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2022 Board of Directors Election

Voting is now closed.

The winners will be announced at a future date in October.

Beth Brunner, MBA, CAE

Manager of the Florida Virtual School Foundation

Beth Brunner, MBA, CAE is Manager of the Florida Virtual School FoundaTon. FLVS is a world leading online learning provider headquartered in Orlando providing kindergarten through 12th grade students the opTon a virtual learning and lab pla[orm for over 190 courses. FLVS curriculum and LMS is used in 40 states and 36 countries. In Florida, over 240,000 students are enrolled in either full or part-Tme FLVS programs. A priority of FLVS and the FoundaTon is to expand early educaTon in STEM by providing curriculum and technology to engage students in expanding their interest to conTnue into careers in areas of MST.

Prior to joining FLVS in 2021, Beth served as the Chief ExecuTve Officer of the Emergency Medicine Learning and Resource Center located in Orlando, FL. She has served the organizaTon since it was created in 1990. EMLRC was created to provide the conTnuum of educaTon and simulaTon training to EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians and other health care professions (over 70,000 EMTs/paramedics licensed in Florida). EMLRC is naTonally accredited to provide ConTnuing Medical EducaTon to each of the professions they serve. Beth also served at the ExecuTve Director of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians for 30 years, the statewide medical specialty associaTon with over 2,200 members who care for more than 11 million paTents each year in Florida’s emergency departments.

David Dwyer

Chief Operating Officer, Mass Virtual, Inc.

David (Dave) Dwyer currently serves as the COO of Mass Virtual, where he supports the team in bringing transformative XR solutions to the masses.

His passion for technology and process automation began early in his career with an internship with Walt Disney Imagineering, where he cut his teeth on an enterprise-wide migration to Active Directory. From there, he “magically” transitioned to the Orlando Modeling and Simulation community. Dave spent over ten years at JHT working his way through the ranks from programming to leading projects, writing proposals and eventually running business development. To round out his experience, he spent 5 years working and learning about transformative cloud solutions with iQuate, a company based out of Dublin, Ireland. At iQuate, he led large implementations with Fortune 500 customers such as American Express and ExxonMobil before the company was successfully acquired and became CloudSphere, where he continued his passion for customer engagement and process automation. At CloudSphere, Dave navigated the acquisition landscape combining the back-end business systems, before leaving to return to the modeling and simulation community. These experiences led him to Mass Virtual, where his passion and knowledge for streamlining routine tasks and implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is paramount to the success of increasing the velocity of our business.

Throughout his professional career, Dave has had a deep enthusiasm in supporting the next generation. Whether it is volunteering as a mentor in the UCF College of Business Mentorship program, or as a Senior Project Mentor at Oviedo High School, Dave strongly believes that giving back and passing on knowledge will help to make the next generation successful and build the strong leaders of tomorrow.

Growing up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Dave relocated to Orlando during high school and has never looked back. He obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UCF.  Dave may not be a native, but he is a true Floridian, with a deep appreciation and respect of the outdoor life and nature. In his downtime, he traverses the backwoods through offroad endurance bikepacking events and enjoys exploring the gator infested lakes and rivers of Orlando in his kayak.

Contribution

If selected to the Board, I will bring my unmatched energy and vast experience to advance the Orlando Modeling and Simulation community to propel it forward. My level-headed approach, ability to work proactively with everyone from all industries, and a deep-rooted passion to ensure that Orlando is represented as the global leader in advanced simulation technologies should align perfectly with the NCS mission. When I commit to something, I do not know how to go halfway. If elected, you’ll have a Board Member that is 110% committed, whether it’s volunteering to assist with special events, attending meetings, or simply hashing things out, I will be there to fully support and represent this esteemed board and community.

Terry Kohl

Director of Business Development, Leidos

Terry Kohl is a Director of Business Development for Leidos Modeling, Simulation and Training (MS&T) division in Orlando FL. In her current position at Leidos, she supports the implementation of MS&T’s strategy, capture and business development activities.

Terry joined the defense workforce in 1985 as a Simulation Analyst and has 37+ years of experience in the Defense Modeling, Simulation and Training industry. She has spent six years in Program Management, seven years in Contracts including the Director of Contracts position, three years as a Business Area Director, Engagement Training Systems, a year as Vice President of Business Development, nine years as Vice President and General Manager (VP/GM), one year as Senior VP/GM and over seven years in Strategy, Capture and Business Development.

Terry graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (a Software Engineering honors graduate) with a Minor in Business.  She is National Center for Simulation board member and currently serves on the Executive Committee as Chairman.  She is also a member of multiple industry associations including the Association of the United States Army, the National Infantry Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, the National Guard Association of the United States and the Air Force Association.

Contribution

I have had the honor of serving on NCS’s Board for over eight years, an organization whose purpose and mission I want to continue to support. My NCS background combined with 37+ years of Defense experience enables me to provide NCS a unique combination of insight and understanding thereby promoting the organization’s ability to execute their strategy. I understand the legal and ethical responsibilities of being a board member and will ensure my schedule enables me to apply the appropriate time and energy to the continued success of NCS. I will act responsibly and prudently as its steward and commit that my participation will continue to directly contribute to achieving the NCS mission and facilitate the link between the defense industry, our constituents, government, and academia.

Timothy M. Hill, CAPT USN (Ret)

Director of Central Florida Operations, Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation

Tim Hill serves as the Director of Central Florida Operations for Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation in the Orlando, Florida office. INTUITIVE is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, and is an award-winning aerospace engineering and analysis firm. Tim is heavily involved in the Central Florida defense community and is a retired Navy Captain.

His role with INTUITIVE includes establishing physical presences across the I-4 Corridor in Central Florida, while bringing INTUITIVE’s capabilities to the various market segments across the region. He is also the focal point for managing all local customer relationships, establishing new relationships that will result in cooperative research and development, and facilitating INTUITIVE’s talent pipeline in the region.

In his Navy career, he accumulated over 3,200 flight hours and over 750 carrier arrested landings across 9 aircraft carriers. He deployed operationally in both the S-3B Viking and the F/A-18F Super Hornet. As a Flight Test Project Officer, his Navy flying spanned across more than 32 aircraft models. His flying career culminated in command of an operational strike fighter squadron deployed in support of combat operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq, while also participating in coalition-building exercises with our Allies.

Ashore, he was a member of the Navy’s Acquisition Corps, beginning with work as a Flight Test Project Officer but transitioning to program management leadership roles in high-profile, complex programs. In addition to directing the Special Programs Division at United States Special Operations Command, he served in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, leading both mission systems development and fielding, including the most complex software development ever attempted and human factors integration of radically different man-machine interfaces. He led the Long Range Anti-Surface Missile’s (LRASM) transition from DARPA demonstration to a Navy developmental program that fielded in under 40% of the normal time for such a capability, and his final tour was as Commanding Officer of Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) and Naval Support Activity Orlando. NAWCTSD is an acquisition command consisting of over 3,000 personnel at 170 sites world-wide, responsible for innovation, development, fielding, and sustainment of training content and systems across the entirety of the Navy. NSA Orlando is a Navy facility that serves as the focal point for training, simulation, and human performance for all of the Joint Services.

He was commissioned from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Weapon Systems Engineering and also holds a MS in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He was the Outstanding Student in the United States Naval Test Pilot School Class 119 and is a graduate of the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College. He holds a degree in International Relations from Troy University. He is  DOD acquisition workforce certified in several competency areas and a certified Project Management Professional. His acquisition training also included an executive seminar at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He currently resides in the Orlando Metro Area with his family.

Contribution

In short, I think I can contribute. Returning to the National Center for Simulation Board would allow me to continue serving the modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) community. I believe that I have a valuable combination of relevant uniformed/government experience as both a user and acquirer of our community’s products, along with breadth that extends beyond the MS&T community and includes recent leadership experience within our community. Additionally, I believe that my affiliation with INTUITIVE, a “large small business” with capabilities and lines of business that both include MS&T and extend beyond to other lines of effort (including commercial pursuits) will bring another valuable perspective to the group of voices charting NCS’ path. This combination of experience, perspective and passion will allow me to be an active participant in pursuit of getting things done consistent with NCS’ agenda, while also contributing to the development of future NCS strategy.

Lee W. Lacy, Ph.D., CMSP

Soar Technology, Inc.

I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors for NCS for many years and have had the opportunity to witness the growth of NCS’s impact.  I have served on multiple BoD committees and as a past Chairman. 

Most of my career has been focused on developing MS&T systems for military applications.  I am a UCF graduate with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation.

I am currently providing program management and business development support as an employee of Soar Technology, Inc. (SoarTech).  I participate on the Tutorials Board for I/ITSEC.  I also volunteer as the Chairman of an Orange County advisory board.

Contribution

I would like to continue to serve on the board to help grow the MS&T industry and create career development opportunities for workers.

Brian Levine, MBA, PMP, CSM

Director of Business Development in Modeling, Simulation, and Training, DLH Corp

Brian Levine is an innovative and accomplished Business and Technology Leader with extensive experience and global perspective in commercial and government contracting and acquisition in simulation, training and gaming with a focus on medical simulation and public safety. He holds three degrees from Stetson University – a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Mr. Levine has been a contributing member and leader in the local simulation community for the past 15 years while working at SAIC, Presagis, CAE USA, and CAE Healthcare. Although he has had a prominent focus on medical simulation with the goal of improving healthcare and patient safety, Mr. Levine has a broader simulation experience in Land, Air, and Sea.

As a contributing member and leader in the simulation community, Mr. Levine has served a variety of leadership roles in such events and initiatives as the NTSA MS&T Congressional Caucus Committee on Patient Safety, Florida Simulation Summit, I/ITSEC Healthcare Track Planning Committee, Co-chair of the MODSIM Healthcare Track, Co-Founder of the Florida Alliance for Simulation in Healthcare, and speaker at such conferences as the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, I/ITSEC, MODSIM, Florida Simulation Summit, and TSIS.

Mr. Levine has recently joined DLH Corporation as a Director of Business Development in Modeling, Simulation, and Training. He will be helping lead the organization as DLH establishes greater presence in the Modeling, Simulation, and Training community and a greater local presence in Orlando.

Contribution

For over a decade, I have been an active participant in the modeling, simulation, and training community. Whether it was during my 15-year career at SAIC, 10 years with CAE, or my new role at DLH, I have played an instrumental role in building this community with a special focus on medical and healthcare modeling and simulation. I have served on various committees over the year including I/ITSEC Healthcare Track, MODSIM Healthcare Track, FLorida Alliance for Simulation in Healthcare (FLASH), TSIS, the MS&T Congressional Caucus Committee for Patient Safety, and the Florida Simulation Summit. I want to be a board member because it is my way to give back to the community and to help be a voice for this community.

Amy Motko

CEO & President, Carley Corporation

Amy Motko is the CEO & President of Carley Corporation in Orlando, Florida. She is a skilled Systems/Software Engineer and Program Manager with over thirty years’ experience in a variety of maintenance/operational training systems, modeling and simulation systems, and instructional design systems for the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and various Government agencies.

Ms. Motko has worked in the Defense Industry as a Payload Support Engineer, Systems/Software Engineer, Program Manager, Director of Advanced Programs for Training Systems, and Vice President of Program Management. After serving as Carley Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer for 6 years, she was promoted to President in February of 2019, and CEO in November 2021.

Ms. Motko’s professional affiliations include currently serving as the Vice Chair on the NTSA Executive Committee, Past President (2011-2012) and member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Central Florida Chapter, Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Sunshine Chapter, Central Florida AAAA, and the Central Florida Navy League. She also held the prestigious positions of I/ITSEC Program Chair in 2010 and I/ITSEC Conference Chair in 2012. Ms. Motko holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida and is a Leadership Orlando Class 81 graduate.

Contribution

I would like to serve on the NCS Board of Directors because I believe I have a unique blend of experience to offer. Having over 30 years’ experience from various companies (large and small) and having served on various Boards and Executive Committees across our community, I believe I can help provide a well-rounded perspective to NCS. As a leader in this Industry, I’m committed to the success of the Modeling, Simulation, Training and Education community.

Brett Ulander, PsyD

President, Bluedrop USA Inc.

Dr. Brett Ulander is a retired Naval Aviator with 20 Years of service to the Department of Defense. Since his military retirement, Brett has held multiple positions in the Modeling Simulation and Training (MS&T) Industry experience as a Program Manager, Director and Senior Executive, including key positions at SAIC, Logistic Services International (LSI) and Cubic Global Defense. Brett joined Bluedrop Training and Simulation in March of 2019 as Vice President Business Development and subsequently co-founded Bluedrop USA in February 2020 where he continues to serve as President.

Brett has been an active volunteer in the Modeling, Simulation and Training Community currently serving as the Chair of the National Training and Simulation (NTSA) Executive Committee. He is an active member of the I/ITSEC family, in his 5th year on a sub-committee. Brett serves as an Advisor for the Central Florida VR/AR Association.  Previously Brett was the inaugural President of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) First Coast Chapter as well as the Vice President of the Central Florida Navy League Council.

Contribution

I would like to become a board member of the National Center for Simulation to continue to contribute my support and leadership to the MS&T community. My experiences as a practitioner and volunteer over the last 19 years since retiring from the United States Navy, have been diverse and can bring a lot to the organization. Working for both multi-billion-dollar companies and small businesses, I have been a leader in both operations and business development, including leading several companies into new domains of revenue. I believe sharing some of those lessons learned is important for the community. Volunteering, I have served in multiple roles from supporting staff to leadership positions, from supporting hospice with an animal therapy dog to being a member of the I/ITSEC family. The relationships and friendships developed along the way have been invaluable to me and can certainly help others newer to the community. It’s my desire to continue to give back to an industry that has been so good to me and my family. I believe my experience can be an asset to the NCS board of directors supporting the MS&T community.


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