Phyllis Goetz, PDAC, EDAC, Global Director, Nurture by Steelcase.
With over 25 years of healthcare related experience, Phyllis is responsible for sales, focusing on serving the needs of the Architectural and Design Community and is a liaison with leading healthcare network organizations. As one of the founders of Nurture, Phyllis represents Nurture with the Center for Health Design as a Corporate Pebble Partner. She is on their Environmental Standards Committee and is honored to also be a member of the Evidence Based Design Advisory Council (EDAC). Phyllis serves on HIAC, an A&M University Health Industry Advisory Council and has also been named to serve on the Planetree Design Advisory Council. Most recently, Phyllis was named to the AAHID Advisory Council. Phyllis frequently speaks at major events and universities. As a part of the Nurture research team, she has first-hand knowledge of how care is delivered and how evidence-based design can be linked to measurable performance metrics.
New AAHID Advisory Board Member:
Vice President Sales - Healthcare, Tandus Flooring
Ridley Kinsey is Vice President of Sales related to Healthcare for Tandus Flooring, a leading manufacturer of specialized commercial floorcoverings. He joined the company in the Marketing Department in 2004 as General Manager of Healthcare, where he focused on strategy, product, key customer relations, training and communications. He was also part of the Tandus/Kaiser Permanente team that helped develop and launch the Ethos recycled backing system in 2004. In his current role he leads the Tandus Healthcare sales efforts in North America, with a special focus on strategic accounts.
Ridley has developed a broad background and understanding of textiles, furnishings and carpet during 30-plus years in these industries. His roles have included sales, marketing, strategic planning, product development and business management. He has had various regional business responsibilities for North America, South America and Europe and was based in the United Kingdom for 3 years.
He serves on the Market Issues Committee of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and is the lead Tandus representative for the Center for Health Design’s Pebble Program. We are glad to have him join the Advisory Board of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers.
Jean Young, Principal and Project Manager of Young + Co., Inc.
Jean Young has worked as a professional interior designer for 30 years, serving nationally recognized projects including: military, healthcare, senior living communities and commercial projects. She launched her own firm as Young + Co., Inc in 1981. As Principal and Project Manager of Young + Co., Inc., Jean has managed over five million square fee of commercial space using LEED principles as well as Evidence Based Design (EBD). Ms. Young has been recognized by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) for her outstanding contributions and work promoting professionalism in the interior design industry.
CEU Compliance Deadline January 6, 2011
The AAHID credential, like everything requires maintenance in order to ensure its viability. For us as Certified Healthcare Interior Design Professionals, it's remaining current in the fieldthrough continuing education so that the credential does not merely represent a snapshot of your knowledge at the time you earned it. The Healthcare market and the people we serve demand that we can be trusted by end users, employers and the general public over time.
With this in mind, all AAHID certificants are required to earn a minimum of 10 credit hours of IDCEC approved CEU's in Healthcare Interior Design biannually.
This fall the transcripts of a random but significant sample of certificants were reviewed using the NCIDQ database. If a certificant's NCIDQ transcript was dificient in Healthcare Interior Design CEUs, a letter was sent to the certificant requesting additional CEU documentation. While AAHID does not require you keep a transcript with NCIDQ it does make the review process easier for both AAHID and the certificant.
If you elect not to use the NCIDQ transcript service, we suggest that you keep an active file of your CEU's with supporting materials as required for IDCEC reporting.
If you did not recieve a letter, you are assumed compliant. For those of you who did recieve a letter, please note that the deadline for reporting CEU's is Januray 6, 2011.
AAHID monitors CEU's biannually based on when you passed the AAHID exam and became a certificant. New certificants have two years before a CEU review is conducted.
With the down turn in the economy, we have had numerous certificants contact the AAHID Headquarters requesting information on where they can earn "Free" IDEC approved CEU's. In response, we have asked all Industry Partners to post when they are offering courses both on line and regionally. These will be updated on the AAHID website calendar. Please let us know when you hear of CEU opportunites so we can share the information!
AAHID Cirque Du Soleil KÀ Show and Networking Event
Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Healthcare Design HC.10
Please join your AAHID friends, colleagues, and industry partners in a special group block seating at KÀ – the epic and gravity-defying Cirque du Soleil performance at the MGM Grand on Saturday night at 9:30 PM! AAHID, along with a variety of industry partners, will host a hospitality room in the MGM Grand before the event for all AAHID KÀ event participants for drinks and networking, starting at 7:30 PM.
KÀ is a brief walk from earlier HCD.10 events, making it an outstanding opportunity for your Saturday evening entertainment with friends. Tickets for this show are a discounted price of $105.00 per person, and include a drink ticket at the pre-show hospitality event.
Please register and pay for this event as part of your the HCD Conference event registration, which can be accessed at www.hcd10.com. Our block seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets soon for this spellbinding show!
Event details and Industry Partner sponsorship opportunities regarding this event are available by contacting Lew Vassberg, (956) 412-5727 or Linda Gabel, (614) 203-2303.
2009 Nurture Scholarship Winner Update
AAHID Status Report:
The 2009 winner of the AAHID/Nurture Scholarship Winner, James J. Marstller, is currently a PhD Student at the University of Missouri, School of Human Environmental Sciences and department of Architectural Studies.
Mr. Marstiller’s research will focus on finding the best interior design practice methods for people living with dementia and other cognitive disorders and then develop a theory to prove their effectiveness, which, in the end, will increase their quality of life. His pilot study was phrased to remove positive outcome bias. The next step is the literature review, which has a clinical and environmental design focus. The comprehensive examination and dissertation proposal are the final milestones on his road to completion.
IFMA Healthcare Council Seminars
Energy Economics and Environment: Making the 3 E's Work Together
For more information on the seminars, please visit our website.
AAHID certificants are needed to participate as a panel member in the sessions below, if able to volunteer, contact Peter Brooks.
September 16: Charlotte, NC, at NASCAR Hall of Fame
September 24: Toronto, ON at Direct Energy Centre – given at IIDEX
September 29: Dallas, TX, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
October 6: Denver, CO, at University of Colorado Denver Campus
October 26: Atlanta, GA, at Georgia Tech
Employment Positions Available: VP Healthcare KI
The AAHID newsletter and Website will now list position postings only from Industry Partners and Certificant's firms. Please send all openings to Sonya Odell, AAHID Regent for Communications and they will be posted immediately to the website and in the quarterly newsletter. We will keep the posting on the website until filled; please notify AAHID when the position search is filled, modified, or discontinued.
KI, an industry-leading, award-winning furniture manufacturer with an international presence, is seeking a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Vice President-Healthcare Markets at their corporate headquarters. See AAHID Website for more information.
The VP Healthcare is responsible for the overall successful development and execution of marketing and associated business plans and strategies to ensure KI’s success in the healthcare vertical market. This individual must be able to strategically capture and analyze key information regarding market needs, understand competitive influences and market trends, and execute marketing plans to ensure targeted revenue and profit goals are met.
A thorough understanding of the needs of the healthcare market is essential to the success of this position. High interaction with these external customers to fully understand their marketing needs will enable you to facilitate successful product development and promotion and pricing of products in cooperation with KI's internal product management team.
What you will be doing:
- Support field sales force with strategies to win key projects, including presentations to end-users and A&D firms.
- Maintain key contacts in the marketplace to increase KI’s brand strategy.
- Create and execute marketing plans and expense budgets. Prepare forecasts of market activity.
- Analyze sales results to understand KI’s position and progress toward attainment of goals.
- Understand market needs, competitive influences and market trends. Analyze market research results and translate into winning marketing strategies.
- Identify product gaps and opportunities in the market.
- Develop promotional plans for the market including advertising, public relations, literature, sales support documents and other materials.
- Develop training objectives for the healthcare market in cooperation with the training team.
- Manage/monitor pricing strategy and profitability and make recommendations.
- B.S. degree, preferably in Marketing, Business, or Healthcare. Master’s degree preferred.
- 8-10 years experience in marketing and/or sales in the healthcare industry. Commercial furniture background preferred but not required.
- Strong understanding of healthcare market.
- Skilled negotiator.
- Excellent analytical and financial skills, P&L experience preferred.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills including consulting skills.
- Travel required up to 40-50%.