Misty Flinchum is the current Director of the Center for Simulation, Research & Patient Safety at the Carilion Clinic. Misty currently serves as the membership director for the Virginia State Simulation Alliance as well as the co-director of the South Western Region of this organization. Misty completed her Associates in Applied Science in 2000 from Jefferson College of Health Sciences and her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2011. Misty is a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Responsibilities include planning and implementing simulation-based training scenarios, collaborating with managers, physicians and other medical professionals in order to effectively integrate simulation activities into curriculum and clinical practice.