Past Events

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo 2017

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo 2017

Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

April 4-6, 2017
Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas, NV
Heapy Engineering's Ryan Hoffman will be presenting at the Conference.
For more information, click here.

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2017 (SSHC-17)

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2017 (SSHC-17)

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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Wright State University and Heapy Engineering are co-hosting the 7th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-17).  The SSHC is an educational event for Healthcare providers and industry partners. New this year, ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) and TSHE (TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers) have joined the Symposium as Education Partners.

  • A Keynote Luncheon with Dr. Nicholas LaRusso.
  • New this year, 2 Educational Tracks with sessions starting at 10 AM.
  • A Trade Show with exhibitors focusing on the Health Care industry runs concurrent with the Symposium.
  • Who should attend: Health Care administrators, medical practitioners, A/E/C professionals, nursing/clinical staff, medical students/educators, environmental health and safety personnel and facility managers.
  • Education Partners, TSHE (TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers) and ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) have joined SSHC-17.


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sshc dividersThese subject matter experts will share their experience in a small group discussion(Sponsored by the TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers - TSHE):

 SSHC 2017 TSHE Roundtable 10 AM Panel 1

Healthcare Commissioning - Required by Ohio Code

Alec Carnes, PE, CEM, HBDP, LEED AP BD+C

Building Optimization Practice Leader, Heapy Engineering


Sustainability and Resiliency in Healthcare - How are they Related?

Kim Patton, RA, NCARB

Chief Operating Officer, PDT Architects


Sustainable Parking

Steve Rebora, RA

President, DESMAN


To learn more, click here.


SSHC-2017 Keynote Presentation Heapy Engineering

The Keynote Speaker discussion will be: The Well Living Lab: A Partnership of Building and Health Science


nicholas-la-russo-photoDr. Nicholas F. LaRusso
Former Medical Director of Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation and Distinguished Investigator of The Mayo Foundation

Dr. LaRusso's talk will focus on the link of Wellness and Sustainable Design.  He will help us explore how integrating Healthcare's evidence-based design concepts with sustainability-based design and construction strategies will positively affect human health, well-being and comfort.  He will explain how and why Healthcare leaders and leaders of the organizations and businesses serving healthcare can and should promote such integration.  He will also discuss the results observed when they do.

To read more, click here.


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Panel will discuss aligning Evidence-Based Design and Evidence-Based Medicine to design a more efficient and higher quality patient-centered healthcare delivery model.

SSHC 2017 Evidence Based Design Panel Vertical - 2Jarrod McNaughton, MBA, FACHE
President, Kettering Medical Center
Executive Vice President, Kettering Health Network
In Jarrod’s previous position, he was the Network Vice President of Missions and Development at Kettering Health Network (KHN). In this role, he was responsible for marketing, communications, government relations, community relations, church relations, mission integration, spiritual services and network philanthropy alignment.

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, EDAC
President and Founding Partner, CAMA
Rosalyn "Roz" is President and Principal Interior Designer of CAMA in New Haven, Connecticut. CAMA, Inc. is a health design studio and lab that has spearheaded the evidence-based design movement. CAMA’s mission focuses on designing a better LIFE INDOORS where all can thrive and flourish.

Joe Ferdelman, PE, HFDP, LEED AP BD+C
Healthcare Practice Leader, Heapy Engineering
Joe joined Heapy Engineering in 1990 as a HVAC Design Engineer and subsequently became a Project Manager and in 2001 was named a Principal in the firm.  He serves as the firm’s Healthcare Practice Leader. In this role he provides guidance to the firm’s engineering staff on matters regarding the latest innovations in healthcare design and the development of design tools, codes and overall industry insight.



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Michael Fitzgerald
Senior Manager, The Chartis Group

To read more about the Evidence Based Design panel, click here.



These subject matter experts will share their experience in a small group discussion format.  (Sponsored by the TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers - TSHE):



SSHC 2017 TSHE Roundtable 2 PM Panel 

Sustainability and Resiliency in Healthcare - How are they Related?

Steve Kurtz, AIA

Principal, Champlin Architecture


Healthcare Commissioning - Building Envelope

Brian Linc, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Building Enclosure Commissioning Agent, Technical Assurance


Sustainable Parking

Jim Millar, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Immediate Past President, THP Limited


The Mission and Value of Resource Stewardship

Rev. Frank Nation

Vice President of Mission and Culture, TriHealth


To learn more, click here.


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This session will provide an understanding of the WELL Building Standard discussing the stages, benefits and case studies.

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xecutive Director of Research and Innovation, Delos

At Delos, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that seek to improve human health and wellness through building design.

To read more about Whitney Austin Gray, click here.


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This panel will focus on the role of innovation in the medical marketplace and examples of disruptive innovations that will change lives in health care.

SSHC 2017 Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Panel Vertical - 2

Michael Uhl, MSN, MBA, FACHE, RN, CEN
President, Atrium Medical Center (Premier Health)

Mike assumed the role as president of Atrium Medical Center in January 2017.
Prior to that, he served as the hospital’s chief operating officer after a stint as Premier Health’s system vice president of operations innovation.

Craig Self, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer, Premier Health
Craig is the Chief Strategy Officer for Premier Health. He joined Premier Health in 2007. He has direct responsibility for strategic planning, service lines, market research and development, physician and advanced practitioner recruitment and business development.

Robert (Bob) Schwyn
Director and Healthcare Consultant,
The Chartis Group

Bob Schwyn is a Director with The Chartis Group. He has extensive experience as a healthcare information technology executive leading teams in clinical transformation and the design and delivery of solutions for enhancing patient care quality, improving operational effectiveness and achieving excellence in customer service.



Michael Fitzgerald
Moderator - Michael FitzgeraldSenior Manager, The Chartis Group

To read more about the Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery panel, click here.



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The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of CSI Lunch

The Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of CSI Lunch

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Understanding the UL Fire Resistant Directory 101"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Heapy Engineering
Dayton, OH
For more information, click here.

Join Us for a Retirement Open House Honoring Rick Weber

Join Us for a Retirement Open House Honoring Rick Weber

Date: Friday, December 09, 2016

Join Us For a
Retirement Open House Honoring
Rick Weber
(Heapy Engineering President 1998-2005)
Friday, December 9th
3 - 5 p.m.
Heapy Engineering Headquarters
1400 W Dorothy Lane
Dayton, OH  45409
To register, click here.
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DRG and USGBC SW OH Region Sustainability Lunch

DRG and USGBC SW OH Region Sustainability Lunch

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

DRG and USGBC SW OH Region Sustainability Lunch

Top of the Market

Dayton, OH


For more information, click here


Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

Healthcare Design Expo & Conference

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

November 12-15, 2016
Houston, TX
Heapy Engineering's Joe Ferdelman will be attending this event.

For more information, click here.


Dayton/Miami Valley CSI Chapter Procrastination Education

Dayton/Miami Valley CSI Chapter Procrastination Education

Date: Friday, November 11, 2016

Dayton/Miami Valley CSI Chapter
6th Annual Procrastination Education
November 11, 2016
Yankee Trace Golf Club
Centerville, OH
For more information, click here.

Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference

Midwest Healthcare Engineering Conference

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October  26-28, 2016
Indianapolis, IN
Heapy Engineering's Joe Ferdelman will be co-presenting with Tom Jordan of Memorial Hospital South Bend,  "Improve energy efficiency, Reduce Carbon Footprint and Improve Reliability:  Open loop geothermal chiller plant replacement reduces energy usage"

For more information, click here.


7 x 24 Exchange 2016 Fall Conference

7 x 24 Exchange 2016 Fall Conference

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23-26, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
Heapy Engineering's John O'Brien will be attending the conference.

For more information, click here.


USGBC SW Ohio Region Lunch Meeting

USGBC SW Ohio Region Lunch Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Old Montgomery Inn
Montgomery, OH

For more information, click here.


USGBC Central Ohio Chapter LEED v4 "Bootcamp"

USGBC Central Ohio Chapter LEED v4 "Bootcamp"

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Heapy Engineering
1800 Watermark Dr.
Columbus, OH

If you are just beginning your career in green building or if you are not currently a LEED AP, the LEED Green Associate Accreditation is for you!  Green Associate is the introductory-level credential for LEED, and demonstrates a general understanding of all the LEED rating systems.  This course will provide an introduction to green building and sustainable design principles, specifically as they relate to USGBC’s LEED green building rating system.  It prepares individuals to pass the LEED Green Associate exam on the first try, and is the first step in becoming a LEED professional.  This course is fully updated for the LEED v4 rating system!

Interested in becoming a member?  It could help you maintain your credential!  If you would like to become a member before signing up for the course, we are offering membership for $25.  This is a one-time offer and only available if you are taking this course.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Course Includes:
 *Lunch – Pizza and Salad
 *LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation Guide LEED v4 Edition
 *LEED Core Concepts Guide
 *Set of 400 Pre-Printed Green Associate Flash Cards for each attendee

To register, click here.


IFMA World Workplace 2016

IFMA World Workplace 2016

Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2016

October 5-7, 2016
San Diego, CA

Heapy Engineering's Alec Carnes will be presenting on October 6th, 2016 at 9:30-10:30 AM

For more information, click here


Greenbuild 2016

Greenbuild 2016

Date: Wednesday, October 05, 2016

October 5-7, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angleles, CA

For more information, click here.


Critical Facilities Summit

Critical Facilities Summit

Date: Monday, October 03, 2016

October 3-5, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Heapy Engineering's John O'Brien will be attending the summit.

For more information, click here.


NOSCHE: Energy Efficiency at Your Fingertips

NOSCHE: Energy Efficiency at Your Fingertips

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016
Harry's Steakhouse
Cleveland, OH

For more information, click here.


SFPE North America Conference & Expo

SFPE North America Conference & Expo

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

September 25-30, 2016
SFPE North America Conference & Expo
Denver, CO

Heapy Engineering's Dan Lampke will be presenting on September 26 at 12:05 PM

For more information, click here.


Dayton Green Expo 2016

Dayton Green Expo 2016

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

 University of Dayton River Campus
1700 South Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH

Earn up to 3.5 hours of GBCI CEs, AIA LUs, ENGINEERING PDHs



10:00 AM EXPO Opens
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Opening Remarks/Keynote Panel Presentation
1:00 - 2:00 PM EXPO Hour
2:00 - 3:00 PM Seminars (3 Concurrent Sessions)
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:15 PM Seminars (3 Concurrent Sessions)
4:15 - 5:00 PM Sponsors Reception/Networking
Keynote Presentation:

Why LEED and Beyond LEED?
Providing Value and Return on Investment

The 2016 Dayton Green Expo (DGE) Keynote Panel will take attendees starting with LEED, through the "Why?" (Value / ROI), of implementing LEED projects and what is beyond, specifically using the Living Building Challenge (LBC) system.  Each of these panelists have extensive experience in these topics, with Dan designing one of the very first fully operational LBC projects (Tyson), Alison's organization is currently constructing a LBC project (Cope) and Michael's University (Purdue) has finished evaluating why and how to build one and is working toward next steps.  All of these LBC efforts have had roots in LEED and this Keynote Panel will expound on their reasons for both LEED and Living Building Challenge projects.


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Director of Campus Master Planning & Sustainability, Purdue University

He is responsible for providing the vision, organizational strategy, and focus for advancing sustainability efforts campus-wide. Collaborating with students, faculty and staff, he also provides leadership in assisting the University with the continued enhancement of its efforts and reputation with regard to sustainability programs.


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Principal, Hellmuth+Bicknese Architects

Dan is a principal and co-founder of Hellmuth & Bicknese Architects, L.L.C.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional and in addition to his experience in Sustainable Design, he has over nineteen years experience in K-12 and higher education, housing, historic preservation, and transit & transportation planning. Dan serves as Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter and is on the Board of Directors for Landmarks Association. To read more, click here.

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Executive Director, Cope Environmental Center

Alison Zajdel is the Executive Director at Cope Environmental Center and oversees operations and fund development. She has been a staff member since 2001 mostly recently serving as Development Director. Before coming to CEC she attended DePauw University majoring in Studio Arts. She has her certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Fund Raising School (Center on Philanthropy) and has completed training in planned giving, grant-seeking/writing, major gifts, and annual fund development. To read more, click here.


2:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

A. How to Implement Zero Waste in your Business
Presented by: Dayton Regional Green Initiative

Businesses are leading the way for Zero Waste to  divert over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration. This session will demonstrate how Zero Waste can be a key part of a business sustainability plan as attendees learn about the latest best practices to begin (or fine-tune) their efforts towards zero waste.

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Director, IUPUI Office of Sustainability

Jessica Davis is the Director of the IUPUI Office of Sustainability and has been professionally involved in the field of sustainability since 2010.  As the director of sustainability at IUPUI, Jessica provides leadership and acts as an organizational strategist for sustainability, collaborating with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, and implementing comprehensive campus programs to promote an instinctive culture of sustainability at IUPUI. To read more, click here.

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Compliance & Enforcement Manager with the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Waste Management District Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Services

Pete's primary focus is developing and submitting the county’s short and long term solid waste management plans, tracking diversion, operation of staffed recycling centers, and licensing all solid waste management facilities and haulers. To read more, click here.

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VP, Global Data Center Service Reed Elsevier

Stephanie Singer joined the Reed Elsevier organization in 1980 and has worked for Mead Data Central, LexisNexis and Reed Elsevier – Technology Services during her career. She is currently the vice president of Global Data Center Services. In this role, she is responsible for all global RETS data center and server room facilities, global networks and network security. To read more, click here.


B. Reduce Air Pollution and Water Usage with CHP
Presented by: ASHRAE Dayton and WCOAEE

Typically, nearly two-thirds of the energy used to generate electricity is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during the distribution of electricity to end users. CHP is on-site electricity generation that captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful thermal energy that can be used for space heating, cooling, domestic hot water and industrial processes.

Thomas De GenaroThomas De Genaro
Sales Manager, Kohler Power Systems

Tom resides in Minneapolis Metro Area and has 27 years industry experience.  The past 15 years have been spent at Kohler working on industrial generator and switchgear design. Prior to Kohler, three years were spent at Lucent Technologies in their power and UPS division and the remainder was as an electrician with the US Navy and electrical contractors in the Twin Cities and Wisconsin. To read more, click here.

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Engineering Liaison, Buckeye Power Sales

Larry has been involved in the Electrical Power Distribution industry since 1973 as a Sales and Application Engineer. He is responsible to the engineering community in Ohio and Indiana by providing approved continuing education courses to Professional Engineers. Over the past eight (8) years, he has presented over 200 seminars to the Professional Engineering community. He also provides technical support to engineers to help size, design and specify reliable integrated power generation systems. To read more, click here.

Rick Pavlak 062 croppedRichard Pavlak, PE, ASHRAE Fellow, LEED AP BD+C
President, Heapy Engineering

Rick Pavlak has been with Heapy Engineering since graduation from Ohio Northern University in the spring of 1978. Summer employment during college was with a local HVAC Contractor, performing installations and service work. Rick became a Design Team Manager in 1984 and a Principal in 1989. In 1997 he was named an Engineering Director and company President in 2005. To read more, click here.

C. Sustainable Community Design
Presented by: Partners for the Environment

Dynamic communities are re-inventing themselves in order to attract and retain businesses in their communities.  Simple financial incentives will no longer attract businesses.  Communities which provide active and healthy urban centers with walkability, connectivity, recreation, entertainment and sustainability will attract the younger generations and tomorrow’s work force.  Businesses are seeking communities which provide green and active communities in which to live work and play.  The panel will discuss examples of communities that are re-inventing themselves in order to meet these demands of the future. 

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Park Planning Manager, Five Rivers

Eric is the Park Planning Manager for Five Rivers MetroParks in the Dayton Area.  He is responsible for the planning and capital improvements of 24 locations which encompass nearly 16,000 acres. He is an award winning professional registered and CLARB Certified Landscape Architect with over 25 years of professional experience. Eric’s primary focus of practice includes the integration of Low Impact Development, storm water management and green technologies such as permeable pavements, rainwater harvesting, green roofs, rain gardens and bioswales. To read more, click here.

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Senior Landscape Architect, Alta Planning + Design

Mr. Tavella has more than 30 years of experience in land use planning, landscape architecture and urban design. Tom is a senior landscape architect with Alta Planning + Design. He has managed design teams that have prepared feasibility studies, master plans and site plans for downtown redevelopments, housing developments, parks and plazas, office buildings and private estates. His ability to work with civil engineers, architects and other design professionals, as well as contractors enables him to achieve the most realistic and aesthetic design solutions.To read more, click here.

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Principal, NBBJ

Kim Way has served as Principal of NBBJ’s planning and urban design practice since joining the firm in 2001. Over the last 15 years he has lead planning and design projects, both domestically and internationally, for public agencies, science and education institutions, healthcare organizations, corporations and commercial enterprises. Key international projects include; the Karamay City Master Plan, Karamay, China; the Shantou New East Coastal Area, Shantou, China; the Kazanka Riverfront Master Plan, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia; and the Brookefields Gardens Master Plan, Bangalore, India. To read more, click here.

3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
A. What is the Hanley Sustainability Institute?
Presented by: Dayton Regional Green Initiative

Hanley Sustainability Institute aims to extend the University of Dayton's sustainability efforts campus-wide and in the Dayton community through creative collaborations, community engagement and sustainability education.  The panel will discuss present and future initiatives and efforts at the Institute to further sustainability education and experiential learning through partnerships and collaborations with the community stakeholders.

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Research Director, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Bob is a Professor of Physics and teaches in the Renewable and Clean Energy Graduate Program and coordinates the Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) Minor and other SEE initiatives. Since 2006 he has been working as a visiting scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany.

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Professor and Director of The Building Energy Center, University of Dayton

Dr. Hallinan is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He established the University of Dayton Building Energy Center, which provides 20 students per year experience in conducting commercial and residential energy audits. Hallinan serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for Dayton Regional Green.

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Acting Head, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Don teaches courses in environmental geology / policy, surface processes, field geology through the Colorado Field Camp, and helped develop the Dynamic Earth, the earth systems science course. He is also the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research and Experiential Initiatives. 

Schoenenberger KKatie Schoenenberger
Coordinator for Sustainability Curriculum, Hanley Sustainability Institute

Katie is currently coordinating the Undergraduate Sustainability and Experiential Education program. She has also taught SCI 210 labs and worked with Geographic Information systems in the department and around campus.

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Graduate Student, Renewable and Clean Energy Program, University of Dayton

Chris is currently researching anaerobic digestion as an alternative to natural gas. He recently received his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Dayton with a SEE Minor and an Energy Systems concentration and is working towards his Renewable and Clean Energy M.S.


B. LEED v4: Impact on Mechanical Systems
Presented by: ASHRAE Dayton and WCOAEE

The market for buildings constructed to measurable levels of sustainability continues to grow. The USGBC LEED Rating program is the most often used rating program. The newest version of the program was a major change in many rating areas, including several that impact mechanical systems. This presentation covers the USGBC LEED Version 4 release which must be used for new projects after October 31, 2016. The program covers the broad scope of changes in version 4 but concentrates on some of the prerequisite and credit changes that have the most impact on mechanical systems.

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Manager of Training and Instructional Design, Carrier Corporation

Tom Kelly, LEED AP BD+C, is a of Manager of Training and Instructional Design for Carrier Corporation. He has been employed by Carrier Corporation for 42 years serving in a wide range of positions. These positions have involved a wide variety of the products manufactured by Carrier Corporation including involvement in Carrier's system engineering group and managed Carrier's first efforts to develop energy analysis programs. To read more, click here.


C. How Recreation is Attracting Economic Development to the Miami Valley
Presented by: Five Rivers MetroParks

Local communities view the Great Miami River as a valuable community asset worthy of riverfront investment. Recent investment in riverfront recreation in the Great Miami River corridor is more than $110 million and growing. Recent economic development investment in the Great Miami River corridor is more than $300 million.

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Director of Outdoor Connections, Five Rivers MetroParks

Amy Dingle is the Director of Outdoor Connections for Five Rivers MetroParks working to develop strategy as well as plan and implement all public engagement efforts that support the MetroParks mission through environmental education, outdoor recreation, community sustainability and entertainment. She has been working on recreation development initiatives since 2007 and continues to advocate for additional amenities for users to have access and increase vibrancy throughout the community. To read more, click here.

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Manager of Watershed Partnerships, Miami Conservancy District

Sarah believes that water is a critical element for community health and prosperity and communities who enjoy their rivers are more likely to protect their water. She currently serves as the Manager of Watershed Partnerships for the Miami Conservancy District, a 101-year old watershed agency. She has raised more than $12 million to protect and restore healthy rivers and aquifers, and improve and promote river access and recreation. To read more, click here.







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Health Care Innovation Workshop (HCI) 2016

Health Care Innovation Workshop (HCI) 2016

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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Earn up to 3.5 GBCI CEs, AIA LUs and PDHs! 



Health Care Innovation 2016 is a workshop,

networking lunch and a trade expo! 


Attend the 2016 HCI  to find some "inspiring" moments - with information-packed sessions, networking with fellow healthcare leaders and hearing about innovative strategies that have worked for others, you will leave the HCI Workshop with creative ideas that  will provide an immediate and positive impact on your organization.



To register, click here.



Registration: $30 Early Bird, $40 after 7/8/16.




10:00 AM              Expo opens
11:30 AM - 1 PM   Lunch Panel Presentation
1:30 - 2:30 PM      Seminar 
2:45 - 3:45 PM      Seminar 
3:45 - 4:30 PM      Sponsors Reception


Lunch Panel Presentation: Creating a Healing Space - From the Board Room to the Boiler Room

The patient care experience in the built environment continues to be a source of innovation requiring multiple stakeholders. Come see how progressive health systems engage it's people to create a healing space full of sustainable features, continuous improvement and cultural enablers that empower occupants. Iqbal and Gary will highlight cases like a no-wait ED, bio-mimicry design principles and the use of simple process improvement tools that will help folks in the Board Room and Boiler Room play their part.


Gary Kusnierz
VP Performance Excellence at Ministry Health Care
(Affinity Health System of Ascension Health in Wisconsin)

Gary Kusnierz, over the last several years, has dedicated time and effort to the study, development, and implementation of Lean and Sustainable Principles in healthcare. What started as cutting edge facility design concepts has helped in the organizational deployment and cultural transformation across the hospital system in both Lean and Environmental Stewardship.

Iqbal Mian
Iqbal Mian, Heapy Engineering, HCI, Health Care Innovation
Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

Iqbal manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics.  Mian received his Master of Science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a BBA in Supply Chain & Operations Management. He is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in energy benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).  Since 2010, Mian led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.


Seminar I: Creative Healthcare Design - Hospital Project Leadership's Assessment

The $300 Million Grove City Hospital project team will present and assess the creative and innovative strategies employed with having Hospital, A/E Design Team and Construction firm's thought leaders in continuous collaboration throughout the project.  Other examples from projects around the country will be added to this conversation from members of this presentation team.


Joe Ferdelman,PE, HFDP, LEED AP BD+C
Healthcare Practice Leader, 
Heapy Engineering

Joe provides strategic direction regarding integration of new strategies for lean and efficient facility design. With over 20 years of design experience, his insight is a decidedly valuable asset for project teams. 



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Owner Representative / Planning Consultant, Mount Carmel Health System

Representing Mount Carmel in efforts to expand, enhance and improve the facilities in support of our mission. Utilizing his 20+ years of project planning, management, design and construction experience to guide our strategy and deliver the right project at the right price.


Bernie Sublette, CHC
Project Executive
Hunt Construction Group (An AECOM Company)

His recent duties include the pursuit and subsequent award of the $425m CHI/Baylor Hospital Tower II in Houston, TX. He was also involved in the of project management operations at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - New University Hospital which is a 1.2m SF facility in Dallas, TX. Just prior to the UTSW project, Bernie was one of the first few individuals with “boots on the ground” at the $800m San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). Bernie’s status as a former member of United States Marine Corps made him a good fit at this joint Armed Forces military base. Bernie is currently the lead executive for the new Mount Carmel Grove City replacement hospital located near Columbus, OH. The project consists of just over 500,000 square feet of new construction and a budget of $224M which broke ground late last year.  His career spans 34 years with an emphasis on new healthcare construction, additions and renovations. His strengths include project delivery methods, Lean construction techniques, communica­tion and understanding of subcontractor detail coordination and work plan­ning. He has an ability to clearly see the “big picture” on a project and plan the work accordingly. His management experience coupled with his field operations background suit him well in managing the operations of complex healthcare projects.


Seminar II: Creative Approach for Healthcare Technology Systems Decisions

Providing a robust Technology System foundation with necessary future adaptability, to meet the rigor of rapid changes in Healthcare, required a new approach to the selection, design and procurement of Technology systems.

This panel will discuss a unique process they employed in making strategic decisions regarding Healthcare Technology Systems and Equipment.   They will also present Lessons Learned from the process and discuss what pitfalls can occur without proper planning.


Michaeleen photoMichaeleen Conlee
Executive Director of Women's and Children's Services
Memorial Children's Hospital of South Bend

Michaeleen Conlee, RN, serves as the Executive Director of Women’s and Children’s Services at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. She oversees the management of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Childbirth Unit, Mother/Baby, Special Care Obstetrics, Perinatal Education, Car Seat Safety, Mother Matters Depression Program for new mothers, NICU Research, the Neonatal/Pediatric Transport Team, and various outreach programs.  Michaeleen is the current program manager of the Memorial Children’s Hospital expansion project in South Bend.

Michaeleen has also served as a Pediatric Intensive Care Charge Nurse, a Psychiatric Charge Nurse, a Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby Charge Nurse, and an American Heart Association BLS Instructor, among other roles. She received her Nursing degree from Southwestern Michigan College and her Bachelors in Business Healthcare Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is currently working towards her Master’s degree.  In her spare time, she enjoys road trips with her husband and spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

Diane Freel - PictureDiane Freel
Director of Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Memorial Children's Hospital of South Bend

Diane Freel, RN, serves as Director of Patient Care Services for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital of South Bend. In her role, Diane is responsible for developing and implementing the vision and strategy  for the Unit, staffing, budgeting, ensuring compliance with accreditation and licensure agencies and developing policies in an ever-changing and dynamic environment.

Diane is also Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, and has lead project teams to eliminate waste and improve quality by streamlining processes at the hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Indiana University, and her Nursing Degree from Memorial School of Nursing. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, gardening and photography.

Nick Larkins 1035Nick Larkins, RCDD, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Technology Engineer
Heapy Engineering

Nick focuses on managing and overseeing multi-discipline advanced technology solutions for projects while integrating audio-visual, security, networks, and medical technologies into educational and corporate environments. His experience integrating healthcare technology systems into the architectural process provides a unique insight into the design process and the integration of diverse systems.




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Kettering Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic

Kettering Medical Center Foundation Golf Classic

Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016
NCR Country Club
Dayton, OH
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16th Annual SAME Kittyhawk Post Industry Day

16th Annual SAME Kittyhawk Post Industry Day

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016
WPAFB Hope Hotel
Dayton, OH

Heapy Engineering's Alec Carnes and Jeremy Fauber will be speaking.

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