Meet Program Director Donna Weiss

Donna Weiss | Co-Owner, Program Director-EMT Program, AHA TC Coordinator

FF/Paramedic, AAS

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 Emergency Response Training, (now known as Respond Right EMS Academy) 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 to 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.


  • 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
  • BLS Instructor