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Metro CPR is committed to training ordinary individuals to become extraordinary life savers. We serve the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Our certified instructors will provide learning in a way that guarantees that every student completes their certification.

Instructor Bios

Monica D. Livingston

Monica D. Livingston is the Director of Education and Head Instructor for Metropolitan CPR Training Academy. Monica is an educator, retired professional athlete, motivational speaker and the leader of the most engaging CPR training company on the East Coast. If you want to learn and laugh, Monica is your instructor. She was named COMCAST SportsNet Funniest Sports Celebrity in Washington - Champion in 2005 and runner-up in 2008.Monica had had several guest appearances on local radio and TV. She is also widely known for her work educating parents and teachers on ADHD and was featured in The Washington Post’s OnBeing web series discussing how many children feel experiencing ADHD in the classroom. She has led many workshops and seminars on ADHD, Classroom Management and Behavior Modification Techniques throughout the Metropolitan area. Monica is passionate about helping youth as evident from her work as Executive Director of The Empowering Center in Washington, DC. The Center provides assistance in academic remediation, career readiness, counseling and life skills training for at-risk youth. In addition to this work Monica has started a campaign to certify 5,000 individuals at no charge. These individuals are trying to re-enter the workforce, are battling poverty and cannot afford the certification. Many of these individuals are unable to gain or begin employment until they are certified.These classes are made possible through the community partnership and sponsorship program that Monica spearheads. She is a dynamic presenter, accomplished athlete, charismatic educator and a sensible choice for your next training class. You can reach Monica directly at the corporate office 202-349-5869. In addition Monica is the color analyst for the DC Divas Womens Professional Tackle Football Team and a speaker with the Maryland Scholars Speaker Bureau as I member of the Maryland Roundtable For Education.

Manny Freeman

Manju Freeman is a native Washington who received his Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology & Anthropology from Towson State University. As a Towson Tiger Manju competed in track and field. He was also a contributing member of the Towson soccer Team. Manju became interested in CPR and First Aid after realizing that an alarming number of his family members had suffered heart attacks. That very personal goal, further lead him to not only becoming certified, it led him to The Instructor Development Class. When he is not teaching he spends his time building his non-profit tutoring and mentoring company, Freeman Youth Services. Freeman Youth Services has assisted hundreds of court appointed youth turn their academic careers around. You can schedule your training with Manju by calling the Instructor Line at 703-232-1655 ext. 1

Melissa Upperman.

Melissa Upperman is an energetic instructor who brings years of medical experience to all of her classes having previously worked in the Ophthalmology field and at the Georgetown Center for Eye Sight. She is a business owner and entrepreneur who has successfully balanced raising 4 children while cultivating her business endeavors. Her specialty is Pediatric CPR and First Aid. You will not be disappointed with this Instructor. To schedule training with Melissa Upperman call the Instructor Line (703) 232-1655 and dial extension 2.

Tim Korab

Tim has worked in the Juvenile Justice system and has earned a BA in Psychology from WVU. Instructor Korab believes that all lives are valuable and that every individual should be equipped with the skills to assist others in any time of need. Tim volunteers his free time at soup kitchens-aiding the indigent- and uses his own financial resources to better his community. During his employment with the CHINS offender program Tim was recognized for thwarting the attempted suicide of a 12-year-old child. He was further recognized for assisting in the advancement of the G.E.D program in the juvenile detention center.

Tim would be more than happy to discuss training options with you and your staff. Please call the Instructor line to reach Tim at 703-232-1655 ext. 4.

Charmane Parker

Charmane Hamilton graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing. After graduating she sought a career in working as a contractor with FPS doing physical security full-time while doing make-up part time. She then realized that she loved interacting with people and the community and wanted to give back by mentoring youth. She also decided to expand her talent with makeup by becoming a skin care specialist and taking classes at the AVEDA Institute where she was able to practice esthetics. Charmane is now a full-time make up artist and often gives back by teaching CPR and First Aid with her husband. 

Derrick Hamilton

Derrick is a Security Professional and a Armed Services Veteran enjoys sports and is excited to help you keep your family safe.

Abby Talabi

Abby is Attorney and Teacher who hails originally from Lagos Nigeria. Abby enjoys singing (which you just might hear during one of her classes) sports and swimming. As a classroom teacher she is a perfect choice for your next CPR Class.

Sunmoluwa Hamilton

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Salako K.

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Lauren Huntt-Hall

Lauren is the owner of NOT JUST ANOTHER DAYCARE in Waldorf Maryland. She is also the treasurer for the Calvert County Daycare License Board and a leader in her field. Lauren enjoys sharing her talents with local day care agencies and is also is the Director of our babysitting certification program. This is the perfect certification for a young teenager who wants to earn extra cash and prove to Parents that they can keep children safe!

Lisa Horton

Lisa Horton is the Executive Director of the YMCA of Washington DC. She is a superstar quarterback with the Women’s Professional Tackle Football Team the Pittsburgh Passion.

Robert Burke

Robbie is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary a passionate diver and animal lover.

Classes are offered day, evening, weekdays and weekends 7 days a week!

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