Medical Advisory Board

Sharon Malone

Executive Medical Director

Dr. Malone is a board-certified emergency physician and serves as the medical director for several urban and rural EMS departments throughout the state of Texas as well as two accredited college EMS education programs. She began EMS medical direction in 2006 and is an active member of the Texas Governor’s EMS and Trauma Systems Advisory Council, Medical Director’s Committee, which guides the development of state policy, rule, and law regarding EMS medical direction. A licensed paramedic as well as an NAEMT-TCCC provider and instructor supporting EMS and specialty teams, Dr. Malone advocates community health paramedicine through curriculum design, course delivery, and medical direction oversight of community paramedic programs. She is the medical director for Emergency Medical Task Force 2 of Texas and regularly deploys on regional and state missions.

Anne Perry, NRP, CET, CPT, LPN

Clinical Program Director

Anne began her career in EMS in 1991, as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, in Rochester, NY at National Ambulance and Home Care. In 1998, she completed her Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. She began teaching as a Certified Lab Instructor in 1994 and eventually added the AHA compliment of Instructor courses, CPR, ACLS and PALS. In 2005, Anne completed her LPN Studies. 2015, she began teaching Phlebotomy and EKG Interpretation for Bryant and Stratton Colleges and taught at the Liverpool, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo campuses. In Rochester, she became the Lead Clinical Educator, in the Professional Skills Center, where she also taught Clinical Foundations for the Allied Health Professionals. It was during her time at Bryant and Stratton College that she began educating for in September 2016 and by early 2017, she was promoted to Lead Educator.

The year 2018 brought a lot of change for Anne, in March she moved to South Carolina where she worked as a Paramedic/FTO/AHA Educator. By November 2018, Anne was promoted to Director of Continuing Education at CareerCert. In May of 2019, Anne was promoted once again, this time to Clinical Program Director at CareerCert.

In June 2019, Anne became the Clinical Education Specialist for American Medical Response and is responsible for the clinical education of all EMS Providers across the state of South Carolina.
Anne is one of ten children (the eighth born), has six children, ten grandchildren (December 2019 will bring number eleven) and two amazing furbabies. She loves living in South Carolina! She considers herself a lifelong educator and learner. She is presently working on her Masters in Nursing Education, and hopes to continue impacting medical provider's skills and knowledge, for many years to come.
Her students in New York gave her the nickname, “The Knowledge Dealer” and she considers it an honor.

Andrew Ross

With over 18 years in EMS, Andrew Ross has served in many different roles during his paramedic career. Beginning in 2001 as an EMT/Firefighter at the same department his grandfather founded, Andrew quickly realized that he wanted to be on an ALS unit full-time, fulfilling that goal in 2002. After gaining his paramedic certification, Andrew went to work for a primary 911 provider in SC, staying there for 7 years, eventually rising to the position of Lead Field Training Officer and Reserve Supervisor. It was during this time that he discovered his love for teaching, becoming an EMT and Paramedic instructor for the same college he graduated from. After leaving his position to further his education, Andrew became the Training Manager for another EMS service in SC, eventually becoming their Assistant Director. During this time he also served as the Lead EMT Instructor for the local community college, working closely with surrounding EMS services to build apprenticeship programs. In 2018 Andrew was offered a position with a multi-state private EMS service as an Operations Supervisor. During his time there he formalized state operations and combined three separate branches of the service into one. Then, in 2019, Andrew was offered a position in corporate education, leaving his position as Operations Supervisor to teach full-time. He now works as the Senior Education Specialist for CareerCert and teaches for Central Piedmont Community College. Andrew holds an Associate of Applied Science in EMS from Gaston College, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fayetteville State University, and is pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Scranton. He lives in Huntersville NC with his fiancee Leah and their daughters, Anna and Coraline.

Paul Giannini

Paul Giannini started his Public Safety career in 1983 as a volunteer EMT in Trumbull Connecticut, where he grew up. He became a volunteer firefighter in 1984 and attended Paramedic school in 1985. While in Connecticut he worked as a career Firefighter-Paramedic, Training and Quality Improvement Manager, and was an instructor at multiple EMS programs. He moved to eastern Pennsylvania in 2001 where he started a career in the medical device business while maintaining a second full-time job as a Paramedic and volunteering as a Firefighter. He held various leadership positions in EMS and was the Business Development Coordinator for the critical care transport program at Lehigh Valley Health Network until 2013. In his 36 year career has held various leadership positions in Fire and EMS agencies. He currently works as the Director of Clinical Services for ZOLL Cardiac Diagnostics in Pittsburgh PA. He is still active in public safety as a part-time Paramedic for Monroeville Fire Company #1 and Penn State EMS. He has been teaching for CareerCert since March, 2016.

Dana Baker, BS, EMT

With "Saving Lives Through Education" as her mantra, Dana is a pioneer in internet-based EMS education. She began her tenure in public service as a junior firefighter in her hometown fire department and from there launched a career that spans 34 years in the emergency medical services industry. As one of the founders of, which is now proudly part of the CareerCert family, Dana continues to be a proponent for quality in EMS education. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in prehospital education, accreditation, and a recently discovered passion for instructional design. Dana currently resides in Texas, along with her certified therapy dog, Riley, who also provides support for first responders.

Chris LeBaudour

Chris Le Baudour is well known in EMS education as a passionate and innovative author, speaker and educator. Chris has spent the past 30 years dedicated to improving patient care through education. Chris specializes in experiential scenario based education for all prehospital providers. Chris is a prolific writer and has several major EMS publications on the market. Chris and his wife Audrey have two children and live in Northern California.

Spencer Edwards

Spencer became a certified paramedic in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience in the fire and EMS industries. During most of that time, he has worked for two agencies simultaneously, one in a full-time capacity and the other as a part-time employee. He started his full-time career as a firefighter/paramedic and advanced to the rank of Captain. In this position, he has had the opportunity to supervise younger paramedics and yet still have some time for hands-on experience. In his part-time role, he started as a firefighter/paramedic; he then was promoted to Captain, and shortly after that, he was promoted to Assistant Chief. He served in that position for 6 years and gained valuable experience, including taking on the roles and responsibilities of the training officer. Spencer has a passion for teaching and learning and was an adjunct instructor for the Utah Valley University paramedic program for 5 years. In 2013, Spencer received a bachelor's degree from UVU in emergency services management. He is currently working on a master's degree in organizational leadership.