Safety Matters Certified Training, LLC
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American Heart Association Certifications are Accepted at All Hospitals and Medical Professions

About Us

Pat  McQuillen. RN, MS.

Pat has a long history with the American Heart Association.  Spanning 30-plus years and including as Regional Faculty, Community Training Center Coordinator, and always as an instructor. Pat’s nursing career started with a direction toward rural acute care in Crescent City, CA. and an emphasis began to develop on emergency cardiovascular care, risk reduction and disease management as she was involved with emergency air transport of critical patients to hospitals nearby with more expansive medical services. Teaching is inherent in being a nurse.  Teaching has now become a primary career focus for Pat, as she currently teaches full time for the Cuesta College LVN program. Pat’s educational background includes:  Master of Science – Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science – Physical Education, Associate of Science – Nursing.

Tiffany Little

Tiffany is a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) with over 7 year experience.  She has worked in Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Pulmonary. Tiffany was the Director of the Medical Assisting Program for an Anthem College in Beaverton, OR. At Anthem College, she developed curriculum, evaluated program standards and served as the CPR Training Center Coordinator for the entire campus. Tiffany has been teaching CPR for over 4 years for medical professionals in the community. Teaching CPR has become an important part of her life and she is focused on helping the community learn the lifesaving skills of CPR and use of an AED.  Tiffany’s teaching style empowers her students to be able to take action to help others and their family members. It’s her personal goal to teach as many people as possible so that hopefully one day her efforts help to reduce the number of fatalities from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

"Thank you, Justin, for an excellent training session for our Laguna Blanca faculty and staff.  Your presentation was informative, responsive, enjoyable, and perfectly paced.  You left no one behind and you answered every question clearly and effectively.  Your teaching was outstanding". – Durward Brandis, Head of Middle School

Justin Haagen is owner of Safety Matters.

 Safety Matters Certified Training has lots of experience and expertise. Justin’s back ground and education is in Social Work.  She earned a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Marywood College in Pennsylvania.  Justin spent part of her career working as a Crisis Counselor and Court Advocate with survivors of Domestic Violence.  After several years of Social Work, Justin turned her career to business. She has spent many years in business management, marketing, sales and service.  Her business management background includes serving several times as a General Manager as well as Director of Sales and Marketing.  She has held positions in banking, retail management, disaster restoration and response and has been licensed for securities and insurance sales.
Justin holds instruction certifications from the American Safety & Health Institute, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and First Safety Institute.  Justin is also a C.E.R.T. instructor for the  city of Santa Barbara Fire Department. She is a member of Santa Barbara  C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team, a lay emergency responder team.)  Justin is also a Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness trainer and conducts business and individual disaster preparedness workshops. She holds an OSHA 24 Hour Hazardous and Safety certificate.
Justin Haagen

Justin has been involved in Disaster Preparedness for over 8 years and she is a CERT Instructor for the City of Santa Barbara Fire Department and a member of Santa Barbara C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team, a lay emergency responder team.)  She is also a Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness trainer and conducts business and individual disaster preparedness workshops. She is OSHA 24 Hour Hazardous and Safety certified, as well as a Hazardous Material Certified First Responder. Justin is involved in the community. She volunteers and serves as an Executive Committee member of Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER). She is also on the Board of the Association of Senior Care. Justin is also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance .

She is married to Ken and they have a son. Justin and her family resides in Santa Barbara.

Cathy Wright
Cathy began her teaching career when she became a new mom.  As a volunteer for Postpartum Education for Parents, she taught a Baby Basic class to expectant parents leading them through bathing, diapering, and feeding techniques as well as general baby care.  When her youngest son developed asthma, she became a volunteer with the American Lung Association and was the Coordinator for Camp Wheez, a day camp for children who were grade school age with asthma. 

In 2001, Cathy joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer and became the Lead Trainer for new volunteers.  She enjoyed that role for three years, and then she became a Health and Safety Instructor teaching CPR, First Aid and AED classes at the Red Cross.  Cathy received her EMT certification and then began teaching classes in the business field for the Red Cross.  She helped local businesses form safety teams, taught them CPR, First Aid and AED and became passionate about what she was doing.  She went on to be certified in National Registry as an EMT. 


Instructors, Tiffany Little and Cathy Wright co- taught CPR/AED to 100 UCSB students in honor of Heart Health Month in conjunction with the RPE Pre-Health Sorority