Santa Clara University


Emergency Medical Services Staff

Brad Cloutier, B.A., EMT-P

EMT advisor
Brad Cloutier is a Captain with the San Jose Fire Department. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a California licensed paramedic and an EMT instructor. He takes pride in helping the SCU Squad members become better medical practitioners and to have them enjoy this unique experience. His personal interests include playing ice hockey, fishing, and chasing tornadoes.

James Mendoza, M.A., B.S., EMT-P

EMT Advisor
James Mendoza is a Captain with the San Jose Fire Department. He earned an M.A. in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and a B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from the Stanford School of Medicine. James began working with the squad as an EMT instructor and continues to enjoy the squad in the role of advisor. In his spare time he constructs models designed to teach the science of fire fighting.

Student Leadership 

Reid Chapman

EMT Director
Reid is a senior at Santa Clara, having joined SCU EMS at the end of his sophomore year. A double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science, Reid got his EMT certification in 2013 because he is considering a future career with the fire department. When time permits, he enjoys soccer, rock climbing, and backpacking in Yosemite or Big Sur. After undergrad, Reid plans to take a year off fighting wildfires in eastern Washington before pursuing a law or master’s degree.

Patrick Tavelli

EMT Assistant Director
Patrick Tavelli is a junior Bioengineering student from Boise, Idaho. He is a nationally certified EMT-B, and also serves as a Community Facilitator for the da Vinci RLC on campus. He enjoys math, science, skiing, running, volleyball, graphic design, and video games. In the future, Patrick hopes to pursue a career in medicine with the ultimate goal of becoming a physician.