Lance Baily - SimGHOSTS Founder & Executive Director (Linkedin Profile)

Past President (2011-2013)

As a video producer, EMS/firefighter, simulation technology specialist, medical simulation center administrator, conference organizer, and business entrepreneur - Lance Baily has the background and the experience to help lead the Sim Tech community to the next level. After serving as a Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist in Los Angeles, Lance served as the Director of the 31,000 square feet multi-institutional multi-disciplinary Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV) from 2009 until April of 2012. This facility is shared among the University of Nevada: Las Vegas School of Nursing, Nevada State College School of Nursing, and University of Nevada: School of Medicine.

In 2010, Lance started, a free and independent resource website for the international healthcare simulation community. This free resource website now provides thousands of unique visitors a month and monthly email subscribers with medical simulation related news, resources, product reviews and more. Lance has also provided medical simulation consulting services on simulation program development for the University of Utah School of Nursing, award-winning website development for the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning, and simulation curriculum design for the CA Healthcare Workforce Initiative.

In 2012 Lance began this new non-profit organization called "The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists" (SimGHOSTS.Org) which provides online resources and an annual hands-on training event to Sim Techs from around the world. Lance continued the development of the growing international community of medical simulation champions with another 2012 project called HealthySimAdmin, a two day recorded event which provided an open and online discussion for the administrative "how to" of simulation.

In 2014 Lance co-founded KeyIn, a community-driven ratings and review website for capital equipment and service purchases in the medical simulation industry.


Kiana McCourt - Operations Manager (Linkedin Profile)

Kiana grew up in Southern California and began working at age 

14.  While she is not currently, nor has ever been a sim tech, she does have experience working in eCommerce with a strong grip of SEO, digital marketing, blogging, as well as mastering the art of “wearing many hats” through previous work as an executive assistant.  Kiana joined SimGHOSTS in February 2015 and now helps the day-to-day operations of SimGHOSTS run smoothly while making sure the SG team keep their heads on their shoulders.  

Kiana graduated with a Bachelor's in Philosophy from UC Berkeley with high honors distinction and has plans to continue her education and move on to graduate school with a focus in metaphysics and philosophy of mind.