President’s Message – 2021 Quarter 2

The College continues to make great progress to bring more awareness to the ACHA credential and the expertise of our certificants. So many of you regularly speak, publish and provide thought leadership in your own right, but I’ve made it a cornerstone of my presidency to begin to aggregate that expertise into an ACHA point of view – to help establish ACHA as the voice of the health architecture profession.

What I hope you all notice this year is a very deliberate effort on the part of the Board of Regents to showcase our expertise as an organization. This is a really hard-working Board. In addition to serving as committee liaisons and attending our monthly business meetings, I challenged everyone on the Board to spearhead initiatives around forging partnerships in adjacent industries, building public awareness of the impact of design on health and well-being, and strengthening outreach to our current and potential certificants. These initiatives have been making great progress through existing committees and new task forces. We also held our first Strategic Planning Session at the end of July to help think about the next three to five years. The Board will review the organizational structure and establish new volunteer opportunities for 2022 based on our new strategic plan. Keep an eye out for how you can get involved.

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