Dayna DowningChair
Dayna K. Downing MBA, MHA
Dayna Downing serves as the Chair of the Government Relations Committee. She has been a member of SSH since 2012. In her professional work, she is the program manager of the Center for Clinical Simulation for the health system of Children’s Health. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Her professional interests include operations, leadership, professional practice and ethics, decision-making and systems theory, social justice issues regarding healthcare disparities, and cultural competency. She has been selected to present nationally on systems impacting organizational change, and quality, patient and staff safety. She is interested in supporting other hospital based simulation programs by assisting them in demonstrating value by tying their program initiatives to their larger organizational strategic initiatives. Dayna may be reached by email at:

Gerald MosesVice Chair
Gerald Moses, PhD

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 since 2004.  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


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