(Who the heck is ROGER?)


A Letter from Founder and CEO, Chris Joffe

At Joffe Emergency Services, our mission is to shape and improve school, business, and event safety. We believe safety should be fun, empowering, and transformative. By staying true to our mission, we’ve helped protect millions of lives since 2007.

Each interaction you have with preparedness should be matched with a deeper investment and a more powerful understanding. That’s why we’re in the business of professionalizing the field of emergency and disaster education. When communities we’ve engaged with understand the underlying concepts without fear or apprehension, we believe we’ve succeeded. Every successful training, drill, or life saved is cause for celebration, and every challenge is an opportunity.

Our strong commitment to excellence has given us the edge in technology, resources, and partnerships, providing the best possible solutions to our clients for any emergency situation that may arise. Responding to the very emergencies we train our communities to prevent allows us incredibly authentic real-world scenarios and a unique ability to understand our communities’ culture.

In addition, we offer clients several levels of preparedness with our vitals and essentials plans, as well as an online webinar series alternative. Products such as emergency food and water, lockdown kits, and AEDs are available to order.

As we continue this conversation, we hope to specify what will become our shared vision for this work. As always, thank you for your time, energy, and willingness to participate in creating a safer world.

Chris Joffe, CEO and Founder

Meet... R.O.G.E.R.


Meet Our Family (HQ)


Chris Joffe is the founder and CEO of Joffe Emergency Services, a safety consulting company that leads the nation’s schools, businesses, and events in lifesaving and disaster preparedness. Chris has spent his career dedicated to making the world safer, and over the past decade he and his team have worked with thousands of schools across the country to provide training, consultation and support. Chris studied paramedicine at UCLA and technology, business and integrated design at the University of Southern California (USC).

Chris Joffe
Founder and CEO
Mike Ginty

Mike has dedicated his career to safety and security. He started out as a Special Agent and Officer in the US Air Force, investigating felony level crimes and matters of national security, as well as providing anti-terrorism support to force protection overseas. After leaving the military, he worked with the Department of Homeland Security before beginning his career in corporate security. Over the last decade, Mike has run security programs at tech industry giants like Apple and Uber. He has advised numerous start-ups, commercial property groups, and cannabis companies, as well as private organizations and family offices. He regularly publishes and speaks on topics regarding safety and security.
Mike as has a BA from Boston College, and MA in National Security from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

Mike Ginty
Chief Revenue Officer
Felicia Gonsalez

Felicia leads Get CPR Done and Security at Joffe Emergency Services with over 15 years of career experience in EMS, Fire Service and Security starting with a Field Level Fire Academy, Fire Life Safety, Suppression, Operations and Security. Her biggest challenge yet is to find a way to tire out her kids by bedtime…

Felicia Gonsalez
Director of Training
Alex Soltero

Alex Soltero leads the Event Safety division of Joffe Emergency Services. Alex has an extensive background in the live events industry. He has developed and executed security and medical plans for NFL games, major concerts, conventions and trade shows. He was a member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 Class of 2020. Alex holds an Associate Protection Professional certification through ASIS international, the leading security professional organization in the world. Alex obtained a Bachelors of Arts in History degree from the California State University, Long Beach and credits his academic training for his organizational skills and analytic abilities. 

In his free time, Alex enjoys hosting game nights with family and friends, visiting interesting restaurants with his wife, and playing golf. Alex is an avid fantasy football manager despite not winning very often. Alex and his wife are guardians to a 2 year old Mini-Schnauzer/Chihuahua named Nadia.

Alex Soltero
Director of Event Safety
Cat Cecere

Originally from Westchester County, New York, Cat earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. After graduation, Cat joined the Teach For America corps in Jacksonville, Florida where she taught middle school math. After fulfilling her TFA commitment, Cat transitioned to working on the operations team at KIPP Jacksonville Public Schools. During her seven school years at KIPP, Cat led the operations team in both building and team expansion, ending her tenure as the Founding Senior Director of Operations. During this time, Cat continued her education by earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida and a HBX certificate from Harvard Business School. Additionally, Cat developed a specific interest in and passion for school safety, and began working for Joffe Emergency Services as a consultant to complement her existing work with them through KIPP. Cat then transitioned to be the Founding Regional Director of Operations for IDEA Public Schools in Jacksonville to broaden her expertise. In December 2021, Cat joined the Joffe team full time as the Director of Special Projects, and is excited to support event and school safety nation-wide. Outside of work, Cat enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, daughter Raelyn, and dog Ramsey on the sunny Jacksonville beaches.

Cat Cecere
Director of Special Projects
Lindsey Derouen

Lindsey is the Executive Assistant to CEO Chris Joffe. She has a background in administrative roles, marketing, and sales and is a natural born people-person. Lindsey graduated Texas State University with a B.B.A. in Marketing and Sales. She enjoys cooking new recipes and hanging out with her cats on her time off.

Lindsey Derouen
Executive Assistant to Chris Joffe
Janisha Damania

Janisha’s interests in analyzing data to guide decision making, leading process improvements, and utilizing accounting data to make strategic recommendations led her to pursue a career in accounting. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Janisha Damania
Accounting Manager
Kevin Kahn

Kevin Kahn worked seven years hard-time in entertainment production, seven in advertising business development, and seven in summer camps.  As a field producer, sales guy, and operations director, Kevin rejoins Joffe to relentlessly turn over the rocks and knock on the doors.  He is the one who knocks.  Hailing from a top tier party school, The University of Florida, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in the late 90s.  He enjoys cycling, boxing, and golf.  Kevin has three dogs (Cece McPoyle, Addison T.T. Buttersnaps, and Alley Bourbon), who are named after comedy television characters.  Currently nursing a heel spur, Kevin is binging Three's Company . . .  But with Succession on tap.

Kevin Kahn
Stadiums, Halls and Events

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Monica Applewhite

Monica Applewhite holds a Master’s of Science in Social Work and a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work.  She has spent the past 25 years studying abuse and using her findings to help organizations prevent and respond to incidents and allegations of abuse. She prefers Marvel for their heroes and DC for their villains.

Monica Applewhite
Director of Confianza, LLC
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