Our team

Mojca Remskar Konia, MD, PhD, MACM
Residency Program Director
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Anesthesiology

Curriculum Assessment Specialist
Amy O'Neil, MD, MPH

Surgical Simulation Fellow
Zia Rasool, MD

Nick Newman

Senior Simulation Specialist
Jonathan Chaika

Simulation Specialist
Eugene Floersch

Student Simulation Specialist
Zuzanna Pasek

Student Simulation Specialist
Ana Brakke


Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is a multidisciplinary group driven by an interest in simulation and curriculum development. It is comprised of deans, clinical chairs, senior hospital administration, a senior external industry advisor, the SimPORTAL Director and directors of the key collaborating centers that comprise the program. 

Primary role

  • Make broad strategic direction for SimPORTAL.
  • Provide financial oversight and approval of funding mechanisms.
  • Provide oversight of development and external relation endeavors.
  • Provide strategic programmatic direction.
  • Approve key SimPORTAL personnel (Directors) and committees.
  • Provide leadership to SimPORTAL to help gain a regional, national and international reputation.


Mark Rosenberg – Chair 
Mojca Konia– Co-Chair 
David Rothenberger - Surgery 
Bevan Yeuh - Otolaryngology 
Stephen Haines - Neurosurgery 
Badri Konety - Urology 
Debra Powell – Dean Emeritus 
Denis Clohisy - Orthopedics 
Wes Miller – Internal Medicine 
Joseph Clinton – Emergency Medicine 
Linda Carson – Obstetrics and Gynecology 
Joseph Neglia - Pediatrics 
Michael Wall - Anesthesiology 
Kathy Watson – UME 
John Andrews - GME 
Mia Mullens - CME 
Peter Mitsch - CFO 
Carolyn Wilson - Fairview 
Bobbi Daniels - UMP 
Connie Delaney - Nursing 

Clinical Directors

Clinical Directors

The Clinical Directors represent leaders from various departments that have a primary focus on a simulation specialty. The primary role of the Clinical Directors is to:

  • Participate in the CAC meeting(s)
  • Review new grant proposals for programs requesting SimPORTAL support
  • Work with triad to review new grant proposals within respective domains (curriculum/assessment, clinical faculty, operations)
  • Assist faculty with design and enhancements to curricula
  • Ensure integrity and integration across the courses, when applicable
  • Reports to SimPORTAL Director


Mojca Konia - Chair
Dan Schnobrich - Internal Medicine
Andrew Olson - Internal Medicine
James Harmon - Surgery
Mojca Konia- Anesthesiology
Danielle Hart - Emergency Medicine
Amy O’Neil- Emergency Medicine
Kari Roberts - Neonatology/Pediatrics
Melissa Brunsvold - Surgery