Janet Weisenford has over 30 years of experience leading the design, development, and implementation of innovative learning solutions. She joined ICF after a rewarding career in the federal service where she helped to launch the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative and was engaged in simulation and training research for the U.S. Navy. She leads a talented team comprised of experts in workforce analytics and learning solutions including gaming, simulation, and interactive eLearning -- which includes virtual and augmented reality. Janet helped the Department of Veterans Affairs build a virtual learning environment to prepare medical personnel for disaster response. She works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create training for healthcare providers on critical topics including the opioid overdose epidemic. She recently led an effort to create innovative learning tools for CDC on infection prevention including a graphic novel for environmental healthcare workers to reinforce the critical role they play in combating infection.
Janet is active in the training and simulation industry, reviewing papers for the Interservice Industry Training and Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) and as a member of the Society for Simulation In Healthcare. She is the co-author of a book chapter, What is Best for the Learner?: Are MOOCs the Answer? Janet earned a master’s in public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's from New College, Florida. She began her federal career as a Presidential Management Intern, serving in the federal government for over 20 years.