LaVerne Smith is a Faculty member of the EMT/Paramedic Program at Bay de Noc Community College. She was previously the EMT/Paramedic Program Director and spearheaded the Program's accreditation with CoAEMSP and its 3-year renewal with the State of Michigan in 2017-2018. She has been employed at Bay College since 2015. She holds a Bachelors in Biology with a minor in Education and a Certificate in Computer Science. She has 26 years of experience as an EMS provider with the State of Michigan. She currently holds both a Paramedic and Paramedic Instructor Coordinator license. She is certified in BLS CPR, PALS, ITLS and PHTLS. She has 23 years of medical-legal experience as a research analyst and paralegal with the law firm of Petrucelli & Waara. She has been the AHA Training Center Coordinator with NorthSTAR Health System and Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics through retirement in December, 2017. In 2013, she won the Board of DIrectors' Employee Spirit Award. She has been a trustee with the Village of Alpha and Mastodon Township or a total of 24 years of service.