Our current Executive Board was elected in 2020 and consists of the following 13 simulation experts in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K:

Co-Chair: Aaron Calhoun, MD, FAAP, FSSH
University of Louisville & Norton Children’s Hospital, USA
Co-Chair: Cara Doughty, MD, MEd
Texas Children’s Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Co-Chair: David Kessler, MD, MSc, FSSH
Columbia University & New York-Presbyterian/ Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, USA
Mark Adler, MD
Northwestern University & Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, USA
Isabel Gross, MD, PhD, MPH
Yale University School
of Medicine, USA
Lindsay Shepard, MD
Junior Board Member
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Travis Whitfill, MPH, MACE
Yale University, USA
Jennifer Arnold, MD, MSc, FAAP,  Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, USA
Tensing Maa, MD, FAAP
Nationwide Children’s Hospital & Ohio State University, USA
Kimberly Stone, MD, MS, MA
University of Washington & Seattle Children’s Hospital, USA 
Monica Evans-Lombe, CAE INSPIRE Executive Director

Jonathan Duff, MD, MEd, FRCPC
University of Alberta, Canada
Leah Mallory, MD
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, USA
Nancy M. Tofil, MD, MEd
University of Alabama at Birmingham & Children’s of Alabama, USA


Our founding Executive Committee and current Advisors consisted of the following 10 simulation experts from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K:

  • 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