Ronnie Morton, LP
Director, Coordinator, Instructor

Mr. Morton, started teaching and coordinating the EMS Certificate program here at Panola College back in 2006.  Then several years later introduced the Paramedic Certification to the college and thus began the Paramedic Certificate Program.  Panola College received their Accreditation for Paramedic Program in 2013.

Prior to coming to Panola College, he worked with the Marshall Fire Department / EMS - EMS Coordinator/Infectious Disease Control Officer. He then achieved his Master Firefighter in January 1991.  He also worked in many other various positions throughout his career such as Red Cross First Aid Instructor / CPR Instructor; American Heart Association CPR Instructor / Trainer; Mt. Pleasant Annual Rescue School Instructor; EMS for Children - Pediatric Prehospital Provider Course Instructor; Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education Instructor; IAFF and United States Environmental Protection Agency Hazardous Materials Instructor Training; ACLS/ PHTLS Instructor; Basic/ Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management Training EMT-Paramedic; Child Safety Seat Instructor /Technician; Bowie County Confined Space Asst. Instructor; Northeast Texas Fire Training School – (Texas Eastman) Instructor Safety and Tri-County Epidemiology Response Team Technician 

Tim Auvenshine

 Tim Auvenshine, LP Instructor

Tim has been with Panola College as the Clinical Coordinator / Adjunct instructor since 2008.  Since February 2003, he has been a Fire Fighter/ Paramedic with Marshall Fire Department.  He has also been with Harrison County Emergency Service District #4 since 11/2000 where I am the Assistant Fire Chief and Training Officer.


Lisa Sigler

Lisa has been in the field of EMS for 20 years. She began her EMS career in Fritch, Texas during her senior year in high school, receiving her EMT Basic Certification. She continued to work in EMS in various fields of work in the area including in industrial worksite clinics, clinic offices, with most of her experience in 911 responses. She moved to East Texas in 2006 and has been serving Nacogdoches County EMS since October 2007. Lisa received her Paramedic certification in 2009 while also moving into EMS education with Nacogdoches County EMS. She also teaches BLS courses and is a Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist.

Lisa began her role as adjunct faculty with Panola College in January 2019 and teaches the EMT Certification/Dual Credit program at Timpson High School as well as selected courses on the Panola Campus.

Lisa has a Bachelor Science degree in Public Administration from SFASU and is expected to complete her Master’s in Public Administration in May 2020. Lisa is a member of the Emergency Medical Task Force-Region 6 with her most recent deployment to Hurricane Harvey at the NRG as an Ambulance Staging Manager.  

Paul Roberts, LP 

Paul Roberts, LP



Paul started his EMS/Public Safety career right out of the military in 1997. He worked as a First Responder Firefighter, then as a full-time Firefighter in 1999 in Union City, Tennessee. He was a Firefighter-EMT-I until 2008 when he relocated to Flowood, Mississippi to work as a Firefighter-EMT. He then left the Fire side of EMS in 2010, went back to school and got my A.A.S. in Paramedic Studies and then to Ole Miss where I received my B.S. in Healthcare Management.

He then worked for a private EMS service during school and continued my EMS-transport career as a Paramedic until 2015 when I became a Shift Commander for Rural Metro Corp and later as an interim manager while being merged with AMR. He then moved to Nacogdoches with my wife in 2016 and accepted the job of Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Supervisor for Nacogdoches County EMS under Forrest King’s leadership. He  have worked there continuously since 2016 where he has helped develop more advanced clinical protocols, a controlled medication accountability program, a fully integrated review process for documentation, helped to implement outsourced billing and new ePCR system to increase revenue, and laid the foundation for Community Paramedicine.

He is working on completing his Master’s in Public Administration and his MBA. He now works as a critical care paramedic part-time for Acadian Ambulance out of Lufkin and teaches BLS, PALS, and has taught EMT school at Nacogdoches County EMS. He also has his CADS (Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist) and CAC (Certified Ambulance Coder) credentials and hopes to complete the NEMSMA credential in Paramedic Executive Officer by 2021.

"I am a life-long student in the trade and my ambition is to better the field in which I work and I hope to help EMS become recognized more as a profession and less a vocational trade in this area."


Kelley Hammond

Kelley has been the Secretary of the EMT Dept. here at Panola College since 2013.  If you need assistance and cannot reach either one of the instructors, just give Kelley a call and she will be able to assist you.