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Instructors

Leslie Foust

Paramedic Refresher - Lead Instructor


Leslie Foust has been an educator for the past 21 years in both the Albuquerque Public School System and the EMS community. Leslie has worked in the Albuquerque Metro Area for Albuquerque Ambulance Service as both a Paramedic and Field Operation Supervisor, as well as assisting with the education department. Currently Leslie is working in education with Albuquerque Ambulance Service. 

Rufus Campbell

Auto Extrication - Lead Instructor

Rufus Campbell is a retired math teacher who also spent six years as an instructor at New Mexico Fire Fighter's Training Academy.  Since leaving the Academy in 1995, he has taught as a adjunct instructor in the EMS program at ENMU-Roswell, as well as teaching Vehicle Extrication classes for DABCC and San Juan College.  He also teaches contract extrication classes around New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, and Nebraska.  Currently he is CEO for Safety Instruction Ltd, and sells and services Holmatro Rescue Tools and Res-Q-Jack stabilization equipment in New Mexico.  He is now in his 32nd year as a New Mexico-licensed EMT-I.

Pete Bellows

Auto Extrication - Asst. Instructor
   
Pete has been involved in EMS and the fire service for 30 plus years. He is currently the Asst. Chief for the Organ Vol. Fire Dept. after and 23 year career with the Las Cruces Fire Dept. He is an EMS, fire and extrication instructor with DACC and the NMFFTA as well as ENMU-R.

Paul Keith

Auto Extrication - Assistant Instructor

Currently an EMT-B; retired firefighter from DPS in Alamogordo, NM; an instructor for extrication for the last 20 plus years. 

Kyle Henson

AEMT - Refresher - Lead Instructor

Lt. Kyle Henson has been involved in EMS for 23 years and became a First Responder at age 17. Kyle has been a Paramedic for 21 years and currently serves as an EMS-Instructor assigned to the Fire Academy at The Albuquerque Fire Department. Kyle served as a Lieutenant on the city's busiest Rescues for over 7 years and maintains Instructor status for the American Heart Association at all levels including BLS, ACLS, and PALS.  Kyle is also the Vice Chair and prior Chair of the NM EMS Licensing Commission and has served for 13 years. Kyle has been a longtime EMS Instructor for ENMU-Roswell and also teaches for CNM in Albuquerque.  In addition, to all this he is Co-owner of a Medical Training company (EMS Aspects LLC) that specializes in AED programs, CPR and First Aid Training. Kyle has an Associate's Degree in EMS and hopes to have his Bachelors Degree completed by 2012.

Ronnie Savell

AEMT Refresher - Asst. Instructor


Sahaj Khalsa

AMLS - Lead Instructor

Sahaj Khalsa has been working in EMS for more than 10 years, primarily in Northern New Mexico.  He has been teaching EMS courses at all levels for the past 7 years.  He enjoys long walks on the...wait, that last bit may not be appropriate, huh?

Jan Bell

FR-Basic Refresher, PEPP - Lead Instructor

Jan Bell is has been in EMS for 23 years and has been an EMS instructor for 22 years. She started out with a volunteer department, which she served with for 10 years before moving to Roswell. Jan also worked for a paid service during her career, and is now full-time faculty with ENMU-Roswell EMS Program. In order to continue her education in EMS, Jan has gotten her CCEMT-P certification, PNCCT certification, and is completing her AS in EMS this semester.  Jan believes that the day she quits learning in EMS is the day she quits teaching.

Carl Gilmore

Wilderness EMS Lead Instructor

Carl Gilmore has taught EMS curriculum for the University of New Mexico School of Medicine since 1985 achieving the status of Master Instructor from that Organization in 1990.  He is also adjunct faculty for Eastern New Mexico University's EMS program as well as Central NM Community College’s.  Carl is an ALS lead instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates International.  He received the Robert Sabin award from the New Mexico Department of Health in 2000 for his contributions to EMS education in New Mexico.  In July 2004 he was appointed to serve on the Joint Organization on EMS Education Committee for New Mexico Department of Health and continues to serve on that committee.

Pamela Lantz

PEARS - Lead Instructor

Pamela Lantz is the Pediatric Cardiology Specialty Nurse at the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital. She has over 25 years of critical care nursing experience and has been in this position for over 10 years.  She manages children with complex congenital heart disease, post-transplant and rhythm disturbances.  Her past positions include PICU charge, ECMO Specialist, PICU Clinical Educator and PICU transport.  She is a volunteer for the American Heart Association and has served as PALS and BLS Regional Faculty, PALS National Faculty and Past ECC Chair.  Pamela received the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Award for Pediatrics in 2007 and the 2009 Distinguished Nursing Award for Pediatric Cardiology. 

Liz Estrada

TNCC  -Asst. Instructor

  • 32 years of Emergency nursing experience
  • 26 years in management
  • 20+ years in education
  • BSN from UNM, Albuquerque
  • Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN)
  • Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS)
  • Currently Director of Emergency Dept Services, Artesia General Hospital, Artesia NM
  • Operates a Legal Consulting business

 

Candi Miller-Morris

TNCC - Lead Instructor

Candi attended obtained her ADN at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, her BSN at the College of Santa Fe and her MSN at University of Texas at El Paso.  She is a CNS, CCRN and CEN. She teaches ACLS, ACLS-EP, PALS, BLS, TNCC and ENPC.  She currently teaches Medical/Surgical Nursing III for the ENMU-R Nursing program and works PRN for Lovelace Regional in Roswell. 

Peggy Harelson

AHA Coordinator

Peggy has been with ENMU-R since 2002 in the American Heart Association Training Center. Peggy sits on the AHA ECC Board for the State of New Mexico and is a New Mexico BLS Regional Faculty.  Peggy has been an EMT-I for four years now.  She enjoys volunteering. 

Siri Khalsa

TCCC - Lead Instructor

Siri Khalsa has been in EMS for 24 years and has been a Paramedic since 2000. He has taught for ENMU-R since 2002. Some of the positions he has held and worked in are traditional 911 ambulance roles, Ski Patrol, Search and Rescue, Disaster Medicine, in Hospital, Tactical Medicine roles and as adjunct faculty for Universities. He has worked both domestically and abroad. 

 

George Bernal

TCCC - Asst. Instructor

-Paramedic Certified since 1991 from the EMS Academy.
-EMT Certified since 1987
-Firefighter certified since 1999

Employment:
Albuquerque Ambulance 1991-1999
Santa Fe County Fire Department 1999-2001
New Mexico State Police 2001-present

TEMS medic with NMSP Tact Team since 2002 (or whenever Chris Boor's bio states)

Fun loving, peaceful war mongerer, Single-Leo, Blah Blah Blah..............

Chris Boor

TCCC - Asst. Instructor

Chris has been in EMS since 1993 and has been a Paramedic since 1995. Chris is a certified police officer in New Mexico since 2001 and was instrumental in the development of a Tactical EMS Team for a state law enforcement agency. Chris' Paramedic experiences include ground EMS, critical care air transport (FW), hospital emergency department, and TEMS for a statewide law enforcement agency. Chris is a US Marine veteran and he is currently working on his Bachelor's Degree in EMS Management; but, his great challenge and greatest joy comes from being a husband to a beautiful wife and father to two beautiful daughters.

Gina Buldra

Intro to Basic ECG - Lead Instructor

Gina Buldra, BS, RRT, RCP is the current program director for the Respiratory Therapy Program at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell.  She has been a Respiratory Therapist for 31 years.  She has held several positions on the New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care including president.  Gina is the current chair of the New Mexico Emergency Cardiac Care Committee for the American Heart Association and is a Regional Faculty for ACLS, BLS and PALS.  She is a past BLS National Faculty.

Justin Powell

FR-Basic Refresher, PEPP - Asst. Instructor

Justin has been involved in fire and EMS for more than 15 years.  Currently he is a licensed EMT-I, ENMU-Roswell EMS adjunct instructor, AHA Instructor, Chief of Dexter Fire & EMS, outgoing Chair of Chaves County Youth Awareness, and active reserve with Chaves County Law Enforcement Agencies.  Justin is heavily involved in the Every 15 Minutes Program, Farm Safety, and anything else he can get kids involved in.  He was the recipient of the 2009 NM EMT of the Year and the 1999 Cop of the Year (Dexter PD).  You have probably seen his smiling face at Roswell Livestock and Farm Supply, where he has been employed for 14 years.

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Elliott Guinn

TCCC - Asst. Instructor

Elliott has been involved in Emergency Medicine for over 13 years.  He has conducted medical operations in Iraq part of a special operations security team during hostile times under the Department of Defense contracts.  He was a Medic on a PSD Team with over 100 successful missions in the Fallujah and Baghdad area of the Al Anbar Province.  Elliott was also attached to an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team charged with disposing of Captured Enemy Munitions.

Elliott has been a medical instructor and has conducted training for personnel working for the US Department of State and US Department of Defense in Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Kuwait.  He is also a Paramedic Instructor for the United States Air Force ParaRescue Program. Mr Guinn has taken part with numerous exercises with various branches of the US Military, Private Security Contractors, Law Enforcement and S.W.A.T. Teams.

kathy wells

Kathy Wells – BLS/ILS Coordinator, EMS Education Program Instructor
Certs, NREMT-P, I/C

Kathy Wells has been messing around in EMS since before some of you were born.  She started her EMS career in the late 70’s and worked her way up the corporate ladder: FR to EMT-B to EMT-I to EMT-Paramedic to Supervisor to Operations Manager of American Medical Response-Roswell, from where she retired in 2002. Retirement was short-lived.  Kathy went to work in the ER at ENMMC in Roswell prn as a paramedic. After three years of working 12-hour shifts in the ER, Kathy joined the forces at ENMU-Roswell in July 2005.  As the current BLS/ILS Coordinator for the EMS Education Program, she is responsible for teaching and/or overseeing the teaching of all EMT and AEMT courses offered by ENMU-Roswell.  And, as with all of our instructors, she helps out with other classes as needed. Kathy and her husband Bill enjoy spending time with their 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren.  When she’s not at work you can probably find her at home mowing the yard (3 acres), working in the garden, swimming in the pool, playing with her grandkids and/or kicking back with a big glass of wine.

rodney ray

Rodney N. Ray - EMS Education Instructor/Paramedic Coordinator

EMT Paramedic Cert.; Odessa Coll.; COTA/L Cert.; A.A.S., ENMU-Roswell

Rodney has been in EMS since 1984, 22 years of that working as a Paramedic. He has instructed EMT-Basics and EMT-Intermediates, but has been the Paramedic Coordinator for 14 years at the Roswell campus of Eastern New Mexico University. Rodney has been an EMS educator since 1991, and has worked as both an EMT-Basic, and Paramedic in the fire department and private sector. Rodney is married, has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys riding motorcycles, shooting, playing bass and electric guitar and fishing.

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Ken Davis

PHTLS - Lead Instructor

Ken has 21 Years of EMS experience in both the rural and urban areas as well as clinical education, quality management. Ken also has 10 years of Air Medical experience and has presented at conferences across the US. Ken is also the CEO for a QA, Education, and Medical Direction organization www.emsrx.com 

 

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Charlie Nolen

PHTLS Asst. Instructor

Charlie has been in EMS since 1999 and is also working as an adjuct faculty member for ENMU-Roswell. Charlies current postion is a flight paramedic with Air Methods in Brownwood TX as well as Educator / Quality Manager with EMSRx. 

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Michael Buldra 

Director of EMS Education Program/AHA Coordinator

Mike Buldra has been involved in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for over thirty years, where he has worked in a variety of types of EMS environment (private and public EMS Providers, and Fire services).  Mike has worked in various positions (EMT-Basic, Paramedic, Firefighter, Manager, Chief Officer, Instructor, and Program Director).  He became a California Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance (EMT) in 1974.  From there he moved and worked in both Colorado and Arizona as an EMT.  In 1982, Mike became a paramedic Arizona.  While also in Arizona, he obtained is Bachelor of Science in Microbiology for the University of Arizona in 1989.  In September 1989, he moved to Roswell, New Mexico to work at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell as the EMS Program Director.  Mike was granted a Master in Education from ENMU-Portales in 2002.   While at ENMU-Roswell, he has developed the most extensive distant education program in New Mexico.   

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Matthew J. Cionek

Asst. Instructor

Matt Cionek has been in EMS since the early 1990’s and has been a Paramedic since 2006 and teaching for ENMU-R since 2007. Matt has worked for the Los Alamos County Fire Department for the last 15 years and is currently a Captain Paramedic. Matt also works as a Flight Paramedic for Tri State Careflight. Some of the other positions he has held include rural 911 for Taos County EMS, Ski Patrol, and adjunct instructor for EMS university programs.

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ChrisAnne Bell 

Administrative Assistant, EMS Education Program

ChrisAnne Bell has been with the EMS Education Program since the summer of 2006.  However, she has worked within the ENMU system since September 2001.  She loves working in the education environment as she started her career at the elementary school level and has worked her way up to her present position.  ChrisAnne has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Computer Application with an emphasis in Sociology.  ChrisAnne has been married to Billy  since 1985 and they have two children, Sarah and Roy.  In her spare time she likes to go camping, fishing and watching TV.