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Alexandra Duke, DNP, RN-BC, CEN, CHSE, CNE®cl, EBP-C

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Dr. Alexandra Duke is a DNP nurse leader with clinical specialties and national certifications in emergency and medical-surgical nursing. Additional areas of expertise include evidence-based practice, academic clinical nursing education, and healthcare simulation. In her former roles, she worked as a Nursing Education Consultant for the California State Board of Registered Nursing and an accreditor continue

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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 continue

Deborah Bennett, PhD, RN, CHSE

Deborah Bennett, PhD, RN, CHSE, 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 California continue

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

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 continue

Heidi Traxler, MSN, RN-CHSE

Friday, May 20, 2022

Heidi Traxler, MSN, RN-CHSE is the Regional Director of Clinical Simulation at Providence St Joseph Health System Southern California. She coordinates and manages the Simulation Programs, including Transition into Practice Simulation, Nursing Simulation, Specialty-Specific Simulation, Interprofessional Simulation and NODA (No One Dies Alone) Simulation. Her simulation faculty training (orientation) includes courses taught by the California continue

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

Cynthia M. Shum is the Nurse Educator and Simulationist at the VA hospital in Palo Alto.  In this position she is responsible for the operations of the center, facilitation of simulation activities throughout the hospital and development of new uses for simulation activities. Dr. Shum received her DNP at USF studying faculty development in healthcare continue

Melissa Punnoose, MSN, RN-BC, CHSE, CHSOS

Melissa Punnoose is the Regional Clinical Simulation Educator for Providence St Joseph Health System Southern California. In her role she designs and facilitates simulation for interprofessional teams, new grad and seasoned RNs, community volunteers, and ancillary staff. She also facilitates simulation for nursing students at Los Angeles Harbor College, where she serves as an adjunct continue

Pooja Nawathe, MD, FAAP, FCCM, CHSE-A, CHSOS

Dr. Pooja Nawathe is the medical director of simulation in the Department of Pediatrics. She is a Pediatric Critical Care Medicine physician by background and is the Associate Director of the Congenital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CCICU). She leads the development and introduction of educational programs for all staff in the pediatric ICU (physicians, nurses, continue

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

Russell D. Metcalfe-Smith is an experienced clinician, educator and leader most recently leading the opening and development of the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills at Cedars Sinai. Russell worked in the U.K. for London NHS Trust firstly as a Paramedic with London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, then a Resuscitation Services Manager for continue

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

Barbara McCarmish directs the daily operation of the Clinical Simulation Center at Dominican University of California, a position she has held since 2012. Barbara has helped to guide the center to its current state of the art facility through visioning and collaborative work with team members across the university, and the generous donations of community continue