President & CEO
Mindi has been a providing patient care in a pre-hospital setting for over 15 years. While serving as the Director of Training at large commercial ambulance service, Mindi found her passion; teaching others. Quickly she became an Instructor in all of the American Heart Association's courses (BLS, ACLS, PALS) as well as brought new programs to her EMS colleagues. In 2004 Mindi was recognized as the MLREMS Educator of the Year, an award given by her peers.
Currently, Mindi is the President & CEO of J & M Affiliated Business, Inc., parent company of Upstate NY Life Support Training. She has been appointed as ACLS Regional Faculty and PALS Regional Faculty by the American Heart Association ECC Committee. She is the former ALS coordinator at the University of Rochesters ECC office, having served as course coordinator for the ACLS and PALS programs. She is also a Board Member for the Society of Total Emergency Programs (STEP) as well as a practicing EMS provider.
Joe is a Paramedic and an American Heart Association ACLS and BLSHCP instructor for Upstate NY Life Support Training. He also represents and distributes software for emsCharts, Inc. His training experience includes instructing thousands of healthcare providers and numerous Fire/EMS agencies throughout the United States.
My name is Laurie King and in 1996, after a very serious accident in front of my home, I decided to join the Chili Fire Dept. Ambulance. While I had been trained in CPR since high school, I wanted to know how to do more to help people. I became an EMT in January 1997 and held the offices of Lieutenant, Captain and Battalion Chief of the Chili Ambulance over my 14 years as a member there.
In 2004, I became a Certified Lab Instructor and began teaching the lab skills for the EMT classes through MCC. I also decided to become a CPR instructor and began teaching classes for the ambulance and fire department. Later, I would contract teach for several different agencies, including UNYLST.
Also in 2004, I became a certified Child Passenger Safety technician and started a car seat check station at the Chili Ambulance and assisted Gates Ambulance with their check events.
It wasn’t until 2005 that I decided to further my EMT training to an Intermediate level. With this, I needed to join an agency that provided advanced services. I began volunteering for the Gates Ambulance Service until being hired part time in 2006. But this wasn’t enough. I wanted to do more to help my patients and made the decision to become a paramedic.
After 18 months of intense training and 17 years of home day care, I became a full time paramedic with the Gates Ambulance where I remain employed currently and am in charge of their car seat program.
Tommy completed his BSN from SUNY Brockport and currently works for Monroe County corrections facilities as a psychiatric RN. Prior to healthcare, he worked at Apple, Inc. for many years.
I have worked for Upstate NY Life Support Training for almost 2 years. I graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelors degree in Cell and Developmental Biology. I have been certified as a NYS EMT-B for 5 years and currently work full-time for Monroe Ambulance in Rochester, NY. Starting August 2015, I will be attending SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY for medical school.
My name is Markijan Lylak, I am a career firefighter/emt basic at the Ridge Road Fire District. I have grown up in the Rochester area and began teaching CPR with the intention to fortify my personal emergency health care skills for work. I enjoy sharing my experiences and knowledge through teaching with Upstate New York Life Support Training.