I am a pediatric anesthesiologist and have a passion for the advancement of simulation in healthcare to improve care and safety. My professional career has offered me the opportunity to understand finance but also to address controlled and healthy growth. Under my term as Treasurer and President of other organizations, I oversaw well over 25% growth annually. I have held a variety leadership and Board level positions over the last 14 years. My past experience, international travels, and leadership in the global initiatives have additionally made me appreciate how important it is to continue to foster the global community of pediatric simulation.
This is an organization that has flourished and truly seeks to meet its member needs with high quality content, networking, and other resources. I look forward to contributing to the growth and prosperity of IPSS by leveraging my financial, leadership, and administrative experience. My emphasis is to further the organization’s core values by ensuring fiscal security, and the ability to expand and offer important and novel value for its growing membership. This is a unique organization with tremendous potential.
I am a UK-trained Neonatologist working in Starship NICU in Auckland, New Zealand. I am a member of the Douglas Starship Simulation faculty and lead the simulation programmer in NICU. My key simulation interests include education, communication and patient safety. I have been an active member of IPSS since 2011, member of the Education Committee since 2012, am a past Co-Chair of the Education Committee (2017-2018) and a current member of the Board of Directors. In collaboration with others, I established the IPSS-INSPIRE Fellowship in 2018 and am on the working group leading this initiative. My vision for IPSS is to continue to support collaborative knowledge sharing and research development in the pediatric and perinatal simulation community. My wish for IPSS is to see an increasing number of non-physician members and to support and develop the ability of those still at the early stage of simulation.