Simulation Center

Our Team


Leslie D. Catron

Leslie D. Catron, M.A.ED, BSN, RN, CHSE

Simulation Center Director and Instructor


See me for:

  • Center operations & policy
  • Simulation theory, learning, design and application
  • Simulation community networking and outreach
  • Simulation-based education training and standards of best practice
  • Simulation assessment and evaluation
  • Center availability and scheduling including tours
  • Strategic & Business Planning


Nanami Yoshioka

Nanami Yoshioka, MA

Standardized Patient Educator


See me for:

  • Standardized Patient pro-gram including SP recruitment and training
  • OSCE case development, checklists and rubrics
  • OSCE scheduling
  • SIMULATIONiQ trouble-shooting & running re-ports
  • SIMULATIONiQ grading
  • OSCE assessment and evaluation


Simulation Specialist, Mixed Reality TBD

See me for:

  • Augmented Reality implementation
  • HoloLens integration
  • HoloAnatomy design
  • Butterfly Ultrasound integration
  • Computer-based simulation possibilities and integration
  • Virtual Reality possibilities and integration
  • Audio-Visual support in the Center


Ralph Herrera

Ralph Herrera, BS, EMT-P

Simulation Specialist, Operations


See me for:

  • Advanced Technology Manikin use and learning
  • Manikin training
  • Scenario design and re-sources for patient cases
  • Orientation to the Simulation Center
  • Debriefing theory and models for reflection
  • Order, purchase and integration of equipment and supplies
  • Pre-Hospital Services EMS


Sierra Ross

Sierra Ross

Simulation Center Supply Clerk


See me for:

  • Simulation Center supply inventory information, ordering, and organization
  • Simulation Center supply needs and restocking
  • Assistance in simulation setup and takedown
  • Assistance in simulation moulage
  • Assistance in simulation scenario preparation
  • Working with equipment vendors