Rosalyn Cama is President and Principal Interior Designer of CAMA, Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut. An interior planning and design firm steeped in evidence-base design, the firm's mission is to create interior environments that improve outcomes. Roz has been a practicing healthcare designer for 30 years, and has worked on projects throughout the United States, including Yale-New Haven Hospital, Baystate Health System, Dublin Methodist Hospital of OhioHealth, The American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge and the University Medical Center at Princeton.
A fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Roz has served as the chair of its Healthcare Specialty Network and is a past National President. She is also a recipient...Read More
Debra’s trailblazing efforts in the field of healthcare facility design research, education and advocacy have propelled The Center for Health Design (CHD) into industry consciousness and the forefront of healthcare design.
Under Debra’s leadership, our flagship research initiative, the Pebble Project, has gained international recognition and grown from four participants to more than 80. Debra led the creation of the annual Healthcare Design and Environments for Aging conferences, which are produced by Vendome Group, LLC, in association with CHD. She has forged successful partnerships with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, California Health Care Foundation, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and other prestigious...Read More
With over 30 years’ experience, Joe Flower has emerged as a premier observer and thought leader on the deep forces changing healthcare in the United States and around the world. As a healthcare speaker, writer, and consultant, he has explored the future of healthcare with clients ranging from the World Health Organization, the Global Business Network, and the U.K. National Health Service, to the majority of state hospital associations in the U.S. as well as many of the provincial associations and ministries in Canada, and an extraordinary variety of other players across healthcare – professional associations, pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, health plans, physician groups, and numerous hospitals. He has been a consultant on change and the future with the U.S. Department...Read More
Robin Guenther is principal of Perkins+Will, a global healthcare design firm with extensive experience in healthcare design. Her projects been published nationally and internationally in magazines such as The Architectural Review, HEALTHCARE DESIGN, Interior Design, Contract, and Architectural Record.
Prior to joining The Center for Health Design's Board of Directors, Robin received The Center's 2005 Changemaker Award for being a "green champion" and for her efforts to continuously improve and support change in healthcare environments. She is a co-coordinator of the Green Guide for Health Care and served on the LEED for Healthcare Committee.
With over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Frederick Hessler is known nationally as one of the most experienced investment bankers and strategic advisors, particularly with respect to sophisticated systems at varying stages of integration, consolidation and network formation. He serves as senior banker and advisor to many of the most prestigious and highly rated multi-dimensional organizations in the country including health providers, insurers and managed care companies.
Fred also oversees the mergers and acquisitions initiative at Citi and has completed acquisition, sale and merger transactions involving health systems, managed care plans, freestanding hospitals and ancillary businesses.
He currently serves...Read More
Jain Malkin is president of Jain Malkin Inc., a San Diego, California, interior architecture firm specializing in healthcare facilities. A leader in the field of healthcare design, Malkin has lectured widely and written numerous articles on the psychological effects of healthcare environments. She is a former instructor at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Design and is often a keynote speaker at conferences on topics relating to research-based design and creating optimal patient experiences.
Jain is the author of Hospital Interior Architecture and Medical and Dental Space Planning: A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Equipment, and Clinical Procedures, both published by John Wiley & Sons and A Visual Reference for Evidence-Based...Read More
Barry S. Rabner is President and CEO of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), a not-for-profit organization that includes University Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton House Behavioral Health, Princeton Rehabilitation Services, Princeton Home Care Services and Princeton Surgical Center. PHCS is a joint venture partner in Princeton Fitness & Wellness Center. University Medical Center at Princeton is an acute care, teaching hospital and a University Hospital Affiliate of UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. It is a Clinical Research Affiliate of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Princeton HealthCare System also operates several additional affiliates. It has more than 450 beds, 3,100 employees, 45 residents and fellows from the UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Residency Training...Read More
Dr. Charlotte Yeh is the Chief Medical Officer for AARP Services, Inc., the wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services, Inc. manages the carrier relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent carriers as benefits to AARP’s almost 40 million members.
Dr. Charlotte Yeh is specifically responsible for working with AARP’s major health carriers, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna and Genworth, to identify programs and initiatives that will lead to enhanced care for older adults. She directs AARP Services’ efforts to meet expanding member expectations in healthcare, and leads new process improvement programs focused transforming health care delivery in the...Read More
Craig Zimring is an Environmental Psychologist and Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. His work focuses on understanding the relationships between the physical environment and human satisfaction, health, performance, and behavior. His current research program focuses on several issues:
- How the design of the healthcare environment impacts patients, staff and organizations.
- How the design of the built environment can contribute to increased physical activity and decreased obesity.
- Supporting new ways of working through innovative workplace design.
- Design and evaluation of courthouses and other public buildings.
Dr. Zimring has conducted studies for Steelcase, the Robert...Read More
In November 2010, Kirk Hamilton was named a Director Emeritus for The Center for Health Design. Kirk is also a Fellow of the Center for Health Systems & Design and Professor of Architecture at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, where his research area is the relationship of evidence-based design of health facilities and measurable organizational performance. He is also a Founding Principal of Emeritus, WHR Architects, Houston and Dallas, TX. WHR is an internationally recognized firm that specializes in healthcare architecture.
A board certified healthcare architect with 30 years experience in hospital design, Kirk was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows for his advocacy for excellence in architecture for health, innovations in...Read More
Robin Orr is President of The Robin Orr Group, a Santa Barbara, California based consulting firm providing services to healthcare systems, providers, architects, interior designers and manufacturers. She was one of the pioneers of The Planetree Organization, an internationally acclaimed consumer healthcare organization known for its humanistic, patient-oriented approach to healthcare delivery and consumer access to health information. For 12 years Robin was the Executive Director and National Director of Hospital Projects responsible for developing the Planetree Model of Patient-Family Centered Care. Ms Orr has been a hospital administrator and continuing champion of consumer and patient rights.
Robin was profiled in Hospitals and Health Networks magazine as one of...Read More
Derek Parker is an internationally recognized expert in the design of healthcare and research facilities, having designed and planned more than 50 major hospitals and bio-medical facilities in 15 countries. He has received more than 75 awards for his work and published numerous papers and given many presentations on healthcare design worldwide.
Derek is currently a board member and vice-chair for the Laguna Honda Hospital; a board member for Marin General Hospital; co-founder and chair for The Medicapower Corporation; senior advisor for Aditazz; and a member of the Scientific Committee for the International Academy of Design and Health in Stockholm. He is also a founding editorial board member for Health Environments Research and Design...Read More
Dr. Ulrich is Professor of Architecture at the Center for Healthcare Building Research at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, and is adjunct professor of architecture at Aalborg University in Denmark. He is the most frequently cited researcher internationally in evidence-based healthcare design.
The recipient of many awards, his work has directly impacted the design of billions of dollars of hospital construction, and improved the health outcomes and safety of patients around the world. His recent work has dealt with subjects as varied as the effects of single versus multi-bed patient rooms on infection transmission, the negative impacts of hospital noise on patients and nurses, and how nature, gardens, and art can lessen pain, stress, and healthcare costs....Read More