UCLA Simulation Center Steering Committee

Leadership Team


CASIT (Surgery)

Peyman Benharash, MD
CASIT Executive Director

Areti Tillou, MD, MSEd
ACS AEI Director

Cianna Miller, BA
CASIT Division Manager

Clinical Nursing

Karen Grimley, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Executive, UCLA Health; Assistant Dean

Jessica Phillips, PhD, MSN, RN,
Interim Executive Director, Nursing Practice, Education, and Research

Chia-Yen “Cathy” Li, MSN, RN, PHCNS-BC, CHSE, NPD-BC,
Nursing Professional Development Specialist

School of Nursing

Jihan Ceyhan, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, HNP
Director, Skills and Simulation Lab, UCLA School of Nursing

Emma Cuenca, DNP, RN, CCRN, CSC, CNS
Program Director, Prelicensure Programs; Adjunct Associate Professor

DGSOM Dean's Office

Clarence Braddock III, MD, MPH, MACP
Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education, Interim Director, Global Health Program, Professor

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Jason Napolitano, MD
Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs

Edward Ha, MD, MEHP
Assistant Dean for Clinical Education

Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Nelson SooHoo, MD
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Charles Flippen II, MD
Associate Dean for the Center for Continuing Professional Development

Digital Technology (DGIT)

Katherine Wigan, BS, MBA
Director, Academic Technology

William Holloway, BA, MS
Chief Academic Information Officer

Center for Prehospital Care (CPC)

Todd LeGassick, MPH
Executive Director of UCLA Center for Prehospital Care

Michael Kaduce, NRP, MPS
EMT Program Director, UCLA Center for Prehospital Care

Jenny Chang, BS
Director, American Heart Association & Allied Health Education Programs

Educational Measurement Unit (EMU)

Michelle Vermillion, BS
Senior Educational Analyst

Heather Davis, EdD
Director of Student Assessment

Mark Grichanik, PhD
Director of Program Evaluation

Hospital / Clinical Engineering

David Barbrow, AS
Director, Clinical Engineering at UCLA Health System


Kshama Mehra, BS
Finance Business Partner, Education & Research Programs