Sub-Section 3-490-06 - Paramedic Academy Faculty

CMH EMS Education Manual

Medical Director:

Andrew Nicholes, DO is a board certified emergency medicine physician. Dr. Nicholes attended medical school in Kansas City and completed his internship at the Cleveland Clinic, OH and residency in Allentown, PA. He is currently the Medical Director for CMH PHS and CMH Emergency Room. Dr. Nicholes has experience from Iraq deployments with the Army at a combat support hospital and as a clinical professor at the University of Hawaii. He has also been medical director for air rescue services and SWAT teams, in addition to dispatch and ground ambulance services. Dr. Nicholes is an avid SCUBA diver with professional interests in tactical medicine and diving emergencies.

Program Director:

Theron Becker, MMPA, EFO, BS-FPE, NRP is a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Mr. Becker is the Clinical Chief of the Pre-Hospital Services Department at Citizens Memorial Hospital. Theron got his EMT license in 1995 while attending the Fire Engineering program at Oklahoma State University. Since then, he has obtained a Masters degree in public administration management and Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Academy.

Theron has been a volunteer firefighter since he was 16 years old in SW Missouri and has been employed as an ambulance paramedic, on hazmat teams, as a fire protection engineer, and in public health in bioterrorism preparedness.

Full bio and curriculum vitae can be found here:

Lead Instructor:

Brice Flynn, BA, NRP is a Nationally Registered Paramedic. Mr. Flynn is the Education Coordinator for the Pre-Hospital Services Department at Citizens Memorial Hospital. Brice graduated from Southwest Baptist University with a minor in philosophy. While at college, Mr. Flynn joined the Bolivar Fire Department, where he obtained his EMT license in 2012.

A&P Instructor:

Dr. William Gray, DVM is vice president of the board of directors for Texas County Technical Institute. He is also an educator specializing in Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biology, Microbiology, and Human Nurtrition.

Dr. Gray has an extensive background as faculty instructing Anatomy & Physiology for Bolivar Technical College, Texas County Technical College, Houston High School, Drury University, Missouri State University, and Southwest Baptist University.

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