Director of Operations
Cristy Jorgensen joined the Cascade Healthcare Services team in September of 2014 as the Program Manager of Fire & EMS otherwise known as the PreHospital Education & Evaluation Readiness Solutions (PEERS) Program. Cristy spent 13 years working with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District in the Training Division and 4 years with the California Fire & Rescue Training Authority coordinating programs such as California State Fire Marshal FSTEP and CFSTES Classes, FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Training, the California Regional Fire Academy, EMT and Paramedic
Programs and special events through organizations such as Cal Chiefs Annual Conference, NAEMSE Level I and II Educator programs and regional recruiting events.
Cristy's passion for the fire service started at a young age when her father became a volunteer firefighter with the Meeks Bay Fire Protection District in Lake Tahoe.
Paula Botman is an accomplished professional with a deep commitment to providing the highest quality EMS training. Her focus on EMS instruction has developed over her 24 years of experience, including 9 years as a paramedic in the state of California. She approaches her commitment to teaching with the same passion that she provided patient care, instructing students across the US, as well as teaching international programs in China.
Paula’s commitment to delivering the most effective training possible has impacted multiple generations of EMS personnel and hospital staff, including CNAs, RNs, RTs and Physicians. Her scenario-based approach can be tailored to fit the size and needs of different audiences, giving her the ability to connect well with both groups and individuals.
Equally skilled in adult, pediatric, geriatric and trauma training, Paula’s deep experience gives her the ability to excel across disciplines. Her method of teaching is engaging, challenging and clinically thought provoking and many of her students are repeat customers who go out of their way to participate in her classes.
Paula’s message is clear – work hard so you can deliver better emergency care. Her management style is built with the same ideals, focus and determination that she brings to her personal life – constantly moving forward to improve herself and the lives of those around her.
Lindsey Reichert is the Program Coordinator for the Roseville/West Sacramento Training Centers. Lindsey recently moved from Minnesota to fulfill her dream of living life in a warmer climate and exploring what else this world has to offer. She has a double Bachelor's Degree in Community Psychology and Chemical Dependency. Lindsey spent four years counseling and decided it was time for a change in pace. She figured since she was moving it would be a perfect time to change careers as well. Lindsey has a passion for the customer service industry and wanted to find a position where she could utilize her customer service skills and still make a difference in people's lives. When not at work Lindsey enjoys exploring the endless sites in CA, catching up on movies, and soaking up the California sun.