IMSH Planning Committee
Jarrod Young, MBA, BSE, CHSOS-A is the Operations Lead and Interim Co-Director at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS). Mr. Young received his Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2012 and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2020. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety from UAB, as well as a certification from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist- Advanced (CHSOS-A).
Since his arrival in 2016, Mr. Young oversees the operations of all healthcare simulation activities within the 45,000 square foot facility at CHIPS. With a strong focus on process management, operational efficiency, and quality improvement methodologies, Mr. Young organizes the day-to-day operations of CHIPS and provides guidance to the Simulation Specialists and Simulation Technologist that make up the operations team.
Prior to his time at CHIPS, Mr. Young served as a Clinical Simulation Specialist at UAB’s Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS). During his time with OIPS, Jarrod was project lead on multiple OIPS strategic priorities, including product design projects with the School of Engineering, and was responsible for training and supervising simulation specialists, simulation technicians, and work study students in OIPS. Before entering the field of healthcare simulation, he worked as a rehabilitation engineer where he specialized in rehabilitation assistive technologies, including ergonomic considerations, product design, and product modifications.
In addition to his responsibilities at CHIPS, Mr. Young volunteers in many different roles and committees within the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). He is currently a volunteer Accreditation Site Reviewer and voting member of the Accreditation Council. He also serves as the Co-Chair for the Education Workgroup within the Simulation Operations and Technology Section (SOTS). Mr. Young also served as a team member on the development of the CHSOS-A certification and currently serves as a member of the CHSOS Advisory Team. He previously served as a Planning Co-Chair for the SimOps 2021 conference in Tampa, FL and currently serves as a Planning Co-Chair for the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) 2023 that will take place in Orlando, FL.
LINDA WILSON, PHD, RN, CPAN, CAPA, NPD-BC, CNE, CNEcl, CHSE-A, FASPAN, ANEF, FAAN is an Assistant Dean for Continuing Education, Simulation and Events & a Clinical Professor at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wilson completed her BSN at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pennsylvania, and completed her MSN in Critical Care and Trauma at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She completed her PhD in Nursing Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in Newark.
Linda has several certifications; Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Advanced (CHSE-A), Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), Certified Academic Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl) and Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development. Linda has dedicated many years to the education of simulation educators from all backgrounds through innovative continuing education training programs.
Linda currently serves SSH through the Nursing Section, the CHSE-A Review Committee, the Certification Sub-Committee, the Perioperative Special Interest Group and was recently appointed as a 2023 IMSH Co-chair.
SEAN CAVANAUGH is the Associate Director of Simulation Education at NYU Langone – Long Island in Mineola, New York. He has 15 years of experience in Healthcare Simulation. Sean is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist, as well as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. He has his MBA from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. Sean previously served as Chair of the Simulation Operations and Technology Section (SOTS) for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and planning co-chair for SimOps 2018.