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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. 

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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, Senior Vice President, Facilities & Support Services, Boston Medical Center
  • Stephen Carbery, Vice President Facilities, Design, Construction & Real Estate, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Heather Dilley, Director, Preconstruction and Project Engineering Medxcel/Ascension
  • Doug Erickson, CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute
  • Walter Jones, Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation, MetroHealth System
  • Chris Knueven, Vice President, Design and Construction, Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Ray LaBrec, AIA, Associate Vice President | Facilities Management , Rush University Medical Center
  • Mike LaMont, PE, SE, MBA, Built Environment Network Facilitator & Planner
  • Edward A. Litvin, Deputy to the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Administrative Operations, Veterans Health Administration
  • James Ludington, Deputy Director, Office of Health and Engineering, Indian Health Services
  • Michael McKay, Director, Planning Design and Construction, UW Health
  • Clayton Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals 
  • Tom Moskal, PE, CEM, CAPT, CEC, USN, Chief Engineer, Facilities Enterprise, Defense Health Agency
  • Don Orndoff, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Permanente, National Facility Services
  • George R. Tingwald, Administrative Director, Medical Planning, Stanford Health Care | Planning, Design + Construction
  • Mike Way, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Facilities, and Real Estate, Bronson Health
  • Mike Wood, Vice President, Planning Design & Construction, Medxcel/Ascension

Industry Partners

  • Jordan Cram, CEO, Enstoa
  • Nathan Chandler, General Manager, Steelcase Health
  • Will Lichtig, Executive Vice President, Performance and Innovation Resources, The Boldt Company
  • Steven Mcintosh, Healthcare Specialist, Whitehall Manufacturing/Neo-Metro
  • Laura Mitchell, President, AcornVac
  • John Pappas, Principal, Mechanical Engineering, Mazzetti
  • Benjamin Pratt, Sales Director, Steelcase Health
  • Stacy Robben, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, The Boldt Company
  • Walt Vernon, CEO, Mazzetti

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

Click here to watch the July 2019 meeting highlight video at Man Made Music.


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