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Cindy Price

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Cindy Price, graduated nursing school and began her nursing journey at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Working with great mentors she gained experience in a supportive Cardiac Intensive Care (ICU) Unit. Years later, she travelled around the United States, working in Medical, Neuro, Surgical and Trauma ICUs. Visiting fun cities and making great memories. After travel nursing, she settled down in Orlando, Florida and began working in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) as well as teaching American Heart Association AHA classes at Advent Health (AH). Later in her career, Cindy accepted a position as a Simulation Operational Specialist (SOS) to teach AHA classes and integrate simulation into the AHA curriculum. This role progressed into a Simulation Operations Manager role, responsibilities included daily operations of the Simulation Center and managing the SOS staff. After attaining her Master of Science in Medical and Healthcare Simulation at Drexel University, she transitioned into her current role of a Simulation Learning Strategist, writing evidence-based practice simulation scenarios at AH. Cindy is dual certified in simulation as a CHSOS and CHSE, she teaches institutional and university-based educators faculty development and simulation educational learning theory. AH is comprised of eight local hospital campuses of Advent Health in central Florida. Cindy is serving as the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance (FHSA) chair, she is looking forward to re-engaging and sustaining the local regional groups within Florida. Cindy is married, enjoys outdoor activities, visiting with friends and family and volunteering with her Therapy Dog Molly.

Vice Chair

Elisabeth McGee


Dr. Elisabeth McGee began her career as a physical and occupational therapist. She joined USAHS in 2005 and is based on the Saint Augustine, FL campus. She currently serves as Manager of Simulation Education and CICP Operations. She has experience in simulation, educational technology, academia, and clinical practice. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance Affinity Group through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She has served on several university committees including the Innovation Steering Committee, Transformational Steering Committee, the Faculty Development Committee, and the Technology Steering Committee. She has participated in key educational technology initiatives that revolve around effective simulated learning environments, online learning platforms, educational technology pilot processes, 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Technology which has a strong focus in simulated learning, innovation, and multimedia learning.




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The core mission of the Florida Healthcare Simulation Alliance Affinity Group (FHSA-AG) is to promote quality healthcare simulation practices for academic and clinical environments, in an effort to improve patient safety and patient outcomes, across the state of Florida.  FHSA-AG will serve as a regional resource to facilitate collaboration, networking, development and integration of best practices for the delivery of simulation-based healthcare education.  It will strive to support fledging simulation programs through direct mentorship and strengthen existing simulation programs through collaboration and shared best practices.