Sue Forneris PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A
Having worked in the field of clinical simulation since 2007, Susan Forneris was selected as one of 20 nurse educators from around the country to be part of the 2010 inaugural group of NLN simulation leaders working on developing and implementing simulation initiatives. Her expertise in simulation is primarily in the area of simulation development and debriefing combining her research on critical thinking with the development and implementation of simulation education.
She is a former professor of nursing at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN and served as a simulation expert for the NLN ACE.S (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors) program. In addition, she was a primary author in the development of the NLN’s Alzheimer’s (ACE.Z) simulation scenario series and managed the activities in the development of simulation scenarios focused on nursing assessment and fundamentals.
She is actively engaged in simulation research having recently completed a multi-site study on simulation and debriefing with the MN Consortium for Nursing Education and Research. She has several publications focused on the development and use of reflective teaching strategies and the use of simulation.
Dr. Forneris earned a PhD in nursing with a minor in educational psychology/curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota.
Amy Kline MA, RN, CHSE
Amy Kline is currently the Manager for Simulation and Technology Initiatives for the National League for Nursing. Amy previously worked as a Simulation Specialist for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. She joined that simulation team after many years of working in maternal-child and newborn nursing as well as teaching pre-licensure nurses as an assistant professor. Amy is a graduate of Luther College School of Nursing and received her master's of nursing education from St. Catherine's University. Through her master's work Amy focused on simulation curriculum development for training new graduate nurses. Amy has completed specialized simulation instructor and debriefing training from Boston Children’s Hospital Simulation Program and is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.
Janice Brewington PhD, RN, FAAN
Janice Gilyard Brewington has distinguished herself as a leader and a scholar. She is currently NLN chief program officer and director of the League’s Center for Transformational Leadership. She previously served as senior director and as a consultant for the NLN.
Dr. Brewington was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. While there, she had a unique opportunity to be an “executive on loan” for a year with the Gillette Company in Boston as the manager for university relations in talent acquisition, human resources, global shared services, North America.
Her educational background includes a BSN from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, an MSN from Emory University, a PhD in health policy and administration from the School of Public Health, and a minor in organizational behavior from the School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received a certificate from the Management and Leadership Program at Harvard University. Dr. Brewington is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Leanne Furby is the Director of Testing Services with the National League for Nursing. She has more than 25 years of experience in curriculum and instruction, instructional design, test development, and project management.
Dr. Furby has been an independent consultant working with schools, agencies, and corporations to create online higher education courses, transition online courses to multiple LMS platforms, present workshops for integrating technology into the classroom and guest lectured for instructional design courses.
Dr. Furby has over ten years’ experience designing and developing educational software for DxR Development Group for Educational Testing Service (ETS), Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), Novartis Pharmaceuticals, National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification (NATABOC), North Shore Health System, and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She was the co-recipient of the 1999 CODIE Nominee for Overall Production. Additionally, she has worked within the community college system as a Curriculum Specialist, taught introduction to computers in K-12, and worked to develop the Hewlett Packard handbook for writing certification test items and evaluate certification testing for HP World.
Her educational background includes a Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Learning Systems Design & Technology. Dissertation Title: The effect of delayed feedback on long-term retention and application for RN student nurses. M.S.Ed Curriculum & Instruction Instructional Design concentration in computer-based testing. B.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Child and Family Services. Additionally, Dr. Furby is a certified DACUM evaluation facilitator.
Michelle Moulton MS, RN, PCCN, CHSE
Michelle Moulton is a Clinical Instructor at University of Maryland's School of Nursing. She has been teaching entry-level nursing students since 2010. Michelle’s specialty interest area is in healthcare simulation and debriefing. She received both basic and advanced simulation instructor training at the Center for Medical Simulation in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Moulton currently serves as a co-faculty with the Institute for Simulation Educators sponsored by the National League for Nursing. She has a background in Critical Care and Adult Med/Surg nursing and residential summer camp nursing. Michelle is enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program at University of Maryland, School of Nursing. Her scholarly work in this program focuses on implementing a simulation-based education program to improve acute care nurses’ response to rapid patient deterioration using situational awareness skills.
Dr. Waxman's work has been published extensively and can be found in the Journal for Simulation in Healthcare, Clinical Simulation for Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education, Nurse Leader and Creative Nursing journals, among others. She has authored 3 books on Finance and Budgeting and her 4th book, “Healthcare Simulation Program Builder” was released in December, 2015. She has authored several chapters in simulation textbooks.
Dr. Waxman received her DNP from the University of San Francisco, with an emphasis on health systems leadership and a concentration in clinical simulation. She holds certifications as Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Certification in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP), Certification as a Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE) and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (FSSH).
Rachel Onello PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE, CNL
Dr. Rachel Onello has over ten years’ experience teaching in baccalaureate and entry-level master’s programs, focusing on designing, implementing, and evaluating didactic, clinical, and simulation-based education. In her previous roles, Dr. Onello oversaw the development of simulation programs, facilitated the expansion of simulation curricula for nursing courses, coordinated lab and clinical learning experiences, and directed the faculty development and training of lab and clinical instructors. Dr. Onello received training on simulation and debriefing through Harvard’s Center for Medical Simulation and the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research. Dr. Onello is frequently involved in designing and delivering educational workshops at national and international conferences with a focus on integrating simulation into the curriculum, using structured models to improve debriefing, and applying debriefing frameworks to clinical learning. She is a site reviewer for simulation program accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and is a NLN Jonas Scholar emeritus.
Molly Kellgren MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE
Molly Kellgren currently works for the National League for Nursing as the Project Manager for the Accelerating to Practice program. As a participant in the highly competitive NLN Leadership Program for Simulation Educators, Molly led a team focused on the design and implementation of a simulation faculty development toolkit. The result of this work has been published and presented at both national and international conferences. Her areas of expertise include simulation and debriefing, faculty development, and curriculum integration. Molly is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing with a focus on simulation.