Mary Holtschneider

VIP Lounge Host

Mary Holtschneider has served as VIP Host for ECGC for the past several years and is dedicated to optimizing the ECGC experience for all VIPs. She has also served as a Conference Associate (CA) for Game Developers Conference (GDC) since 2010. As a professional health care simulation educator and registered nurse, she uses a variety of high fidelity simulation modalities and game-based learning techniques to teach inter-professional health care teams how to maximize their teamwork, communication, and emergency response skills. She co-directs a yearlong Inter-professional Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Simulation at the Durham, NC Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where she trains educators how to use simulation as a teaching modality. She has a Masters of Education in Training and Development from NC State University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill, and a AAS in Simulation in Game Development from Wake Technical Community College.