About Simucase

Simucase is a pioneer in providing groundbreaking technology that allows SLPs to practice the assessment process with virtual patients.

The Simucase Team

Stacy L. Williams Ph.D.

Stacy L. Williams, PhD, CHSE

Chief Executive Officer - Simucase, Chief Operations Officer - Allied Health Media

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simucase and Chief Operations Officer at Allied Health Media, Stacy is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in the Communication Sciences Department in Cleveland, OH. She is also an OSLHA fellow of the association and a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. Her ongoing research focuses on integrating simulation technology into the field of speech-language pathology by providing clients and professionals with online learning applications. In 2004, she founded and directed the Virtual Immersion Center for Simulation Research at CWRU. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Williams earned her doctorate degree at the University of Cincinnati and has worked in the SLP field for over 15 years.

"Every day I get to do what I love - develop innovative online technology applications for the allied health professions that provide a valuable service and resource to clinicians across the world. I'm proud to be a part of that innovation and to work with such talented people."

Katie Ondo, MA CCC-SLP

Katie Ondo, MA, CCC-SLP

Senior Case Developer, Simucase

Katie has been creating virtual case studies for Simucase since the program's launch. She brings a wealth of clinical experience to her role as Senior Case Developer for Simucase. Katie served as a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center specializing in neuro rehabilitation and augmentative communication. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH.

"Working with the real-life clients behind Simucase is a pleasure. It is fascinating to bring a case to life and have a positive impact on the training and education of our users."

Leigha Jansen, Ed.D., CCC-A

Leigha Jansen, EdD, CCC-A

Director, Educational Technology

As an audiologist for nearly 20 years, Dr. Jansen has had the privilege of working in many different environments. From clinical settings to industry, she has always found a way to fuel her passion for education. Dr. Jansen is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University's Abraham S. Fischler School of Education, as well as a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master of Arts degree in Audiology. Dr. Jansen’s research interests include simulation-based education and instructional design practices for the adult learner.

"With Simucase, we never lose sight of our mission to positively impact the quality of patient care through education. Working with an outstanding, talented group of people everyday is a tremendous added benefit."

Brenda Pantalone M.Ed.

Brenda Pantalone, MEd

Simulation Education Specialist

From three-year-olds to adult learners, Brenda has been serving as an educator for nearly 20 years. A graduate of Purdue University, Brenda has worked in early education settings, elementary schools and at the University level. She has been working with the Simucase team since 2013.

"By working with professors and students directly, I have the unique opportunity to see how the case studies are incorporated into a course and watch the students grow professionally as they get to know each client on Simucase."

Craig Knowles

Craig Knowles

Senior Project Manager

With a BSc in Computer Science, an MSc in Computer Graphics, and 15 years of web experience, Craig guides the design and management of large, complex projects that cross multiple disciplines. He has a particular affinity for training, simulation, and creative projects in general.

"Working with some of the best and most-respected individuals in their respective fields is very rewarding."

Clint Johnson, M.A.,CCC-SLP

Clint Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP

Vice President of Simucase Education

A graduate of the University of Georgia with a Masters of Fine Arts in Communications Sciences and Disorders, Clint has more than 14 years of experience in product development and marketing of speech-related products. In his previous roles, he has authored or coauthored over 30 special education publications, collaborated with software developers to create products specifically geared to the needs of SLPs, and managed groups of editors to meet deadlines and produce quality content.

"I am proud to be a part of the Simucase Education Team. I believe that Simucase has the potential to truly revolutionize clinical training in universities."

Clint Johnson, M.A.,CCC-SLP

Jeff Kolesnikowicz

Simucase Lead Developer

With a BSc in Computer Science and over 15 years of programming experience, Jeff takes pride in producing applications that are stable and robust. Prior to joining the Simucase team in 2013, he was a programming lecturer at a university level.

"I like that I'm building a 'game' that trains people. It's taking a pastime and turning it into a tool that helps people learn in a different way."


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