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Raymond Rogers, MS

Founder & CEO

Butte, Montana

Raymond Rogers is an innovator, lifelong health informatics enthusiast, philanthropist, and educator. Above all else, Ray believes in helping those who help others. He saw a need, a gap in healthcare training and he believed he could be a conduit for change. Residing in Montana, Ray was all too familiar with the harsh impacts faced by rural communities and their inability or lack of funding to receive the critical training in the ever-changing and growing healthcare industry. He believed there was a better way; a way to help people who help people. After years of building partnerships, finding the world's best experts and building a first-of-its-kind infrastructure, the Praxis Center was born.


Ray is a native of Butte, Montana, and he loves everything that Southwest Montana has to offer.   With degrees in Engineering and Technical Communications, Ray's career has included a variety of positions in engineering, higher education, and simulation.   In 2008, he began working in the field of simulation under contract with the US Military - Air Force Special Operations Command to develop simulation-based training for the USAF Pararescuemen.  His passion for simulation and rural healthcare grew into the development of the Praxis Center.  


Ray is a proud father of three grown children and two grandchildren, and he loves hiking, fishing, skiing, golfing - really anything outdoors! He is excited for the future of Simulation and the role the Praxis Center will play in advancing simulation-based training for rural healthcare practitioners.   


Phillip Wortham, MBA, BA, CHSOS-A

Chief Clinical Simulation Officer

Butte, Montana

Phillip Wortham, is a distinguished healthcare professional with a remarkable career spanning over 12 years in healthcare simulation leadership, innovation, and operations. His extensive expertise encompasses the intersection of technical prowess, conceptual acumen, and business operations, all crucial components in facilitating seamless workflow requirements within the healthcare landscape.

Phillip’s journey in healthcare began at Denver Health Medical Center, where he delved into biomedical engineering for a notable three-year tenure. His passion for enhancing medical education and patient care led him to Children's Hospital Colorado, where he played a pivotal role in designing and establishing a state-of-the-art simulation center within the facility.

His career then took him to Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, where he assumed the Director of Operations and Technology role for their simulation consortium. Overseeing a vast network of 24 hospitals and 185 clinics across Utah and southern Idaho. Here he designed and oversaw six cutting-edge simulation centers.

Notably, Phillip was Chief Operating Officer at the prestigious Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, Florida, further solidifying his reputation as a trailblazer in the simulation domain. 

Currently, Phillip serves as the Chief Clinical Simulation Officer at PRAXIS situated in Butte, Montana; PRAXIS focuses on addressing the unique training needs of rural healthcare providers, clinics, and tribal health centers. Phillip also volunteers as an Accreditation Site Reviewer for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and Chair of the Super-Size Simulation Center Affinity Group. 

Phillip’s indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication drive innovation and excellence in healthcare simulation, leaving an indelible mark on the industry and the professionals he inspires.


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