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 Board of Regents

John W. Rogers

John W. Rogers, FAIA, FACHA is a Founding Member and Fellow of the ACHA.  He is President of JOHN W. ROGERS, ARCHITECT in Cincinnati, OH, where he is an architectural consultant who understands operational issues impact on medical planning and design.  John is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is a registered architect in four states. He has been a medical planner for more than 40 years and involved with over $6 billion in healthcare projects all over the world. He was a partner and director of Healthcare at GBBN Architects as well as the Corporate Architect at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. John speaks on healthcare issues at conferences all over the world and teaches a Masters of Hospital Administration class at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.  John is also active in the AIA and has held many leadership positions at all levels of AIA throughout his career.​

Vince G. Avallone

Vince Avallone, AIA, ACHA is a Sr. Medical Planner/ Architect and Vice President for SmithGroup in San Francisco, CA. He has over 24 years of healthcare experience with leadership in healthcare architecture, master planning, programming and medical planning. Vince’s interests and passions is in the integration of Lean Operations, Patient/ Staff experience and the collaboration between interior design and medical planning. He has been a certificate holder since 2007, served ACHA as the Chair of the Communications and Outreach Committee for several years, served as a juror for the Legacy Project Award and the Board of Regents for the past 3 years​

 Angela Mazzi

Angela Mazzi, AIA, FACHA is a Senior Associate and Senior Medical Planner at GBBN Architects in Cincinnati, OH. Angela’s work focuses on enhancing quality of life through built environments – connecting great design with user needs. She implements evidence based design and Lean principles to bring empathy to healthcare design projects around the nation. Angela has been invited to speak nationally and internationally, write articles, teach classes and participate on juries because of her deep healthcare experience and research in human behavior.

Angela is actively involved in ACHA, serving as Chair of the AENC Committee from 2011-2015 and as 2015 Chair of the Legacy Project Award. Angela also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Patient Centered Design and the Board of Directors for AIA Cincinnati and is a peer reviewer for both the HERD Journal and the AAH Journal, and was an Advisory Board member for Arizona State University’s Healthcare Design Program during its initial years.​​

   David ​J. Allison

David Allison, FAIA, FACHA​ is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and has served as the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health [A​+H] at Clemson University since 1990. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for the quality of its focused curriculum and consistent emphasis on design excellence within the discipline of healthcare architecture. It is committed to the integration of innovative design with academic scholarship and research in healthy community planning and design and healthcare environments, and it has won numerous national awards for its work, and the work of its students, under David Allison's direction.

Professor Allison is a registered architect in South Carolina and North Carolina, and is NCARB certified. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and research related to health care environments. He has served on numerous national health environments design award juries and is a founding member and Fellow of ACHA and the Coalition for Health Environments Research. He is also an active member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, where he served a three-year term as an AIA/AAH National Advisory Board member. He was selected in 2007 as one of "Twenty Making a Difference" nationally by Healthcare Design Magazine and identified again in 2009, 2010 and 2012 by a national poll conducted by the magazine as "one of the most influential people in healthcare design." Design Intelligence Magazine named him one of the nation's 30 Most Admired Design Educators in 2013-14.

  Jon Paul Bacariza  ​​         ​Regent
   Jon Paul Bacariza

Jon Paul Bacariza, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP is the director of architecture for the southeast at Ryan Companies. He has led the healthcare regional practice for several national firms in Atlanta and Tampa. Jon Paul was raised ​in Madrid, Spain and during his professional career has practiced for some of the most prominent clients in the southeastern market like Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Orlando Health, Lee Health, MD Anderson, Georgia Regent University, UAB, University of Miami, USACE and Memorial Regional. Jon Paul was a founding member of the South Florida Green Building Council Chapter, serves on the advisory group of the Institute for Patient-Centered Design, and served on the ACHA exam committee for five years prior to joining the board of regents. Jon Paul received his Bachelors of Architecture from Cornell University.​

   Sheila F. Cahnman

Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA has devoted her over 35-year career to planning innovation for healthcare facilities. President of JumpGarden Consulting, a WBE certified healthcare facility planning practice, Sheila previously led three award winning regional and national healthcare architecture practices, designing major medical centers world-wide. She is an AIA and ACHA Fellow and was named one of the top twenty-five most influential in healthcare design by Healthcare Design Magazine 2010. Sheila has presented at 40 conferences and published over 35 articles focusing on current trends. 

Sheila is on the Editorial Board of Healthcare Design Magazine and a reviewer for the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD), Environmental Research Design Association (EDRA) and the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) journals. Sheila has teaching affiliations at University of Illinois, University of Kansas, Texas A&M and Kent State University.​

   Clyde "Ted" Moore

Clyde "Ted" Moore III, AIA, ACHA, LEED BD+C is Operations Manager-Architecture for FreemanWhite (a Haskell Company), in the Jacksonville office. Ted's experience includes leading several fully integrated project delivery teams, as an AEC team leader, in the delivery of new and/or renovated medical centers in several states. His passion is in the creative planning and design of a comforting patient, family, and staff experience that is an ideal environment for the efficient delivery of healthcare. Ted has served and chaired the Communications and Outreach Committee, and is the current Secretary/​Treasurer-elect for the Board of Regents. 

Ted is currently licensed in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Vermont, and attended the University of North Florida.​

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    Steve Templet

​​Steve Templet, AIA, ACHA has 25 years of professional experience, concentrating on h​ealthcare planning and design. He currently serves as a Senior Project Manager in Sizeler Thompson Brown Archit​ect’s Healthcare Design Group. He has led healthcare master-planning and design efforts at many of the local healthcare facilities in the region and has been recognized for both his leadership and manag​ement of these projects. He has served on the College’s Certification Committee for the last seven years, the last four years as the committee’s chair.

   Woodworth             Regent
 ​  Sharon E. Woodworth

Sharon Woodworth, FAIA, ACHA is a registered architect with over eleven million square feet of healthcare facility planning and design experience spanning a wide range of operational and continuum-of-care issues from neonatology to senior living, and diverse cultural perspectives from the United Kingdom to Asia. 

As an ACHA Board Regent, Ms. Woodworth brings experience from previous board positions and a passionate​ belief that all healthcare architects should be board-certified. As a practicing healthcare architect, her designs recognize the value of research-based initiatives from EDAC and LEED Certification to Pebble Partnerships and Magnet Recognition; as an Assistant Professor at UCSF, her graduate-level course on healthcare environments enables future healthcare executives to better understand the interplay between medicine and architecture. Through her four careers, Ms. Woodworth has leveraged perspectives from nursing, journalism, and teaching to redefine healthcare environments from merely functional rooms to inspiring spaces infused with natural light, and in so doing, sustaining health for all of us.​

   Past President
   William J. Hercules

Bill Hercules, FAIA, FACHA inspires healthcare leadership teams, by shaping their future places of care.  Having planned and/or executed work for healthcare clients totaling 21-msf and $6.5 billion. Bill leads leaders to achieve their mission and improve their communities by focu​sing on implications and results.​

Having led successful architectural practices, Bill founded WJH Health, a global consultancy which resolves the nexus of mission, health, performance, and experience for future-oriented healthcare facilities.  He is one of only two global triple-Fellows in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).  This combination of national recognitions illustrates his high-bar for personal growth in the center of healthcare's future and his high expectations for his clients. 

He is the immediate Past-President of the ACHA, the national certification body for the practice of healthcare architecture.  He's also regular faculty and active within the ACHE and he has led inter-organizational initiatives between the ACHA and other national healthcare professional organizations, having a combined reach of 60,000 healthcare professionals.

ACHA Past Presidents

  • 1999-2002 - D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2003-2004 - Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2005 - Donald C. McKahan, AIA, FACHA
  • 2006 - Francis Murdock Pitts, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2007 - John Pangrazio, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2008 - Rebecca Lewis, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2009-2010 - Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2011 - Robert P. Walker, AIA, FACHA
  • 2012 - Wilbur H. (Tib) Tusler, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2013 - Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2014 - Connie S. McFarland, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2015 - Anthony J. Haas, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2016 - Mark A. Nichols, AIA, FACHA​​​​​​​
  • 2017 - A. Ray Pentecost III, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2018 - William J. Hercules, FAIA, FACHA


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