As IPSS’s Executive Director I work directly with the the IPSS Boards of Directors and am responsible for day-to-day operational activities and the ultimate satisfaction of it’s members. I manage the affairs of the association including supervision of staff, financial and investment management (along with the Treasurer), maintenance/enforcement of the Bylaws, goals, objectives and policies of the association, and overall general management of the daily activities and administration. I serve as staff liaison to the President and Governing Board, helping provide strategic guidance for the association as well as Board development.
I have over 18 years of association management experience, serving as Executive Director for multiple membership organizations. I have a depth of experience including organizational management, board/leadership development, publishing, finance management, member services, fundraising, meeting & event management, public relations, marketing and communications.
I am passionate about the work I do. I love to problem solve and challenge not only myself but others to grow and push the boundaries. I am quick to embrace and adapt to change. I’m a big picture thinker who is all about the details.
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.