Sr Catherine Rodwell Owner

Sr Catherine Rodwell is a qualified nursing sister including the following areas of speciality:

  • Midwifery
  • Community
  • Psychiatry
  • General

Her work experience includes, inter alia, the following:

  • Trauma
    • Johannesburg General Hospital casualty
    • Sunninghill Hospital casualty
    • Europassist medical air rescue
    • Netair medical air rescue
    • Road accident medical assistance
  • ICU
    • Sunninghill Hospital trauma ICU
    • Sunninghill Hospital paediatric cardio thoracic ICU (Walter Sisulu unit)
    • Sunninghill Hospital neo-natal ICU

During the above work experience she witnessed many tragedies, some fatal, which could easily have been avoided had the 1st person on scene known what to do. With this in mind, Catherine started Survival with the intention of training the public what to do in an emergency. 17 years later, the business has many success stories to relate. Catherine is truly passionate about her training, she has witnessed the results.

Sr Ilona Glanvill

My name is Sr Ilona Glanvill I’m very privileged to be part of this dynamic group of well trained medical professionals at Survival CPR .

I qualified as a Nursing Sister  and then went onto specialise in ICU  in 2007. I  first spent some time in the adult ICU’s before moving my focus to the little ones in the pediatric ICU at Netcare Unitas hospital.

I’m blessed with two healthy children; a 4 year old boy named Owen and a 6 year old girl named Emma-Ray.

To round-off the family; my husband is an emergency room doctor named Rowan; and we also have a Jack Russel named Pilot.

Its very rewarding working with children but even more rewarding being able to empower people with the necessary skills to be able too help others.
Looking forward to meeting you at the next course.

Sr Brenda Mokoena

My Name is Brenda  Mokoena. I started  at Olive dale hospital where I did my training to qualify as a Nursing Sister .

I presently work at Sunninghill Hospital in the Trauma Unit. I experience and manage emergencies on a daily basis at work.

I love teaching very much as I feel that I have a lot to give and enjoy spending time with parents and sharing my knowledge and experience

I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter and love being a mom!


Sr Belinda Yumi Lo

Sr Belinda Yumi Lo is a Neonatal ICU sister who has her BCur degree from Stellenbosch University.

I have worked in Peads ICU, Neonatal ICU as well as casualty. I love working with babies as they are amazingly resilient and getting to see them grow up is a real privilege.

My son is nearly 3 years old and I am  very aware of the importance of being able to do CPR and first aid especially on babies and children.

I have been with  Survival CPR for over two years and really get satisfaction from being able to share  knowledge and increase awareness in our communities.

I really enjoy teaching CPR and love the interaction!

Sr Chantelle

I am Chantelle Slabbert. I was registered as a General Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Community Nurse and Midwife in 2001, and have since completed my BCur Degree in Advanced Midwifery, Nursing Education and Nursing Management.
My passion is midwifery and I have worked in several private hospitals, first as a midwife, then as a unit manager in the Maternity Ward and since 2014 as a Clinical Facilitator.
As a passionate midwife I am especially concerned with the safety of babies and children, and I am very excited to be teaching CPR and First Aid as part of the Survival CPR team.

Sr Mary-Ann Alves

Qualified in 2003 as a registered nurse, psychiatric nurse, community nurse and Midwife. I currently run a well baby clinic, doing vaccinations well baby assessments, breastfeeding counseling and Ante Natal courses. I am a internationally certified infant massage instructor and I facilitate talks at schools for Human Sexuality with students and parents. I am a mom with 2 beautiful daughters.

Sr Mia Pieters

My name is Mia Pieters.  I completed my B Cur degree in 2000 after which I worked in Holland for 2 years as a registered nurse.  After my return, I started working in the Cardiac ICU at Unitas Hospital.  I have been working in Managed Health Care for the past few years.

I am passionate about teaching and very excited to be part of the Survival CPR team, sharing my knowledge and experiences and equipping people with the skill to be able to respond to an emergency.

Sr Rose Matthews

After a lifetime of serving humanity as a Nurse Manager I feel I can

bring both expertise and  experience to teaching carers vital skills and approaches to their caring duties.

Feeling honoured to teach skills that will improve the quality and ethics of care.

My nursing experience has been  across the full spectrum of Nursing Services in both the private and public sectors. Beginning with my career in the Cape  in the years of the world’s  first heart transplant.

After graduating I stayed in the mainstream of nursing, training as a Midwife.

Over the years I have  worked in ICUs and High Cares, managing units and Wards.  Always having been involved in managing and training  people in service delivery,  giving ante natal classes and Mother and Baby Classes. With the ever increasing need for well-trained Carers in the Homes, Care centres  and frail cares.

Carers need to be trained to deliver a service with dignity and  respect and excellence.

I am so proud to be part of teaching skills training to the next generation for Survival CPR.

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