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Our Experts


View our Tutors/Mentors below, and check out their bios to see what they're expertise is.  If you are looking for a one-on-one session for some extra help in a certain subject or would like some guidance email us (  

120Compressions only brings on the most knowledgeable and  passionate educators to benefit you!  Send us an email to get your educator's hourly rate.

Our Team


Eric Cantor: EMTP, MS

Mr. Cantor is the Founder of 120Compressions.  He is an active Paramedic, and instructor and has been working in the field for well over a decade.  He holds his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Master's Degree in Emergency Services Management.  He is a proud member of the NAEMT, and is recognized by two national honor societies for academia and career performance.  He is an expert in prehospital medicine, has experience in operations and disaster medicine, and has a passion to teach and share his knowledge and experiences.  He is also a Rescue Diver and Divemaster.  His goal is to build a worldwide network of healthcare educators to make learning easier, more efficient, and accessible for learners.  He is eager to help you and would enjoy helping anyone looking for extra help or AHA certifications, ECG help, or other paramedicine studies.


Brent Arnold, MD
Medical Director


Dr. Arnold is a board-certified traveling Emergency Physician with over 12 years experience in the medical field. Throughout his career, Dr. Arnold has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in patient care and medical education. He has served as a mentor and teacher to many aspiring medical professionals and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of medicine. In addition to his work, Dr. Arnold frequently travels in his personal life to remote locations and has a passion for travel, tactical and wilderness medicine.  Dr. Arnold's experiences have given him a unique perspective on medical emergencies and the importance of preparedness in high-stress situations, especially in remote and wilderness environments. As the new Medical Director, he is dedicated to ensuring that all healthcare professionals have access to the latest medical knowledge, techniques, and is committed to providing education that is both engaging, effective, and relevant.

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William Tollefsen, MD
Assistant Medical Director


Dr. Tollefsen is dual-boarded in Emergency Medicine and EMS Medicine and is the Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care for a Boston Massachusetts area trauma center where he works clinically as an Emergency Physician, in addition to his roles as a Massachusetts regional Medical Director serving 61 cities and towns of the Boston Metro Area and the service EMS Medical Director for eight municipal, three private and one health system based ambulance service with an MIH service line.  Dr. Tollefsen interacts and provides direct oversight for over 400 Paramedics.
Dr. Tollefsen graduated from New York Medical College and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Harvard University, Brigham and Women's, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services and Critical Care Transport at the University of Massachusetts, where he worked as an Emergency Physician and Flight Physician for UMASS LifeFlight. He completed an MBA at the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS Amherst, and holds a Master of Medical Science degree from the Boston University School of Medicine.
A former pre-hospital provider, he is actively involved in MIH and EMS system design, paramedic education and Critical Care Transport Systems. He works closely with multiple EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement agencies throughout Massachusetts.


 Claudia Nichols, NP
Program Director

Ms. Nichols is a Board-Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner currently working in Intensive Care.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and in Criminal Justice as well as a Master of Science in Nursing. Her previous experience includes working as a RN in Trauma, both ER and ICU.  Prior to becoming an NP, she worked as a traveling RN for over 5 years which provided her the opportunity to work in a multitude of locations and hospital settings from large teaching hospitals to small critical access facilities.  She has a passion for teaching and has been a preceptor throughout the years for nurses, EMTs, and paramedic students.


Verónica Aquilino, MD
Assistant Program Director

Dr. Aquilino, graduated in General Medicine by the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, Iasi, in 2017, and is enrolled in the Portuguese Doctors Order, South Regional Section.  She is the Secretary General of the European Council of Disaster Medicine (ECDM). Dr. Aquilino currently works as a general practitioner in the Center of Vaccination against COVID-19, in the emergency unit, under ARS Algarve, with a previous experience in general medicine consultations in several healthcare centers and emergency departments.  She has a passion for disaster medicine.  She is the Founder/CEO of the Curso Intensivo de Actuação em Emergência e Catástrofe (CIAEC) or Emergency and Disaster Intensive Course in Portugal, a project comprising several topics in trauma techniques and disaster medicine.  Dr. Aquilino created disaster medicine workshops at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Gr. T. Popa, Iasi, and is an affiliated member of the European Council of Disaster Medicine, Brussels.  She is an advocate in humanitarian aid, global health, and is associated with CRIMEDIM - University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy and IFMSA - International federation of medical students, through the Training Disaster Medicine Trainers Course (TdmT Course).  She has been a speaker at various First Aid/disaster conferences, and has organized various disaster medicine workshops.  Dr. Aquilino has a passion for education and is thrilled to have an opportunity to share her knowledge and expertise with you.


Penny Payne, PhD
Education Marketing Director

Dr. Payne is an energetic, experienced and dedicated executive level leader. She is a leader in EMS operations, healthcare, emergency management and higher education. Dr. Payne’s goals and objectives are to have a positive impact on those we serve through quality education. Success is not only measured by how well you perform the tasks ahead of you but whether or not you inspire confidence and success in those you lead and educate.  Education is key to self-confidence and overall success.


Christopher Turnbull, AA
Committee Chair Member

Mr. Turnbull has been functioning in some capacity in the emergency services for over 20 years as a Firefighter and Paramedic. He has served in a variety of employment models including private ambulance, hospital-based, firehouse-based, volunteer, and government-based. He has been an educator since 2010, teaching BLS at a local hospital and developing training programs for coworkers.  In April 2021, Mr. Turnbull published his first book, The Double-Edged Sword. The book is a reflection of over 20 years of his career with lessons learned the hard way. He calls on EMS providers to take care of each other. Watch out for signs that the home life is not good. Watch for signs that a coworker is in a bad place. And he builds awareness of the stresses that push EMS providers to the edge of the cliff. Chris has since been an advocate for the mental health of EMS providers across the country and with the help of his book has set foot on the international stage.


Carl Dowling, BSC
Committee Chair Member

Mr. Dowling is currently an active paramedic. Not only that but he also works as an educator in the United Kingdom delivering resuscitation training to healthcare staff for the NHS Trust. He has a background of 12 years in the Ambulance Sector, working on the frontline, event medicine, rapid response, emergency medical dispatch and training. He has achieved his bachelor’s degree in Paramedic Science and old various other certifications. He also volunteers in his spare time to help progress current research articles by peer reviewing upcoming manuscripts for international journals and he has published papers on Covid-19, Vaccines and Health Education.

Our Other Instructors


AHA Instructors

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Haley Brown, TX


Jordan Lutz, NC


Brent DeBusk, TX


Bonnie Allred, UT


John Murphy, MD


Mark Bechtel, AZ


Andrew Martinez, FL


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Cassie Pires, MA


Teneika Funderburk, NC


Kristen Martin, MA


Margaret Dungan, WA


Joseph Perna, NC


Michael Jefferson, MA






Angie Stewart, UT


Ian Watters, RI


Lucas Betancourt, FL



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