Carrie Bell
Executive Director of Capital & Medical Technology
Supply Track: Panel: Creative Strategies for Navigating the GPO Landscape

Carrie Bell is the Executive Director of Capital and Medical Technology for ROi. She holds leadership responsibility for ROi’s capital team. In her role, Carrie develops capital strategies with ROi members that include coordinated group buys and advising members throughout the capital selection process to ensure they are selecting the right technology and driving the best outcomes for the patients they serve. Prior to joining ROi, Carrie served in a variety of progressive roles with GE Healthcare, most recently as the Senior Client Director supporting hospital executive teams in large health systems. In that role she led a team focused on evaluating capital equipment, software solutions, and imaging services needs of some of leading healthcare systems and academic facilities. Carrie earned a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications from Lindenwood University.

Donald G. Bellefeuille
Healthcare Strategist, Director
Build Track: Supertrends: Forces Shaping New World Approach to Planning

Donald G. Bellefeuille is a Healthcare Strategist at NBBJ’s Boston office with over thirty years of experience working with healthcare institutions in developing strategies and plans to solve issues, create value, and grow and improve business performance. His areas of healthcare knowledge include the acute, ambulatory, post-acute, home health, behavioral health, and physician sectors, and population health planning. He speaks frequently on Robotics, Digital Health, Machine Intelligence and the Future of the Hospital and is the author of the StratEx Crossroad: Where Healthcare Strategy and Execution Meet, a blog dedicated to advancing the healthcare strategy profession as it adapts to the faster pace of change in the new era of healthcare reform and the exploration of the technology developments rapidly changing how healthcare is organized and delivered.

Irene Bickell CLGB, LEED Green Associate
Vice President
Equip Track: Successful Blueprints for Equipping New Facilities

As a Vice President for CallisonRTKL’s Healthcare Technologies group, Irene Bickell serves as an Account Executive responsible for directing multiple teams ensuring deliverables and project schedules are met. She has more than 22 years of extensive experience leading large-scale project planning endeavors of 800,000 square-feet and above, such as a 1.2 million square-foot replacement hospital for California Pacific Medical Center, Cathedral Hill; managing operations of the medical equipment planning group; and implementing projects from schematic design through construction, procurement and activation. Her experience ensures a smooth process and positive results for even the most complicated medical technology planning projects. She also brings to projects an extensive involvement and knowledge of working with OSHPD and IPD. Additionally, Irene is a LEED Green Associate and Certified Lean Green Belt with a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs from the University of Wisconsin.

Landon Boone CSI, LEED AP
Chief Operating Officer
Ron Blank & Associates, Inc.
Sales Development Workshop -- Getting Specified

Landon is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Ron Blank & Associates, Inc. He has a ten year background in the field of architecture with a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has worked with Ron Blank & Associates since 2003. Landon’s job entails daily operations, business development, marketing, trade shows, and developing programs for RBA’s building product manufacturer clients.

John Brownrigg
Director, Pre-Construction Services
FX Facility Group
Fund Track: Creating Value Through the Capital Budget Process
Maintain Track: Facility Sourcing Practices and Joint Commission Update

John Brownrigg has over 30 years of professional experience in design, construction, and real estate projects. From inception - beyond completion - to occupancy, Mr. Brownrigg has always focused on improving business objectives through built environments. His current passion is to design and deliver healthy buildings that will improve population health throughout the entire continuum of care. Currently, Mr. Brownrigg is a Director for FX Facility Group, a Cincinnati, OH based construction and facility maintenance firm specializing in healthcare facilities. He has served as the Vice President for Real Estate and Construction for Ohio’s largest healthcare network, Mercy Health, and in a similar role for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Mr. Brownrigg has also worked for international corporations such as General Electric and Ericsson. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Wade Byerly
Medical Equipment Resources & Consulting
Maintain Track: Future-proofing Your Capital Equipment Maintenance Programs

Wade Byerly has worked over 30 years in the planning, acquiring, utilizing, managing, liquidating and appraising medical equipment, and is uniquely qualified to deliver value in each stage of the capital equipment life cycle. He also has the unusual perspective of having worked for healthcare providers, regional and national group purchasing alliances, a major manufacturer and service organizations, understanding the medical equipment needs of healthcare providers in nearly every venue of care. Founded MERC with son Kyle in 2007 and have performed over 350 engagements since launching the company.

Gloria A Cascarino
Director of Medical Equipment Planning
Francis Cauffman Architects
Equip Track: The Changing Nature of Equipment Planning

As Director of Hospital Operations and Materials Management for 20+ years, Gloria was “The Client” during construction and renovation projects. This previous experience gives her unique patient-care and safety perspectives as the Director of Medical Equipment Planning at Francis Cauffman, a national design firm. An expert in emerging technology and equipment budgeting, she plans equipment for varied healthcare clients – from academic medical centers to community hospitals and physician practices - with projects ranging from renovations to replacement hospitals. Working with her own or with other firms, Gloria is a valued member of project teams - coordinating equipment data flow, facilitating project management and preserving critical deadlines. She helps clinical staff to maximize existing equipment, forecast technology needs and spend prudently, and design teams to have confidence that all equipment has been accommodated.

Patrick M Casey Registered Architect
Executive Director - Office of Planning, Design, and Construction
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Design & Construction

Patrick M. Casey is the Executive Director – Planning, Design and Construction at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. Prior to joining UMMC, Mr. Casey was the Regional Program Manager for The University of Texas System overseeing the $1.7-billion Capital Improvement Program at The University of Texas Medical Branch. Mr. Casey is no stranger to large healthcare projects as he was on the core management team that oversaw the design and construction of the $1.4-billion New Parkland Campus in Dallas. A native of Ohio, Mr. Casey has also worked as an Owner’s Representative at University Hospitals/Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic, both in Northeastern Ohio. He has successfully led multiple project teams and owners through the planning, design and construction of over $5-billion in capital projects throughout the United States and Internationally. Mr. Casey has lived and worked in Europe, China and The Middle East.

Lisa Charrin
Vice President
Mitchell Planning Associates
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Capital Equipment

As one of the nation’s most recognized industry experts on the future of medical technology, Lisa presents regularly at national healthcare design conferences and has published articles and a recent book on keeping pace with changes in technology. Having completed over 13 million square feet of innovative projects at academic medical centers, pediatric, and not for profit health systems, Lisa helps clients plan for future flexibility and negotiate procurement timelines that are respectful of design and construction needs while also leveraging optimal timing for final clinical selections. Lisa leads and participates in master planning, programming, visioning and design phases to identify equipment solutions and timelines to promote workflow, patient care and flexibility for changes in technology or infrastructure. Lisa leads several IDN system level clients as project executive and is responsible for business development for the central US for Mitchell Planning. Lisa is a board certified healthcare architect and graduate from the University of Houston.

Frank Cirillo
Vice President, Business Strategy
Acurity, Inc.
Fund Track: Funding New Healthcare Opportunities

Frank Cirillo is Vice President, Business Strategy, Acurity, Inc. His main duties at Acurity are to bring value to health systems’ supply chain operations through group purchasing program participation and process improvement. Additionally, Frank provides consulting services to health systems with Acurity’s consulting arm Nexera. For the previous 25 years, Mr. Cirillo held several senior management positions at HHC. During the latter two years of his tenure, Mr. Cirillo, HHC’s first chief restructuring officer, led HHC’s priority project—the restructuring of HHC’s clinical and operational programs—yielding HHC an implementation change roadmap resulting in savings and additional revenues of over $300 million annually. For the prior 13 years, Frank was HHC’s chief operating officer responsible for a far-reaching span of control, including, but not limited to, supply chain operations and all contracting. Frank received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, graduate training from St. John’s University, and holds certification from the “Top 40” executive management program administered by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is also president/CEO of the Cirillo Consulting Group.

Georgia Cochrane
Manager, Supply Chain Contracting
Fairview Health Services
Fund Track: Evidence-based Capital Planning Processes

Georgia Cochrane has over 25 years’ experience in Supply Chain and currently serves as the Manager for Supply Chain Contracting for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis, MN. Her team members manage the system’s contracts for supplies, equipment and equipment maintenance. Georgia also manages the cardiovascular contract portfolio for Fairview. She is a member of several supply chain improvement initiatives and works with these teams to maximize standardization, utilization, and cost savings opportunities. Georgia earned a dual bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Whitney Courser
Fund Track: Funding New Healthcare Opportunities

Whitney is responsible for all business development in the Northeast Region of the United States for Nuehealth. Currently, she also oversees the operations of 2 hospitals and 4 surgery centers and development of 3 additional facilities in the Greater Philadelphia area. Whitney has successfully recruited physician partners and syndicated ASCs, surgical hospitals and multi-million dollar real estate ventures associated with inpatient and outpatient facilities and medical office buildings. Since joining Nueterra in 2003, Whitney has also served as vice president of business development, director of business development and in new project equipment financing and accounting. Prior to joining Nueterra, she served as an accounting manager for a major Midwestern transportation company and as the director of finance and accounting for a large national restaurant franchise group.

Travis D. Cowie AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal
HKS, Inc.
Design Track: Designing with the Patient in Mind

Travis’ 29 years of architectural experience covers a wide range of project types including healthcare facilities. Skilled as a project manager, medical planner and a project architect, he works directly with the client in coordinating the efforts of the project team and consultants throughout each phase of project development. Travis attends project meetings and is familiar with the client and project objectives. He tracks interoffice work from the preliminary design phase through the construction documents phase monitoring schedule and budget requirements. Travis also follows-up on consultant performance as necessary to produce construction documents and supports the construction services department through project completion.

Larry Creech
Senior Vice President, Perioperative & Emergency Services
RWJBarnabas Health
Equip Track: The Changing Nature of Equipment Planning

Larry Creech is the Senior Vice President of Surgical and Emergency Services at RWJBarnabas Health, where he manages the strategic planning for growth to include facility expansions and new facilities and budgeting for 120 departments. Mr. Creech is a results-oriented Senior Healthcare Executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, implementing new programs, supply chain management, and construction management. He has a proven track record of spearheading successful team-based initiatives and specializes in modernizing healthcare systems, including improving hundreds of outcomes for pre-surgery patients and saving thousands of pounds of waste by adopting green initiatives. Prior to joining RWJBarnabas, Larry served as Divisional Director of Surgical Services at Capital Health, as Senior VP of Surgical Services/Emergency Services at Carilion Clinic and as Vice President, PeriOperative Services at Clarian Health Partners. He received his BS in Health Care Administration from St. Leo’s College in St. Leo, FL and his MBA from Amber University in Garland, TX.

Molly K Smith
Customer Experience Director
Bluegrass Business Media
Leadership Keynote -- Brett Culp, Filmmaker and Cinematographer

Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has inspired audiences around the world. He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes and royal families. His films are featured on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms.

With his uplifting documentary film Legends of the Knight, Culp pioneered a groundbreaking approach to community building and relationship-driven engagement. Instead of launching this feature film through normal distribution channels, he offered anyone in the world the opportunity to screen it in their local movie theater with proceeds benefiting the charity of their choice. This unique plan gave individuals the freedom to use the movie as an open-source tool for bringing people together to make a positive impact.
Without a single dollar spent on marketing or advertising and no paid staff, the feature film successfully screened in theaters in over 110 cities across the globe raising $100,000 for charity. Each showing was hosted by local volunteers who took the initiative to organize and promote the event. Culp inspired thousands of people, many of whom had never planned a community event, to become leaders engaged in a passionate mission.

For Culp, this experience reframed leadership as an art form that invites people to connect with a noble vision and make a difference together. Rather than thinking as a traditional filmmaker, his projects are collaborative efforts, pulling diverse groups of people into dialogue and ultimately leading to stronger communities and greater impact. Culp has developed an expertise for creating 'mini-movements' that inspire the heroic spirit in everyone.

His work as a filmmaker has built more than a fan base of followers. He empowers people to find their own path to leadership. Culp's uplifting keynote at the ACE Summit will deliver practical methods for aligning teams behind a meaningful mission and creating growth through trust and genuine connectivity. His high energy program is filled with touching moments, extraordinary filmmaking stories, humor and insights about developing rewarding relationships through generosity and authenticity.

Culp's work is on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms. He has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, WIRED, The LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime, WEtv, and many more. The newest edition of the college textbook Documentary Storytelling devotes an entire chapter to Brett’s production style.

He is the co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a 501c3 that supports charitable organizations and empowers community leaders. The ACE Summit audiences will leave his speech with a renewed sense of hope for the future and belief that their efforts can make an impact.

Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
Medical Strategies International
Supply Track: Panel: Creative Strategies for Navigating the GPO Landscape

Dennis has been in the medical supply and device industry for over 36 years. For the past 17 years he has been the Managing Partner for Medical Strategies International, LLC (MSI). MSI is an outsource corporate accounts firm that helps clients develop their National Accounts strategy, and then works toward gaining and implementing agreements with GPO's, IDN's, Equipment Planners, and Government Sales. Prior, he held senior management positions at Stryker, SSI/Hill-Rom, Inc., STERIS/Hausted, and Skytron. His diverse responsibilities range from developing and implementing National Accounts, Equipment Planning Relationships, Government Contracts, Sales Management Strategies, and International Operations. Dennis is a past Chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee, of which he has been affiliated for over 27 years, and Chairman of HISCI's Educational Committee. Dennis has been both a speaker and has appeared in print on various topics including: healthcare, sales management, national accounts, and international issues. Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Jacob D'Albora LEED AP BD+C
Director of BIM-FM Services/Associate Vice President
McVeigh & Mangum Engineering
Build Track: Taking Design to Operation

Educated and trained as an architect, Jacob D’Albora has embraced and sought to maximize the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout his career. Jacob is an integral part of the team of McVeigh & Mangum Engineering (MME), a full-service, multi-office engineering firm. Together, Jacob and MME serve the AEC community with a passion to not only produce designs and drawings of superior quality in the BIM platform, but also to equip facilities professionals to more efficiently and effectively manage facilities once constructed. This is accomplished through the application of BIM-FM (facility management) strategy. Jacob has established himself as an industry leader in the BIM-FM arena and, through the use of BIM-FM, has provided the resources and training to facilities personnel necessary to facilitate the efficient execution of building maintenance duties and record keeping.

John Charles Davanzo MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Consultant / Interim Nurse Leader
Blue Jay Consulting
Build Track: Innovative Construction Contracting

John C. Davanzo has over 25 years experience as an emergency nurse, paramedic, hospital executive and EMS leader. He has worked in many different positions including emergency nurse, paramedic, educator, flight RN/paramedic, professor, project manager and various leadership roles. Currently, John is serving as a Consultant and Interim Nurse Executive for a nationally known consulting group. John has significant experience in developing and improving emergency department and acute care hospital processes, especially around throughput. He commonly uses LEAN, Six Sigma and other rapid cycle improvement methodologies. He also has experience in emergency department design and renovation. He has worked with associate teams and design experts in a number of facilities to reconfigure workspaces to better support throughput and make them more conducive for clinical staff operations.

Christine Michele Dickinson LEED AP
Senior Consulting Director
Vizient, Inc.
Supply Track: Panel: Creative Strategies for Navigating the GPO Landscape

Christine brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining Vizient, Christine spent over 10 years in construction management, project management and business development with Skanska USA Building, ATG (a mechanical/architectural contractor) and Jones Lang LaSalle as an owner’s representative. Christine’s areas of expertise and professional skills include team leadership, construction management and program management in the healthcare and construction industry and developing and executing strategic customer solutions. Christine was integral in the incubation and development of Vizient Capital & Construction Solutions. As a program lead for the Southwest region, she created a member specific process for establishing and maintaining owner standards which deliver savings through utilization on all member facility maintenance and construction projects. Implementing these strategies has resulted in more than $17 million in single member savings. Christine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. Christine has participated in local CSHE chapters and is an active member of ASHE, including serving on the ASHE Associate Member Recruitment Task Force. She also has LEED, A. P. accreditation from USGBC.

John Farnen LEED AP BD+C
Vice President, Planning, Design and Construction
Build Track: Innovative Construction Contracting

John R. Farnen is the Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction for Mercy. John has worked in the planning, design and construction industry for more than 30 years with the last 20 of those exclusively in healthcare. He has managed hundreds of healthcare projects worth over a billion dollars which includes projects of all acuities and sizes. He was the Mercy executive in charge of the Joplin recovery efforts after the EF-5 tornado disrupted all services. In his role, John oversees the team’s performance and manages design, schedule, budget and project execution. He has built strong team relationships to accomplish projects built under various types of construction contracts. He started his career working for a general contractor focused mainly in industrial work. He was then hired by Anheuser-Busch to manage projects in its St. Louis facilities prior to joining Mercy in 1998. He holds a bachelor degree in construction engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Adam L. Gill
Duane Morris LLP
Design Track: Facility Design Regulations and Designing for Disaster

Adam L. Gill concentrates his practice in the area of construction law and litigation and is a member of Duane Morris' national Construction Practice Group. Mr. Gill represents general contractors, construction managers, owners, architects and engineers, design builders, subcontractors, and material suppliers in matters involving contract drafting, contract negotiation, breach of contract claims, claims for extras, delay, disruption, loss of productivity, excessive change orders and out-of-scope work and claims involving mechanics liens. Prior to entering the practice of law, Mr. Gill worked as an architect for eight years and is a licensed architect in Illinois and Missouri.

Ric Goodhue CMRP
Equipment Planner & Capital Coordinator
CaroMont Health System
Build Track: Supertrends: Forces Shaping New World Approach to Planning

Ric Goodhue is the Equipment Planner and Capital Coordinator for CaroMont Health in North Carolina. His forty plus years of combined supply chain and equipment planning experience include twenty-one with the United States Air Force. Changing uniforms in 1993, he has held a variety of management positions in contracting, purchasing, sterile processing, distribution, capital acquisitions, contract, vendor and project management and equipment planning. He has held the American Hospital Association’s CMRP designation since 2003 and has presented at six national AHRMM conferences as well as several regional conferences for the North Carolina chapter of AHRMM. He has served on and chaired multiple committees for the national AHRMM and is currently serving as a Board member & President of NCAHRMM. Ric is also a member of ASHE. He is active in his community, veteran’s events, church and the lives of his three granddaughters.

Associate Principal and Senior Vice President, Health Practice Leader
HKS, Inc.
Design Track: Designing with the Patient in Mind

Mindy has 16 years of experience specializing in healthcare with additional experience in hospitality, sports and commercial projects. As a medical planner and project architect, she develops design and technical solutions as well as assists in document production and coordination. She meets with clients and process groups to define project objectives and facility needs. Mindy is experienced in working with local and state regulatory agencies from review and approval through permitting and occupancy. Working on a project through each development phase, she focuses on providing quality healthcare environments on time and within budget.

Kyle Green
Founder and CEO
Healthcare Asset Network (HAN)
Maintain Track: Facility Sourcing Practices and Joint Commission Update

Kyle is the Founder and CEO of the Healthcare Asset Network (HAN), a combined service and smart platform for safe secondary market transactions. HAN’s mission is to improve healthcare through the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic, and environmental. Prior to the Healthcare Asset Network, Kyle was most recently the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Strategy Officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the five largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the United States. He was also previously the Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Phoenix Children’s. Kyle also served as System Vice President, Pediatric Services, at Norton Healthcare and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Norton Healthcare is a five-hospital system and winner of the 2011 National Quality Forum (NQF) National Quality Healthcare Award. Before Norton Healthcare, Mr. Green led the opening of the first international standards hospital in Shanghai, China while working for Johns Hopkins International. Mr. Green earned a Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Biology from Transylvania University in Kentucky. He also completed the inaugural Managing Healthcare Delivery executive education program at the Harvard Business School and was an Administrative Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Maria Hames
HealthCare Links
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Capital Equipment

Maria Hames joined HealthCare Links in March 1991. She has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare market. Her background includes working with companies in senior management roles in the arena of healthcare corporate development and national sales management. Ms. Hames has been involved in start-up and acquisition, operational/sales management, strategic planning, accreditation, practice management, managed care contracting and risk contracting. As a partner in HealthCare Links, her responsibilities include IDN sales and contract implementation on behalf of HealthCare Links’ clients. She simplifies very complex sales processes at some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. More importantly, her relationships are built on trust with a sincere desire to see all parties benefit. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in business management from Pepperdine University.

Mandy Hansen
Director, Facility, Planning, Design and Construction
Seattle Children's Hospital
Design Track: Revitalizing Patient Care

Mandy Hansen is Director of Facilities Planning, Design, & Construction at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Hansen’s primary focus is on applying Lean principles and Toyota Way improvement methodology to space design, construction, and operational readiness. She partnered with senior leaders, architects and contractors to use the Integrated Facility Design (IFD) process for the major campus expansion. Hansen has worked with groups across the hospital using the IFD methodology to design their space including critical and acute care inpatient units, an outpatient procedure center, emergency department, ambulatory clinic, and kitchen facilities.

Roger Herritz PE, LEED AP, EDAC
Senior VP, National Healthcare Lead - Project & Development Services
Fund Track: Funding New Healthcare Opportunities

Roger Herritz leads JLL’s efforts to assist healthcare organizations in achieving their business goals, utilizing JLL’s project and development services. He has 30 years of project management experience, with nearly 20 years focused in healthcare real estate. Prior to joining JLL, he was a National Director – Healthcare Business Planning for AEI, where he was responsible for leading healthcare business planning while developing relationships with clients and strategic partners. Previously, Roger was Regional President for Erdman Company, where he led his region’s efforts to develop and deliver healthcare real estate projects. His 16 years at Erdman included project management of over 50 design/build healthcare projects. Prior to Erdman, he was Vice President, National Accounts Manager for URS (now AECOM), as well as West Coast Operations Manager for RMT (now TRC Companies). Roger holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and studied healthcare management at the University of Colorado-Denver. He is a contributor to the Healthcare Infrastructure Research program, sponsored by the American Hospital Association/American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and University Research Institute, and is also a member of ASHE. He is a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin, and received his LEED AP designation from the US Green Building Council and EDAC designation from the Center for Health Design.

Andrew Hunt
Construction Capital Program Director
University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System- EMTS
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Capital Equipment

Andrew Hunt has over 15 years in Healthcare Supply Chain. His primary focus for the last 10 years has been on Capital Equipment Procurement. He currently specializes in Equipment Selection, Programming, Procurement, Warehousing and Activation. Andrew has been very active in enhancing Capital Equipment Committees and internal processes by introducing various best practices, benchmarking tools and new technologies. His goal is to help hospitals build their long-term capital asset strategy (including routine purchases and new construction) and realize direct cost reductions that reduce the total cost of ownership and supports various types of budgets.

Samantha J Jacques PhD, FACHE
Director, Clinical Engineering
Penn State Health System
Maintain Track: Future-proofing Your Capital Equipment Maintenance Programs

Samantha Jacques, PhD, FACHE is the Director of Clinical Engineering at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She works closely with Facilities and Finance on equipment planning, expansion efforts and capital planning for the Penn State Health System. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the AAMI Standards Committee. Prior to Penn State, she was Director of Biomedical Engineering at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Jonathan Jasina
Vice President, Project and Development Services ,Capital Planning Practice Lead
Fund Track: Funding New Healthcare Opportunities

As Vice President of JLL’s Capital Planning Services product, Jonathan Jasina enables clients big and small to more effectively plan, forecast, utilize and control their real estate capital investments. Jonathan oversees the day-to-day operations of the Capital Planning Services product including; sales and marketing, standard operating procedures, technology, business planning and support to 30+ client teams around the globe. He is a subject matter expert in capital planning best practices and provides advisory services to clients, executive committees and industry organizations. With over 15 years of experience in general contracting, owner’s representative and real estate development firms, Jonathan Jasina has delivered over $2B USD worth of real estate projects for owner/occupiers, investors, CRE departments and public institutions. Since joining JLL in 2010, Jonathan has led real estate programs, project teams and individual projects across the globe as a Team Lead, Integrated Program Manager and Senior Project Manager. Mr. Jasina is a member of the JLL PDS Americas Innovation Board and a recent recipient of JLL's Da Vinci Gold Award for innovations and best practices. He holds a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from Rutgers University.

Scott Jennings
Director, Sales
Premier, Inc.
Facilities Planning Summit - Premier, Inc.

Scott Jennings is the Director of Sales for Premier’s Capital and Construction Services and has been with the organization since 2010. His background includes sales and marketing of insurance and financial services, with a focus on various commercial products. He has also consulted on workflow and process improvement. Texas A&M University is still using the workflow process and web-based software solution he designed in 2001 for their printing needs. As Director of Capital and Construction Services at Premier, Scott is responsible for providing equipment planning, sourcing support, initial outfitting and transitioning services, primarily to medical facilities. Capital and Construction Services offers procurement support via capital equipment procurement policy and procedures as well as implementation of best practices, with a focus of the reduction of equipment costs for medical facilities of all types with proper planning, select services and processes, identifing on average an 18% savings on capital equipment budgets.

Kurt Neubek AIA, NCARB
Principal, Health Sector Leader
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Design & Construction

Dan Killebrew, AIA, is a registered Architect focusing on the design of healthcare facilities in the US. Dan has over 30 years of experience in creating solutions for healthcare projects in the full spectrum of architectural services from master planning and pre-design thru implementation documents and contract administration. A seasoned professional at facility assessment, feasibility, and test-fit opportunities. Accomplished in practice management and business development from an instinctively innovative perspective, he uses his ability to find connections among disparate ideas and concepts to find new and refreshing ways to achieve success in complicated undertakings. As an intuitive team builder he recognizes contributions of each individual and capitalizes on enhancing their opportunities for success. Adept at spotting relevant patterns and issues allowing for the creation of strategic responses to challenges whether in project delivery, employee relations, or marketing and sales.

Kathleen Kinslow CRNA, EdD, MB
Chief Executive Officer, Aria-Jefferson Health; EVP & Chief Integration Officer
Jefferson Health and Thomas Jefferson University
ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel

Kathleen Kinslow, CRNA, EdD, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aria-Jefferson Health and was also appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Jefferson Health in July 2016. Kathleen joined Aria in November 2010 as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Before joining Aria, she served as CEO and Executive Director of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Kathleen’s tenure at Pennsylvania Hospital began in 1992 as Director of the School of Nurse Anesthesia, and she subsequently held progressive management and leadership positions, including Vice President of Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, before ultimately serving as CEO and Executive Director. A Philadelphia native with more than 35 years of experience in health care, Kathleen began her career in nursing. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), she holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Ottawa University, Kansas City, a master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, a master’s degree in nursing from Temple University, Philadelphia, a doctorate in education from Widener University, and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University. In 2016, Kathleen was appointed Chair, Board of Directors, for The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP). In addition, she has been honored as one of the Top Fifty Business Women in Pennsylvania (2009) and is active in a variety of healthcare and nursing societies and organizations.

David Newton
VP of Operations
Attainia, Inc.
Sales Development Workshop -- Managing Relationships Through the Digital Channel

Tiffany Lok is the Director of Demand Generation at Attainia, Inc. After beginning her career at a digital agency, she has helped clients from Novo Nordisk to PNC Business Banking, driving over $1B in revenue from digital channels. Tiffany is focused on maximizing social channels, website development, content, & more to bring in the best return on investment for marketing dollars. She works with marketing and sales teams to monetize the digital blueprints to lead generation. In her free time, she is an avid badminton player and hiker.

Tim Martin CMRP
Manager, Contracting | Supplier Diversity
Design Track: Designing with the Patient in Mind

Timothy Martin currently serves as Manager, Contracting | Supplier Diversity for the CHRISTUS Health system. In this role, he provides system management and oversight of the Supplier Diversity Program solutions; co-laboring with all levels of leadership both on internal and external efforts from a strategic planning, supplier development and advocacy perspective. He also provides strategic sourcing support for Laboratory and Radiology Operations, Capital Program Management, and Equipment Services. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Health, he served in a variety of leadership roles ultimately as Director of Materials Management for North Houston Medical Center, an HCA 329-bed multi-campus hospital. Having spent nearly 25 years serving healthcare provider organizations focused in Supply Chain, he is well diversified in all aspects of Supply Chain Management with a proven track record of being a strong leader, accountable, dependable and results driven. He holds the AHRMM national designation of Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) and is an active board member of the North Texas chapter of AHRMM (NTAHRMM) and the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA) industry groups. Tim is married, a proud father and a current full-time college student.

Jerry A. McKinney
JM Consulting
Equip Track: The Changing Nature of Equipment Planning
Equip Track: Successful Blueprints for Equipping New Facilities

Jerry McKinney's hospital career began with Hospital Corporation of America in 1979. He had over 14 yrs in Material Management with HCA hospitals in New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas and also began specifying equipment and managing the annual capital equipment budgets for each of these hospitals. In 1992 he accepted the role of Project Manager at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas. While there, several critical care additions including ED, NICU, ICU, Surgery, and PACU were completed. In 1997 he accepted a Corporate Material Management/Capital Equipment position with Community Health Systems. During 18+ years with CHS he had responsibility for both routine capital and for all corporately managed capital projects. Corporately managed projects included renovations, expansions, and full hospital replacements. He developed and implemented CHS procedures and processes including the creation of a refurbished equipment acquisition program all of which are used by CHS today. In August of 2015 Community Health Systems announced plans to spinoff 38 hospitals and Quorum Health Resources into a new company. Quorum Health Corporation was born on April 29, 2016 and Jerry was selected to be the Senior Vice President of Material Management and Chief Purchasing Officer. His role encompasses responsibility for the full scope of supply chain activities, and all capital purchases.

John Meirhofer
Principal Medical Equipment Planner
Kaiser Permanente
Equip Track: Developing Equipment Acquisition Strategies and Planning Checklists

John Meirhofer is a Principle Medical Equipment Planner with over 13 years of experience medical equipment for medical facilities across the United States. He has been working in the medical field since 1980 with the bulk of that in the peri-operative services during a 24-year career in the US Air Force. Since retiring in 2004, he has worked primarily for Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Meirhofer has been the lead equipment planner on 2 Medical Centers, 12 MOBs and over 200 Main Line and PM&R projects. During a one-year hiatus, he planned equipment for the California Prison Medical System, planning 32 inmate health care facility renovations. In his current role he serves as a resource for all things medical equipment in the Clinical Technology Core Group. In his spare time he competes in marathons, ultra-marathons and international triathlons.

Lance Mendiola CHSP, CHFM, CBO, MS
Vice President, Facilities Management and Construction
ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel

Lance Mendiola is the Vice President of Facilities Management and Construction at CHRISTUS Health. Lance started his career in healthcare and construction in 1991. He is responsible for CHRISTUS Health's Facilities Management, Construction, Real Estate and Emergency Management. Lance graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology with a concentration in construction management and a Master of Science in Public Safety with a concentration in Emergency Management from Capella University. He is a veteran of the United States Army with a 26-year career and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer III with multiple combat tours. In this career, he was a Power Generation, HVAC and Engineer Warrant Officer. Lance currently manages a portfolio of facilities in seven states and internationally (Chile, Mexico and Colombia). With over 20 million square feet of facilities, over $650 million in active construction and nearly a billion in construction planning, he relies on a solid team of facilities and project management professionals. Lance is married, a proud dad, a new grandpa and resides in Trophy Club, Texas.

Charles Messamore
Consulting Director
Vizient, Inc.
Facilities Planning Summit - Vizient, Inc.

Charlie serves as a Consulting Director on Vizient Capital and Construction Solutions team based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He has played an integral role in the development of the facilities and construction contract portfolio. His 8 years of experience in the healthcare industry started with his time at Broadlane, where he was assigned to the non-medical contract portfolio as a Senior Negotiator. In 2012 he was promoted to Lead Negotiator where he was appointed to manage the construction portfolio at MedAssets, which was later acquired by Vizient. In 2016, he served as a Non-Medical Service Line Director, playing a vital role in leading the development of the FF&E category for a key client. Prior to his experience in healthcare, Charlie spent over 14 years in the MRO industry.

David Newton
Attainia, Inc.
Sales Development Workshop -- Managing Relationships Through the Digital Channel

David Newton is the Director of Operations at Attainia, Inc. With over 10 years of experience in “big data” management, channel management, digital marketing and strategic planning, David Newton is focused on supplier relations, data verticals and standardization of data related best practices through the healthcare industry at Attainia. He develops products and builds highly functional supporting teams in operational organizations that embrace an agile workflow backed by thought leading culture. David has a love of creation, a passion for growth and a hunger for knowledge.

Norma Norris
Chesapeake Healthcare Planning
Build Track: Taking Design to Operation

Norma oversees the Business Development and day-to-day operations of Chesapeake Healthcare Planning and is co-owner of the business with her husband, Mitchell Norris. CHP provides all aspects of Medical Equipment Managing, including Equipment Planning, Transitioning, Procurement, Warehousing, Logistics and Project Management. Norma has over 25 years in Medical Sales and Business Management, as well as a clinical background as a Medical Technologist and Wound Care Specialist. She is also President-Elect and Founding Board Member of “Women in Healthcare” in the Baltimore/Washington region.

Michelle Ostrander PhD
Product Manager, Medical Technology Directory
TractManager (Hayes, Inc.)
Fund Track: Evidence-based Capital Planning Processes

Dr. Ostrander has over 16 years of experience in the healthcare field, including evidence-based healthcare policy and implementation; evidence evaluation, analysis, and synthesis; and preclinical and secondary research. As Product Manager, she has oversight of writing and editorial review to ensure the scientific quality and integrity of Directory health technology assessment (HTA) reviews. She has authored or edited over 200 HTA or comparative effectiveness research (CER) reviews across a wide spectrum of topics. She earned a BS in Psychology at the Ohio State University and a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. She received research service award grants from the National Institutes of Health that supported her graduate and postgraduate work. Her publications include nearly twenty papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she is an experienced presenter of webinars on a variety of healthcare topics.

Brad Pace RN, BSN
Senior Equipment Planner
Mill Creek, LLC
Equip Track: Successful Blueprints for Equipping New Facilities

With 23 years of healthcare industry experience, including 10 years of medical equipment, transition planning and project management experience, Brad Pace possesses valuable knowledge of clinical operations and how to incorporate healthcare requirements into planning and design documents. Brad not only provides expertise in medical equipment planning for all types of spaces and departments, but also in overall space planning and transition planning needs. He is a registered nurse whose career transitioned from the bedside to a mixture of medical equipment and transition/activation projects. Brad’s experience enables him to focus on the end goal during the planning and implementation stages, and his attention to detail is instrumental in aligning specification and installation system requirements within each project. Areas of expertise include laboratory equipment and layout, central sterile supply, medical surgical units, intensive care units (ICU), ambulatory clinics, emergency departments, physical therapy sites, radiology equipment, pharmacy layouts, operating rooms, and dental clinics for both the private section and government projects.

Jill S.M. Pearsall RA, NCARB
Vice President, Facilities Planning & Development and Real Estate Services
Texas Children's Hospital
Design Track: Facility Design Regulations and Designing for Disaster
Design Track: Revitalizing Patient Care

Jill Pearsall is the Vice President of Facilities Planning & Development and Real Estate Services at Texas Children’s Hospital. She has leadership responsibility for real estate strategy, transaction and acquisition, facilities planning, project management and on-going support programs of artwork/signage, interiors/logistics, space management, and facilities information. Jill is a licensed architect in Texas and California and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Jill joined Texas Children’s Hospital in 2002 and has remained intimately involved in planning, developing, and executing over 5 million square feet of new construction and managing over $2.4B of work. She serves on several organizational committees, including Environmental Safety, Emergency Management, Facilities Executive, Executive Space Management and Capital Management. Jill is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Prior to switching to facilities management and joining the healthcare industry, she practiced commercial and institutional architecture in both California and Texas.

Dan Pompa
Senior Sourcing Manager
Trinity Health
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Capital Equipment

Dan Pompa is a Senior Sourcing Manager for Trinity Health based in Livonia, MI. He is responsible for the sourcing of all imaging equipment, robotic surgery and oncology systems, for the 90 plus hospitals that are a part of Trinity Health. During his career he has been responsible for sourcing IT systems, Purchased Services, Facilities and Energy procurement for the system. He manages cross functional teams on an annual spend of approximately $300M per year. Prior to joining Trinity Health, Dan worked in other supply chain industries for Ford Motor Company and General Electric. He joined Trinity Health in 2005.

Michael Pukszta
Principal, Health Practice Leader
Build Track: Supertrends: Forces Shaping New World Approach to Planning

As the leader of CannonDesign’s health practice, Mike Pukszta has worked alongside many of the nation’s top healthcare institutions — providing trusted direction on how to flexibly plan and adapt for tomorrow’s healthcare reality. With expertise across a broad range of topics, including academic medical centers and cancer care, Mike offers critical insight into the innumerable social, economic and human variables that impact healthcare environments. In addition to partnering with clients, Mike serves on CannonDesign’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s highly-regarded futures, research and education programs, which have been essential to advancing a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges our clients face. Sought after for his forward-thinking perspective on healthcare, Mike has contributed to articles in Fast Company, Becker’s Hospital Review, Quartz, STAT and Healthcare Design, among others.

Michael Gerhardt
Senior Director Energy, Construction, and Facility Management
Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Design & Construction
Supply Track: Panel: Creative Strategies for Navigating the GPO Landscape

Mike Gerhardt leads the Energy, Construction, and Facility Management team at Intalere. This team provides consulting support to Intalere members to reduce costs and improve quality related to capital equipment, construction, facility and energy management technologies. Collectively the five individuals on his team have over 130 years of healthcare, supply chain, and construction experience. Individually, Mr. Gerhardt has more 30 years of healthcare industry experience, ranging from Biomedical Engineering leadership to Facility Management Consulting. Over the course of his career he has been recognized as the 2006 Outstanding Fee for Service Consultant at a large group purchasing organization and in his current role at Intalere he was recognized as the 2014 Senior Director of the Year. Having spent half of his career working directly for healthcare providers, he has a connected and aligned perspective on helping healthcare organizations improve their quality and maintain a healthy bottom line so they can continue the critical mission of caring for patients. He has a passionate interest in sustainability, reducing energy costs and human impact on the environment. Mr. Gerhardt received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati OH and also holds an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Cincinnati State University.

Mark Ripple FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Principal | Director of Operations
Design Track: Facility Design Regulations and Designing for Disaster

In more than 35 years of professional practice, Mark Ripple, FAIA has developed specialized experience in the hands-on management of large institutional projects in the public and private sector, in addition to his more expansive role as an architectural practice leader. As the Operations Director at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Mark is responsible for project teaming and delivery structure, work load management and staffing, leadership development and financial forecasting. Increasingly recognized as a national thought leader in practice management, Mark continues to share his ideas and his time with fellow practitioners.

Larry Rubin
Life Safety Code Surveyor
The Joint Commission
Maintain Track: Facility Sourcing Practices and Joint Commission Update

Larry Rubin is a Life Safety Code Surveyor for The Joint Commission. Mr. Rubin performs accreditation surveys for The Joint Commission on a periodic basis and is an instructor for Joint Commission Resources, Environment of Care -- Boot Camp. Mr. Rubin has more than 30 years of experience in plant operations and building maintenance, 20 of which have been in a healthcare setting. He is a certified plant engineer, certified energy manager, certified healthcare safety professional, and a certified healthcare facility manager. Mr. Rubin is currently the Senior Director of Facilities Management at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the former VP Facilities Management of Carondelet Health in Kansas City, MO, and the former Director of Facilities at BayCare Health System in Tampa, FL. Prior to that, he was the Director of Engineering at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Mr. Rubin holds a Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He is also an amateur ham radio operator and founded the BayCare Emergency Amateur Radio System for disaster communications among BayCare hospitals.

Leslie Saunders, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Vice President, Market Sector Leader - Healthcare
Design Track: Revitalizing Patient Care

Les Saunders leads the firm’s Atlanta healthcare team, as Market Sector Leader – Healthcare, with a focus on consensus-driven planning and a commitment to each client’s needs, budget, design, and schedule. With almost 40 years’ experience, Mr. Saunders has worked on award winning healthcare facilities for over 300 clients in 32 states and on five continents. With five years of experience in a client role as the director of capital planning for a major academic and research institution, he is exceptionally qualified to perceive problems and solutions from the viewpoints of both the designer and the owner.