TEQ Editorial Advisory Board

Matthew Byrne, PhD, RN, CNE

Bio coming soon!

Donna Guerra, EdD, RN

Bio coming soon!

Beth Hallmark

Beth Hallmark, PhD, RN, MSN, CHSE

Beth has been a nurse for 30 years and a nursing educator for over 20 years. She is currently the director of Simulation for the College of Health Sciences at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Clinically Beth is a pediatric nurse where she still practices in home care. Beth has been a simulation educator since 2007. In 2010, she completed her PhD in Educational Leadership with a concentration in e-learning and completed her dissertation titled “The Effect of Faculty Debriefing Training on Achievement and Satisfaction of Pre-licensure Nursing Students Participating in Simulation”. Beth was a member of the 2011 HITS Scholars Program and has published several works related to simulation.


Tonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A

Tonya Schneidereith is an Associate Professor of Nursing and member of the Simulation Team at University of Maryland. She is also CEO of SIMPL Simulation, LLC.  Her research interests use simulation to identify safe medication administration behaviors in undergraduate nursing students, notably integrating Google glass technology.  Dr. Schneidereith began working with the NLN following her appointment to the 2015 Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators and works now as a consultant for the NLN Coaching for Excellence program, and recently completed work as an author of the Thomas Sykes case for the NLN Advancing Care Excellence Series for Pediatrics (ACE.P). Dr. Schneidereith also volunteers as Chair of the INACSL Research Committee.  In her spare time, Tonya enjoys playing tennis and watching the soccer and lacrosse games of her son and daughter.

Elizabeth T. Speakman, EdD, RN, FNAP, ANEF, FAAN

Bio coming soon!

jean zavertnik

Jean Ellen Zavertnik, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, CHSE

Jean Ellen Zavertnik is currently the Simulation Director at Clemson University School of Nursing and was among the first to participate in the National League of Nursing Leadership Development Program for Simulation Education. “Learning to ride a horse (and yes, jump) at this stage of my life has given me a new appreciation for how challenging it can be to acquire a new skill and what is needed to accomplish the task: clear, step by step instructions; practice, repetition, and reinforcement; and a supportive, nurturing environment. I hope I can take some of my new found wisdom and use it in the Simulation Lab and beyond”.


Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN – ex-officio

Having worked in the field of clinical simulation since 2007, Susan Forneris was selected as one of 20 nurse educators from around the country to be part of the 2010 inaugural group of NLN simulation leaders working on developing and implementing simulation initiatives. Her expertise in simulation is primarily in the area of simulation development and debriefing combining her research on critical thinking with the development and implementation of simulation education. She is actively engaged in simulation research having recently completed a multi-site study on simulation and debriefing with the MN Consortium for Nursing Education and Research. She has several publications focused on the development and use of reflective teaching strategies and the use of simulation.