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Built Environment Network

As The Center for Health Design’s premier collegial network, Built Environment Network consists of executive-level professionals who are dedicated to improving safety, quality, and sustainability in healthcare. Learn and connect with industry leaders by participating in open, strategic discussions that will set a direction for the future of the built environment. 



Membership is by invitation only and is limited to one person representing each participating organization. BEN is maintaining a static membership, but will be open to inviting new people with specific interests or expertise that are beneficial to the group. This consistency enables BEN members to form meaningful relationships with each other and create new dynamics by adding different people.

Annual member fees cover:

  • Programming and meals for 3 meetings per year
  • Expert speakers
  • Annual subscription to HERD Journal
  • 20% discount on all CHD publications
  • 20% discount on Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) study guides and exam fees

*Members are responsible for all travel and hotel expenses.


  • Bob Biggio, Vice President, Facilities & Support Services, Boston Medical Center
  • Clayton Boenecke, Chief, Portfolio Management, Facilities, Defense Health Agency
  • Stephen Carbery, Vice President Facilities, Design, Construction & Real Estate, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Doug Erickson, CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute
  • Mark Haney, Senior Vice President Real Estate, Facilities, & Development for Wellstar Health System and President for WellStar Paulding Hospital
  • Gary Hartz, Director, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Services
  • Walter Jones, Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation, MetroHealth System
  • Mike LaMont, Vice President, Facilities Management, Rush University Medical Center
  • Don Orndoff, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Permanente, National Facility Services
  • Mike Way, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Facilities, and Real Estate, Bronson Health


  • Nathan Chandler, General Manager, Steelcase Health
  • Will Lichtig Executive Vice President, Performance and Innovation Resources, Boldt
  • Jeff Looney, Technology Division Leader,  Mazzetti+GBA
  • Cynthia Mercante, Director of Software Development, Associate Principal, Mazzetti+GBA
  • John Pappas, Principal, Mechanical, Mazzetti+GBA
  • Benjamin Pratt, Sales Director, Steelcase Health
  • Paul Reiser, Sr. Executive Vice President, Boldt
  • Walt Vernon, CEO, Mazzetti+GBA

Testimonials: Mazzetti+GBA, Yale New Haven Health System, and MetroHealth.

To learn more about membership, please contact Donna Deckard at 925-521-9404.