Pamela Andreatta, EdD, PhD, MFA, MA, FSSH, is a Professor of Surgical Education at the Uniformed Services University. She is a passionate educator and researcher and an expert human-performance specialist dedicated to supporting the acquisition and implementation of abilities in critical and complex health services environments. She is a proficient analyst specializing in outcomes-based research and evidence-based evaluation leading to high-impact quality of care and safety initiatives in medicine, surgery, nursing, and the health professions. Andreatta has deep expertise in assessment, evaluation, theoretical and empirical systems of practice, professional development, and instructional design that incorporates optimal technologies and simulation-supported methods for achieving performance mastery in all disciplines. She is an experienced and globally recognized leader in medical, surgical, nursing, and health profession education, including administrative and executive leadership roles.
Eric B. Bauman, PhD, RN, FSSH, an award-winning educational designer and author, is a proven innovation leader who promotes the integration and evaluation of emerging technology for health professions education. He is founder and managing member of Clinical Playground LLC, a consulting service focusing on the nexus of academic and industry collaboration with demonstrated success and extensive experience leveraging simulation, mobile technology, game-based learning, and virtual environments to support paradigm shifts in the educational processes. Bauman received his PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, where he studied with renowned scholars at the forefront of the game-based learning movement. Bauman is a sought-after collaborator and speaker. He has authored and coauthored numerous academic articles, books, and chapters on simulation and game-based teaching and learning. Bauman is a Society for Simulation in Healthcare Fellow (FSSN) and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) and of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Nursing.
Deborah Becker, PhD, RN, ACNP, BC, CHSE, FAAN, is a Practice Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Becker served as Director of the Helene Fuld Pavilion for Innovative Learning and Simulation from 2013 to 2018. There, she oversaw the integration of simulation into both undergraduate and graduate curricula in collaboration with course and program faculty. Becker has taught simulation for more than 25 years in hospital and academic settings and consults nationally and internationally on the meaningful use of simulation for teaching and evaluation. Recently she has focused on developing interprofessional education and collaborative programs using simulated scenarios as the vehicle to test approaches to tackling global problems.
Stephanie D. Boyd, PhD, is a Research Associate in the Division of Emergency Medicine and the Center for Simulation and Research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, where she has worked for the past three years. Since arriving at Cincinnati Children's, her primary focus has been on the development of effective outcomes measures in simulation education. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement at Vanderbilt University, where she contributed to the development and evaluation of communication trainings using standardized patients in novel scenarios.
Teresa Britt, MSN, RN, CHSE, is the Director of Education at the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In her current role, she serves as a simulation mentor to faculty from six different colleges and assists community clinical partners with their simulation courses. She was one of the founding board members for the Tennessee Simulation Alliance and is currently President of that organization. In 2016, Britt was selected by the National League for Nursing as a Simulation Leader and continues to work on projects with this group. She served as team leader at the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Institute and is one of the founding members of the Mid-South Interprofessional Health Education Collaborative. She serves actively on committees for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Britt's interests are in faculty development, patient safety, and simulation for replacement of traditional clinical training.
Sandra Caballero, MSN, RN, CHSE, is the Director of Simulation at the F. Marie Hall SimLife Center at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Assistant Professor at the TTUHSC School of Nursing, and a site coordinator for the TTUHSC School of Nursing's accelerated program. Caballero has obtained her certification in simulation education and contributes in online as well as on-site modules relating to all aspects of simulation pedagogy. She also serves as a debriefing coach for the National League for Nursing. Caballero has presented at local, state, and international conferences. She is a sim leader alumni of the National League for Nursing. Caballero received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the TTUHSC School of Nursing.
Carol Noe Cheney, MS, CCC-SLP, began her career in 1995 as an acute medical speech-language pathologist for Banner Health, a large nonprofit healthcare system. In 2005, she assumed the position of Operations Director of the Simulation Education and Training Center (SimET) at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, while it was still in the conceptual and development stage. Cheney led the planning, design, and development of a 55,000-square-foot simulation medical center at Banner Mesa. In 2011, Cheney became the Senior Director of Clinical Education and Simulation for Banner Health, responsible for simulation education and nursing, physician, and multidisciplinary clinical education, including electronic medical record training. Cheney is now the Vice President of staffing and staff recruiting for Banner Health.
Jane Crofut, RN, MAOM, is a Healthcare Planning and Medical Education Specialist at GSBS Consulting. With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and medical education, Crofut is a respected developer and leader of simulation lab designs that support rapidly evolving, experiential learning pedagogies. Crofut's expertise in business analytics, curriculum delivery requirements, and quality patient care give her a unique perspective that enables her to combine operational optimization with future-forward, flexible space design. It's a perspective gained through a varied career that began as a trauma flight nurse and spans advocacy for patient safety and outcomes, roles in academia and healthcare administration, and architectural planning. In the past 15 years, Crofut has helped more than 40 institutions implement innovative health and educational programs with visioning, business planning, funding, space design, specialty equipment selection, curriculum development, program implementation, and faculty education.
Sharon I. Decker, PhD, RN, FSSH, ANEF, FAAN, is the Associate Dean for Simulation at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Professor at the TTUHSC School of Nursing, Executive Director for the TTUHSC simulation program, a TTUHSC Grover E. Murray Professor, and the Covenant Health System Endowed Chair in Simulation and Nursing Education. Decker has been the recipient of the Texas Tech Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award and several TTUHSC President's Awards for Academic Achievement. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education and American Academy of Nursing and an inaugural member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy. Decker's scholarship relates to using the pedagogy of simulation to promote clinical reasoning and reflective thinking. She has presented at conferences and provided consultation on a national and international basis, and she has received numerous grants to support her research. Decker received her bachelor's degree from Baylor University, her master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her doctorate from Texas Woman's University.
Chad A. Epps, MD, FSSH, is the Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). CHIPS is a 45,000-square-foot, stand-alone simulation building at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he is also a Professor in the departments of anesthesiology and interprofessional education. Epps trained in anesthesiology and completed a fellowship in healthcare simulation at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. As a fellow, faculty, and director of simulation, he has been active in simulation education, research, assessment, and center management for the past 15 years. He is a Past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and a past chair of the Council on Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs. Epps has published in the areas of simulation-enhanced interprofessional education and co-edited the textbook Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs.
Crystel L. Farina, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE, is the Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning at the George Washington University School of Nursing (GWSON), where she leads simulation experiences for graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Farina studies and creates new simulation and debriefing models that serve as substitutes for traditional clinical experiences to better prepare nurses for today's increasingly complex healthcare environment. Before joining GWSON, Farina was the Director of Simulation for Health Professions at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. There, she launched the Chesapeake Institute for Medical Simulation (CIMS) in the Health Professions and Athletic Center. The CIMS provides simulation-learning activities for nursing, EMS, surgical technology, and radiologic technology professionals. She leveraged CIMS to increase revenue by developing professional development programs with Compass Regional Hospice, hosting the Mid-Atlantic Regional Human Patient Simulator Network with CAE Healthcare, and collaborating with the Maryland Film Office to film Investigative Discoveries. Farina has presented at international and regional meetings on debriefing, failure to rescue, and core concepts in simulation. Farina serves on the faculty of the Maryland Clinical Simulation Resource Consortium (MCSRC) and is a member of the MCSRC Steering Committee. She is also the Chief Financial Officer of SIMPL Simulation LLC.
Gary Geis, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is the Medical Director of the Center for Simulation and Research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has led the development of an internationally recognized simulation center and is a leader in the area of in situ simulation for systems integration.
Teresa N. Gore, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A, FAAN, is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning and Simulation at the University of South Florida College of Nursing in Tampa, Florida. She is a Past President of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). Major themes of Gore's work are the dissemination of the INACSL “Standards of Best Practice: Simulation” and how to operationalize the standards. These have been demonstrated by her involvement in the establishment of the INACSL and its development of the first standards of best practice, which were incorporated into the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Simulation Study. Gore has combined her expertise in clinical skills and simulation to advance the science of nursing by authoring multiple book chapters and journal articles. She is one of 35 Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators-Advanced (CHSE-A) worldwide. A recognized simulation expert, she has been invited to speak throughout North America, Europe, and China. Her unique knowledge base has enabled her to teach educators how to operationalize high-fidelity simulation templates using INACSL standards for baccalaureate and advanced practice nursing students.
Katie Anne Haerling, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma in the Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program. She earned her PhD in nursing from Washington State University in Spokane, Washington. Her current research includes the use of simulation to examine the effects of incivility on emotional status, team behavior, and performance, and a cost-utility analysis comparing virtual and mannequin-based simulation activities. Haerling's mission is to help identify the most effective and efficient ways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals and to contribute to the evidence base supporting better healthcare education. She believes improving healthcare providers’ education will support improved healthcare and a healthier nation and world. Her clinical expertise includes maternal-child and medical-surgical nursing.
Valerie M. Howard, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, FAAN, is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Duke University School of Nursing. She has more than 21 years of experience in higher education, with the past 14 years dedicated to researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative teaching methods as well as leadership and team-building experiences across the curriculum. Before joining the faculty at Duke, Howard served as Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and Assistant Dean for External Affairs at Robert Morris University (RMU). Howard created the Society for Simulation in Healthcare-accredited RMU Regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center and served as its founding director. She was President of the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) from 2011 to 2013 and received the INACSL Excellence Award in Research in 2010. Howard worked with a team to develop the inaugural Elsevier Simulation Learning System, a curricular support system to assist with the implementation of simulation experiences that is now used at more than 400 schools of nursing. She also developed the STRIVE Model to guide educators in designing and planning simulation programs at their institutions. She created the RMU Leadership in Simulation Instruction and Management Certificate Program to prepare faculty to implement simulation in their curricula. Howard earned her EdD in higher education administration and MSN (nursing education) from the University of Pittsburgh and her BSN from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, Professor and Dean of George Washington University School of Nursing, is internationally known for her research and work in nursing education and simulation. Throughout the academic community, she is well-regarded for her scholarly contributions to the development of innovative teaching strategies, experiential learning techniques, new pedagogies, and the delivery of content using technology. Jeffries's accomplishments have been recognized through prestigious teaching and research awards and honors from a number of national and international organizations, including NLN, AACN, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the INACSL.
Karen Josey, MEd, BSN, RN, CHSE, is the Simulation Senior Director for Banner Health. She has more than 41 years in nursing, with a background in leadership, simulation, ICU, medical imaging, and training center operations. Josey has worked in simulation since 2007, when Banner opened its first simulation center. Her scope includes leadership and operations of four simulation centers that cover six states. Josey has been integral in standardizing simulation throughout the Banner system as well as achieving accreditations through the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in all five standards. Josey is passionate about delivering realistic innovative products, from complex critical care mega-simulations for 500-plus learners, to in-situ simulations, to collaborating in the development of OB and trauma 360 virtual reality simulation videos for just-in-time education anywhere. She has been a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) since 2012 and participated in the initial CHSE pilot. Josey has numerous publications, including work on in-situ mock codes at a system level that produced positive patient outcomes.
Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD, MS, is an Associate Professor in the emergency medicine division at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He became a faculty member there 10 years ago, after completing his pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. Kerrey is the Research Director for the Center for Simulation and Research and co-leads the Medical Resuscitation Committee, overseeing peer review, quality assurance, and research activities for the shock trauma suite in the hospital's pediatric emergency department. His major academic focus is improving critical care delivery in high-acuity, low-frequency environments, with a focus on systems integration, in-situ simulation, and video-based data collection.
Steve Kopp, AIA, ACHA, is an Associate Vice President and Senior Designer at CannonDesign, an innovative architecture-engineering firm that specializes in healthcare, education, and research. As an interior architect with 20 years of experience in healthcare and medical education, Kopp believes that evidence-based design can be integrated with beautiful interior architecture to create functional and cost-effective solutions for institutional clients. He has completed large healthcare building projects for Kaiser Permanente and Texas Children's Hospital, as well as medical simulation projects for Houston Methodist and the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth. Kopp is a registered architect in California and Texas.
Thomas E. LeMaster, MSN, MEd, RN, CHSE, FSSH, is responsible for the operation of the simulation program at the University of Florida Center for Experiential Learning and Simulations. This includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of simulation educational program policies and procedures. He is also responsible for administrative tasks related to the simulation program. He assists teams to determine gaps in skills, care delivery, and critical thinking. With the assistance of content experts, LeMaster conducts formative evaluations, assesses clinical competencies, and coordinates and directs in-situ simulations in the hospital setting, including multidisciplinary team training. Previously, LeMaster served as Manager of Simulation at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, National Manager of SIMCARE Operations at Chamberlain College of Nursing, and Director of Operations for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital simulation program. This work included operations manual development, facilitation of education, and scenario development. In addition, LeMaster developed, implemented, and directed healthcare simulation education, and focused on teamwork, communication, and patient safety. He has participated and played a key role in operationalizing research activities including several federal AHRQ grants. LeMaster is a registered nurse with experience in pediatric and adult care.
Joseph O. Lopreiato, MD, MPH, CHSE-A, was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy Medical Corps in 1977 and received his MD degree from Georgetown University in 1981 under the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1984. He was then assigned as staff pediatrician and general medical officer at several locations before being assigned to the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. There, he became an Assistant Professor of pediatrics and clerkship coordinator. He completed a fellowship in faculty development at Michigan State University. He then completed a two-year fellowship in academic general pediatrics and earned a master's of public health at the University of Texas. In 1999, Lopreiato was named Program Director of the National Capital Consortium pediatric residency program. In 2003, he became the medical director of the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center at USU—a 30,000-square-foot facility that uses standardized patients, human patient simulators, task trainers, and virtual reality simulations to train 170 medical students, 45 advanced practice nurses, and several residency and fellowship programs in the Washington, DC, area. In 2009, he completed a 31-year career in the United States Navy Medical Corps and became a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, directing programs at the simulation center. He is currently the Associate Dean for Simulation Education and Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Nursing at USU.
Jody R. Lori, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, is Professor and Associate Dean for Global Affairs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, where she also serves as Director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery. A Fellow in the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Academy of Nursing, Lori's work uses community-based participatory research to develop and test new models of care to address the high rates of maternal and newborn mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research has examined the impact of maternity waiting homes as a system-based intervention to increase access to quality intrapartum and postpartum care for women and newborns in Liberia and Zambia living far from a health facility. Lori conducted the first trial of group antenatal care in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently conducting a cluster randomized controlled trial in Ghana to test the efficacy of group antenatal care.
Jennifer L. Manos, MBA, MSN, RN, is the Executive Director for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Prior to her employment with SSH, she was a critical care nurse and simulation education specialist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She received her bachelor of science in nursing, master of science in nursing, and master of business administration degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University. Manos has been involved in nonprofit management for 10 years. She has directly managed the development and implementation of the SSH accreditation program, the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, the Asia Pacific Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, the Regional SimOps conference, SSH general operations, and financial oversight for the organization. Manos was a pediatric critical care and trauma resuscitation nurse for 10 years and an education specialist with the Center for Simulation and Research at CCHMC for seven years. She developed and implemented various programs at CCHMC, including the Pediatric Emergency Management Simulation course, the Cardiac Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care Serious Safety Event Reduction courses, an institution-wide simulation mock code program, and simulation curriculum for testing new spaces and healthcare teams.
David Marzano, MD, has a strong background in the field of medical education. He serves as an educator for medical students at all levels of learning and for residents as the OBGYN Residency Program Director at Michigan Medicine. His area of research interest includes the use of simulation for educational purposes and the development of interprofessional team training to improve patient safety. As a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Simulation Working Group, he has been active in developing simulated-based curricula for the care of pregnant patients. He has also developed curricula addressing multidisciplinary care of pregnant patients as well as training modules for gynecologic surgical procedures.
Juli C. Maxworthy, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, CPHQ, CPPS, CHSE, FNAP, FSSH, has been a nurse for more than 30 years. She began her career working in an open heart and trauma unit. After her last clinical position as VP of Quality and Risk at a district hospital, she moved into academia full time and is currently a tenured Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco (USF). Her roles at USF have included teaching in the doctor of nursing practice (DNP)/executive leadership DNP program and the healthcare simulation program, working as Director of the Healthcare Simulation Program, and serving as chair of the Healthcare Leadership and Innovations Department. For more than a decade, Maxworthy has been involved in healthcare simulation. She served as the Secretary on the International Board of Directors for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) from 2017 to 2019 and is currently a Director at Large. She has led the revision of accreditation standards; is an accreditation program reviewer; is an Editor of the leading healthcare simulation textbook, Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs; and has written multiple articles, chapters, and textbooks on a variety of subjects. In 2017, she was inducted into the inaugural class of the SSH Fellows Academy. Maxworthy also served as Vice President on the International Board of Directors of Sigma Theta Tau International. In 2008, she founded a successful consulting firm called WithMax Consulting Inc. to provide healthcare consulting and medical writing services for the clinical development of experimental drugs.
Chris McClanahan, DNP, RN, CHSE, is the Director of Simulation and Interprofessional Education at St. David's School of Nursing, Texas State University. McClanahan is a highly motivated, focused, outcomes-oriented educator with experience operating and managing multiple interprofessional simulation centers within large universities in Central and West Texas. A dynamic and aggressive path has led McClanahan to progressive leadership development, equitable systems management, and successful educator and management roles. McClanahan received his BSN and MSN from Lubbock Christian University in 2009 and 2010, respectively, and his DNP from Texas Tech University in 2014. McClanahan's doctoral research took a deep dive into the operational and management practices of clinical simulation centers in the US. He received his Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification in 2017. McClanahan holds membership in numerous professional organizations, has served as a reviewer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's annual conference poster and podium presentations, and has served as chair of the Directors of SIM Centers SIG.
Gerald R. Moses, PhD, FSSH, is the Director of Medical Simulation Training at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of pioneering experience in advanced telesurgical and simulation training. He has demonstrated expertise in developing, directing, and leading simulation training of healthcare providers in academic medical centers and government facilities. Moses is a proven developer of medical simulation training and certification, helping to establish the technology as a viable education tool at more than 400 centers. He is skilled at coordinating and directing medical simulation training for medical residents, students, and healthcare providers in academic, medical, and research environments.
Mary D. Patterson, MD, MEd, FSSH, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician. She is the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and the Lou Oberndorf Professor of Healthcare Technology at the University of Florida, where she directs the Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation. Previously, she served as Associate Vice Chair of Medical Education and Executive Director of Simulation at the Children's National Medical Center and as Medical Director of the Cincinnati Children's Center for Simulation and Research. She is a Past President of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She currently serves on the board of directors for the International Pediatric Simulation Society. Patterson completed a master's in education at the University of Cincinnati and a patient safety fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her primary research interests relate to the use of medical simulation to improve patient safety, team performance, and human factors work related to patient safety. She is a federally funded investigator in these areas.
Shelly J. Reed, PhD, DNP, APRN, CNE, is an Associate Teaching Professor at Brigham Young University. She teaches in the area of maternal, child, and global health. She is the coordinator of an obstetric and pediatric simulation course. Reed began researching aspects of simulation debriefing in 2007. Both her DNP thesis and her PhD dissertation investigated this topic. Reed developed a tool called the Debriefing Experience Scale that evaluates the participant's debriefing experience and has shared this tool with researchers in the US and internationally. Recently, she developed a second debriefing evaluation tool that evaluates learning and engagement behaviors during debriefing. Clinically, Reed works as a nurse practitioner in OB emergency services. She has experience as a nurse practitioner and registered nurse in obstetrics, pain management, and pediatrics. Reed teaches obstetric and neonatal resuscitation courses internationally with LDS Charities.
Pamela W. Slaven-Lee, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CHSE, is an Associate Clinical Professor and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the George Washington University School of Nursing. Slaven-Lee is an accomplished nurse educator and higher education administrator. A Sigma Theta Tau International Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy Scholar, Slaven-Lee has extensive expertise in clinical education and simulation in nurse practitioner education. Her research on the families of US military service members and service to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Clinical Practice Committee directly influence evidence-based practice standards that affect healthcare quality measures and population health. She a founding board member of the Wreaths Across America military service organization.
Andrew E. Spain, MA, EMT-P, is the Director of Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. He has been a paramedic for 25 years—first in the Denver, Colorado, area, and later in the state of Missouri—doing both ground and air ambulance work. This evolved into directing an EMS education program for five years before moving to SSH. He has an MA in political science and is currently working on his dissertation for a PhD in education (with an emphasis in educational leadership and policy analysis) at the University of Missouri.
Linda Tinker, MSN, RN, is Director of Simulation for Banner Health. She has nearly 38 years of nursing experience, with a background focused primarily on leadership, education, and emergency nursing. Banner Health covers six states, has more than 50,000 employees, and runs four simulation centers, all accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and the American College of Surgeons. Tinker has spent the last 10 years of her career with the Banner Simulation System. She was part of the initial CHSE pilot. Her responsibilities include operations and leadership for two of the four centers, the design of a 55,000-square-foot virtual hospital, and the redesign and rebuilding of a 10,000-square-foot virtual-simulation hospital unit on site at one of Banner's university medical centers.
Cynthia Walston, FAIA, is a Principal with CannonDesign. A nationally recognized leader in laboratory and medical education design, Walston has designed more than 2.6 million square feet of academic and science facilities. She is a founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects and speaks regularly at national conferences about laboratory design and equipment planning. In 2013, Walston achieved the highest level of her profession, FAIA, due in large part to her accomplishments in lab design.