PERCOM FACULTY & STAFF
Jane Dinsmore – BS, LP, NREMT-P
Jane Dinsmore, the Program Director for the PERCOMOnline, Inc. and PERCOM EMS Medical Education Consortium Programs, has been involved in EMS for over 30 years with most of that time as a Paramedic. She has been heavily involved in EMS education since 1993 and became a Coordinator and Program Director in 1995 for Mother Frances Hospital (now Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital). She has also been a Coordinator and Program Director for a time for Tyler Junior College and then for another online EMS Education program before building PERCOM. She has worked 911 systems for most of her career and was the Operations Director for two 911 rural services, building one of them from the ground up. She also flew for two years as a Flight Paramedic with Mother Frances Flight for Life.
Mrs. Dinsmore has been a “mover and shaker” in EMS Education. She, along with her mentor and teaching partner, William E. Gandy, JD, LP, built the very first online hybrid versions for EMT and Paramedic education in 1998 at Tyler Junior College. They were told that it “could not be done” but they managed to create it and get it approved by the state of Texas as the very first state to deliver EMS initial training through this method. Since that time, she has been the leader in EMS education online development and delivery methods, and PERCOM was the very first CAAHEP accredited online/hybrid program in the state of Texas as well as one of the first nationwide. Accrediting and licensing bodies, as well as other education programs, have continually had to strive to keep up with the trailblazing in the education field that she and her team have demonstrated over the years.
Jane holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in Emergency Medical Services, is a licensed and National Registry certified Paramedic, and is a certified EMS Education Coordinator for the state of Texas. She is married, has six grown children, and has helped to raise one of her six grandchildren.
Dr. James Frame, M.D.
Assistant Medical Director
Dr. Matthew Eschlebach, M.S, D.O., FACEP, FAAPL, CPE
Dr. Eschelbach is trained in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine as well as being a physician leader. His experience includes being the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Director of EMS and Trauma, and several hospital leadership positions. He is currently the Medical Director of Physician Relations and an active clinician in the St Charles Health Care System. He has dedicated years to Emergency Medical Services at both the local, state and national levels. He was named ER Medical Director of the Year and EMS Medical Director of the Year for the State of Oregon. He earned his Master’s degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University and graduated medical school from Des Moines University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians and the AOA Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership. He is a Certified Physician Executive.
Dr. Eschelbach has a passion for teaching. He enjoys medical humor and has published several articles in the medical literature. He is a faculty member of several medical colleges. He is married with children.
Mr. Rogers became involved in EMS education at an early age by helping out as an actor for his mother’s EMS Skills sessions for Mother Frances Hospital, then at Tyler Junior College. Even though he never took on his mother’s mantle in EMS, he has always been proud to help in training life-saving personnel.
He has been with PERCOM in several different capacities for the last few years. From 2010-2012 and since late 2015, Mr. Rogers has been PERCOM’s primary test proctor and Director of Admissions. Early on in 2017, he also took on all website re-design/development & online representation responsibilities, and currently maintains all associated areas including all technical support requests.
Sherri Deichmann Carson
Sherri has been the Executive Assistant for PERCOMOnline, Inc. and PERCOM EMS Medical Education Consortium since 2014. A graduate of Hahn American High School in Germany, she holds an Associate’s Degree from Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater, Texas.
Prior to joining PERCOM, Sherri served in both managerial and administrative capacities in Abilene and in the Dallas area, where she and her family lived before returning to Abilene to care for her mother. In addition to working in retail sales and management, she was a Financial Aide clerk at Texas A&M-Commerce and held similar positions at Lasky Hawbaker, CPA, Phillip Vogel, CPA, and AIG, all in Dallas. Before returning to Abilene, Sherri was the office manager for Universal Exca-Tech, Inc., a commercial building contractor in Rockwall County, for several years.
Sherri and her husband, Kevin, are the parents of three grown children and enjoy spoiling four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, Visiting museums and historical sites, crafting, and spending time with her family. She is also active with Military Brat organizations and loves reconnecting with fellow high school classmates from Germany.
EMT Course Coordinator
EMT & AEMT Instructor
Rick is a Registered Nurse, Texas Licensed Paramedic and Texas Certified EMS Instructor with over 23 years of experience. Rick started his career in nursing as an LVN in the Texas Hill Country in a 15-bed rural community hospital in 1993. Shortly after joining the hospital, the hospital administration offered to sponsor an EMT Basic class and cover costs for any of the nursing staff willing to become EMT’s and help the county volunteer EMS which was short-staffed. Rick was one of several nurses to take advantage of the offer and became and EMT-B in 1994. Rick discovered he loved EMS and continued both his EMS education and his nursing education. He became an EMT-I in 1996 and achieved both Registered Nurse and Licensed Paramedic in 1998. Along the way, Rick became a certified EMS Instructor and ultimately served as Training Officer for both the county EMS and local volunteer Fire Department. Rick also pursued Instructor status for American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS classes and implemented training programs in the local hospital as well as another Hill Country Hospital located in Fredericksburg, Texas.
In 2004 Rick relocated to College Station Texas to serve as the Director of Trauma for College Station Medical Center and ultimately achieved Level III Trauma Center status for the hospital. Through these experiences, Rick discovered he also has a love for teaching. To continue teaching Rick joined the staff at TEEX-Emergency Services Training Institute as a part-time Adjunct Instructor and National Registry Skills Examiner a position he held for nearly 10 years, ultimately earning the position of Lead Adjunct Instructor, teaching the night paramedic classes at TEEX.
In 2011 Rick decided to slow down and spend more time with family. In order to pursue this, Rick left the trauma world and began working as a Home Health Nurse, ultimately he left TEEX as well in 2013, but kept teaching the AHA courses for a College Station Medical Center and a local private company. In 2015 Rick had an overwhelming desire to resume teaching EMS courses and joined PERCOM. He started teaching an EMT-Basic course and ultimately added two AEMT courses in 2016.
EMT & Paramedic Course Instructor
After his career as a student-athlete and earning his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwest
Missouri State University, Gabriel had the opportunity to pursue his life-long dream of playing
professional football. He had the privilege to play for numerous clubs, including the Kansas City
Chiefs(NFL), Montreal Alouettes(CFL), and the Rhein Fire(NFL-Europe), Chicago Rush(AFL).
Once his time in professional football ended, he ventured into the mortgage and property investment industry where he quickly figured out that a desk job just wasn’t for him. Gabriel eventually found his passion in Fire-Rescue & EMS. He is now a Professional Firefighter, Nationally Registered Paramedic, Missouri Licensed Paramedic, Texas Certified EMS Instructor and BLS Instructor.
After graduating from PERCOM, Gabriel had a sincere interest in teaching. He began as a Skills Instructor with PERCOM at their Troy, Mo skills site in 2015 and has since moved on to become the Lead Paramedic Instructor in conjunction with managing the Missouri skills site. Gabriel began his career working for American Medical Response in January 2010, before being hired at Maplewood Fire Department in October 2010 where he is still currently employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Gabriel will do everything he can to help his students succeed and will always make himself available!!
EMS Instructor Course Instructor
Garrett “Red” Sanders
Site Location: Blanco, TX
Garrett has been in the Fire/EMS field for 14 years, starting off as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT fresh out of EMT school. He has experience in the hospital setting as well, having been an ER Tech in a major trauma center. Garrett currently is a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic and teaches American Heart Association card classes regularly. He holds an associate’s degree and is currently finishing a bachelor’s degree.
In his spare time, Garrett likes to tinker on vehicles and on projects in & around the house.