Information Systems & Educational Technology
Message from our Director for Educational Services & Simulation
We have all been working to best provide the support needed for the success of our learners statewide! It takes everyone in our community to pull this off. This page has a number of links to resources that we have found to be helpful tools. The iSET (informational Systems & Educational Technology) Team is working collaboratively to improve our technologies and our Distance Learning environment for our learners, faculty & community. We are currently undergoing our needs assessment and gap analysis and will distribute our results here.
Meet the Team
Jesika Gavilanes - Director for Educational Services & Simulation, Jesika Gavilanes manages the operations of six school of nursing simulation facilities across the state of Oregon with a focus on maintaining standards and efficiencies. She develops policies and procedures in relation to simulation and clinical skills training including: scheduling, utilization data reporting, equipment maintenance and space utilization to name a few. She is the current chair of the Oregon Simulation Alliance and lead the efforts of developing and implementing a statewide Sim Tech Academy for the Oregon Simulation Alliance, educating over 45 sim techs across the state. Jesika has been involved with simulation facilities across the country assisting with logistics, operations and simulation implementation. She is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).
Brian Jones - Computer Support Analyst - Bio information to come.
Corey MacMillan - Audio/Visual systems have always been a passion of Corey's. When he moved to Portland having a large home theater was at the top of his house hunting list. He enjoy being able to work with this technology daily at the school and assisting students and faculty with their presentations and incorporating this technology into education. Prior to OHSU he worked at Sony Pictures Imageworks on both feature length films and animated shorts. He enjoy getting to explore this creative side when called to assist with video projects here at the school.
Laurie Youker - OCNE Program & Educational Services Associate, Laurie Youker has held various roles in the School of nursing, from course support to simulation technology, over the last 17 years. She is currently retired and working part-time for the SoN. Her duties include currently supporting the Oregon consortium for nursing Education (OCNE) and the Office of Academic Affairs iSET.
Dawn Roper - Facilities Liaison -I’ve been at OHSU for 8 years, working in two different clinics before coming to the SON 6 years ago. I’m currently the Facilities Coordinator for the SON. I manage all facilities and logistics needs for the building, space requests, manage the bike lockers, supply ordering, small projects, telecom needs, records retention, assist with emergency preparedness for the building, the parking liaison for the SON and the all-around go-to person for the building. I am interested in process improvement and streamlining efficiencies; I often consider myself a “position pioneer” – meaning that I often get hired into a position that has been created, rather than as a replacement, and help the job grow into something bigger and better. When I am not at work, I enjoy road trips, reading, playing the piano and spending time with my family.
Christi Richardson - Web & Communications Liaison - Christi manages the School of Nursing's website, communications and social media outlets. Whether it's maintaining program pages or communicating news and events to the nursing community, she's on it. Outside of work she loves to read, write, hangout with her dog, and watch (and sometimes play) soccer.