WE ARE R.O.G.E.R.

(Who the heck is ROGER?)

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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.

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Chris Joffe, CEO and Founder

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

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Meet Our Family (HQ)

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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
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 Security and CPR/AED & First Aid
Sarah Mathew, Director of School Health Services

Sarah Mathew is a lifelong learner and early childhood educator, with an extensive background in school health. She has worked at the local, state and federal level building strong  systems that provide safe, healthy and positive school environments to support the "Whole Child." In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, riding horses and walking on the beach in Southern California.

Sarah Mathew
Director of School Health Services
Kerry Wrenick

Kerry joins the Joffe team as a Licensed Social Worker with over 15 years of service within the educational setting. Her experience with school districts and as a state and national leader has prepared her to lead efforts focused on emergency planning and response, crisis intervention, professional development, and mental health support. Kerry has a passion for underserved populations and communities, having spent the last 11 years serving students experiencing homelessness. When Kerry is not hard at work, you will find her outdoors exploring nature, hiking, and camping with her family.

Kerry Wrenick
LMSW, Director of Consultative Services
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

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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
Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins is the event safety coordinator for Joffe Emergency Services. She has a Bachelors in Business and will graduate with an MBA in Operations Management in June 2022. Rachel has worked in the EMS world for over 22 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Joffe. Rachel loves to travel, backpack and hike with her three children. They only have nine states left to visit!

Rachel Collins
Event Safety Coordinator
Veronica Vickers

Located in San Jose, CA

With Joffe since July 2020

B.S. degree in Clinical Psychology from UC San Diego

Research background in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and regenerative medicine

Veronica has worked in learning environments her entire life! From a lifeguard and swim instructor at her high school pool, to a lab assistant on her college campus, Veronica thrives in the worlds of science and learning!

Veronica Vickers
School Health Specialist
Elise Granath

Elise joined Joffe in August 2020 as a health coordinator at an international school in Palo Alto, California. After guiding the school’s pandemic response, Elise transitioned into the role of School Health Services Manager in August 2021. She is involved in hiring, training, consulting, and supporting Joffe health coordinators across the country.

Elise grew up in the Bay Area, graduated from Elon University with degrees in Public Health and International Studies in May 2020, and is a licenced EMT. She now lives in Austin, Texas and enjoys hiking, improving her skills in the kitchen and behind the bar, interior design, skiing (in Tahoe, not Texas), and traveling. She has visited 33 US states and 19 countries, speaks French, and studied abroad in Paris.

Elise Granath
School Health Services Manager
Mandy Pangilian

Mandy started her career in a Payroll Lead position at a Trucking Company in Tennessee, but most of her accounting background has been in Healthcare Consulting. She has worked alongside many great people and has made many great friendships throughout her career. Invoicing and Bank reconciliations are Mandy’s favorite Payroll responsibilities. She and her husband are currently stationed in Ft Stewart GA, and she enjoys spending time with her two sons and dog, Scout.

Mandy Pangilian
Payroll/Accounts Receivable Specialist
Ruth Wilson

Ruth has been a Middle and Elementary School Educator for the last several years. In this role she was responsible for not only child development academically, but also safety as always the top priority. This allowed Ruth to bring first hand experience in school safety preparedness to the Joffe Team. Her leadership roles on campus and success in the classroom allowed her to lead trainings for fellow teachers in her school and in her district. She enjoys traveling to new places, trying new foods, and spending time with loved ones. Ruth earned her BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston

Ruth Wilson
Safety Consultant
Thea Credle

Thea Credle has over 20 years’ experience in emergency management and security operations. Her areas of  expertise span campus emergency management initiatives, including the development of all-hazards emergency  operations plans, vulnerability assessments, discussion and operations-based exercises, emergency management and emergency management training, program management, homeland security, and public health. Thea is an expert in the development of security and emergency management coordinating emergency preparedness and  response planning efforts. She led the development and implementation of Emergency Response Plans and  Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) for the City of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University and George  Washington University.

Thea Credle
MPH, MEP: Safety Consultant
Staffing Coordinator

Pamela Omandam started her recruiting and staffing journey in operations and high-volume screening coordination in the medical and transportation service fields. Having a taste of staffing and recruiting definitely got her hooked! Pamela believes in the power of recruiting and staffing great quality candidates. As Staffing Coordinator, Pamela dreams of growing Joffe’s EMTs/Paramedics list of networks and maintaining positive staff engagement. When Pamela is not recruiting rockstar EMTs, she enjoys camping, road trips, horror movies, and spending time with her 3 dogs.

Pamela Omandam
Staffing Coordinator
Katie Barrett

Katie is thrilled to join the Joffe Emergency Services team. Coming from full time work in the fitness industry, Katie is excited to transfer her recruiting knowledge, people & communication skills, and passion for helping people into the emergency services industry. When she's not chatting with potential new hires or helping her Joffe colleagues, she loves teaching group fitness (especially dancing!) and spending time with her dog Leo.

Katie Barrett
Recruiting & HR Coordinator
Dwight Cox

As a security operations strategist and leader, I have been involved with the security industry for the last 29 years.  I am a senior security professional with a solid work background, having overseen security operations in various vertical markets within the field.  I’m a life learner and have a true passion for overseeing security teams and operations for private schools, public charter schools, and higher education universities over the last 12 years. I’m an enthusiastic team player with a direct and open communication style that uses broad knowledge and listening skills  acquired over the years that creates a very positive and inclusive working environment. I employ adaptive leadership, making suggestions about changes to improve security through building dynamic teams that embrace changes and fostering transparency within partnerships. One of my favorite quotes from Stephen Richards, ““If you do what everyone else does, you will get what everyone else gets.” Therefore, I always challenge myself to be “The Differentiator”!

Dwight Cox
Director of Safety and Security

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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
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