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

(Who the heck is ROGER?)

Chris Joffe

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.

Signature
Chris Joffe, CEO and Founder

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

ROGER

Meet Our Family (HQ)

Chris Joffe

Chris has helped protect millions of lives since 2007. Based on the belief that people have the power to save lives through education and training, Chris has built Joffe Emergency Services to become the leader in life-saving training, event safety, and disaster preparedness. Chris has flown commercial so much that he's becoming a pilot now. Seriously. Ask him for a ride somewhere.

Chris Joffe
Founder and CEO
Andrew Barrett-Weiss

With more than ten years leading organizational operations and culture, Andrew has had extensive experience with emergency planning, communication, and protocols to ensure safe communities. Andrew helps schools and businesses develop organizational capacity to manage new situations and the skills to address any situation a community may encounter with a process-oriented approach.

Andrew Barrett-Weiss
Chief of R.O.G.E.R.
Jack O'Laughlin

Jack has 20 years of experience in human capital management with nationally recognized success in the programs he helped build.  At Joffe, Jack aims to foster progressive employment practices that ensure high employee engagement and mission fulfillment. Jack has climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan twice but claims that the hillside in his backyard is harder to conquer!

Jack O'Laughlin
Chief of People and Operations
Felicia Gonsalez

Felicia leads Get CPR Done 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. Felicia is passionate about training and professional development. She has the real life field experience which translates into a unique dynamic that she loves to share in the classroom. Her biggest challenge yet is to find a way to tire out her kids by bedtime…

Felicia Gonsalez
Training Ninja, CPR Team Lead
Patrick Rosca

Patrick joined the Joffe team to help manage emergency response initiatives in the Bay Area. Working alongside military personnel around the globe has helped shape his commitment to being of service to others.  Patrick’s daily life struggle is tiring out his dog, a Vizsla named Chugo.

Patrick Rosca
National Director, School and Community Safety
Jeanne DiNovis

Jeanne comes to Joffe with a background in educational program management. She has worked over the years creating strong relationships with school communities in Los Angeles and looks forward to working with school safety programs throughout the region. Jeanne is a yoga enthusiast who loves practicing arm balances and has plans to become a certified yoga instructor in the near future.

Jeanne DiNovis
Senior Community Response Manager
Cole Christie

A Los Angeles native, Cole knows the community he serves well. In his role as a former EMT, he worked closely with the Los Angeles City Fire Department and discovered his love for emergency response. He has served as a leadership development facilitator working with groups from schools, companies, and nonprofits. As a Fulbright grant recipient, he spent a year doing leadership development as well as teaching in a secondary school. Now a member of the Joffe team, Cole brings excitement about emergency preparedness to schools and teachers.  

Cole Christie
Community Response Manager
Lauryn Goodtree

Lauryn hails from a background as an EMT in Israel, as well as a wildland firefighter. Her enthusiasm for disaster preparedness has most recently led her to focus on her own local community. She has a variety of volunteer positions including with Red Cross, Alexandria Fire Department, Medical Reserve Corps, Team Rubicon, and as a Family Preparedness coordinator for Volunteer Alexandria. Her training experience fuels her eagerness to strengthen her local schools, institutions, businesses, and families.

Lauryn Goodtree
Community Response Manager
Linda Venema

From a young age, Linda knew her passion was driven by helping others. It was the drive to serve that moved a small town Michigander west to study social work in Los Angeles, CA. After earning her Master of Social Work, Linda worked for a non-profit supporting homeless veterans for five years. She then joined the American Red Cross in the Disaster Cycle Services. Linda deployed to local house fires, hurricanes on the east coast, and California wildfires, and provided mutual aid to those first responders on the ground. When not in response mode, she was the lead on the recovery casework for her territory and taught community workshops on how the public can be prepared for local disasters. Linda brings her preparedness, response, and recovery background to schools she serves with Joffe.

Linda Venema
Community Response Manager
Dr. Shannon Wasley

Shannon comes to Joffe with over 20 years of combined experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, a CPR/AED/First Aid instructor, and a security professional. She has served in varying roles in an independent school for 16 years, most recently as the Director of Health, Safety, and Security, and is passionate about helping people help others through training. She holds a doctorate in Clinical Forensic Psychology and is currently an adjunct professor who teaches courses in threat assessment, family violence, and mental health law. Shannon also works in animal rescue in the Los Angeles area and has had over 90 foster dogs in her home, (though not all at the same time). Interestingly, while she has completed two full and two half-Los Angeles marathons, she still insists on finding the closest parking space to any store entrance when driving.

Dr. Shannon Wasley
Regional Response Consultant
Anthony

Doc develops new markets by using his Southern Charm and dashing good looks. He and his team of Area Ambassadors are responsible for sourcing, engaging, training and retaining the field teams throughout all of North America. In his spare (ha!) time, Doc raises a handful of rambunctious hounds and has opened his home to foster children in need of a stable, loving environment.

Anthony "Doc" Sowder
Co-Lead Event Safety Team
Darren Dale

Darren has worked in the healthcare field since becoming an ER tech at a level I trauma center in 1998. He's since worked both in an out of the hospital as an ER Tech, EMT, and Advanced EMT doing street EMS, standby EMS for 50k+ person events, and in the urgent care environment. He has a strong belief in preparation, training and continuing education, and has completed advanced training in Disaster Life Support & Medical Life Support. During a break from working in healthcare Darren worked as a writer and editor, and spent time as a photojournalist. He continues to write and edit today when he's not out on the water sailing or settled down with a good book. He is enrolled in Paramedic school.

Darren Dale
Co-Lead Event Safety Team
Tim Powers

With decades of experience in sales and advanced customer support, Tim combines a "do whatever you can for the client" mentality with the heart of a concerned parent. Growing up as the son of a middle school administrator gave him the first-hand experience at understanding the needs of schools, and he takes pride in being able to connect every school with the best option to keep students, staff, and the entire community safe.

Tim Powers
Safe Communities Ambassador
Chui Yeung

Chui brings her experience in international marketing and data analysis to the Joffe team. She manages Joffe's marketing platform while creating, optimizing, and analyzing campaigns. She is trilingual. She loves to read, cook and talk about her two cats.

Chui Yeung
Marketing Specialist
Cecile Garcia

Cecile comes from working in the entertainment industry in a variety of roles. Her experiences in studio finance, client services, and writing help her tackle operations for all the divisions of Joffe. She also enjoys editing the company newsletter and helping create and edit content for the marketing team. In her free time, she can be found traveling, visiting National Parks, snorkeling, and solving cryptic crosswords.

Cecile Garcia
Operations Manager
Kevin Kahn

An Eagle Scout and avid outdoor adventurer with a background in field event and production management, Kevin has often been key when advancing to new cities and sites for Avon Breast Cancer Walks, Tanqueray AIDS rides, high-profile shoots for MTV and Spike, and others. Because of Kevin's proven ability to work kindly with multiple team leaders to ensure successful transactions, his position at Joffe is to secure the same for Field Event and Fixed Venue clients.

Kevin Kahn
Field Events & Fixed Venues
Jessical Sorrels

Organization just comes naturally to Jessica.  With experience running the daily operations at a variety of large education programs over the last 10 years; finding systems and processes to better the experience for clients and coworkers alike has been her passion.  No really, Jessica loves spreadsheets.  And to-do lists.  And color coding everything.

Jessical Sorrels
Operations Specialist
Yoshi Wilson

Yoshi leads one of our school security teams as their Director of Security. Her day includes greeting students in the morning with warm and authentic enthusiasm, supporting pickup and dropoff, leading training and exercises for her team and the school itself, and responding to calls for service throughout the school community.

Yoshi's favorite animal is a miniature husky.

Yoshi Wilson
Director of Security, The Archer School for Girls
Joshua Effle-Hoy

Josh has been in the private security and EMS industries since he came home from the Army in early 1994. He is now a Qualified Manager through the CA Bureau of Security & Investigative Services and is a Certified Educator in Emergency Medical Services on the state and national levels. He brings his extensive background to his position as Manager of Security and Venue Safety at Joffe. Josh also graduated as a classically trained French Chef from the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu in 2008.

Joshua Effle-Hoy
Manager of Security & Venue Safety
Amanda Butch

Amanda is a UCLA graduate with a BS in biology, working her way towards becoming a Physician Assistant. She has a passion for science and medicine, which she brings to her position as a Health Aide for Joffe. She loves doing hot yoga and has a secret obsession with food documentaries. 

Amanda Butch
Health Coordinator
Jonathan Moran

From 2005-2011, Jonathan served as a Navy Corpsman (Medic) during the Iraq/Afghanistan war. After completion of his military contract, he pursued a career in medicine by obtaining his B.S. in Biology from UCLA. He began working in the EMS world as an EMT on an ambulance and as a Field EMT for Joffe events. Now, he brings those skills to his health coordinator position. He is also studying for the MCAT so he may one day be accepted into medical school and pursue his dream of becoming an emergency medicine doctor.

Jonathan Moran
Health Coordinator
Bobby Decker

After starting as one of Joffe’s security officers, Bobby now belongs to the marketing team. He enjoys finding the right turn of phrase and building relationships with schools and organizations across the country. As a sports enthusiast (some would say “nut”), his one wish is for an Atlanta sports team to win a championship. Bobby also hopes you will subscribe to our blog.

Bobby Decker
Operations Specialist & Content Ninja
Gabe Archibald

Gabe is an Area Ambassador in Denver, Colorado. He has been a paramedic for six years, working in multiple capacities: in-hospital, on a 911 ambulance, and at events. Gabe is focused on new market development, event management, and logistics. He is dedicated to keeping events safe and leading the event safety teams in his respective region.

Gabe Archibald
Area Ambassador
Kelly Brill

Kelly worked as a paramedic in the Kansas City area for over 10 years after graduating from the University of Iowa program. During her time as a paramedic, she also served as a field training officer. She brings her experience in the field to her work as an Area Ambassador for Joffe.

Kelly Brill
Area Ambassador
Maria Ramirez

Maria has worked as a campus officer for 16 years including assisting the gang unit and Irving Police Department near Dallas. She is currently a lead security officer at one of Joffe's schools. Her motto is "prevention is the key to success in security." Creating a safe and secure environment for her school campus is her priority.

Maria Ramirez
Lead Security Officer
Charlie

Arf.

"Charlie"
Company Friend

Meet Our Family
(In the Field)

Lino Garces
Lino Garces
Venue Safety Supervisor
John Luna
John Luna
Venue Safety Supervisor
Colin Svensson
Colin Svensson
Venue Safety Supervisor
Michael Vigil
Michael Vigil
Venue Safety Supervisor
Cameron Atkins
Cameron Atkins
Campus Safety Officer
Melissa Dixon
Melissa Dixon
Campus Safety Officer
Jazmine Falls
Jazmine Falls
Campus Safety Officer
Brian Franco
Brian Franco
Campus Safety Officer
Garrett Hollins
Garrett Hollins
Campus Safety Officer
Kyndal Holly
Kyndal Holly
Campus Safety Officer
Joshua James
Joshua James
Campus Safety Officer
April Johnson
April Johnson
Campus Safety Officer
Tye Perryman
Tye Perryman
Campus Safety Officer
Ruby Sanchez
Ruby Sanchez
Campus Safety Officer
Kayla Stella
Kayla Stella
Campus Safety Officer
Willie Walker
Willie Walker
Campus Safety Officer
Ian Ager
Ian Ager
EMT Responder
Daniela Alonso
Daniela Alonso
EMT Responder
Victor Alvarez
Victor Alvarez
EMT Responder
Jimmy Ambriz
Jimmy Ambriz
EMT Responder
Martin Anguiano
Martin Anguiano
EMT Responder
Louie Arreola, Jr.
Louie Arreola, Jr.
EMT Responder
Johanna Carrillo
Johanna Carrillo
EMT Responder
Ralph Castillo
Ralph Castillo
EMT Responder
Timothy Colunga
Timothy Colunga
EMT Responder
Jon Corey
Jon Corey
EMT Responder
Santiago Delgado
Santiago Delgado
EMT Responder
Corey Ellison
Corey Ellison
EMT Responder
Elizabeth Flores-Mendoza
Elizabeth Flores-Mendoza
EMT Responder
Joey Galdamez
Joey Galdamez
EMT Responder
Rommel Ganay
Rommel Ganay
EMT Responder
Maria Gonzalez
Maria Gonzalez
EMT Responder
Roman Gonzalez
Roman Gonzalez
EMT Responder
Ivan Gutierrez
Ivan Gutierrez
EMT Responder
Jose Gutierrez
Jose Gutierrez
EMT Responder
Roberto Hernandez
Roberto Hernandez
EMT Responder
Morgan Joeck
Morgan Joeck
EMT Responder
Deepti Madan
Deepti Madan
EMT Responder
Bryan Martinez
Bryan Martinez
EMT Responder
Cindy Mendez
Cindy Mendez
EMT Responder
David Monzon
David Monzon
EMT Responder
Art Morales
Art Morales
EMT Responder
Ernie Navarette
Ernie Navarette
EMT Responder
Cesar Ortiz
Cesar Ortiz
EMT Responder
Danny Ortiz
Danny Ortiz
EMT Responder
Ana Pablo
Ana Pablo
EMT Responder
Giovanni Pablo
Giovanni Pablo
EMT Responder
Sebastian Penuela
Sebastian Penuela
EMT Responder
Raul Quiroz
Raul Quiroz
EMT Responder
Sarah Reza
Sarah Reza
EMT Responder
Jesus Rocha
Jesus Rocha
EMT Responder
Amber Romero
Amber Romero
EMT Responder
Oscar Romero
Oscar Romero
EMT Responder
Melissa Russell
Melissa Russell
EMT Responder
Octavio Ruvalcaba
Octavio Ruvalcaba
EMT Responder
Josie Solis
Josie Solis
EMT Responder
Mackenzie Taylor
Mackenzie Taylor
EMT Responder
Karla Torres
Karla Torres
EMT Responder
Michael Vasquez
Michael Vasquez
EMT Responder
Mario Velasquez
Mario Velasquez
EMT Responder

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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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