Medical Career Academy's Staff

Tina Palermo, EMS Director


I proudly served as an EMS Captain with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue for 28 years. I hold a B.S. Degree from the University of Massachusetts and received my Paramedic from Broward Community College. After a 4 year hiatus I decided to get back into the business that I love; training today's students to become successful EMT's and Paramedics in the emergency healthcare field. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals. 


Direct Line: (561) 283-0400

Cathy Waldron, Financial Director


I graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Aviation Business Administration. I traded my dream of flying across the skies for the big red truck and flames over my head and never regretted one day. I worked for Lake Worth Fire Rescue as a Paramedic/Driver Engineer and retired from Palm Beach Country Fire Rescue 5 years after the merger. I have worked with Tina and Marty in the Fire and EMS education industry for many years and enjoy seeing new students begin their career of a lifetime and keeping us old timers up to date. I look forward to seeing new excited faces to train and become our next leaders in Emergency Services.


Direct Line: (561)  283-0400 Ext. 101

Rochelle Goldberg, EMS Administrative Assistant


Rochelle holds a Bachelor's of Science and Health Sciences. Certificate in Gerontology from Indiana University


Direct Line: (561) 283-0400 Ext. 10

Tiffany Skawski, Admissions/Student Services


Tiffany received her Associates Degree in Medical Office Administration in 2009 from Florida Career College. She also holds her Medical Assistant license from NCCT. She is dedicated to the students at Medical Career Academy and will ensure that this is the right fit for you as you start your new journey in becoming a trained EMT, or furthering your career in becoming a Paramedic. 


Direct Line: (561) 283-0400 Ext. 102

Martin Palermo, Continuing Education


Retired Battalion Chief for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Received his Paramedic license from Broward Community College and his AS Degree from HCI. 


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Employment Opportunities

Medical Career Academy is always looking to hire dedicated instructors. Please see the listings below for our job openings. 

Please provide a copy of your resume when submitting an application. 

All applications and resumes need to be emailed to both and