Faculty & Staff

Paramedic / EMT Instructors

  • Russ Adams
  • Gerry Huber
  • Morgan Luter
  • Garrett Ryan
  • Adam Stack

Medical Director

  • Dr. Joe Beirne

Clinical Coordinator

Administration

  • Geri DePauli
  • Toni Milan
  • Donna Weiss

Adjunct Instructors

  • Rich Dandridge
  • Shannon Davis
  • Jared England
  • Paul Hale
  • Jason Isgrigg
  • Tony Lammert
  • Greg Maddock
  • Jason Marren
  • James Rujawitz
  • Eric Strasser
  • Elliot Thomas
  • Michael Zluhan
  • Donna Weiss
    President/EMT Program Director
    Email:     donna@respondright.com

    Donna began her career as an EMT in 1998. In 1989 Donna began working as an Adjunct Instructor for St. Louis Community College and Christian Hospital Northeast until 2000. Donna worked as a ALS EMT at Christian Hospital Northeast and eventually a Paramedic. Donna served the North County Communities until she was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 2000 by the Monarch Fire Protection District. Donna served in this capacity, even serving as an in house Instructor until she was disabled in the Line of Duty in 2008

    Donna still felt she had many more years of service left to offer the FIRE/EMS Community, In 2001, she and Toni Milan began Respond Right LLC, specializing in providing on site corporate training in CPR/AED. In December 2008, the focus of Respond Right shifted to EMS Education. Respond Right EMS Academy became the first private entity the State of Missouri accredited have their own stand alone EMS Academy. Donna continues to work tirelessly to keep Respond Right EMS Academy on the cutting edge of the EMS Education industry
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    Education:
    • AAS - Paramedic Technology St .Louis Community College
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • AHA Training Center Coordinator
    • Paramedic
    • Firefighter 1 & 2
    • ACLS Provider
    • PHTLS Provider
    • Primary Instructor
    • Fire Instructor 1
    • NAEMT Program DIrector
    • Hazardous Materials Awareness
    Services Provided:
    • Director of Operations
  • Toni Milan
    Program Director

    Toni is part owner of Respond Right and has been involved in the EMS field since 1996. Toni began her career working as an EMT-Basic at Christian Hospital EMS and was soon promoted to Paramedic on an ALS ambulance. In 2003, Toni began working for Lincoln County Ambulance as a Paramedic. In 2004 and 2005 Toni received the ‘Paramedic of The Year Award’ from the Lincoln County Ambulance District.

    In 2001, Toni and Donna Weiss began Respond Right when they saw the need for quality trained lay rescuers and healthcare providers. Today, Toni is actively involved with the daily operations of Respond Right.
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    Education:
    • BSIT Northeastern University
    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • American Heart Association BLS instructor
    • American Safety & Health Institute Instructor (ASHI)
    • Missouri EMS Instructor
    • ACLS Provider
    • BTLS Provider
  • Geri DePauli
    Office Manager

    Geri is the face of Respond Right! Whether you meet Geri on the phone or at the front door, she will be the one who introduces you to Respond Right. Geri will walk you through the entire Respond Right experience. Geri is extremely well versed in the requirements of becoming an EMT and/or Paramedic. Her enthusiastic personality represents the culture around our Academy. Geri is the daily point of contact person at Respond Right. She is the person who assists in problem solving and assisting in any needs our students or staff have throughout the day. Geri is also extremely knowledgeable about our 5.11 Tactical Clothing and Gear line in our Emergency Outfitters retail store. She will make sure you have the right information, the right resources and the right program for whatever the reason you came to Respond Right EMS Academy.
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  • Russ Adams
    Paramedic Instructor
    Email:     russ@respondright.com

    Russ has worked in fire and EMS for 26 years. He received his EMT license in 1982 and began working for a private ambulance service. In 1984 Russ obtained his Paramedic license. Russ began teaching for the Saint Louis Community College as an adjunct and in 1986 and began teaching the EMT classes as a primary instructor. In 1987 Russ began working for Robertson Fire Protection District and in that same year began teaching as the primary instructor for the Paramedic program at St. Louis Community College. From 1988-1990 Russ worked part-time for Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency room and transport team. Presently Russ is employed full-time at Monarch Fire Protection District, as a Captain/Paramedic/Firefighter.

    Russ joined the RREMSA Team in 2009 as an EMT Instructor. Russ was instrumental in the planning, development and implementation of the Paramedic Program. As the Primary Instructor, Russ continues to instruct, inspire and mentor our future Paramedics.

    Russ is married to his wonderful wife Kelly and has three children, Caroline, Abigail and Carter.
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    Affiliations and Certifications:
    • American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, PALS
    • EMS/Fire Instructor
  • Morgan Luter

  • Adam Stack

  • Shannon Davis

  • Garrett Ryan

  • Paul Hale

  • Elliot Thomas

  • Jason Marren

  • Jason Isgrigg

  • Jim Rujawitz

  • Darrin Buchta

  • Michael Zluhan

  • Eric Strasser

  • Gerry Huber

  • Jared England

  • Rich Dandridge

  • Stephen Tomko

  • Scott Brazill