Scheduling Your Simulated Client Session

Click on the button below to schedule a half-hour telephone session with one of our trained simulated client actors.

You will be able to search the calendar for available dates and times that work with your schedule.

You can also filter by team member if you have found a rapport with a simulated client and would like to schedule another session with them. 

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Kym Dakin

Kym Dakin, M.Ed,  has been working as a Simulated Client with HETI since 2015.  She develops a variety of customized cases for MI practice so that the practitioner has a productive, highly engaged and realistic practice session. Additionally, Kym has been a part of the Standardized Patient program at Maine Medical Center, a collaborative effort through Tufts and Maine Med, for four years, teaching medical residents to partner more effectively, and communicate more productively with patients. She is the Founding Director of Voice Into Learning, LLC., specializing in team experience design, as well as a founding member of  the true story improvisational theatre company - Portland Playback.

Rodney Mashia

Rodney C. Mashia is a consultant, trainer, workshop leader, author and musician based in Portland, Maine. He is a former staff member of Spring Hill of Ashby, where he facilitated the Opening the Heart workshops, and for 20 years has staffed Kindred Spirits, a summer camp for adults at Rowe Camp and Conference Center. He is a National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) trained multicultural consultant and trainer. He is the author and developer of Men’s Healing, An Online Course for Men. As a musician, Rodney has been touching hearts for four decades with his soulful music, and has entertained many groups with his original lyrics, vocal interpretations, guitar, and flute.

John Porcino

Much of John Porcino’s training for his 30 years as a storyteller and singer arose while creating and participating in the zany & touching moments around a campfire - all of life, seen through a flickering fire light, surrounded by the magnificent beauty of the natural world. These days John spins some 200 performances, workshops, and in-service trainings each year for folks of all ages. His performances are a mix of stories and songs that are sparked to life with warmth, humor, a playful touch of audience participation, and a twist of music from around the world. His workshops are playful, clear, hands on journeys from which participants leave with real skills and enthusiasm for bringing the work into their life. For John, the arts are joyful pathways toward celebrating our common humanity and the legacy of life on our planet.

Coral Sandler

Coral has worked as a Simulated Client Actor for HETI at hospitals, on recorded and live trainings alike on and off for 16 years. As Stephen Andrew’s goddaughter, she has been learning Motivational Interviewing since she was a child. Now, she practices a melding of various modalities with her coaching clients worldwide from her home in Boulder, Colorado. It’s exciting for her to be able to assist in this training in this way and she looks forward to connecting with you!

Rob Neal

Rob Neal has worked as an OD Consultant, Executive Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, and Writer, for over thirty years. Prior to that he worked as a Family Therapist for twelve years. He has extensive experience in the business and non-profit sectors and has specialized in developing leaders and helping individuals and teams reach their highest level of potential and ability throughout his career. 

He has published over fifteen articles and opinion pieces, one book of humor,  and made numerous presentations on a variety of business, community, and family issues. He also now works in the Standardized Patient training program with Med Students and Doctors to help them develop better communication skills. 

He earned a Masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, and a Bachelors degree in Counseling and Youth Services from SUNY Empire State College. 

A native of Atlanta, he has lived in Maine since 1988 and has three adult children, and three grandsons.

Our Simulated Client Team

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