What is a SimCapture Impact Manager?
Did you know that SimCapture users have a dedicated Impact Manager who will be a "guide by the side" to support long-term program success? At no additional cost, for the lifetime of your subscription, a SimCapture Impact Manager can help you:
With extensive clinical experience, deep insights into simulation education, and detailed product knowledge, this team will help reduce hurdles, increase efficiency, and give you peace of mind knowing that Laerdal is here to support your program every step of the way as you build your knowledge and expertise with SimCapture.
No more manual tracking. We'll help you utilize flexible, automated, and detailed reporting on a course, learner, and session level that creates insightful data with trends and statistics on performance.
Let us help you fully leverage recording capabilities, debriefing, portfolio tracking, scheduling, and reporting - all managed through SimCapture. Get the most out of your system to increase teaching efficiency and better support learners.
Standardize assessments for formative and summative evaluations to create continuity in your simulation program, making experiences replicable and equitable. We'll show you how.
- Ashley Mellert MPAS, PA-C
The University of Charleston, Physician Assistant Program
Chris Ryals is a SimCapture for Skills Impact Manager at Laerdal Medical. Chris joined Laerdal in 2022 and has had many years of experience obtained from his previous role as the Operations Program Manager for the Navy Medical Modeling and Simulation Training office.
Chris is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist recognized by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare with a background in Pre-Hospital and Nursing Education. He served as a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy for 10 years specializing as a Radiation Health Technician and Naval Medical Instructor. During his time as a Medical Instructor, he received the Master Training Specialist and Allied Health Instructor certifications having accumulated over 6,000 hours of teaching and skills lab experience.
Chris aims to leverage his expertise in curriculum development, adult education best practices, and medical skill development, to create training programs that are effective, efficient, and engaging.
Liz Garcia is the SimCapture Impact Manager at Laerdal for clients in the western United States and Canada and has been proudly working with SimCapture since 2015. She began her career in customer relations working for PFSweb out of Texas where she managed high-name clients such as Nokia and Chanel assisting with their website productivity, call center tracking, and the shipping and receiving of their products out of a central warehouse in Memphis, TN.
Moving to Alaska in 2010 she shifted slightly to the marketing side of customer service helping small to medium-sized businesses build their first websites and understand the benefits of both search engine optimization as well as online advertising.
In each role, her ultimate goal was the success of every client through continued engagement and full utilization of the products and services each company offered. Providing guidance and reporting to show data behind each business decision was her focus then and that persists today. Whether the need was to expose poor packaging due to continued damage or to see what advertising channel produced the highest return, it was data-driven.
As an Impact Manager for Laerdal’s SimCapture software, she now aims to help each client utilize SimCapture to gain similar valuable data in order to achieve their individual simulation objectives. Liz also maintains a desire to help clients standardize their programs to assist not only with efficiency but also with a potential target of accreditation. In full support of Laerdal’s overarching company goal to save more lives, she drives to engage with as many clients as possible in hopes of creating a positive impact on that effort.
Liz is based out of Castle Rock, Colorado where she enjoys hiking and snowboarding with her husband Shane. She has a sincere love of dogs, sunny days, American football, travel and don’t forget the wine!
Erin Ziegler, MSN, RN, CNE is the SimCapture Impact Manager at Laerdal for the Midwest-US and Eastern Canada regions. In this role, Erin supports universities and hospitals in their utilization of SimCapture simulation management platform to help meet their program’s needs and goals while meeting standards of practice.
Before joining the Laerdal team in 2022, Erin worked as a registered nurse and nurse educator for over 15 years. She is a Certified Nurse Educator through the National League of Nursing and received her BSN and MSN in Nursing Education at Maryville University. Clinically, Erin’s background is pediatrics and community health, and served as a CPR and CPI instructor in both roles. Academically, she has experience as faculty in classroom, clinical, lab, and online instruction. She has served in leadership roles such as Simulation Coordinator, Associate Dean of Faculty, and Manager of the Center of Academic Success. Erin has an in-depth knowledge of program and simulation operations, faculty and curriculum development, student success and progression. She is passionate about supporting learners and educators in utilizing technology and simulation to develop critical thinking, problem solving and clinical judgment, and apply their theoretical knowledge to patient care.
Erolle Garner is an Impact Manager for the South Central territory for North America. She holds degrees in Community Leadership and Development as well as Sociology. She has extensive knowledge in designing, implementing, and evaluating simulation-based training programs for healthcare professionals.
Erolle is an effective communicator and collaborator, having worked with interdisciplinary teams to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her background in health simulation operations and academic affairs allows her to work with a diverse population within the healthcare field.
Johanna Mudry is an accomplished medical simulation professional with experience designing, developing, and implementing simulation programs aimed at improving patient safety and healthcare outcomes. Her impressive portfolio includes serving at renowned institutions such as Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety, as well as The Dr. Robert and Dorothy Rector Clinical Skills & Simulation Center of Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
Johanna's in-depth knowledge of medical simulation technology, curriculum design, and program implementation has been instrumental in helping simulation centers achieve their training objectives with the utmost fidelity. As an Enterprise Impact Manager, Johanna is responsible for guiding simulation professionals across the Mid-Atlantic region and collaborating with healthcare organizations to conceptualize, test, and launch innovative simulation curricula utilizing SimCapture. She is deeply committed to advancing the field of medical simulation and improving patient safety through industry-leading training programs and technology.
Johanna is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, where she contributes her knowledge and expertise to the advancement of the field. She has also represented Laerdal at numerous Mini-SUNs throughout the region and the Philadelphia Area Simulation Consortium. Her dedication to social change has been evident since graduating with honors from Temple University with a B.A. and earning an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. Her 20 years of working in diverse roles, including building homes for families, tutoring and mentoring youth, working for environmental or healthcare improvements, writing grants and fundraising, and getting out the vote, make her an exceptional change agent.
Lauren Kowalewski is a SimCapture Impact Manager at Laerdal for the Northeast region, serving New England and New York.
Lauren obtained her bachelor's degree in health sciences in 2007 and her master's degree in organizational leadership in 2021, both from Quinnipiac University. She brings with her over 7 years of simulation experience that focused heavily on OSCEs, both formative and summative, utilizing standardized patients. Lauren has experience in leading procedure events using task trainers, and also interprofessional events spotlighting implicit bias and patient communication. Her experience from working at Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine being a coordinator for the Standardized Patient & Assessment Center has allowed her to interact with faculty and students of all healthcare disciplines and become part of their educational journey.
As part of the impact team, Lauren helps customers achieve outcomes by promoting utilization of the system with a goal in creating a space for innovation, standardization, and independence for each of them. She is an active member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and her research interests in simulation include SimEx situations such as active shooter training and other rescue services.
Lauren, her husband, and two daughters reside in Connecticut.
Linsey Shupe is a highly skilled SimCapture for Skills Impact Manager at Laerdal. This position involves working closely with customers to analyze their workflow, simulation curriculum, and objectives, and develop tailored solutions to meet their needs. With an unwavering focus on providing exceptional customer experience, Linsey delivers end-to-end implementation of Laerdal's software, providing education, onboarding, and ongoing support to ensure continued success.
Linsey brings a wealth of experience to her role, having previously worked in social work, education, and mental health. Her career has been defined by a steadfast commitment to advocating for improved health and wellness outcomes through the innovative utilization of technology and education.
As a dedicated customer success professional, Linsey is deeply committed to helping her clients achieve their goals. She takes pride in helping them achieve a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment in their simulation activities. Her passion for helping others and her expertise in simulation technology make her an invaluable member of the Laerdal team.
Dr. Mary Beth Maguire, DNS, RN, CNE, CHSE is a SimCapture Impact Manager for the Southeastern United States and Caribbean Islands.
Before joining the Laerdal SimCapture team, she was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Mary Beth has wide-ranging experience in healthcare simulation through her work as a Simulation Coordinator and pioneering work with simulation curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation. In this role, she optimized digital solutions to manage operations. Her professional experience includes creating and instructing undergraduate and graduate-level technology courses. In addition, she has been involved with interprofessional education initiatives within her community.
Dr. Maguire’s clinical background includes working as a Nurse Practitioner in General Surgery at the University of California Davis Medical Center. In addition, she has experience as a Clinical Nurse and Clinical Instructor at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Mary Beth is dual certified as a Nurse Educator and Healthcare Simulation Educator. She has authored several publications on simulation innovation, faculty development, and interprofessional education.
Dr. Maguire earned her Doctor of Nursing Science from Kennesaw State University, where she was a Clendenin Fellow. She also earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Otterbein University.
She enjoys advancing the practice of simulation through partnering with her customers to realize the full potential of their training operations.