Paramedic Faculty

William Comella, EMT-P, CCP-C  Paramedic Program Director

Bill Comella has a bachelor's degree in Public Health and Society from the University of Rochester. He has been certified as a NYS EMT since 1986 and became an ALS provider in 1989 as an EMT-CC before becoming certified as an EMT-Paramedic in 1992. He has worked in rural, suburban, and urban EMS environments as well as in the critical care transport and aeromedical fields. He has been teaching ALS providers at various levels in the greater Rochester and Finger Lakes region since 1994. Bill is a Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) and also is a Critical Care EMT-Paramedic (CCEMT-P). He remains active as a critical care transport paramedic for Monroe Ambulance in Rochester, New York as well as Perinton Ambulance in Fairport, New York. He is also active in the volunteer sector for Ontario Volunteer Emergency Squad in Ontario, New York.

Contact Bill at or by phone at 585-753-3717.

Maia Dorsett MD

Maia Dorsett, MD  Program Medical Director

Dr. Dorsett is an Emergency Medicine and EMS Physician at the University of Rochester, working clinically at Strong Memorial Hospital and Strong West.  She completed her medical training,  Emergency Medicine residency and fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at Washington University in St. Louis and is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and EMS.   She moved to Rochester in 2017 and became medical director of the MCC paramedic program in 2018.  She is an active member of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) and is the current vice-chair of the Education Committee and the Editor-in-Chief of the NAEMSP Educational blog.  In 2018, Maia joined the Editorial Board of ITLS.  Locally she serves as the Medical director of Gates Volunteer Ambulance.

Jennifer Everett, EMT-P  Paramedic Program Clinical Coordinator

Jennifer has been certified as an EMT since 1989. In 1992 she became an EMT-Critical Care Technician, and in 2000 completed the Paramedic Program at Monroe Community College. Jennifer has been active in providing emergency medical services in Monroe and Livingston Counties. In 2003 Jennifer started to work in EMT classes as a Certified Lab Instructor; she completed her Certified Instructor Coordinator class in 2005 and has been working in EMT classes ever since. In 2010 Jennifer took on the role of Clinical Coordinator for the Paramedic Program. She works with all our students every year as they navigate their way through their clinical experience. Jennifer maintains her NYS Paramedic Certification as well as American Heart Association BLS and ACLS Instructor certification, International Trauma Life Support Instructor, and NAEMT Instructor for Advanced Medical Life Support. 

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Robert Breese

Robert Breese, EMT-P, FP-C  Paramedic Refresher Program/CIC

Bob Breese, EMT-P started his EMS career in the military in 1976. He became one of the first paramedics in the state of Georgia. Bob has achieved instructor certification in ACLS, BTLS, PALS and is a subject lecturer for ATLS. Bob has served in diverse EMS regions including military, aeroevacuation, rural and urban. Bob is a licensed pilot and he is certified as a Flight Paramedic. Bob serves as a Flight Paramedic for Mercy Flight. He is also Regional Faculty for the NYS DOH. He has been a member of the MCC PSTF faculty since 1987 and worked as the EMS director for Xerox Corporation. Bob's responsibilites include management of the EMT-P refresher programs. Bob also teaches various courses in EMS including ACLS, BTLS, and CCEMT-P. Bob has won numberous awards including honors from the Rochester Safety Council and recently he was honored with the Monroe-Livingston Regional Council's Educator of Excellence Award.

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