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2019 Healthcare Facilities Symposium

HFS 2019 Logo

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

8:00am - 5:00pm EST

Keynote Speaker:

Bob Mellinger, CBCV

Founder & CEO, Attainium Corp

Bob's Bio


This symposium will offer professionals operating healthcare facilities or providing solutions to healthcare facilities a comprehensive understanding of how to manage people and resources, particularly data, during a crisis.  The 2019 Healthcare Facility Symposium (HFS 2019) will feature an immersive, interactive presentation entitled “The Disaster Experience”.  The Disaster Experience is ninety-minute tabletop disaster simulation designed to give facility engineers the experience of dealing with unexpected crisis and disruption. The HFS 2019 Disaster Experience will focus on a natural disaster scenario.  Attendees will enhance their crisis communications and decision-making skills while taking away the knowledge to improve their own disaster planning and response capabilities. Furthermore, during HFS 2019, attendees will gain detailed knowledge on securing data during a crisis and recovering data after a disaster as well as refresh their understanding of air quality and water safety standards applicable to healthcare facilities.

HFS 2019 Agenda

Sponsorship Opportunities

Who Should Attend:

  • Hospital Administrators
  • Medical Center Chief Engineers
  • Medical Center Facilities Engineers
  • Medical Center Facilities Maintenance Supervisors
  • Healthcare IT Administrators
  • Healthcare Logistic Managers

Symposium Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the outcomes and benefits of developing or enhancing a disaster recovery program for critical data and business infrastructure.
  • Assist the workforce in embracing crisis management methodologies and techniques. 
  • Understand how government and industry are providing collaborative crisis mitigation and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Understand how healthcare facility managers can overcome the barriers such as changes in workforce capabilities, re-training of workforce, cost, approval processes for new technology, etc.
  • Understand potential threats and cybersecurity issues with emerging technology.
  • Provide an opportunity for decision-makers and solution providers to meet and make plans for further collaboration.


Khari Alexander, IS Security and Disaster Recovery Consultant, KKA Systems and Consulting (invited)

Jim Alvey, Director, Disaster, Sustainability and Supply Chain, Good360 (invited)

Mark Bailey, Senior Business Development Manager, WGL Energy

Salman Barkat, Manager – Solutions Architect, Verizon (invited)
Hung K. Cheung, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Founder & President, Congecy
Allan E. Burt, MBA, LEED AP, Director - Building Science / Legionella, Congency

Dawn Chung, Director, Disaster Recovery, CNA Insurance (invited)

Brett D. Ellis, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, The University of Maine
Alexander Frane
, Disaster Recovery Specialist, FEMA (invited)

Theodore Gates, Consulting Engineer, Cisco

Howard Hochman, Assistant Director for Facilities Management, National Institute of Standards and Technology (invited)

Christopher Little, Duct Doctor USA of Fairfax County (invited)

Bradford MacKenzie, Facilities Operations Manager, Complete Building Services (invited)

Natalie Nottage, Senior Vice President, Facilities Operations & Maintenance Technical and Operational Services, AECOM (invited)
Melanie Harrison Okoro, Ph.D., Principal / CEO, Eco-Alpha Environmental & Engineering Services
Uzoma Okoro, President of Engineering, Eco-Alpha Environmental & Engineering Services

Tennille Smith Parker, Director, Disaster Recovery and Special Issues Division, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (invited)

Emmanuel Payton, Lead Disaster Recovery Administrator, Disaster Recovery Services, CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield

Ted Pezzullo, Vice President, Information Technology & Facilities, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (invited)
Charles Raglin, President, Steira Air

Becka Rowland-Buckley, Director, Workplace and Facilities Management Solutions, Serco Inc. (invited)

Sorin Schwartz, Manager, Occupational Safety & Health, DC Water (invited)

Julie Silver, ITILv3, Project Manager, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Perspecta (invited)

Stephanie L. Williams, President, Bozzuto Management Company (invited)

Continuing Education Credits:

Continuing Education Units

.5 CEUs

Continuous Learning Points

5 CLPs

Training Fees:

AFE Members:                     $200

Early Bird:                      $150

Regular Registration:     $200 

Government / Nonprofit:     $250

Early Bird:                      $200

Regular Registration:     $250 

Industry Non-Member:       $300

Early Bird:                      $270

Regular Registration:     $300 

Bundle Offers:

The Doubleheader: 
AFS 2019 + HFS 2019 or SCWMP

Attend the 2019 AFE Healthcare Facilities Symposium plus either the 2019 Academic Facilities Symposium - 4/16/2019 or the Phigenics Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Program for the Built Environment - 4/18/2019 (SCWMP) for one price:

AFE Members:                   $350.00

(save $50 off regular registration)

Government / Nonprofit:   $450.00

(save $50 off regular registration)

Industry Non-Member:      $550.00

(save $50 off regular registration)


The Trifecta: 
AFS + HFS + Phigenics SCWMP

Attend both the AFE 2019 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and 2019 Academic Facilities Symposium - 4/16/2019 plus the Phigenics Sustainable Comprehensive Water Management Program for the Built Environment - 4/18/2019 (SCWMP) for the Built Environment for one price:

AFE Members:                      $925

Government / Nonprofit:      $1,080

Industry Non-Member:         $1,206

Early-Bird rates end on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 6:00pm EST.  Registration available online at or by calling 571-814-8296.  Phigenics Clients receive AFE Member pricing by calling Bridgett Owen at 571-395-8774.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA  22202

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Bridgett Owen
571-395-0573 (p)
AFE National Events
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Early-Bird rates end on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 6:00pm EST.