Vanessa has worked with families as a doula, as a childbirth educator and as a parenting educator for over 15 years. After completing her medical training in the emergency care field she embarked on making CPR more accessible to families and started Common Sense CPR ten years ago. She lives in Forest Hills with her seventeen year old son named Zen, her personal chef/partner named Geoff, and her three dogs. Zen is a musician with a few hit songs. To check them out, click here. Vanessa is a certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Doula, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, E.M.T., American Heart Association B.L.S. Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor and Child Passenger Safety Technician.