Staff Biographies


Paul Bishop - Basic EMS Programs
Peter Bonadonna - Paramedic and Advanced EMS Programs
Peter Brunett - Curriculum Development - Public Safety Programs
Marc Connolly - Emergency Services Programs
Russ Coriddi - Law Enforcement Recruit Programs
Jennifer Dougherty - Emergency Services Programs
John Frontuto - Interactive Learning Technologies
Daren Hammond - Interactive Learning Technologies
Michael Karnes - Dean of Public Safety Programs
Dave Monk - Law Enforcement In-Service Programs
Sue Nupp - Administrative Assistant
Jim Ryan - Air Crash and Fire Simulators
Margie Scahill - Law Enforcement Programs

Paul Bishop
Program Coordinator, Basic Emergency Medical Services Programs
Areas of responsibility include oversight of New York State Emergency Medical Technician and Certified First Responder courses; development and coordination of non-certifying basic EMS courses; and participation on numerous local and state EMS committees. Paul has been active in EMS with several agencies since his career began in 1991 and remains an active paramedic. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Organization Psychology from the University of Rochester and Masters of Public Administration from SUNY-Brockport. Paul joined the PSTF Staff in October, 2001.

Contact Paul at (585) 753-3712 or PBishop@monroecc.edu

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Peter Bonadonna
Program Coordinator/Lecturer, Paramedic Program and Advanced Emergency Medical Services Programs

Areas of responsibility include: ALS program planning, curriculum development, ALS CME and budgeting; ALS faculty recruitment and supervision; marketing and advertisement; review of program effectiveness; direct teaching for all ALS programs; development of curriculum, teaching methods, instructional materials and student evaluation processes; clinical and field training coordination; and management of the student selection process. His efforts have been recognized by the NYS Department of Health Award for Excellence in Teaching. Peter is a certified Paramedic, practicing since 1978. He joined the PSTF staff in 1989.

Contact Peter at (585) 721-8656 or PBonadonna@monroecc.edu

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Peter Brunett
Program Coordinator/Instructor - Curriculum Development

Areas of responsibility include program development, coordination and instruction of training programs for law enforcement and other public safety agencies.Additionally, Pete assists other instructors with the development and implementation of teaching methods, educational materials, and the utilization of instructional technology to enhance learning.These responsibilities encompass law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire service, homeland security, and other public safety disciplines. This is a combined teaching and administrative position.

Pete joined the staff at the PSTF in 2007 after serving 25 years in Law Enforcement with the Rochester Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Pete served in numerous assignments including patrol, tactical, criminal investigations, research and evaluation, labor relations, and budget. In addition, Pete was an assistant commander of the SWAT Team and worked as Chief of Staff for two police chiefs. Pete's training and teaching background is extensive at both the recruit and in-service levels. Pete was also a trainer for BOWMAC and worked with Pictometry on law-enforcement software development. Pete rose to the rank of Division Commander where he commanded a patrol division that served the City of Rochester’s east side. Pete holds a bachelor/master's degree in Criminal Justice from the State University College at Buffalo and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2002.     

Contact Pete at (585) 753-3709 or pbrunett@monroecc.edu

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Marc Connolly
Manager, Emergency Services Programs

Areas of responsibility include: new program development as well as the supervision of and curriculum development for the Fire Protection Technology, Leadership and Management, TEAM, and Haz Mat Programs. Marc is also an active EMT-Paramedic, in service since 1984 and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration. His areas of special interest lie in the fields of organizational behavior/development and water rescue. Marc joined the PSTF in 1987.

Contact Marc at (585) 753-3714 or MConnolly@monroecc.edu

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Russ Coriddi
Program Coordinator/Lecturer, Law Enforcement Recruit Programs

Areas of responsibility include coordination of and curriculum development for law enforcement recruit programs, including: Police, Security Guard, Probation, and Corrections.  Russ also coordinates the usage and grant funding of the Rush Firing Range.  Russ joined the staff at the PFTC in 2006 after serving 31 years with the Rochester Police Department.  Russ served in numerous assignments including patrol, narcotics, and criminal investigations.  In addition, Russ was a member of the SCUBA Squad and co-commanded the Mobile Field Force unit.  Russ rose to the rank of Division Commander where he commanded a patrol division that served the City of Rochester’s west side and downtown and the Special Operations Section, which included the Tactical Unit, K-9 Unit, Bomb Squad, Emergency Task Force, SCUBA Squad, and the Mobile Field Force.  Russ holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management     

Contact Russ at (585) 753-3708 or Rcoriddi@monroecc.edu

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Jennifer Dougherty
Technical Assistant, Emergency Services Programs

Areas of responsibility include support for the BLS and ALS programming to include Paramedic accreditation. Jennifer also assists in the facilitation of Rochester and Monroe County Fire Department in-service training. She coordinates as well as instructs American Heart Association CPR programs and has been a certified EMT since 1993. Prior to her employment with the PSTF, Jennifer was a Dispatcher, Operator and Trainer at the Livingston County Sheriff's Department's 911 Center as well as the Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement point person for the Emergency Medical Dispatching Program.

Contact Jennifer at (585) 753-3710 or jdougherty@monroecc.edu

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John Frontuto
Video Specialist, Interactive Learning Technologies Programs

Areas of responsibility include instructional design and curriculum development for technology-based delivery systems, needs analysis, research, scriptwriting, and design of testing instruments, as well as supervision of all aspects of video production. John has an extensive background in film, television, and commercials and was part of a production team that won a New York State Emmy in Children's Programming. He holds a bachelor's degree in Film/Video. John joined the staff in 1995.

Contact John at (585) 753-3702 or JFrontuto@monroecc.edu

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Daren Hammond
Videographer/Editor, Interactive Learning Technologies Programs

Areas of responsibility include production preplanning, videography, and computer editing of video-based training programs. Daren has over 12 years experience as a news videographer and almost 20 years experience as a commercial still photographer. He has an Associate's degree in Applied Technology. Daren joined the staff in 2000.

Contact Daren at (585) 753-3703 or DHammond@monroecc.edu

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Michael Karnes
Dean of Public Safety Programs

Areas of responsibility include supervision of Monroe Community College's Public Safety Training Facility, as well as the new Public Safety Training Facility on Scottsville Road. Mike began his appointment as Director starting in October 2000, after a 32-year career with the Rochester Police Department. He has an outstanding record of leadership, his most recent as Captain of the Criminal Investigation Division, including Homicide Investigation, Forgery and Fraud Unit, Victim Assistance Unit, and Crime Analysis. Thus far in his career, Mike has served as a commanding officer, chief hostage negotiator, SWAT team member, and criminal investigator, as well as a volunteer firefighter. Mike is an FBI National Academy Graduate and holds a bachelor's degree in Organization Management. He has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished community service and excellent police service, including Officer of the Year.

Contact Mike at (585) 753-3700 or MKarnes@monroecc.edu

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David Monk
Program Coordinator/Instructor, Law Enforcement In-Service Programs

Areas of responsibility include coordination of and curriculum development for Law Enforcement In-Service programs.
Dave gave 20 years of service as a police officer and is recognized as an expert in the area of substance abuse strategies for prevention, treatment, education, and enforcement, for which he was the recipient of the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association Award of Honor. Dave has served as the Associate Director for the NYS Substance Abuse Education Project SASA, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for Wyoming County Department of Mental Health, and was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. He is a New York state credentialed substance abuse counselor, a certified addiction specialist, an adjunct professor in the Health Science and Public Administration Departments at the State University of New York College at Brockport, and a Master Instructor with the New York State Municipal Police Training Council. Dave holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a master's in Public Administration. He joined the PSTF in 1993.

Contact Dave at (585) 753-3716 or DMonk@monroecc.edu

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Susan Nupp
Administrative Assistant, Public Safety Training

Areas of responsibility include payroll, purchase requisition, budget planning and management, inventory control of administrative supplies, Law Enforcement Council and Training Subcommittee support, as well as general staff support. Sue also manages PSTF room usage. She joined the PSTF staff in 1989.

Contact Sue at (585) 753-3701 or SNupp@monroecc.edu

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Jim Ryan
Technical Assistant, Air Crash and Fire Simulations

Areas of responsibility include the proper and safe operation of all live-fire simulators at the new Public Safety Training Facility currently under construction on Scottsville Road. He is also responsible for training and certifying all instructors who operate the simulator system. Jim is an active volunteer firefighter and EMT, in service since 1981. He joined the PSTF staff in 1998.

Contact Jim at (585) 753-3791 or JRyan2@monroecc.edu

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Marjorie Scahill
Senior Technical Assistant, Law Enforcement Programs

Areas of responsibility include: law enforcement program operational support, including reservation and registration procedures; customer relations; student trouble-shooting and support; database record maintenance; budget management; instructor support; assessing and responding to customer needs. Manages and coordinates the NYS Security Guard Program; scheduling, monitoring, and assessing instructors. Manages the distribution and documentation of the video-based training program for recruit and inservice police. Margie holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and joined the PSTF staff in 1988.

Contact Margie at (585) 753-3707 or MScahill@monroecc.edu

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