News Release: The Health Care Institute Launches HCI Southern California

HCI’s Newest Chapter to Host Event on Capital Investments May 24

May 3, 2018 — The Health Care Institute is pleased to announce that healthcare design, construction, operations, real estate and other facilities related professional across Southern California now have within easy reach opportunities for local networking and targeted educational sessions with the launch of HCI Southern California.

Led by Bill Foulkes of Cumming Corp. as President and Dianne Lee of AECOM as President-Elect, the newest local HCI chapter supports the national organization’s mission to enhance the skills of and unite professionals within the healthcare built environment.

The new organization’s Board is rounded out by experienced professionals from area organizations, including:

  • Liz Gribben, Kitchell Contractors Inc. – Vice President & Program Co-Chair, Orange County
  • Jeff Hankin, Stantec – Treasurer & Program Co-Chair, San Diego
  • Tom Bethmann, Layton Construction – Secretary & Sponsorship Co-Chair
  • Tan Warren, RTKL Callison – Sponsorship Co-Chair
  • Chai Jayachandran, SmithGroupJJR – Program Co-Chair, Los Angeles
  • Anat Grant, DLR Group – Program Co-Chair, Los Angeles
  • Clarissa Chiang, Cumming Corp. – Membership Co-Chair
  • Andy Millar, Hensel Phelps – Membership Co-Chair
  • Alyssa Scholz, Gensler – Program Co-Chair, Orange County
  • Trisha Clark, Cannon Design – Program Co-Chair, San Diego
  • Paul King, McCarthy Building Co. – Program Co-Chair, San Diego

HCI Southern California will provide a local focus for healthcare facility management, design, construction and real estate professionals by providing regular educational programs and networking events in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

“I am pleased to be part of such a prestigious Board, which will bring a much needed local HCI presence to Southern California” Foulkes says.

The organization kicks off this effort with a program on May 24 that asks “Where Do You See Healthcare Organizations Investing Their Capital Resources Over the Next 10 Years?”

This event will feature insight from Andrew Moey, Division Head Project Mgmt. Division I, County of LA Dept. of Public Works; Gordon Oakley, Deputy Division Chief of OSHPD Facilities Development Division, Southern California; Alicia Wachtel, Executive Director, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction, Cedars Sinai; and Karl Wagner, Sr. Dir. Construction Ops, Real Estate & Construction, Providence St. Joseph Health. Stacey Pray, AIA, ACHA, CASp, President of SHP Project Development Inc., will moderate.

The event is free to HCI Members.  Additional details, and registration, are available at

The organization is seeking additional volunteers with a passion for providing education and professional development opportunities. To learn more about HCI Southern California, visit

 About the Health Care Institute

The Health Care Institute, an IFMA Council, is dedicated to enhancing the skills of and uniting professionals within the healthcare built environment. With members throughout the world, HCI serves a constituency that interacts directly with the business office and/or C-suite, and supervises multiple aspects of healthcare facilities management including healthcare facility design, construction, operations and real estate management.

HCI is the official partner of SquareFootage for a nationwide educational seminar series that has traveled to 25 different cities, resulting in a forum where facilities managers can problem solve with healthcare architects, designers, engineers, contractors and administrators.

For more information about HCI, visit the organization’s website at

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 22,000 members in 78 countries. The association’s members manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.

Contact: Megan Headley, (540) 735-5196 or

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