External Relations Committee

ESRC Chair

Dayna K. Downing MBA, MHA 

Dayna Downing serves as the Chair of the External Strategic Relations Committee (ESRC), former Vice Chair of ESRC, and immediate past Chair of the Government Relations Subcommittee.  In her professional role, she is the manager of Simulation and Technology Education for Children’s Health System of Texas, in Dallas, where she is responsible for the vision, long-range strategy, and overall quality and sustainability of the simulation and clinical informatics education programs. She has been a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) since 2012. Dayna continues to contribute to SSH as a subject matter expert for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist examination, a member of the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator examination subcommittee, and as an associate editor for the Healthcare Simulation Dictionary.
Dayna’s professional and personal interests include the following: healthcare disparities, issues of social justice and equality, technology, communication and linguistics, organizational theory, ethics, politics, and education. 
She can be reached by email at: dayna.downing@downing.mba


ESRC Vice Chair

Keith Littlewood 

External Strategic Relations Committee

The External Strategic Relations Committee shall be responsible for engaging with other organizations, both domestic and international, including other professional societies, associations and networks, healthcare practitioners and providers, the simulation industry, governmental agencies, and the public, to ensure that all Society programming with external partners contributes directly to the fulfillment of the Society’s mission and goals.


Affiliations Subcommittee
Corporate Roundtable
Government Relations Subcommittee
Strategic Partnerships Subcommittee

NOAH Governance

Keith Littlewood, MD
Jamie M Robertson, PhD, MPH
Vice Chair
Dayna K. Downing, MBA, MHA
Board Liaison


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