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Nutrition Exercise and Health Sciences

Paramedicine Faculty

Program Director:

Keith A. Monosky, PhD, MPM, EMT-P

Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences

Dr. Monosky has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for more than 39 years as an educator, administrator, researcher, director of operations, author, and provider. He previously directed a graduate program in Emergency Services Management at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, served as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at the Center for Emergency Medicine’s Paramedic Program, and was a didactic and clinical coordinator at the Community College of Allegheny County. He also previously served as an EMS Specialist and Interim Director for the Office of Prehospital Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, directed operations for TransCare of Pennsylvania, and was the Director of EMS for McKeesport Hospital in Pennsylvania. He has contributed and reviewed for numerous EMS texts, authored journal articles in EMS, and conducted research in EMS including the TIMI-19 trials. He has been with Central Washington University since September of 2008.

Medical Director:

Jackson S. Horsley, MD

Dr. Horsley has been the Medical Director for the EMS Paramedic Program at Central Washington University since 1991. He also serves as the Medical Director for Kittitas County EMS and was the previous director of the Emergency Department at Kittitas County Hospital for 23 years. He is currently the physician for Student Health Services at Central Washington University and has been practicing emergency medicine for over 31 years.

Faculty:

James E. Pierce, EMT-P, MICP, Senior EMS I (WA DOH)

Mr. Pierce has been involved in EMS for more than 35 years as a provider and educator. He is a graduate of both the Central Washington University Paramedic Program as well as the Harborview Paramedic Program at the University of Washington. He has previously worked for Seattle’s premier EMS system at Medic One as a paramedic-firefighter and crew leader and possesses instructorship in multiple EMS-related certification courses, including ACLS, PHTLS, PALS, and PEPPS. Mr. Pierce has been an instructor for the CWU EMS Paramedic Program for more than 8 years, serving previously as the interim director and Clinical Coordinator as well.

Robert Carlson, B.A., EMT-P

Mr. Carlson has been involved in EMS for more than 34 years as a provider and educator. He is a graduate of the Harborview Paramedic Program at the University of Washington where he previously served as the Paramedic Training Coordinator for five years. He also served as a paramedic-firefighter for Seattle’s premier EMS system at Medic One for more than 27 Years. In addition to earning a Bachelor Degree in History and Education from the University of Washington, he also is an instructor in ACLS and PALS. He regularly instructs 12-lead electrocardiography courses to various healthcare providers. Mr. Carlson became a faculty member of the CWU EMS Paramedic Program in 2009.

Cole Gravel, B.S., NREMT-P

Mr. Gravel has been involved in EMS for over 9 years as a field provider and educator. He is currently the Clinical Coordinator for the CWU EMS Paramedic Program, of which he is a 2008 graduate. Mr. Gravel is responsible for the scheduling and oversight of all field and clinical activities of our Paramedic students. Outside of CWU he also currently serves as a Paramedic and Field Training Officer in Yakima County with Advanced Life Systems Ambulance, and also serves as a Paramedic with Upper Kittitas County Medic One in Cle Elum. Mr. Gravel has been the Clinical Coordinator for the CWU Paramedic Program since 2011.

Lenny Ugaitafa, B.S., NREMT-P

Mr. Ugaitafa has been involved in EMS for over 6 years as a field provider and educator. He is currently an adjunct lab instructor for the CWU EMS Paramedic Program, of which he is a 2011 graduate. Outside of CWU, he currently serves as a Paramedic with Advanced Life Systems ambulance in Yakima County. Mr. Ugaitafa became a faculty member of the CWU EMS Paramedicine Program in 2013.

Staff:

Vickie Ostrow

Ms. Ostrow has been the Program Coordinator for Central Washington University’s EMS Paramedic Program since 2012.  She is a graduate from University of San Diego – National Center for Paralegal Training – Lawyer’s Assistant Program in San Diego, California where she graduated with Honors.  She has been an Administrative Assistant for 21 years serving in the Temecula Valley Unified School District in Southern California and the Wenatchee School District in Wenatchee, Washington.  Her hours are from 7:00 – 4:00 Monday through Friday.