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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 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.

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, and DCW.
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.
Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

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. In 2019, she completed her RBT courses, and is now 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, Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect, CPI, and BLS CPR/FA.

Stephanie is also our Director of Instruction.

Breya Brown

Breya Brown

Breya is currently attending Western New Mexico University and majoring in Kinesiology. She works with all the sports teams on and off the field. She is a Mommy to her son and loves spending time with him and her family. Breya teaches Article 9, CPR/AED Basic First Aid, BLS CPR/FA and Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect.
Monica Martinek

Monica Martinek

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.
Cintya Arcos

Cintya Arcos

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.

Josh Walker

Anthony Brown

Terry Anderson

Terry Anderson

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

Yttzha Moreno

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.
Cindhy Cabrera

Cindhy Cabrera

Cindhy Cabrera was born and raised in Mexico. Cindhy’s background is being a childcare director, preschool teacher, paraprofessional at elementary schools, supervisor at inpatient behavioral health facilities, behavioral health respite coordinator, and SpED self-contained classroom teacher’s assistant. Cindhy is currently a trainer for APT and teaches CPR & First Aid, Preventing Abuse & Neglect, and Direct Care Worker courses. Cindhy is a wife and a mother of two. Cindhy loves baking with her family during her spare time.

Crystal Hale

Annaly Garcia-Barreto

Annaly Garcia-Barreto

Annaly Garcia was born and raised in California and moved to Arizona with family. Annaly enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She has worked as a camp counselor, and a counselor in a youth shelter. She loves helping people and is excited to meet you in one of her classes. Annaly teaches in both English and Spanish.

Lorenzo Brown

APT Course Consultants, Contributors, and Authors

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.

Our Locations

Central Phoenix Training Center

1500 E. Thomas Road Suite 105 Phoenix, AZ 85014

If you are heading East on 16th Street, our center is on the north side of Thomas Road. It would be best if you headed to the back parking lot. We are the first door on the right-hand side, suite 105.

We have 167 courses at this location!
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Central Phoenix Training Center

Chandler Training Center

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

You are looking for Suite 7, which is best found off North of Elliot and the west side of Dobson Road.

We have 154 courses at this location!
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Chandler Training Center

Show Low Training Center

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

If you are on 260 east, you turn on Deuce of Clubs and go west to White Mountain Road. Then go North; our building is on the left-hand side, Suite H.

We have 78 courses at this location!
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Show Low Training Center

Tucson Training Center

945 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711

(Located at the Scott Pattison American Family Agency Building)

We have 86 courses at this location!
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Tucson Training Center

Deer Valley Training Center

21423 N 11th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

We have 128 courses at this location!
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Deer Valley Training Center

Goodyear Training Center

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

If you are on Estrella Parkway North, you can head to MC85 on Elwood Street. We are on the southwest corner, suite 107.

We have 23 courses at this location!
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Goodyear Training Center

Anthem Training Center - Skills Only

Inside Anthem Chamber of Commerce 3715 W Anthem Way, Suite 110, Anthem AZ 85086
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Anthem Training Center - Skills Only

Arrowhead Training Center

18001 N 79th Ave, Suite E73 Glendale 85309
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Arrowhead Training Center

480-322-1149
480-322-1149