Simucase is the leading developer of clinical simulations in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology.
Our patented technology allows users to assess, diagnose, make recommendations, and provide intervention for virtual patients.
The Simucase Team
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 Associate 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, CHSE
Editor in Chief, Simucase
Katie has been creating virtual case studies for Simucase since the program's launch. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator who specializes in medical simulations and the use of simulation for student and family training. She brings a wealth of clinical experience to her role as Editor in Chief as she also serves as a pediatric speech-language pathologist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she specializes in the use of technology. Katie is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH.
"Working with the clients and families within Simucase is very rewarding. It is exciting to bring a case to life and have a positive impact on the training and education of our users."
Clint Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP, CHSE
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 21 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist and 14 years 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. Currently, he trains faculty and students to use computer-based simulations successfully.
"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."
Brenda Pantalone, MEd
Simucase Education Specialist
From three-year-olds to adult learners, Brenda has been serving as an educator for nearly 25 years. A graduate of Purdue University, Brenda has worked in early education settings, elementary schools, and at the University level. She has been an integral part of the Simucase team since 2013.
"By working with faculty 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 the variety of clients on Simucase."
Carol Szymanski, PhD, CCC-SLP, CHSE
Carol is a speech-language pathologist with 25 years of experience. She has worked extensively at the university level, where she taught, supervised clinical practicum, conducted research, and served in an administrative capacity. Her current research interests include pedagogy in graduate education, specifically clinical education through simulated clinical experiences. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, and has been teaching assessment coursework utilizing computer-based clinical simulations for the past six years. Carol is active in state of Illinois speech-language pathology advocacy and leadership, and is a Fellow of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois, earning BS and MA degrees at the Urbana-Champaign campus, and her PhD at the Chicago campus.
"It is an honor to be a member of the Simucase team! I am fortunate to be involved in the development of cutting-edge technology and clinical innovations for programs in speech-language pathology and audiology."
Laura Kimpel-Matthews, CSM®, CSPO®
IT Project Manager
Laura brings over eight years of project management experience to the Simucase team. She is a Certified ScrumMaster™, Certified Scrum Product Owner™, holds a graduate certificate from New York University in IT Project Management, and is currently working towards her Master’s degree at Robert Morris University. She works behind the scenes at Simucase to help prioritize requests, plan projects, clarify requirements, schedule IT work, and manage project launches.
"I’m proud to be part of a team of first-class professionals who are passionate about providing cutting-edge education solutions for clinical professionals."
Having spent several years developing web applications for different organizations prior to joining the Simucase team, Aaron has a diverse background in both web development and IT. Knowing that there is always more to be learned, he scours the internet in an effort to uncover the “next big thing” for development. Outside of the office, Aaron is a full time vegan traveler, food blogger and landscape photographer.
"I love the rewarding feeling of knowing that our hard work is helping students become better medical professionals and in turn, helping to improve people’s quality of life."
Joseph D. Garcia
Joseph has been working in online web development for the better part of the last decade, helping to support projects for government contracts and small-businesses, while utilizing technologies ranging from Enterprise Java to LAMP-based content-management systems. An honors graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Computer Science Degree program, Joseph’s current focus is in web application development as a member of the Simucase team.
"It’s an immense pleasure to be a part of Simucase. Working in the latest technologies with some of the most enthusiastic professionals in the industry is a thrilling experience."