Paramedic Program Director/Certified Instructor Coordinator
Peter Bonadonna, EMT-P has been certified as a NYS EMT since 1978 and a Paramedic since 1982. He has 26 years of full-time experience in urban/metropolitan EMS, working in Buffalo and then in Rochester, NY. Peter is also active in the volunteer sector. He has served 20 years as a Paramedic and Deputy Chief Paramedic for Wayne County Medic 88. Peter is currently the Administrative Chief Paramedic at Monroe Ambulance, a proprietary ambulance service, in Rochester, New York. Peter has been teaching advanced EMTs in the Rochester region since 1984. He has been recognized by the American Heart Association, NYS Department of Health Educator of Excellence Award, The Safety Council of Rochester, and he is the only non-nurse to be honored by the Emergency Nurses Association for his work in EMS and teaching. In January 2001, Peter was awarded a Citation of Valor by the Greece Police Department Benevolent Association for his assistance in the care of an injured police officer. Peter is a member of the National Association of EMS Educators and has additional certifications including Marriott's Cardiology, Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Certified EECP Therapist, Certified MICP, ACLS and BTLS Instructor.
Paramedic Program Assistant Director/Certified Instructor Coordinator
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 is the EMS director for Xerox Corporation. Bob's responsibilites include management of the EMT-P refresher programs. He developed and instituted the first and only Online EMT-P Refresher course in the country. He is the main instructor for pharmacology, toxicology and industrial medicine in the Paramedic Original training course. Bob is a Charter Member of the National Association of EMS Educators and is the President and contributing editor of a new website called Prehospital Perspective. Bob also teaches various courses in EMS including ACLS, BTLS, MICP (for CCT). 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.
Sharon Chiumento, BSN, EMT-P joined the Paramedic Program faculty in 1993 after graduating from the program with high honors. Sharon has many years experience as a registered nurse having received her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Rochester. She has worked in various areas, particularly in pediatrics and research. Sharon is an active Paramedic with a busy volunteer ambulance corp. Sharon regularly responds to, and treats, emergencies in the field. She is also the Quality Assurance Coordinator for our EMS system. Sharon fulfills many roles in the Paramedic program from teaching to student support. Medical Documentation and Pediatric Education are her fortes. Because of Sharon's dual role as QA/QI Coordinator and Paramedic educator, she helps guide the curriculum by providing dynamic feedback from the field. Sharon is currently the Chairperson of the Training Committee of our Regional EMS Council.