Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

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Event Date Mon Dec 6 PST - Wed Dec 8 PST (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Dec 6 10:30am - Wed Dec 8 3:15pm
Location Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Region Americas

After a year where adaptability and flexibility took on whole new meanings, we are looking forward to reuniting the Symposium community. Together we can view the complex healthcare challenges of our time as opportunities for the next generation of healthcare environments and their patients. How can we apply sound design principals to better meet the needs of an aging population while quenching the thirst for access of the younger generations? How can we see beyond buzzwords and the most popular project delivery methods to promote and select the right individualized approach for each facility? We strongly believe in the power of in-person events to discover, educate, and motivate. Join the industry’s most respected leaders and professionals at the 2021 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo to be a part of the conversation.


2021 Speakers

Alan Graham
Founder, CEO, Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Ed Cheshire
Senior Project Manager, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ryan Hullinger
Partner, NBBJ

Francis (Frank) Murdock Pitts
Principal, Architecture

Lynn Aguilera
Director of Strategic Space Planning and Transition Strategy, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Alyson Cole
Associate Executive Director, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Kelly Guzman
President, CEO, Yellow Brick Consulting

Allison Ong
Executive Director of Campus Transformation Project Transition Plan, Loma Linda University Health Hospitals

Luke Kroeger
Director of Clinic Operations, Retail & Community Health, UnityPoint Clinic - Waterloo Region

Kristina Mehmen
Principal, INVISION

Dan Cebelinski
Director Facilities, Essentia Health

Scott Garand
Principal, EwingCole

Saul Jabbawy
Principal, Director of Design, EwingCole

Leslie Kipps
Principal, EwingCole

John Vidmar
Vice President Facilities, Essentia Health-East Region

Jenny Han
Director of Design Integration, The Boldt Company

Scot Lauwasser
Project Manager, BIM/VDC Manager, The Boldt Company

Victoria Navarro
Regional Director of Planning, Design and Construction, North Wisconsin, Advocate Aurora Health

Kurt Spiering
Vice President, Healthcare Principal, HGA

Alan Van Mun
Director of Project Construction, Tweet/Garot Mechanical, Inc.

Gregory Splinter
Co-Founder, Partner, Yowza Architects

Jason Groneck
Principal, GBBN

Kirsten Miller
Architect, GBBN Architects

Angela Powell
Interim Director Facilities Planning & Development, UK Healthcare

Stephanie Shroyer
Associate, Interior Designer, GBBN

Moe Goudarzi
Western Healthcare Business Leader, ARUP

William Scrantom
Principal, National Healthcare Leader, Arup

Jason Schroer
Principal, Global Practice Executive, Health, HKS Inc.

Abraham Bejil
Director, Engineering, Midland Health

Ashley Downes
Director of Tucson, Bernhard

Jim Albert
Principal, Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.

Mike Erickson
Vice President Support Services, MidMichigan Health

Serena Peters
Senior Associate, Hord Coplan Macht

Sunita Vadakath
VP of Service Lines, MidMichigan Health

Naj Wikoff
National Marketing Representative, Aesthetics, Inc

Gregory Splinter
Co-Founder, Partner, Yowza Architects

R. Gregg Moon
President, rgmoon consulting

Craig Puccetti
Principal-In-Charge, Austin, BSA LifeStructures

Tim Spence
President, BSA LifeStructures

Jerry Akin
Assistant Administrator for Planning, Design & Construction, El Paso County Hospital District

Patrick M. Casey
VP Operations & Real Estate, University Miami Health System

Jill S.M. Pearsall
SVP, Facilities Planning & Development & Real Estate Services, Texas Children's Hospital Houston

John T. Wilson
Director Planning, Design and Construction, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Jason Dunkel
President, CEO, AdventHealth North Pinellas

John Grattendick
Project Manager, HuntonBrady Architects

Hernan Rivera
Associate Principal, HuntonBrady Architects

Holly Harris
Architect and Healthcare Planner, SmithGroup

Simon Lazar

Rashad Young
Assistant Project Manager, Power Construction

Mark Dykes
Energy Projects Manager, University of Florida Shands Hospital

Kevin Gombotz
Vice President, Building Energy Solutions, Envinity, Inc.

Bradley Pollitt
Vice President, Facilities, UF Health Shands Hospital

Lynn Murphy
Associate Vice President, UK HealthCare Facilities Planning

David J. Vitka
Vice President, Facility Planning, Design & Construction, Catholic Health

Donna Ware
Executive Director, Planning and Design, BJC HealthCare

Neal Boothe
Principal, TLC Engineering Solutions

Aaron Johnson
Managing Principal, TLC Engineering Solutions

Linzi Eggers
Senior Designer, Cloud Gehshan

Ian Goldberg
Principal, Cloud Gehshan

Andrew Shinn
Senior Planner, Real Estate, Planning, Construction, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Michael A. Crowley
Principal Advisor, Fire Protection Engineering, Coffman Engineers, Inc.

Susan Bruker RA
Principal, Lawrence Group

Maureen Dunn
Sr. Director of Strategic Initiative, St. Andrews Resources for Seniors System

Mary Alice Ryan
President, CEO, St. Andrews Resources for Seniors System

Scott Barron
Senior Architect, HDR Architecture Associates Inc

Barbara Miszkiel
Director, Health, HDR Architecture Associates Inc

Anton Rabindran
Project Manager, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Brittany Cook
System Vice President, Neurosciences, Norton Healthcare

Christopher Haedt
Principal, DesignGroup

Char Hawkins
Senior Interior Designer, DesignGroup

David Sun
Executive Medical Director Norton Neuroscience Institute, Norton Healthcare

Noble Lilliestierna
Mechanical Engineer, BSA LifeStructures

Jonathan Limpert
Co-Founder, General Surgeon, Mission:318 / Mercy Hospital Washington

Chase Miller
Director, Planning, BSA LifeStructures

Julie Dumser
Vice President, Blue Cottage of Cannon Design

Troy Hoggard
Principal, Cannon Design

Chris Waldron
Project Executive, The Boldt Company

Scott D. Boden, MD
VP of Business Innovation, Emory Healthcare, CMO/CQO Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital

Teresa Campbell
Principal, Orlando Healthcare Practice Leader, HKS Inc.

Greg Johnson
Partner, Newcomb & Boyd, LLP

Sammy Shams
Sustainable Design Professional, HKS Inc.

Sean Ashcroft
National Healthcare Leader, DPR Construction

Cliff Clark
Senior Project Manager - Planning, Design and Construction, Methodist Health System

Chris Grossnicklaus
Healthcare Studio Leader, Vice President, Corgan

Ashish Gupta
Project Manager, Virtual Design and Construction Coordinator, DPR Construction

Cindy Beckham
Principal, Mental Health Planner, SmithGroup

Gary Fischer
Project Manager, Veterans Health Administration

Arash Irani
Associate, Healthcare Planner and Strategist, SmithGroup

Vladislav Torskiy
Health and Wellness Practice Leader, ProgressiveAE

Meghan Nechrebecki
Founder, CEO, Health Care Transformation

Brian Briscoe
Vice President, HKS, Inc.

Carlos N. Moreno
Associate Principal, Perkins Eastman

Julie Mendoza
Associate, CallisonRTKL

Alli Giacometto
Senior Designer, CallisonRTKL

Natale Stephens
Senior Associate, Healthcare Planner, Page

Ching-Hua Ho
Principal, Payettte

Mali Ouzts-Gusenleitner
AIA, LEED BD+C, Associate, Payettte

Diana Davis
Managing Director, Perkins&Will

Sarah Rolfvondenbaumen
Project Architect, Perkins&Will

Frank Finley
Physical Security Consultant, Force Protect Security Consultants

Vincent Torres
Emergency Management Director, University of Miami Health System & Miller School of Medicine

Richard Alvarez
Vice President, Construction Executive, Turner Construction

Pamela Basch
Senior Associate, Perkins Eastman

Thomas Caplis
Vice President, Business Group Leader, Healthcare, The Walsh Group - Walsh Construction & Archer Western

Susan Limbrunner
Principal - Healthcare Sector, Stantec

Christopher Prochner
Partner, JB&B

Aaron Reisinger
Senior Vice President, Sevans Multi-Site Solutions, Inc

Ellen Taylor
Vice President for Research, The Center for Health Design

David Uhaze
Health Facility Design Consulting, NFPA, International Codes, FGI Guidelines

Sydney Harris
Director of Mental Health Care Redesign, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Brian D. Roeder
Principal, Page Southerland Page, Inc.

Dr Stacey Thompson
Psychologist and the Superintendent, Austin State Hospital

Sara Wengert
Principal, Architecture

Bob Gesing
Principal, National Healthcare Practice Leader, TrinityNAC

Les Matthews
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, MedStar Health

Susan Black
Principal, Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc

Eric Groat
Operations Manager, Robins & Morton

Bruce Komiske
Owner, Komiske Consulting LLC

Annette Ridenour
President, Founder, Aesthetics Inc

James Spencer
Principal, Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, APAC

Rebecca Bowen
Sr Healthcare Planner, Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, APAC

Saul S. Jabbawy
Principal, Regional Director of Design, EwingCole

Rebecca Davis
Senior Associate, Principal Market Sector Leader - Healthcare, LEO A DALY

Jim Johnson
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, CEO & Managing Partner, E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Clairanne Pesce
Sr. Interior Designer, Array Architects

Mark Sardegna
Principal, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Irene Thompson
Executive Director, Real Estate and Capital Planning, Children's National Hospital

Ari Tinkoff
Principal, Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers, LLC

Angelica Chow
Electrical Engineer, Mazzetti

Walt Vernon
CEO, Mazzetti

Andrea Caracostis
Chief Executive Officer, Asian American Health Coalition dba Hope Clinic

Stephen Cheatham
Vice President, mStrategic Partners

Yong Gan
Associate Partner, PhiloWilke Partnership

Steve Schultz
Partner, PhiloWilke Partnership

Parveen Chand
Chief Operating Officer, Indiana University Health Academic Health

Corey M. Gaarde
Associate Principal, Project Executive, IMEG Corp

Mike Lawless
Principal, Director of Innovation, IMEG Corp.

Lauren Fiedler
Director of Healthcare Program Development, Flad Architects

Joe Ryan
Director of Ancillary Services, Lee Health

Laura Stillman
Principal, National Healthcare Practice Leader, Flad Architects

Olivia Fritts
Chief Administrative Officer, Covider Health

James Hutchinson
President, Covider Health

Renee Kubesh
Senior Project Manager, Associate, Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA)

Isaac Larson
Executive of Enterprise Facility Service, Froedtert Health

Sean Collins
Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, CEDARS-SINAI

Louis Kaufman
Design Principal, HGA

Jennifer Ries
Vice President, Senior Medical Planner, HGA

Josh Goertz
Director of Planning & Design, Steward Health Care Corporate Real Estate & Facilities

Rachel McKenzie
Project Manager, Associate, TSA Architects

Jennifer Christmann
President, The Christmann Group

Steve Wiser
Architect, Wiser Designs

Georgia Cameron
Partner, Studio Principal Healthcare, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

Nicole Norris
Architectural Associate, Lean Specialist, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

Javier E. Oesterheld
Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation Endowed Chair - Pediatric Cancer, Levine Children's Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center

Michael D. Aubin
Hospital President, Wolfson Children's Hospital

Cicely D. Brooks
Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive, Wolfson Children's Hospital and Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Franklin H. Brooks
Client Executive, FreemanWhite

Margaret Cervantes
Creative Lead, Philips Healthcare

William Bartley
Project Executive, Rudolph and Sletten, Inc

Jon Inman
Principal, Pacific Region Leader, Mazzetti Engineering

Alejandro Iriarte
Senior Health Planner, HDR

Ken King
Chief Administrative Services Officer, El Camino Hospital

Tim Hurvitz
Associate Principal AIA, LEED AP BD+C, HED

Marilee Lloyd
Associate AIA, HED

Reid Rosehill
Lab Manager - Clinical Laboratories at UCSF Medical Center, UCSF

Sharon E. Woodworth
Associate Professor, University of California at San Francisco

Dr. David Buchholz
Senior Founding Medical Director for Primary Care, Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Amy Carter
Healthcare Planner, Gensler

Bin Weng
Northeast Practice Area Leader - Healthcare, Gensler

Bridget Graham
Senior Project Manager, HTS, Inc

Walter Jones, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation, The MetroHealth System

Melanie Viquez
VP of Operations and Strategic Development, HTS, Inc

Preeta Bajaj
Senior Medical Planner, HKS, Inc

Robert Canina
System Executive Director of Construction and Energy Services, Baptist Health

Steven G. Jacobson
Regional Director, Executive Vice President, HKS, Inc

Douglas Reed
Vice President, Operations East Region, Baptist Health Medical Group

Libby Boyce
Director of Access, Referrals and Engagement, Housing for Health

Karla Grijalva
Senior Associate, NAC Architecture

Leslie Jordan
Founder, Perch Projects, Consulting Program Manager Housing for Health, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

Deborah Lever
Program and Project Manager, Capital Improvements Intermediary Program Housing, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS)

Anjali Joseph
Professor, Director, Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing, Clemson University

Piers MacNaughton
Vice President of Health Strategy, View Inc.

Kaushal Nanavati
Assistant Dean of Wellness, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Jeff Maples
Senior Project Manager, Mortenson Construction


Daina Pitzenberger
SVP. RN BD Project Development Services, JLL

Lisa Feeley
National Healthcare Sector Leader, NOVA Engineering

Gary W. Collins
Senior Director, Healthcare, Virtual Energy Solutions

Jill Bergman
Health Principal, HDR, Inc.


Jenabeth M Ferguson
Vice President, Symposium Director, JD Events

Wayne Ruga
Founder and President, The CARITAS Project

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors & Partners

• AcornVac
• ARC Facilities
• Attainia
• Contour
• CosciaMoos
• DPR Construction
• Jeron
• Kitchen to go
• LH Companies
• Layton
• Linbeck
• Northstar
• Odulair
• Robins & Morton
• Rogers-O'Brien
• Schindler
• Walsh
• Whitehall Manufacturing


• CIO Review
• Business Chief
• The Architects Newspaper
• Commercial Architecture
• Construction
• Engineered System
• Hospital & Healthcare Management
• Metropolis


• McCarthy Construction

•National Organization for Arts in Health
•U.S. Green Building Council
• The Caritas Project

• ArmstrongFlooring
• Benjamin Moore
• Bimos
• Champion
• Endure Walls
• Forbo
• Howard Industries
• Inpro
• Modular
• One event
• PAC Precission Airconvey
• Rose Paving LLC
• SageGlass
• ScreenFlex
• Sky Factory
• Stance
• SLD Technology
• Starc Systems
• SYN Lawn
• Townsteel
• UNICEF Architectural
• Welnest
• Wieland
• Winco