Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare Delivery

(Earn 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face CEs, AIA LU/HSWs, 1.5 GBCI LEED Specific CEs (BD+C))
(IHEN Session)

Matt Royal
Executive Director of Facilities and Clinical Engineering
IU Health – Adult Academic Health Center
Methodist and University Hospitals

Matt has 20 plus years of healthcare experience and has developed a diversity of skill sets through continued education with facilities management, construction, safety, and information technology. He has extensive experience with healthcare strategy, operations, and technology.

Matt has a Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management from Indiana State University. Matt is also a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC), Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional with a Fire Safety Management Designation (CHEP-FSM), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer (C-MLSO) Certified Healthcare Technology Manager (CHTM), Certified Technology Manager (CTM), and a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET).


Daric Hess, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Principal, Healthcare Practice Director

As the Healthcare Practice Director, Daric 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. Daric is responsible for the conceptual design and the development of innovative engineering solutions for design projects across the healthcare market’s broad spectrum of facilities.

He provides valuable technical leadership to project teams, adding insight and creativity from the initial project planning stages through design reviews and throughout the construction process. He also is responsible for evaluating and integrating new electrical technologies into the firm’s design process. Daric collaborates closely with healthcare project teams to develop readily practical design strategies that contribute to positive patient-focused outcomes.


Seth Warren
President and Chief Executive Officer
Riverview Health

Seth Warren was named president and CEO of Riverview Health in 2016. In his role as CEO, Warren is responsible for helping the organization attain its vision to redefine the healthcare experience and become the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care.

Prior to joining Riverview Health, Warren worked at a number of healthcare facilities on the East Coast and in the Midwest. He was an executive with a large integrated healthcare network and consulted with a national healthcare firm. Warren has served on the boards and advisory committees of numerous healthcare organizations throughout his 30-plus year career.


Ann Kenyon
Vice President, Healthcare

Ann is known for her work in very specialized and technical healthcare environments, especially those related to acute care, cancer care, clinical research and education. Besides knowing how to deal with next-generation technologies, she is a veteran at managing really complex renovations and expansions. One of her favorites? The renovation of Sinai Grace Hospital in northwest Detroit, which suffered from lack of funding, insufficient space and flow, and security concerns. “Even with those constraints, the staff still provided tremendous, compassionate care,” Ann says. “Working with such amazing people, and my own experiences in and out of the doctor’s office with my children, truly inspires me.”



Track 2

Achieving NET ZERO: Resources

(Earn 1 AIA LU/HSWs, 1 GBCI LEED Specific CE (BD+C))

Hannah Fleck, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Civil Engineer and Sustainability Lead

Hannah is a civil engineer and sustainability lead at JQOL in Indianapolis. She has worked on building and infrastructure projects throughout the Midwest. She brings her enthusiasm and expertise of sustainable design strategies to every project. She was the LEED consultant on the first LEEDv4 Platinum building in Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Iowa and is a current vice-chair of the Indiana USGBC Market Leadership Advisory Board.


Lauren Travis
Assistant Director of Sustainability
City of Bloomington

Lauren works with community members and city administration to reduce the environmental impact of the community and city operations. As the Assistant Director of Sustainability Lauren has overseen the development and implementation of sustainability and climate plans for Bloomington. Lauren received her Masters in Public Affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and holds a Bachelors in Economics from Willamette University.


Project Manager

Heather has over 17 years of experience in the field of architectural design and construction, and a fixture in the Indiana sustainability scene.

She has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, working with LEED projects since 2001. Heather is responsible for providing full LEED documentation services from Feasibility Studies through Certifications.

Her specific experience and expertise in EB:O+M, NC, and Schools – with full knowledge of CS and CI. Heather also provides energy model documentation using DOE2 eQUEST energy modeling software.


Alexia Lopez, AICP, LEED AP BD+C
Planning Administrator
City of Carmel

Alexia has been a Planning Administrator with the City of Carmel since 2007. She has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Development from Ball State University, is AICP certified, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. As a Planning Administrator, Alexia’s main focus involves reviewing new residential developments for conformance with City standards and suggesting ways developments can improve their designs. She also enjoys collaborating on City sustainability projects, including a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, development of a draft Climate Action Plan, and pursuit of a SolSmart Designation. Outside of the office Alexia is an active board member for the non-profit, citizen group, the Carmel Green Initiative; she is a member of the Indiana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council; and a member of the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association.



Circular Economy: A Framework for Zero Waste + Zero Carbon Buildings
(Earn 1.5 AIA LU/HSWs, 1 GBCI LEED Specific CE (BD+C))

Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow
Director of Sustainability

Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author, and global speaker.  As Senior Vice President of Sustainability for CannonDesign, he leads the healthcare, education, and commercial teams toward better and higher performing buildings for over 15 million square feet a year.

For two decades, he was Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. His past roles include Vice President of the International Living Future Institute and Chief Community Officer of EcoDistricts, both nonprofits pushing innovative new paradigms for deep green buildings and communities.

Eric is the author of 12 books, including “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies.”  In 2012, he was named one of the 25 “Best Green Architecture Firms” in the US, and one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects.”  In 2017, he was named one of Build’s American Architecture Top 25.  He holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.


Dan Overbey, AIA, NCARB, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, EcoDistricts AP
Director of Sustainability, Browning Day
Assistant Professor, Ball State University

Dan is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ball State University and the Director of Sustainability for Browning Day in Indianapolis. His work focuses on high- performance building design and construction, environmental systems research, green building certification services, energy/ life-cycle assessment modeling, and resilient design.

Dan has offered sustainable design leadership on a number of high-profile green building projects including the first certified zero net energy (ZNE) building in Indiana. Daniel is also a committed volunteer at the local, state, and national levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).





Ensuring Your Community’s Emergency Preparedness

(Earn 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face CEs, AIA LU/HSWs, 1.5 GBCI LEED Specific CEs (BD+C, O+M))
(IHEN Session)


Pam Pontones, MA
Deputy Health Commissioner and State Epidemiologist
Indiana State Department of Health

Pam has served at the Indiana State Department of Health since 1990. She began her career as a microbiologist in the ISDH Laboratory and transitioned to the Epidemiology Resource Center in 1999. Since 2009, Pam has served as State Epidemiologist overseeing programs including infectious disease epidemiology, vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, syndromic surveillance, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and public health geographics. She also serves as an agency spokesperson for infectious diseases and other health issues. In February 2017, she was appointed deputy state health commissioner, assuming oversight for the Office of Public Health Performance Management (OPHPM) and the agency’s quality improvement efforts.

Pam is an adjunct faculty member for the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and has been a member of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists since 2010. She was a scholar in the 2010 National Public Health Leadership Institute and a fellow in the 2001 Mid-America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute. She graduated cum laude from Indiana University Bloomington with a BA in biology and minor in journalism and holds a MA in microbiology from IU.


Chad Priest, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
American Red Cross

Chad leads a team of over 3,500 volunteers and staff from 45 offices throughout Indiana and portions of Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting resilient communities.

He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and co-founder of the Disaster Medicine Fellowship Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Indiana University School of Nursing. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. His research and scholarship interests include international disaster risk reduction, healthcare emergency management, crisis leadership and community resilience to disasters and crisis events.


Ronald Evan Reitenour, MT(ASCP)
Area Coordinator-Microbiology, HAZMAT and Disaster Preparedness
Riverview Health

Ron graduated from Indiana University in 1994 with a B.S. in Medical Technology and has worked at Riverview Health since graduating as a Medical Technologist in the laboratory. He has been the coordinator for Microbiology department since 2009. In addition to his duties in the laboratory, he is responsible for training and coordinating all aspects of the hospital’s emergency management program and hazardous materials response.

Ron is currently the chair for the Indiana District 5 Healthcare Coalition and has been part of the leadership team since 2006. He is also currently the chair for the Hamilton County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

Ron is also a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve and served on active duty for Operation Desert Shield/Storm with 375th Medical Detachment.


Deb Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP
Vice President
J.S. Held LLC

Deb is a registered Architect and Vice President of J.S. Held. Her role is building relationships and ensuring client satisfaction for the Construction Advisory and specifically, Project Support Services line. J.S. Held is a global consulting firm providing specialized technical, scientific, financial, and advisory services. J.S. Held has more than 100 offices across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

Deb is highly involved in the Indianapolis community including the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, ULI Indiana, Ball State University’s College of Architecture Executive Advisory Board, and the Diocesan Building Commission for the Archdiocese of Lafayette. She is also a Governor’s appointee to the Indiana State Lottery Commission.

With over 28 years of planning and construction experience, Deb is a driven project leader who applies creative strategies with practical implementation. Deb is also a long-time member and leader of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), including her time as a National Vice President and Board Member from 2009-2013.

Deb has been recognized by Engineering News Record as a Top 20 Young Professional, College Mentor for Kids Inspire Award Winner, Indy’s Best and Brightest, Juliet Peddle Award for Pioneering in Architecture, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.





Achieving NET ZERO: Lessons Learned
(Earn 1 AIA LU/HSWs, 1 GBCI LEED Specific CE (BD+C))


Jason Brown, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Operations Manager
HEAPY Solutions

Jason’s design experience includes new and retrofit HVAC systems for chiller plants, DDC control systems, high heat producing telecommunications equipment, laboratories, etc.

He has designed systems for various types of buildings including university classroom and laboratory facilities, municipal buildings, telecommunication buildings, office buildings, health care facilities and manufacturing facilities.



Ben Simon
Energy Engineering Consultant

Ben is an energy engineering consultant who provides whole building energy modeling and financial analysis during the design phase to identify the most cost effective and sustainable strategies and solutions. Outside of work Ben is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys camping, mountain biking, and fishing.



Alison Zajdel
Former Executive Director
Cope Environmental Center

Alison is the former Executive Director of Cope Environmental Center and recently started a business as a nonprofit consultant and project manager writing grant proposals, training new fundraising professionals, and whatever else is needed by her clients! While serving as the primary fundraiser for Cope, she received her Certificate in Fundraising Management from IU’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy while also being trained in marketing, planned giving, capital campaigns, grant writing, board development and other areas of fundraising/nonprofit management.

Recent accomplishments include managing Cope’s first major capital campaign for Indiana’s first attempted Living Building Challenge project. Alison serves as the chair of the Richmond Environmental Sustainability Commission and volunteers for a wide variety of community organizations and events. She graduated from DePauw University in 2001 and currently lives in Richmond with her husband, Kyle, and two children, Maggie and Joel.


Jessica Davis
Director of Sustainability

Jessica Davis is the Director of IUPUI Sustainability. As the director, Jessica provides leadership and acts as an organizational strategist for sustainability, collaborating across the campus community to integrate sustainability into curriculum, research, and operations to promote an instinctive culture of sustainability at IUPUI, in Indianapolis, and beyond.



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