She has worked with families as a doula, as a childbirth educator, as a breast feeding consultant and as a parenting educator since 1996. After completing her medical training in the emergency care field she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR in 2002. She lives in Forest Hills with her son named Zen, her personal chef/partner named Geoff, and her three dogs. Vanessa is a certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula,Certified Midwifery Assistant, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor, Child Passenger Safety Technician and a Certified Lactation Counselor.
Geoff Gohacki, Manager and Instructor
Geoff has been a professional chef and teacher for over 15 years and first became interested in emergency response after preforming first aid on one of his students. Geoff has two young boys who like to live on the wild side. Because of this, Geoff has focused on child safety and responding to emergencies involving children. A student before a teacher, Geoff is constantly researching and learning the newest techniques in CPR, AED, First Aid and Child Passenger Safety. Geoff is an American Heart Association BLS Instructor and an American Red Cross certified instructor of CPR, AED, and First Aid. He is also a nationally certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.