Bay Area Youth EMT Program
 Opportunities for Success
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BAY EMT Staff
Wellington Jackson, Executive Director
Alameda Co. FD Firefighter/Paramedic 

*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, Lead Instructor
San Jose FD Fire Captain

Philip Wright, Lead Instructor
AMR Paramedic

* Todd Nagel, Skills Instructor Coordinator
Paramedics Plus EMT

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

* Perry Compton, Special Event Coordinator
Paramedics Plus EMT

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


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

BAY EMT Instructors
Aaron Brown - Oakland FD Engineer

*Anthony Mendoza - Oakland FD Firefighter

*Chevalier Riley - Oakland FD Firefighter

Derek Hanley - EMT Instructor

*Elisa Sconza - Oakland Zoo EMT

*Eric Lanier - Alameda Co. FD Firefighter

*Francis Fernandez - Alameda Co. FD Firefighter

*Jason Bowden - Falk Ambulance EMT

Javan Smith - Oakland FD Investigator

John Marshall - BAY EMT alumni

Jonathan Brewer - Oakland FD Firefighter

Josue Valadez - BAY EMT alumni

Keith Evans - Oakland FD Lieutenant

Manny Watson - Oakland FD Firefighter/Paramedic

Michael Hughes - Oakland FD Lieutenant

*Nadja Havenhill - Alameda Co. FD Firefighter

Nathan Hausel - Paramedics Plus Paramedic

*Nicholas Kinney - Oakland FD Firefighter

*Paul Mason - Oakland FD Firefighter

*Rajiv Coburn - ProTransport-1 EMT

*Samantha Soto - Royal Ambulance

Solomon Tucker - Oakland FD Engineer

Tyre Mills III - Berkeley FD Captian

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