Simulation Learning Team

Lacey Tiscornia, RN, MSN, ENC(C), SANE-A, SANE-P

After completing a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Acadia University, Lacey graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008. She has spent the majority of her career working in the areas of emergency nursing, emergency nursing specialty education, and simulation education in British Columbia before joining the Learning Institute in 2021.

Lacey is CNA certified in Emergency Nursing and completed a Master of Science in Nursing (Education focus) from the University of British Columbia in 2017. The focus of her master’s work was on support and mentorship required for new clinical instructors.

Lacey is a certified BLS instructor trainer, ACLS instructor trainer, and PALS instructor with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Lacey is also certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner in both adult/adolescent and pediatrics from the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

In her spare time, Lacey enjoys travelling, exploring the outdoors with her dog, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

902-456-3296 |

Bria MacDonald, BSc, RRT

Bria was introduced to the concept of simulation learning as a trainer on the Carleton University campus emergency response team while completing a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health (Honours). She was drawn to the fast-paced nature of critical care, which compelled her to complete a Fast-Track Diploma in Respiratory Therapy at Thompson Rivers University. She has worked in adult acute care for the past 5 years at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. She discovered her passion for teaching through preceptorship at these high-volume teaching hospitals. This led her to supplement her clinical work with a term as an adjunct lecturer of Respiratory Therapy at the Dalhousie University School of Health Sciences.

Bria’s main professional interests include mechanical ventilation, clinical preceptorship, and simulation learning. She is looking forward to enhancing the interprofessional teaching and learning capacity of the Learning Institute.

Outside of work, Bria spends many hours between the hot yoga studio and the curling club. She can regularly be found yelling at the TV over fantasy football while snuggling her dog, Delilah.

902-456-6579 |

Emma Muindi, BScN, MPH, RN, Cert. Adult Learning


Emma earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health from Kenya. She has spent most of her career working in nursing education. After more than ten years of her nursing career in Kenya, Emma moved to Nova Scotia where she graduated from the Learning Institute’s RN Bridging/Re-Entry Program.

Emma previously worked with the Nova Scotia Community College where her teaching roles included facilitation in the practical nursing program, continuing care assistant program, skills lab and clinical instruction. She is happy to join the Learning Institute where she continues to live her passion for simulation in nursing education and dedication to support competency-based education.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys walking, gardening, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

902-719-7046 |

Dylan Gallagher

Dylan has been with the Learning Institute since December 2019. He takes care of the lab spaces, supplies/equipment, simulators, and their technology.

902-717-0349 |

Aidan MacDonald, BSc

Aidan joined Nova Scotia Health shortly after graduating from Bishop’s University, where he completed a Bachelor of Science. As a Simulation Specialist, Aidan supports the needs of the different programs at the Learning Institute and attends to the simulation equipment, supplies, technology, and spaces.

In his spare time, Aidan enjoys camping, skiing, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.

782-641-7039 |

Jasitha Eramath, BTech


Jasitha joined the simulation team at the Learning Institute as a Simulation Specialist in September 2023 after completing her Post Baccalaureate diploma in enterprise IT management from StFX. With a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication from Cochin University in India, she worked in the electronics manufacturing industry for a few years.

In her spare time, Jasitha enjoys spending time with her husband and 4-year-old son. Also, she enjoys cooking and exploring the outdoors with family and friends.

902-719-5530 |

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.