Gerry Moses, PhD
Vice-Chair: Dr. Gerald Moses (Gerry) currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Government Relations Committee. He has been a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for eleven years. In his professional work, he is Program Manager for Medical Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology. He lives in Newark, Ohio. His professional interests include developing and enhancing medical simulation programs for both government and civilian agencies, devising technology solutions to healthcare challenges with specific reference to PTSD, and facilitating collaboration among government, industry and academia. Dr. Moses served as the first Director of Accreditation and Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. From 2007 until the end of 2010, he served as director of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Moses directed the clinical applications division of the Department of Defense Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). He has numerous publications on topics related to medical simulation, medical readiness and tele-surgery. Dr. Moses can be reached by email at Gerald.Moses@gdit.com
Sharon Decker, RN, Ph.D., ANEF, FAAN
Sharon Decker, RN, Ph.D., ANEF, FAAN is the Associate Dean for Simulation, a Professor in the School of Nursing, the Executive Director of The F. Marie Hall SimLife Center, and Covenant Health System Endowed Chair in Simulation and Nursing Education at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She was the past Director of the Health Sciences Center’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP): Interprofessional Teamwork. Dr Decker has been engaged in simulation-based activities since the mid 1900’s to include using simulation for both learning and assessment and education of educators related to integrating simulation into curricula, and techniques related to the debriefing process. Dr. Decker’s educational research, supported by multiple grants, is related to how simulation can be used to improve learning and promote professional and interprofessional competencies. She currently serves as the Chair of the Certification Committee for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. As a past member of the Standards Committee for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Dr. Decker was the lead author for two evidence-based standards. Dr. Decker has been the recipient of the Texas Tech’s Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Teaching Award and the TTUHSC President’s award for Academic Achievement, Excellence in Teaching, and Outstanding Professor. Dr. Decker is a fellow in the Academy of Nursing Education and American Academy of Nursing.