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               Where Practice is the Supreme Teacher






The Simulations Team

Margaret M. McGovern 
President and CEO

Margaret is responsible for the casting, training and directing of the Simulators who staff our educational experiences.

She pioneered the use of highly trained Professional Patient Simulators for Health Care Education, in the training of Physicians, Medical Students, Allied Health Care Professionals and Pharmaceutical Representatives. She has produced all of our Simulations, both live and on video and film. Included in these projects are the introductions of several major pharmaceutical products. Her background is in theater.

She earned her Master of Arts Degree at New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts at Douglass College, Rutgers University. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild and has been a member of the American Directors Institute.

Joseph P. McGovern 
Vice President and General Manager

Joe has overall responsibility for the company's operations. In this capacity, he is heavily involved in administrative functions. He is also responsible for presenting particular segments of many of our general business training and education sessions. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from St. Peter's College.

Formerly Director of Training for National Starch and Chemical Corporation, he also served as President of the Mid-New Jersey Chapter, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

Janet Quartarone 
Vice President and Director of Marketing

Janet is involved in all aspects of the company's many creative and administrative activities.  She directs and supervises SIMULATIONS' unique workshops throughout the country, and is a hands-on consultant and liaison with our client companies during the development and customization phase of our projects.  In addition, she concentrates especially on company promotion, and presentations and proposals to prospective clients.

She graduated from Trenton State College (now the College of New Jersey) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, where she also had a special emphasis in Theater.  An actress and director, she is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.  Janet is also a member of the ASTD, a board member of the classical theatre company Shakespeare '70, and a member of the Gala Steering Committee for the Eden Institute of Princeton, NJ.

Annie McGovern 
Program Director

As Program Director, Annie serves in the dual role of coordinator of all our field projects and is a member of the staff of facilitators for our sales training sessions.  As part of her tenure with the organization, Annie has been involved in the creation and development of the most current of our program offerings in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device sectors. Focusing on the organization of each program, Annie works closely in collaboration with a wide range of our clients' internal departments, including Field Sales, Marketing, Training, Human Resources, Organizational Development and compliance.

A professional actress and teacher, she is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.  Annie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Douglass College, Rutgers University.  She is also currently the Co-Artistic Director of the Lucille Lortel award winning 3Graces Theater Co. in New York City.

Ellen McGovern-Stevens
Project Manager

Ellen’s is often the first voice you’ll hear when you call SIMULATIONS and you’ll frequently encounter her in the field. She schedules and coordinates our projects from start to finish, fulfilling the needs of staff, faculty and actors. Ellen manages all our financial accounts and is responsible for all administrative office functions.

Field Staff

Our programs are staffed by an extensive network of highly trained professionals including producers, directors, writers and actors. Simulations' performers offer over a decade of experience in both the entertainment industry and the corporate sector. We are the only company of its kind that can boast a staff of actor/teachers who are also trained on product and selling skills, and who hold advanced degrees in education, business administration and medical services.