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Affiliate Member Connections Call

When: June 8, 2022
Time: 11:00am Pacific
Price: Members Only - Free


This Affiliate member call speakers will be presenting "Collaborative Design Outcomes: Native American Healthcare."


For additional information about this event, please contact Jill Glaser at jglaser@healthdesign.org.

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Collaborative Design Outcomes: Native American Healthcare

How can a design team collaborate with a historically underserved community to develop trust and understanding while improving health services and acknowledging unique culture?

This session will explore the historical context of Native American health service delivery. Case studies representing a spectrum of scale and context will feature best practices in delivery, design, and incorporation of American Indian culture. The presentation will highlight successful collaboration techniques for driving design consensus among large, diverse constituent groups.


Presenting Faculty

Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP
JumpGarden Consulting, LLC

Sheila Cahnman FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP is President of JumpGarden Consulting, LLC, specializing for over 35 years in healthcare facility planning and programming. She has presented at over 49 conferences and published over 41 articles on healthcare design. Sheila has led planning engagements for over 70 medical centers world-wide. She led the planning of the new 200,000 SF Indian Health Service Rapid City Clinic and has collaborated with Seven Generations Architecture on numerous projects. 


Steve VandenBussche, AIA, LEED AP
Vice President of Practice
Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering

Steve VandenBussche AIA, LEED AP is the Vice President of Practice at Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering and directs Healthcare Architectural and Planning for the company. He has led design on multiple Native American projects throughout the US. 


Scott Winchester, AIA
Project Manager and Tribal Liaison
Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering

Scott Winchester AIA is a Project Manager and Tribal Liaison at Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering. He is responsible for tribal client relations, planning, business development and project management. An enrolled member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, he has over 35 years’ experience specializing in design of tribal healthcare.