UCH_WellsCenter_MeetTheTeam-AllenAllen Wentworth, MEd, RRT, FAARC

Director | (720-848-7844) | Allen.Wentworth@UCHealth.org

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 WELLS Center 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.

Medical Director

Margaret Sande, MD, MS, MSHPED

Medical Director | (720-848-5437) 
| Margaret.Sande@UCDenver.edu

Dr. Sande is Medical Director of the WELLS Center. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and serves as Director of Simulation for the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency Program.

With a background in biomedical engineering. Dr. Sande’s interests lie at the intersection of technology and medicine. Dr. Sande began her academic career focusing on medical device design, and she is a patented inventor as a result of her work. It was during her training as a an emergency physician and chief resident that she developed an interest in human factors research and approaches to demonstrate proof-of-concept for emerging technologies. She subsequently completed a fellowship in medical simulation, where technology is utilized as an educational tool applied to medicine. She completed her second master’s degree in health professions education focusing on medical education pedagogies and associated research methods.

Dr. Sande continues to be involved in simulation-based education research and the use of simulation as a means of proof-of-concept for novel technologies. Dr. Sande employs high-fidelity mannequin simulation to train students, physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and interdisciplinary teams. She has shared her expertise as a consultant with health organizations internationally.


Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Masters of Science in Engineering: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Medical Education: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

Internship/Residency: Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO (Chief Resident)

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Masters of Science in Health Professions Education: Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Simulation Clinical Coordinator

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

Simulation Clinical Coordinator | (720-848-5424)
 | Stephanie.Cradick@UCHealth.org

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 WELLS Center, 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.


Seth Jones, MS, Paramedic, CHSE

Simulation Project Manager | (720-848-5444)

 | Seth.Jones@UCHealth.org

Seth holds the position of Project Manager at University of Colorado Health. He has a clinical background in Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic since 2001 and has been involved in medical and healthcare simulation since 2007. Seth has a passion for improving processes and quality in the health system through interactive, simulation-based education and training He has extensive experience developing and providing all-hazards, medical, and healthcare curriculum in didactic and interactive formats. Seth has developed manikin-based, table-top, and virtual simulation programs for EMTs, Paramedics, RNs, NPs, PAs and MDs.

Seth is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), holds a master’s degree in Medical and Healthcare Simulation from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a baccalaureate degree in Healthcare Management from the Metropolitan State University of Denver.


WELLS Mission:

We engage & challenge learners using simulation to create impactful healthcare experiences within a safe environment

for individual & team growth, ultimately serving patients, families, and communities.