2021 ACE Summit Faculty

Learn more about the distinguished healthcare executives and thought leaders speaking at the 2021 ACE Summit below.

Mohammad Alai
Mohammad Alai AIA, ACHA
Architect, Senior Project Manager
AdventHealth
Service Line Leadership Track: Facilities' Role in Infection Control

Mohammad Alai, AIA, ACHA holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a licensed architect and a Board-Certified Healthcare Architect. He has previously worked for architectural firms for 12 years as well as Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration for three years. For the past 23 years, Mohammad has been working at AdventHealth Central Florida Division where he has managed projects of various scope, notably the 12-Story AdventHealth for Women, 14-story Ginsburg Tower for Cardiac, Neurosurgery and Emergency Department, a Patient Tower at AdventHealth Celebration and an eight-story Executive Tower in the Orlando Campus of AdventHealth. Mohammad’s main interests are master planning, medical planning, and project management.

Keith Allen
Keith Allen
Vice President, Capital Asset and Construction Management
LifePoint Health
Executive Leadership Track: Managing Capital Project Priorities


Greg Braithwaite
Greg Braithwaite AIA and ACHA
Vice President - Health Care Design/Practice Leader
HuntonBrady Architects
Service Line Leadership Track: Creating Flexible Hospitals

Greg Braithwaite is known for his leadership, planning, and design for HuntonBrady’s healthcare practice, and is Board Certified by the American College of Healthcare Architects. He skillfully manages the interests of user groups to assure that space needs and functional requirements are met. His projects include everything from complicated phased renovations in aging facilities to new expansions and greenfield hospitals. His notable projects include the 300,000 SF Lakeland Regional Health Pavilion for Women and Children in Lakeland, Florida; the 262,000 SF Viera Hospital in Brevard County, Florida; and 390,000 SF Tower 2 and Tower 3 expansions to Celebration Health in Celebration, Florida. Greg graduated with a bachelor of architecture from Andrews University.


Tim Burrill
Tim Burrill
Senior Vice President
AdventHealth
Service Line Leadership Track: Creating Flexible Hospitals

Tim Burrill is the Senior Vice President of Support Services and Design and Construction at AdventHealth, serving the Central Florida Region. This responsibility includes the 9 AdventHealth campuses in metro-Orlando area. Tim has his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. He started his career with AdventHealth in 1991 in the finance and accounting departments. During his time with the hospital, Tim's experience has included time in performance improvement, construction project administration, hospital operations, and real estate master planning. During his tenure, he led AdventHealth Orlando’s $300 million expansion project and renovation of AdventHealth for Children. He is currently responsible for leading hospital support services, design and construction, real estate management, and retail services.

Peter Costanzo
Peter Costanzo FMP
Director, Facilities Management
IMAGINiT
Executive Leadership Track: Challenges in Compliance, Codes & Regulations

Peter Costanzo, FMP, has worked in IMAGINiT’s Facilities Management group for over 15 years and has held progressively larger roles within the division. Peter’s unique blend of experience in hardware, software, digital twins, IoT, compliance and facilities management applications allows him to work with clients to craft solutions that meet both current and future facility management needs.

Robert Counter
Robert Counter AIA
Senior Associate, Director of Healthcare
LEO A DALY
Strategic Leadership Track: When Time is of the Essence: How Cedars-Sinai Fast-tracked a COU Renovation

With his expertise in healthcare planning and OSHPD submittal, Robert Counter has directed various design teams to complete new tower additions and medical facility renovations. Additionally, he has experience working with science and technology, with lab projects both in healthcare and in higher education institutions. Mr. Counter has over 30 years of healthcare design experience and has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Bob is a registered Architect in California.

Dennis Daar
Dennis Daar
Managing Partner
Medical Strategies International, LLC
Strategic Leadership Track: 2021 Capital Procurement Trends
Service Line Leadership Track: Supplier Disruptions

Dennis Daar has been in the medical supply and device industry for over 38 years. For the past 19 years he has been the Managing Partner for Medical Strategies International, (MSI). MSI is an outsource corporate accounts firm that helps clients develop their National Accounts strategy, then works toward gaining and implementing agreements with GPO's, IDN's, RPC'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 Chairperson of the Federation of American Hospitals Exposition Advisory Committee for over 29 years. He has been part of Association of National Accounts Advisory Committee (ANAE), and Past Chairperson of HSCA/HISCI/HIDA, and of HISCI's Educational Committee. Dennis has been both a speaker and has appeared in print on various topics including: healthcare, government sales, sales management, national accounts, and international issues.

Bethany Denning
Bethany Denning
Strategic Partner
People Pinnacle, LLC
Strategic Leadership Track: Leading Virtual Teams

Bethany Denning, People Pinnacle Strategic Partner, provides strategic organizational design and development solutions to support client growth and success. A management consulting expert, Bethany specializes in solving client problems through a human resources focused lens to ensure leaders, managers and employees are aligned in their pursuit of company goals.

Bethany has over 15 years of experience across many areas of human resources and organizational development, including strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, performance management and employee relations. She is skilled at redesigning organizational structure and people processes to support strategic goals.

Bethany has worked both internally and externally for a variety of organizations and is passionate about ensuring a high performance culture. As a consultant, she has driven HR strategy and process improvement focused on centralization and globalization efforts, as well as guided localized HR efforts within franchise concepts. She has expertise with the hourly workforce, professional employees, executives and boards of directors for both publicly traded and privately held companies. She worked internally to build a shared service center for a global law firm as an HR director and spent the past 5 years with Lexmark International leading their global compensation and benefit teams and driving diversity and inclusion efforts. Her recent work at Lexmark included management of short and long-term incentive programs, benchmarking, merit pay and executive compensation.

Bethany’s consulting portfolio includes clients within the legal, hospitality and education sectors, as well as others. Bethany is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University as well as a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from DePaul University. She is located in Lexington, KY.

Cory Ferari-Zimmerman
Cory Ferari-Zimmerman CPA, CGMA
VP of Finance
ConfluenceHealth
Executive Leadership Track: Post-Pandemic Funding Strategies: Capital Equipment

Cory Ferari-Zimmerman is the Vice President of Finance for Confluence Health, an integrated health system in North Central Washington State. Confluence Health is a two-hospital system with 14 rural health clinic sites providing services over a 12,000 square mile region. As VP of Finance, Cory is responsible not only for coordinating strategic financial initiatives including capital, but also oversees Supply Chain, Budget and Cost Accounting as well as the general Accounting department. Cory developed the Business Intelligence program within Confluence Health, stressing the importance of using data to drive business decisions. Cory received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Washington University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant in the State of Washington.

Diane Garrett
Diane Garrett
Senior Sourcing Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel
Session Name

Diane S. Garrett, C.P.M., is a Senior Sourcing Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She is responsible for sourcing medical equipment for the VUMC clinical enterprise, which is comprised of six acute care hospitals, five ambulatory surgery centers, and >200 clinics across a wide geographical footprint. She represents VUMC Supply Chain Services to both VUMC departments and external suppliers. Diane began her full time Supply Chain career with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute before joining VUMC. She was a member of the 2014 Healthcare Supply Chain Department of the Year (VUMC). She is active in the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Nashville Chapter, currently serving as Immediate Past President, having previously served as President, Vice President, and Director on their Board of Directors. She received the Leadership Person of the Year Award for 2016, and the William J. Burns Award (highest award bestowed) for 2014 from the ISM-Nashville Chapter.

Rebecca Gayden
Rebecca Gayden
Vice President - Sourcing Operations
Vizient Inc.
Strategic Leadership Track: 2021 Capital Procurement Trends

Rebecca Gayden leads Vizient’s capital and construction, imaging and analytics, facilities and energy portfolios. With a health care background spanning nearly 20 years, Gayden has served in numerous management positions since joining the Company in 2005. Most recently, she served as senior director in sourcing operations, and has provided leadership across a broad range of areas, including Provista’s diversification strategy.
Prior to joining Vizient, Gayden worked in healthcare consulting as an equipment planner for over 11 years, serving as project manager on initiatives ranging in size from small ambulatory surgery centers to 1 million square foot replacement facilities. Gayden earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University Sacramento.

Michael Gerhardt
Michael Gerhardt
Senior Director, Advisory Specialists
Intalere
Executive Leadership Track: Managing Capital Project Priorities

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

Clinton Hazziez
Clinton Hazziez
System Vice President, Supply Chain
UNC Health Care
Strategic Leadership Track: Strategic Warehouse Considerations


Samantha Jacques
Samantha Jacques PhD, FACHE
Vice President, Clinical Engineering
McLaren Health Care
ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel
Session Name

Samantha Jacques, PhD, FACHE, is the Vice President of Clinical Engineering at McLaren. She manages Services throughout the McLaren system including 15 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers. Prior to McLaren, she was Director of Clinical Engineering at Penn State Health and Texas Children’s Hospital. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is active in AAMI, ACCE, CHIME, and HTCC. She also recently published a book entitled “Introduction to Clinical Engineering”. She has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson PE, LEED AP BD+C
Managing Principal
TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Service Line Leadership Track: Creating Flexible Hospitals

Aaron Johnson, PE, LEED AP BD+C, serves as a Managing Principal for TLC’s largest operating unit, Healthcare, with annual revenue of $20 million. Aaron excels at solving technical challenges as well as helping clients understand the long-term value of efficient systems. He is an active participant in the sustainable building movement and is dedicated to crafting innovative solutions. Aaron chairs an ASHRAE working group focused on pharmacy design and serves on the ASHRAE 170 Standing Standards Project Committee that provides guidance on ventilation in healthcare facilities. He is also leading multiple teams who are solving engineering challenges for numerous healthcare systems as they battle COVID-19. Recognizing his achievements in the AEC industry, ENR Southeast selected Aaron among the 2021 class of honorees for the annual Top Young Professionals program.

Dave Kistel
Dave Kistel
Vice President, Facilities and Support Services
Lee Health
Strategic Leadership Track: When Time is of the Essence: How Cedars-Sinai Fast-tracked a COU Renovation
Executive Leadership Track: Managing Capital Project Priorities
Service Line Leadership Track: Buildout to Support Consumer-Driven Health

Dave Kistel is Vice President of Facilities & Support Services at Lee Health 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 1,865 beds, 4.4 million square feet of physical plant, one nursing home, and over one hundred (100) outpatient / physician office sites. His division includes 65 employees and five departments: Facilities Management Administration, Plant Operations, Facilities Planning & Design, Construction, and Environmental Safety.

Larry Lacombe
Larry Lacombe CHFM
VP - Compliance, Support & Program Development
Medxcel
Executive Leadership Track: Challenges in Compliance, Codes & Regulations

Larry Lacombe has nearly 40 years of experience in facility compliance, management, engineering and maintenance. Previously he held the role of National Director, Program Management for Medxcel. 

Prior to joining Medxcel, Larry owned Facility Compliance Solutions, where he consulted on issues of regulatory compliance, survey readiness and operations for healthcare organizations. 

Larry is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), and also a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Mike Langlois
Mike Langlois
Supply Chain Resource
Langlois & Associates, LLC
Strategic Leadership Track: Strategic Warehouse Considerations

Michael T. Langlois currently serves as a Healthcare Supply Chain Resource for Langlois & Associates, LLC. Mike recently served as Senior Vice President of Supply Chain for Beaumont Health from January 2015 – March 2016. Beaumont is a not-for-profit organization, located in Southeast Michigan, with net revenues of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds and 168 outpatient sites. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President of Beaumont Health, Langlois served Beaumont Health System, a three-hospital IDN, as its Vice President of Supply Chain from November 2008 through December 2014. Mike has also held the positions of Interim Vice President of Material Management at Resurrection Health Care in Chicago (2010), Senior Vice President for Daudlin, DeBeaupre and Company (2008-2009), and Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ascension Health (2001-2008). He began his career at St. John Health in Michigan, where he was employed for nearly 25 years. He is a member of the IDN Summit Advisory Board and recent member of the Vizient Supply Chain Executive Council. Langlois earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University and a Master of Science degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University.

Jeff Little
Jeff Little
Vice President - Strategic Supplier Engagement
Premier
Strategic Leadership Track: 2021 Capital Procurement Trends
Premier, Inc.'s Boardroom Session
Service Line Leadership Track: Supplier Disruptions

Jeff Little is the Vice President of Strategic Supplier Engagement for Facilities, Construction and Capital Services at Premier, Inc. and leads a team of SMEs dedicated to driving value to Premier’s members in this space. Over his nearly 30 years in healthcare, he has held various leadership roles, in support operations, supply chain operations and clinical as a perfusionist. He is the leading national expert in purchased services with expertise in healthcare performance improvement, operational consulting as well as capital equipment, general support services operations, and supply chain operations. Jeff is a seasoned executive professional with proven success in service recovery operations as well as support operational assessment and development of improvement plans for healthcare organizations. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration as well as an MBA with a healthcare emphasis. He is a member of AHRMM and ACHE.

Kyle Maynard
Kyle Maynard
Motivational Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, And Award-Winning Extreme Athlete
Washington Speakers Bureau
Inspirational Keynote

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, entrepreneur, award-winning extreme athlete, and the first man to crawl to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Despite being born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on, and with the support of his family, to live life independently and without prosthetics.

In 2012, Kyle became the first quadruple amputee to climb – actually bearcrawl – the 19,340 feet to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics. His 10-day ascent was widely covered by the press, followed on social media, and raised money and awareness for wounded veterans as well as Tanzanian schoolchildren. Upon his return, Kyle won his second ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

Kyle has not let his success be defined by anything or anyone but himself. He has lived his life striving to do more, learn more, push harder, go further – and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example.

Kyle proudly serves as a board member of K2 Adventure Foundation, and as an ambassador of No Barriers USA, Wounded Warrior Project, the USO, the Travis Manion Foundation, the U.S. Special Forces’ The Honor Foundation (THF), and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF). At age 19, Kyle authored his account of his life experiences in The New York Times bestselling book, No Excuses (2005), which is still in print and in demand today.

Gary Milewski
Gary Milewski MS, CHFM, CHSP
Corporate Facility Compliance Manager
Novant Health
Executive Leadership Track: Challenges in Compliance, Codes & Regulations

Gary A. Milewski has 30+ years of professional experience in facilities management, safety management, disaster preparedness, and loss prevention. For the past 33 years, he has provided safety, life safety, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, facilities, and biomedical consultations to a wide variety of industry, with a focus for the past 30 years on acute care hospitals. His areas of expertise include safety and hazardous materials management, life safety compliance, disaster planning, employee education, and engineering controls for hazards inherent to the healthcare industry.
Currently, he is Novant’s Corporate Engineering Compliance Manager. His career has covered operational responsibilities with Forsyth Medical Center, Memorial Health University Medical Center, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was also an Intermittent Life Safety Code Specialist Surveyor for the Joint Commission.
Gary is a member of the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association, Inc. since 2006 (CHE, SrHE). He is a member in good standing with the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), with a SASHE designation. He also was a member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) and a member of North Carolina Hospital Association’s Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee.
Gary is certified as a Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), and a Certified Healthcare Engineer (CHE). Aside from his certifications, he has also participated in many different programs in the fields of Hazardous Materials, OSHA, FEMA Incident Command, NFPA, and Georgia’s Office of Homeland Security Senior Leadership Program.
Gary, has been an Adjunct Instructor, working with Wake Technical Community College in developing and implementing a Healthcare Facility Management Program. He is working with Cape Fear Community College, pertaining to the implementation of a healthcare facility management associates program.
Gary has published articles with The Safety Advisor, pertaining to Hospital Hurricane Preparedness. He has conducted numerous presentations pertaining to facility safety, regulatory compliance, hazmat awareness, etc.
He holds a MS and BS in Occupational Safety and Health, from Columbia Southern University, an Associates in Marketing, from Triton College, and numerous studies in facilities construction, loss prevention, safety, hazardous materials, incident command, regulatory compliance, health surveillance, and weapons of mass destruction.

Dennis Mullins
Dennis Mullins MBA
SVP Supply Chain
Indiana University Health
Strategic Leadership Track: Strategic Warehouse Considerations

Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP, joined Indiana University Health as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in May of 2015. In May of 2017, Indiana University Health opened a new Integrated Service Center designed to support all supply chain needs for it’s 15 hospital system. Prior to IU Health, Dennis was at Baylor Scott and White Health in Dallas, Texas, where he led a large supply chain team as their Corporate Director of Supply Chain Integration. He also previously served in Supply Chain roles at Shands at The University of Florida and HCA Healthcare, among other organizations. Additionally, he honorably served in the United States Air Force for 10 years as a medical materials specialist.

Dennis is a seasoned healthcare professional with more than 30 years of supply chain experience as an effective leader along with a proven ability to meet and exceed strategic supply chain goals. He holds an MBA from Amberton University and he is a candidate for a doctorate in business administration from Grand Can-yon University. Dennis and his wife, Audrey, have a son and three daughters.

Jon Nobles
Jon Nobles
Business Development Manager
HuntonBrady Architects
Service Line Leadership Track: Creating Flexible Hospitals

Jon serves as the Business Development Manager at HuntonBrady Architects. He works directly with the Principals, Project Managers and Marketing Team to help secure new business with existing clients, while always looking to create and develop new relationships. In addition to developing new business, Jon works with firm leadership on strategic imperatives and the overall direction of the firm’s goals and identity. Although not an architect, Jon enjoys the design profession and the AEC industry as a whole. He enjoys getting to know clients, consultants and vendors and is energized by being around people. The first twelve years of Jon’s career included several roles within AdventHealth culminating as the Assistant Director of Business Development at AdventHealth Winter Garden.  Jon received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Policy Studies with a double minor in Health and Gerontology from Ithaca College. He received a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida.  Currently, he serves as the Vice-President of the AMFP Central Florida Chapter and Co-Chairs the NAIOP Central Florida Partnership Committee.  He and his wife, Kelly, live in Orlando and have two boys, Hudson (4) and Ellis (1).

Jill Pearsall
Jill S.M. Pearsall RA, NCARB
Senior Vice President
Texas Children's Hospital
ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel
Session Name

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

Rob Perez
Rob Perez
Entrepreneur and Investor in People
DV8 Kitchen
Executive Leadership Keynote

Rob Perez, has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry and is the co-owner of two restaurant brands, Saul Good Restaurant & Pub and DV8 Kitchen, in Lexington, KY. As an Entrepreneur and Investor in People, he has seen first-hand how to build restaurant brands and how prevalent addiction is in the industry he loves. Before founding the two restaurant brands in Lexington, Rob served as Director of New Openings and General Manager at Hard Rock Café, Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney Company, and Regional Vice President at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill.

In 2017, Rob and his wife, Diane, founded DV8 Kitchen as a social enterprise focused on giving second chance employment opportunities to people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. DV8 Kitchen focuses on providing top-quality food, service, and atmosphere for every guest. By providing “a better-than-expected” dining experience, the hope is to build a new standard for the second chance employee to live by and to change the way the guests perceive people in addiction recovery.

Brent Petty
Brent Petty
Chief Relationships Officer
Bluegrass Business Media
ACE Summit Thought Leadership Panel
Executive Leadership Track: Post-Pandemic Funding Strategies: Capital Equipment
Executive Leadership Track: Challenges in Compliance, Codes & Regulations
Service Line Leadership Track: Facilities' Role in Infection Control
Executive Leadership Track: Post-Pandemic Funding Strategies: Capital Construction
Service Line Leadership Track: Buildout to Support Consumer-Driven Health
Session Name

Brent Petty is the Chief Relationships Officer at Healthcare Business Media. Petty previously served as an executive industry consultant for Lexmark International following a 12-year career as the System Vice President of Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System. Petty is a respected leader in the healthcare industry with distinct honors as 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management (AHRMM). Petty holds a professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP). Known for his industry knowledge and first-hand experience on both the supplier and provider side of healthcare, Petty is passionate about bridging the gap between these two groups.

Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers
CEO
People Pinnacle, LLC
Strategic Leadership Track: Leading Virtual Teams

Susan Rogers, CEO and founder of People Pinnacle, has over twenty years of experience as a management consultant, organizational change expert and HR professional. She specializes in facilitating strategy and organizational design, developing leaders and teams, and managing the “people” side of organizational change initiatives. As an executive coach, Susan helps her coaching clients leverage their strengths and address their challenges in an action-oriented way that aligns with the organization’s direction and priorities. She believes that by helping an individual leader grow stronger, the organization itself grows stronger.

Susan spent the early part of her career as a classically trained management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting where she helped her clients improve processes, skills and organizational effectiveness. For nearly a decade, Susan worked internally for Lexmark International, where she designed and implemented global HR programs focused on identifying and developing leaders, fostering diversity and inclusion, and enhancing employee and organizational performance. Susan’s consulting work spans the business, government and non-profit sectors with clients including: The Coca-Cola Company, SAP Ariba, Link-Belt Cranes, Marriott International, EOP Architects, Traditional Bank, NASA, the IRS, the American Cancer Society, the Council of State Governments, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, the Kentucky Bar Association, the YMCA of Central Kentucky, Horse Country, and the Community Action Council.

A business graduate of Miami University in Ohio, Susan is a Bregman Partners Executive Coach, a Predictive Index Certified Partner and her certifications include: Prosci Change Management Practitioner, Development Dimensions International’s Targeted Selection, Maximizing Performance and Facilitation, and Employment Learning Innovations.

Larry Rubin
Larry Rubin M.Ed., CHFM, CHSP, CEM, CHC, CPE
Director Facilities Management
Moffitt Cancer Center
Executive Leadership Track: Challenges in Compliance, Codes & Regulations

Larry F Rubin, M.Ed., CPE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, CHC is presently the Director of Facilities Management at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Prior to this he was the Senior Director of Facilities Management at Cleveland Clinic Florida and held the same position at Cleveland Clinic Ohio where he was also responsible for worldwide O&M for six years. Larry held positions as an Intermittent Life Safety Code Surveyor for The Joint Commission for 10 years and was an Instructor for Joint Commission Resources teaching Environment of Care – Base Camp. He brings more than 35 years of experience in plant operations and building maintenance; 25 of these years in a healthcare setting. Larry has a Bachelor's of Science and Master’s degrees in Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts. Larry is a long-time active member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE).

Josh Sandler
Josh Sandler
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Capital Equipment Services
HealthTrust
Service Line Leadership Track: Supplier Disruptions


David Seydler
David Seydler
AVP, Capital Equipment Services
HealthTrust
Strategic Leadership Track: 2021 Capital Procurement Trends

David Seydler brings over fifteen years in capital equipment best practice and clinical experience.  David has been in his current role as the AVP of the Capital Equipment Services team at HealthTrust since February 2020. Prior to that, he worked operationally with several IDNs on Capital Life Cycle Management and consulting projects. Before joining HealthTrust in 2016, David worked at MedAssests/Broadlane as a Capital Service Line Director as part of their Capital & Construction Services team. Before working in the Group Purchasing industry, David was an Anesthesia Technician at Medical City Arlington in Arlington, Texas.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas, Arlington.  He currently resides in Middle Tennessee with his wife and 3 children.

Kim Shinn
Kim Shinn PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP
Principal
TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc.
Service Line Leadership Track: Facilities' Role in Infection Control

He is an ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional and was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2011. Kim helped create the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) and LEED for Healthcare; ASHRAE Standards 135 BACnet and 209 Energy Simulation Aided Design and the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals; as well as co-authoring the AIA’s Architect’s Guide to Building Performance Simulation. Kim currently serves on healthcare design magazine’s editorial advisory board, AIA’s national Energy Leadership Group and ASHRAE Committee 228P Standard Method of Evaluating Zero Energy Building Performance.

Sukhjit Singh
Sukhjit Singh MHA, MPH, CHSP, CLSS-HC
Director, Facilities Environment of Care Compliance
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Executive Leadership Track: Challenges in Compliance, Codes & Regulations

Sukhjit Tom Singh has been involved in health care safety & compliance for approximately 15 years and currently serves as the Director of Facilities Environment of Care Compliance at New York Presbyterian Hospital. During his tenure at the hospital, Mr. Singh developed and implemented a number of best practice programs incorporating technology to manage a large portfolio. In 2016, under Mr. Singh’s leadership, New York-Presbyterian Hospital received the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for the development and implementation of a space and asset management system.

In addition, Mr. Singh serves as a Life Safety Code Surveyor with The Joint Commission. In this role, Mr. Singh is responsible for conducting meaningful assessments, uncovering unknown risks and inspiring health care organizations to improve safety and compliance. Previously, Mr. Singh served as an Environment of Care Consultant with Joint Commission Resources, educating health care organizations on The Joint Commission standards related to the physical environment.

Mr. Singh holds the designation “Certified Healthcare Safety Professional” by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers.

Mr. Singh earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from St. John’s University, a Master’s of Health Administration degree from Hofstra University and a Master’s of Public Health degree from Hunter College.

Laura Stillman
Laura Stillman Associate AIA, Masters of Public Health
Principal/National Health Practice Leader
Flad Architects
Service Line Leadership Track: Buildout to Support Consumer-Driven Health

A 30-year veteran and healthcare partner at Flad, Laura excels at project planning and programming, managing our national practice, and providing strategic planning. Laura 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.

Linda Tan
Linda Tan AIA LEED AP
Senior Architect, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Strategic Leadership Track: When Time is of the Essence: How Cedars-Sinai Fast-tracked a COU Renovation

Since 2016, Linda Tan has been working as a Senior Architect at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is the project manager of the Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Replacement Hospital project since the master planning effort began in 2016. Ms. Tan has also worked on other projects at CSMC such as 7SW and Medical Observation Unit, Biomanufacturing Facilities at Pacific Design Center, Pharmacy relocation and various infrastructure upgrade projects at Marina Del Rey Hospital. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Linda was a Senior Project Manager with focus on healthcare projects at Perkins & Will. Her 20+ years of experience has spanned market sectors of Healthcare, Justice, Science and Technology.

Quint Tatro
Quint Tatro
Managing Director
Joule Financial
Professional Development Keynote

Quint Tatro is the Founder and Managing Director of Joule Financial. As a third-generation financier from New York, he left his family business in 2001 and developed a fiduciary firm, Joule Financial, that seeks to offer unbiased guidance with the same financial aptitude as a major Wall Street institution. He is an active contributor for CNBC and often appears on Trading Nation and Fast Money. Quint is also the co-host of the DIY Money podcast and an adjunct faculty member for the University of Kentucky teaching investment analysis and portfolio management.

Through his successful podcast and work as a contributor for CNBC, Quint shares his financial knowledge and perspective with numerous Americans. Other outlets he contributes to include, Bloomberg, Reuters, Nightly Business Report, and Yahoo Finance. Quint serves as board president of the Kentucky Haiti Partnership and the University of Kentucky Board Trustees as a Community Advisory member.

Joshua Theodore
Joshua A. Theodore B. Arch, ACHE, EDAC
Vice President, Global Health Leader
LEO A DALY
Joshua Theodore guides strategy, business development and overall design excellence for LEO A DALY's health practice worldwide. Approaching 30 years in the industry, he has gained a broad perspective from the planning and implementation of all types of health facilities in more than 15 states, the United Kingdom, Middle East and Caribbean. Joshua is driven by a passion for designing health facilities that function exceptionally well for clients and help them reduce costs. His most satisfying projects are those in which both communities and health systems can be proud. Chief among Joshua’s goals is guiding health clients in a way that allows them to continue their mission - whether that involves patient-centered and family-centered design, incorporating evidence-based design or integrating the latest technological innovations into their facilities. He focuses on the big picture, connecting with colleagues around the globe to leverage LEO A DALY’s health facility expertise across markets and disciplines.

Mark Webb
Mark Webb
Principal
Vizient Inc.
Service Line Leadership Track: Supplier Disruptions

Mark brings over 20 years of experience helping organizations manage complex operations including large capital improvement projects, implementation of strategic plans and efficient daily operations. His current work is focused on bringing unique cost saving and performance optimization solutions to members involved with large capital building programs, as well as developing strategies and sustainable systems that increase efficiency and reduction in cost associated with day to day facility operations. ​



Mark has experience with design and construction of healthcare and other large scale facilities and management of hospital support services including Plant Engineering and Environmental Services. Prior to joining Vizient, Mark held various senior executive level positions with University Health System in San Antonio serving as the CEO of University Children’s Health, system-wide COO, and as the executive in charge of the $954M capital improvement program that included a 1M square foot hospital tower and a 260,000 square foot ambulatory facility. Both projects were completed on-time and within budget. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Master’s degree in Urban Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.​