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
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
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).
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.
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
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.
Ellens is often
the first voice youll hear when you call SIMULATIONS
and youll 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.
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.