Meet The UConn Rescue Instructor Team

UConn Rescue has a team of 20 American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) instructors and 17 Stop the Bleed instructors.  We work hard to consistently offer the highest-quality, most accessible and affordable classes to the University of Connecticut community.  

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors:

** Alumni Instructor

^Joined Team in Spring 2020

Stop the Bleed Instructors:

Ajitha Chivukula

Michael Kosover

Sandhya Sanapala

Andrew Tsao

Pascal Preudhomme

Anthony Berardo^

Coral Rae Tommervik^

Brianna Mastroianni^

Abigail Wiersma^

Michael Alexander Nogaj^

Emily Perna^

Nick Zeleny**

Jonathan Huzil**

Justin Pedneault**

Mitali Banerjee**

Jaelle Hersey**

Justin You**

** Alumni Instructor

^ Joined Fall 2020

Ajitha Chivukula

Jillian Fernandes

Sophia Quintana

Maribella Sousa

Grace Azzara

Samantha Ballas

Julia Chrostowski

Olivia Babick

Abigail Andrade^

Michael Kosover^

Andrew Tsao^

Christopher Thompson^

Emily Blackburn^

Jessica Daley^

Nick Zeleny**

Jonathan Huzil**

Justin Pedneault**

Mitali Banerjee**

Jaelle Hersey**

Justin You**

AHA Training Site Coordinator

Hello everyone.  I'm Justin and I've been a part of UConn Rescue since 2015 just after it was founded.  I am responsible for the creation of the training program.  I have been working in EMS since I was 14 years old and I love teaching and working with our instructor team.  I now serve as the Training Site Coordinator from the American Heart Association, overseeing all training compliance at UConn Rescue.  I graduated from UConn in May of 2019 and I have been working since August 2019 as a Registered Nurse in the Medical ICU at Hartford Hospital.