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

Laura Cardin
Training Coordinator, Surgical Skills

Anne Carroll
Director, Graduate School of Nursing Lab

Wendy L. Gammon, MA, MEd
Standardized Patient Program Director & Trainer

Anne Gilroy
Director for Imaging and Anatomy Resources

Madeline Johns
Education Program Specialist 



Kerry Markey
Simulation Technician

Sarah McGee, MD, MPH
Educational Programming Coordinator

Caitrin Reynolds
Education Program Specialist

Sylvia Stanhope
Education Program Specialist

Melinda Taylor, BS 
iCELS Engineer

Eileen Terrill, RN, PhD
Director, Graduate Entry Pathway Program, Graduate School of Nursing

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

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


Michael Kneeland, MD
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Allied Health; Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs