Meet the Staff

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Gary Hoertz, EMT-P 
Gary has over 40 years’ experience in the medical profession and is a retired Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician and the retired Kootenai Fire & Rescue Department EMS Division Chief. He is the lead instructor for the INHS paramedic program and in 2013 was awarded “Instructor of the Year” by the Spokane EMS Trauma Council. He also teaches ACLS, PALS, AEMT and EMT courses.

Shaun Pitts, AEMT, SEI
Shaun is the INHS lead EMT and AEMT instructor and he teaches in person offerings. Shaun helped develop the online EMT course for INHS. In 2014 Shaun was awarded “Instructor of the Year” by the Spokane EMS Trauma Council. In addition to EMT and AEMT, Shaun teaches CPR, GEMS, PEPP, OTEP, EMS Evaluator and PHTLS. Prior to working at INHS, Shaun worked as an EMT for Deer Park Ambulance for over 6 years.

Michelle Ensminger 
Michelle has been with Inland Northwest Health Services for over 12 years and currently serves as the Vocation Education Manager responsible for program oversight for EMS education through INHS. In addition to her management role, Michelle acts as the Clinical Coordinator for our CAAHEP accredited programs, placing EMT, AEMT and Paramedic students in their clinical and field internships and ensuring their successful completion.

Emily Fleury, BS
Emily has been with INHS for the past 17 years and currently serves as the Director for Community Wellness and Health Education.  Emily provides program direction and staff oversight for all EMS and AHA programs ran through INHS in her work with the Health Training service line.  She also serves as the Dean of Students for our CAAHEP accredited programs which include Paramedic, AEMT and EMT.

Jacob Rabe, MD
Dr. Rabe graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011 and completed a residency at Saint Francis Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. He is currently affiliated with Valley Hospital & Medical Center and serves as the Medical Director for Inland Northwest Health Services EMS programs, Deer Park Ambulance as well as Spokane County Fire District 4. 

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