The 2018 ACE Summit Faculty is below.  
Bill Alexander
Healthcare Principal
BSA LifeStructures
Bill is a Healthcare Principal with BSA LifeStructures, Architects in Atlanta, Georgia.  He has a BS in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech and has been designing healthcare architecture in Georgia for over 37 years.  He focuses on planning and operational issues and works to align the design team with the Owner’s objectives.  His current clients include Emory Healthcare, the WellStar Health System and Grady Health System.   Bill is active in leadership roles in the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health for the Atlanta Chapter and the South Atlantic Region.  He has spoken nationally at conferences including the 2015 Health Facilities Institute Conference in Atlanta, the 2015 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Exposition in Chicago and the 2015 Healthcare Design Conference in
Washington DC.  
Russ Alford
General Manager
Turner Medical & Research Solutions
Russ Alford is the General Manager for the Turner Medical & Research Solutions business unit (Turner MRS).  He is responsible for the effective management and business development of medical equipment planning and management projects across the U.S.   During his career, he has been involved with the company’s retail, education and healthcare market segments, and has led over $2 billion of design and construction efforts for projects across the US.  Mr. Alford joined Turner in 1982.
Alan R. Bell, AIA LEED® AP BD+C
Regional Director, Planning, Design & Construction Facilities Resource Group
Alan has over 38 years of experience in the design and construction of various types of facilities. Alan is the Regional Director for Planning, Design & Construction for the Ascension Facilities Resource Group. Prior to Ascension, he was Director with the Seton Healthcare Family for 10 years.  In 2007, Seton Network Facilities successfully opened the LEED Platinum Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT), and in 2012 finished a major Bed Tower expansion at DCMCCT, achieving Platinum certification under LEED for Healthcare.   Alan has presented the unique Owner’s perspective of the multi-year post occupancy performance of a LEED Platinum project at numerous conferences and multimedia events.  Prior to joining Seton, Alan worked for more than six years at Dell Inc. as Facilities Manager/Corporate Architect.  Alan holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a Registered Architect and Interior Designer in Texas, an LEED accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects, serving as President of the Austin Chapter in 2003.  Alan is also a founding director of the Austin Foundation for Architecture. 
Charles Black
Real Estate Strategies, Inc.
With vast expertise in the CRE, Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail, Oil & Gas, and Wholesale industries, Charles has partnered with hundreds of large organizations to leverage the power of data and analytics to create innovative business and real estate strategies that transform their real estate portfolios and enable core business success.  As CEO of Real Estate Strategies, Charles oversees all aspects of RES client services from initial client engagement through final opportunity execution. Additionally, Charles is responsible for company strategy, innovation, investments, talent acquisition, among others.  Charles has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Auburn University and a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Brian Bozeman
Executive Director
ADAMS Management Services, Inc.
Mr. Bozeman has fifteen years (15) of experience managing the construction delivery process of healthcare facilities. As Executive Director at ADAMS, Mr. Bozeman provides oversight of large-scale healthcare capital programs across the country and serves as the key contact for the hospital leadership team. Mr. Bozeman is relationship driven and has become a Trusted Advisor for his clients.  Over the years, Mr. Bozeman has participated in several speaking engagements, including a UAB Panel (2016) on sustainability in Construction, a Symposium at Mississippi State University Integrated Practice Theater, where students were provided real life case studies on Project Team Collaboration, and the Kansas City ASHE organization discussing Integrated Project Delivery.  Mr. Bozeman has a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering.
John Brownrigg
Healthcare Market Leader

John Brownrigg has over 30 years of professional experience in design, construction, and real estate with numerous types of projects. 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 the Healthcare Market Leader for PEDCO, an Engineering and Architecture design firm in Cincinnati, OH.  He has also served as the Vice President for Property and Facility Management 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
Wade Byerly has worked over 30 years in the planning, acquiring, utilizing, managing, liquidating and appraising of 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.  Wade founded MERC with his son Kyle in 2007.  MERC has performed over 350 engagements in that time.
Rodney Cadwell
Associate Principal
Vizient Advisory Solutions
Rodney brings more than 37 years of experience in medical equipment planning, healthcare development and program management. He co-founded HELP Equipment Planning in 1983 and served in various leadership roles through 2010 when the firm was acquired by MedAssets.  He is currently an Associate Principal at Vizient Advisory Solutions- Non-Clinical, and leads the Capital Equipment program.
Gloria A. Cascarino
Senior Associate Director of Medical Equipment Planning
Francis Cauffman Architects
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.  
Henry Chao, AIA, LEED AP
Design Principal, Healthcare

Henry has more than 25 years’ experience in designing complex, large-scale projects for the world’s leading healthcare and educational institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Ohio State University, and Singapore Ministry of Health. His design approach blends together programmatic components and site attributes into a tailor-made solution that responds to the needs and culture of the clients and the patients they serve. Many of Henry’s projects have been acknowledged for design excellence through various publications, awards and peer recognition. He frequently presents current projects and contemporary issues in architecture for healthcare, medical education and scientific research.  His competition-winning design of Ng Teng Feng (Jurong) General Hospital in Singapore is a new, prototypical community hospital intended to maximize sustainability in healthcare. The design targets Green Mark Platinum performance while addressing the balance between healthcare accessibility and quality of the care environment.  Henry received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University and master’s degree in architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. 
Travis Cowie
Associate Principal
HKS, Inc.
Travis’ 28 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.
Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
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.
Patrick Duke
Managing Director, Global Workplace Solutions
CBRE Healthcare
As Managing Director, Patrick is responsible for building strategic relationships with healthcare providers and industry partners to develop comprehensive solutions delivered in a collaborative manner. With over 16 years of facility planning and project management experience, Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to clients, particularly related to team development and alternative project delivery models. When it comes to creative solutions, Patrick has the answers. Having worked with over 50 healthcare organizations across the country, Patrick brings valuable lessons learned and tips to successfully plan and deliver new facilities. In addition, he led the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) initiative at CBRE Healthcare and is highly sought after to educate both clients and industry partners on the essentials of a successful IPD engagement. Leading medical centers throughout the United States including Owensboro Medical Health System, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Duke Medicine, Inova Health System, Children's National Medical Center, Trinity Health,  Ascension Health and Hurley Medical Center have consulted with Patrick in regard to their capital project portfolio. Patrick was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of Building Design+Construction where he uses his industry experience to contribute value to the magazine, events and online content.  Patrick holds a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and a Masters in Land Development from Texas A & M University.
John Duraes, CHFM
Director, Facilities and Engineering
Signature Healthcare - Brockton Hospital
John P. Duraes is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager as certified by American Hospital Association and the American Society of Healthcare Engineers. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a former President of the New England Healthcare Engineers Society.  John has extensive management experience in the fields of Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Construction, Heavy and Highway Construction and Large Mechanical Project installation.  John is a senior Facilities Manager with in-depth experience in plant engineering, healthcare construction, preventative maintenance and vendor management. He has extensive knowledge of building codes and standards and compliance with local, state and federal regulatory agencies and other regulatory organizations, including OSHA, NFPA, AHA, TJC, ASHE, NESC, EPA and DEP.  John also consults for the Gerson Lehrman Group Counsel.  Throughout his almost 40 year career, John has attained knowledge and skills by attending various schools and universities, with studies specifically geared towards increasing his knowledge and expertise in his related field.  John is also experienced in implementing LEAN strategies in the healthcare field.  He holds numerous licenses and certifications from the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  John is very active in the community and fund raising programs for several Not-For Profit organizations and is a recipient of an Official Resolution by the New Bedford City Counsel in recognition for his volunteer work in the New Bedford community.
Ryan Felton
Project Director
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Ryan Felton is a Project Director for the Central Division of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. with a specialization in healthcare. He oversees and coordinates projects from preconstruction through closeout.  Ryan has been involved with numerous healthcare projects throughout his 16 year career, and recently led construction of the $345 million Mercy Joplin Replacement Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He holds a bachelor of science in construction management from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Masters of Arts in Organization Management.  Ryan is a LEED Accredited Green Associate professional.
Adam L. Gill
Duane Morris LLP
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
Equipment Planner/Capital Coordinator, Purchasing Department
CaroMont Health
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.  
Kevin Haynes
Senior Consultant
FMI Corporation
As a senior consultant with FMI’s Research Services Group, Kevin Haynes provides a broad range of services to clients nationwide, including contractors, building product manufacturers, construction material producers and suppliers and industry related associations. Kevin’s primary responsibilities include the management and execution of research projects, involving primary and secondary research methods.  Leveraging the experience and knowledge gained from working with his family-owned construction company in Central Pennsylvania, Kevin has helped numerous clients on strategy engagements and market assessments. He has led several of FMI’s Market Perceptions Studies.  Prior to joining FMI, Kevin was a Teach for America corps member and taught eighth grade North Carolina History and English. He served in this highly acclaimed national service corps by committing to lead and manage a classroom for two years in an under-resourced rural school district.  Kevin received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where he graduated with distinction. He majored in Sociology and received a certificate in Markets and Management.
Jacob B. Johnson, MS, CCE
Director, Clinical Systems Engineering/Clinical Technology
Kaiser Permanente
Jacob B. Johnson is the Director of the Northern California Clinical Systems Engineering Program responsible for the strategy, assessment, implementation and integration of annual Medical Technology Capital Plan ($150M/annually) at Kaiser Permanente. He manages 25 Clinical Engineering staff in support of 19 Clinical Specialty Technology Planning Committees driving replacement of aging technologies, new capacity, and innovation.   He previously served as Program Manager for Enterprise Wide Medical Device Integration and Privacy & Security programs across 7 regions, 42 Hospitals and 610 office buildings.  He is also the Co-Chairman of KP Northern California Medical Device Privacy & Security Committee and led the development of CSE Center of Excellence responsible for designing services and processes.  He is the former Education Committee Chairman for the American College of Clinical Engineering.  Jacob received his M.S. in Healthcare Technology Management from Marquette University & Medical College of Wisconsin and his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Karl Kilgore, LEED® AP
Director of Design
The CPI Group
Mr. Kilgore is Director of Design for The CPI group. He brings to each client the benefit and wisdom gained through more than 35 years of experience focused exclusively within the operational planning and design industry. As co-founder of The CPI Group, Mr. Kilgore serves as Project Executive for many of our design and equipment projects due to his strong understanding of integrated systems, medical equipment, and the equipment procurement and delivery process. In addition to his project leadership roles, Mr. Kilgore also oversees CPI’s efforts in concept review, master planning, programming, and full design efforts.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Houston.
Dave Kistel
Vice President of Facilities & Support Services
Lee Health
Dave Kistel is Vice President of Facilities & Support Services at Lee Health located in Lee County, Florida.   He is a graduate of Furman University. Dave is responsible for the integrated facilities and support service operations of a multi-hospital system including four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals with a total of 1423 beds, 2,326,405 square feet of physical plant, one nursing home, and over fifty (50) outpatient / physician office sites.  His division includes five departments with four hundred and sixty-five employees.  The departments managed are:  Facilities Management Administration, Plant Operations, Facilities Planning & Design, Construction, and Environmental Safety.
Daniel Kromis
Managing Director
HSG, Inc.
As Managing Director, Daniel’s primary focus is managing the medical equipment consulting - procurement – logistics service for HSG. Through this leadership, Daniel continues to assist hospitals, healthcare systems, and developers not only to prepare for major capital investments, but also assists them with their capital implementations.  Daniel’s experience ranges from isolated surgical hybrid installations to large scale university teaching facilities including the new Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin; scheduled to complete in the spring of 2017.
Daniel is also responsible for implementing Audaxware, an equipment planning and logistics software tool, into the services HSG provides. Audaxware assists HSG personnel in the budgeting and logistics aspects of medical equipment consulting. The implementation of this technology is a major step towards solving the gaps in consulting, procurement and managing the logistics involved in medical equipment.
Roger Larkin
Director Supply Chain
Maury Regional Medical Center
Roger Larkin is the Director Supply Chain for Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) in Columbia, TN.  Roger joined MRMC in July 2011 and has over 25 years’ experience in Healthcare Supply Chain.  Roger has responsibility for Contracting, Purchasing, Operations, Logistics, MMIS, and Value Analysis for MRMC's three hospitals, three ASC’s, five clinics and twenty two physician’s offices.  During his career, Roger has planned, procured, implemented and relocated two acute care hospitals and has installed two multi-hospital ERP systems.  He graduated in 1988 from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Economics and Business Administration.  He is a Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) and is a member of the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) and the Tennessee Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (TAHRMM).  Roger is Lean Certified from the Lean Healthcare Certificate Program Series at the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University, in conjunction with Healthcare Performance Partners.  He also teaches Basic and Advanced Lean Classes at MRMC. Roger excels in pursuing, negotiating, implementing, driving compliance and standardization to produce cost savings throughout the system.   
Timothy Mazzei-Williams
Senior Director Non-Clinical Services
Capital and Construction Solutions, Vizient
Mr. Tim Mazzei-Williams brings more than 8 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Vizient, Tim was a Principal for Booz / Allen / Hamilton a strategy and technology consulting firm.  He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of technical security construction projects to include estimating and negotiating costs, managing budgets, assessing risk, negotiating contracts and reporting on performance.  He has 14 years of experience as a Security Engineering Officer (SEO) for the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Division and other National Security branches.  He was responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all facets of multi-million dollar technical security/countermeasure construction related programs throughout our American Embassies and Consulates around the world.  Tim served 11 years in the U.S. Navy on forward deployed Aircraft Carrier and Arleigh Burke class destroyer.  Tim’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina, followed by a Master’s in Project Management from Keller University.  He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Lance Mendiola
Vice President of Facilities Management and Construction
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.
Sheri Mitchell
HKS, Inc.
Sheri’s career of working as a consultant within the healthcare environment in a non-clinical career has been rewarding and has given her experience with several areas of facilities and project management. Sheri has gained knowledge and experience with the management of various support services projects that involve managing financials, employee oversight, software installations and implementation, and working with regulatory agencies, contractors, internal directors and administration to complete projects.  Sheri has experience working with healthcare facilities and disaster preparedness. 
Cynthia Nuesslein, R.N., MBA, FACHE
With over 35 years of healthcare experience, Cindy Nuesslein has served in a wide variety of roles from humble beginnings as a nursing assistant to the CEO of a complex academic medical center with a Level 1 Trauma Center serving two schools of medicine. While in these various roles she has acquired significant experience and expertise in performance improvement including accreditations and certifications, facilities management, master planning through programming and design to construction management, emergency management, market research and healthcare program development, and clinical and non-clinical departmental operations. Her experience coupled with her significant background uniquely positions her to provide a comprehensive array of assessments and create innovative solutions for complex issues. Her in-depth knowledge of environments and the required integration to support clinical operations brings perspective not commonly found. Having personally worked in tough environments only adds to her tremendous insights.
Gary Orton
Vice President - Director of Healthcare
Gilbane Building Company
Gary Orton is the Vice President and Director of Healthcare for Gilbane Building Company’s Mid-Atlantic division. He currently manages all of the healthcare construction projects in the D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia areas in addition to consulting on pursuits in the Carolinas. Gary has 28 years of experience managing all forms of healthcare construction from acute care facilities to operation room renovations to large-scale healthcare projects. His experience totals more than one billion dollars in healthcare construction, with more than $700 million in renovations of occupied acute care facilities. Gary graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University and is certified through the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) in healthcare construction and infection control. In addition, he is an active member of four major healthcare system foundations, a co-chair for the Frederick, MD chapter of the ACE mentor program, and a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 
Diane Osan
President and Chief Executive Officer
FKP Architects
For more than 30 years, Diane has worked with the nation’s top healthcare institutions to translate their visions into reality. As Chief Executive Officer of the Houston-based FKP, she is one of few women in the country to lead a large architecture firm – one which has, under her direction, become an international design leader. Because of her deep expertise, Diane is a frequent expert lecturer at healthcare business and design forums. She designs empathic, award-winning work for children’s hospitals, women’s health facilities and cancer care centers, which are often benchmarked among the world’s best patient care environments.  A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and founding member of the American College of Healthcare Architects, Diane is a pillar of FKP’s pediatric design studio. Among her achievements, Diane’s work with Texas Children’s Hospital contributed to their honor as the first healthcare facility recognized with the “Good Design is Good Business” award by Business Week Magazine.

Steve Perry

Associate Administrator Supply Chain Management

Charleston Area Medical Center

Steve Perry is the Associate Administrator Supply Chain Management at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston WV, where his responsibilities include Purchasing, Value Analysis, Linen Services, Logistics, Printing, Mail Room, Courier and Materials Data Management. He has over 30 years experience in Supply Chain Management.  The CAMC Health System with 850 beds is comprised of four hospitals and over 30 clinics and physician office practices located through out the Charleston area.  In his role as Corporate Director of Supply Chain Management, Steve reports directly to the Health System’s Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Perry served as Purchasing Manager for CAMC for eleven years prior to accepting his current position in January of 2009. Current projects include implementing a complete procure to pay (P2P) software solution for the system and continuous activities to reduce cost without impacting quality.  Mr. Perry has maintained the AHRMM CMRP certification for the past 15 years. He is the past President of the West Virginia Healthcare Resource Material Management Chapter of AHRMM.  

Sean Poellnitz

Director, Contracting and Resource Utilization


Sean Poellnitz is Director, Contracting and Resource Utilization for CHRISTUS Health. CHRISTUS Health is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost 350 services and facilities.  In his role, Sean is heavily involved with change management, contracting strategy, GPO utilization, Value Analysis Committees, benchmarking integration and project management including working with senior executives (CEO, CNO, CFO, COO, and CIO) to drive positive change across CHRISTUS. He leads a team that manages a Capital Program with $1.3B of assets under management while coordinating contracting for Radiology, Lab, Cath Lab and Clinical Equipment. Formerly, Sean was the Contract Administrator at CHI Health Nebraska. Poellnitz, a native of Pittsburg, PA earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL. He has a graduate certification in Human Resource Management from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently completing his Masters in Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.  Sean and Shavon, his wife of 9 years, have one daughter.

Alan Richman
Founder, President and CEO
InnoVative Capital
Alan Richman is the Founder, President and CEO of InnoVative Capital, a USDA banker, SEC Municipal Advisor and HUD-licensed FHA mortgage lender. He has experience in the fields of hospital finance, public finance and commercial banking, and has worked with hospitals in 40 states. He has been a senior investment banker, bank executive, mutual fund director and Head of Municipal Bond Research.  During InnoVative Capital’s sixteen-year operating history, Mr. Richman’s clients have funded their project and cash flow needs through bonds; USDA, FHA 242 mortgage insured loans; bank debt and equity contributions. Their financings have constructed new community hospitals, propelled commercial development and enhanced local tax collections. Mr. Richman’s hospital consulting work has included hospital affiliations, clinical collaborations, tax initiatives, sales, leases and hospital closures.  Mr. Richman is a licensed Municipal Advisor and maintains memberships in the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Municipal Analysts Group of New York, the NRHA, HFMA, ACHE, and the American Hospital Association. He holds an M.B.A. with a public finance specialty and a B.S. in economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Larry F. Rubin, CPE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP    
Senior Director Facilities Management
Cleveland Clinic
Life Safety Code Surveyor
The Joint Commission

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 health care setting. He is a certified plant engineer, certified energy manager, certified health care safety professional, and a certified health care 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. 
Mike Rush
Assistant Vice President of Materials Resource Management
Carolinas HealthCare System
Mike is currently employed by Carolinas HealthCare System as the Assistant Vice President of Materials Resource Management.  Mike is responsible for managing the CHS capital equipment contract portfolio, directing all construction project equipment planning activities, and coordinating the Enterprise–wide, multi-year capital equipment replacement program, as well as equipment preventive maintenance contracting, and purchased services contracting for Carolinas Shared Services.  While at CHS, Mike has coordinated the bulk purchasing initiatives for the System, resulting in savings of over $20 million.  He has also negotiated CHS’ multi-year agreements in many areas, including anesthesia, patient monitoring, diagnostic imaging, patient beds and stretchers, furniture, and respiratory equipment.  He has created and implemented the organization’s equipment replacement strategy and program.  Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Furman University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Douglas Scholl
System Director, Facility Planning
The OhioHealth Corporation
Doug Scholl is the System Director, Facility Planning for The OhioHealth Corporation. He is responsible for system wide facility master planning and early stage capital project development for 10 hospitals, 425 owned and leased properties, and 8.3M square feet located across 47 counties in central Ohio. During his 12 years at OhioHealth, he has been involved with hundreds of design and construction projects totaling over $1.6 billion. These projects range from a $300M campus addition to a $50M ambulatory center to the relocation of a conference room. Prior to working at OhioHealth he worked at a mid-size architecture firm designing healthcare and commercial projects.
Albie Shaffer
VP of Facilities Management
Post Acute Medical
Mr. Shaffer is the VP of Facilities Management for Post Acute Medical which has some 31 Specialty Rehabilitation and Long Term Acute Care hospitals throughout the country, as well as President of HFM Resources, a contract Facilities Management Services company. Through the Post Acute Medical expansion Mr. Shaffer has been responsible for 
managing new project development, design and construction of over $100M of new hospital projects in the last 3 ½ years. A seasoned management professional, Mr. Shaffer has been involved for 25 years in Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management including projects with Tenant Healthcare, Catholic Charities, NASA, and UCLA Medical
Center facilities among others, as well several International projects involving Joint Commission International 
Accreditation and Operations Program Development. 
Calvin Sproul
Network Manager, Wireless Technologies
Johns Hopkins Enterprise
Calvin Sproul has been at Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, University for 20 years.  During that time he has managed various enterprise services such DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) and DDNS (Dynamic Domain Naming Services).  He began installing 802.11 wireless networks at the hospital in 2001. This small deployment expanded over the years into the 7,000+ wireless access point network. The wireless network now covers the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.  He also authored the Clinical Wireless Device Standards for the Hospital and sits on the Clinical Wireless Device Standards Committee.  He is a member of AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) and the AAMI Wireless Strategic Task Force.  He has participated on WG06 (Working Group 06) AAMI Wireless Coexistence Standards committee.  His focus over the past five years has been to bring wireless medical devices onto the wireless network in a safe and secure fashion.  This includes medical device Interoperability guidelines and applying the principles of risk management when configuring medical devices for the wireless network.
Laura Stillman
Principal/National Healthcare Practice Leader
Flad Architects
A 30-year veteran and healthcare partner, Laura excels at leading projects, managing practice areas, and providing strategic planning. As Healthcare Practice Leader, Laura oversees Flad’s healthcare group and serves as principal-in-charge for major healthcare projects, most recently leading the design team for Lee Memorial’s new Health Village in Estero, FL and the UF Health Shands Cardiovascular and Neuromedicine Tower at the UF Health main campus.
James T. Venker, AIA
Senior Director, Facilities and Construction Services
Premier, Inc.
James Venker has been instrumental in the development of Premier’s Construction program and collaborates in the negotiation of many of the agreements within the facility's portfolio as well as several construction web tools. He provides construction and facilities expertise to Premier members and their facilities teams, and assists members in capital contract utilization. His responsibilities include the promotion, education and utilization of Premier’s Construction Services Program in the areas of construction materials, infrastructure equipment and non-clinical equipment. Additionally, Jim provides construction spend and contract utilization reviews, assists members in integrating Premier agreement opportunities into construction contract document specifications, and works to assist contracted suppliers in addressing member needs. 
Scott Vinson
Mitchell Planning
Mr. Vinson has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience. Before joining Mitchell Associates, his past work experience included product management, account management, and sales account management for some of the leading medical equipment manufactures in the world. Today, as President of Mitchell Associates, Scott is responsible for business development, strategic planning, procurement strategies, vendor relationships, and ongoing client relationships. Mr. Vinson’s unique knowledge of the medical equipment industry coupled with his understanding of future technologies and how the delivery of healthcare will change over the coming years provides Mitchell’s clients with an unbiased and appropriate plan for future facilities.  
Terri Wallace
Project Manager, Construction Services
Adventist Health System
Terri Wallace has over 20 years of Project Management experience in the healthcare construction arena, including new and renovated Medical Office Buildings for the largest multi-specialty physician group in the Orlando, Florida area, as well as green field new construction for Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.  She is currently serving at Adventist Health System, the parent company of Florida Hospital, where she provides Equipment Planning and Project Management for ongoing projects within the Adventist Health System.  She enjoys working on the teams of the facilities to ensure the process is smooth and as stress-free as possible. 
Mark Webb
Chief Executive Officer of University Children's Health
University Health System
Mark Webb was named Chief Executive Officer of University Children's Health at University Health System in 2015.  Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President of Facilities Administration and as Vice President of Facilities Development and Project Management.  He was responsible for University Health System’s $899 Million Capital Improvement Program, which included the design and construction of a 420-bed hospital tower, a 3,300-space parking garage, a 260,000 square-foot clinical services building, and extensive renovation of existing facilities.  Prior to joining University Health System, Mr. Webb served the City of San Antonio as Director of the Aviation Department at San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport.  During that time he was responsible for a $600+ million capital improvement program.  During his 14-year tenure with the City, he also worked in various management and executive team roles.  He holds an M.S. in Urban Administration from Trinity University and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University.  
Dr. Craig Zimring
Professor of Architecture and Director, SimTigrate Design Lab
Georgia Institute of Technology
A developer of the field of evidence-based design of healthcare and with over 100 scholarly and professional publications, Dr. Craig Zimring is Professor of Architecture and Director of the SimTigrate Design Lab. The SimTigrate Design Lab is a research and simulation facility located in Tech Square in Atlanta that conducts field and lab research and simulates healthcare settings and processes, including full-scale mockups of spaces, computer modeling and virtual reality. SimTigrate helps creates healthcare spaces that improve the experience, quality and efficiency of healthcare, with a special emphasis on improving teamwork and patient engagement.    An environmental psychologist, Dr. Zimring has led over $7M in research for the US Defense Health Agency, CDC, US Army Medical Command, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Emory Health Sciences, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, LSU Health Sciences, Hill Rom, Philips Lighting, Herman Miller, Steelcase and many others.