LeAnn Schlamb, MSN, Ed.S
LeAnn Schlamb is the associate director of the National Simulation Learning, Evaluation, Assessment, and Research Network Assessment for the Veterans Health Administration. Ms. Schlamb earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, a master’s degree in forensic nursing from Xavier University in 2003, and an Education Specialist degree for adult education from Walden University in 2012. She joined the Cincinnati VA Medical Center in 2008 as a nurse educator. While serving in this role, she identified a need to introduce learning through simulation. Ms. Schlamb subsequently developed and coordinated the simulation program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. In 2016, she joined the SimLEARN. She has a broad range of experience developing and delivering education and has implemented simulation programs with interprofessional groups utilizing multiple simulation modalities within healthcare organizations. Ms. Schlamb’s role as associate director is to lead SimLEARN’s ACO team in their focus on system assessment using process simulation to identify latent safety threats, provide recommendations and mitigate ideas for quality improvement, collaboration and field-based simulation education. Her goal is to expand and support simulation education opportunities throughout the VA enterprise for improved Veteran outcomes by ensuring the standardization of best practices, embracing opportunities for innovation and the networking of resources.