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iCELS-staff-interdisciplinary-team-diverse-inclusive-support-learners-competencies.jpgThe field of simulation is constantly evolving. A broad base formed by our interdisciplinary team brings together insights in clinical care, education methodologies, simulation technologies, and patient communication strategies, to keep pace with and create a launchpad for better outcomes through simulation. Our ultimate goal is increased patient safety and expert patient care.

An Interdisciplinary Team in Action

Melissa Fischer, MD MEd
Executive Director, iCELS
Assistant Vice Provost for Interprofessional and Instructional Innovation

Kathleen Altomare
Staff Accountant

Tom Bohigian
Simulation Technician

Peterson Jeudy
Education Program Specialist

Matthew Kersey

IT MedXR Intern

Bridget Latour
Education Program Specialist

Cesar Merida
Simulation Technician

Elizabeth Nadeau
Administrative Coordinator II

Melissa Puliafico
Director, Educational Affairs

Sylvia Stanhope
Administrative Manager

Isaac Torres Gutierrez
Simulation Technician II 

Kendra Vandervalk
Education Program Specialist II

Jorge Yarzebski, BA, CHSE, NRP, FP-C
Simulation Educator, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

Jacob Ward
Senior Project Manager

Anne Weaver, RN, MS, CHSE
Simulation Educator, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator


Laura Cardin
Training Coordinator, Surgical Skills

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

Center for Academic Achievement (CAA): Clinical Students

Tracy Kedian, MD
Director, Center for Academic Achievement
Assistant Dean, Academic Achievement

Nneka Onwubueke, MD
Clinical Mentor, Center for Academic Achievement

Deanna Richmond, MD
Clinical Mentor, Center for Academic Achievement

Lisa Shay
Project Coordinator

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