Speaker Profiles

Addie Abushousheh
Research Associate The Center for Health Design Addie Abushousheh is a gerontologist, researcher, and consultant for organizational and environmental development in long-term care. She explores ...
Center for Health Design
Research AssociateThe Center for Health Design Addie Abushousheh is a gerontologist, researcher, and consultant for organizational and environmental development in long-term care. She explores cultural and bio-psycho-social perspectives, organizational structures and processes, physical environments, workforce models, and regulatory and financial frameworks in relation to decision making, resource management, and quality improvement. With combined expertise in architecture, organizational development, aging and applied research, Addie is uniquely positioned to advance comprehensive and translational agendas related to quality assessment and performance improvement within the continuum of care. In addition to consultation and research, Addie publishes and presents regularly and serves in a review and advisory capacity to industry organizations. Research Matters: Top 10 Picks for the YearDesign for Older Patients in Hospital and Outpatient Settings AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Adeleh Nejati
Healthcare Planner and Researcher HMC Architects Adeleh Nejati is a healthcare planner and researcher with HMC Architects in San Francisco. Adeleh brings a wealth of industry-leading ...
HMC
Healthcare Planner and ResearcherHMC Architects Adeleh Nejati is a healthcare planner and researcher with HMC Architects in San Francisco. Adeleh brings a wealth of industry-leading experience and a unique skillset rooted in advanced research, innovation, and genuine knowledge of healthcare clients’ key drivers and business challenges. Her doctoral dissertation on design of staff respite areas in hospitals is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, receiving awards from the International Academy for Design and Health and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Adeleh previously worked as a healthcare planner and researcher at HOK and HKS as well as the Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation (CADRE). Design of Staff Restorative Environments: A Replicated Research on Places of Respite AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Adrienne Hayes
Manager, Design & Construction Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Facilities Planning Design & Construction Adrienne Haynes is a licensed architect and has been a Project Planner ...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Facilities Planning Design & Construction
Manager, Design & ConstructionCedars-Sinai Medical Center Facilities Planning Design & Construction Adrienne Haynes is a licensed architect and has been a Project Planner and Manager of Design &Construction at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) for the last 21 years. She has completed more than $300,000,000.00 of capital projects under the jurisdiction of OSHPD, LADBS and CDPH. Prior to her 21 years with Facilities Planning Adrienne worked 18 years in Pathology, Department of Microbiology as a licensed Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) at Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center and three other medical centers in the Los Angeles area. Adrienne holds a Master of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University @ Pomonaand a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from California State University Los Angeles. She is both a registered architect and a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the State of California. Professional affiliations include American Institute of Architects (AIA) California Association of Medical Laboratory Technologists (CAMLT), Southern California Branch, American Society forMicrobiology (SCASM) and American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Past projects include the planning, design and construction of clinical & research Cath Labs. CT,MRI, Linear Accelerators, & Research Imaging suites. Emergency Department, Cancer Institute, new OR Suites and Pharmacy Expansions. Campus Landscape and Wayfinding Master Plans & implementation. Clinical and Research Wet Labs, new Automated Guided Vehicle System, Administrative and non‐ clinical suites.As Project Planner, Adrienne maintained total project oversight during five years of programming, design, construction, operational implementation and relocation of staff & patients to the new Samuel Oschin Cancer Center located on the 7th floor of the Advanced HealthScience Pavilion. Working closely throughout the entire five years with nearly 100 staff, consultants, contractors, designers, agency and vendor representatives Adrienne delivered a new infusion & exam center. It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Transformation of a Premier Cancer Program AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Alan J. Card
Research Associate The Center for Health Design As a research associate with The Center for Health Design, Alan J. Card has been invaluable in several special projects including the development of ...
Center for Health Design
Research AssociateThe Center for Health Design As a research associate with The Center for Health Design, Alan J. Card has been invaluable in several special projects including the development of the CHD online Safety Risk Assessment and a systematic review investigating the impact of single-patient rooms. He also serves as an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and is the former editor of the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. His research tackles questions related to quality, safety, risk, and well-being in healthcare, with a particular focus on improving how healthcare organizations improve. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in England, an MPH from the University of South Florida, and professional certifications in healthcare quality and healthcare risk management. Research Matters: Top 10 Picks for the Year AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Amanda Grindle
Clinical Program Manager for Hospital Readiness Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Amanda Grindle is the clinical program manager for hospital readiness at Children’s Healthcare of ...
CHOA
Clinical Program Manager for Hospital ReadinessChildren’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Amanda Grindle is the clinical program manager for hospital readiness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she manages the Special Care Unit for pediatric patients with highly infectious diseases. Her responsibilities include overseeing unit operations and logistics, designing/facilitating exercises, developing protocols, managing multiple grants, and providing competency-based training and education. She also serves as faculty for the National Ebola Training and Education Center. Amanda leverages her strong skills in pediatric nursing and organizational leadership to creatively develop and deliver training for healthcare workers and hospitals around the country, sharing best practices and bringing awareness to highly infectious disease preparedness. Design a Safe and Functional Pediatric Biocontainment Unit: A Research-based Approach AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Amy Mays
Interior Design Practice Leader HDR, New York Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS ...
Boulder Community Health
Interior Design Practice Leader HDR, New York Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ana Pinto-Alexander
Director of Health Interiors and Principal HKS, Dallas Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | ...
Boulder Community Health
Director of Health Interiors and Principal HKS, Dallas Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Andi L. Shane
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) ...
CHOA, Emory University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection ControlEmory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Andi L. Shane is the medical director of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the medical consultant for the Special Care Unit (SCU) for pediatric patients with highly infectious diseases. She collaborates and works closely with the manager of the unit, Amanda Grindle, and the SCU team, providing guidance. She also serves as chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and as a professor of pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Design a Safe and Functional Pediatric Biocontainment Unit: A Research-based Approach AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Andrea Wilkerson
Lighting Research Engineer Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Andrea Wilkerson is a lighting research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory currently focused on ...
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Lighting Research EngineerPacific Northwest National Laboratory Andrea Wilkerson is a lighting research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory currently focused on the demonstration and evaluation of emerging lighting technologies supporting the DOE solid-state lighting program. She received a PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in architectural engineering. Her dissertation, "Reallocation of Narrow Bands of Spectral Energy: Effect on Brightness Perception and Color Preference," focused on modification of the spectral power distribution of a source to enhance the perception of brightness and color preference. Research interests include lighting efficiency and quality, lighting metrics, human factors and lighting education. She serves on the IES Annual Conference Planning Committee. Advancing Care in Behavioral Health Through Lighting AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Angela Mazzi
Associate Principal GBBN Architects Angela Mazzi’s research on socio-cultural contexts provides perspective on how culture reflects in architecture and user experience. Angela is ...
GBBN
Associate PrincipalGBBN Architects Angela Mazzi’s research on socio-cultural contexts provides perspective on how culture reflects in architecture and user experience. Angela is president-elect of the American College of Healthcare Architects, serves on the AIA Cincinnati Board, the Advisory Committee for the Institute for Patient-Centered Design, and was an advisory board member for Arizona State University’s Healthcare Design Program in its initial years. Her research linking wellness to design has been published in many healthcare journals and presented at national and international conferences. She is a peer reviewer for Health Environment Research and Design (HERD) Journal and Academy of Architecture for Health Journal. POE-fficient: How to Apply Evidence-based Design in Everyday Practice AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Angelene Baldi
Executive Director for Facilities Strategy, Planning and Design Kaiser Permanente Angelene Baldi directs and manages a team of medical planners and architects who research, benchmark and ...
Kaiser Permanente
Executive Director for Facilities Strategy, Planning and DesignKaiser Permanente Angelene Baldi directs and manages a team of medical planners and architects who research, benchmark and develop the best practices for planning and design guidelines for the KP Facilities Design Program. She and her team work closely with internal and external stakeholders including physicians, clinicians, nurses, therapists, and facilities operations to develop and update the planning and design tools and partner with the Service Delivery Teams to implement them into Kaiser Permanente's buildings. Under her leadership, the team has developed the reputation of being one of the most innovative and skilled medical planning groups in the nation. She is regularly consulted by colleagues and medical centers worldwide and has been invited by leading universities to teach medical planning to their students. Just-in-time Design: Using Prototyping to Lead a Market AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Anthony Mistretta
Healthcare Operations and Strategic Planning Executive Perkins and Will Revisiting Operations as the Primary Driver of Healthcare Design  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS ...
Boulder Community Health
Healthcare Operations and Strategic Planning Executive Perkins and Will Revisiting Operations as the Primary Driver of Healthcare Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Arash Irani
Visualization Specialist SmithGroup With 20+ years of experience as a planner and designer, Arash Irani has spent the last decade at SmithGroup pushing the boundaries of strategic master planning ...
SmithGroup
Visualization SpecialistSmithGroup With 20+ years of experience as a planner and designer, Arash Irani has spent the last decade at SmithGroup pushing the boundaries of strategic master planning and is a firmwide resource for national and international pursuits and projects. Arash’s current focus is data analysis and data visualization, developing tools to analyze market conditions, trends, patient populations and system resources and to make informed decisions to develop the right models of care. Arash has helped guide clients such as Advocate Aurora Health, Emory University Hospital, Beaumont Health and Northwestern University to find success in the rapidly evolving healthcare market. Population Health Management: Addressing Healthcare Equity in our Communities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ashley Umaña
Director of Campus Planning Stanford Health Care Ashley has a passion for creating safe, efficient, and effective ways of delivering and designing for healthcare. Through her 6 years ...
University of Kentucky
Director of Campus PlanningStanford Health Care Ashley has a passion for creating safe, efficient, and effective ways of delivering and designing for healthcare. Through her 6 years at Stanford Health Care she has led the medical planning for multiple projects and now leads the campus planning team working on the future vision for Stanford’s medical campus. Ashley has a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from UCSF and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly. Knowing that the healthcare industry is at a point of significant change, she is excited at the opportunity to influence the direction in which healthcare of the future is delivered. Data-model-driven Master Planning: Merging Departments to Create an Integrated Interventional Platform AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Austin Purkeypile
COO AdventHealth East Orlando Hospital Searching for Goldilocks: Is There a Right Size Hospital?  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
COOAdventHealth East Orlando Hospital Searching for Goldilocks: Is There a Right Size Hospital? AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Barbara Dellinger
Director Design & Research Adventist HealthCare Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable Coated Fabric ...
University of Kentucky
Director Design & ResearchAdventist HealthCare Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable Coated Fabric Selection Process and Programming Guide AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Barbara Wagner
Executive Vice President Clark Construction Barbara Wagner is an executive vice president with Clark Construction Group, one of the largest general contractors in the country, with over $5 billion in ...
Clark Construction
Executive Vice PresidentClark Construction Barbara Wagner is an executive vice president with Clark Construction Group, one of the largest general contractors in the country, with over $5 billion in annual revenue. Ms. Wagner holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the Catholic University of America, a master’s degree in civil engineering and construction management from the University of Maryland and has over 35 years of experience in construction. Ms. Wagner began her construction career on the East Coast, managing public and private construction projects in the Washington, DC, and Boston markets. Since 2002, Ms. Wagner has lived in Los Angeles, where she leads Clark’s National Healthcare Center of Excellence. For the past two decades, healthcare clients throughout California – and across the country – have relied on her expertise for the successful planning and execution of their renovation, expansion, and new construction projects.Ms. Wagner participates on several boards, is the past Chair of the National Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and serves as President Emeritus of DBIA’s Western Pacific Region. Her professional licenses and accreditations include a contractor and engineer’s license in the state of California, DBIA designation and LEED accreditation.State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic   AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Bill Hercules
CEO WJH Health Bill Hercules inspires healthcare leadership teams by shaping their future places of care, having planned and/or executed work for healthcare clients totaling ...
WJH Health
CEOWJH Health Bill Hercules inspires healthcare leadership teams by shaping their future places of care, having planned and/or executed work for healthcare clients totaling 24.2 million square feet. Bill leads leaders to achieve their mission and improve their communities by focusing on implications and results. He is one of only two global triple-Fellows in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He was the 2018 president of ACHA, and he is regular faculty and active within the ACHE. Finance for Designers: What CFOs Wish Their Design Teams Knew AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Brad Nile
Senior Project Manager Andersen Construction Company As a lifelong builder and student of construction systems, Brad Nile has made this the focus of his academic studies as well as world travels. In ...
Andersen Construction
Senior Project ManagerAndersen Construction Company As a lifelong builder and student of construction systems, Brad Nile has made this the focus of his academic studies as well as world travels. In his 23 years with Andersen Construction as a leading Pacific Northwest contractor, Brad has managed the seismic upgrading of dozens of occupied facilities and led several high-profile healthcare projects in Portland, Ore., that involve close interaction between construction and ongoing healthcare operations. Under Construction: How to Increase Patient Satisfaction While Rebuilding an Occupied Patient Tower AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Cameron Ebron
Senior Planning Manager for Real Estate & Development University of North Carolina Health Care System Cameron Ebron leads the strategic portfolio and real estate scenario planning and directs ...
UNC Health Care
Senior Planning Manager for Real Estate & DevelopmentUniversity of North Carolina Health Care System Cameron Ebron leads the strategic portfolio and real estate scenario planning and directs large off-campus facility projects for the UNC Health Care System. Prior to joining UNC Health Care, Cameron worked as a consultant at The Lewin Group in Falls Church, Va., and as a researcher at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C. While at The Lewin Group, she was the lead author for a publication on the hospital built environment and evidence-based design. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a master’s degree from Georgetown University. She is a Certified Project Management Professional. Cameron has served on numerous boards including the American College of Healthcare Executives. Contemplating Clinic Configurations for Continuous Improvement AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Carolyn BaRoss
Principal, Health Perkins & Will State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Perkins & Will
Principal, HealthPerkins & Will State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Carolyn Schilling
Senior Associate Boulder Associates Architects Carolyn Schilling specializes in healthcare projects at Boulder Associates Architects. As a senior associate, lead designer and ...
Boulder Associates Architects
Senior AssociateBoulder Associates Architects Carolyn Schilling specializes in healthcare projects at Boulder Associates Architects. As a senior associate, lead designer and project manager, Carolyn collaborates with project teams to provide design and technical direction responding to client’s key challenges. She is passionate about informed lighting design that supports the architectural story and serves to inspire, influence emotions, impact health and shape the experience of place. Her recent projects include a patient‐centered medical home for an aging population, an inpatient behavioral health unit, and an outpatient care facility for Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Carolyn received her master of architecture degree from Dalhousie University and has been with Boulder Associates since 2008. Advancing Care in Behavioral Health Through Lighting AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Cathy Massey
Director of Health Facilities Space and Equipment Planning Fraser Health Facilities Management Revisiting Operations as the Primary Driver of Healthcare Design  AGENDA ...
Boulder Community Health
Director of Health Facilities Space and Equipment Planning Fraser Health Facilities Management Revisiting Operations as the Primary Driver of Healthcare Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
D. Kirk Hamilton
HERD Founding Co-Editor Texas A&M University State of the Science: A Review of Notable Studies Published in HERD  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | ...
Boulder Community Health
HERD Founding Co-Editor Texas A&M University State of the Science: A Review of Notable Studies Published in HERD AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
David Grandy
Vice President Delivery System Design & Innovation David’s career started at the bedside as the Clinical Ethics Officer for a major US health system. Thereafter, he worked in various ...
Kaiser Permanente
Vice PresidentDelivery System Design & Innovation David’s career started at the bedside as the Clinical Ethics Officer for a major US health system. Thereafter, he worked in various operational leadership positions, managing both clinical and non-clinical functions within a 9-hospital health system. David subsequently transitioned to a career in management consulting. Working within a global design practice, he traveled the world helping clients across various sectors drive human-centered innovation. David’s work as a thinker, teacher, explorer and partner has taken him to five continents as a strategic advisor in board rooms and cabinet rooms alike. He has worked with world-renowned organizations like Google, GE, MD Anderson, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and the US Department of Defense, as well as with various international healthcare entities like numerous Canadian Ministries of Health, Jordan’s Royal Medical Service, and the National Health Service of Trinidad and Tobago. His work is widely published and he is a frequent speaker at national conferences. David is a BD+C 40 Under 40, an EN&R 20 Under 40 and an American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Young Executive Award winner. His teams have twice won Fast Company Awards for design and innovation. In 2015, David was named to the HCD10, honoring the 10 most influential healthcare design professionals of the year. State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Debbie Gregory
HERD Founding Co-Editor Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. State of the Science: A Review of Notable Studies Published in HERD  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | ...
Boulder Community Health
HERD Founding Co-Editor Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. State of the Science: A Review of Notable Studies Published in HERD AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Edwin Beltran
Design Principal NBBJ Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
Design Principal NBBJ Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ellen Taylor
Vice President for Research The Center for Health Design Ellen Taylor brings 30+ years of experience in architecture, research, and business to leading The Center’s research team. She is a ...
Center for Health Design
Vice President for ResearchThe Center for Health Design Ellen Taylor brings 30+ years of experience in architecture, research, and business to leading The Center’s research team. She is a registered architect and member of the American Institute of Architects who was recognized by Healthcare Design as the HCD 10 Researcher in 2017, an award recognizing significant contributions to the industry. A nationally and internationally recognized writer and speaker, she has been influential in guiding Pebble Partner projects and leading grant-funded research programs supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Kresge Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), and others. Research Matters: Top 10 Picks for the Year AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Elliott Bonnie
Managing Principal DesignGroup Elliott Bonnie is a managing principal, senior designer and director of DesignGroup’s Healthcare Studio. He provides design leadership and oversight ...
DesignGroup
Managing PrincipalDesignGroup Elliott Bonnie is a managing principal, senior designer and director of DesignGroup’s Healthcare Studio. He provides design leadership and oversight for architecture and interior design for DesignGroup’s largest healthcare projects. Elliott has received both recognition and awards by clients and peers for outstanding design, and has published and presented nationally on healthcare design. With 44 years of focused experience in healthcare, Elliott challenges and inspires teams and clients to rethink healthcare environments in new and creative ways. In 2019, Elliott participated in the invitation-only Healthcare Design Forum. A New Venue for Outpatient Care Delivery: A Community Center and a Hospital AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Eric Peabody
Principal and Planner Taylor Design Eric Peabody is a Principal and Project Director at Taylor Design focusing on medical and laboratory planning. He applies optimism and creativity to ...
University of Kentucky
Principal and PlannerTaylor Design Eric Peabody is a Principal and Project Director at Taylor Design focusing on medical and laboratory planning. He applies optimism and creativity to architecture that promotes the advancement of society. He excels at highly technical projects that involve complex architecture, equipment, and systems. Data-model-driven Master Planning: Merging Departments to Create an Integrated Interventional Platform AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Erin Cooper
Principal, Director of Project Management Ballinger Erin Nunes Cooper is a principal and director of project management at Ballinger, specializing in healthcare planning and design. ...
Ballinger
Principal, Director of Project ManagementBallinger Erin Nunes Cooper is a principal and director of project management at Ballinger, specializing in healthcare planning and design. Erin brings high aspirations for the quality of the built environment and the patient, family, and care team experience. She developed a formal process for guiding project stakeholders through decision-making using role-playing workshops with 3D-printed model pieces. Erin earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University. This year, she was named as one of Healthcare Design magazine’s HCD 10. The Spectrum of Technologies: The Current and Future State of Healthcare AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Erin Clark
Healthcare Operations Specialist ClarkRN, Inc. Erin Clark, RN, MS, EDAC, is a registered nurse, clinical operations specialist, transition planner and founder of ClarkRN, Inc. with ...
ClarkRN
Healthcare Operations SpecialistClarkRN, Inc. Erin Clark, RN, MS, EDAC, is a registered nurse, clinical operations specialist, transition planner and founder of ClarkRN, Inc. with over 14 years of healthcare experience. As a transition planner, Erin has worked with over 25 hospitals and healthcare facilities as they transitioned and activated new hospitals and healthcare facilities. Erin’s experience in transition planning provides a unique operational skillset she applies to the front end of healthcare design. Her role as the clinical specialist ranges from programming, design, technology planning, interdisciplinary and specialty-specific operations planning, transition planning, activation and post-activation analysis. Design of Staff Restorative Environments: A Replicated Research on Places of Respite AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Erin Clark
Clinical Operations Specialist ClarkRN Consulting Revisiting Operations as the Primary Driver of Healthcare Design  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
Clinical Operations Specialist ClarkRN Consulting Revisiting Operations as the Primary Driver of Healthcare Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Esperanza Harper
Healthcare Planner LS3P Esperanza Harper is a healthcare planner at LS3P who brings 20 years of experience in healthcare planning, Lean-led design, and design research. Esperanza’s focus at LS3P is ...
LS3P
Healthcare PlannerLS3P Esperanza Harper is a healthcare planner at LS3P who brings 20 years of experience in healthcare planning, Lean-led design, and design research. Esperanza’s focus at LS3P is translating relevant research findings into design concepts and discovering ways to seamlessly integrate design research into project delivery. Her work includes the planning of UPMC East Hospital and conducting and managing research engagements with Cleveland Clinic, Novant Health, and Parkland Memorial Hospital. She has co-authored and presented on the subject of healthcare design research in some of the most recognized healthcare design venues including Planetree Annual Conference, the Healthcare Design Conference, Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference, and HERD. Contemplating Clinic Configurations for Continuous Improvement AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Graham Sinclair
Project Manager Beck Architecture A graduate from the Healthcare Design program at University of Kansas, the majority of Graham’s career has been dedicated to designing healthcare ...
University of Kentucky
Project ManagerBeck Architecture A graduate from the Healthcare Design program at University of Kansas, the majority of Graham’s career has been dedicated to designing healthcare facilities and creating optimal healing environments though integrated delivery methods. He has been involved in a variety of healthcare projects, including patient bed towers, ambulatory surgery centers, and cancer treatment centers among others. His role varies from medical planner to project designer to project manager depending on the project. AIA-AAH STERIS Student Design Charrette Presentations AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Howard Long
CEO Robert K. Fox Family YMCA Howard W. Long, CEO of the Robert K. Fox Family YMCA, has been a member of many communities, having worked for the YMCA for over 31 years. ...
Robert K. Fox Family YMCA
CEORobert K. Fox Family YMCA Howard W. Long, CEO of the Robert K. Fox Family YMCA, has been a member of many communities, having worked for the YMCA for over 31 years. Howard’s leadership and vision has always been about the community and transparency. The collaboration with Fairfield Medical Center was a “no brainer” because it has joined two like-minded institutions for one common cause. A New Venue for Outpatient Care Delivery: A Community Center and a Hospital AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Jack Janoso
President and CEO Fairfield Medical Center John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., president and CEO of Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), believes in leading with strategic innovation and ...
Fairfield Medical Center
President and CEOFairfield Medical Center John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., president and CEO of Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), believes in leading with strategic innovation and transparency. Jack’s community-focused upbringing, coupled with his extensive background in information technology and healthcare administration, allows him a unique perspective in his approach to business development and organizational operations. As a direct result, FMC has successfully positioned itself as a multi-nominated Top Workplace and the leading healthcare provider in a quickly growing community of over 40,000 people. A New Venue for Outpatient Care Delivery: A Community Center and a Hospital AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Jane Rohde
Principal JSR Associates Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, CHID, ACHA, believes in a global cultural shift toward person-centered solutions for healthcare settings and sits on various healthcare and ...
JSR Associates
PrincipalJSR Associates Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, CHID, ACHA, believes in a global cultural shift toward person-centered solutions for healthcare settings and sits on various healthcare and sustainability committees supporting research, advocacy, and humanistic approaches to care. In 2015, she received the first Changemaker Award for Environments for Aging from The Center for Health Design and in 2018, she received the ASID Design for Humanity Award. She has been recognized as an Honorary Alumna of Clemson University’s Architecture + Health program and has been honored as one of the top 10 Women in Design demonstrating leadership in healthcare and senior living design. Design for Older Patients in Hospital and Outpatient Settings AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jason Groneck
Principal GBBN Architects GBBN Principal Jason Groneck oversees planning, operations, and projects in the firm’s Louisville office. As a project manager focused on the healthcare environment, ...
GBBN
PrincipalGBBN Architects GBBN Principal Jason Groneck oversees planning, operations, and projects in the firm’s Louisville office. As a project manager focused on the healthcare environment, Jason brings broad experience leading projects of various sizes and demands, from small renovations to large, complex, phased developments and new construction. Jason leads all phases of projects, from programming and design to construction administration, building strong relationships with clients, contractors, and consultants. He has spoken at multiple national healthcare venues on topics of process improvement and client collaboration to improve patient experience. POE-fficient: How to Apply Evidence-based Design in Everyday Practice AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jeff Stouffer
Global Director, Principle, Executive Vice President HKS Inc. Jeffrey C Stouffer, FAIA, ACHA serves as Executive Vice President and Global Director of Community encompassing Health, Education, Life ...
HKS Inc.
Global Director, Principle, Executive Vice PresidentHKS Inc. Jeffrey C Stouffer, FAIA, ACHA serves as Executive Vice President and Global Director of Community encompassing Health, Education, Life Sciences, Advisory, Structures and Government for HKS Inc, one of the top 5 design firms worldwide. He is focused upon leading the vision, strategy, implementation, and culture of the six practices. The focus for this sector is to help create healthier and more livable communities by improving the social infrastructure of cities worldwide. Jeffrey has written many articles on the impact of design on healthcare outcomes and has spoken worldwide on the topic. Jeffrey earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from LSU followed by a graduate fellowship in healthcare design. He is a Fellow in the AIA, and member of the ACHA, The Beryl Institute and ASHE. State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jennifer Kovacs Silvis
Editor in Chief Healthcare Design State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Healthcare Design
Editor in ChiefHealthcare Design State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic   AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jennifer R. DuBose
Associate Director and Principal Research Associate SimTigrate Design Lab - College of Design - Atlanta Jennifer R. DuBose is the associate director of the SimTigrate Design Lab and a ...
SimTigrate Design Lab
Associate Director and Principal Research AssociateSimTigrate Design Lab - College of Design - Atlanta Jennifer R. DuBose is the associate director of the SimTigrate Design Lab and a principal research associate with the College of Design at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on evidence-based design for healthcare facilities seeking to expand the functionality of tools such as simulation, observation, and mock-ups for understanding the impact of space on behavior and outcomes. She is currently managing a patient room lighting study to develop guidelines for the effective use of tunable lighting. She also directs the Innovation Accelerator for a new program to empower people with mild cognitive impairment. Design a Safe and Functional Pediatric Biocontainment Unit: A Research-based Approach AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jennifer Ries
Vice President, Planning Principal HGA Jennifer Ries is a vice president and office director of the HGA Los Angeles office. As a senior medical planner with over 25 years of healthcare ...
HGA
Vice President, Planning PrincipalHGA Jennifer Ries is a vice president and office director of the HGA Los Angeles office. As a senior medical planner with over 25 years of healthcare planning and programming experience, Jennifer brings an in-depth understanding of the dynamic demands in healthcare design. Jennifer is dedicated to a focus on the Triple Aim in Healthcare: human experience, clinical outcomes and operational efficiencies. Her approach is driven by collaboration and innovation, which emphasizes the value of developing a deep understanding of a client’s organization, culture and mission as the basis for high-performing solutions that promote healing. It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Transformation of a Premier Cancer Program AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Jesse Balok
Principal and Practice Leader ECG Management Consultants Jesse Balok is a seasoned adviser with 20 years' experience leading healthcare leadership through strategic initiatives and ...
ECG Management Consultants
Principal and Practice LeaderECG Management Consultants Jesse Balok is a seasoned adviser with 20 years' experience leading healthcare leadership through strategic initiatives and operational transformations. With a focus on the care continuum and patient experience, Jesse has ushered in 26 new facilities to better prepare providers for the future of care delivery. He has impacted $17.3 billion in capital planning for over 42 million square feet and 14,000 beds. Jesse specializes in large-scale transformations that promote new organizational and operating models. His engagements involve programmatic definition, market assessment, campus master planning, asset rationalization, space programming, facility activation, operational redesign, and process improvement. Are You Optimizing Your Capital Assets? AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jill Eriksen
Director of Nursing Boulder Community Health Jill Eriksen is director of nursing for Inpatient Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Nurse ...
Boulder Community Health
Director of NursingBoulder Community Health Jill Eriksen is director of nursing for Inpatient Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Nurse Staffing Resources at Boulder Community Health. Jill completed her bachelor of arts degree in nursing from the College of St. Scholastica, her master of science degree in nursing from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Jill’s professional passion is patient‐centered care. Advancing Care in Behavioral Health Through Lighting AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jim Peraino
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Spatio Metrics Translating Design into Data: How Spatial Metrics Make for a Better Patient Experience  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS ...
Boulder Community Health
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)Spatio Metrics Translating Design into Data: How Spatial Metrics Make for a Better Patient Experience AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jo Solet
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS ...
Boulder Community Health
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
John Czarnecki
Deputy Director and Senior Vice President IIDA Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare Environments  Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of ...
Boulder Community Health
Deputy Director and Senior Vice President IIDA Sensory Design: Mastering Acoustics in Healthcare EnvironmentsHealthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
John Jay Shannon
Principal Health Management Associates (HMA) A highly accomplished, knowledgeable and visionary top medical executive and corporate officer with experience in healthcare operations, medical ...
Health Management Associates (HMA)
PrincipalHealth Management Associates (HMA) A highly accomplished, knowledgeable and visionary top medical executive and corporate officer with experience in healthcare operations, medical affairs, health system strategic planning, financial management, clinical services, provider-owned health plans, regulatory compliance, safety, and quality improvement. Contributes to a health system through clinical and strategic leadership, and development of executive integration. With a proven track record of extensive and successful leadership experience, utilizes a broad clinical background, knowledge of complex health systems especially focusing on vulnerable urban populations, and professional skill set to contribute to an organization. Skilled written and oral communicator adept at engaging diverse constituencies. Population Health Management: Addressing Healthcare Equity in our Communities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jon Buggy
Principal/Healthcare & Life Sciences RSP Architects Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS ...
Boulder Community Health
Principal/Healthcare & Life SciencesRSP Architects Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Jonathan B. Cogswell
Asst. Vice President, Facilities Services & Engineering Northwell Health Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities AGENDA | ALL ...
HKS Inc.
Asst. Vice President, Facilities Services & EngineeringNorthwell Health Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Joseph Mayer
Designer, Associate Principal DesignGroup Joe Mayer is an associate principal and healthcare designer with DesignGroup. In his 10 years with the firm, he has delivered a wide range ...
DesignGroup
Designer, Associate PrincipalDesignGroup Joe Mayer is an associate principal and healthcare designer with DesignGroup. In his 10 years with the firm, he has delivered a wide range of award-winning, community-impacting healthcare, cultural, and civic projects. Joe works to connect people to the organizational missions of his clients with simple, thoughtful experiences--an approach that spans typology and market sectors. Currently, Joe serves as lead design liaison for DesignGroup’s multiple scopes as part of HDR’s team for a new 1.5 million-square-foot replacement hospital tower for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. A New Venue for Outpatient Care Delivery: A Community Center and a Hospital AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Joshua Santiago
Graduate (LTJ) Fellow & Teaching Assistant University of Kentucky Joshua E. Santiago is a second-year doctoral student and teaching assistant in the College of Communication and ...
University of Kentucky
Graduate (LTJ) Fellow & Teaching AssistantUniversity of Kentucky Joshua E. Santiago is a second-year doctoral student and teaching assistant in the College of Communication and Information. Joshua is also the recipient of the Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship. He is a health communication scholar whose research focuses on health-related organizational communication that examines the impact of physical design on communication, work processes, and patient outcomes in health organizations. He has presented research at the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and Western States Communication Association convention. He has also been published in the Journal of Health Communication and Health Communication. Evaluating the NICU: Examining Design Factors Influencing Care Practices AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Joss Hurford
Building Performance Consultant Affiliated Engineers - AEI Joss Hurford consults on the resilience design aspect of buildings and infrastructure. He is responsible for developing AEI modeling tools ...
Affiliated Engineers - AEI
Building Performance Consultant Affiliated Engineers - AEI Joss Hurford consults on the resilience design aspect of buildings and infrastructure. He is responsible for developing AEI modeling tools to analyze climate hazards, generate and assess relative value of mitigation and adaptation strategies to avoid or limit potential impact of climate/weather, human-caused and technology-based hazards. Joss provides consulting services focused on higher performance design and resilience. The Many Roads to Resilient Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Julia Phillips
Associate, Architect & Senior Medical Planner HKS Julia Phillips brings over 15 years of experience in architecture, interior design and medical planning. She actively translates and ...
HKS
Associate, Architect & Senior Medical PlannerHKS Julia Phillips brings over 15 years of experience in architecture, interior design and medical planning. She actively translates and interprets staff and patient flow to contribute to the understanding and design of the functional operations of a healthcare facility. A collaborative team member, Julia coordinates with the rest of the project team to deliver the project on budget and on schedule. Julia is the senior medical planner for the Ambulatory Southern Northern Virginia Hub for Kaiser Permanente. Just-in-time Design: Using Prototyping to Lead a Market AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Julie Frazier
Director of Healthcare Planning, Associate Principal Perkins and Will As the Perkins & Will Dallas Director of Healthcare Planning, Julie Frazier specializes in market analysis studies and ...
Perkins and Will
Director of Healthcare Planning, Associate PrincipalPerkins and Will As the Perkins & Will Dallas Director of Healthcare Planning, Julie Frazier specializes in market analysis studies and strategic facility plans. She is co-director of the firmwide Resilience Lab, finding new ways to breathe resiliency into projects while improving patient experience and outcomes. An expert on resiliency, she worked on the first pilot project for the RELi action item list, Christus Spohn in Corpus Christi, to ensure they remain operational throughout a crisis through resilient construction, community connection, industrial disaster and epidemic response. Julie’s experience has led her to be an expert in her field coupling healthcare and resilient design. The Many Roads to Resilient Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Kara Freihoefer
Director of Research HGA Kara Freihoefer, PhD, is the director of research at HGA Architects and Engineers, where she focuses on utilizing evidence-based design principles to inform and ...
HGA
Director of ResearchHGA Kara Freihoefer, PhD, is the director of research at HGA Architects and Engineers, where she focuses on utilizing evidence-based design principles to inform and educate healthcare clients and colleagues on design decisions. She serves as the co-chair of the Research Council where she helps spearhead research initiatives across all disciplines firm-wide. Kara has most recently published “Making the Case for Practice-based Research and the Imperative Role of Design Practitioners” in Health Environments, Research and Design (HERD) Journal. She was also awarded Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) for an in-depth investigation of clinic module design. Designing for Medical/Behavioral Health Comorbidity: The Inclusive Inpatient Room AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Karl Sonnenberg
Partner ZGF Karl Sonnenberg’s three decades of healthcare experience include numerous projects in urban planning and other public and institutional projects nationwide. His medical background ...
ZGF
PartnerZGF Karl Sonnenberg’s three decades of healthcare experience include numerous projects in urban planning and other public and institutional projects nationwide. His medical background includes programming, planning, design, construction administration and project management in the full range of diagnostic and treatment services, nursing, support services, ancillary departments and medical offices. Karl has spoken at regional, national and international healthcare conferences and at universities. He has also presented at national retreats for healthcare providers, contractors and consultants. Under Construction: How to Increase Patient Satisfaction While Rebuilding an Occupied Patient Tower AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Kate Renner
HKS Lean-Six Sigma CE, LEED AP BD+C, Well AP, Associate, HKS Kate Renner specializes in healthcare and design research with experience working with several top healthcare systems worldwide. She has ...
University of Kentucky
HKS Lean-Six Sigma CE, LEED AP BD+C, Well AP, Associate, HKS Kate Renner specializes in healthcare and design research with experience working with several top healthcare systems worldwide. She has worked to develop solutions to the many complex challenges encountered in the healthcare environment to create a healing space for patients, care teams, and the community. Passionate about continually improving projects, processes and, outcomes, Kate has worked extensively with the HKS research team, developing post-occupancy evaluation methodologies focused on overall impact. Most recently, Kate has developed a research fellowship program to expand research beyond the boundaries of the HKS research team to all project teams. Kate is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Masters of Art and a Masters of Architecture. Thinking Beyond the Boundaries: Elevating Community Health Through Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Kayvan Madani-Nejad
Senior Healthcare Architect Facilities Standards Service As a senior healthcare architect in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Kayvan Madani leads the design team for ...
Facilities Standards Service
Senior Healthcare ArchitectFacilities Standards Service As a senior healthcare architect in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, Kayvan Madani leads the design team for all existing and new geriatric and mental health facilities in the VA. A member of the facilities standards group, he has created the national VA design guides for Community Living Centers and Outpatient and Inpatient Mental Health and has represented VA on the US Access Board. These standards ensure efficient and effective use of resources aimed at increasing the quality of care for the most vulnerable patients: our aging veterans. Prior to his position at the VA, Kayvan was at the Department of Health and Human Services overseeing Primary Care Construction grants to the underserved regions of the country. Designing for Medical/Behavioral Health Comorbidity: The Inclusive Inpatient Room AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Kerrie Christensen
Providence Health Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
Providence Health Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Kevin Harney
Vice President ESa (Earl Swensson Associates) As vice president and principal, Kevin Harney provides project planning, design management and client relations services for healthcare projects across ...
ESa (Earl Swensson Associates)
Vice PresidentESa (Earl Swensson Associates) As vice president and principal, Kevin Harney provides project planning, design management and client relations services for healthcare projects across the country. With 28 years of experience, his capabilities range from master planning and site development to programming and schematic design and departmental planning—with all types of healthcare projects. His involvement usually begins with conceptual design and continues throughout the life of the project. Kevin believes that client service has four steps: listening, processing, understanding and acting. He serves as a conduit for communication among all project team members. He is frequently interviewed in healthcare publications, including Healthcare Design, HealthLeaders, Modern Healthcare and Health Facilities Management, and invited to present at healthcare-related conferences. He co-presented at the 2014 HCD Conference the topic: “Designing for Patient Wellness: Point/Counterpoint.” He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and did graduate studies in architecture at Iowa State University. Do the Big Ideas Fit Into Small Shoes? Evaluating a Pediatric Environment AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Kevin Real
Professor University of Kentucky Kevin Real, (PhD, 2002, Texas A&M University) is professor of communication and the H. Lester Reynolds Endowed Professor in Engineering at the ...
University of Kentucky
ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky Kevin Real, (PhD, 2002, Texas A&M University) is professor of communication and the H. Lester Reynolds Endowed Professor in Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Kevin's primary research focuses on communication in healthcare organizations. His research on communication and healthcare design in hospitals, healthcare teams, and patient safety has been published in Health Communication, Health Environments Research and Design (HERD), Handbook of Health Communication, American Journal of Infection Control, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Management Communication Quarterly. He has won numerous awards for teaching and research, including six Top Paper Awards at national and international conferences. Evaluating the NICU: Examining Design Factors Influencing Care Practices AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Lilliana Alvarado
Design Principal UPHEALING Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
Design Principal UPHEALING Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Linda Knodel
Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, National Nursing Strategy and Leadership Kaiser Permanente Linda Knodel is senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Kaiser ...
Kaiser Permanente
Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive,  National Nursing Strategy and LeadershipKaiser Permanente Linda Knodel is senior vice president and chief nurse executive for Kaiser Permanente, Oakland Calif. She leads 59,000 nurses across eight states serving 11.8 million members. Linda is past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and past member of the Board of Governors for the American College of Health Care Executives, Regent’s Advisory Council. Linda holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mary and is a Wharton Nursing Executive Fellow. She authored "Nurse to Nurse: Nursing Management" and speaks extensively as nurse leader and exemplar. Design of Staff Restorative Environments: A Replicated Research on Places of Respite AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Linda M. Gabel
Sr. Facility Planner, Medical Center Space & Facilities Planning Wexner Medical Center Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance ...
University of Kentucky
Sr. Facility Planner, Medical Center Space & Facilities PlanningWexner Medical Center Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable Coated Fabric Selection Process and Programming Guide AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Lindsey Fay
Associate Professor University of Kentucky Lindsey Fay (MSArch, University of Cincinnati) is an associate professor in the University of Kentucky’s College of Design in the School of ...
University of Kentucky
Associate ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky Lindsey Fay (MSArch, University of Cincinnati) is an associate professor in the University of Kentucky’s College of Design in the School of Interiors. Her work is centered on health design research and examines the intersection of people, processes, and the built environment. Currently, her research utilizes post-occupancy evaluation to assess the design of healthcare spaces and their impact on care delivery. It further implements this methodology as a learning tool and immersive learning experience for interior design students. Lindsey has worked with healthcare professionals, designers, patients, and students on a number of funded research endeavors. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Evaluating the NICU: Examining Design Factors Influencing Care Practices AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Lori McGilberry
Managing Principal Kilter LLC Lori McGilberry is an experienced interior designer who has worked on projects ranging in size from 50,000 square feet to over 2 million square ...
Kilter LLC
Managing PrincipalKilter LLC Lori McGilberry is an experienced interior designer who has worked on projects ranging in size from 50,000 square feet to over 2 million square feet, with total construction cost from a few million to over $650 million. Additionally, she has undertaken design research projects on multiple subjects, teaming with architectural partners, international academics and through collaboration on award-winning deep-dive subjects. She is a board-certified healthcare interior designer (CHID) through the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). Lori believes in the highest purpose of healthcare interiors to serve all of the people within them and designs with no lesser goal than whole-person, cross-cultural, inclusive design. The Importance of Culturally Inclusive Care AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Louis Kaufman
Design Principal HGA Louis Kaufman is a design principal with more than 30 years of experience specializing in the design and master planning of healthcare, commercial, institutional and ...
HGA
Design PrincipalHGA Louis Kaufman is a design principal with more than 30 years of experience specializing in the design and master planning of healthcare, commercial, institutional and public projects. His healthcare portfolio includes acute and non-acute facilities of varying scale and complexity. Employing an approach distinguished by collaboration and innovation, he emphasizes the value of developing a deep understanding of a client’s organization, culture, mission, and users as the basis for creating high-performing architecture. It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Transformation of a Premier Cancer Program AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Louis Meilink
Senior Principal Ballinger A senior principal at Ballinger, Lou Meilink has developed a national practice focused on programming, planning, and design of health facilities. For over 30 ...
Ballinger
Senior PrincipalBallinger A senior principal at Ballinger, Lou Meilink has developed a national practice focused on programming, planning, and design of health facilities. For over 30 years, his design solutions have helped shape the future of healthcare at academic medical centers, regional and community hospitals and healthcare delivery systems. He works closely with these clients to develop facility solutions and translate highly complex project concepts into simple terms. Lou’s orientation toward client service and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective projects has brought him recognition from both healthcare institutions and his peers. The Spectrum of Technologies: The Current and Future State of Healthcare AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Manuel Hernandez
Principal Kahler Slater Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
Principal Kahler Slater Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Matt Taylor
Vice President, Asset Strategy Orlando Health Matt Taylor is the vice president for asset strategy at Orlando Health. He leads their system-wide, campus and facilities planning, real estate, ...
Orlando Health
Vice President, Asset StrategyOrlando Health Matt Taylor is the vice president for asset strategy at Orlando Health. He leads their system-wide, campus and facilities planning, real estate, design and brand architecture, facilities and interiors construction and development, as well as corporate engineering teams, programs and initiatives. He’s responsible for a real estate portfolio approaching 10 million square feet of assets in 250+ locations throughout Central Florida and the implementation of the organization's multi-billion dollar capital improvement plan. Matt came to Orlando Health with more than two decades of experience in corporate leadership, stakeholder relations and large-scale developments including hospitals and healthcare campuses, commercial airports, seaports, hotels and convention centers, federal installations, urban mixed-use projects and theme parks. Just-in-time Design: Using Prototyping to Lead a Market AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Megan Recher
Regenerative Design Specialist, Associate ArchNexus Megan is recognized for urban planning, civic, education, and multi-family projects which are adaptable to regional climate challenges. As a ...
Perkins and Will
Regenerative Design Specialist, Associate ArchNexus Megan is recognized for urban planning, civic, education, and multi-family projects which are adaptable to regional climate challenges. As a Regenerative Design Specialist, she conducts project charrettes connecting social, economic and environmental factors to advance resilience principles in the design and communities. Her strong focus on resilient and regenerative design strategies influences projects in a way that creates quality space while simultaneously increasing projects adaptability while reducing energy, water, waste, and cost. She also serves on the AIA Resilience and Adaptation Advisory Group and Design Excellence Task Group. The Many Roads to Resilient Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Melissa Piatkowski
Research Associate The Center for Health Design As one of The Center’s research associates, Melissa Piatkowski focuses on Affiliate+, special research projects, and The Center’s Pebble ...
Center for Health Design
Research AssociateThe Center for Health Design As one of The Center’s research associates, Melissa Piatkowski focuses on Affiliate+, special research projects, and The Center’s Pebble Project. Melissa was previously a senior design researcher for Davis Partnership Architects and prior to that was a researcher with the OMNI Institute and the Center for Children, Youth & Environments. With a background in architecture and social science, Melissa describes her research style as “boots on the ground with a knack for rigor.” Melissa graduated from Cornell University with an M.S., applied research in environmental psychology and received her bachelor's of environmental design degree, emphasis in architecture, from University of Colorado, Boulder. Research Matters: Top 10 Picks for the Year AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Meredith Banasiak
Director of Research Boulder Associates Architects Meredith Banasiak, MArch, EDAC, cultivates multidisciplinary research, knowledge sharing, and application to inform design ...
Boulder Associates Architects
Director of ResearchBoulder Associates Architects Meredith Banasiak, MArch, EDAC, cultivates multidisciplinary research, knowledge sharing, and application to inform design innovation, which optimizes health, performance and access. Her experience in research, practice and pedagogy supports the transformational shift in design toward an evidence-based, person-centered culture. As director of research for Boulder Associates Architects, she is responsible for developing research partnerships with healthcare organizations, exploring novel methods for conducting real-time research and gathering and translating evidence with designers. As a faculty member in architecture programs, Meredith integrated neuro- and cognitive science concepts in her studio and lecture courses to facilitate designing for human diversity across physical, sensory and cognitive abilities. She is an advisory council member for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) and has published in psychology, medicine and architectural research journals and books. Advancing Care in Behavioral Health Through Lighting AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Michelle Mader
President Catalyst Two decades of experience guiding strategic planning for large healthcare systems has prepared Michelle Mader for understanding today’s reform ...
Catalyst
PresidentCatalyst Two decades of experience guiding strategic planning for large healthcare systems has prepared Michelle Mader for understanding today’s reform initiatives and helping her clients develop strategies to succeed. By leading Catalyst, a national healthcare consulting group, she balances cost and outcomes, which grow market share, align providers, plan ambulatory networks and inpatient hubs, and optimize operational processes. Using interactive business intelligence tools that elucidate complex decisions and evaluate the feasibility and financial ramifications of strategic investments, her approach integrates data, research, and best practices to help health systems strike a balance between both volume and value. Finance for Designers: What CFOs Wish Their Design Teams Knew AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Misty Chambers
Clinical Operations/Design Specialist ESa (Earl Swensson Associates) Misty Chambers brings clinical and evidence-based design knowledge to the design process in accordance with operational goals. She ...
ESa (Earl Swensson Associates)
Clinical Operations/Design SpecialistESa (Earl Swensson Associates) Misty Chambers brings clinical and evidence-based design knowledge to the design process in accordance with operational goals. She is a licensed registered nurse with more than three decades of experience, including clinical nursing, healthcare administration and facilities planning. She is an accomplished speaker and published author on healthcare and health sciences planning. Her degrees include an MSN in nursing administration from Vanderbilt University and a BSN from Emory University. She is currently an invited manuscript reviewer for HERD. She has presented to past Healthcare Design Conferences, the Planetree International Conference, a LEAD Summit as well as other healthcare-related conferences and webinars. Do the Big Ideas Fit Into Small Shoes? Evaluating a Pediatric Environment AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Morgan Wills
President & CEO Siloam Health A Nashville native, Dr. Morgan Wills earned his B.A. in history from Princeton University, his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of ...
Siloam Health
President & CEOSiloam Health A Nashville native, Dr. Morgan Wills earned his B.A. in history from Princeton University, his M.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and an M.A. in marketplace theology from Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.). He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2000 and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians 2006. An award-winning clinical faculty member at Vanderbilt, he is also a graduate of Leadership Nashville and the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program. The Importance of Culturally Inclusive Care AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Nancy Roberts
Chief Operating Officer Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Nancy Roberts has served as the chief operating officer for Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since 2013. In this role she oversaw the ...
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Chief Operating OfficerProvidence St. Vincent Medical Center Nancy Roberts has served as the chief operating officer for Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since 2013. In this role she oversaw the largest renovation of the main patient tower since construction in the early 1970s with responsibility for ensuring continuous hospital operations during the four-year construction. During her 36-year career with Providence St. Joseph Health she’s served in a wide variety of leadership roles and contributed to initiatives as diverse as the deployment of Epic across the system to launching the use of new operational excellence tools and processes to leading efforts in safety, quality and patient experience. Under Construction: How to Increase Patient Satisfaction While Rebuilding an Occupied Patient Tower AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Naomi A. Sachs
HERD Founding Co-Editor University of Maryland State of the Science: A Review of Notable Studies Published in HERD  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | ...
Boulder Community Health
HERD Founding Co-Editor University of Maryland State of the Science: A Review of Notable Studies Published in HERD AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Natalie Hagerty
Senior Director, Facilities Planning + Design Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Natalie Miovski Hagerty is the senior director of facilities planning and design for Children’s Hospital ...
CHOP
Senior Director, Facilities Planning + DesignChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia Natalie Miovski Hagerty is the senior director of facilities planning and design for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is an experienced healthcare facilities leader and architect with over 20 years of experience leading, planning, and implementing a broad range of academic, community and for-profit healthcare facilities. She is strategic and mission-driven while creating proactive, collaborative, safe and innovative environments. She is a registered architect, certified evidence-based design practitioner, LEED-accredited professional, and has a Six Sigma Green belt in healthcare. Previously, Natalie was the national director of healthcare for EwingCole. Are You Optimizing Your Capital Assets? AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ozzie Delgado
Searching for Goldilocks: Is There a Right Size Hospital?  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
Searching for Goldilocks: Is There a Right Size Hospital? AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Renee Fiala
Project Medical Planner, Associate Principal EYP Architecture & Engineering As a Medical Planner Renee’s work is focused on creating healing environments and collaborative design ...
University of Kentucky
Project Medical Planner, Associate PrincipalEYP Architecture & Engineering As a Medical Planner Renee’s work is focused on creating healing environments and collaborative design methods. Renee is heavily involved with clients in early master planning and design phases and also assists with facility architectural planning using a highly interactive approach to address the specific needs of each project. Renee was recently honored as one of Healthcare Design Magazine's Rising Stars. Her dedication to the AIA-AAH and to her firms young talent stems from her need to encourage new talent into the field. As a former Tradewell Fellow, Renee now serves as Curator for the program, mentoring the Fellows, coordinating project assignments, and representing the Fellowship within and outside the firm. And also as a former AIA-AAH STERIS Student Design Charrette Participant, Renee has served on the Taskforce committee (which runs the Charrette program) for 5 years now and has been the Chairperson for the last 3 years. AIA-AAH STERIS Student Design Charrette Presentations AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ron Smith
Senior Associate, Healthcare Architect LS3P Ron Smith is a board-certified healthcare architect and senior associate with LS3P Associates, Ltd. He’s an author on interdisciplinary design and ...
LS3P
Senior Associate, Healthcare ArchitectLS3P Ron Smith is a board-certified healthcare architect and senior associate with LS3P Associates, Ltd. He’s an author on interdisciplinary design and collaborative stakeholder engagement and past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. He serves the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as an adviser on the research agenda for staff and patient safety in the healthcare environment and serves on the board of the Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum, a chapter of ACHE. Ron earned his degree in interior architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and is certified in Lean for healthcare. Contemplating Clinic Configurations for Continuous Improvement AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ron Smith
Senior Associate, Healthcare Architect LS3P Ron Smith is a board-certified healthcare architect and senior associate with LS3P Associates, Ltd. He’s an author on interdisciplinary design and ...
LS3P
Senior Associate, Healthcare ArchitectLS3P Ron Smith is a board-certified healthcare architect and senior associate with LS3P Associates, Ltd. He’s an author on interdisciplinary design and collaborative stakeholder engagement and past president of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. He serves the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as an adviser on the research agenda for staff and patient safety in the healthcare environment and serves on the board of the Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum, a chapter of ACHE. Ron earned his degree in interior architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and is certified in Lean for healthcare. Contemplating Clinic Configurations for Continuous Improvement AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Sean Collins
Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, Design & Construction Cedars Sinai Medical Center As the executive director of facilities, planning, design and construction (FPD&C) ...
Cedars Sinai
Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, Design & ConstructionCedars Sinai Medical Center As the executive director of facilities, planning, design and construction (FPD&C) for Cedars Sinai, Sean Collins is responsible for the operational development and management of capital projects from initial concept and design through construction and project closeout for the Cedars Sinai Medical Center and surrounding licensed clinics, research labs, administrative functions and support facilities. The department is at the forefront of Cedars Sinai’s strategic growth and capital development for the Cedars Sinai Health System including the Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, the Medical Network and its affiliates and joint ventures. It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Transformation of a Premier Cancer Program AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Shannon Haynes
Patient Care Manager NICU/NACU KY Children’s Hospital Shannon Haynes currently works as the patient care manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Abstinence Care ...
KY Children's Hospital
Patient Care Manager NICU/NACUKY Children’s Hospital Shannon Haynes currently works as the patient care manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Abstinence Care Unit at KY Children’s Hospital. She received her bachelor's degree in social work in 1998 and then went on to graduate with her bachelor's in nursing in 2001. She started working as a bedside nurse in the NICU in 2001. In 2012, Shannon moved into the assistant manager position for the NICU, and in 2013, she advanced to the manager position. Evaluating the NICU: Examining Design Factors Influencing Care Practices AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Shannon Kraus
Executive Vice President, Regional Director HKS Shannon Kraus has over 20 years of experience in planning and design at all scales. In 2007 he launched and founded the HKS design ...
University of Kentucky
Executive Vice President, Regional DirectorHKS Shannon Kraus has over 20 years of experience in planning and design at all scales. In 2007 he launched and founded the HKS design fellowship, focused on bringing together designers across the globe for the purposes of providing design thinking to a community base need. Most recently he served as a resource member for the National Endowment for the Arts funded National Session of the Mayors Institute for City Design. His passion for how design impacts of the health of communities was the focus of his TEDx in 2017. In recognition of his contributions, in 2013 he was named Fellow by both the AIA and the ACHA. He has a Master of Business Administration and Architecture from the University of Illinois, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Southern Illinois University. Thinking Beyond the Boundaries: Elevating Community Health Through Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Shari Solomon
Industrial Hygienist & President CleanHealth Environmental, LLC Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable ...
University of Kentucky
Industrial Hygienist & PresidentCleanHealth Environmental, LLC Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable Coated Fabric Selection Process and Programming Guide AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Shary Adams
Medical Planner HGA Shary Adams is an accomplished medical planner, architect and designer who specializes in mental health, patient care and emergency department design. A graduate of the ...
HGA
Medical PlannerHGA Shary Adams is an accomplished medical planner, architect and designer who specializes in mental health, patient care and emergency department design. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she is a board-certified American College of Healthcare Architect as well as EDAC-accredited. Shary has over 30 years of experience in planning and designing major healthcare projects for leading clients including Johns Hopkins Health System, MedStar Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Designing for Medical/Behavioral Health Comorbidity: The Inclusive Inpatient Room AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Sonal Singh
CEO Spatio Metrics Translating Design into Data: How Spatial Metrics Make for a Better Patient Experience  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS 
Boulder Community Health
CEOSpatio Metrics Translating Design into Data: How Spatial Metrics Make for a Better Patient Experience AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Steven Langston
Design Director RLF As Design Director at RLF, Steve Langston focuses on integrating design and technical expertise resulting in a coherent approach to healthcare design and project delivery. ...
Boulder Community Health
Design DirectorRLF As Design Director at RLF, Steve Langston focuses on integrating design and technical expertise resulting in a coherent approach to healthcare design and project delivery. With over 30 years of experience, he understands the issues related to creating healing environments that are therapeutic and supportive of patients, families and staff without sacrificing flexibility or operations. He is a licensed architect, NCARB certified, ACHA board certified, EDAC accredited and a LEED accredited professional. Steve has spoken at national conferences for the last decade focused on healthcare and has won over 40 design awards for his work. He is currently the national AAH chair for the PDC Summit Conference and a former Academy Forum coordinator for both planning+programming and therapeutic environments.Using "Mickey's 10 Secret Design Commands" to Create World-Class Transformative Environments AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Taw North
Principal, Director of Technology TLC Engineering Solutions Taw North is a Principal and Technology Director for TLC Engineering for Architecture. Taw graduated from West Point and served 10 ...
TLC Engineering Solutions
Principal, Director of TechnologyTLC Engineering Solutions Taw North is a Principal and Technology Director for TLC Engineering for Architecture. Taw graduated from West Point and served 10 years in the Army. His civilian life began with Corning working on new optical fiber cabling technologies before joining TLC. Taw has over 17 years of experience in technology design and construction focused on healthcare facilities. He and his team provide healthcare technology consulting for clients around the country. He is an active member of HIMSS, IAHSS, BICSI and TLC’s Healthcare Center of Excellence. Humanizing Technology in Healthcare Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Ted Hood
Senior Project Manager TLC Engineering Solutions Ted Hood is a senior project manager for TLC Engineering for Architecture, a dynamic engineering firm with more than 60 years of experience. ...
TLC Engineering Solutions
Senior Project ManagerTLC Engineering Solutions Ted Hood is a senior project manager for TLC Engineering for Architecture, a dynamic engineering firm with more than 60 years of experience. Ted has over 19 years of experience in healthcare technology project management and implementation, with an emphasis on interoperability between medical equipment, IT devices, EMR, and special building systems. He has managed the technology implementations on healthcare facilities ranging from small clinics to million-square-foot replacement hospitals. He holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Tennessee and is an active member of Health Information and Management Systems Society. Humanizing Technology in Healthcare Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Teresa Campbell
Principal HKS Teresa Campbell has provided strong design leadership for the prototypical hospital campus at Orlando Health. She has over 20 years of experience at HKS and is the health ...
HKS
PrincipalHKS Teresa Campbell has provided strong design leadership for the prototypical hospital campus at Orlando Health. She has over 20 years of experience at HKS and is the health practice leader for the Orlando office. Teresa’s passion is to improve life by designing for health. She is committed to designing environmentally sound, financially responsible, long-lasting and beautiful healthcare facilities. She works with clients to create a concept, philosophy and sense of place, then turns them into something that’s tangible and tactile. Just-in-time Design: Using Prototyping to Lead a Market AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Teri Lura Bennett
Lead Interior Designer (retired) Johns Hopkins Health System Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable Coated ...
University of Kentucky
Lead Interior Designer (retired)Johns Hopkins Health System Spec It Right: Know Your Durable Coated Fabrics – Reduce Failures and Advance Understanding Using the Durable Coated Fabric Selection Process and Programming Guide AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Terri Woodruff
Executive Director Anna Shaw Children's Institute Terri Woodruff, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC, is currently the executive director of the Anna Shaw Children’s Institute at Hamilton Health Care System in ...
Anna Shaw Children's Institute
Executive DirectorAnna Shaw Children's Institute Terri Woodruff, MS, APRN, CPNP-PC, is currently the executive director of the Anna Shaw Children’s Institute at Hamilton Health Care System in Dalton, Ga. She holds an associate of science degree in nursing from Dalton State College; a bachelor of science degree in nursing from West Georgia College; and a master of science degree in child health from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga., graduating from the latter in 1997. She has served for three years on the North Georgia Autism Conference Planning Committee. Terri has 35 years of experience caring for children, with more than a decade of those years in leadership roles. Do the Big Ideas Fit Into Small Shoes? Evaluating a Pediatric Environment AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Terri Zborowsky
Design Researcher HGA Terri Zborowsky, PhD, EDAC, is an evidence-based design researcher at HGA Architects and Engineers, where she focuses on the intersection of user experience and human ...
HGA
Design ResearcherHGA Terri Zborowsky, PhD, EDAC, is an evidence-based design researcher at HGA Architects and Engineers, where she focuses on the intersection of user experience and human interaction within healthcare environments. She began her career as a registered nurse before completing a PhD in interior design. Terri combines her first-hand experience of patient and caregiver needs with architectural concepts to develop exceptional spaces. She frequently presents her design and research studies at academic medical and healthcare conferences, and has been published in HERD and other leading industry design journals. She has a doctor of philosophy degree in interior design from the University of Minnesota. Designing for Medical/Behavioral Health Comorbidity: The Inclusive Inpatient Room AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS
Timothy Hsu
Project Research Leader GBBN Architects With a background in medicine, health services administration, and artificial intelligence, Timothy Hsu works with GBBN’s healthcare teams to research, ...
GBBN
Project Research LeaderGBBN Architects With a background in medicine, health services administration, and artificial intelligence, Timothy Hsu works with GBBN’s healthcare teams to research, plan, and design projects that anticipate the needs of an ever-changing industry. Through it all he keeps the well-being of patients and healthcare professionals front and center. POE-fficient: How to Apply Evidence-based Design in Everyday Practice AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Tina Duncan
Sr. Project Architect, Principal HKS As an advisor to design teams on code-based information, Tina Duncan is constantly evaluating ways to improve the end product. Tina focuses on the ...
University of Kentucky
Sr. Project Architect, PrincipalHKS As an advisor to design teams on code-based information, Tina Duncan is constantly evaluating ways to improve the end product. Tina focuses on the technical aspects of healthcare design and understanding how regulatory requirements will affect the built environment. She hosts seminars in and outside of the organization and develops the processes that enable development of project specific code analysis. She is on the board of directors for FGI, a board certified healthcare architect (ACHA), the chair of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Codes and Standards committee, a member of the FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee for the Guidelines, a member of the International Code Council and NFPA, a certified building official, a certified accessibility reviewer, and the chair of the Dallas AIA Codes and Standards committee. She understands the importance of code and regulation compliance while looking beyond the immediate to seek a creative and appropriate solution using the underlying principles and intent. Healthcare, Accessibility, and Temporary Conditions AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Victoria Navarro
Regional Director of Planning, Design and Construction Advocate Aurora Healt Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities  ...
Boulder Community Health
Regional Director of Planning, Design and ConstructionAdvocate Aurora Healt Titanic Healthcare Shifts That Will Show Up in Tomorrow's Healthcare Facilities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Vladislav Torskiy
Principal, Corporate Health Strategist SmithGroup Vladislav Torskiy has over 30 years of experience working for institutional clients in the U.S. and throughout the world. He works in close ...
SmithGroup
Principal, Corporate Health StrategistSmithGroup Vladislav Torskiy has over 30 years of experience working for institutional clients in the U.S. and throughout the world. He works in close collaboration with healthcare leadership teams to identify future healthcare needs and leads the analysis and implementation of innovative and strategic solutions consistent with contemporary healthcare trends. He leads the development of functional and operational programming and architectural planning and design in alignment with value-based models and budgets. Vlad also serves as a senior resource to medical planners, architects, and project designers, and participates in healthcare operations and design research on behalf of SmithGroup. Population Health Management: Addressing Healthcare Equity in our Communities AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Walter Jones
Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation The MetroHealth System State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | ...
The MetroHealth System
Senior Vice President, Campus TransformationThe MetroHealth System State of the Industry: Healthcare Facilities Now and Post-Pandemic   AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Wendy Gettleman
Vice President of Facilities Management and Real Estate Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Translating Design into Data: How Spatial Metrics Make for a Better Patient Experience  ...
Boulder Community Health
Vice President of Facilities Management and Real EstateDana-Farber Cancer Institute Translating Design into Data: How Spatial Metrics Make for a Better Patient Experience AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Whitney Hendrickson
Interior Designer and Registered Nurse Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security  AGENDA | ALL SESSIONS | SPEAKERS ...
Boulder Community Health
Interior Designer and Registered Nurse Healthcare Environments: Welcoming the Public with a Sense of Comfort and Security AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Willa Kuh
Director of Planning Affiliated Engineers - AEI Willa Kuh is the director of planning for AEI’s Building Performance Practice. She assists clients to develop energy and climate mitigation plans, ...
Affiliated Engineers - AEI
Director of PlanningAffiliated Engineers - AEI Willa Kuh is the director of planning for AEI’s Building Performance Practice. She assists clients to develop energy and climate mitigation plans, comprehensive sustainability plans, and the utility, energy, and water sustainability aspects of comprehensive campus plans. She introduces each of her master plan clients to the climate risk profile for their campus and the opportunity to advance resilience through their comprehensive facility plans. In addition to her project involvement, Willa leads the Resilience + Design Group, which operate to advance AEI’s planning and design expertise as it relates to climate change. The Many Roads to Resilient Design AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS
Zorana Matić
Graduate Researcher, PhD candidate SimTigrate Design Lab - College of Design - Atlanta Zorana Matić is an architect and a researcher at the SimTigrate Design Lab and a PhD candidate in the ...
SimTigrate Design Lab
Graduate Researcher, PhD candidateSimTigrate Design Lab - College of Design - Atlanta Zorana Matić is an architect and a researcher at the SimTigrate Design Lab and a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture, Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on links between the built environment and health and how design affects behavioral choices and health outcomes. Her ongoing research is looking closely at the evidence-based approach to urban design. At SimTigrate Design Lab she is deeply engaged in the healthcare field through a number of research projects, including Patient-Centered Medical Home Analysis, spatial metrics for evaluation of the design layouts, design of biocontainment units for safety and improved patient experience. Design a Safe and Functional Pediatric Biocontainment Unit: A Research-based Approach AGENDA  |  ALL SESSIONS  |  SPEAKERS