|2020 Annual Conference Speakers|
2020 Annual Conference Speakers
Jeff Havens is not your typical business growth expert. His uncanny ability to provide actionable answers to today’s business challenges in an undeniably entertaining and impactful way has put him in front of over 1,000
eager audiences across North America and Asia. Delivering well-researched and relevant business insight is something a lot of keynote speakers do, but combining that with the entertainment value of a comedy show is
not. Engaging, charismatic, and full of energy, Jeff Havens is the only business growth expert who provides serious solutions in a seriously funny way. But even more than that, Jeff makes things easy. All of us are
constantly being asked to do more with less, so the last thing you need is someone to tell you how difficult your challenges are. Jeff has a unique ability to simplify seemingly complex problems in a way that will provide
your audience with a fresh perspective, one that runs counter to the conventional wisdom of the business world. He’ll show you that we’re not actually creating a completely new type of person every 15 years, that being
innovative is not something only a few special people know how to do, and that both exceptional leadership and exceptional customer experiences are built on surprisingly slender foundations. You will leave Jeff’s keynotes
refreshed, relaxed, happy, and more confident than ever that you are prepared for the road ahead.
The first of its kind, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! helps managers and executives become better leaders by showing them everything they should avoid – including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize
employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.
Steven Call, PhD
Assistant Professor, Washington State University
Dr. Steven A. Call is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design and Construction. His research focuses on facilities workforce planning and education, having published several articles on workforce attrition and succession
planning in the healthcare built environment. He is a member of the editorial committee for the Journal of Facility Management Education & Research and previously served in local leadership positions with the International
Facilities Management Association and CoreNet Global. Dr. Call brings more than a decade of professional experience leading national and multi-national real estate, construction, and facilities programs across healthcare,
defense, technology, and manufacturing industries.
The healthcare FM workforce is aging, with most healthcare facility professionals retiring within the next decade. This session explores what healthcare organization can do to address this workforce shortage, providing evidence-based
strategies to assist leaders in developing tools and policies around staff recruitment, retention, and succession planning. Specific suggestions will be offered to assist healthcare leaders in strengthening the trade-to-manager
succession model while highlighting other sustainable recruitment sources. Contemporary healthcare FM recruitment and retention challenges will be discussed, including the shrinking labor pool for tradespersons and related
resource constraints in both large and small healthcare organization. Opportunities to improve recruitment and retention will also be discussed, include a growing field of FM academic programs and a renewed focus on staff training
programs; key competencies for entry-level healthcare facility managers will be reviewed to facilitate development of such training programs to improve and accelerate staff succession.
CEO, The Marketing Blender
A leading authority on business-to-business communication and influence, Dacia is the CEO of The Marketing Blender, a B2B sales and marketing alignment agency. She is a member of the Forbes Agency Council and a Forbes contributor.
She was also named an American Advertising Federation Shooting Star in 2017. In addition to her client work, she writes and speaks on how people can use their work and words to unleash their potential and change the
You know you have so much to offer. Your experience, expertise, knowledge, and training have given you insights that can help an organization thrive. So why is it so hard to communicate your strengths? How do you distill a lifetime
of career insights into a few short exchanges that convince perfect strangers you will bring massive value?
Millennial Speaker & Consultant
After studying at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Richmond University in London, and finishing her degree in Performance and Film Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans, Amelie Karam recognized that people
in her Gen Y age group, known as “Millennials,” view the world differently than do previous generations. The great divide between Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y piqued Amelie’s interest. Amelie is passionate
about bridging generational gaps. She speaks and consults both nationally and internationally about how organizations can better work together to attract and retain the Millennial generation to ultimately bridge generational
gaps.Through her Millennial perspective and rich research, along with her background in theatre, film, health, and wellness, Amelie brings an entertaining and informative voice to this important and highly sought-after
topic of bridging generational gaps.
There is a “changing of the guard” in the workplace. Boomers are retiring at an accelerated rate and Generation X and Millennials filling the voids. This talk helps attendees clearly understand and think about how different generations
respond in the workplace and how to use those generational differences to create more favorable work environments. The audience leaves this presentation with a broader understanding of all generations and how critical it is
that different generations be respected for their unique contributions, as well as their differences.
John Wilson, AIA, CHFM, SASHE
TAHFM President | Director, Planning, Design and Construction, Parkland Health & Hospital System
John initially joined Parkland Hospital as a Senior Program Manager, responsible for owner coordination of design and construction activities associated with the 2.1 million square foot hospital replacement project. He was
later promoted to a director position, responsible for oversight of Parkland’s ongoing capital construction program.
Alan Fritsche, LEED AP BD&C
Principal, Garner Fritsche Engineering, Inc.
Alan Fritsche has 41 years of experience in HVAC system design and installation. His tenure includes 10 years of hands on experience as a mechanical contractor and 31 years as a design professional. Alan is a Principal Owner
of Garner Fritsche Engineering. His company has been in business for 14 years exclusively serving the healthcare industry.
Key concepts will be presented to learn what Wet-Bulb Temperature is, how it is measured and the role it plays in determining Psychrometric conditions in Hospital Buildings.
Walter Castillo, MBA
Principal Project Manager, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Currently, Walter Castillo is a Principal Project Manager at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he manages projects within the Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction department (FPDC). These projects range from major redevelopment
of clinical spaces, research laboratories to critical equipment upgrades.
An approved project's scope is what drives the various resources into motion in order to deliver a final product to a client. These resources range from A/E firms, construction contractors, vendors to owner's representatives. But
as a project moves forward per the approved scope, is the true problem being addressed? Too many times, the project sponsor may have a short and/or bias view on the needs of the project and as a result, the project may have
to be revisited in the future to correct/optimize the previous efforts. This exercise causes unnecessary resources (financial & time) to be wasted and causes the organization to remain exposed to risk.
President, HTS Texas
Mike Donovan, a four-time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, is the president and owner of HTS Texas. In this role, he has incorporated market-changing, innovative concepts and personalized customer service,
enabling the company to grow from start-up to gross $190 million in 2019, receive Houston Chronicle’s Best Workplaces Award in 2010 and 2011, Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 award in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015, and the
INC 5000 award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center operates eight distinct and submetered building areas in its South Campus, most of which house mission critical laboratory space. These facilities are served by four chilled water plants totaling 12,800
tons in capacity. After previously unsuccessful attempts at automating as an integrated system, the plants were operated manually at the individual plant level for many years. This session reviews the collaborative efforts
of Operations, Energy Management, Engineering, Building Automation, and vendor partners to translate critical operation knowledge to an automated controls system. The effort evolved from monitoring operation for efficiency
recommendations to improving equipment, replacing sequences, optimizing operation, and ultimately providing completely automated integrated plant controls.
Ken Cann, CRL, CSC-L3, CH
Security Consultant and National Locksmith Trade Expert, DH Pace Company
Ken represents DH Pace Company and after receiving my Certification as a Certified Registered Locksmith and Level 3 Security Consultant in 1985, I soon realized that ONE is too small a number to achieve greatness. As business
challenges escalate, the need for teamwork elevates. Winning teams have players that make things happen, and I consider my ability in creating an infectious appreciation of providing solutions to the End User through teaching,
training and encouragement to be the greatest asset that I possess. My focus in developing Locksmith Related Solutions and Service Opportunities through High Level Communication, Motivation, Market and Product Knowledge,
Masterkey and Key Systems Knowledge and Presentation Skills for the Healthcare Industry at a High Level of Professionalism. My ultimate goal is to continue to enhance the DH Pace reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing
new and different requests by exploring opportunities to add value to our Customer and their immediate need for security solutions.
To bring a greater understanding of performing an effective risk assessment of an existing Key and Asset Management System for an entire Healthcare Facility, Campus, offsite Medical Buildings and Offices. This will be an ongoing
conversation and educational experience for many as we share together the knowledge and support of existing key systems and security products, making sure that they meet and/or exceed all Life Safety and/or ADA Code requirements
for every opening.
Tracy Wagoner, IR2, LME, FIT2
Senior Electrical Systems Manager | Associate, Henderson Building Solutions
Tracy Wagoner has spent decades in the field taming electrical systems and making solutions for even the biggest challenges feel simple and straight-forward for his clients. As a master electrician and code guru, Tracy’s broad
experience makes him an impactful teacher, mentor, partner, and an asset to every team he’s a part of. From his involvement in electrical and life safety projects – including initial assessments, project planning, and identifying
what does or does not need to be serviced or added – to his focus on providing seamless integration of systems and equipment, to his level-headed leadership as the elevator and conveyance expert for Henderson Building Solutions,
Tracy is a man of many talents.
Barbara Hoppas, PE, LEED AP
Construction Manager, Henderson Building Solutions
As an avid runner, Barbara Hoppas knows what it takes to successfully take her projects across the finish line. As a construction manager with 25 years in the AEC industry, her background as an electrical engineer and project
manager for a variety of facility types gives her a unique perspective on the projects she manages. Focusing on engineer-led design-build projects, Barbara strikes the perfect balance between constructability and code compliance,
which is vital in the renovation and modernization of buildings.
Very few people in the audience will have been spared the stress of dealing with elevator maintenance and modernization issues. So, coming into this session, attendees will know their pain points. The goal of this presentation
will be to equip them with the knowledge they’ll need to work with their elevator service contractors to ensure problems are being solved at their root causes and knowing when a modernization is truly the best option to consider.
The presentation will touch upon how best to ensure that service after any modernization will maintain the investment the facility has already made in the modernization process. Throughout the presentation, the DFM presenting with the group, will be speaking about his experience from an owners perspective with different projects as well as issues he’s run into with incumbent or servicing contractors.
Director of Market Strategy and Development, Healthcare Gordian
Mark Kenneday served the healthcare industry for over 35 years in various roles including the Director of Facilities Management at Texas Children’s Hospital, Sr. Director of Building Care and Operations at MD Anderson Cancer
Center and Vice Chancellor, Campus Operations with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He was elected ASHE president in 2011, serving as incoming president, president and past president from 2012-2014 for the
society. In 2016 he was honored with ASHE’s highest award, the Crystal Eagle, for lifetime achievement.
When disaster strikes, every second counts. It is imperative for facility and infrastructure owners and managers to employ responsive and reliable construction procurement strategies that enable work to begin immediately following
an emergency situation. The traditional, time-consuming competitive bidding requirements can be bypassed for urgent products. But there’s a negative side to accelerating engagement with contractors and other service providers:
An expedited response often comes with premium pricing. You meet needs faster, sure. You also sacrifice cost control. But unexpected projects and urgent repairs don’t have to have an emergency response price tag. The Job Order
Contracting construction procurement process relies on firm, preset prices that are agreed upon at the beginning of the contract to guarantee transparency. This solution is ideal for emergency work and responses to natural
disasters, because it enables qualified, readily-available contractors to get started when a team needs to spring into action. In short, Job Order Contracting lets you get emergency response speed without an emergency response
price tag. Job Order Contracting is a powerful ally in navigating the construction procurement journey during crisis scenarios.
Deborah Wingler, PhD, EDAC
Vice President and Health Research Lead, HKS, Inc.
Dr. Deborah Wingler’s research focuses on improving the patient and staff experience through research studies that utilize real-time data collection techniques to elicit insight into patient and staff physiological, psychological
and neural responses to high stress healthcare environments. As Vice President and Health Research Lead for HKS Deborah collaborates with research and design teams to develop and implement research initiatives that drive
innovation and achieve meaningful and measurable impact across the healthcare practice globally. Through her research, Deborah has had the opportunity to work with some of the most forward-thinking healthcare organizations,
manufacturers, and design firms in the industry to support their respective research agendas. Both in practice and academia, her research has focused on the integration of research into the design process at varying scales,
from the development of emerging models of care through multi-year capital projects, to the development of tools to support evidence –based design decisions, and the design of products and platforms to support the delivery
Brian Briscoe, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Vice President and Architect, HKS, Inc.
As a board-certified healthcare architect and project manager, Brian brings creative ideas combined with the drive to deliver great, timely buildings to the people they serve. Brian is an active team member from initial planning
to design through construction documentation and construction administration.
How do we define and approach flexibility to respond to a dynamic, ever-changing present?
Business Development Associate, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Tim Hooper graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Marketing. Tim joined Chamberlin in 2018 with 14 years of previous experience in the architecture, engineering
and construction industry, previously working for general contractors and engineering firms in California. Of those 14 years, Tim gained Business Development Managerial skills working for S.C. Anderson and Krazan and Associates.
Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing
Monica Pfeiffer graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications. She has 14 years of experience working with commercial building owners developing maintenance
strategies to keep water out of their buildings. Some of the key clients Monica has worked with to implement preventative maintenance programs are Memorial Hermann Hospital, KIPP Schools, CBRE, Hines and NAI. She educates
customers on how to proactively maintain their building assets by creating cost-saving strategies to extend the life of their building components.
The course covers the components of different roofing systems for commercial buildings and related maintenance care. We will discuss immediate maintenance needs as well as what can wear out a roof over time. We will also discuss
the benefits of proactive maintenance strategies and how to implement a roof maintenance program.
Technical Director - Senior Environmental Consultant, Braun Intertec Corporation
Darrell has nearly 35 years of environmental engineering and compliance experience and for the past 11 years has directed and managed environmental compliance and risk management consulting projects for nearly 40 healthcare systems covering 23 states including on-site consulting at over 200 hospitals and at over 100 specialty centers, cancer treatment centers, surgery centers and clinics. Representative experience and consulting engagements included:
Member of American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) and has presented at ASHE's 2015, 2018 and 2019 National Technical Conferences and at several ASHE state and
Over 40 years later healthcare facility, environmental, risk management, pharmacy, laboratory and safety leaders are still unraveling the confusing nuances of the 1976 USEPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Identifying
which federal, state or local agencies hold you accountable and what regulations apply is equally complex and varied. But because responsibility for hazardous waste program management ultimately lies with the healthcare business
generating the wastes it often takes a team to successfully manage compliance and minimize risks. Set yourself and your healthcare facility or system up for success by knowing the agencies that regulate RCRA regulations as
well as their expectations so that you identify problems or issues, develop an approach for addressing them, and make recommendations for sustaining safe, compliant practices to help avoid potential fines and negative publicity.
Alex Gonzales, PE, CxA, LEED AP
Director, Sebesta NV5
Alex has more than 30 years of experience in the AEC industry performing project/program planning, development, design/construction management and commissioning management in the public and private sector. He has provided professional
services on a variety of large, small, and complex projects. His project experience includes educational, healthcare, aviation, and industrial facilities and has been involved in all aspects and types of project delivery.
Jessica Duenez, EIT
Mechanical Engineer, Sebesta NV5
Jessica is a mechanical engineer with more than nine years of professional experience. She has served as the Lead Commissioning Agent on both large and small projects with a strong focus on working collaboratively with design
and construction teams, and well as building operators, to deliver building systems that work and are easily maintained. She has provided post-occupancy commissioning on numerous projects for clients such as the University
of Texas, the University of Iowa, and the City of Austin, Texas.
An examination of the needs of a healthcare client, and ways to improve the warranty phase and handoff to Operations and Maintenance Staff, as well as ways to provide post-construction energy management support. The University
of Texas at Austin has transformed the requirements of their Commissioning Providers (CxA) to more robustly support their building operations and optimization while continuing to deliver quality design/construction projects.
Dell Medical School at UT Austin benefited from these enhanced requirements through more involvement from the CxA during the warranty phase and beyond. Changes included more involvement in the phased turnover process, a stronger
focus on the warranty period, and bringing additional expertise to the table to assist in energy optimization and on-going commissioning processes.
Medical Gas Instructor, Evergreen Medical Services, Inc.
Steve Bradshaw is the president of Evergreen Medical Services, Inc., a 60 employee medical gas and environmental services company working for over 1000 medical facilities and contractors in the US. Steve has worked as a Medical
Gas & Environmental Systems Consultant for 28 years and specializes in environmental monitoring and piped medical gas systems consulting, education, inspections, testing, repairs, and design. He has worked for hospitals
while based in New York, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, and North Carolina. Steve holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his credentials include: ASSE/NITC Certified Medical Gas Systems 6010
Installer, 6020 Inspector, 6030 Verifier, 6035 Oxygen Bulk Verifier, 6040 Medical Gas Maintenance, 6050 Instructor, MGPHO CMGV®, and is a current VP of MGPHO.
ASSE Medical Gas Verifier, Evergreen Medical Services, Inc.
Bio Coming Soon.
New MedGas Codes - It's important to learn and prepare for new codes that are coming down the pike prior to their adoption in TX. New construction designs commonly incorporate the "current code," and new codes may be allowed because
they are judged as equivalent or superior to the older officially adopted codes. The changes to the 2018 medical gas codes are significant and include: Corrugated Medical Gas Tubing, Bacteria Filtration for Medical Vacuum Pumps,
Rough-in Piping Inspections prior to the closing of walls, and whole hospital Oxygen Generator Source equipment.
HFL Program Director, Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC)
Mike Canales is a 32 year Healthcare Engineering Professional, who has worked as a Healthcare Facilities Director for 21 years. Currently serving as the program director for the Healthcare Facilities Leadership degree program
at Owensboro Community and Technical College. Mike has been a long time ASHE member, earned his CHFM certification in 2003, and is a founding member and past president of the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers(VSHE).
Mike has expertise in Clinical Engineering, Maintenance & Plant Operations, Security, Emergency Management, Project Management, Environmental Services, Telecommunications, Public Water Works, Leadership Development
and Education. Mike is passionate about the professional development and advancement of healthcare facilities leaders from the entry level to the seasoned veteran. Mike holds a Masters in Personal Organizational Leadership
from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from DeVry University.
With fewer and fewer young people entering skilled trades industries, the need to recruit earlier with very specific development pathways is more critical than ever. This presentation provides very specific support and methods
to engage the current and future generations into the facilities maintenance industry. The keys to this presentation is gaining an insight on how to find, retain, develop, and engage new and current talent while at the same
time addressing historical industry issues. A look at apprenticeship, academic credentials, and professional development certifications will be covered with a focus on the Certified Healthcare Facilities Technician (CHFT) Certification.
As a CHFT Technical Committee member for the CHFT, Mike will discuss how the acronym AWESOME was applied to the building of the exam.
Healthcare Generator Sales, HOLT CAT
Bio Coming Soon.
Product Support Sales Rep, HOLT CAT
14 yrs. with Holt Cat:
Product Support Sale Rep, HOLT CAT
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Service requirements and documentation needed to stay compliant.
Regional Healthcare Director, Specified Technologies
Tim has been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years working with large healthcare organizations in the Houston Medical Center, assisting with keeping their facilities operating efficiently and assisting with finding cost-saving
measures to help the organization hit their financial targets. Currently, Tim is leading the Healthcare Initiative for STI Firestop in the southern states of the US.
Managing barriers in today’s healthcare facility can be a real challenge. There is a multitude of processes related to barriers and in any given week, a variety of trades and hospital personnel interact with those barriers. In
many cases the approach to handling compliance issues is reactive. This approach is costly and really doesn’t provide a true compilation of work being performed. Getting contractors back to make repairs after the fact is difficult,
often leaving the facility to repair these infractions themselves. Improper penetrations in barriers continue to be one of the top 10 citations by inspection professionals. While code requires anyone penetrating a barrier to
seal them to a specific standard, this is often incomplete, disregarded or misunderstood by those doing the installations. So how do healthcare facilities get a handle on this perpetual nightmare?
John C. Garner, PE, HFDP
Principal, Garner Fritsche Engineering, Inc.
John C. Garner, PE, HFDP, a Design Professional and Registered Engineer of over 43 years, specializing in MEP designs for the healthcare industry since 1982. He is a Life Member of ASHRAE and has held the certification of "Healthcare
Facility Design Professional" since 2008. He is also past president of the Houston Chapter of ASPE. he is a registered engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania
and Virginia. he is a Principal of Garner Fritsche Engineering, Inc., located in Houston, Texas.
Alan Fritsche, LEED AP
Principal , Garner Fritsche Engineering, Inc.
Alan Fritsche has 41 years of experience in HVAC system design and installation. His tenure includes 10 years of hands on experience as a mechanical contractor and 31 years as a design professional. Alan is a Principal Owner
of Garner Fritsche Engineering. His company has been in business for 14 years exclusively serving the healthcare industry.br>
TAHFM is excited to have the insight and observations of two leading industry MEP design professionals who have spent many years navigating the State of Texas Licensing Rules governing Hospitals, ASC’s, ESRD’s and FEMC’s for both
renovation and new construction. These regulations are often challenging and difficult to navigate - especially when constructing or renovating Outpatient, Urgent Care, Ambulatory, or other remote clinical
facilities. As Texas updates these regulations and migrates towards adopting FGI’s 2018 national Guidelines for Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities, our presenters will highlight current thinking on
the timeline to adopt these guidelines and the proposed changes and amendments required to ‘Texanize’ them. Finally, this presentation will outline key changes and differences between the existing and proposed standards
– especially as they relate to the Outpatient, Urgent Care and Ambulatory facilities.
Clinical Transition Planner, Faithful+Gould, member of the SNC Lavalin Group
Sara has eight years of nursing experience, with four years in the Navy Nurse Corps, involving direct patient care as well as supervisory roles including Charge Nurse. Sara’s direct clinical background includes Obstetrics and
Ambulatory Surgery, working primarily with Navy and Marine Corps MEDEVACs from Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the past four years, Sara has become intricately involved with clinical transitions for several activation and transition
Ensuring TJC and Life Safety Code Compliance for Air Handler Refurbishment via NFPA 90A
Since 2008, Mike Bodón has served as President and CEO of AQUIS, the nationwide leaders in air handling unit (AHU) refurbishment and optimization. An alumnus of the College of Engineering at Rutgers University with a BS in
Mechanical Engineering, Mike began his career with GE Plastics and later served as Director of Engineering for CHEP, a leading international supply chain management company. In early 2004, Mike and a colleague from GE Plastics
were approached and asked to develop a fire code-compliant solution for the refurbishment of mechanical air handling units. Successful pioneering soon led to the formation of AQUIS, which has grown exponentially over the
past 12 years largely through Mike’s leadership and vision, and whose customers include many of the nation’s top hospitals, universities, government organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Mike is a native of New Jersey
and has lived in Orlando with his wife and three children since 2000.
In this presentation, Mike Bodon, President & CEO of AQUIS, will discuss and educate attendees about the importance of NFPA 90A and why it’s the law, as well as outline common practices specific to air handling unit repair
and maintenance that are not compliant with TJC or NFPA 101: Life Safety Code (of which NFPA 90A is a part). This is one learning outcome. Two other learning outcomes include:
*NFPA data specific to hospitals, as well as our own first-hand knowledge and pictures evidencing fires originating from commercial HVAC equipment;
*Provide attendees with educational resources specific to NFPA 90A and solutions, such as AQUIS, that fully comply with this standard - and why.
Active Threat Response
Officer Radd Rotello has served the City of Frisco since 2011. He is a Frisco Police Officer and a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve. As an officer he serves additionally as a Mental Health Officer, Public Information
Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, and is a Crisis Negotiator. During his service, he took an interest in public education and hearing the demand for education on active shooter events, he went to work developing this Active
Threat Response course. He is a certified instructor for the state and specifically for civilian active shooter response. He works toward building a safer community through education and commitment to his family, his city,
and his country.
Sergeant Evan Mattei has over 11 years of law enforcement service with 7 years of service with the City of Frisco. He has served as a patrol officer, detective, field training officer, corporal, and patrol supervisor. He currently
serves as the supervisor of the Community Services Division and the Public Information Office for Frisco Police Department. He is also the team leader for the department’s Honor Guard. Sgt. Mattei is a master peace officer
and a state-certified police instructor for verbal de-escalation, diversity awareness, and active threat. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M University in communication, and a Master’s Degree from the University
of Oklahoma in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership.
In this training, we will discuss Active Threat and Active Shooter events along with a detailed look at signs of a potential attacker and steps you can take to enhance your safety and survivability.
Addressing Existing Hospital Critical Care Commissioning Challenges
Phillip has focused on management for the technical commissioning and retro-commissioning of building MEP systems, resource allocation, and quality control, bringing together more than 35 years of industry experience. His background
includes healthcare, municipal, research laboratory, commercial, and higher education projects. He has also supported MEP design development and monitoring-based commissioning. He is adept in analytical analyses of existing
mechanical system and systems in the design stages and their components.
Mr. Bauers has provided Design, Commissioning and Retro Commissioning services to Healthcare Facilities, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities, Research and Teaching laboratories, Data Centers and special use spaces. He has
specialized in working in ‘Critical Environments’ for over 40 years.
Mr. Bauers has been directly responsible for the execution of commissioning and retro commissioning projects for the past 35 years. Ranging from hospital projects in 9 states to Biosafety Containment Laboratories across the country, he has brought his expertise and that of his team in building systems operations, control system configuration and control and facilities management to improve both building performance and reliability and energy profiles of facilities in a cost effective process.
Hospitals face challenges to maintain Temperature, Humidity and Pressurization control in surgical suites and supportive areas. The impacts of the investigative process that enable compliance with Texas Administrative Code (TAC) standards can be problematic. Challenges faced:
To accomplish this Enalytics®, a fault detection and diagnosis system (FDD) was utilized, that allowed data to be extracted during normal operational conditions without compromising network security.
Facility’s Insight: How to Prepare for Survey 2.0
Lorrie has over twenty-five years of safety experience with twenty of the years’ in the healthcare physical environment. She is working at Texas Health Resources Frisco as the Safety Officer. Most recently, Lorrie served as
the Executive Director of Facilities Management.
Lorrie serves in the United States Air Force as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Traditional Reservist. With twenty-two years of military experience, she is currently serving as the Superintendent for an Aeromedical Squadron.
Lorrie serves as a member on the 2018-20 ASHE Annual Conference-Strategic Planning Committee and TAHFM Board President Elect 2021. She is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), and Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management (TAHFM). She holds the professional designations of Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professional (CHEP), Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) and Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker.
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Melissa Kyle is the Director of Regulatory Operations for John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas overseeing all regulatory efforts to include the Physical Environment and Clinical compliance. Melissa has ten years of experience within healthcare Engineering and Safety as a Facilities Director and Safety Officer overseeing efforts related to the Physical Environment. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from The University of North Texas and is currently working on her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, Certified Healthcare Constructor, Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional. She is also a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
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The Joint Commission© has stressed the preparedness level needed for their triennial surveys over the last 10 years. The intent is to have a coordinated process, educated staff, tools and plans for how to respond hour one on the
first day of survey. The preparedness for survey should start months after your triennial.
As you learned last year, you need to have an annual plan for each year to stay on track in preparedness at all times. There will be specific suggestions for the electronic methods and tools used for survey, leadership management, and success stories of Year One and part of Year Two in Triennial Planner. Expanding roles as with additional responsibility in lean daily management, health care technology management, OSHA programs, and incorporating leadership into your daily regimen. These include expanded improvements with regards to the environment that align with being a highly reliable organization and Just Culture. Key factors also include the implementation of an effective rounding program to maintain spaces in a survey ready mode. MD Anderson implemented a Safety365 daily assessment for clinical leaders to help them keep their operations and facilities performing at a high level to support patient care. They will share further data and statistics on this program.
In this session, four returning and experienced facility directors will discuss how to support greater emphasis on Infection prevention and environmental expectations. One of the most cited areas for Healthcare facilities is the expectation that proper pressure relationships are maintained. Several areas in healthcare facilities fall in this category. They include Operating Rooms, Cath Labs, Labor and Delivery C -Sections Rooms and many others. Hospitals are being cited and in some instances condition level findings occur for janitor closets, lounges and other rooms that are not negative to the corridor in OR Suites. This presentation will provide an overview of what areas fall under these requirements. In addition, helpful tools will be provided to show how to verify and document that proper pressure relationships are being maintained.
When planning for renovations, repairs and new construction, the experiences we’ve gained in compliance with USP 797 and 800 and adopting Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for the state health department and the implications. One of the hospitals has implemented an electronic monitoring technology for fire extinguishers and the benefits for this protection. Actual accounts shared from Texas Health Resources, Memorial Hermann, UT MD Anderson and JPS Health Network of their experience.
Joint Commission Update
James Kendig is the Field Director for the Life Safety Code Surveyors/Engineers at The Joint Commission. In this role, he oversees half (approximately 40) of the surveyor cadre who specialize in surveying The Joint Commission’s
life safety, environment of care, and emergency management standards.
Previously, Mr. Kendig also served as a Joint Commission Life Safety Code Surveyor. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, he was a Vice President and Safety Officer for a four-hospital system in Florida on the “Space Coast”.
Mr. Kendig maintains certifications as a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Certified Hazard Control Manager, Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager, and is a licensed Healthcare Risk Manager. He serves on the faculty of the University of Central Florida’s Licensed Risk Management Program.
Mr. Kendig holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is currently a resident of Florida.