Meet the Team

The Women's Guild Simulation Center efficiently fulfills its role through high-level communication and collaboration among its leadership, staff, executive committee and quality oversight subcommittee.

Leadership Team and Staff
Brett Dodd, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, TCRN, CPEN, CNML, CHSE, CHSOS
Simulation Education Manager, Simulation Center
James Williams, AAS, BA, MFA, CHSOS
Program Administrator – Motion, Film, VR and Video Production, Simulation Center
Executive Committee
Cynthia Alvarez-Mobarki MSN, RN, PHN, CNL, CNOR
Interim Director, Clinical Operations
Tara Cohen, PhD, CHSE
Human Factors Research Scientist, Department of Surgery, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Co-Director, Gewertz & Cohen Laboratory, Co-Chair, Simulation and Human Factors Research Committee
Margo Minissian, PhD, ACNP, NEA-BC, FNLA, FAHA
Executive Director, Geri and Richard Brawerman Nursing Institute, Simms/Mann Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Nurse Education, Innovation and Research Assistant Professor, Cardiology
Michael Yashar MD, FACEP
Simulation Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
Roya Yumul, MD, PhD, CHSE
Professor of Anesthesiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Vice Chair of Academic & Research Department of Anesthesiology, Residency Program Director, Simulation Medical Director, Anesthesiology, Program Director, MOCA Simulation
Healthcare Immersion Program Advisors
Roya Yumul, MD, PhD, CHSE
Professor of Anesthesiology, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Vice Chair of Academic & Research Department of Anesthesiology, Residency Program Director, Simulation Medical Director, Anesthesiology, Program Director, MOCA Simulation
Michael Yashar MD, FACEP
Simulation Medical Director, Emergency Medicine
Tara Cohen, PhD, CHSE
Human Factors Research Scientist, Department of Surgery, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Co-Director, Gewertz & Cohen Laboratory, Co-Chair, Simulation and Human Factors Research Committee
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Cedars-Sinai Pavilion
127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite A1300
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Fax: 424-315-2806