June 18, 2013

Interior Design’s Healthcare and Wellness Advisory Council 2013

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Interior Design

‘s Health Care and Wellness Advisory Council convenes twice yearly to discuss current and futuristic design for health care and wellness. The Council is comprised of top industry leaders who will advise

Interior Design

on innovation, standards, challenges, and design trends in health care, and the emphasis on designing for wellness across all industry sectors.

Clare Ardizzone

Clare Ardizzone, Senior Interior Designer,

Loebl Schlossman & Hackl

Clare Ardizzone has 10 years experience as an Interior Designer and Senior Designer at the University of Michigan Health Systems leading projects of all sizes, including a now replaced replacement for Mott Children’s hospital that was a pioneer in family centered care As a Senior Associate at A3C Architecture and design in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She led interiors for multiple projects at Chelsea Community Hospital (Now part of the Trinity network), including major renovations to the ER and Surgical units, and a Labor and delivery center at Jackson Hospital.  An ER expansion at DMC Pediatric Center was a happy challenge.

Sonja Bochart

Sonja Bochart, Senior Interior Designer,


Sonja Bochart has more than 17 years of experience as a commercial interior designer. Her portfolio includes educational, community and international medical facilities, as well as corporate spaces and mixed use structures. Sonja’s commitment in creating meaningful spaces is anchored in her work as an interior designer shaping spaces for connection and deep transformation—striving to create authentic spaces for living well. She weaves together principles of Biophilia, Evidence Based Design, Planetree and Sustainability. Ms. Bochart actively participates in several industry organizations including the International Living Future Institute, she teaches and mentors, is published in leading industry journals and is a member of the USGBC.

Kelly Brainerd

Kelly Brainerd, Senior Associate,


Kelly has more than 12 years of interior design experience with a primary focus on healthcare design. She creates timeless and functional interiors. “We integrate all parts of a project into a unified design,” she says. As an interior designer, Kelly matches her design expertise with the client’s goals in a collaborative team process. She cues into emerging products, materials and research to develop appropriate solutions that enhance environments. She builds trust with clients as she shows them options for a range of interior applications and sustainable choices.

Betsey Brawley

Betsy Brawley, President,

Design Concepts Unlimited

Betsy Brawley specializes in designing interior environments for aging adults, including those with Alzheimer’s disease. With more than thirty years experience as a designer and consultant for healthcare projects nationwide, Betsy brings a wealth of personal experience, knowledge and awareness to her clients, with project credits ranging from CCRC’s, assisted living, skilled nursing, adult day health care, to Alzheimer’s special care settings.

Donald Cremers

Donald Cremers, Senior Designer,


As a senior leader in HOK’s healthcare interiors group, with over 25 years of experience, Donald has a wide range of experience within the workplace, public, education and hospitality sectors, with a current focus on healthcare and wellness environments. Always integrating closely with the architecture, he designs interiors that respond to the context of the site and structure, and support the highly complex parameters of healing within warm modern spaces. Donald has been acknowledged with multiple awards for both domestic and international projects, as well as products designed for the healthcare environment.

Haley Driscoll

Haley Driscoll, Senior Associate,

Francis Cauffman

An interior designer with 20 years’ experience, Haley is a leader in her field with expertise in all aspects of health-care interior design. She has a particular sensitivity to designing around the patient centered care model, and she continues to look for ways to incorporate the latest evidence from scientific research about the healthcare environment into her work. Her expertise in planning, programming, interior detailing, and furniture and finish selection brings together these disciplines for creative solutions to specific design problems. She has earned the role of “trusted advisor” from many of her clients. As a leading member of Francis Cauffman’s healthcare interior design group, they have gained numerous awards such as the Best Healthcare Award from the Philadelphia/New Jersey/Delaware Chapter of the IIDA.

Tama Duffy Day

Tama Duffy Day, Principal,

Perkins + Will

Tama is a principal and serves as the National Interior Design Healthcare Practice Leader. She is internationally recognized in the creation of therapeutic environments. Tama brings an integrated humanistic approach to her clients, her teams and the firm. From the beginning of her career Tama’s interest in the measurable effects of designed environments on health improvement led her to critical inquiry and research. She is a spokesperson raising awareness of this correlation among her clients, peers, other professionals and leaders across the healthcare industry. This innovative practice has earned Tama many design awards. She is a frequent lecturer on the issue of innovative design and has numerous published projects.

Mary Jean Eastman

Mary-Jean Eastman, Principal, Executive Director & Founding Partner,

Perkins Eastman

Mary-Jean Eastman plays a key role in the overall design direction of the firm while she also is the Managing Principal of the New York Office. She is involved in the firm’s healthcare, higher education, public building, and residential design practices. Integrating architecture and interior design to create significant spaces and humanizing institutional environments are central to Mary-Jean’s professional practice.

Randy Guillot

Randy Guillot, Design Principal,

Cannon Design

As one of Cannon Design’s principal designers, Randy Guillot is changing the face of today’s healthcare architecture by creating buildings that are filled with daylight, connected to nature, and designed to promote health and well being. His work helps redefine clinical, scientific, and corporate environments through careful consideration of client objectives and the transformative potential of design. Through his projects and the communities they affect, Guillot leverages the potential of design, in projects ranging from hospitals to research facilities and corporate headquarters. His award-winning work spans four continents and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Modern Healthcare, Architectural Record, and Contract.

David Jaeger

David Jaeger, Principal & Senior Healthcare Designer,


David Jaeger has been practicing health care design for over 30 years.  In one of the most remarkable periods of change in the health care industry, David has been a leader in the design of environments that help shape the future. David has been active regionally and nationally with several speaking engagements primarily focused on the interrelationship of environmental design and better clinical and experiential outcomes.

Nila Leiserowitz

Nila Leiserowitz, Managing Principal,


Nila R. Leiserowitz has spent 35 years pushing the limits of interior design and workplace performance strategy. Her passion for interior environments and improving their service to the people who use them also drives her continued pursuit of education and outreach within the industry and beyond.

Christine McCullough

Christie McCullough, Interior Designer,

Earl Swensson Associates

Since joining Earl Swensson Associates (ESa) in 2001, Christie has been heavily involved as an interior designer for a wide-range of educational, community, healthcare and hospitality projects. Her expertise includes Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design process utilizing Revit Architecture on various projects.


Aneetha McLellan, Director of Interior Architecture,

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Aneetha McLellan has been with HDR for nearly 15 years and was appointed head of the Interior Design Department four years ago. Outside the office, she has been an Adjunct Professor of Interior Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and serves as an advisor member to the University of Nebraska-Kearney Interior Design Program. Aneetha was instrumental in forming the Greater Omaha City Center of the Great Plains IIDA Chapter and helped grow membership from three members to some 200 now. Aneetha McLellan’s recent noteworthy Omaha projects include the Stratcom Headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, the new Methodist Health Women’s Hospital, the new Bellevue Medical Center, and the Creighton University Comprehensive Science Complex.

Jane Rohde

Jane Rohde, Principal and Founder,

JSR Associates

Jane has over 20 years of experience in programming, architecture, interior design, and operational consulting for senior living, residential, and healthcare projects. Jane is the former VP of Design for Erickson Retirement Communities, which, during her employ, developed Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) in Maryland and Michigan. From her experience working in development, she realized that there was a wide gap between operations, user needs, and design. Under Jane’s direction the design department set out to close that gap by designing fully functioning spaces to better serve residents and staff.

Michelle Rotherham

Michelle Rotherham, Interior Designer,


Michelle joins ARCTURIS with 6 years of professional experience. She is an NCIDQ Licensed Interior Designer and LEED AP. Prior to Arcturis, Michelle worked for Gensler in Denver and most recently for The Lawrence Group in St. Louis, where she served Healthcare, Corporate and Education clients, leading them through the full project process, from conceptual design, space planning and furniture selection to construction documents and construction administration.

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