APT Instructors

    • Alison Pattison Instructor

      Alison Pattison, Ed.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Arizona Provider Training (APT).

    • Ana Velez Instructor

      Ana Velez is a native of Tucson, AZ and an Arizona Wildcat through and through. Ana completed her Bachelor’s degree in Speech & Hearing Science with a minor in Spanish; Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Audiology and completed all Ph.D. coursework in School Psychology with a minor in Counseling. Ana began teaching Article 9 for Arizona Provider Training in 2023 and loves it!

    • Angelina Munoz Instructor

      Angelina Munoz is from Phoenix, Arizona. I am a mother of four and Nana to One grandbaby who is Five years old. I been in the childcare field for 13 years teaching Preschool ages 3-5. I have also been a provider for children with disabilities. I teach DCW, CPR/FA, and Preventing Abuse Neglect and Exploitation. In my free time I like to do yoga and spend time with my family.

    • April Miles Instructor

    • Berenisse Molinar Ortiz Instructor

      Berenisse Molinar was born and raised in Glendale, AZ. She has provided ECH (Habilitation, Early Childhood Autism Specialized), Habilitation, Attendant Care, and Respite since 2015. She became a trainer in 2017, teaching Article 9, CPR/First Aid, and all modules of DCW. She is a bilingual trainer but primarily teaches in Spanish. Berenisse is a trainer at Central, Goodyear, Deer Valley and Chandler. She enjoys helping, interacting and teaching people.

    • Caitlin Sanchez Instructor

      Caitlin Sanchez is currently working on her bachelor's of nursing through GCU. She is very excited to graduate in 2023! But is totally ready to hit the hospital running. Previously worked as an EMT and she is ready to get back into the ER after graduating. If you see her in a long sleeve and pants it is probably because she has not updated her wardrobe after moving here from Colorado. But don't be alarmed by the numerous cups of coffee on her desk, regardless of the day, she is probably just recovering from late night's studying. Caitlin is teaching CPR/AED Basic First Aid, DCW and Article 9. She is looking forward to seeing you in class!

    • Cintya Arcos Instructor

      Cintya is a graduate of California State University of Long Beach. She graduated with her B.S., in Family and Consumer Sciences in 2018 and has been working with children and adults with Developmental Disabilities for the past 2 years. Cintya is a certified instructor in the state of Arizona and can teach; Article 9, CPR/First Aid and Direct Care Worker courses and Prevention of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation to any individual(s) who are interested in becoming caregivers for children and adults with Developmental Disabilities. Her Passion is advocating for what’s right, and to help create a world where others do the right thing as well. This is her second year at APT and she hopes for a fulfilling career in higher education. She is looking forward building lifetime relationships with students, families, and staff.

    • Dolores Delgado Instructor

    • Gustavo Armendariz Instructor

    • John Thompson Instructor

      John Thompson is one of our instructors at APT who has an extensive background in Mental and Behavioral health. He has worked in group home settings with youth, teenagers and young adults as well as in hospital and residential settings. He served as a case manager for the severely mentally ill population and currently a Program Director who oversees DDD group Homes. For the last 7 years he has been learning about DDD services and becoming a certified instructor to teach Article 9, Prevention and Support and First Aid & Cpr. John's experience helps with his teaching in the classroom. He can connect with all students, and He always finds ways to make the class experience fun and entertaining

    • Josh Walker Instructor

    • Lisa Silva Instructor

      Lisa is a proud native Arizonan and graduate of ASU. She has a BA in Special Education and a Masters in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis). Lisa has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 20 years. Her experience as a habilitation provider and direct care worker, special education teacher 15 years, and currently as a Director of Programs for a non-profit for adult services, will assist her when teaching Article 9, DCW, CPR/First Aid, and Preventing Abuse and Neglect for APT.

    • Lorenzo Brown Instructor

    • Malorie Elsner Instructor

    • Melissa Paul Instructor

      Melissa graduated from ASU with a BA in Communication and a minor in Business. She worked for the American Cancer Society and Sun Health Community Education before becoming a CPR/First Aid instructor in 2008. Melissa has been with APT since September 2022.

    • Michelle Hale Instructor

      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.

    • Michelle VanderPloeg Instructor

    • Monica Martinek Instructor

      Monica Martinek has been a CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor since 2013. She graduated from ASU with a Bachelors in Science in Kinesiology and a Masters in Leadership and Management with a concentration in Sports Management from ESU. Monica has a passion for teaching, so you will have a great time learning in her classes whether this is your first or fiftieth CPR class.

    • Myra Shabazz Instructor

    • Stephanie Brown Instructor

      Stephanie Brown was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She has been a trainer for many years. She is also a state lead trainer for Article 9 and Prevention and Support. Stephanie is also a licensed Registered Behavior Technician. Stephanie is a wife of over 20 years, a mom of 6, a Nana of 3 grandbabies, and she loves spending time with them! Stephanie teaches Article 9, Prevention and Support, CPR, First Aid, and Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect.

      Stephanie is also our Director of Instruction.

    • Terry Anderson Instructor

      Terry moved to North Phoenix in 2020 from NW Minnesota where he managed the Ambulance Service and taught EMS, CPR, FIRST AID as well as worked as an EMT for over 26 years. Terry also was Chairman of the Board for 9 years with Greater NW EMS which supported and taught EMS to local Fire, Ambulance, and Law Enforcement in the surrounding 13 counties. Terry loves to teach from experience. He has 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren that he loves to spend time with. Terry teaches CPR/AED, FIRST AID, Recognizing Abuse and Neglect, and DCW testing for APT.

    • Yttzha Moreno Instructor

      Yttzha Moreno was born and raised in Douglas, Az. She has been a bilingual trainer since January 2022, teaching DCW(all modules), CPR, First Aid. She enjoyed working as an ATC, habilitation, and respite provider for 4 years. Another love of Yttzha's is makeup. She has been a Makeup Artist since 2019. Yttzha is a wife and a mom of 1 and loves spending time with her family.

APT Training Locations

  • Central Phoenix Training Center

    4205 N 7th Ave. #207, Phoenix , Arizona, 85013

    We have 41 courses at this location!

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  • Chandler Training Center

    3200 N. Dobson Rd, Suite F7, Chandler , Arizona, 85224

    We have 48 courses at this location!

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  • Deer Valley Training Center

    21644 N. 9th Avenue, Suite 104, Phoenix , Arizona, 85027

    We have 22 courses at this location!

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  • Goodyear Training Center

    3690 South Estrella Parkway, Suite #107, Goodyear , Arizona, 85338

    We have 34 courses at this location!

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  • Offsite

    TBD, Phoenix , Arizona, 85001

    We have 0 courses at this location!

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  • Show Low Training Center

    151 N. White Mountain Road Suite H, Show Low , Arizona, 85901

    We have 30 courses at this location!

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  • Thunderbird Training Center

    5830 W Thunderbird Rd, Suite B12, Glendale , Arizona, 85306

    We have 26 courses at this location!

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  • Tucson Training Center

    945 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson , Arizona, 85711

    We have 37 courses at this location!

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What Our Providers Say About Us

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.

Angela

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.

Paul Edwards

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.

Robin W.

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!

Ron

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

Sue

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!

Jean

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

Susan

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

Fabiola

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

Mary

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

Scott

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!

Kevin

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!

Amy

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!

Erica

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.

Angela

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