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SSH Board of Directors Elections have been announced!


The SSH Board of Directors elections have closed and the Executive Committee have ratified the results of the elections (per bylaws requirements). Thank you for your participation! Please welcome the following individuals as the newest members of the SSH Board beginning 1/24/2024: 


President Elect: Jared Kutzin, DNP, MS, MPH, RN, CHSOS, FSSH, FAAN

Director of Simulation, The Mount Sinai Hospital STAR Center
Emergency Medicine
New York, New York

"We, as a society, must continue our innovative ways so that we can continue to build the collaborative global community we helped establish and bring the knowledge and skills to our members. I hope to be able to leverage my current and previous leadership experiences in the role of president-elect to help SSH and our members build, collaborate, and innovate to serve the global simulation community. "



Treasurer: Michael Spooner, MD, MBA, CHSE, FACC, FHRS, FSSH

Program Director, MercyOne North Iowa Cardiology Fellowship| Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology | Healthcare Simulation Educator
Mason City Clinic
Mason City, Iowa

"In the role of treasurer, I feel my business background will continue to help position the SSH as the global leader in healthcare simulation. Future successes will be driven by our ability to value and promote our “competitive advantage” - the contributions of our simulation experts – educators, caregivers, scientists and simulation specialists.  Advocating for, supporting and growing our robust and innovative workforce will be continue to be the key to ensuring the future of the simulation field, as we work to influence key safety outcomes in our healthcare system."



Director At Large: Kim Leighton, PhD, CHSE, CHSOS, ANEF, FAAN

Executive Director, ITQAN Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

"I will continue to promote inclusion and connection on a global scale for organizations and individual simulationists, furthering the already extensive work SSH has done in this area. It is important for large societies to ensure that constituents’needs are met no matter where they live, the size of their simulation operation, or their level of knowledge and skills. SSH has the history and the vision to make this a reality through their Strategic Plan, and I look forward to joining other passionate advocates of simulation to achieve SSH’s Mission."




Newly Appointed Members to the 2024 SSH Board


Kristen Brown

Director At Large: Kristen Brown, DNP, CRNP, CPNP-AC, CHSE-A, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD






Aaron Calhoun

Director At Large: Aaron Calhoun, MD, FAAP, FSSH
University of Louisville
Pediatric Critical Care
Louisville, KY





Keith Littlewood

Director At Large: Keith Littlewood, MD, FASA, FSSH
Assistant Dean, School of Medicine University of Virginia Schools of Medicine and Nursing Simulation
Charlottesville, VA





Jarrod Young

Director At Large: Jarrod Young, MBA, BSE, CHSOS-A
Director of Operations, Technology and Business Development Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation @ UTHSC
Memphis, TN






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