Jim Schatzle – President & Founder
Jim Schatzle has been involved in the Emergency Medical Services field for over 30 Years, as an EMT, Firefighter, and Paramedic, interning at Johns Hopkins and Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD. In 1994, Jim established TEAM LIFE, INC., a training and AED sales company in Colts Neck, NJ.
Along with a highly motivated team of Healthcare Professionals, TEAM LIFE has trained thousands of people in CPR, AED, and Advanced Classes. Jim’s goal is to empower people with knowledge and equipment to increase the chance of survival in times of emergencies – ANYONE CAN BE A HERO.
Nicholas P. Mazzone – General Manager
Nick has been the General Manager of Team Life for five years. He has been an EMT for over ten years and is also involved in EMS education. He is an American Heart Association Instructor with many years of experience and has trained thousands of students.
Nick enjoys working with the staff, instructors and Healthcare Professionals at TEAM LIFE to help achieve the company’s goal of empowering everybody with the ability to save a life. This is done through various types of training, more specifically CPR training and the use of an AED.
He lives in Brick with his wife and Son.
Lisa Ivanicki – Office Manager
Lisa has been the Office Manager at Team Life since January, 2011. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and began her career working for DMB&B Advertising. Following that, she went on to work as a Human Resources Specialist for Citibank, International Private Banking-Western Hemisphere Division. She took off a number of years to stay home with her family and coached softball for eight years in Colts Neck. Lisa lives in Farmingdale with her two daughters.
Barbara Messink – Office Assistant
Barbara joined Team Life in October, 2013 as an Office Assistant. She attended Baruch University where she majored in Human Resource Management. She worked for DMB&B Advertising for 23 years as a Human Resources Manager. She left in May of 2001 to stay home and raise her children. During that time, she volunteered as a Religious Education Instructor and a Eucharistic Minister for Wedgwood Nursing Home. Barbara lives in Freehold with her husband and three children.
Heather Tormey – Office Assistant / Special Projects
Heather is a graduate of Seton Hall University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Upon graduating, she taught a self-contained class and a fifth grade class in East Brunswick. In 2000, she joined Lehman Brother’s Private Client Services. In 2002, Heather returned to the classroom teaching third and fourth grade in Old Bridge. Heather joined Team Life in October, 2014 and lives in Colts Neck with her husband and three children.
Lori Benedetti – ALS Educator
Lori graduated from Trenton State College with her BSN and began her nursing career in 1991. An employee of Jersey Shore University Hospital since 1986, Lori began teaching advanced level courses including ACLS and PALS in 1993 and was quickly promoted to Training Center Faculty in both disciplines. Lori added her instructor certificate in Basic Life Support Training when she began teaching with Team Life in 2012 so she can provide complete training solutions for our customers.
Team Life offers a dedicated support staff. Please feel free to contact any one of our reliable and knowledgeable employees for more information.