Florida Health Science Consulting (HSC) is family owned and operated which provides educational support through our expertise in CPR and emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) training and education, clinical assisting, clinical internships, and compliance standards in the healthcare industry. HSC is an authorized training center for the American Heart Association, a Nationwide Licensed Training Provider for the American Red Cross, and the American Health and Safety Institute (ASHI). HSC has two CPR locations: CPR Tally in Tallahassee, Florida and NoCo CPR in Fort Collins, Colorado. HSC is also a certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Veteran-Owned Business.
We are educators, physicians, nurses, paramedics and medical assistants providing preparatory courses, workshops and training sessions to enhance your professional development. We offer courses for community CPR AED, First Aid CPR AED, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS/ALS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS) for Healthcare Providers and courses in OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, Emergency Oxygen, Wilderness First Aid, Advanced First Aid, and Emergency Medical Response.
We are affiliated with FSU, FAMU, local and surrounding county hospitals, and physician offices. We provide HSC clients with medical experiences that prepare them for graduate school or employment in the healthcare field.
Meet our Faculty and Staff:
As the Founder & CEO of Florida Health Science Consulting, Colette Washington, B.S., RN has over 25 years of experience in the clinical setting and education in the healthcare industry, as well as an ACLS, PALS, and BLS CPR instructor for the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and the American Health & Safety Institute. Colette is the Chair for the Greater Southeast Affiliate Education Subcommittee for the American Heart Association and a AHA Training Center Senior Faculty member. She has a strong passion for medicine, for teaching others that same passion, and for watching her students achieve their dreams. She is also a community service advocate and enjoys giving back wherever there is a need in her community.
Isiah Washington, COO, is a graduate of Florida State University and has over 20 years of experience in technology and business. Isiah oversees all operations and business activities and marketing. He is also a CPR instructor and coordinates the American Heart Association CPR training for Florida Health Science Consulting – CPR Tally. He enjoys networking in the community, spending time with his family, fishing, and hunting.
Dr. Cesar Boza, M.D., Clinical & AHA Faculty, is a General Physician from the American University of Managua and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Center of Investigations and Studies for Health in Nicaragua. Dr. Boza has over five years of experience as a medical professor working and sharing knowledge with students while providing communities with free medical services. Dr. Boza is an AHA instructor for ACLS, BLS, and PALS.
T. Ramiah Castañeda II, M.S., CCMA, Clinical Faculty, is a Florida State University alumnus who holds a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Toledo, College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Mr. Castañeda has over five years of clinical experience as a certified medical assistant and over three years in clinical instruction. Outside of teaching and pursuing medical school, he enjoys spending quality time outdoors with his loving wife and two children.
Corey Chavez, AHA Faculty, teaches BLS, CPR, AED, First Aid, and OSHA BBP classes at our NoCo CPR location in Fort Collins, CO. He has taught CPR and first aid since 2018. Having trained as an EMT-B and worked for nearly a decade at a medical device manufacturing company that specializes in pre-hospital, emergency care, he adds an enthusiasm and personal knowledge to each class.
Kimberly Hankins, Office Manager & Clinical Coordinator, is a graduate of Florida A&M University and has over 15 years of experience in the education setting. She has experience working as a behavior specialist in the elementary school setting and as an early education teacher in the preschool setting. When she is not assisting with office functions, she enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Khari James, J.D., AHA Faculty, is a felony prosecutor for the Assistant State Attorney’s Office. She teaches BLS CPR for the American Heart Association. Khari holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies with a focus on victim advocacy. She attended Florida State University College of Law. Khari enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-baby.
Dr. Howard Fischer, PhD is the COO of NoCoCPR and is the lead instructor for all AHA CPR and First Aid training classes in the Fort Collins, Colorado area. He is a retired Geology Professor who received his PhD from the University of Idaho and taught Geology, Earth Science and Oceanography in Idaho, North Dakota and Florida for over 30 years. After seven years of retirement, he now finds that teaching CPR classes are a perfect fit that allows him to return to teaching and be able to give something positive to the community. When he isn’t teaching, he spends his time playing music, making silver jewelry, doing photography and working with members of the Pathways Hospice bereavement group in Fort Collins in honor of his wife Andrea who lost her 11 year battle with breast cancer in 2016.
Dr. Miranda Mack, M.D., Clinical Program Director & AHA Faculty, is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Medicine. Miranda has more than 10 years of teaching experience and a passion for academic medicine. In her leisure time, Miranda enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Brian, swimming, reading, and creative writing.
Josh Peebles, PMD, AHA Faculty, is the Transport Chief Paramedic at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and has Emergency Medical Services experience for over 15 years in both ground and air transport. Josh has been an AHA instructor in ACLS, BLS, and PALS/PEARS for more than 10 years. He is also affiliate faculty with Tallahassee Community College EMS division. He enjoys spending time with his son and being in the outdoors.
Madison Pleasants, CCMA, Clinical Faculty, is a student of Florida State University majoring in Psychology and plans to pursue a career in medicine. She is a Medical Assistant at TMH Physician Partners. She enjoys rollerblading, the beach, and anything that is outdoors.
Dr. Colby Redfield, M.D., AHA Faculty, is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and EMS/Prehospital Care. He currently is the Assistant Medical Director at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare and Medical Director of several local EMS agencies. Dr. Redfield is an AHA instructor in ACLS and BLS.
Trent Robinson, RN, EMT-P, AHA Faculty, has over 8 years as a flight nurse/paramedic. He is a graduate of Florida State University. Trent is an AHA instructor in ACLS, BLS, and PALS/PEARS for the American Heart Association.
Dr. Juan Rodriguez, M.D., AHA Senior & Clinical Faculty, is a general physician of the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia and trained in emergency medicine from Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Bogota/Colombia). Dr. Rodriguez has over 10 years of experience in the emergency room and critical care. His interest in the educational field began in his senior year of residency when he became the Resident’s chief, where he coordinated academic activities for emergency residents and implemented or lead ER rotations for Medical students. In his free time he enjoys time with his wife, watching movies or sharing a delicious Colombian dinner; or jogging with his dog, Akita.
Kelly Rodriguez, PMD, AHA Faculty, is a Paramedic for Leon County Emergency Medical Services. She is a graduate from Tallahassee Community College. She is an AHA instructor in ACLS, PALS/PEARS, and BLS CPR for the American Heart Association. She enjoys going to the movies, theater shows, festivals, and running events. Kelly tries to complete all RUN Disney events. Her first RUN Disney was 26.2 mile marathon in 2016!
Barry Washington, CCMA, AHA Faculty, has 20 years of military medical experience as a Navy Hospital Corpsman. He is currently pursuing nursing as a second career. He is an AHA instructor in BLS CPR for the American Heart Association. He enjoys time with family and saltwater fishing.
Metra Weaver, BSN, CFRN, AHA Faculty, is a graduate of Florida State University in both Exercise Science and Nursing. Metra has been an Emergency Room Nurse for over 14 years with 8 of those years spent doing critical care flight nursing. She currently travels around the country as an R.N. with her husband who is also a R.N. During her time off she spends it gardening, hiking, playing with her grandchildren, and working on her farm in Tennessee.