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Gerry Moses, PhD

Vice-Chair:  Dr. Gerald Moses (Gerry) currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Government Relations Committee.  He has been a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare for eleven years.  In his professional work, he is Program Manager for Medical Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology.   He lives in Newark, Ohio.  His professional interests include developing and enhancing medical simulation programs for both government and civilian agencies, devising technology solutions to healthcare challenges with specific reference to PTSD, and facilitating collaboration among government, industry and academia. Dr. Moses served as the first Director of Accreditation and Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. From 2007 until the end of 2010, he served as director of the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation (MASTRI) Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Moses directed the clinical applications division of the Department of Defense Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).  He has numerous publications on topics related to medical simulation, medical readiness and tele-surgery.  Dr. Moses can be reached by email at


Becky Damazo

I have worked in the field of simulation for 12 years and have experience with simulation instruction.  I successfully developed the Rural Northern California Clinical Simulation center which is a partnership between 3 hospitals and one academic center.  I have broad experience in simulation instruction and created the Simulation Educator Pathway.  I have served on numerous simulation committees in the area of technology and marketing including the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Counsel.  I developed instructor courses for educators and am part of the California Simulation Alliance team of instructors.  I developed a local simulation collaborative group called the Rural North Area Simulation Collaborative.  I have taught numerous classes for IMSH, INACSL and other simulation conferences.  In addition, I have written several book chapters for simulation textbooks that are in widespread use.  I completed the SimLearn Advanced Simulation Fellowship at UCSF.  My clinical experience includes work as a simulation director and professor of nursing at California State University, Chico.  Recent research has focused on code recording.


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The Certification Council shall be responsible for assuring the integrity of the Society’s certification program; including standards, policies, procedures, and processes; and for verifying that all requisite compliance, regulatory and quality standards are met and maintained.

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