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Jonathan Kleisner

Term: June 2010 – June 2016
NOLS Courses: 2006 Patagonia Backpacking and Fly-Fishing, 2008 Mt. Rainier

Jonathan KleisnerJonathan is a decorated Paramedic for the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY). He is HAZTAC certified and specializes in emergency rescue from and treating patients in "Hot Zone" environments.

In addition to his regular duties serving NYC's diverse communities, Jonathan has been selected as a member of the Dignitary Protection Unit (DPU)- an elite subset of FDNY paramedics that support visiting heads of state including the President and Vice President of the United States.

When not on his ambulance or training as a member of FDNYs Triathlon Team, Jonathan can be found with his sons tending to his apiaries or coaxing brook trout out of the waters on his farm in the Catskills.

Board of Trustees Profiles in Alphabetical Order …

Greg M. Avis
James B. Barnes
F. Fox Benton III
Robert O. Bethge
Caroline B. Burnett
Joan K. Chitiea
David W. Cohen
Howard P. Colhoun

T. Morgan Dixon
Jane Foley Fried
N. Stuart Harris
Stefan Jackson
Donald M. Kendall
Fred J. Kleisner
Douglas S. Luke
Homer L. Luther

Ethan O. Meers
Annie Morita
Herbie Ogden, M.D.
Cynthia A. Pierce
Marc B. Randolph
Monica Rimai
Michael Schmertzler
Gene R. Tremblay

Patagonia Backpacking and Fly Fishing - Master the cast and then go after those Patagonian browns. Rio Baker
Photo: Rich Brame

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