David Allison, FAIA, ACHA, is a professor of architecture and the director of graduate studies in architecture and health at Clemson University. Considered one of the most comprehensive professional degree programs in the nation with a concentration in architecture and health, the program prepares graduates to engage in the integrated planning and design of health care facilities, the healthful design of communities, and the healthful design of the built environment in general. A prolific writer and speaker, Professor Allison is a registered architect in California, South Carolina, and North Carolina, and has served on numerous national health environments design award juries.
Marilyn Chow, RN, DNSc, FAAN, is vice president of national patient care services at Kaiser Permanente. She works with nursing leaders, senior executives, and others to enable delivery of the highest quality and safest patient-centered care. Marilyn is committed to using innovation and technology to reduce waste and improve workflows within the health care industry. She was a driving force in creating the Sidney R. Garfield Health Care Innovation Center, Kaiser Permanente's living laboratory, where ideas are tested and solutions are developed in a hands-on, simulated clinical environment. She was recently selected as one of the distinguished 100 graduates and faculty of the UCSF School of Nursing for the Centennial Wall of Fame.
Jane Finley, MHSA, is senior vice president and executive director of the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, which serves nearly 300,000 members in Southern California. She has been with Kaiser Permanente since 1984, holding various positions including, director of planning; business strategy & finance leader Tri-Central; director of hospital operations Panorama City; and service area manager of the Valleys Service Area.
John Kouletsis, AIA, EDAC, is executive director of strategy, planning, and design at Kaiser Permanente. Collaborating with thousands of frontline health care professionals, planners, and architects, John helped develop a comprehensive set of planning and design standards that ensure Kaiser Permanente hospitals and medical buildings across the country are built and maintained with a consistent level of quality and affordability. John has spent more than 25 years as an owner's representative and design consultant, working on a variety of health care facilities in both the United States and Japan. He speaks widely on design excellence and evidence-based and sustainable design.
Jodie Lesh, MBA, is senior vice president of strategic planning and new ventures for Kaiser Permanente, Southern California, where she oversees capital planning and allocation for Kaiser Permanente facilities. Jodi leads a group focused on developing external partnerships and new business ventures. She also leads the region's Management Consulting Department, which provides analysis and project management for critical business initiatives.
Janet Liang, MHA, is president of the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region. Kaiser Permanente serves 222,000 members in Hawaii and employs more than 4,400 staff and clinicians at its 278-bed hospital and 17 clinics. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Liang had a 14-year career with Group Health Cooperative, a health maintenance organization in Washington state. She served in numerous roles, including executive vice president and board chair for its insurance subsidiary, KPS Health Plans, Inc. She specializes in strategy and leadership in times of significant change.
Greg Posner, MHSA, FACHE, is medical group administrator for Kaiser Permanente, Panorama City Medical Center. He manages all medical group office operations, provider relations, and collaboration with health plan and hospital leadership. Greg has been with Kaiser Permanente for 25 years. He has been in his current position for the past 17 years. Prior to that, he was the hospital administrator for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento.
Jeffrey D. Selberg, MHA, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He works closely with the institute's leadership team to develop strategic partnerships, innovate new models of care, and develop and spread new definitions of patient safety. His broad range of experience spans 35 years in the health care field, including serving as president and CEO of Southwest Washington Medical Center/Clark United Providers, and executive vice president and chief of operations for Good Samaritan in Oregon.
Charles Siconolfi, AIA, ACHA, is director of health care planning and design for HOK. He combines research and vision to design health care facilities that accommodate the needs of patients, families, staff, and communities. He has designed and provided leadership on projects worldwide, including the Ohio State University Medical Center, Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center and the Saint Bartholomew/Royal London Hospitals in the United Kingdom.
David Quam, MD, is area medical director of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario medical centers, where he has managed several major capital investments, including the construction and expansion of several medical office buildings and the opening of two hospitals.