MEET THE TEAM
Thomas Banks (Tom) is a retired Firefighter/Paramedic from a local Fire Rescue Department after 34 years. Most of his career, Tom was involved in education and being a Field Training Officer. It was only natural that after retirement he would continue with his passion for education and open CMEs Training.
A Training Center Faculty for the American Heart Association, Tom has continued to teach and hold positions in hospitals and private practice maintaining licenses to teach with the American Heart Association, NAEMT and NAEMSE to name a few. Tom continues to work diligently providing quality continuing education through CMEs Training and strives to constantly challenge and raise the industry standard.
Ruth Sadlier was originally from England earning a degree in Hotel and Catering Management. Shortly after graduating she decided to travel throughout Europe before settling into a career. After living in Greece for three years, Ruth was given the opportunity to move to Florida where she began her employment in the field of law enforcement working in all areas of communications, corrections, organized crime and in the evidence department where she worked to provide a higher level of customer service and satisfaction.
After earning degrees from Northwood University for Business Management, Ruth felt it was time to pursue her life-long dream of running a business all while continuing to provide customer service and satisfaction. She joined forces with Tom Banks and put together a business plan that would provide a source of continuing education to medical professionals. From this plan CMEs Training was born.
Ian has been a part of CMEs Training as an AHA Instructor for the last 8 years. Continuing with a family tradition he joined the pre-hospital environment becoming a Nationally Certified EMT working for a local ambulance company until graduating as a Nationally Registered Paramedic.
Having relocated to Tennessee Ian holds the position of Paramedic with a local County EMS service and has since opened CMEs Training operations in Tennessee.
Additionally, as Director of Sales & Marketing for CMEs Training Ian brings his knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in pre-hospital emergency care as an AHA/NAEMT Instructor and as a Training Center Faculty to our business.
Joe DelVecchio has been in nursing education for the last sixteen years. Retiring from the US Navy after 22 years of decorated leadership service, Joe has pursued his passion for nursing and more specifically in the NeoNatal environment. Joe is a Regional Trainer for the NeoNatal Resuscitation Program and Lead Instructor for STABLE – both programs endorsed from the American Academy of Pediatrics – and is also an AHA Instructor for all their courses and holding Instructor Certifications from the NAEMT. Currently trying to make a difference at his local VA Hospital Joe is also a Flight Medic for a Medical Escort Company flying worldwide. Joe has held a variety of positions including, Clinical Manager, Executive Officer, Case Manager, Post Partum Unit Manager, Project Manager, NICU/PICU Manager, Director NICU, Director Pediatrics to name a few.
Mario de las Cuevas
Mario is a foreign trained Physician and a US-trained Physician Assistant and veteran Combat Medic of the US Army. Most of his career has been in the healthcare and education realm. He has been an AHA provider, Instructor and Instructor Trainer since the US Army where he served as a Combat Medic during Panama (Operation Just Cause) and Operation Desert Storm. He has been an Adjunct Faculty at Miami Dade College Medical campus and Director of the Simulation Center.
A Training Center Faculty for the American Heart Association, Mario has continued to teach and hold positions in hospitals and private practice maintaining licenses to teach with the American Heart Association.
He currently is the Simulation Center Director / Medical Director / Sales Manager Latin America for Gaumard Scientific.
Mario continues to work diligently providing quality continuing education through CMEs Training and strives to constantly challenge and raise the industry standard.