For twenty-nine years, Lisa Connelly has provided advanced emergency care to patients with critical needs. As a Colorado paramedic, she has served in the Front Range as well as mountain communities like Steamboat Springs, where Lisa currently lives, and Leadville, where she will be teaching Colorado Mountain College’s EMT program.
Lisa joins the CMC community this year, bringing along a variety of professional experiences she is eager to share with her students. She began her career as an EMT in the Boulder area and is now a Critical Care Paramedic for Memorial Regional Health in Craig, CO. Additionally, Lisa has recently retired from working in aeromedical emergencies as a flight paramedic manager, and continues to hold a Flight Paramedic Certificate (FPC). She has flown in Alaska, Idaho, Steamboat Springs, and Colorado’s Front Range.
“Teaching EMS is my passion,” says Lisa, who has taught at CMC campuses for twelve years, “I love teaching for Colorado Mountain College because they provide quality programs by instructors with real-life experiences, at some of the most beautiful areas in Colorado.”
When she’s not caring for patients or teaching a new generation of paramedics, Lisa enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren, snowmobiling, shooting sports, 4-wheeling, and traveling.
“I want my students to be introduced to the amazing world of EMS,” says Lisa, “and feel the pride that comes with choosing a career that truly makes a difference in people’s lives.”
The Colorado Mountain College Leadville EMT program provides a wide range of stepping stones to many different career avenues in medicine. Lisa hopes to give her EMS students an edge by sharing her professional experiences and extensive knowledge that comes with a twenty-nine year paramedic career.
“I will provide them a ton of hands on practice with real life scenarios,” says Lisa, “My students will learn the knowledge needed to get the jobs they desire. They will have fun in my class but walk away with integrity and life saving skills.”