Board of Regents

Angela Mazzi

Angela Mazzi is a Senior Medical Planner and Associate Principal at GBBN Architects in Cincinnati, OH. Her 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’s research on salutogenesis provides perspective on how the built environment shapes user experience and outcomes and her research into clinical workspace is helping to change the dynamic of how the needs of healthcare staff can be addressed to prevent burnout, errors or injuries. 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 before joining the Board of Regents in 2016. Angela also serves on the Summer Leadership Summit planning committee, the AIA Cincinnati Board, and was an Advisory Board member for Arizona State University’s Healthcare Design Program in its initial years. Her research linking wellness to design has been published in many healthcare journals and presented at national and international conferences. She is a peer reviewer for Health Environment Research and Design (HERD) Journal and Academy of Architecture for Health.

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 eight years, the last five years as the committee’s chair.​​

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.​​

Ann Adams

Ann Adams, Principal at Davis Partnership, is responsible for programming, master planning, design and construction of healthcare projects ranging in size from small critical access hospitals to large, multi-million-dollar hospitals. Ms. Adams has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry completing renovations, additions and replacement facilities for hospitals throughout the country.

Prior to joining Davis Partnership, Ms. Adams practiced architecture in many different environments: She was a Senior Project Executive with a national program management firm serving as the Owner’s Representative and liaison between the owner and the design and construction teams; an Associate Vice President and Office Director of a national healthcare architectural firm serving major teaching, community and rural hospitals; and spent six years as the senior in-house architect at Memorial Hospital, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a 364-bed hospital and was an active participate in two JCAHO surveys.

As a certified member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), Ann strives to work towards the improvement of healthcare architecture on behalf of the public through better built environments.

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.

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.​

Dan Delk

As the Director of the Healthcare Studio for Moody Nolan, Inc. Dan Delk’s primary duty is the management of the studio and personnel as well as coordinating our healthcare efforts in our other offices from Washington DC to Dallas and from Chicago to Nashville.

 Liz Normand

Liz​ Normand, AIA, ACHA brings 15 years of experience practicing Healthcare Architecture and working on projects ranging from small clinics to replacement hospitals.  Her most notable projects include Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Master Planning for Western Connecticut Health Network, and Notre Dame University Department of Psychology.  Liz earned her Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo before beginning practice in San Francisco, New York City, and later in Connecticut.  She joined Shepley Bulfinch earlier this year and has thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of that team.

​Liz is an architect who enjoys the process of building confidence with clients and utilizing a team-based approach to achieve the best designs possible. She especially values design that creates a better experience for staff and patients and enables better outcomes at lower costs and, as a LEED Accredited Professional, works to do so with a lower impact on the environment.  She also believes that building up colleagues and sharing knowledge across the profession makes all our projects stronger.  

Liz served as the chair of the ACHA Education Committee from 2017 through 2019.  Liz is proud and honored to be part of the Board of Regents.​

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
Vince Avallone

Vince Avallone, AIA, ACHA is a Sr. Medical Planner/ Architect and Vice President for SmithGroup in San Francisco, CA. He has over 25 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 6 years​

ACHA Past Presidents

  • 1999-2002 – D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2003-2004 – Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2005 – Donald C. McKahan, AIA, FACHA-Emeritus
  • 2006 – Francis Murdock Pitts, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2007 – John Pangrazio, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2008 – Rebecca Lewis, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2009-2010 – Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA-Emeritus
  • 2011 – Robert P. Walker, AIA, FACHA-Emeritus
  • 2012 – Wilbur H. (Tib) Tusler, FAIA, FACHA-Emeritus
  • 2013 – Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA-Emeritus
  • 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
  • 2019 – John W. Rogers, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2020 – Vince Avallone, AIA, ACHA