Beth has a bachelor’s degree in both Community Health Education and Nursing. She previously worked in the CHI Health System for 9 years as a labor and delivery nurse. Beth was a first aid and CPR instructor for 4 years. In addition to nursing, Beth developed patient education videos for the UNMC Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
As a trained health educator, Beth brings extensive safety and wellness knowledge to the team and is an integral part of providing quality instruction. As a youth, she was a high level swimmer placing in state in 8 individual and relay events, earning 8 All-American times and helped set 4 state records in relays (2 of those records are still standing). She also attended Kansas University and, later, University of Nebraska Omaha in swimming scholarships.
James brings 15 years of safety training experience to Heartland Safety and Wellness. Since 1998, he has certified over 10,000 people in first aid and CPR. As a former EMT he brings real world experience to students. Prior to Heartland Safety and Wellness, James was the Training and Education Manager for the American Red Cross-Heartland Chapter. In his tenure from 2006-2009 James developed a CPR program and cost analysis model adopted by the American National Red Cross.
A native of Omaha, he is a graduate of Westside High School and Bellevue University, majoring in Business Administration. He is currently working on an MBA with a scheduled completion date in 2013. In addition to Heartland Safety and Wellness, James works in operations for the family businesses and is an Investment Advisor Representative with Russ Kaplan Investments.
In 2008, James was co-chair of the pool operations committee for the U.S. Olympic Trails-Swimming where he recruited and managed lifeguards for the event. In 2012, he will take on the same role as part of the athletic services committee.