Julianne S. Perretta, MSEd, RRT-NPS
Julianne Perretta, MSEd, RRT-NPS is the Simulation Educator for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Julianne has a Baccalaureate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania/West Penn Hospitals School of Respiratory Care, and a Master of Science degree in Education from the Johns Hopkins University, with focuses in Adult Learning and Multimedia Design for Internet-based Instruction. Julianne has had previous experience as a neonatal respiratory therapist, respiratory care educator, and co-chair of the respiratory care services performance improvement committee for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is a certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and is also currently an adjunct faculty member for the Towson University School of Allied Health.
Julianne’s responsibilities at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation include needs assessment for the Simulation Center’s users, simulation curriculum design, programming and testing scenarios, and training simulation users on high-quality curriculum design and debriefing skills. She is responsible for quality improvement and curriculum assessment for all manikin-based simulation. Julianne is also the current chair of the AARC’s Simulation Roundtable.
Julianne’s current research interests include using patient simulations for staff training and evaluation, and improving the quality of respiratory and mechanical ventilation simulations.
Shannon Poling, BS, RRT
Shannon Poling is a simulation educator for the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center in Baltimore, MD. Shannon has a Baccalaureate Degree in Science with a concentration in Respiratory Therapy from Salisbury University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education for Health Professionals (MeHP) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.
Shannon’s previous experiences include; neonatal respiratory therapist, blood gas lab coordinator, respiratory staff educator, adjunct faculty for the BCCC respiratory therapy program and simulation coordinator as well as representing the Northern Chapter of the MD/DC Society of Respiratory Care.
Shannon’s responsibilities at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center include; assessing the needs of the Simulation Center’s users/faculty, simulation curriculum design and debriefing. She is also responsible to provide facilitator training on the appropriate use of simulation technology in the education or assessment of healthcare providers and providing technical and instructional support to customers of the Simulation Center.
Carol Fleishman develops, designs, and delivers Standardized Patient Program activities for teaching and assessing medical students, nursing students, fellows, and residents. She recruits and trains standardized patients to portray patients for simulations of clinician and patient interactions. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Carol was the Standardized Patient Educator at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. Carol has worked in the field of adult learning and development for twenty years, including the development of workplace educational programs, and teaching at universities and colleges. Carol graduated from University of Southern Maine with a Post Masters Certificate of Advanced Studies in Adult Learning, University of Wisconsin with a MS degree in Chemical Engineering, and Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. She is a State of Maine Professional Engineer and is a candidate in the PhD in Education program at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.
Carol was a member of the first cohort to become a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator through the SSH certification program. She presented at the SPSim 2012 Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulation In Health Care, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in November. The title of her presentation was SP oral feedback for medical students, residents, and fellows: Guided reflections. Carol is a coauthor of an article published in the January 2013 issue of the journal Academic Medicine. The other authors are Jorie M. Colbert-Getz, PhD, Julianna Jung, MD, and Nicole Shilkofski, MD, Med. The article title is How Do Gender and Anxiety Affect Students’ Self-Assessment and Actual Performance on a High-Stakes Clinical Skills Examination? Carol was a recipient of a Tufts University School of Medicine Innovations in Education Grant in 2009.
Dru Holehan has seventeen years experience as an integral member of the Johns Hopkins administrative staff. During her tenure she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of several innovative and exciting programs, the most recent of which is the state of the art Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center. As Administrative Manager, Dru is responsible for much of the day-to-day operations of the Center including, but not limited to staffing, promotion, acquisition of high-fidelity medical training equipment, and fulfilling Johns Hopkins' commitment to education, research, and patient safety.