I bring over 35 years of healthcare facility management experience, though I’m fairly new to the Mazzetti Team. I served 25 years as the Northwest Region Facilities Director with Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers and more recently, ten years primarily independently consulting. I’m a Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC), Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), and a Senior Member of ASHE, including a former ASHE President.
In 2008, when I became ASHE President and formed the “Sustainability Committee”, I asked Mazzetti CEO Walt Vernon to participate, as I knew he was a proponent for this cause. We explored how sustainable practices could improve the operations of our facilities. Additionally we strove to increase the knowledge of Healthcare Facilities Management re sustainability, including how to more effectively communicate with the C-Suite, Design & Construction, and hospital teams to begin a journey towards creating a more sustainable environment. Thus started a relationship that would lead me to my current role at Mazzetti.
I believe there is a strong connection between Mazzetti’s existing services and Facilities Operations Management Consulting (FOMC) services. I’m defining what those FOMC services look like at Mazzetti. The primary objective will be to assist, advocate, and consult existing facility management staff and their organizations. We want to be able to help them do their jobs better, improve their operations, and enhance programs that benefit the environment of care.
I enjoy both teaching and speaking on the topic of Healthcare Facility Management, facilitating work groups of PM/CM and Design professionals on new trends in Project Management during local and national symposiums. I also volunteer my leadership to IFMA, Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineers and ASHE Region 10 Director.