Board of Director Current Election Results


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 1/26/2023: 


President Elect: Barry Issenberg, MD

Director, Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

"I hope to leverage my current and previous leadership experience in the role of president-elect to help SSH expand its purpose to serve the global community of practice to enhance the quality of healthcare. This will require a mindfulness and direct approach to ensure SSH reflects the composition and diversity of backgrounds and ideas that comprise its growing membership."



Secretary: Matthew Charnetski, MSMS, NRP, CHSE, CHSOS

Director, Simulation-Based Education and Research
Lebanon, New Hampshire

"In the next three years we have a unique opportunity to continue integrating simulation professionals to better share our practices and knowledge collaborating to push our industry and profession forward.Continuing and supporting the work of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Taskforce and the work taking place to connect our organization and increase the inclusivity of and accessibility to SSH is of the utmost priority to me. The increase in distance and virtual simulation and collaboration is an essential tool to better reaching out and connecting with the worldwide simulation community."


Director At Large: Marie Gilbert, DNP, MA, RN, CHSE

Director, Central California Center for Excellence in Nursing
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, California

"Different barriers and challenges have been faced, but SSH continues to lead with innovation, integrity, and vision. This agile leadership and positioning will continue during the next three years. My vision is a focus on resetting healthcare simulation post pandemic. The navigation of uncertainty and the experimentation and discovery of different ways to do things led to significant innovation during the pandemic. Learning from these experiences will guide the identification of future needs, challenges, and opportunities for simulationists."


Appointed Director At Large: Connie Lopez, MSN, CNS, CHSE-A, FSSH, CPHRM

Northern California Clinical Practice Consultant Perinatal Patient Safety
Livermore, California

"I envision the Society becoming a leader in promoting and facilitating healthcare simulation certification and collaborative research opportunities focused on improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.My goal as a member of the Board will be to support the vision of the organization while looking for ways to improve by listening the voice of our customers. My goal as a leader of the Society is to continue to advocate for the widespread use of simulation as an educational tool to improve patient safety and support this best practice as a standard for training locally, nationally, and internationally."

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