INSTRUCTORS

American Heart Association Authorized Training Center

Chris Schlesinger

Chris is the owner of In Home CPR and has been teaching American Heart Association and American Red Cross courses for many years. He was a certified EMT and worked in home healthcare. He used to work as a comedic actor and likes his classes to be fun, fast and very interactive.

Kate Mack

Kate is a certified Emergency Medical Responder and an American Heart Association instructor with 12 years experience teaching CPR. Kate also teaches on-site classes in Sonoma County. When she’s not teaching CPR, she’s busy doing long distance swims and spending time with her family.

Christian Mendieta

Christian taught combat first aid courses while in the Marine Corps. He is also trained as an EMT, completed Firefighter I Academy, volunteered at a firehouse, and recently graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. When he's not teaching CPR and First Aid classes, he is likely weightlifting or on a trail with his dog.

Jennifer Deem

Jennifer has been a Registered Nurse for many years and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Nursing. She enjoys teaching CPR and first aid classes as they allow her a great opportunity to educate people about important topics and to interact with the public. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and hiking.

Margarita Bekker

Margarita was an RN in Russia, and is now a healthcare interpreter. She has taught at UCSF, CPMC, Stanford University, City College of San Francisco and is the president elect of the board of CCHI (Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters). She loves educating the public about first aid, CPR, and public health.