Australian Paramedical College Team

Our Training and Assessment Team

Dr Simon Sawyer, PhD

Dr Simon Sawyer, PhD

Director of Education
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002206028
  • Simon has a Bachelor’s of Paramedicine (with Honour), a PhD in Paramedicine, a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Management/Marketing, and a Certificate in Health Professions Education.
  • Registered Paramedic with 10+ years as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic in Victoria
  • 7 years working as a University Lecturer teaching the Bachelor of Paramedicine programs
  • One of the first Paramedics in the world to earn his PhD in Paramedicine, focusing on paramedic response to family violence. Presenting his research and providing training across the world.
  • A proud cat owner
Jaime Wallis

Jaime Wallis

Training Manager
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002245479
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine and a Graduate Certificate in Health Education.
  • Registered Paramedic with 15 years as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria.
  • 10 years working as a University Lecturer teaching in Bachelor of Paramedicine programs.
  • Enjoys sports, getting into nature, and connecting
Viktoria Radeva

Viktoria Radeva

Workshops and Logistics Officer
  • Studied a Bachelor of Business and Event Management at Southern Cross Uni.
  • Passionate dancer who loves mountain biking, camping, cooking and bushwalking adventures.
  • Born in Bulgaria, raised in Austria and moved to Australia in 2017.
Jens Hojby

Jens Hojby

Trainer & Assessor
  • 7 years industry experience as a Trainer & Assessor (Medical).
  • Completed a Diploma in Paramedical Science, Diploma of Leadership & Management & Diploma of Work Health Safety.
  • Event Medic – marathons and sport events.
Jennifer Rearden

Jennifer Rearden

Trainer and Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002625951
  • NZ Paramedic Council registration 773318
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine with Charles Sturt University
  • Diploma of Paramedical Science and Certificate IV in Healthcare with APC
  • 1-year experience as an EMT and 2 years as a Paramedic with St John Ambulance New Zealand
  • Loves dancing, going to the gym, hitting up the beach, traveling, and skiing.
Lindsay Dennis

Lindsay Dennis

Trainer and Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002664375
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Science from CQU / Diploma of Paramedic Science + Certificate IV in Health Care from APC
  • Certificate III in Mines Emergency Response and Rescue.
  • 10 years experience in rescue, 3 years experience in private medic work.
  • Loves photography and snowboarding
Gary Halford

Gary Halford

RPL & WHS Officer, Trainer and Assessor
  • 15 years working as Tech Officer in Anatomy & Pathology at UQ & Griffith Uni & worked for RPL Help Pty Ltd for 4 years.
  • Diploma of Management, Certificate IV WHS, Certificate IV TAE, Certificate III Mortuary Science.
  • Enjoys surfing, the beach, golf, camping and following the NRL.
Alexandra Griffiths

Alexandra Griffiths

NSW Regional Training Lead
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002251562
  • Studied Nursing, Paramedicine and Medicine in her home country
  • Completed a Bachelor of Paramedicine at Charles Sturt University (Bathurst)
  • Industry experience as an Intensive Care Paramedic with NSW Ambulance for 20 years and a Health Educator with CPA Training Alliance (RTO) for 10 years
  • Alexandra has identical twin teenage boys and loves taking the family skiing
Sophie Lucia Griffiths

Sophie Lucia Griffiths

Trainer and Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002393453
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine with Charles Sturt University
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • 9 years experience as a Registered Nurse (NWW0001922655) in a variety of settings.
  • Loves brunching and exploring.
Nathan Seidel

Nathan Seidel

WA REgional Training Lead
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002466973
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with University of Tasmania and Diploma of Paramedical Science with APC.
  • Certificate III in Mines Emergency Response and Rescue, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Drug and Alcohol Testing Qualification.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Paediatric Life Support.
  • Loves long walks on the beach
Stacey Glen

Stacey Glen

Trainer & Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002674378
  • Bachelor of Paramedical Science (Edith Cowan University)
  • Paramedic in South Australia
  • Former APC Diploma graduate turned trainer!
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Owned by a rescue cat called Luna
  • Spent 2 weeks on Paramedic placement in Bali
Mick Jones

Mick Jones

Trainer & Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002286500
  • Gained extensive experience as an Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP), clinical instructor, Rescue Paramedic and an Operations and Training Coordinator.
  • Professional and vocational qualifications in paramedicine, industrial health and OHS, mines rescue, security, policing and vocational education.
  • Retired detective in the Police force.
Dylan Fabre

Dylan Fabre

Trainer & Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002255342
  • Advanced Care Paramedic currently stationed in rural QLD for the State Ambulance Service.
  • Completed bachelor of Paramedic Science at Central Queensland University
  • Enjoys Surfing, hiking, and traveling around the world
  • Proud dog dad to my Bordoodle, Panda
Paul Munro

Paul Munro

Trainer & Assessor
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002594786
  • 10 years’ experience as an EMT, Mentor and Trainer with St John WA.

  • 17 years’ experience as a Volunteer Firefighter.

  • Diploma of Paramedical Science.

  • Works as a Health & Safety Advisor and EMT in Mining, WA.

  • Marriage Celebrant & Bookkeeper in his spare time!

Erica Sayer

Erica Sayer

Trainer and Assessor
  • Diploma in Paramedical Science, Work Health and Safety, and Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • Diploma in Leadership & Management, Diploma of Business. Certificate 3 in Mines Emergency Response and Rescue, Drug and Alcohol Testing Qualification and Mental Health First Aid Trainer.
  • 5 years Advanced Emergency Services Officer for Atlas Iron and BHP, 7 years St John Ambulance country Transport Officer, 15 years volunteer ambulance officer, volunteer Fire and Rescue for DFES Marble Bar.
  • Advocates Mental Health awareness by touring with Black Dog Rides around Australia on her motorbike.
Peter Dickens

Peter Dickens

Trainer and Assessor
  • Diploma of Paramedical Science and Certificate IV in Healthcare with APC 
  • 4 years volunteer EMT and over 4000 hours as Volunteer Development Officer with St Johns Ambulance, Western Australia.  
  • Diploma in Business administration and Project management 
  • Loves to cook and SCUBA
Emma Crouch

Emma Crouch

Trainer and Assessor

Our Student Success Team

Jackie McCudden

Jackie McCudden

Student Success Team Manager
  • 10 years varied experience in leadership (administration, recruitment, hospitality).
  • Worked on yachts and cruise ships in her younger years.
  • Newfound love for adventure activities.
Lucy Morgan

Lucy Morgan

Placement Coordinator
  • Started at APC as the Clinical Placement Assistant and a member of the Student Success Team in February 2019.
  • Moved into the role as Clinical Placement Coordinator in July 2019.
  • Owner to a 3-year-old Staffy X named Mavie.
Rebecca Quiroga

Rebecca Quiroga

Student Success Admin Officer
  • 8 years experience in customer service.
  • Currently at Griffith University studying Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Lover of social justice and music.
Hannah Lucas

Hannah Lucas

Student Success Officer
  • Studied a Bachelor of Nursing and a Diploma of Science.
  • AHPRA Registered Nurse
  • Loves all animals, especially dogs.
  • Enjoys pilates and big walks on the beach.
Shanae Long

Shanae Long

Student Success Officer
  • Over 2.5 years of experience in RTOs
  • 8 years experience in customer service
  • Loves spending time with family and friends
  • Loves to travel and & meet new people

Our Admissions Team

Tanya Evans

Tanya Evans

Admissions Manager
  • An integral part of the company since inception.
  • Previously a Stockbroker until the birth of her daughter in 2006.
  • Owns Teddi, the APC mascot/dog who is part of the team at head office.
Denise Jones

Denise Jones

Admissions Team Leader
  • Over 20 years’ experience in administration & accounts.
  • Certificates III & IV in Business Administration & Accounts.
  • Previously studied Bachelor of Business at Griffith Uni.
  • A proud grandmother.
Chryss Stone

Chryss Stone

Career Advisor
  • An integral part of the company since inception.
  • Background in education.
  • Has an adopted son from Russia.
Samantha Ford

Samantha Ford

Course Advisor
  • Very passionate about her role because she thrives on helping people.
  • Love all things natural, health and self-care.
  • Swears by the Barefoot Investor to help get financially ahead in life.
Tanaya Grant

Tanaya Grant

Course Advisor
  • 5 years experience in Administration & Management.
  • Diploma of Business.
  • One daughter and two fur babies, Thor and Chewbacca.
Alexander Paramonov

Alexander Paramonov

Course Advisor
  • Studied IT at Deakin University and completed a Bachelor of Theology in NY State University (HTS)
  • Worked in subscription TV with Foxtel for 5 years and made a movie as an extra cameraman with Ron Howard called “13 Lives” (Nov 2022)
  • Love doing community work
  • Fluent in Russian
  • Love watching movies & traveling the world
Michelle Steele

Michelle Steele

Course Advisor
  • Worked for Industry Pathways in the mining sector prior to coming back to work in the paramedical side of the company
  • Diploma in Business Management and Certificate IV in Administrative Services
  • ‘Don’t Give Up – just breathe and keep trying. It will all work out how it’s meant to in the end.’ attitude
  • Loves kayaking, dog minding and spending time with friends
Mark Leaman

Mark Leaman

Course Advisor
  • Bachelor of Business
  • 15 years supporting education Industry with learning aids and services
  • I love helping people make positive choices to live their best life
  • Previous experience in Surf Lifesaving, triathlons, and AFL. Completed an Ironman in 2021.
Julie Brennan

Julie Brennan

Course Advisor
  • Diploma of Health Care, Cert 3 Business Administration, Cert 4 Massage Therapy.
  • Over 15 years’ experience working within Health Care and RTO industries
  • I love being able to give a person the confidence to study and being a part of the journey to achieve their dream career.
  • I have two children that keep me very busy. I enjoy travel, the beach and love a good coffee!
Terie Burke

Terie Burke

Appointment Setter
  • Worked in call centres in superannuation and health insurance field
  • Worked for Public Trustee for 15 years in Sydney as a clerical and legal assistant and part-time in hospitality
  • Shorthand/Typist Diploma and Certificate III in retail
  • Loves swimming, walking and bike riding on the beach and a proud mum of 2 teenagers and 2 fur babies.
Melissa Craig

Melissa Craig

Appointment Setter
  • Worked in call centres with Investment Property and Superannuation.
  • Worked for MLC for 9 years in Melbourne.
  • Worked in hospitality for 16 years in Melbourne.
  • Love watching the Real Housewives reality franchise.
Daniele Carvalho

Daniele Carvalho

Appointment Setter
  • Daniele has a bachelor’s degree in business administration

  • Worked for a university as a Student Support and a Receptionist back home, and in a College in Sydney as well

  • Moved to Gold in January 2021 chasing the warmer weather.

Our Compliance Team

Molly Morgan

Molly Morgan

Quality Practice Manager
  • Has been an integral part of APC since 2015.
  • Qualifications and competencies in Quality Auditing, Education and Customer Service.
  • Over 6 years experience across various roles and industries within the Vocational Education and Training sector.
  • Mum to 2 pet rats, Gnocchi and Truffle
Michelle Clack

Michelle Clack

Compliance Admin Assistant
  • Active in the VET sector since 2006 in Administrative and Trainer and Assessor roles.
  • Studied a Bachelor of Business at Griffith Uni and completed a Diploma Business, Diploma Management, Certificate IV TAE, Certificate IV Business.
  • Has 2 ragdolls named Coco and RiRi

Our Marketing Team

Ben Cleaver

Ben Cleaver

Media Creation
  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication), TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • First Responder & First Aid Trainer since 2012.
  • Digital media presenter, writer and producer.
  • Love inspiring & enabling students to build their skillset and chase their career dreams.
  • Love the beach and bush, playing guitar & dance parties with my kids.
Jose Biotto

Jose Biotto

Media Creation
  • Video producer and photographer.
  • Completed a Bachelor in Journalism in 2014 at PUC Campinas (Brazil).
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Graphic Design and Video.
  • Believes in creativity and communication for a better world.
  • Likes soccer, music, camping and games.
Crane Li

Crane Li

SEO and Content Marketing Executive
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Hons, First Class) from UQ
  • Two Years experience with SEO, Clipchamp at Microsoft
  • Inspired by seeing progress and achieving results
  • Interests: Politics, history and computer gaming.

Our Technology Team

Renato Melhado

Renato Melhado

ICT Support Officer

MBA – ICT Management
Multiple ICT/Network diploma
15+ IT Experience (start-up, government, factories) and I love what I do.
Married, 2 cats, fish tank, bass player, skateboard and fishing.

Felipe Waltrick

Felipe Waltrick

Data Engineer
Andre Rodrigues

Andre Rodrigues

ICT Officer

Our Leadership Team

Sahil Shekhar

Sahil Shekhar

Managing Director

– Former management consultant focusing on the healthcare and education sectors.

– Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Masters in Public Administration (International Development).

– Dog dad to 2 “oversized” chihuahuas. Student of meditation. Passionate travel itinerary planner.

Johnson Wang

Johnson Wang

Managing Director
  • Bachelors in Engineering and Commerce, and MBA
  • Background in technology, finance, and management consulting
  • Enjoys all racquet sports, yum cha, and British panel shows
Dr Simon Sawyer, PhD

Dr Simon Sawyer, PhD

Director of Education
Registered Paramedic: PAR0002206028
  • Simon has a Bachelor’s of Paramedicine (with Honour), a PhD in Paramedicine, a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Management/Marketing, and a Certificate in Health Professions Education.
  • Registered Paramedic with 10+ years as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic in Victoria
  • 7 years working as a University Lecturer teaching the Bachelor of Paramedicine programs
  • One of the first Paramedics in the world to earn his PhD in Paramedicine, focusing on paramedic response to family violence. Presenting his research and providing training across the world.
  • A proud cat owner
Stephen Booth

Stephen Booth

Director of Growth
  • Bachelor’s degree, Graduate Certificate, and Certificates III & IV.
  • Proven growth leader in the vocational education sector. 10+ years experience in sales, marketing, and new product development.
  • I’m passionate about growing APC’s reach and impact, helping our students develop essential practical skills to save and change lives every day.
  • Interests: Dad-life. Army Reserves. Gym and healthy living. Coffee.
Dean Morgan

Dean Morgan

Director of Commercial
  • Over 30 years experience in corporate business Accounting and Finance.
  • Life Member of Tasmanian Caverneering Club & heavily involved in Police Search & Rescue.
  • Semi-professional musician & keen off-road motorbike rider.
Pedro Giesel

Pedro Giesel

Director of Technology

Passionate about data, the circular economy, education and technology. 

+15 years working in IT for multinationals, government and RTOs. 

Experience with multiple ERP, LMS and CRM systems across different industries.

Degree in System analyses and development, and multiple VET diplomas in Australia, including a Cert IV in TAE.

Enthusiastic about camping, boating, fishing and dog lover.

Our APC Team Mascot

Teddi Evans

Teddi Evans

APC Mascot
  • Teddi born 19 November 2019 is part of the team at head office.
  • She provides happiness, cuddles, comfort and support.
  • Always happy with plenty of love and affection to go around.