Meeting Oversight Commission


Wanda Goranson,MSN, RN-BC, CHSE

Wanda GoransonWanda serves as the vice chair of the Meeting Oversight Commission. She has been a member of SSH since 2009.  She previously served on the Education Committee and as a 2015 IMSH Planning Chair.  She also serves on the SSH CHSE prep committee and CHSOS prep committee.  Wanda’s vision for a hospital based simulation center started in 2008, with the development of a business plan for a centralized simulation center. She started a lab with two rooms and after several years of positive educational outcomes, she gained support to add staff and expand to a 6,000 sq. ft. center. She currently serves as the manager and educator at the Dorner~Villeneuve Simulation Education Center at UnityPoint Health, a multihospital system in Des Moines, Iowa.  Wanda nursing background includes working both in a small rural hospital and in an ICU in a large urban hospital. She is active in implementation of TeamSTEPPS in her institution as well as many other interprofessional simulations.  She received the “2014-2015 Excellence in Teaching Award” from the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Wanda can be contacted at

Vice Chair

Geoff Miller, MS, EMT-P


Meeting Oversight Commission

The Meetings Oversight Commission supports the mission of SSH by providing longitudinal guidance related to the location, structure, and planning of all simulation meetings including, annual, international, and regional meetings sponsored by the Society. The Meetings Oversight Commission works closely with the Finance and Audit Committee to make recommendations regarding costs, honoraria, and conflicts of interest. This commission is responsible for recommending Planning Committee chair(s) for all Society-sponsored conferences and for approving keynote speakers.

Sub Committee
IMSH Planning

Staff Liaison: Andrea Burtnick

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