Natalya Kusheleva, MS, PAC, CHSE  

Natalya serves as the Chair of Affiliation Sub-committee and a member of the External Strategic and Partnership Committee (ESRC). She has been a member of SSH since 2013. In her professional work, she is the Director of the Staten Island University Hospital Patient Safety Institute and clinical education programs, Northwell Health System. Her professional interests include process improvement in critical care areas and clinical crisis resources management and patient safety initiatives in healthcare through simulation education. In addition to being responsible for the daily operations of the Simulation Center, she collaborates with stakeholders to develop course content for the simulation curriculum, leads the design development and the delivery of those initiatives and teaches simulation instructors’ courses. Natalya is an active faculty educator for simulation based curriculum at the Wagner College Physician Assistant program. She lives in Staten Island, New York.


Vice Chair
John Dean, RN BA(Open) PG Cert 


John Dean is the Vice-Chair of the Affilitions Committee and a member of the External Strategic Relations Committee of SSH. He has been an SSH member since 2013. He is an Executive member of the New Zealand Association for Simulation (NZASH) in Healthcare and was NZASH Chair from 2013 - 2015.

John is a Professional Practice Fellow  at the University of Otago, Christchurch Simulation Centre in New Zealand. He is also a Rural Nurse Specialist working in the Canterbury region of the South Island.

John’s teaching cohorts include undergraduate medical students in years 4 – 6 and post-graduate nursing students studying a variety of papers. He is currently developing a simulation based education programme for the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) programme starting February 2016.

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