Scott Crawford, M.D., FACEP, CHSOS, was named director of simulation for TTUHSC El Paso in November 2018. A program expansion incorporating all simulation activities on campus came under the newly consolidated Training and Educational Center for Healthcare Simulation (TECHS) in February 2019. Assisting Dr. Crawford with the daily operation and delivery of simulation-based education at TECHS are J. Hector Aranda (Associate Director of Technical Operations), Eduardo Luevano (Associate Director of Administration), Stormy Monks ( Associate Director of Simulation Research), and Brian Wilson (Associate Director of Simulation Education).
The daily business operations and center management are driven by Jose "Joe" Castañeda (Business Manager) and Ida Baray (Business Assistant)
Deida Sanchez (Standardized Patient Manager) oversees the recruitment and training of 50+ standardized patients — real people trained to act out clinical scenarios.
Our dedicated staff of Health Care Simulation Technology Specialists ensure that all equipment and scenarios are prepared and executed to achieve planned educational outcomes.
Alma Martinez (Program Coordinator)
Lawrence Rascon (Simulation Center Specialist)
Donovan Rojas (Technology Manager)
Victor Torres (Innovations Engineer)