Mary Anne Rizzolo


Mary Anne Rizzolo, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Dr. Rizzolo is a member of the SSH Board and serves as the Board liaison to the Certification Committee and chairs the Fellowship Academy Committee. She has been a member of SSH since 2007.  In the 1980’s she pioneered the development of screen-based interactive patient case study simulations that won national and international awards. During her tenure at the National League for Nursing (NLN) she managed all of the simulation projects.  She retired from NLN in 2010 but maintains an active consulting practice. Her most recent focus has been on the use of simulation for high stakes assessment.  She lives in Scotch Plains, NJ and may be reached by email at:

Carla Pugh

Vice Chair

Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS

Doctor Carla Pugh is currently Vice-Chair of Education and Patient Safety in the Department of Surgery at University Wisconsin, Madison. She is also Director of UW-Health’s Inter-Professional Clinical Simulation Program. Her clinical area of expertise is Acute Care Surgery. The use of simulation technology to assess and quantitatively define hands-on clinical skills is one of her major research areas. In 2011 Dr. Pugh received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.


Healthcare Academy Committee

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy (SSHA) Committee shall be responsible for assuring the integrity of the Society’s fellowship program; including standards, policies, procedures, and processes; and for verifying that all requisite compliance, regulatory and quality standards are met and maintained.

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