssistant Professor Sarah De Simone joined the Emergency Medical Education Department in August 2013 as an Associate Professor.  Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1999 and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix in 2011.   Sarah has been a Paramedic for 12 years and completed her training at Crafton Hills College in 2004.   She began teaching in 2007 at Victor Valley College as an Adjunct Faculty member in the EMS Department.  Sarah remains active in the field as a flight paramedic and works part-time for Mercy Air.
IMG_0213Ally Do Career Technical Program Specialist

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.  Ally’s new title is Career Technical Program Specialist.

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.




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