The Simulation Canada Team

THE SIMULATION CANADA TEAM

The Simulation Canada Team is devoted to the advancement and advocacy of simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and safety. Please never hesitate to contact us directly with any questions or ideas!

Nicole Fung
Director, Operations & Events

Nicole Fung has over eighteen years of experience working in a professional environment, focused on event management, logistics planning and operational capacity. She is an honours graduate of both the Interior Design - Advanced program and the Event Management graduate certificate program, from Algonquin College. Nicole possesses a wide-ranging skillset and works closely with each member of the Simulation Canada team.

Dr. Amy Nakajima, MD, FRCSC, MSc
Director, SIM Advancement & Innovation

Dr. Amy Nakajima completed her undergraduate medical education at the University of Alberta and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Saskatchewan, receiving her Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification in 2000. Amy currently lives and works in Ottawa, the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People. Seeking to be a critical ally, she strives to be mindful of the legacy of colonialism and to promote reconciliation in the work she undertakes, as a clinician, as a teacher, and as an educator. Amy has completed a MSc in Human Factors and System Safety (Lund University) and was accepted in the inaugural cohort of the DrPH Program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (University of Toronto). She is an active clinician-teacher, participating in didactic, small group, and simulation-based teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Ottawa. She regularly provides faculty development workshops, both locally and at national simulation and medical education conferences. Amy is a member of the Educational Innovation Committee of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Bruyère Continuing Care, and the Ethics and Equity Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A focus of her clinical and academic activities is working with patients who are disadvantaged and for whom social determinants of health constitute barriers to receiving safe and effective care. She provides community-based care at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and at Bruyère Continuing Care. Amy has played major roles in creating new online Simulation Canada faculty development courses and in revising and transforming Simulation Canada offerings and transforming them into online formats. Most recently, she participated in the development of the Virtu-WIL program of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CiCAN), on which Simulation Canada was an active collaborator, as its Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.  

Lorraine Rotz, CPA-CA
Finance Lead

Lorraine Rotz, a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of financial management experience, currently provides services to small organizations, specializing in not-for-profit organizations and start-up companies. She leads a team that provides better financial management services by ensuring that senior financial skills and a strategic perspective is supplemented by strong accounting and bookkeeping resources. Lorraine's career has spanned a variety of industries, including venture capital, information technology, entertainment and media, and the not-for-profit/charitable sector.  She has also served on the Board of a number of small charities.

Dr. Timothy Willett, MD, MMEd
President & CEO

Dr. Timothy Willett is Simulation Canada's President & CEO (from 2016) and was previously the inaugural Director of Research & Development. Tim has been working at the intersection of healthcare education, technology and leadership since 2005. He is passionate about the transformational (and overdue) value simulation is bringing to the healthcare education and delivery sectors. As President & CEO, Tim is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day operations of SIM-one/CNSH. He is honoured to be part of this small but mighty team and the network's passionate nation-wide community. Tim received his MD from the University of Ottawa and a Masters of Medical Education from the University of Dundee, Scotland. He has served as a curriculum developer and educational researcher for the University of Ottawa, CRI Critical Care Education Network, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has served on the Executive Committee and as Co-Chair of the Competency Working Group of the MedBiquitous Consortium.