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Barbara L. Eulenberg, BAJS
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jewish Studies and Education from Spertus College of Judaica, and working in the field of Jewish education for twelve years, Barbara discovered the world of standardized patient education. She was the Associate Director of the SP Program at University of Illinois College of Medicine for eight years. In 2003, she joined the staff at RFUMS as the Director of Standardized Patient Education and was an integral part of the development of their SP program. Barbara is currently an active member of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE).
Mary Launder, MFA
Mary Launder earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Florida State University. It was this background as an actress, vocalist, dancer, performing arts instructor, director/coordinator, home health caregiver, and a high esteem for the medical profession that led her into the Standardized Patient (SP) world in 1990. Ms. Launder’s SP credits include work at UIC, John Hopkins Hospital and in 2008 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS). In 2013 she was hired as a Standardized Patient Educator at RFUMS Department of Healthcare Simulation (DHS) and in 2019 was promoted to Assistant Director, Standardized Patient Program her current position. Since 2013, Mary has participated in the design and implementation of simulation-based learning and assessment activities that support the mission of RFUMS. Mary is currently a member of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
Kevin Kingston, MFA
Kevin Kingston earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and his Master of Fine Arts degree with a focus on directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University. His acting and directing work has been seen on various Chicago and national stages. Before becoming an SP Educator, he served for over a decade as a standardized patient and medical skills instructor at both Rosalind Franklin University and UIC.
Cory Krebsbach, BFA, CHSE
After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1995, Cory has worked as a standardized patient and practical instructor at healthcare institutions throughout Chicagoland including the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Loyola School of Medicine, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Midwestern University, and Rush University School of Medicine. In 2015, Cory joined the RFU Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare staff and in 2019 was named Assistant Director, Standardized Patient Program – North Chicago. Cory has been recognized as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). He is also a member of the Chicago Simulation Consortium (CSC) and currently holds a Board of Director position with the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE).
Thad Anzur, MHPE
Thad received a Bachelor of Science from the Northwestern University School of Speech in 1993. In 1997, he began work in medical education as a standardized patient for the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, the University of Chicago and the Chicago Medical School. Thad served as a Standardized Patient Trainer at UIC and Basic Sciences curriculum coordinator at Northwestern before coming to RFUMS in 2007 to the Department of Healthcare Simulation. Thad earned both a Master's of Science in Health Professions Education from RFUMS and a Certificate in Illustration from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and is currently working towards a certification in Game Design and Development.
Erin M. Brown, ba
Erin graduated Suma Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in applied psychology in April 2018. After a 19-year career in the healthcare field as an ophthalmic technician, Erin decided to foster her love of learning and healthcare, by joining Rosalind Franklin’s simulation center as an independent contractor. Recognizing the profound educational benefits of the Simulation and Standardized Patient programs at Rosalind Franklin, she was thrilled to join the team in December of 2018 as a full time Simulation Operations Specialist. Erin plans to continue her educational journey by pursuing her Masters’ Degree and hopes to use her education and years of patient care experience to be an active contributor to the success of RFUMS students as well as advancing the goals of the Simulation Center and Standardized Patient Program.
Lawrence Wood, MSEd, CHSOS
Lawrence earned his Bachelor of Science in 2006 and Master of Science in Education in 2009 from Northern Illinois University Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. During his graduate education, he was a teaching assistant in both the Human Performance Lab as well as the Neuromuscular Lab which enhanced an already budding interest in working in education. Post-graduation, his professional work in the clinical setting in patient care and medical testing enhanced his ability to bring another layer of knowledge and skills to Department of Healthcare Simulation, which he joined in 2014.
Glenn studied Architecture for two years and worked as a draftsman, but did not envision Architecture as his calling and lifetime career. He worked for a short period as a designer of architectural stainless steel and glass-etched products, until he got enticed into the fantasy world of animation. He worked with many of the cartoon shows for Hanna-Barbera (Flintstones), Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes), and later for Disney (Goof Troops). Later in his life his interest switched to electronics and computers. He worked at CDW for three and a half years before accepting a position with the Department of Healthcare Simulation as AV / IT Coordinator.
Norm graduated from the Fire Academy in 2007, after which he worked as a Fire Fighter for the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department for ten years. During his time at the WHFD, he earned his EMT-B and moved on to earn his Paramedics license in 2008. Norm worked as a medical proctor throughout his time at WHFD and earned multiple awards and certifications including a Leadership award in 2010 and Water Rescue Certification in 2011. Norm also worked for AT&T from 2008-2018 as a Premise Technician, gaining experience in installation of high-speed internet and satellite equipment. Norm’s years of first responder experience and technology training brought him to RFUMS where he uses his skills as a Simulation Operator understanding the medicine and mechanics of Simulation Technology.
Whitney graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire in February 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She started her career in healthcare as a Ward Clerk in the Operating room of Fairbanks Alaska Memorial Hospital. Later on, she received training to become a Surgical Technician in the operating room and moved on to become an OB Surgical Technician at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital where she later joined Rosalind Franklin Simulation team as a contracted Simulation Technician. She is planning on pursuing her Master's Degree next.
Erin Walsh earned her Bachelor of History degree from Winona State University. Early in her career, Erin worked for the Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois with children and families in the foster care system. An interest in advancing patient safety and increasing access to healthcare for all prompted her to begin working in medical licensing and medical education. Erin worked for the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners before joining the team at Rosalind Franklin University as a Standardized Patient Educator. Erin is a member of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators.