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William N. Bernstein, PMI, CSI, LEED®AP, AIA :

  • Mr. Bernstein is a registered architect and a graduate of Yale University (Master of Architecture), with over thirty years of experience in healthcare architecture, healthcare project management, and medical equipment planning. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the following organizations: American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American College of Healthcare Architects, American Society of Hospital Engineers, Hospital Engineering Society, Construction Specifications Institute and the Project Management Institute. Mr. Bernstein received the Healthcare Construction Certificate from the American Hospital Association. In addition, he is LEED-certified, and offers additional experience in equipment planning within sustainable and LEED-certified projects.
  • Areas of Equipment Planning Expertise : Hospitals, Healthcare, Laboratories, Sustainable and LEED-certified projects.

Jamie Toler, PMP :

  • Mr. Toler is a graduate of Clemson University (Masters Certificate in Project Management) and Queens University (Bachelor’s Degree – Accounting and Business Administration). Mr. Toler has spent the last fifteen years of his career exclusively in the healthcare industry, focused on hospital construction management, including medical equipment planning and procurement. He is extremely knowledgeable about hospital operations, especially infrastructure and equipment procurement and installation.  Mr. Toler is a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. 
  • Areas of Equipment Planning Expertise : New Hospitals, Hospital Additions and Renovations, Outpatient Facilities.

Mitch Gipson 

  • Mitch Gipson is a consultant to the biotech industry as well as a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (Masters in City and Regional Planning) and Dartmouth College. Mr. Gipson was the Executive Director of the Audubon Biomedical Science and Technology Park at Columbia University Medical Center for 11 years. He was responsible for the overall commercial development and management of the Park, which is comprised of two university research buildings and the Audubon Business and Technology Center, New York City’s first incubator for start up biotechnology companies. The incubator has been a home to over 50 start up companies to date. Prior to coming to Columbia, Mr. Gipson spent 8 years at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, which is responsible for implementing New York City’s economic development initiatives. While at EDC, Mr. Gipson worked on a variety of commercial real estate development projects including community retail development efforts, regional retail development projects and large scale mixed-use and office projects in downtown Brooklyn including the Morgan Stanley/Pierrepont building and Renaissance Plaza/New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, which was Brooklyn’s first new, full service hotel in over 40 years.
  • Area of Equipment Planning Expertise: Laboratories

Kenneth Yesmant

  • Mr. Yesmant is a graduate of SUNY Farmingdale, Pratt Institute, and the National Academy of Art & Design. He has devoted his career to the design, construction, and food service equipment planning of restaurants, and he has worked on some of the most prominent and successful restaurants in the country. He has a national reputation in food service equipment consulting, restaurant design and construction, and has completed over (20) prominent restaurant projects around the country.
  • Areas of Equipment Planning Expertise: Food Service, Restaurants, Kitchens

Willie Landau

  • Ms. Landau has been active as an interior designer and purchasing specialist since 1977.  She has participated in the strategic planning and implementation of both domestic and international projects of varying degrees of complexity, ranging from new construction, to restorations, and partial or total rehabilitations. Known in the hospitality industry as a strong negotiator with an extensive knowledge of product and sourcing, Ms. Landau has a consistent tract record of achieving substantial saving for her clients. Her work encompasses contract and residential design, purchasing, project management at high dollar volume levels, and specializes in consulting services for the hospitality industry.
  • Area of Equipment Planning Expertise: Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FF&E)

Robert S. Goodman, MBA, CHE

  • Mr. Goodman is a 30-plus year veteran of the healthcare industry, having held positions in hospital administration, investment banking, financing and consulting. His career in hospital administration began in 1973 and culminated with being CEO of a 240-bed community hospital in New York City that he turned around in the late 1980’s. He spent 6 years associated with a Merrill Lynch wholly owned subsidiary where he was involved with the turnaround and disposition of 16 diagnostic imaging centers located throughout the United States. He then started a new subsidiary for a diversified financial services company focused on financing de novo outpatient centers, notably surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers and radiation therapy centers. He started The Mansfield Group, LLC, a healthcare management and consulting firm, in 2000 and has worked on many outpatient projects, mostly managing the arrangement of debt financing, negotiating with landlords, performing feasibility studies, advising on ownership structures and providing other advisory and development services. Philosophically, Mr. Goodman has a deep sense of the delicacies associated with balancing the provision of healthcare with the business of healthcare. He believes that hospitals and physicians must act together to be able to offer the best and most affordable healthcare to the communities they serve. He also realizes that it is not always possible.
  • Area of Equipment Planning Expertise : Health Care

James M. Hunt, AIA:

  • Mr. Hunt is a registered Architect and graduate of Kansas State University (Bachelor of Architecture) with over thirty-five years of experience in all phases of the construction industry.  He was employed by architectural firms for ten years working primarily with health care projects, was Director of Facilities Management for the Menninger Clinic (a world renown private mental health facility) for twenty years and is presently president of a facility management company and a licensed general contractor.  Mr. Hunt is a member of the American Institute of Architects, International Facility Management Association, founding member of IFMA’s Health Care Council and former Planning Commissioner in Topeka.  Mr. Hunt is registered to practice architecture in Kansas and because of his NCARB certification can be registered to practice architecture in all 50 states and Canada within 30 days of application.  His experience with the Menninger Clinic allowed him to gain intimate knowledge of the very specialized requirements for designing safe environments for behavioral health care units.  He has consulted with facilities in eight states on design and remodeling of this type of facility.  He co-authored a white paper titled “Guidelines for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities” which was published on the website of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems.  Mr. Hunt has also been published in Psychiatric Hospital magazine and featured on the cover of Facility Design and Management and has been a guest lecturer at the College of Architecture and Design at Kansas State University.
  • Areas of Equipment Planning Expertise: Health Care (with a sub-specialty in Psychiatric Facilities)

King W. Leung, LEED®AP, AIA

  • Mr. Leung is a registered architect and a graduate of City College of New York (Bachelor of Architecture). He has devoted his entire career to healthcare design, equipment planning and healthcare project management. He has over ten years of experience in medical equipment planning.  Mr. Leung is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is also LEED-certified, and offers additional experience in equipment planning within sustainable and LEED-certified projects.
  • Areas of Equipment Planning Expertise: New Hospitals, Hospital Additions and Renovations, Outpatient Facilities 

Thomas Fairlie

  • Mr. Fairlie is a graduate of the University of Hartford (Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology). He has devoted his entire career to healthcare design, equipment planning and healthcare project management. He has over ten years of experience in medical equipment planning. 
  • Areas of Equipment Planning Expertise: New Hospitals, Hospital Additions and Renovations, Outpatient Facilities 

 

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