Louise Nixon - CEAL Wake Forest School of Medicine

Louise Nixon
Administrative/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 Department Project Manager

In her role as Department Project Manager, Ms. Crawford utilizes her business skills from her marketing/merchandising background to focus on data analysis and educational research, as well as writing and editing of the annual reports, publications, and accreditation materials for the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL). She is a CITI certified Biomedical Investigator. She is involved in the administrative leadership of the whole body donation program and ultrasound continuing medical education courses offered by Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Ms. Crawford is the administrative manager 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. Ms. Crawford also performs a variety of administrative duties, like return on investment (ROI) data collection and analytics, event scheduling, and assisting the standardized patient program with evaluations and clinical skills events.
Heather Chansen - Center for Experiential and Applied Learning at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Heather Chansen
Body Donation Program Coordinator

Ms. Chansen is responsible for whole-body donation program planning, design, and implementation, assisting in data collection, and establishing protocols for the program. Ms. Chansen provides management oversight for documentation and financial reporting for the whole body donation program. She also is responsible for the operational execution and management of special projects within the department, including process management oversight, directing process improvement, and assisting leadership with strategic planning initiatives. Ms. Chansen serves as the primary forward-facing contact for the whole body donation program, assisting families who are encountering bereavement and loss and helping to navigate the sensitivities and logistical details surrounding donation. CEAL and the medical community at large owe an extraordinary debt to the individuals and families who have chosen to participate in the whole body donation program. Their generous gifts of human tissue help to save lives, support healthcare education and research, and improve patient care.
Fallabrino Eleonora CEAL WFUSOM


Eleonora Fallabrino
Graphic and Digital Designer

Knowledgeable in multimedia design, Eleonora Fallabrino received two Bachelor's degrees from High Point University in Graphic Design and Digital Imaging as well as Communication, Game and Interactive Media Design, and a Master's degree in Strategic Communication, Public Relations. In her role as Graphic and Digital Designer for the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL), Ms. Fallabrino utilizes her design skills to focus on the creation of engaging learning modules to fulfill CEAL’s educational projects as well as other support service areas within Wake Forest School of Medicine. Having lived in the continents of Europe, Africa, and North America, she is inspired by communicating with others from across the globe with a mission to create a message understood equally by everyone. Projects prior to joining Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist include working with Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity to promote the COVID-19 vaccine to rural areas of North Carolina; SECCA Art Gallery on a pre-pandemic logo study; Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale, and Trinity on website redesign.

Nate Veach - Center for Experiential and Applied Learning


Nate Veach
Logistics Coordinator

Mr. Veach has been with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist for over 16 years, working in roles with steadily increasing levels of responsibility. Mr. Veach was an Administrative Coordinator with Teammate Health before joining the Center for Experiential and Applied Learning (CEAL). From his time working in the Center for Applied Learning, which preceded CEAL, he uses his experience in Anatomy, Patient Simulation, and Operational Medicine to assist the entire CEAL team. He is an asset to the team, using his experience and abilities to manage logistics for multiple types of learning events.