Staff and Faculty

The interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS) is directed by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in education, clinical training, and simulation technologies. Collectively they ensure that our users have the highest quality hands-on experience that ultimately leads to increased patient safety and expert patient care.

Michele P. Pugnaire, MD
Executive Director, iCELS
Senior Associate Dean, Educational Affairs

Tanya Zinkus
Director of Business Operations

Kathleen Altomare
Financial Analyst

Laura Cardin
Training Coordinator, Surgical Skills

Jen Donham
Education Program Coordinator

Anne Gilroy
Director for Imaging and Anatomy Resources

Madeline Johns
Education Program Specialist

Iris Lika
Education Event Specialist

Sarah McGee, MD, MPH
Educational Programming Coordinator

Sylvia Stanhope
Education Program Specialist

Melinda Taylor, BS 
Senior Engineer

Maureen Wassef, RN, MSN, PhD
Graduate School of Nursing

Scott Wellman, MD
Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement

Jorge Yarzebski, BA, NREMT-P
Simulation Specialist, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

iCELS Partners

Michael Kneeland, MD
Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education

Paulette Seymour-Route, PhD, RN, MS
Dean, Graduate School of Nursing

Mary Zanetti, EdD
Senior Director, Institutional Research, Evaluation & Assessment

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