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  Ballot for Minnesota Council
  by Site Administrator | Jun 14, 2014
  The Health Care Institute Council of IFMA has granted Minnesota the opportunity to create a local council with the help and direction of our current President, Bill Howden. We are well on our way to getting this organization up and running, but the first step is to elect a Board of Directors.

We are asking that you complete the ballot below for incoming Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Membership Co-Chairs, Public Relations Co-Chairs and Programs Co-Chairs. (Detailed Nominee information below.)

Here is a link to the ballot:

Thanks for taking the time to vote and we look forward to seeing you at our first event later this summer!  The candidates are:

1. Vice President - please select one

  • Wes Chapman, Orfield Laboratories, Inc.

    Wes Chapman's forty year career is composed of diverse experiences in education at both the teaching and administrative level. He has been a partner in design practices that focused on historic preservation, interiors, and architectural programming. Wes has directed efforts in community development and served on planning commissions and design boards. In his current role at Orfield Labs, Wes has been able to combine his broad set of knowledge and skills to focus on directing the design of buildings that use the perceptual sciences to, in effect, creating a higher level of satisfaction in users than is typically achieved.
  • Mike Pedersen, M. A. Mortenson Company

    Mike serves as the healthcare market sector leader for Mortenson Construction. He is a respected leader in the healthcare industry with 27 years of construction expertise. Mike drives a patient first approach and has endeavored to discover quality improvements in the healthcare delivery environment while consistently implementing tried, tested and proven solutions. As a hospital builder, healthcare is the largest component of Mortenson’s business. We are honored to be associated with some of the leading healthcare systems in the area and committed to helping our customers find the right solutions.

2. Secretary/Treasurer - please select one

  • Rhonda Rezac, FMP, RSP i_SPACE

    Rhonda is very passionate about Facility management respects the power of knowledge for all facility managers, and the impact an organization can have on the industry – not only through individuals learning from each other, but the collective ability to influence the industry. With 8 years of experience in the facility management profession, and 16 years in the architectural industry, she understands and appreciates the entire lifecycle of a facility, from cradle to grave. She has served on multiple committees for IFMA as well as 2 Boards. Throughout her involvement in Facility Management, Rhonda has built strong relationships both locally and nationally.

3. Membership Co-Chair - please select two

  • Nicole Erickson, Walker & Associates

    Nicole has 15 years of experience as a project manager; with 8 years in Health Care Project Management. Nicole’s has previously been involved with International Facility Management Association (IFMA) serving as the student chapter President while attending NDSU. She also served on the Education Committee for the Minneapolis IFMA Chapter. Nicole has worked with many Healthcare organizations to help manage all phases of healthcare construction, from conception to move in. More recently, Nicole has been providing business development and marketing for Walker & Associates, in addition to her project management duties.
  • Jennifer Klund, AIA, ACHA, HGA

Jennifer has more than 20 years' experience in medical planning and design for critical access hospitals, academic medical centers, ambulatory care centers, women & children's centers, and other project types nationally. She leads multidisciplinary design teams to research and plan sustainable, operationally efficient healthcare facilities. She has spoken at national healthcare design conferences. She is on the Board of Regents for the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), where she currently serves on the examination committee.

4. Programs Co-Chair - please select two

  • Sharon Langfield, FMP, Ridgeview Medical Center

    Sharon has over 10 years of experience in Facilities Management working in a variety of settings. She is a graduate of North Dakota State University in Facility Management. She has spent the past 5 years working to improve the technologies used by facility managers through the use of CAFM/IWMS systems. Sharon has a passion for solving problems through the use of FM technology. Currently she is the IWMS Program Administrator at Ridgeview Medical Center. In her free time she enjoys her two children, plays co-ed soccer with her husband and likes taking family walks with their dog.
  • Stephanie Statz, IIDA, LEED AP BC+C, EDAC, RSP Architects

    Stephanie serves as a senior project interior designer and medical planner with RSP Architects’ Minneapolis office. She has18 years of professional experience focused almost exclusively on creating a diversity of healthcare environments. Stephanie has had the opportunity to design facilities for many health care organizations throughout the United States. Her caring and personal approach to planning and design enhances the patient, family and caregiver experience. She is committed to design excellence in realizing project goals through close collaboration with her clients while applying best practice models, evidence-based and sustainable design methodologies. Some of her projects have won numerous awards and she is a published author on subjects relating to facility design.

5. Public Relations Co-Chair - please select two

  • Toni Gatz, S&T Office Interiors Group

    Toni has over ten years of Business Development and leadership expertise in strategic sales, with advanced skills in qualifying opportunities and managing all phases of the selling process

    She has strong mentoring and motivational leadership skills along with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Toni has a high level of ambition and integrity with an unwavering commitment to service and success with a desire to be part of an energetic and committed team, share knowledge and expertise, and achieve ambitious goals.
  • Dan Shamp, ASI Signage

    Dan is in charge of Sales and Business Development at ASI Signage. He comes with many years of experience on a variety of committees, boards and associations. He brings this experience and knowledge with him along with the motivation to make this board successful. He has a creative mindset and is willing to take this opportunity to increase the awareness of this young and upcoming council.

    For more detailed bios on HCI Midwest Council Panel, click here