Wanda Goranson,MSN, RN-BC, CHSE

Wanda GoransonWanda serves as the vice chair of the Meeting Oversight Commission. She has been a member of SSH since 2009.  She previously served on the Education Committee and as a 2015 IMSH Planning Chair.  She also serves on the SSH CHSE prep committee and CHSOS prep committee.  Wanda’s vision for a hospital based simulation center started in 2008, with the development of a business plan for a centralized simulation center. She started a lab with two rooms and after several years of positive educational outcomes, she gained support to add staff and expand to a 6,000 sq. ft. center. She currently serves as the manager and educator at the Dorner~Villeneuve Simulation Education Center at UnityPoint Health, a multihospital system in Des Moines, Iowa.  Wanda nursing background includes working both in a small rural hospital and in an ICU in a large urban hospital. She is active in implementation of TeamSTEPPS in her institution as well as many other interprofessional simulations.  She received the “2014-2015 Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Wanda can be contacted at

Vice Chair

Geoff Miller, MS, EMT-P


Meeting Oversight Commission

The Meetings Oversight Commission supports the mission of SSH by providing longitudinal guidance related to the location, structure, and planning of all simulation meetings including, annual, international, and regional meetings sponsored by the Society. The Meetings Oversight Commission works closely with the Finance and Audit Committee to make recommendations regarding costs, honoraria, and conflicts of interest. This commission is responsible for recommending Planning Committee chair(s) for all Society-sponsored conferences and for approving keynote speakers.

Sub Committee
IMSH Planning

Staff Liaison: Andrea Burtnick

MOC Call to Service

Dear SSH Members,

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the Society who have expressed interest in conference planning oversight to apply for the one open position on the Meetings Oversight Commission (MOC). The MOC is comprised of members who represent a spectrum of expertise and experience in healthcare simulation, including meeting management.

The SSH bylaws specify the role of the MOC committee:

“The Meeting Oversight Commission shall be responsible for assuring the longitudinal quality, integrity and financial success of the Society sponsored meetings through the synergistic development of strategies, analyses, efficiencies, quality control, and cross promotional activities. The Meeting Oversight Commission shall be responsible for overseeing the work of the IMSH Planning Committee and any other Society’s “Meeting” Planning Committees, so that all requisite policies, procedures, processes, quality standards, and legal and financial requirements are met and maintained.”

After the amended bylaws are approved there will be 4 open positions on the commission. If you are interested in becoming a member of the MOC, I request that you include a brief, focused CV (<300 words with your online submission) to convey your interest in serving as a member of the commission.  The term of service will be staggered and are one (1) to three (3) years. Members of the MOC should plan to attend monthly teleconferences.

Please email any requests, comments or questions to or to

Our timelines are:

From now: Email questions directly to: and submit your interest here: or follow these steps:

  • Log-in to with your username and password
  • Select Home, then “My SSH”
  • Select the button labeled “Committee Member Interest form”
  • Complete the required steps

March 16: Closing date for submission of interest for the committee

March 23: Confirmation of new member

Thank you,

Wanda Goranson

Chair of the Meetings Oversight Commission 

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