Our Team

Core Team

Yue Ming Huang, EdD, MHS

Interim Executive Director
Sarah Petro, BA

Sarah Petro, BA

Director of Operations

Kenneth Lay, MA

Director, Standardized Patient Program

Kacey Borders, BA

Administrative Assistant

Yvonne Caro Caro, MFA

Senior Standardized Patient Educator

Ryan Damm

Simulation Specialist
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Miguel Drayton, MFA, MS

Simulation Specialist, Learning Experience Designer

Rukhsana Khan, MPH

Simulation Specialist, Project Manager

Chiquita Melvin, MFA

Standardized Patient Educator

Taimur Siddiqi, BS

Simulation Specialist

Cory Soto, CPhT, CHSOS

Simulation Specialist, Equipment Manager
Samuel E. Wilkes, BA

Samuel E. Wilkes, BA

Standardized Patient Educator

Department Liaisons / Lead Instructors

Terence Keel, PhD

Terence Keel, PhD

Advisor for Structural Competency and Innovations

Victor Duval, MD


Kenneth Roos, PhD


Amir Rouhani, MD

Emergency Medicine

Monica L. Plesa, MD

Family Medicine

Jason Napolitano, MD

Internal Medicine

Kirsten Jensen, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Mary Ann Shinnick, PhD, ACNP, CCNS, CHSE

Director of Simulation, School of Nursing

Erik Dutson, MD

Co-Director, CASIT

Colin McCannel, MD


David Lu, MD


Kathy Brown, MD


Student Workers & Volunteers

Nina Do

Student Worker

Lasya Gudipudi

Student Worker