FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

  • When I’m not working, I like to be playing Tennis
  • I have a great husband and two awesome kids ages 9 and 13
  • Learning to speak French is on my bucket list
  • I've traveled to 11 different countries
  • Self-proclaimed Foodie

HI, MY NAME IS AMANDA FARRIS

I’m the owner and lead instructor for HELPgta. My passion for health education began when I was 18 years old working as a military public health specialist in the U.S. Air Force. I studied pre-nursing in Kansas and although I loved my microbiology and pathology courses I decided just before my clinical studies to change majors and head back East where I graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education.  I worked in IT consulting for a number of years in the Baltimore/Washington DC area and received an M.B.A. in technology management.  I've also taken graduate level courses in health policy and health informatics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

I'm currently a certified Red Cross instructor and training partner and I teach workshops for Scientists in School and Life with a Baby.

In 2017, I launched my first STEM camp called "Mini Medics" "where kids get to be doctors for a week".

Although, I have lived and worked in many places over the years, I’m thrilled to be living and working now in the Greater Toronto area (GTA) doing what I love, teaching others Health Education & Lifesaving Procedures.

HELPgta is also a health education training consultant.  We offer informational seminars and demonstrations (non-certification) for schools, churches, families, community groups, scouts, private schools and organizations on a variety of health, science and safety topics.  These classes are completely customized to your group's needs and goals. The length of the class depends on the topic(s) and content covered.

Contact Amanda to discuss a specific topic and receive a quote.