Credentialing Oversight Commission


Beth Mancini, RN, PhD, NE-BC, FAHA, ANEF, FAAN

Beth ManciniBeth serves as the Chair of the Credentialing Oversight Committee. She has been a member of SSH since 2007. In her professional work she is Professor, Chair for Undergraduate Nursing at UT Arlington. She holds Baylor Professorship for Healthcare Research, is a Fellow in American Academy of Nursing, Fellow of the American Heart Association and Fellow in NLN’s Academy of Nurse Educators. Beth has served as SSH President, member of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada’s Simulation Task Force, STTI’s Simulation & Emerging Technologies Advisory Group, and WHO’s Initiative on Training, Simulation and Patient Safety. Beth may be reached at

Vice Chair

Janice Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF


Dr. Palaganas is an emergency nurse and nurse practitioner with two masters in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate of philosophy from Loma Linda University where she studied healthcare simulation as a platform for interprofessional education. She was the implementing director of accreditation and certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and continues as a member of the Board of Review for the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Programs. Dr. Palaganas has experience as faculty for schools of nursing, public health, business administration, emergency medicine and medicine. She has been involved nationally and internationally researching healthcare simulation for interprofessional education and has been an invited speaker on topics related to interprofessional education, debriefing, healthcare simulation, program development, patient safety, and accreditation.


Credentialing Oversight Commission

The Credentialing Oversight Commission shall be responsible for advancing the Society’s credentialing products and services through the synergistic development of strategies, analyses, efficiencies, quality control, and cross promotional activities. The Credentialing Oversight Commission shall be responsible for overseeing the work of the Certification Committee, Accreditation Committee, and Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy Committee, so that all requisite compliance, regulatory and quality standards are met and maintained.

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