The team behind the Baystate AHA Training Center

Aaron Hexdall, M.D.

Program Director, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine


Kimberly Demerski

Kimberly Demerski is the AHA Coordinator for Baystate American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center and its associated member training centers, which is responsible for BLS/HCP, ACLS, PALS and PEARS. She is an EMT with a background in Law Enforcement and Instruction. Ms. Demerski began as an instructor with Baystate in 2009. She has become an essential part of this organization and therefore has assumed additional responsibilities within her current role to include the AHA Coordinator, as well as Lead Instructor for Basic Life Support since 2013.


Jason French

Jason French is a Registered Nurse who works with Emergency Services. He has taught Pediatric Advanced Life Support for several years for Baystate American Heart Association Training Center and is a key member of our organization. Mr. French worked for AMR as an EMT while obtaining his nursing degree. He has been an RN in Baystate ER since 2007. He works in all fields in Emergency Services. Currently, Jason French trains new graduate RN's in Baystate New Grad program. He also trains RN's in trauma and triage.