JaNae Joyner CEAL Wake Forest School of Medicine

JaNae Joyner, PhD, MHA

CEAL Executive Director

JaNae Joyner, PhD, MHA, received her PhD in Molecular Medicine in 2007 from Wake Forest University where her research focused on translational basic science, community programming, and continuing medical education for primary care physicians related to hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes. After receiving her Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) in 2014, Dr. Joyner transitioned to a role as Program Director for Academic Affairs at Wake Forest School of Medicine where she held operational and curricular innovation responsibilities. Dr. Joyner currently serves as the Director of Health Care Education and Innovation and the Executive Director of the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL). CEAL serves as an institutional training center for students, (MD, PA, CRNA, Graduate), residents, faculty, nurses, allied health, community schools, and K-12 education. The Center specializes in simulation, ultrasound, human tissue services, instructional design industry and professional education, and standardized patients holding over a 1,000 training sessions per year. Dr. Joyner has received numerous early career investigator awards, has published over 10 manuscripts and 40 abstracts at regional, national and international meetings, and has been honored to attend epidemiology and leadership programs at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Business School. She has two post-graduate certificates from the Kenan Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in Management and Business Acumen.

 Dorothy Parnian - Center for Experiential and Applied Learning at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dorothy Parnian, MS
Curriculum Design Manager

Ms. Parnian received her MS degree in Distance Education & E-Learning while in the employ of the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT). Over a 16-year career, she managed the development of over 48 graduate and post-graduate-level transportation operations and engineering courses for classroom, blended, and online presentation. She also co-wrote over 25 winning proposals to perform educational research for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Department of Transportation, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and numerous Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) agencies. Ms. Parnian currently serves as the Curriculum Management & Design Specialist for the Center for Experiential & Applied Learning (CEAL). Upon joining CEAL in 2018, she immersed herself in the simulation space by observing simulation events, interviewing simulation experts and educators, and partaking in professional development opportunities in simulation education. She now designs and develops learner-centered simulation education curricula/activities that address the stated learning outcomes/core competencies within the four domains: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, and team training/leadership. Ms. Parnian’s implementation of a Kirkpatrick-certified evaluation process is designed to demonstrate a compelling chain of evidence and support stakeholder objectives.
  Louise Nixon
Admin Coordinator/Business Manager

Ms. Nixon’s position focuses on the day-to-day business operations of the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL) as well as overall financial management. Experience with purchasing the many varieties of products on the market for simulation and procedure training ensures the team has the most appropriate type to better serve the CEAL stakeholders and learner groups. Understanding product functionality allows her to convey the needs through purchasing workflow for approval justification. Her management of CEAL’s equipment assurance program renewals among several vendors safeguards simulation operations for the center.
Maria Crawford - Center for Experiential and Applied Learning at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Maria Crawford
CEAL Project Coordinator

In her role as Project Coordinator for the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL), Ms. Crawford focuses on educational research, data analysis, writing and editing of publication and accreditation materials along with general administrative support. She is the administrative coordinator for all American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics (ECO) courses/simulation events, which trains all levels of providers to work together during obstetric emergencies.