Simulation Center Staff

Sindiana Echeverri, RN, MPS

Sindiana Echeverri, RN, MPS
Director, Simulation and Technology

Ms. Echeverri RN, MPS brings years of experience in the Acute Care Emergency Department in Level 1 Cardiac Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. She holds a Masters's in Professional Studies and is a Registered Nurse Emergency Room Nurse, as well as a paramedic for over 25 years. Ms. Echeverri is responsible for overseeing all of the simulation and clinical skills activities at the Clinical Skills Simulation Center.  Ms. Echeverri specializes in integrating and implementing innovative simulation technology into the College of Medicine for medical students.  She plays a pivotal role in the development and growth of the Simulation Center.  Ms. Echeverri is skilled in the art of medical moulage and in the creation of simulation scenarios and coding of high-fidelity manikins. She is certified as the Training Center Coordinator for the American Heart Association, and a Coordinator for the ATLS courses, she is also an instructor for ACLS, PALS, BLS, and stop the bleed.

Dr. George Luck
George R. Luck, M.D.
Director, Professional Education

Dr. Luck has been responsible for the medical cases that are implemented in the Simulation Centers. He has taken the lead to develop, implement, evaluate and revise scenarios and protocols for the simulation activities. He has served as a preceptor for the participants in training, and records and analyzes the feedback from the sessions. Dr. Luck brings extensive experience as an Anesthesiologist and Palliative Care physician to the Center. He is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at FAU College of Medicine.

Marina Sapp, RN, BSN

Marina Sapp, RN, BSN
Program Manager, Clinical Skills Simulation Center

Mrs. Sapp RN, BSN brings years of experience as a Registered nurse in various areas, including medical-surgical, home health, and Labor & Delivery care. Mrs. Sapp first joined the simulation center as a facilitator and then came on full time as an Academic Specialist. Once completing her bachelor's in Nursing, Marina was promoted to Program Manager where she continues to play an essential role in the college. Mrs. Sapp is responsible for coordinating, preparing, and executing all Clinical Skills training sessions.  Mrs. Sapp also oversees the recruitment, scheduling, management and retention of hundreds of standardized patients. She works closely with the foundations of medicine director, adjunct & full-time faculty, and COM staff to provide excellent and innovative training sessions. Marina is a certified ACLS, BLS, and PALS instructor, and is certified in the Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP) and advanced fetal monitoring certifications.

Mrs. Preethi Shibu

Mrs. Preethi Shibu
Operations Manager, Clinical Skills Simulation Center

Mrs. Shibu is responsible for hiring, Purchasing, and Payable support activities pertaining to all Simulation Center training. Prior to FAU, she worked in Bosch in their Business Service Process unit supporting Process Transitions & Mapping, Quality assurance, and Process compliance tools and audits in areas of purchasing, logistics, sales, and back-office functions.

Ms. Cristina De Paula

Ms. Cristiana De Paula
Academic Specialist, Clinical Skills Simulation Center

Ms. Cristina De Paula recently graduated from FAU with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is now a Academic Specialist at the Clinical Skills Simulation Center. During her time at FAU, she has occupied various leadership roles including mentoring under FAU's New Student Transitions and Family Engagement (NSTFE). Ms. Depaula has participated in various multiple medical missions, recently to Puerto Rico and Honduras, to aid the medical teams there, while also assisting as a scribe. Cristina aspires to soon attend medical school and begin work as a pediatrician while empowering a new generation of doctors to break the glass ceiling. Ms. Depaula volunteered at the CSSC as a standardized patient and soon realized she would like to join the CSSC team as a TA.

Headshot of Quinn Roth

Quinn Roth
Teaching Assistant, Clinical Skills Simulation Center

Quinn graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He furthered his education at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, earning a Master of Science in Biomedical Science. Quinn joins the FAU Clinical Skills Simulation Center as a teaching assistant, training and preparing future healthcare professionals. In his role, he helps to oversee seamless operations of a wide range of clinical skills and simulation sessions. He collaborates closely with faculty and students from various institutions such as the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, Emergency Medicine Residency, and Internal Medicine Residency. Quinn has aspirations of becoming a physician.

Adjunct Instructors

The FAU Simulation Center employs numerous adjunct instructors that are experienced paramedics, nurses, and physicians to assist in the development and facilitation of the Simulation cases.

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431