INSPIRE Executive Board

Our current Executive Board was elected in 2023 and consists of the following simulation experts.

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Co-Chair: Tensing Maa, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Ohio State University, USA
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Incoming Co-Chair: John Duff, MEd, MD
Stollery Children’s Hospital, CA

Past Co-Chair: Kimberly Stone, MD, MS, MA
University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA 
Treasurer: Travis Whitfill, MPH, MACE
Yale University, USA
Kasey Davis, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital, USA

Jabeen Fayyaz, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children, CA
Isabel Gross, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Priti Jani, MD, MPH
University of Chicago, Comer Children’s Hospital, USA
Pooja Nawathe, MD, FAAP, FCCM, CHSE-A, CHSOS
Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA

Normaliz Rodriguez, MD, FAAP
Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital – Emergency Medicine, USA

Anita Thomas, MD, MPH
Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA
Barbara M. Walsh, MD
Boston Medical Center, USA

T. Bram Welch-Horan, MD
Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Hilary Woodward, MS, CCLS
New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center,  USA
Junior Board Member: Rachel Elkin, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Founding Executive Committee

Our founding Executive Committee and current Advisors consist of the following 10 simulation experts.

  • Adam Cheng MD, Co-Chair INSPIRE, Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Marc Auerbach MD, MSc, Co-Chair INSPIRE,  Yale University
  • David Kessler MD, MSc, Research Chair INSPIRE, Columbia University
  • Ralph Mackinnon MD, International Chair INSPIRE, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
  • Todd Chang MD, Technology Chair INSPIRE, Children’s Hospital of LA
  • Jordan Duval-Arnould, Technology Chair INSPIRE, Johns Hopkins University
  • Vinay Nadkarni MD, MOC Chair INSPIRE, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Elizabeth Hunt MD, PhD, Senior Co-Chair INSPIRE, Johns Hopkins University
  • Martin Pusic MD, PhD, Senior Co-Chair INSPIRE, New York University School of Medicine
  • Nicola Peiris, BSc, Network Manager INSPIRE, Alberta Children’s Hospital