New Certificant Profiles

Daniel Levin

Dan has over 20 years of experience leading planning efforts to create a built environment focusing on the improvement of the health, safety, and overall experience of the hospital’s patients, visitors, and staff. He specializes in healthcare design, medical master planning and programming, and believes that innovative planning requires an inclusive, collaborative hands-on approach. Dan is the Regional Director of Healthcare Planning at EwingCole, a national firm with 9 offices across the USA.

Bridgett Baker Thomas

Bridgett is an architect, medical planner, and was recently promoted to Health Practice Lead at HKS’ Richmond office. With over 20 years in the industry, she integrates clinical needs with functional design to enhance healthcare facilities. Guided by her mission to blend aesthetics with program, she transforms healing spaces by providing meaning and purpose to patients and staff. Bridgett co-founded the AIA Equity Committee by WIELD and served as the Treasurer from 2017-2021.

Chase Miller

Chase Miller is a Senior Architect and Healthcare Planner at BSA LifeStructures in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has executed projects of many scales and typologies, from small renovations to vertical expansions and master planning. He enjoys big picture thinking and exploring how design can impact the future of healthcare delivery. Chase is active in his community, serving on the AIA Indiana board, as well as the Environmental Standards Council with the Center for Health Design.

Emily Rivera

Emily Rivera is a Principal at Marmon Mok Architecture in San Antonio. She is a trusted leader on the projects she participates in and plays a critical role on the design team wearing multiple hats: project manager, medical planner, and consultant liaison. While intellectually satisfied by the inherent complexity of healthcare projects, she focuses on the positive impacts design has on patient outcomes and family involvement, easing the stress so often associated with medical experiences.

Kari Allen

Kari Allen is a Senior Healthcare Architect with Guidon Design. Her interest lies in all things policy and regulatory-driven. She facilitates the process for LEAN design, conducts evidence-based design research, and oversees regulatory compliance of largescale healthcare projects.  Kari’s technical expertise shines during critical phases and scales of a project from equipment replacement to facility master planning. She is a creative thinker with a knack for solving complex problems through detailed research and clear communication.

Chris Dunlop

Chris Dunlop, AIA, ACHA is an Associate Principal at HuntonBrady Architects with 20 years of experience specializing in acute care hospitals, new campuses, outpatient and medical office projects, from visioning through design and construction.  Chris believes in improving patient care through design. 

Chris received his Bachelors and Master of Architecture from the University of Florida, served on the AIA Orlando Board, and was the 2008 recipient of the AIA Fred Pryor Young Architects Achievement Award.

Jessica Harris

Jessica Harris is a registered architect with nearly 20 years’ experience.  She is a Director at TEG Architects LLC. Shreveport, Louisiana. She handles a variety of projects from schematic design through construction administration and after occupancy maintenance. Jessica was AIA Shreveport president in 2012, P.E.O. Chapter BL Ways and Means Chairperson in 2016. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 teenage boys, reading, running and a devoted outdoor boot camper with Camp Gladiator.

Ed Pocock

With nearly 29 years of experience in design and architecture, Edward Pocock specializes in healthcare facility design and has completed a broad range of noteworthy inpatient and ambulatory care facilities. A skilled planner and architect with SmithGroup’s Detroit office, Ed leverages industry knowledge through peer review and national healthcare benchmarking and research. He has worked with major healthcare clients such as the US Department of Veterans Affairs, McLaren Health System, and Henry Ford Health System.

Jen Robillard

Jennifer Robillard (Principal, Envision Architects [WBE]) has over 20 years of experience leading and managing projects for healthcare clients and institutions.  Jen’s passion for healthcare is in her understanding of the significant healing potentials built environments can create.  She’s currently working on a very personally and professionally rewarding project exemplifying that passion — The Center for Discovery’s Children’s Specialty Hospital supporting a special and unique population of children.

Leigh Snow

Leigh is a healthcare planning principal in the Boston office of SmithGroup. She employs lean principles and practices to help healthcare clients make excellent decisions about their facilities and to help our project teams find innovative and effective ways to improve patient experience and outcomes.  Leigh just finished serving as co-chair the Boston Society of Architects Healthcare Facilities Committee, a local AIA AAH knowledge community and am mentoring a current ACHA candidate.

Joe Ashcraft

Working as a Project Architect on medical projects at the Neenan Company which is an integrated design-build company has brought a great amount of healthcare design experience.  I have spent most of my 16 years at Neenan helping rural communities update or replace their healthcare facilities.  It is an extremely rewarding experience to see the impact this has on the community.  Providing healthcare expertise to these small communities is an important long term community benefit.

Jenny Cestnik

Jenny Cestnik

Jenny Cestnik is an architect, medical planner, and Associate at ZGF Architects in Portland, Oregon. Her projects, primarily serving healthcare institutions on the west coast, range from small remodels to campus master plans. Jenny strives to nurture smart and beautiful designs for healthy buildings, users, and communities.

Jenny is current co-chair of the Architecture for Health Committee, the Pacific Northwest’s long-established association for those passionate about the planning, design, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities. 

Daniel Perschbacher

Daniel Perschbacher

As principal in charge in HMC Architect’s San Diego Healthcare studio, Daniel serves the firm’s healthcare clients in Southern California. Having focused his career on healthcare design, Daniel believes that more than any other project type, healthcare wraps around communities and creates space that has an impact.  Experience in design and project management spanning nearly every healthcare project type and delivery method has resulted in speaking opportunities at national conferences including Healthcare Design and DBIA.

Marybeth Dietz

Marybeth Dietz

Marybeth Dietz, AIA, ACHA is a senior project architect and manager at SmithGroup Chicago. She leads complicated projects for prestigious health systems, most notably Northwestern Medicine. Marybeth is currently the Committee Co-Chair of the Advisory Group for the AAH and was the 2020 recipient of the AAH U40 award. Marybeth has been involved in SLS, the Generative Space Task Force, AIA Chicago’s Bridge and Transform programs, and as a mentor to the University of Illinois Chicago Studio.  

Michael Apple

Mike is a healthcare planner at HDR where he’s been for 11 years. Over time he’s grown more and more passionate about how designs can have a positive impact on people. Sometimes this means delving into research, process improvement, urban planning, or international knowledge-sharing. Recent projects include Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Champalimaud Hospital in Portugal. Mike, his wife and two kids are involved in foster care in our local community.

Luke Leising

Luke Leising is the founder/president at Guidon Design, a Service Disabled Veteran owned A/E firm.  Luke applies his 23+ years of experience to lead a healthcare focused team of architects and engineers to improve the patient healthcare experience through design.  As a licensed architect and engineer, he leverages all disciplines on complex healthcare design projects throughout the Midwest.  Luke is a former US Army combat engineer and lives in Indianapolis.

Christopher Haedt

Chris Haedt is a designer who began his Healthcare career at DesignGroup in 2007. He has earned a reputation for design excellence and is trusted with one of DesignGroup’s largest healthcare clients.  Chris is a leader both in his firm and his community.  He was named an Associate Principal at DesignGroup in 2019.  He is the current chair of the AIA Columbus Healthcare Committee, has spoken nationally, and is an Advisory Board Member for the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo.

Kristina Mehmen

Kristina Mehmen, AIA, ACHA is a Principal at INVISION, a 65-person architecture/interior design firm located in Iowa. With nearly 20 years of experience in the design and construction of healthcare facilities, Kristina helps lead our dedicated healthcare team and is the medical planner on client projects. She completed a Lean Healthcare certificate program, has presented at national healthcare conferences and volunteers as a mentor for Girl in STEM programs.

Linaea Floden

Linaea Floden, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C is Director of Architecture for the Southeast Region of RYAN A+E, Inc.  Before becoming an architect she served for 10 years as a surgery coordinator in a large Florida healthcare system. She is responsible for integrating design into the RYAN Companies’ Develop/ Design/ Build delivery process.

Ryan King

Ryan King, MBA, AIA, NCARB, ACHA is a Principal with BSA LifeStructures.  He is charged with developing client relationships and leading projects in the healing market.  Being one of the leading architects for the Memorial Health System’s Advancing Care by Design on their main campus is one the highlights of his career.  He has served on the Board of Directors for AIA Missouri for 15 years.

Jacqueline Foy

​Jackie Foy, ACHA, LEED AP brings passion and commitment to everything she does.  Driven by purpose, she has over 15 years of experience in healthcare architecture. She has been instrumental in the design and management of major healthcare endeavors. These projects range from planning studies to large complex renovations to new facilities. Jackie transforms client vision into spaces that respond to the setting and function.

Brian Mader

​Brian Mader, AIA, ACHA leads arcDESIGN’s healthcare design studio headquartered in Indianapolis, ‎Indiana.    The arcDESIGN team approaches all projects, from minor ‎renovations to new hospitals and medical centers, with a commitment ‎to better patient experiences, staff engagement, and smart and creative design solutions resulting in ‎award winning facilities that are embraced by the communities they serve. 

Angela Holcomb

Angela Holcomb is a Florida Healthcare Principal for TVS Design.  She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare architecture.  In that time, she has had the opportunity to work on projects that range from acute care to oncology to children’s orthopedics.  These project types combined with Angela’s involvement in Quest, a central Florida non-profit, provides her a perspective that focuses on the patient’s quality of care in the built environment.

​Joe Doherty

​I have been practicing architecture for 31 years and have specialized in Healthcare for 27 of those years. To me, healthcare architecture is one of the most challenging and rewarding areas of practice for a design professional. You need to know a lot about what goes on in a hospital and the requirements of the codes and AHJ’s and at the end of a project you there is something very satisfying about knowing that those projects will help people that are healing.

Robert Masters

I have focused my career on healthcare and laboratory environments for over 25 years.  I am a Principal at CannonDesign, where I co-lead the Health Practice in our New York City office.  Within the firm, I am member of our Subject Matter Expertise teams for Emergency Departments and Inpatient Units.  Beyond the firm, I am a voting member on the FGI Health Guidelines Revisions Committee.