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Donna Deckard, BSN, MPA, EDAC


A consultant to The Center for Health Design (CHD), Donna directs the continual development and growth of our Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) program. Her strategic oversight and industry experience helped propel EDAC to become widely accepted by top architectural firms throughout the country, and worldwide. She also directs and facilitates the Built Environment Network program, a collegial network of executives and industry leaders who participate in strategic discussions to help set the direction for the future of the built environment.

Donna has more than three decades of healthcare leadership experience, including executive roles with Kaiser Permanente (KP). She was a key leader on the team responsible for one of the largest and most complex installations of software in the industry and co-authored the chapter on "implementation" in the book “Connected for Health.”

Donna has her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Northern Colorado, and master's degree in public and health administration from University of Colorado.