Bay Area Youth EMT Program
 Opportunities for Success
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BAY EMT Staff
Wellington Jackson, Executive Director

*Maria Barcena, Assistant Director
Royal Ambulance EMT

Sean Gascié, Fire Academy Director
Oakland FD Captain

Gil Cody, Fire Science Technology Instructor
Retired Oakland FD Lieutenant 

Paramedic Coordinator

BAY EMT Staff, Clinical Coordinator
Staff Member

Jason Bivens, Board member
San Jose FD Fire Captain

*Philip Wright, Board member
Medical school 

* Todd Nagel, Skills Instructor Coordinator
Oakland FD firefighter

Oliver Knodel-Sherman, CPR Coordinator
Alameda Co. FD Engineer

* Samantha Soto, Special Event Coordinator

Aisha Knowles, Program Liaison
Alameda Co. FD PIO/Community Outreach

Karen CoxProgram Liaison
Oakland FD Public Education Coordinator


EMS and fire professionals interested in participating are encouraged to contact the program directors.

BAY EMT Instructors
Aaron Brown - Oakland FD Engineer

Alberto Mahani - BAY EMT alumni

*Arianna Isolani - AMR, EMT

*Arnell Freer - Royal Ambulance

Dominque Goodman - BAY EMT alumni

*Chevalier Riley - Oakland FD Firefighter

*Elisa Sconza - Oakland Zoo EMT

*Eric Lanier - Alameda Co. FD Firefighter

Eric Truax - Alameda Co. FD Captain

*Fabian Pierantoni - USAR

*Francis Fernandez - Alameda Co. FD Firefighter

*Gabriel Light - Paramedic intern

*Jack Austin - Paramedics Plus, EMT

Jason Lewis - Boy Scouts, Camping Director

Javan Smith - Oakland FD Investigator

*John Marshall - United Ambulance

Jonathan Brewer - Oakland FD Firefighter

Keith Evans - Oakland FD Lieutenant

Manny Watson - Oakland FD Firefighter/Paramedic

Michael Hughes - Oakland FD Lieutenant

*Nadja Havenhill - Alameda Co. FD Firefighter

*Nicholas Kinney - Oakland FD Firefighter

*Paul Mason - Oakland FD Firefighter

*Rajiv Coburn - ProTransport-1 EMT

Solomon Tucker - Oakland FD Engineer

Talat Mirmalek - Falk Ambulance

*Victoria Thompson - United Ambulance

Zoraida Diaz - Oakland FD Battalion Chief

                                                   * BAY EMT Alumni
"What stands out the most to me was the feeling that the instructors really cared about the students."

                                                       – 2006 Student


BAY EMT Sponsors
"These programs are necessary especially in a place like this – you have people going through poverty, so much violence on the streets... get your mind off all the negativity. They teach you something you can use to make your community better and the world better."

                                               – 2014 Student