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 Committees

Interested in serving on one of the ACHA committees?
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Career Arc Committee


Chair: Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA
Board Liaison: David Allison, FAIA, FACHA

The ACHA Career Path [recruitment and retention] Committee is committed to serving as an organizational framework for connecting with our certificate holders and potential future certificate holders. The committee will engage stakeholders along the career arc of healthcare architecture to identify, communicate and reinforce the value and role of the College, and expand its touchpoints with potential, emerging, advancing and emeriti ACHA certified healthcare architects.

Certification Committee


Co-Chair: Dan Delk, AIA, ACHA
Co-Chair:  Susan Stewart, AIA, ACHA
Board Liaison: Jon Paul Bacariza, AIA, ACHA

The Certification Committee reviews and maintains the application and portfolio process to ensure relevance to the industry. The committee also reviews and approves the applications and portfolios for examination eligibility.

Communication and Outreach Committee


Chair: Antonio Amadeo, AIA, ACHA
Board Liaison: Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA​

The mission of the ACHA Communication and Outreach committee is to increase awareness and presence of the College through media and personal outreach. The COC actively pursues interaction with certificants, healthcare agencies, providers, architects and contractors through communication on up-to-date trends with eVoice, college activities with the Quarterly, education and mentorship as well as brand development and marketing.​

Continued Competence Committee​


Chair: Fernando Rodriguez, AIA, ACHA
Board Liaison: Liz Normand, AIA, ACHA

The Advanced Educational Network Committee supports the advanced educational offerings to ACHA board certified architects by providing speakers and/or reviewing proposals for workshops, seminars and roundtables at the national level such as the PDC and HCD conferences. In addition, the AENC identifies local workshops, seminars and other educational offers that may offer value to ACHA certificants and to bring awareness of the ACHA to the public and prospective candidates.​

Examination Committee


Chair: Deb Smith, AIA, ACHA
Board Liaison: Steve Templet, AIA, ACHA

​The Examination Committee assists in the development of the ACHA examination to ensure that the examination is professionally sound and legally defensible. The committee oversees that all examination questions refer to the detailed content outline and can be referenced appropriately. The committee meets regularly to write new examination questions and review the current examination to ensure accurateness.


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