I am proud that I have been able to use my engineering and organizational skills to give back to my community. I try to select activities where I can make a direct impact and then I commit considerable time and resources to making my volunteer position meaningful.
I am always open to hearing about new skills-based volunteering (pro-bono consulting) causes where I can use my experience to make a direct impact. Of particular interest are causes which support children and the environment.
Facility Guideline Institute
- 2022 Health Guidelines Revision Committee.
- Member of a 130-member multi-disciplinary team.
- The team has met over the course of two years, both online and in-person to reach consensus on new guidelines for designs of hospitals. out-patient. and residential programs.
ACHE Mentor: Early Careerist Network Mentorship Program
- American College of Healthcare Executives of Massachusetts
- October 2012 – Present
- Professional mentor for mid-level healthcare managers and graduate students interested in furthering their career in healthcare management.
Note: I certainly had my share of mentors as I came up through the ranks. I am proud that I can return the same helping hand to others in my field.
ASHE Health Facilities Management Magazine
- Member Tool Task Force
- American Society of Healthcare Engineers – Jan 2020 – Present
2022 Facility Guidelines Institute
- Revision Committee at Facility Guidelines Institute
- Facility Guidelines Institute – Oct 2018 – Present
American Hospital Association
- Certified Healthcare Constructor Certification Program Committee Member – Jan 2015 – Present
- Committee members serve as content experts and certification program resources to the AHA-Certification Center for the Healthcare Constructor Certification Examination. Our Mission is to create, facilitate and administer the healthcare industry’s premier certification programs.
New England Healthcare Engineers Society
- Board Member – Oct 2014 – Present
- Member of the Board of Directors
American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
- ASHE Region 1 Board Member – Jan 2019 – May 2022
- Editorial Advisory Group Member – Dec 2017 – May 2022
- Member Sustainability Committee – Jun 2015 – Jan 2017
Boy Scouts of America, Boston Minuteman Council
- Council Executive Board
- 2007 – 2014
Boy Scouts of America, Boston Minuteman Council, Troop 5 Milton
- Troop 5 Chairman
- 1998 – 2009
Note: I started volunteering with the Boy Scouts when my son became a member of Troop 5 in grade school . I proudly watched my son become an Eagle Scout, accept environmental awards from both President Bush and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and win the Medal of Merit and Hornaday awards. I attribute a lot of his success to the Boy Scouts – and I continue to support and boost the program.
I support the goals of Boy Scouts: to provide a safe environment where boys can learn and grow. Our troop included several scouts who had learning and/or emotional challenges, including my son the Eagle Scout. I am proud that I was able to help shape so many lives in positive ways. My experience with Boy Scouts has always been one of inclusion, acceptance, tolerance, and fair-mindedness.
Boys in the woods with fire and sharp objects, getting wet and dirty. Having fun while learning how to work together and stand on their own. THAT is what Boy Scouts means to me.
Barnstable Municipal Airport Community Working Group
- 2010 – 2015
Note: As Cape Cod Healthcare facilities and real estate director, I wanted to be actively involved in our regional airport to address growth, noise, and traffic needs before they impact our facilities. The airport serves a unique position in our geographically-isolated community. I am proud that I was able to work with business leaders from all over the Cape to see that the airport continues to grow to support both or visitors and residents while still being a good neighbor.
- First Vice Chairman, Board of Governors
- 2008 – 2010
Note: I got involved with Quincy College as they were transitioning from a city-owned agency to an independent organization. It was a challenging time which included moving from our city-owned campus to a new campus, setting up a new governing boards and new administration, and overseeing student outreach and communication. This was a very rewarding volunteer position as I could see the immediate impact in the influx of new students and increase in the number of courses/majors that the school was offering. I decided that it was in the best interest of the Board to resign my position when I moved outside the area and could no longer make all the meetings.
Milton Council on Aging
- Secretary, Governing Board
- 2007 – 2010
Note: I served on the COA board at the time they were beginning to build a new senior center for the Town of Milton, Massachusetts. My building and negotiating skills were put to good use during the design and building phase of this project. I was also able to save the committee substantial dollars by acting as a first-line review and acting as liaison between the builder. architect, and the committee. I stayed on the board an additional year as the facility came into use. At that time, I determined that my board seat could better be filled by someone with more skills and interest in senior programming and services. I remained “on-call” for the director even after I resigned my position.