Dr. Seropian has more than 22 years of experience in healthcare simulation program development and training. He has developed and designed multiple simulation facilities around the world and has been instrumental in developing multiple simulation collaboratives and ventures. He is the Past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
JoDee’s focus in simulation has been on the development of simulation-based curricula in neonatal resuscitation, pediatric advanced life support, ECMO crisis management, and crisis resource management behaviors. She has more than 16 years of experience in simulation and she has developed interprofessional simulation curricula to improve the performance of teams in high-risk environments.
Mary Anna uses simulation as an instructional strategy in undergraduate and graduate nursing education and in interprofessional education. She has contributed to the successful delivery of simulation in intensive care unit nurses’ orientation program, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine residents’ simulation programs, and Emergency Department’s RN and MD residents’ simulation programs.
Paula has over 20 years of experience in nursing education, most notably she facilitated the development of a new framework used to design innovative clinical education activities and curricula that included the integration of simulation for the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education. She frequently leads faculty development workshops aimed to prepare professionals in beginning and advanced simulation competencies.
Dr. Heimberg has been involved in simulation-based education since 2009; her areas of interests are team training, faculty development (especially debriefing techniques), curriculum design and simulation as a tool for system testing. She has extensive experience in implementing interprofessional in-situ team simulation in children’s hospitals throughout Germany.
Mr. Keeler is an accomplished strategic business leader and administrator with expertise in healthcare, simulation, education and international business. Highly regarded for excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strategic thinking, and implementing effective action plans. High standards, results-oriented, team player and builder. Uses vision, creativity, analysis and teamwork to develop and execute solutions that create value. Recognized in the simulation healthcare community for designing appropriate facilities and developing highly effective programs.
Tom has been a nurse at Children’s for over 30 years; he has worked as a med surgical nurse, ED nurse, and EMS coordinator with the Trauma program before joining emergency medicine. As Program Director of the Center for Simulation and Research within the hospital and the community, he is responsible for the global operations, with 5000 learners annually.
Dr. Naik has over 15 years international experience with simulation based curricula, assessment, and research. He has developed several simulation programs and works closely with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada. He has a deep interest in business management, large-scale education delivery, and helping national organizations develop their education strategies.
Mary is a pediatric emergency physician and the Medical Director of the Akron Children’s Hospital Simulation Center for Safety and Reliability. Dr. Patterson's primary research interests are related to the use of medical simulation to improve patient safety and human factors work related to patient safety.
Crystal started in the world of Simulation in 2002. She has extensive experience in both formative and high stakes clinical skills testing center operations, logistics and business. In addition she has expertise in facility design, software integration and best practices for the use of standardized patients. She was also and Allied Health professor focused on curriculum design and faculty development.