Owner & Director

Richard Shok, BSN, RN, NRP, EMS-I

Owner and Director

Richard Shok began his career in healthcare at the age of 16 as a volunteer EMT In his hometown of Hebron, Connecticut. Rich started UConn’s School of Nursing in 2004 and quickly realized there was a growing opportunity for on-campus training for his cohorts. By his sophomore year Rich established Code One Training Solutions and was scheduling CPR courses around campus out
of his dorm room.

In 2007 Code One was registered as a limited liability corporation and had already provided training to over a hundred nursing students. Within a year of Rich’s graduation from the SON in 2008, he opened his first permanent office location in Willimantic, Connecticut. Since opening, Code One has expanded to six permanent locations in
Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, and South Carolina and provides training in American Heart Association and Emergency Medical Services programs. Code One now employs over 40 staff who provide lifesaving training over 10,000 people each year.

Even while he was an undergrad, Rich contributed a portion of his business proceeds to the School of Nursing senior class. Now, Rich and his fellow School of Nursing graduate wife Allison remain active in the SON, both serving in the alumni board and sponsoring the senior event “Postcards from Reality”. Rich, Allison and their beagle, Thor, reside in South Carolina where they manage Code One’s Charleston office and oversee operations in the New England centers.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Richard Fontaine Award for Teaching Excellence
    Quinebaug Valley Community College (May 2013)
  • Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD Award)
    University of Connecticut (October 2014)
  • Josephine A. Dolan School of Nursing Distinguished Service Award
    University of Connecticut (September 2016)
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni
    Babson College (November 2016)

Executive Management Team

Kori Burz, EMT

Assistant Director of Training

David Hiltz

Director of Quality and Development

Tony Maggio, EMS-I

Regional Director

Allison Shok, BSN, RN

Assistant Director

Administrative Team

Brian Melvin

Operations Manager - Southeast

Elvira Melvin

Customer Service Superhero

Amanda King

Office Manager - Northeast

Team Leads

Nick Antonucci, EMS-I

New Haven-Stamford Team Lead

Greg Berryman, NRP, EMS-I

EMS Team Lead

Mark Campbell

Charleston-Savannah Team Lead

Denise Carducci, RN

Hartford-Worcester Team Lead

Professional Staff – Code One Charleston

Emily Jackson

Staff Instructor

Ken Karger

Staff Instructor

Jeff Schiavi, EMT

Staff Instructor

Thor

Company Mascot

Professional Staff – Code One East Hartford

Chris Ennis, EMT

Team Leader, Training Center Faculty

Michael Martin, EMT

Training Center Faculty

Eric Colantonio, Paramedic

Staff Instructor

Trevor Harris, NRP, EMS-I

Nursing Consultant

Curtis Neff, Paramedic

Staff Instructor

Rebecca Reid, BSN, RN

Staff Instructor

Brett Rinehart, NRP

Staff Instructor

Emily Shok, BSN, RN, EMT

Training Center Faculty

Laura Steinmeyer, MA, EMS-I

Staff Instructor

Professional Staff – Code One New Haven

Kevin Boulier, EMT

Staff Instructor

Kim Snow, EMT

Training Center Faculty

Eileen Masotta, Paramedic

Staff Instructor

Professional Staff – Code One Savannah

Melynda Alessandro, MSN, RN

Staff Instructor

Jennifer Trudell-Butler

Staff Instructor

Casey VanKouwenberg, NRP

Staff Instructor

Professional Staff – Code One Stamford

Effie Daly, RRT

Staff Instructor

Forrest Edelman, EMT

Staff Instructor

Sandy McMurray, RT

Staff Instructor

Joshua Kulawy, RN

Staff Instructor

Matthew Troy, EMT

Staff Instructor

Professional Staff – Code One Worcester

Christy Cooke, EMT

Team Leader, Training Center Faculty

Ashley Hewko, EMS-I

Staff Instructor

Talia Luongo

Staff Instructor

EMS Evaluator Team

Tom Latosek, AEMT

Exam Coordinator, Training Center Faculty

Robert Bourke, EMT

Station Evaluator

Brian Hurlock, EMS-I

Staff Instructor

Brian Langan, AEMT

Station Evaluator

Marilyn Longo, EMT

Station Evaluator

Jim Lyons, EMT

Station Evaluator

Mark McNally, EMT

Station Evaluator

Jaclyn Nemcik, EMT

Station Evaluator

David Roper, Paramedic

Station Evaluator

William Schappert, Paramedic

Station Evaluator

Linda Spanilo, EMT

Station Evaluator