APT Instructors

Michelle Hale

Michelle Hale

Michelle is our trainer in Show Low. She has lived in the White Mountains her entire life. She has been a District Director and worked for DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities). As for training,she has been teaching for the past 17 years including Article 9, CPR/FA, Prevention and Support, Med Administration, Incident Reporting, and more. She loves spending time outside with her grandchildren.

Berenisse Molinar-ortiz

Berenisse Molinar-ortiz

Berenisse is a bilingual trainer for APT. She has been a caregiver for over two years and is studying to be a phlebotomist. Berenisse teaches DCW (all modules), CPR/FA, and Article 9.

Alex Parker

Alex is our trainer in Tucson. She has been training for over 5 years and teaches classes in both English and Spanish. Alex is excited to be a part of the APT team!

Janet Rankin

Janet Rankin

Janet retired from a 40 year career in corporate training , customer service and management in 2016. She has experience in Alzheimer's disease patient care. She is passionate about using her experience to teach and help others and is thrilled to be a part of the APT training team!

Annette Reyes

Annette Reyes

Annette has been a trainer for 8 years and teaches classes in both Spanish and English. She has been working in the field for about 16+ years. Annette has also Supervised DTS, DTT, DTA, AND HCBS programs. She brings in her knowledge and experience to her classes.

Jennifer Martinek

Jennifer Martinek

Jennifer has been a habilitation and respite provider since 2009.  She is a registered dietitian and has worked for Maricopa County Department of Public Health as a registered dietician and a community nutrition educator.  Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition-Dietetics from Arizona State University and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Leadership at Grand Canyon University.  Jennifer will be teaching article 9, CPR/FA, DCW, and CEU’s for APT.

Chisom Amete

Chisom Amete

Chisom currently works as a respite and attendant care caregiver with a home health agency. She is originally from the Bay Area in California but moved to Arizona in order to pursue a bachelor's of science in nursing at Chamberlain University. Chisom has love for teaching and has around three years of experience with private tutoring as well as experience volunteering for non profit organizations that provide tutoring and homework help to struggling students. She enjoys passing knowledge onto others and believes that she can learn just as much from the student as they can learn from her.  

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez

Sara Ramirez is a Native Tucsonan and a graduate from both the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Human and Child Development, with a masters in Educational Leadership.  She has over 10 years experience in working in the education system from elementary, middle and high school.  She will be teaching the English and Spanish classes for the Tucson location.  When she isn’t working, she and her husband are very busy with their 7 year old twins. 

Anna Moraga

Anna Moraga was born and raised in Tucson and a very proud graduate from the University of Arizona.  She loves working with children.  She has over 5 years experience as an educator in grades 2 thru 12 to which she has worked with children with learning disabilities as well as with children with developmental disabilities.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish.  She will be working for APT at our Tucson location, teaching in both English and Spanish.  She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her husband and 2 children. 

Kellie Jaggard

Kellie Jaggard

Kellie is certified to train Article 9, CPR/AED/FA, DCW Fundamentals and Developmental Disabilities. She has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for the last 5 years and previously in the mental health field. Kellie has lived in the West Valley for 13 years. She is married, has 4 children, and 3 beautiful granddaughters. In her free time she enjoys movies, spending time with family and friends and playing with her puppies.

Sharon Caimitte

Sharon Caimitte

Sharon (known to many as Shae) is a Paramedic with over 12 years of experience teaching CPR and First Aid. Shae's background includes many Philanthropic endeavors, including active participation as an advocate for kids born with rare congenital diseases with NORD and other International Organizations. She also owns her own training center in multiple states, teaching lifesaving courses to businesses and their staff.

 

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Dolores Delgado

Cathy Holder

Cathy Holder

Cathy is a certified trainer, teacher, and nutrition consultant. ASU is her Alma mater where she earned a BA in Education with an emphasis in Learning and Emotional Disabilities.  During her career she worked in Behavior Heath supporting individuals with nutrition, diagnosis understanding and coping skills. Although she comes with decades of teaching experience in a variety of venues, she feels that her passion to guide, help and encourage others on their journey is her life goal.  Recently her and her family moved to Prescott to enjoy its beautiful surroundings and outdoor lifestyle. Cathy will be a trainer for both the Prescott Center as well as Cottonwood.

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Janet Rankin

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Dr. Lori Wieters

MBA, PhD, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist

Dr. Wieters has more than 15 years of training, leadership development, and organizational change expertise working in a variety of industries. As an I/O Psychologist, Dr. Wieters specializes in diagnosing human behaviors that are creating complexity in our current workplaces. Workplaces come in many varieties, in offices, homes, and on-the-go. Work is happening everywhere, hence, the potential for human interaction, misunderstanding, and conflict is greater now than ever. Dr. Wieters provides a holistic approach to human performance in the workplace, wherever the workplace may be located.

Dr. Derrick Tennial

Ed.D

Dr. Derrick Tennial is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. Dr. Tennial has presented throughout the United States on topics such as cultural diversity in education and HIV/AIDS and issues of identity and sexuality. He has published four books and contributed to numerous magazines, blogs, and other books. Dr. Tennial is an esteemed faculty member at Grand Canyon University in the College of Doctoral Studies.

Dr. Jennifer Bjerke

Ph.D.

Dr. Bjerke is a seasoned mental health professional who has been working in the field of counseling since 1999. She is a licensed professional counselor whose specialties include crisis and trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adolescent issues and family concerns. Jennifer is also a professor of counseling and an instructional mentor at Liberty University. Her educational background includes a MA in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in Counseling Studies from Capella University.

Dr. Lindsay Perez

Ph.D.

Dr. Perez holds a M.A. in Special Education and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her special education experience includes everything from classroom teacher to School Director. She has designed programs and services for students diagnosed with autism. She has created and implemented educator training programs statewide, which have been reviewed and requested by outside agencies for use in their programs. In addition, Dr. Perez is an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University.

Kim Jones

RN

Kim has over thirty-five years of healthcare experience, as a licensed Registered Nurse in acute care specializing in emergency services and disaster preparedness leadership. She also teaches at Texas A&M University.

Carol L. Ketchum

MC, LPC

Carol is a licensed professional counselor who has been in private practice for more than 20 years. Her practice is with adults only and she specializes in grief and loss. For more than 14 years she also led divorce and grief recovery groups. She has an undergraduate and master’s degree and is licensed to practice counseling in Arizona. She is married, has two adult children, and five precious grandchildren.

  • Angela

    The Article 9 training was excellent. The instructor answered all questions, was informative, and made it fun as well. There was a wealth of information that was covered in the three hour course. Location was good and easy to find.
  • Paul Edwards

    I have done all my trainings with APT. The classes are fun and I learn so much. So much better than other companies I've used in the past.
  • Robin W.

    This was my first class but the instructor was fun and very knowledgeable on the subject. I feel so much more informed how to do my job.
  • Ron

    Better application and specific information than I have ever had. The instructor was amazing- and kept people engaged. Best CPR and First Aid class I have ever taken. Thank you, Jason. You are a great instructor!
  • Sue

    The content and presentation was useful, practical, and up-to-date. SUPERIOR training! I learned so much. Congrats on a job well done.
  • Jean

    I attended Article 9 training in Show Low. The trainer was Michelle Hale. She was absolutely awesome! That was THE BEST Arion/DDD/DES training I've had in many years! She clearly explained and answered all my questions. Since I provide care for my grandson, I felt that many of the rules did not really apply but the way Michelle explained them, I have changed my mind...not only how they may pertain to my grandson but in helping to understanding other DDD members and providers as well. Thank you so much!
  • Susan

    I was extremely satisfied with the trainer, Annette, and the class as an overall. Very informative.
  • Fabiola

    The class was great our instructor was wonderful she explained in a way that we all understand and give us great examples. I had a great experience
  • Mary

    Amanda did an amazing job at making this training appropriate to providers we support. I have taken many trainings and I am very impressed.
  • Scott

    My training was interactive, informative, and interesting due to the trainer’s approach.
  • Kevin

    Recently, my wife and I took Prevention and Support. The instructor was amazing and we really learned a lot. We love taking classes through APT and we are looking forward to taking more!
  • Amy

    I have taken many CPR classes and Duane is the best CPR instructor I have even had. He made the class interesting with his presentation & stories. He kept me focused on the material & made me feel confident about using life saving skills to help someone. Thank you Duane and APT for such great classes!
  • Erica

    I took an article 9 course on Sunday 9/30 at the central phoenix location. The class and instructor were both great! I have enjoyed getting all my certifications with APT. After moving here from Ohio and having to obtain new and different certifications and also renew older ones, APT made it all such an easy process and really took the stress out of it for me. I will absolutely be a returning customer with any certifications I need in the future! Thanks APT!
  • Angela

    The Article 9 training was excellent. The instructor answered all questions, was informative, and made it fun as well. There was a wealth of information that was covered in the three hour course. Location was good and easy to find.

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8521 E Florentine Rd, Suite B, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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