Emergency Medical Services
Andrea L. Brody, BS, RN, NREMT-P
I joined Valencia in 1996. Prior to Valencia, I was a Flight Paramedic for ORHS AirCare Team, Shift Commander in Seminole County with Lifefleet Ambulance, and Field Supervisor for Sunstar in Pinellas County. I am also an ACLS, CPR, ATLS, PALS, ITLS, and NRP Instructor.
I am an International Lecturer in Salerno Italy. I travel every 1-2 years to train physicians to be “street” doctors because they do not have paramedics on their ambulances. We train them in ACLS, CPR, ATLS, PALS, extrication and advance airway management. I travel with Dr. Tim Bullard, chief executive officer of ORHS and Dr. Sal Silvestris, Chief of Emergency Residency program and the Assistant Medical Director of Orange County. We made our fifth trip last May.
I joined Valencia in 1985 as an adjunct professor within the EMS Program. In 1989, I became a full-time faculty and was awarded tenure in 1992. My clinical background includes 20 years of service with the City of Orlando Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic. I remain an Orange County Department of Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Preceptor and an In-Service EMS educator with the City of Orlando Fire Department. In 1998, I received the Robert Duplis, M.D. Emergency Medical Services Paramedic of the Year award and was recognized by the American Medical Writers Association as the author of the textbook Advanced Cardiac Care in the Streets, Lippincott Raven, 1998. I have and continue to present at emergency medicine conferences both in the US and abroad (South America).
My credentials include:
Florida certified paramedic
Florida certified firefighter
American Heart Association Basic and Advanced Life Support Provider and Instructor
American Academy of Emergency Physicians International Trauma Life Support Provider and Instructor
Expert medical advisor for out-of-hospital emergency medicine litigation
Personally, I have two kids who attend universities both in Florida and North Carolina. I enjoy all types of sports, attending athletic events and traveling.
Robert Bruce Weisenbarger
I received an AA Degree and AS in Emergency Medical Services from Valencia Communtiy College. I joined Valencia in 2004 and am currently EMS Program Coordinator Osceola Campus
I have been with Rural Metro Ambulance in a high volume EMS system for 14 years prior to Valencia.
I have a fiancé, a son in high school and 3 Jack Russell terriers. Go Gators!
Bobbie Sartor, EMT-P
EMT Program Coordinator
I became an EMT in 1982 and a Paramedic in 1984. I am a graduate of Valencia. I started teaching at Valencia in 2001 as the EMT Clinical Coordinator.
Prior to Valencia I worked for 15 years at Rural Metro Ambulance as a Paramedic, Paramedic and EMT Preceptor, Driver Trainer, NEOP Trainer, and Dispatcher.
My husband is a retired City of Orlando FireFighter Paramedic. I have 2 grown children- a son and a daughter, 2 grown step-sons, 2 grand-daughters and 1 grandson. I also have 2 cats: they saved me from having the "empty nest" syndrome as the children grew up and left home! I no longer work in the field as a Paramedic, so I live vicariously through my students. If I had to pick my favorite job- field Paramedic or EMT Instructor, I don't think I could choose- I love them both.
A.S. degree Law Enforcement (Criminal Justice)
Paramedic State of Florida
I joined Valencia an as adjunct instructor in 1989.
My experience prior to Valencia:
- Paramedic in the field since 1978
- Adjunct instructor for the continuing ED program in emergency medicine
- Instructor for the American Heart Association in BLS, ACLS, and PALS
- Instructor for International Trauma Life Support Programs
I am married with 3 children. My daughter is 25 years old and a school teacher. My son is 23 Years old and a fireman. My youngest son is 20 years old beginning in the Fire service as well.