Ann Adams, AIA, FACHA, 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 35 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.
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 President for the Board of Regents. Ted is currently licensed in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Vermont, and attended the University of North Florida.
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.
Deborah Smith, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD&C is a registered architect with more than 30 years of healthcare planning and design experience. She is a Senior Medical Planner and Associate Principal with Flad Architects in Tampa, Florida. Prior to joining Flad, she worked as the Director of Planning at the University of Maryland Medical Center as well as for other healthcare focused architectural firms. This diverse experience has provided her a different perspective toward planning and shaping the client’s vision.
Deb served as chair of the ACHA Exam Committee in 2020 and 2021. She also is involved with the Academy of Architecture for Health and on the FGI Health Guidelines Revisions Committee.
Tracy Leigh Bond, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP has over 30 years of experience as a healthcare architect and medical planner. She graduated from Virginia Tech and was quickly drawn to healthcare projects with a passion for designing the healing environment. Tracy’s extensive experience includes leading strategic planning, feasibility studies, master planning, facility planning, and design for a variety of clients from the Department of Defense (DOD), Veterans Affairs (VA) and private sector health facilities. She led the design and development of the Patient Centered Medical Home Conceptual Clinic Layouts for the Navy as well as the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) Prototype for Standardized Design + Construction for the VA. Tracy is currently a Program Manager for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) managing design and construction for healthcare projects worldwide. This current role allows Tracy to continue to be forward thinking and problem solve to shape healthcare for the DOD.
“It is very satisfying when one can be part of a team that is able to create a holistic healing environment that positively touches the patients, family members, visitors and staff who experience it.”
Tracy is currently a member of the Exam Committee and Career Path Committee.
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 is the Market Sector Leader for Healthcare and Principal for Erdman. He has 20 years’ experience as medical planner, project manager, and project architect for a variety of healthcare projects from small equipment replacements to campus expansions. He has projects throughout the country from Chicago to Atlanta and from Baltimore to Dallas and strongly supports a team effort surrounding collaboration to bring a project to a successful conclusion.
Dan has been an active member of ACHA since becoming certified 10 years ago by serving on the College’s Certification Committee, then as co-chair for the committee then as board liaison for the committee. Dan loves providing encouragement and support to help others to become a certified member of the college.
Jocelyn Frederick, FAIA, ACHA. LEED AP, Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt is the Founder of HC Tangram Design. With over 40 years of healthcare planning expertise and 20 plus years of Board of Trustee experience for multiple healthcare and institutional clients, Jocelyn is able to balance the strategic, operational, functional and design aspects of her projects. She is committed to continuous learning and sharing of knowledge through her active participation on numerous Board committees related to: Policy & Procedures, Research Grants, Governance.
In addition, as a member of the Advisory Board for Healthcare Design Magazine and a peer reviewer for the Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) Journal, she is able to maintain and help bring forward innovative ideas to move our profession forward.
Katie Fricke, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, Health Planning Principal at HDR, is responsible for project team leadership related to the pursuit and delivery of healthcare projects. Her primary focus is on facility and departmental planning of healthcare and research facilities, as well as aesthetic solutions and the overall design of large, complex projects. She regularly meets directly with clients, analyzes their needs and conceives and develops solutions commensurate with those needs.
With over 18 years of experience, Katie has worked on a wide range of healthcare planning projects to include strategic facility master plans, ambulatory planning, women’s and children’s facilities, emergency departments, operating rooms and oncology projects. She uses her expertise to evaluate and integrate conceptual, analytical and spatial criteria to develop thoughtful patient- and family-centered spaces. Katie is passionate about creating sensible, customized solutions for healthcare environments that respond to today’s issues and include flexibility for future unknowns.
Ryan Turner, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, as a Principal Architect with DSGW, his 24 years of practice have been focused on helping rural and Indigenous communities. Living and working in northern Minnesota, Ryan has a passion for finding ways to leverage evidenced-based design to find creative solutions that address the unique challenges that small, rural communities face. Well-designed spaces result from listening and exploring ways to improve outcomes, enhance the well-being of team members, and provide the best possible experience for families. Ryan serves on the Healthcare Guidelines Revisions Committee for the FGI as a member of the Hospital Document Group and the Rural Health Topic Group. Ryan is also the current chair of the Exam Committee for the College and serves on the Planning committee for the Summer Leadership Summit.
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
- 2021 – Angela Mazzi, FAIA, FACHA
- 2022 – Steve Templet, AIA, ACHA
- 2023 – Clyde “Ted” Moore, AIA, ACHA