Board of Directors

SSH Members elect individuals to serve in these important positions. Board Members have the opportunity to share their talent and knowledge to help shape SSH and the future of simulation in healthcare. To be on the Board, individuals must be a current member in good standing and have been a member for at least two years. In addition, these individuals must have performed at least one year of service in an SSH leadership role.

Elections are done during the fall with the new Board Members taking office after IMSH each year. Length of service for each position is defined in the SSH Bylaws.  Contact Andrea Burtnick if you have any questions about the SSH Board.



Christine Park, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL


Joe Lopreiato, MD, MPH, CHSE
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD


Chad Epps, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 
Memphis, TN



Don Combs, PhD
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, Virginia


Juli Maxworthy, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNL,
University of San Francisco
Orinda, CA



Bob Armstrong, MS
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA

Jennie Struijk, MEd, CHSE
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Adam Levine, MD
Icahn School of Medicine
New York, NY
Bill Lewandowski, BA, MS
North America Business Development
Daytona Beach, FL

Ralph James MacKinnon, BSc (hons), MB, ChB, FRCA
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK 
Edwin Ozawa, MD, PhD
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Tufts University School of Medicine
Burlington, Massachusetts


Ilya Shekhter, CHSE
University of Miami
Miami, FL 

Jayne Smitten, PhD, MEd, CHSE-A,
Hawai'i Pacific University
College of Health & Society
Kanoehe, Oahu
Jayne Smitten
Demian Szyld, MD, EdM
Senior Director, Institute for Medical Simulation
Center for Medical Simulation
Boston, Mass.

Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Katie Walker, MBA, RN
The Simulation Center
Bronx, New York

Executive Director

Jennifer Manos, RN, MSN, MBA
Executive Director
Cincinnati, OH

Jennifer Manos
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