About Us

Staff

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CHSE, CENP, FAONL, FSSH, FAAN

Director and Faculty

(925) 413-1929
kt@healthimpact.org

Dr. KT Waxman is an international nurse leader and executive with extensive experience in academic and healthcare settings. She is a Professor and the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. She is also the director of the California Simulation Alliance (CSA) at Healthimpact and is the editor-in-chief for Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ). An internationally known speaker and author, Waxman is past president of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) and past board member, serving as treasurer for the READ MORE

Deborah Bennett, PhD, RN, CHSE

Manager and Faculty

(760) 505-7663
deborah@healthimpact.org

Deborah Bennett has been a nurse educator for over twenty years and a nurse clinician for over thirty years. She is a generalist with specialties in pediatrics and primary care. As a nurse educator, she has taught in associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree nursing programs. Deborah was the Simulation Director for READ MORE

Daniel G. Ortiz, Jr., DNP, MBA/MSN, RN, PHN, CDP, CHSE CSA

Manager and Faculty

 

daniel@healthimpact.org

Dr. Daniel G. Ortiz, Jr., is the Interim Associate Dean of Nursing & Allied Health at Imperial Valley College (IVC) where he previously served as the Simulation Coordinator, Associate Professor in Nursing & Assistant Director of Nursing. His history of serving his hometown of Imperial County, California began through an earned Associate’s Degree of Science in Nursing in 2000 from IVC, followed by an earned Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2008. READ MORE

Samantha Hanlon, MA, PPS

Marketing Assistant

 

samantha@healthimpact.org

Samantha Hanlon, MA, PPS, received her Master’s of Arts in School Counseling Psychology with a Pupil Personnel Credential from the University of San Francisco.  Samantha supports the CSA during weekend and evening hours as she is a full time virtual counselor at Nightingale College in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She and her husband Brian, a Simulation Operations Specialist at Alameda Health System in Oakland, have 5 year old daughter named Olive and a 2 year old son named Meyer.

 

Faculty

Meet our faculty.
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Leslie Catron
M.A.Ed, BSN, RN, FAHCEP, CHSE

Brett A. Dodd
RN, MBA, MSN, CHSE, CHSOS, CEN, CCRN-K, CFRN, TCRN, CPEN, CNLM

Marie Gilbert
DNP, MA, RN, CHSE

Brian Hanlon
BS, CHSOS

Connie Lopez
MSN, CNS, RNC-OB, CPHRM, CHSE-A

Kati Maxkenzie
MSHS, BFA, CHSOS, CHSE

Juli Maxworthy
DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FSSH

Barbara McCamish
MSN, MPT, RN, PT, CNL, CHSE

Russell D. Metcalfe-Smith
MSc.NRP, CHSE-A, CHSOS, FRSPH, FHEA

Pooja Nawaje
MD, CHSE, CHSOS

Melissa Punnoose
MSN, RN-BC, CHSE, CHSOS

Cynthia M. Shum
DNP, MEd, RN, CHSE-A

Heidi Traxler
MSN, RN-CHSE

 

 

Amy Vermillion

Amy’s bio will be posted shortly – stay tuned!