Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation Staff
Jeremy Hall, M.D., M.A., is responsible for oversight of center operations, curriculum development, staffing and direction of faculty in the center. Hall also contributed to design, layout and specification of equipment requirements.
A 2005 graduate of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Hall previously served as an assistant professor in the School's Department of Family Medicine. In addition to his extensive research experience with clinical simulation, Hall plans to draw from his time as both a teacher and a learner during his tenure as director.
Brian Wallenburg, N.R.E.M.T.-P., is a simulation specialist for Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation. He manages multiple mannequins and organizes the setup, break down and supplies in the skills lab and the simulation area. His responsibilities also include: simulation equipment maintenance, testing and running scenarios with faculty instructors, assisting with curriculum development, conducting simulations outside of the simulation lab and maintaining proficiency in emerging simulation technology.
Brian received his paramedic certificate from the Avera McKennan School of EMS. He has been involved in health care and health care education for more than16 years, and has worked for EMS agencies in Sioux Falls and Brookings. He still works part-time as a flight paramedic at Sanford Health as a member of the pediatric, obstetrics and adult critical care teams. Brian is excited to combine his medical knowledge and the effective use of simulation in improving patient safety.
Kimberly Bertsch, M.B.A., is responsible for scheduling and coordinating activities for the Parry Center. A 2009 graduate of the Beacom School of Business of The University of South Dakota (healthcare administration program), Bertsch previously worked in the Office of Human Resources and Office of Payroll for USD.
Amy Jones, Ed.D. is the Center's interprofessional educator, a role she maintains in partnership with her faculty appointment within USD's Department of Nursing. In her capacity of interprofessional educator, Amy identifies opportunities and develops interprofessional curriculum and training that enhance student and resident learning.