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Meet Our Team

The members of the UW Health Clinical Simulation Program team bring together a wealth of experience in health care, academics and technology to provide simulation training for health sciences students and health care professionals within and outside the UW Health system.


Carla Pugh

Carla Pugh, PhD, MD, Clinical Director


Dr. Pugh is a researcher, surgeon and inventor. She earned her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley in neurobiology, and her degree in medicine at Howard University School of Medicine. After completing her surgical training at Howard University Hospital she attended Stanford University, and obtained her PhD in education. Dr. Pugh is currently board certified in surgery, and recently received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Her research interests include the use of simulation technology for clinical education.

Marcus Kelley

Marcus Kelley, Administrative Director


Marcus has been with University Hospital for 10 years, serving for three years as a biomedical engineering technician before moving to the manager position and then accepting the inaugural role of clinical engineering director in 2013. As director, he is responsible for the execution of the medical equipment management program including equipment, staff, budgeting and overall organization.

Marcus’ role at UW Health was expanded in August 2016 to include the role of administrative director for the Clinical Simulation Program. As the director of clinical engineering and the simulation center, Marcus serves as the programmatic and operational leader for both areas and is responsible to the vice president, facilities and support services and the chief nursing executive.

Before joining University Hospital, Marcus worked for several years managing the sale and installation of varius voice, data, nurse call and critical communication systems throughout southern Wisconsin.

Marcus served for five years (1990-95) in the United States Army as a cryptographic communications technician. During his service, he was deployed to various active-duty locations including Germany, Turkey, Jordan and northern Iraq. His last assignment was with the 5th Special Forces Group (The Green Berets).

He earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001.

Marcus is an avid science fiction and fantasy reader, and lives in Mount Horeb with his wife Margit and their two boys, Desmond, 9, and Laszlo, 6.

Krystle Campbell

Krystle Campbell, Simulation Manager


Krystle earned her bachelor of science in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Currently, she is in the 2016 master of science in healthcare and medical simulation cohort through the Drexel School of Medicine. Areas of special interest to her include immunology, pharmacology and public health.


Prior to joining the team, Krystle gained over five years of health care experience by working in an oral and maxillofacial surgery ambulatory care facility. Traveling and volunteering her time in underprivileged countries are passions of hers. She is a long-distance runner and is the assistant coach for the Edgewood College dance team. Krystle cherishes spending time with her family and dogs.

Mark Johanneck

Mark Johanneck, Simulation Specialist


Mark earned his bachelor of arts in organizational communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has 10 years experience working for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, six of which as a technology liaison for the Clinical Teaching and Assessment Center. Mark is an outdoor enthusiast, fan of all Wisconsin sports and enjoys travel.

Mary Kate O'Leary

Mary Kate O'Leary, Simulation Coordinator


Mary Kate earned her bachelor of science in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied conservation biology and global health. After graduation Mary Kate traveled to Kenya for six months to work with various non-governmental organizations to promote health education and sustainability. She worked at the Waterford Assisted Living for four years as a shift lead and was certified in medication administration. Mary Kate is very passionate about community involvement and loves spending time outdoors.

Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, MS, RN, Simulation Educator


Kelly is a nurse, advanced clinical practitioner and educator with almost 30 years of experience in health care. She has experience working as a nurse and clinical nurse specialist in acute care with cardiology, oncology and dialysis patient populations and educating experienced nurses. Most recently she was an instructor at Madison College in the Nursing Assistant Program. Her focus has been on ensuring a patient- and family-centered experience as well as promoting interprofessional communication and teamwork.

At UW-Madison she earned her BA in psychology, BS in nursing and completed her MS in nursing in 2008 as a clinical nurse specialist with a focus on education and adult populations in acute care. She is an avid gardener, birder and nature enthusiast. She lives in Madison with her daughter and golden retriever.

Meet Our Team

Last updated: 08/01/2017
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