Meet The Staff

UCH_WellsCenter_MeetTheTeam-AllenAllen Wentworth, MEd, RRT, FAARC

Director | (720-848-7844) |

Since joining the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in 2003, Allen has been named Director of Respiratory Therapy, Ancillary Health Technicians, Pulmonary Diagnostics and Rehabilitation and, most recently in 2010, the Work Education and Lifelong Learning Simulation (WELLS) Center. He is responsible for all operations at the UCHealth Simulation Center at Anschutz Medical including business plan development and implementation, marketing, budgeting, accreditation, compliance, staffing, program development and research.

Allen has three decades of health care experience as both a clinician and educator. Prior to joining UCH, he served as the Respiratory Therapy Program Director at Pima Medical Institute in Denver, CO. He has also held leadership positions in Respiratory Therapy at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Salina Regional Medical Center in Salina, Kansas, and Penrose/St. Francis Healthcare System in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Allen began his career at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.

Allen received his Masters Degree in Education and his Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from Century University. Allen was named a Fellow of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) in 2011 and serves as a Colorado Political Advocacy Contact Team Member. He served two terms as President of the Colorado Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC) Board of Directors and continues to serve as a Board Member. Allen has also served as a Board Member of both the American Lung Association of Colorado and the UCH Pulmonary and Critical Care Research Foundation. He is also a member of the University Health System Consortium Steering Committee.

Simulation Clinical Coordinator

Stephanie Cradick, DNP, RN, CNS, ACNS-BC, CCNS, PCCN

Simulation Clinical Coordinator | (720-848-5424)

Dr. Cradick joined the Work, Education, and Lifelong Learning (WELLS) Simulation Center in 2015 as the Simulation Clinical Coordinator. Stephanie has been a RN for over 20 years with a primary focus in adult cardiovascular and progressive care. Her undergraduate nursing degree is from Indiana University and her initial graduate study was in Informatics Decision Support Systems from the University of Colorado College of Nursing (CU-CON) in 2003. Dr. Cradick completed a Post Master’s Certificate from CU-CON in 2011 as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from CU-CON in 2013. She is board certified as a CNS in both Adult Health and Acute and Critical Care and as a RN in Progressive Care.

Stephanie feels privileged to play a vital role in shaping clinical practice here at UCH. As the Simulation Clinical Coordinator at the UCHealth Simulation Center at Anschutz Medical , she partners to develop and utilize high-fidelity simulation scenarios to highlight evidenced-based practices and assist healthcare partners in applying classroom theory to real-world clinical situations. Dr. Cradick consults with other educators and subject matter experts to design and deliver clinically accurate simulation scenarios and provide clinical support in the application of simulation technology.

Stephanie has been involved in simulation-based education in academia, at the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing and she has used high-fidelity simulation as a means to create safe learning environments to improve healthcare right here at UCH. Her ultimate goal as a CNS is continuous improvement of patient outcomes and healthcare by creating environments to improve lives, inspire healthcare professionals, and influence quality care through education, innovation, empowerment, compassion, and guided discovery.


Thomas Edward Jackson III, BA

Educational Technologist | (720-848-5438)



Kyle Rosen, BS

Educational Technologist | (720-848-5423)