Team

The faculty and staff involved in various aspects of the Simulation Center's sessions represent several departments and divisions. This interdisciplinary mix of people, all of whom share the goal of a change in the paradigm of medical education, is a main factor that drives the Center forward.

The following people are involved in the day to day operation of the Center.

  • Tammi Bortner BSN RN, Resuscitation Sciences Training Center Program Manager
  • Monica Griffe, Resuscitation Sciences Training Center Administrative Secretary
  • Lisa Mackley, Simulation Coordinator
  • Chris Mulvey, Research Coordinator
  • David Rodgers EdD NREMT-P, Operations Manager
  • Sally Rudy MSN RN-BC CHSE, Simulation Nurse Educator
  • Robert Shotto LPN BA, Lead Simulation Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Sinz MD, Associate Dean of Clinical Simulation, Director Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center, Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurosurgery
  • Beverly Whitman, Scheduler
  • Jody Wood BS, Simulation Coordinator

 

The following people are involved in the Center on an ad hoc basis.

  • W. Bosseau Murray MB ChB, Simulation Center Co-Founder
  • Lee Phillips, Simulation Technician
  • Gowri Reddy, Simulation Technician
  • Jennifer Saylor, Simulation Technician

Current Penn State Simulation Instructors: (listed alphabetically). These instructors have participated in a Simulation Instructor Development Course, either at Penn State Hershey or elsewhere. This list does not include those participants who are from centers other than Penn State Hershey.

 

  • Connie Allen, BSN RN - Nursing Education, Orientation - fall 2008
  • Tammy Angeletti, RRT - Respiratory Care - fall 2010
  • Gilbert Aviles, EMT-P - LifeLion - spring 2009
  • Carolyn Barbieri, MD - Anesthesiology - fall 2012
  • Julie Becker, RN - Nursing Education, Women's Health - spring 2010
  • Kimberly Beers, RRT - Respiratory Care - spring 2010
  • Dmitri Bezinover, MD - Anesthesiology - fall 2010
  • Jane Black, RRT - Respiratory Therapy - fall 2007
  • Danese Boob, BSN RN-BC - Nursing 3 Acute Care - fall 2008
  • Tammi Bortner, BSN RN - RSTC - fall 2010
  • Christine Bruce, PA-C - Internal Medicine - fall 2012
  • Arne Budde, MD - Anesthesiology - fall 2007
  • Suzette Buffamoyer, RN - Surgical ICU - fall 2007
  • Verghese Cherian, MB BS - Anesthesiology - fall 2010
  • Stephanie Curtin, RRT - Respiratory Care - fall 2010
  • Subhash Das, MD PhD - Anesthesiology - spring 2011
  • Padmani Dhar, MB BS - Anesthesiology - spring 2011
  • James DiStefano, RRT - Respiratory Care - fall 2008
  • Carie D'Agata, MD - OB-GYN - fall 2008
  • Michael Dubin, RN - LifeLion - fall 2007
  • Amanda Ebbert, RN - Nursing, Pediatrics - spring 2010
  • Jill Eckert, DO - Anesthesiology - spring 2011
  • Lillian Erdahl, MD - Surgery - fall 2008
  • Mark Escott, MD - Emergency Medicine - fall 2007
  • Michelle Fischer, MD - Emergency Medicine - spring 2010
  • Dan Galvan, MD - Trauma Surgery - fall 2007
  • Kristen Gettys MSN RN -spring 2013
  • Kirk Gilbert, PhD - Physiology - spring 2009
  • Kristen Glass, MD - Neonatology - spring 2010
  • Sue Glod, MD - Internal Medicine - spring 2010
  • Paul Haidet, MD MPH - Medical Education - fall 2010
  • Michelle Hess, BSN RN - Pediatric Oncology - spring 2011
  • William Hissner, RRT - Respiratory Therapy - fall 2007
  • Jeff Hollier, MD - Neurosurgery - fall 2007
  • Shari Hrabovsky, CRNP - Otolaryngology - fall 2008
  • Jessica Kamerer, MSN RN - NICU - fall 2008
  • Sharon Katz, RN - Nursing School - spring 2010
  • Kelly Karpa, PhD - Pharmacology - spring 2010
  • Lawrence Kass, MD - Emergency Medicine - fall 2007
  • Ella Kennedy, RN - LifeLion - spring 2009
  • Kevin King, MD - Emergency Medicine - spring 2009
  • Milind Kothari, DO MPH - Neurology - spring 2011
  • Greg LaSala, MD - Emergency Medicine - fall 2012
  • Mary Jo Laudermilch, RN - Care Coordination - fall 2007
  • James Leaming, MD - Emergency Medicine - spring 2009
  • Elizabeth Martin MSN RN - spring 2013
  • Paul Matter, EMT-P - LifeLion - fall 2007
  • Melissa Matz, RN - Periop - spring 2012
  • John McGinn, MD MPH - Otolaryngology - spring 2011
  • Eileen Moser, MD - Medical Education - fall 2010
  • Lynn Motz, CRNP - Trauma Services - spring 2012
  • Bosseau Murray, MB ChB - Anesthesiology
  • Timothy Palmer, MD - Neonatology - fall 2007
  • Eric Pauli, MD - Surgery - fall 2007
  • Jaimey Pauli, MD - Women's Health - fall 2010
  • Wayne Pearce, MB, ChB - Anesthesiology - spring 2012
  • Tracey Peterson, RN - Nursing, Labor & Delivery - spring 2012
  • Jennifer Phoenix, MSN RN - Nursing Education, Pediatrics - spring 2009
  • Rich Piekutowski, RRT - Respiratory Care - spring 2010
  • John Potochny, MD - Plastic Surgery - fall 2008
  • Jansie Prozesky, MD - Anesthesiology - fall 2007
  • Bonnie Pugliese, RN - Nursing, Pediatrics - spring 2012
  • Venugopal Reddy, MD - Anesthesiology - fall 2008
  • Pedro Roca, MD MPH - Women's Health - spring 2011
  • Kelly Rotondo, RN - Nursing Education, Med/Surg - fall 2007
  • Sally Rudy, MSN RN-BC CHSE - Nursing Education, Simulation
  • Mary Santos, MD - Pediatric Surgery - fall 2010
  • Brian Saunders, MD - Surgery - spring 2009
  • Sue Schmitt, BSN RN - Nursing Education, Emerg Med - fall 2010
  • Lynn Simmons, BSN MS CRNP - Pediatric Surgery - spring 2011
  • Elizabeth Sinz, MD - Anesthesiology
  • Nancy Sperry, MPH BSN RN - Critical Care - spring 2011
  • Phillip Stark, RRT - Respiratory Care - spring 2010
  • Kris Thomas, RRT - Respiratory Therapy - fall 2008
  • Brian Vells, CRNA - Anesthesiology - fall 2012
  • Thomas Verbeek, MD - Anesthesiology - spring 2009
  • Bonnie Weaver, RN, MSN, CCRN - Nursing Education - fall 2012
  • Eileen Westley-Hetrick, MSN RN - Nursing Education - fall 2008
  • Krista Williamson BSN RN - spring 2013
  • Peggy Wojnar, MD - Internal Medicine

Current Penn State Simulation Instructors: (listed alphabetically). These instructors have passed a Simulation Certification Course, either at Boston Simulation Center or at Penn State Hershey.  This list does not include those participants who are from other centers and labs outside of Penn State Hershey.

 

     

    Anesthesiology

  • Carolyn Barbieri, MD - fall 2012
  • Dmitri Bezinover, MD - fall 2010
  • Arne Budde, MD - fall 2007
  • Verghese Cherian, MB BS - fall 2010
  • Subhash Das, MD PhD - spring 2011
  • Padmani Dhar, MB BS - spring 2011
  • Jill Eckert, DO - spring 2011
  • Bosseau Murray, MB ChB
  • Wayne Pearce, MB, ChB - fall 2012
  • Jansie Prozesky, MD - fall 2007
  • Venugopal Reddy, MD - fall 2008
  • Elizabeth Sinz, MD
  • Brian Vells, CRNA - fall 2012
  • Thomas Verbeek, MD - spring 2009

     

    Critical Care

  • Nancy Sperry, MPH BSN RN - spring 2011

     

    Emergency Medicine

  • Mark Escott, MD - fall 2007
  • Michelle Fischer, MD - spring 2010
  • Lawrence Kass, MD - fall 2007
  • Kevin King, MD - spring 2009
  • Greg LaSala, MD - fall 2012
  • James Leaming, MD - spring 2009

     

    Heart and Vascular Institute

  • Tammi Bortner, BSN RN - fall 2010

     

    Medical Education

  • Paul Haidet, MD MPH - fall 2010
  • Eileen Moser, MD - fall 2010 

     

    Medicine

  • Christine Bruce, PA-C - fall 2012
  • Sue Glod, MD - spring 2010
  • Peggy Wojnar, MD

     

    Neonatology

  • Kristen Glass, MD - spring 2010
  • Timothy Palmer, MD - fall 2007
  • Jessica Kamerer, MSN RN - fall 2008

     

    Neurology

  • Milind Kothari, DO MPH - Neurology - spring 2011

     

    Nursing

  • Danese Boob, BSN RN-BC - fall 2008
  • Suzette Buffamoyer, RN - fall 2007
  • Amanda Ebbert, RN - spring 2010
  • Mary Jo Laudermilch, RN - fall 2007
  • Melissa Matz, RN - spring 2012
  • Lynn Motz, CRNP - spring 2012
  • Tracey Peterson, RN - spring 2012
  • Bonnie Weaver, RN MSN CCRN - fall 2012 

     

    Nursing Education:

  • Connie Allen, BSN RN - fall 2008
  • Julie Becker, RN - spring 2010
  • Jennifer Phoenix, MSN RN - spring 2009
  • Kelly Rotondo, RN - fall 2007
  • Sally Rudy, MSN RN
  • Sue Schmitt, BSN RN - fall 2010
  • Eileen Westley-Hetrick, MSN RN - fall 2008

     

    Nursing School

  • Sharon Katz, RN - spring 2010

     

    Otolaryngology

  • Shari Hrabovsky, CRNP - fall 2008
  • John McGinn, MD MPH - spring 2011

     

    Pediatrics

  • Michelle Hess, BSN RN - spring 2011

     

    Pharmacology

  • Kelly Karpa, PhD - spring 2010

     

    Physiology

  • Kirk Gilbert, PhD - spring 2009

     

    Prehospital Services

  • Gilbert Aviles, EMT-P - spring 2009
  • Michael Dubin, RN - fall 2007
  • Ella Kennedy, RN - spring 2009
  • Paul Matter, EMT-P - fall 2007

     

    Respiratory Care

  • Tammy Angeletti, RRT - fall 2010
  • Kimberly Beers, RRT - spring 2010
  • Jane Black, RRT - fall 2007
  • Stephanie Curtin, RRT - fall 2010
  • James DiStefano, RRT - fall 2008
  • William Hissner, RRT - fall 2007
  • Rich Piekutowski, RRT - spring 2010
  • Phillip Stark, RRT - spring 2010
  • Kris Thomas, RRT - fall 2008

     

    Surgery

  • Lillian Erdahl, MD - fall 2008
  • Dan Galvan, MD - fall 2007
  • Eric Pauli, MD - fall 2007
  • John Potochny, MD - fall 2008
  • Mary Santos, MD - fall 2010
  • Brian Saunders, MD - spring 2009
  • Lynn Simmons, BSN MS CRNP - spring 2011
  • Jeff Hollier, MD - fall 2007

     

    Women's Health

  • Carie D'Agata, MD - fall 2008
  • Jaimey Pauli, MD - fall 2010
  • Pedro Roca, MD MPH - spring 2011