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College of Education and Professional Studies

Paramedicine Faculty

Program Director:


Doug Presta, DPM, NRP         email:
Doug Presta earned his Paramedic certification at the University of Iowa, his B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medicine and Chemistry at Carroll College and Eastern Washington University and his DPM at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. His career includes Paramedic/Firefighter at Spokane County Fire District 8, Sports Medicine Physician & Surgeon at Valley Hospital in Renton, Director of Vocational Education at Inland Northwest Health Services, to include the position as Director of the Paramedic Program at St Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute.  Doug is married to his beautiful wife Teresa and has 2 daughters.  His interests include running, adventure racing and soccer.

Medical Director:


Kenith Lindsey, MD     Ellensburg Campus


Maika Dang, MD           Spokane Campus

Dr. Dang is an emergency physician at Sacred Heart in Spokane with fellowship training in EMS. He currently serves as the MPDD for Spokane Fire District 8, District 3, and is an associate medical director with AMR. He completed medical school at the University of Washington, his residency at University of Cincinnati, and fellowship at University of Washington. Dr. Dang completed his undergraduate work at Washington State University. 





          Colin Nash,  EMT-Paramedic

           BIO: My name is Colin Nash and I work as a Firefighter/Paramedic with East Pierce Fire and Rescue. I started in the Fire Service in 2014. I am a graduate of the Central Washington Paramedic Program. As a teacher I believe in the "student-centric" approach to teaching. I believe that everything I do as a teacher should be focused around building up my students. In a student I appreciate the qualities of hard work, honesty and drive. Outside of the Fire Service I love to spend time playing baseball, snowboarding, boating and spending time with my friends.



          Mitchell Russell,  SEIO-candidate, EMT-Paramedic




         Blake Richards,  FPC, EMT-Paramedic



Bryson Williams, NRP, EMT-P, SEI        Email:

Bryson has been involved in EMS since 2012. His experience in pre-hospital care has spanned a diverse background of urban, rural, and wilderness rescue. He is a graduate of the Inland Northwest Health Services Paramedic program. He is currently a Paramedic and training officer with Aero Methow Rescue Service in Twisp, WA. Bryson’s passions include skydiving, climbing, skiing, and traveling. 



Adjunct Faculty:

Gretchen Simpson

Robert Carlson



        Garrett Sand


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