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: 

President Elect: Jayne Smitten, Phd, MEd, CHSE-A, FSSH

Associate Dean; Director Experiential Simulation Center
Hawai'i Pacific University
College of Health & Society
Honolulu, Hawai'i

“My leadership vision for the Society of Simulation in Healthcare for the next three years focuses on the mission and expansion of our diverse, holistic opportunities as a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary network of simulation professionals. Vital prospects exist for investing in training, education, and research for our future in simulation wherever we are. The value of what we have and where we are going is hidden in these prospects.”

Treasurer: John M. O'Donnell, RN, MSN, CRNA, DrPH

University of Pittsburgh/WISER
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“As Treasurer, I have diligently worked with our investment partners and our online banking partners in oversight of investments, in allocation of cash reserves, and in prompt payment of vendors. Further, in 2020, the financial position of the Society was audited and I am pleased to report that we had a completely clean audit with no areas of concern identified. Because of wise decisions by current and previous Boards and Treasurers, as well as vigilant, conservative management during the pandemic, the financial position of the Society is stronger today than ever before.”




Director At Large: Dawn M. Schocken, MPH, PhD

Director, Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation
University of South Florida/Medicine
Tampa, Florida

“My personal mission has been to extend the reaches of simulation to every corner of our global community attempting to reach each healthcare provider, either on the front line, the research arm, the teaching arm, of the preventive arm through simulation education.”



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