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Meet Our UUCEP Staff

The Center for Emergency Programs employs over 60 instructors and care providers. Our instructors are among the best in the field, meeting or exceeding local and national certification requirements. We are constantly recruiting new instructors. We draw instructors from many response agencies along the Wasatch Front. Many of these instructors also provide mentoring and internships within their agencies. If you have experience both in the classroom and in the field along with a passion for EMS education, please contact for information on instructing for us. We look forward to hearing from you.

In addition to regular instructors, we also employ several lab instructors to assist in teaching over 500 “non-professional” students per year in first aid, CPR, and disaster preparedness. Many of these teaching assistants are students who have completed our first aid instructor course and apprenticeship. If you are interested in becoming a TA, please contact the Program Director, Les Chatelain, at


Les Chatelain

Les Chatelain, MS

Chair Department of Health Promotion & Education, Instructor (Lecturer), EMS Academic Advisor

Phone: (801) 581-4512

Program Coordinators

Shelly Beck

Shelly Beck

Pre EMS and Community Education, Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Health & Kinesiology, Assistant Professor

Phone: 801-581-4512

Mike Ditolla

Charles Michael Ditolla

Associate Instructor, Health Promotion & Education

Connie Holder

Connie Holder

Coordinator of EMT Programs, Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Phone: 801-581-4512

Andy Rich

Andy S. Rich

Coordinator of Remote Rescue Training

Phone: 801-581-3785

Chris Stratford

Chris K. Stratford

Instructor (Lecturer), Health & Kinesiology

Phone: 801-581-2305

Contact Us

Center for Emergency Programs

Stewart Building room 117
Phone: 801-581-4512
Fax: 801-585-3646
Mailing Address: 270 S 1400 E room 117 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112