Tennessee Healthcare Engineering Association


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:30 – 9 am
THEA Education Session and Breakfast
Roof Top Diagnostics
Rob Chauvin
Executive Director of Inspection Services

9:15 – 10:15 am
THEA Education Session
Tennessee Fire Codes Update

Nelson Rodriguez 
Fire & Building Code Manager
Health Care Facilities / Fire Safety

Craig Parisher
Facilities Construction Director
TN Department of Health

10:15 – 11:15 am
THEA Education Session
Optimizing Healthcare Facilities from Construction Through Commissioning and Beyond

Marty Gibbs, P.E.
Vice President and General Manager
Knoxville Operations

Rob Leutheuser, CM-BIM
Director of Virtual Design and Construction
The Christman Company

11:30 am – 1 pm
THEA Education Session and Lunch
Roof Top Safety
Shari Carlozzi
Safety Solutions Director

1:15 – 2:15 pm
THEA Education Session
NFPA 99 Chapter 6 Electrical Systems Code Changes
Chris M. Finen, P.E.
Senior Application Engineer

2:15 – 3:15 pm
THEA Education Session
Pharmacy USP 797/800

Jeff Plemmons
Vice President

Jason Moody, PE, MPM
Mechanical Engineer

Scott Denton, PE 
Electrical Engineer
RN&M Engineering

 3:15 – 3:45 pm
THEA Annual Business Meeting

THEA President
HCFM Solutions

4 – 5:30 pm
Leadership Summit/ACHE Poster Session
Open to all registrants

THA Member Reception to Meet New President and CEO Wendy Long, M.D.
Open to all registrants

Dinner on your own



Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:15 – 8:15 am
THEA Education Session and Breakfast
Perception Matters
Randy Cooper
Cooper Signage & Graphics

8 – 10 am
THA Opening General Assembly
Open to all registrants

The Crossroads of Health Care Value and Human Values
Lucy Kalanithi, M.D.

Internist & Faculty Member at Stanford School of Medicine

Blake Farmer (Moderator)
Senior Healthcare Journalist and National Correspondent
Nashville Public Radio

10:30 – 11:30 am
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants

The 4 Disciplines of Executing Strategy in Healthcare
Chris McChesney
Global Practice Leader of Execution
Franklin Covey

11:30 am – 1 pm
THEA Education Session and Lunch
THA Buffet Lunch (included in THEA registration)
Attendees should pick up lunch and return to room to continue education session.

Construction Acquired Infections: Are you Doing Your Part?
Robbie Sills
Director of Healthcare Construction

Dale Sharp, CR CHC
Sharp, Robbins, and Popwell

1 – 2 pm
THEA Education Session
Innovation in HVAC System Design: Energy Performance Results and Dedicated Outside Air System Applications
Mike Burton, PE

Mechanical Engineer
Smith Seckman Reid Inc. (SSR)

2 – 3 pm
THEA Education Session
Improvements in the Planning, Design and Construction Process through Integrated Project Delivery
Clay Seckman, PE, HFDP

Healthcare Market Sector Leader
Smith Seckman Reid Inc. (SSR)  

3 – 4:15 pm
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants

Lying to Myself
Ryan Leaf
Program Ambassador, Transcend Recovery Community
Former NFL Quarterback and Behavioral Health Advocate

4:30 – 6 pm
Reception Honoring Retiring THA President and CEO Craig Becker
Open to all registrants

6 – 8 pm
THEA Dinner – Jonathan’s Grille



Friday, October 18, 2019

7 – 8:15 am
Affiliate Presidents’ Breakfast/Roundtable Discussion (President + one (1) board member)

7:30 – 9 am
THEA Education Session and Breakfast

Advantages of Life Safety Drawings through a Surveyor’s Eyes/ROI by Investing in Compliance

Brad Keyes, CHSP
Life Safety Advisor
Compliance One

Joe Humphries
Director of Business Development
Compliance One

9 – 10 am
THEA Education Session

Emergency Preparedness: How Safe is Your Healthcare Facility?
Carrie Kotecki, RN, MSN

Director of Emergency Preparedness
Compliance One

10:30 – 11:45 am
THA Education Session
Open to all registrants

When Good Isn’t Good Enough: How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients . . . .Despite Our Good Intentions
Gloria Goins
Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Bon Secours Health System

12 – 2 pm
THA Membership Luncheon/Closing Session
Special event registration required

Courage Through Chaos
Aimee Copeland, LMSW, MA
Necrotizing Fasciitis Survivor, Quadruple Amputee
Board of Directors
Friends of Disabled Adults and Children and Tools for Life