Michael G.S. Roberge, BS, EMT-P
President and CEO
Michael Roberge is the founder and CEO for Roberge EMS Training Associates. When Michael was 11 years old he lost his father Charles who was a former Firefighter/EMT for a volunteer fire department. Then 13 years old, he learned CPR in high school. A month later he unfortunately had to put those skills to use when he found his mother unresponsive and unfortunately did not survive. He was adopted by his aunt and uncle Bill and Naomi Maglaris who raised him in the restaurant industry teaching him customer service and many of the values REMSTA is founded on.
When he turned 17 years old, he joined the Malletts Bay Volunteer Fire Department in 2006. Where he completed the Vermont Fire Academy's Firefighter program. In 2008 he transferred to Anna Maria College's Fire Science Program where he completed their EMT program and graduated with his bachelor's degree in science in Fire Science and EMS Management in 2011. In 2011 he attended the Institute for Emergency Medical Educations Paramedic program and graduated in 2012 and became a Massachusetts certified Paramedic in 2013.
Michael is certified as an Instructor Coordinator (I/C), AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor and is a Training Site Faculty for AHA. He is also a NAEMT instructor for Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support as well as many other disciplines. He also teaches many continuing education courses for all levels of providers.
Since then, he has worked for agencies as a Firefighter/Paramedic/ALS coordinator, in the Worcester and Hampden counties. He currently practices in Holyoke, MA with Action Ambulance. Michael is currently finishing up his Master's Degree in Public Administration in Fire and EMS Management at Anna Maria College and has a wife and two sons who also work at the business.
Michael's goal is to provide emergency medical training to all ages and levels to prepare for events like the ones he faced as an adolescent.
Scott Powers, MS, HEM, NRP
Scott started his career in EMS in 1993 and became a paramedic in 1998. He has a bachelor's degree in EMS Administration and a master's degree in Health Emergency Management. Scott became an adjunct faculty at Anna Maria College and has risen to the position of Director of Paramedic and EMS programs.
Scott is known for his passion to deliver high quality and realistic training programs to central and eastern Massachusetts. Scott is a mentor to several EMT's and Paramedics.
He is an AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS instructor. Scott is currently finishing up the requirements to become an Instructor Coordinator.
Scott teaches the paramedic and EMT National Continued Competency Requirement Program (NCCR) courses as well as the AHA courses at REMSTA.
Scott oversees instructor reviews and continual quality improvement of programs at REMSTA.
Tina Roberge, BA, Vice President
Christina Roberge first entered the field of emergency services when her older brother was a Firefighter with a local agency. She then was reintroduced in the field when she met her husband Michael in 2008 at Anna Maria College. Tina has her bachelor's degree in the Arts in Elementary Education that she completed in 2010.
Tina has taken several CPR and First Aid courses including Pediatric and Adult specialties. She also aids instructors in these courses preparation and also aids with scheduling, and financial forecasting. Tina is a full-time lead preschool teacher and helps with courses with the younger age groups. She is a mother of two sons.
M. George DeBusk, MD, MSc, FACS, FCCP
"Doc" is a double-board certified general surgeon and surgical critical care physician who specializes in trauma and emergency surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the State Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Committee on Trauma where he has lead numerous initiatives. He also holds full licensure to practice medicine in multiple U.S. states.
In pursuit of his enjoyment of tactical medicine, Doctor DeBusk provides concierge medical direction to law enforcement, EMS organizations and executive protection groups. He is a proud member of the Board of Executive Protection Professionals where he provides guidance on requisite medical standards for protection specialists. He indulges his zeal for tactical medicine and special operations with his experience in academic medicine as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Special Operations Medicine.
Doctor DeBusk holds director and instructor certifications in numerous medical education training programs which he has been privileged to provide to a wide-range of entities at home and abroad, including:
Stop the Bleed / Bleeding Control
Rural Trauma Team Development
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Advanced Trauma Operative Management
Advanced Surgical Skills and Exposure in Trauma
Disaster Management and Emergency Preparation
Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support
Robert Tobin, NREMT, BLS Instructor, EMD-Q
Tobin is a Nationally Registered EMT, Certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher and a former Police officer. He has been in the emergency services since 2008.
He is certified to teach AHA BLS Provider and HeartSaver courses as well as several EMS continuing education courses. He will also be helping out with our EMT program when we become accredited!
He is married to Nichole and has stepdaughter and stepson who is in the arm forces.
Yolanda Rivers, EMT-B, CPR Instructor
Yolanda has been in the emergency medical services since 1987. She has worked with several agencies and serving the Pioneer Valley for over 30 years!
She is currently on a DMAT team and gets deployed all over the country to aid in disaster medicine.
Yolanda's personality is contagious. She is always smiling, and she has a great sense of humor. She has her CPR instructor certification through the AHA and will be completing her Instructor Coordinator hopefully this year. She will be assisting us with the EMT programs when we become accredited.
Mark Lovely, NREMT, BLS Instructor
Mark Lovely comes to us with over 10 years of EMS experience. Mark is known for his laid back personality and great sense of humor. He has a background of working with special needs youth and brings great experiences to the classroom.
Mark has been with Medstar Ambulance for over 8 years and also works for Brookfield Ambulance for the same amount of time. Mark is a CPR instructor and helps teach many continuing education courses. He will also be helping with the EMT program when the accreditation is approved.
Mark has three children and is a great fisherman. When Mark is not serving his community by working on the ambulance you can find him fishing.
Karina Cammarano, BSN, CPEN, CEN, RN, BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor
Karina comes to us as an experienced ER nurse serving at Holyoke Hospital and now Cooley Dickinson Hospital. Karina is known for her passion to help her patients and provide great care to everyone. Karina has been working in the hospital setting for over 7 years. She is currently an AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor and is working on getting her Neonatal Resuscitation Program instructor credential as well as several nursing instructor's credentials. She will be working with Ky on delivering high quality nursing education programs this year.
Ky McNamara, RN, BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor