Simulation Centre Staff Bios

Learn more about our Simulation Centre Staff

David Bishop - Nursing Lab Specialist

Twenty-six years in the Emergency Department as a General duty Nurse, Educator and Manager, David achieved success and enjoyment in supporting Nurses realize their potential to provide safe practice, utilizing the principles of Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory and Sister Callista Roy’s Adaptation Model of Nursing. David has gained many experiences in the areas of Professional Practice, Quality and Patient Safety/Risk, Operating Room, Thrombosis Team, Diagnostic Imaging, and Infection Control. Completion of a Master of Education included an integration of curriculum development, adult learning principles, and business/leadership strategies that supported his ability to develop an inter-professional collaborative approach to knowledge transition. Exercising his passion to support learning, David is proud to be working with the students and colleagues of George Brown College, where together, we can develop the next generation of Nurses.

Clement Chen – Lab Assistant

Clement was welcomed to the GBC Simulation Centre team in 2017 after completing his co-op Program at Drewry Secondary School.  His co-op community training included helping and being a companion to the senior residents at Valleyview Long Term Care in North York. As a member of the school choir he also regularly visited neighbouring senior care homes to provide musical entertainment.

For many years he has been deeply involved in his Church family always helping to set up for meetings. With an eye for detail and a willingness to serve, he brings that same commitment to the Simulation Centre, helping to provide a clean and safe learning environment to the students. Clement loves his job, keeping the lab rooms stocked with supplies, cleaning the linens, and being an extra pair of hands. He sure does love doing the laundry!

Michael Eliadis – Manager, Simulation Centre

Michael has been in his role for seven years, coming to GBC after five years of employment at SIM-one – The Ontario Simulation Network (Simulation Canada). Currently he is a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Technology at the University of Florida. He maintains the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) and Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Howard Harris - Simulation Technologist

Howard commenced his career at GBC in 2009. He spent four years honing his trade as a Technician at the Simulation Centre at St. Michael's Hospital. An interesting fact is that Howard was the first employee of the SIM-centre. He assumed all tasks related to simulation from administrative to repair and everything in between, finding a little spare time to do simulations. His role is as a Technologist now where he plays the part of patients in simulations, repairs equipment, thinks of, and implements, best practices in high fidelity and also acts as an ambassador to the program conducting tours and even acting in some short clips here in the simulation centre. Howard obtained his Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) designation in 2021.

Hanna Kim - Nursing Lab Specialist

Hanna Kim is a Registered Nurse who joined GBC Simulation Centre in a full-time capacity in September 2018. She received her BSc and MSc in Clinical Anatomy at Western University before eventually receiving her BScN at University of Toronto in 2014. Hanna practices as a bedside Registered Nurse, specializing in paediatric rehabilitation, as well as held various teaching roles in clinical and academic settings, including part-time positions as a Clinical Instructor for University of Toronto and Nursing Lab Specialist at GBC. After four years of bedside nursing, although Hanna cared for her young clients, she could not ignore her passion for teaching and decided to give back to the nursing community by accepting a full-time position as a Nursing Lab Specialist at GBC. Hanna has a special interest in human biology and strives to pass on her enthusiasm in her demonstrations. She also has a special interest in providing compassionate, quality care to clients, and hopes to encourage students to develop the same principles for their future practice.

Alecia Lin – Co-ordinator

Alecia holds a BA in Economics and also has completed a Business Communication Certificate from the University of Toronto. Alecia is an analytical, multilingual, hands-on individual with a diverse skill set. Her career path blankets the areas of Business Operations, Student Advising, Customer Service and Administration. Alecia joined the School of Nursing full-time in 2010. Since her initial hire in 2003 at the College, she has worked in the International Centre, the Registrar's Office and in the Dental program. Alecia enjoys interacting with students and faculty where she seeks to make a positive impact in their daily routines.

Nicole Meleca – Nursing Lab Specialist

Nicole has been practicing as a Registered Nurse since graduating in 2016 with her BScN from Queen’s University. She quickly discovered her passion for teaching and completed her Master of Nursing degree in 2021 from the University of Toronto. Nicole has been fortunate to work as a Clinical Instructor with both George Brown College and the University of Toronto throughout a variety of areas in the GTA. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicole worked with the Canadian Red Cross to provide nursing care across Canada. Since her return to Ontario, she has been primarily working with students and independently with a focus on General Surgery/GI/Plastics. She is passionate about environmental sustainability, health informatics, and fostering a positive work environment.

Maya O’Donnell – Student Support Officer

Maya is the newest addition to the Simulation Centre team. She is a recent graduate of Western University earning a Bachelor’s of Medical Science degree with an Honours Specialization of Microbiology and Immunology. She is eager to explore the many applications of the healthcare field and learn about the multi-disciplinary approaches that optimize the industry. Maya is excited to apply her passions for healthcare and continued education to support the innovative energy employed daily at the Simulation Centre.

Kate Parker - Simulated Participant

Kate joined the team at George Brown College in 2016 as a Simulated Participant (SP), bringing a decade of simulation experience with her. She delivers roles and feedback as an SP for the Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing, Personal Support Worker and Bridging programs. She also participates in role writing and development, has created the SP training materials, and leads SP training and recruitment. Kate has also recently attained recognition as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Kate also maintains membership in the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and has conducted numerous presentations on her initiatives in the Centre.

Barry Robinson – Simulation Technologist

Barry began working in simulation in 2008 while serving as a medic in the Royal Canadian Medical Service with 25 Field Ambulance here in Toronto. He received his medical training at the Canadian Forces Medical Services School at CFB Borden. Barry holds a BTech in Photographic Arts and a Certificate in Computer Programming, both from Ryerson. Barry obtained his Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist Advanced (CHSOS – A) designation in 2022. To increase the realism of his simulation work, he has learned special makeup effects including the creation of prosthetics in silicone, latex and gelatin. He has been at George Brown College since 2014.