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 Board of Regents

​​Bill Hercules

William J. Hercules

Bill Hercules inspires healthcare executives and helps them shape their future places of care.  Over more than a third of a century, he continues to sustain results-oriented, national leadership in architecture, and purposefully leads leaders to think deeply about their mission and better outcomes.  Having led successful architectural office practices in prominent international and regional firms, Bill founded WJH, a professional design alliance, which draws on his significant national network and focuses on connecting the larger questions of mission, health, performance, and occupant experience by using design thinking to build bridges from past models into very different future.

A Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects, the national certification body for the practice of healthcare architecture.  He is regular faculty and an active member within the American College of Healthcare Executives, and had initiated inter-organizational educational initiatives between the ACHA and parallel national professional organizations like the ACHE and the American Hospital Association's American Society for Healthcare Engineering.  Bill currently holds key national, state, and local leadership positions with various professional and community organizations, and has written, spoken and juried projects around matters of healthcare architecture.

John Rogers

John W. Rogers

John Rogers is a graduate of the College of Design Architecture Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati where he received a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is a registered architect in four states and holds his NCARB Certificate in Washington DC. John is the Corporate Architect at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where he is a member of the Design, Construction and Space Management Team of the Facilities Management Department. His responsibilities include planning for services that meet the mission, financial and capital parameters for medical services on the 5 campuses and 58 facilities CCHMC operates. John provides leadership in procurement and implementation of innovative design and construction services. He also improves processes that reduce costs and consider their environmental impact. Aiding in the development and coordination of planning, design, architecture, interiors, artwork, way-finding and graphics that support the CCHMC brand is key to what he does.

A. Ray Pentecost III

Angela Mazzi

Angela Mazzi, AIA, ACHA, is a Senior Associate and Senior Medical Planner at GBBN Architects in Cincinnati, OH. Angela’s work focuses on enhancing quality of life through built environments – connecting great design with user needs. She implements evidence based design and Lean principles to bring empathy to healthcare design projects around the nation. Angela has been invited to speak nationally and internationally, write articles, teach classes and participate on juries because of her deep healthcare experience and research in human behavior.

Angela is actively involved in ACHA, serving as Chair of the AENC Committee from 2011-2015 and as 2015 Chair of the Legacy Project Award. Angela also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Patient Centered Design and the Board of Directors for AIA Cincinnati and is a peer reviewer for both the HERD Journal and the AAH Journal, and was an Advisory Board member for Arizona State University’s Healthcare Design Program during its initial years.​​

Vince Avallone

   David ​J. Allison

David Allison​ is an Alumni Distinguished Professor and has served as the Director of Graduate Studies in Architecture + Health [A​+H] at Clemson University since 1990. The A+H program at Clemson is nationally recognized for the quality of its focused curriculum and consistent emphasis on design excellence within the discipline of healthcare architecture. It is committed to the integration of innovative design with academic scholarship and research in healthy community planning and design and healthcare environments, and it has won numerous national awards for its work, and the work of its students, under David Allison's direction.

Professor Allison is a registered architect in South Carolina and North Carolina, and is NCARB certified. His scholarly focus is centered on healthy community planning and design, design prototyping and research related to health care environments. He has served on numerous national health environments design award juries and is a founding member and Fellow of ACHA and the Coalition for Health Environments Research. He is also an active member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, where he served a three-year term as an AIA/AAH National Advisory Board member. He was selected in 2007 as one of "Twenty Making a Difference" nationally by Healthcare Design Magazine and identified again in 2009, 2010 and 2012 by a national poll conducted by the magazine as "one of the most influential people in healthcare design." Design Intelligence Magazine named him one of the nation's 30 Most Admired Design Educators in 2013-14.

Vince Avallone

Vince G. Avallone

Vince Avallone is a Sr. Medical Planner and Principal for SmithgroupJJR in San Francisco, CA. He has over 20 years of healthcare experience with leadership in healthcare architecture, master planning, programming and medical planning. Vince’s interests in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and lean processes help to incorporate resources and space where they are most valued. He has been a certificate holder since 2007, served ACHA as the co-chair of the Communications and Outreach Committee for the past 3 years and also served as a juror for the Legacy Project Award.

Jennifer Klund, AIA, ACHA

   Jon Paul Bacariza

Jon Paul Bacariza, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP is the Tampa Office director of HKS Architects and is one of the healthcare practice leaders in Florida. He was raised in Madrid, Spain and during his professional career has practiced throughout the southeast. Jon Paul was a founding member of the South Florida Green Building Council Chapter and served on the ACHA exam committee for five years prior to joining the board. Jon Paul received his Bachelors of Architecture from Cornell University. 

A. Ray Pentecost III

   Clyde "Ted" Moore

Clyde "Ted" Moore III, AIA, ACHA, LEED BD+C, is a Project Design Principal for Haskell Architects and Engineers. Starting in January 2018, he will become Operations Manager for FreemanWhite  (a Haskell Company), in the Jacksonville office. Ted's experience includes leading several fully integrated project delivery teams, as an AEC team leader, in the delivery of new and/or renovated medical centers in several states. His passion is in the creative planning and design of a comforting patient, family, and staff experience that is an ideal environment for the efficient delivery of healthcare. Ted has served on ACHA's Communications and Outreach Committee for more than six years and has been Chair for the past three years. Ted is currently licensed in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Vermont, and attended the University of North Florida.

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   Steve Templet

​​Steve Templet, AIA, ACHA, has 25 years of professional experience, concentrating on healthcare planning and design. He currently serves as a Senior Project Manager in Sizeler Thompson Brown Archit​ect’s Healthcare Design Group. He has led healthcare master-planning and design efforts at many of the local healthcare facilities in the region and has been recognized for both his leadership and manag​ement of these projects. He has served on the College’s Certification Committee for the last seven years, the last four years as the committee’s chair.

Philip E. Tobey

Philip E. Tobey

Philip Tobey is Senior Vice President and a national healthcare leader of SmithGroupJJR, the nation’s seventh largest architectural/engineering firm. He has over 40 years of experience in healthcare planning and design for the country’s leading academic medical centers and hospital systems. Phil was recently appointed to the U.S. Defense Health Board, evidence of his federal and military healthcare expertise.

Phil is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Fellow and Founding Member of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA). He is the recipient of the national Urbahn Medal for “eminent and notable contributions in the field of architecture” from the Society of American Military Engineers.

Widely recognized and highly regarded as one of the profession’s leaders in healthcare architecture, Phil has addressed many national and regional organizations concerning issues and trends that affect healthcare. Notable clients include the National Institutes of Health, numerous academic medical centers, all branches of services of the Department of Defense, major health systems (including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter, and Universal), and many regional and community healthcare providers.

Phil’s special areas of expertise include:

  • The definition and implementation of world class military and veteran’s health facilities planning, design and construction
  • The design of advanced rehabilitation and research facilities for amputee, burn, Polytrauma, and traumatic brain injury patients
  • General trends in healthcare facility design, including evidence-based design, hospital sustainability, patient-centered care and patient safety

Prior to entering private practice, Phil served as an officer with the U.S. Air Force’s Office of the Surgeon General with review responsibility for medical projects worldwide, and where for almost a year, he was on special assignments to the White House. A registered architect and interior designer, Phil received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.

A. Ray Pentecost III

Past President
A. Ray Pentecost III

Dr. Ray Pentecost is the Director of the Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD) in the Texas A&M University (TAMU) College of Architecture and holds the Ronald L. Skaggs and Joseph G. Sprague Chair of Health Facilities Design.  He is a registered Architect, Board Certified in the healthcare architecture specialty, and a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and the American College of Healthcare Architects (FACHA).  He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a former Licensed Long Term Care Administrator, and an ordained minister.  In 2012 Ray was one of only eight individuals named to Healthcare Design Magazine’s list of “The Most Influential People in Healthcare Design.”  Ray is the Immediate Past President of the American College of Healthcare Architects, the Immediate Past President of the International Academy for Design and Health in Stockholm, and a two-time Past President of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health.

ACHA Past Presidents

  • 1999-2002 - D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2003-2004 - Morris A. Stein, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2005 - Donald C. McKahan, AIA, FACHA
  • 2006 - Francis Murdock Pitts, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2007 - John Pangrazio, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2008 - Rebecca Lewis, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2009-2010 - Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2011 - Robert P. Walker, AIA, FACHA
  • 2012 - Wilbur H. (Tib) Tusler, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2013 - Peter Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2014 - Connie S. McFarland, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2015 - Anthony J. Haas, FAIA, FACHA
  • 2016 - Mark A. Nichols, AIA, FACHA​​​​​​​
  • 2017 - A. Ray Pentecost III, FAIA, FACHA

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