Smart Water Leadership Summit Phigenics
2014 Smart Water Leadership Summit
SessionPresentersTime
Invitation to the 2014 Smart Water Leadership Summit
W McCoy, Phigenics et al.4:57
Opening Remarks
W. McCoy, Phigenics12:39
Leadership Initiatives In Building Water Safety By NSF International
C. McLellan, NSF International13:07
Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Legionella Disease and Scald Injury from Potable Water Distribution Systems P. Matkovsky, Veterans Health Administration42:12
Healthcare Building Water Safety: Case Studies in Leadership M. Cain, Phigenics
D. Cord, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
T. Fair, Novant Health
A. Kubly, Mayo Clinic
1:12:44
Acute Treatment of Building Water Systems: Thermal Shock, Hyper-chlorination and Emerging MethodsW. McCoy, Phigenics
M. Arduino, Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch
A. Rosenblatt, Gordon & Rosenblatt
M. Schwartz, University of Rochester
1:05.00
Regulatory Requirements Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Associated With Supplemental DisinfectionW. McCoy, Phigenics
T. Grubbs, U.S. EPA
A. Rosenblatt, Gordon & Rosenblatt
L. Daniels, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
D. Osterhoudt, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators
A. Roberson, American Water Works Association
34:47
29:09
Best Practices For Validating Hazard ControlW. McCoy, Phigenics
M.Bensoussan, SETRI Consultoria em Sustentabilidade Ltda
M. Rodgers, US EPA National Risk Management
35:43
The Delicate Balance Between Water Safety and Water ConservationM. Gallagher-Rogers, U.S. Green Building Council
D. Ayers, Jones Lang LaSalle, Beaumont Healthcare
M. Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
D. King, Kaiser Permanente
J. Lonneman, Mayo Clinic
1:00:42
Building Water Sustainability: It’s Good For Business M. Matlock, University of Arkansas
17:08
Retail Building Water Sustainability: Case Study in Leadership D. Moseley, Walmart
49:23
Executive Perspectives on Building Water Sustainability M. Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency
V. Blette, US Environmental Protection Agency
P. Snyder, InterContinental Hotels Group
M. Stiene, Novant Health
R. Zimmerman, Kohler Company
1:13:02
Alliance For Water Stewardship L. Downes, The Nature Conservancy & Alliance for Water Stewardship
14:50
How Do We Define Leadership In Building Water Management? D. Amhaus, The Water Council
40:59
President & CEO, The Water Council
Dean Amhaus has served as the first President & CEO of The Water Council since March 2010. The Council was formed with the express purpose of growing the Milwaukee region into the world hub for water research, education and economic development. The only organization of its kind in the United States, the Water Council is successfully coalescing these attributes into a powerful force that is garnering international recognition. The Council’s most significant achievement occurred in September 2013 with the opening of the Global Water Center, a one of a kind water technology research and business accelerator located in a 98,000 sf ...Read More seven-story refurbished warehouse in Milwaukee’s downtown. His diverse thirty-year background in multiple sectors encapsulates a wide-range of expertise in government relations, branding, fundraising, economic development and non-profit management in Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin. Close ↑
Supervisory Research Microbiologist, Chief Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Matthew joined the Hospital Infections Program (DHQP) at CDC in 1988 and began research and outbreak response in dialysis-associated adverse events; PHS Trainee (1986-1987) Enteric Diseases Branch, CDC

Prior Positions: Microbiologist, Westchester County Department of Laboratories and ...Read More Research, Valhalla, NY (1980-82); Microbiologist, Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY (1982-1984)

Education: College of Mount Saint Vincent, B.S. Biology 1979; New York Medical College, M.S., Microbiology 1981; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.P.H. 1985, and Dr.P.H. 1989, Parasitology and Laboratory Practice.

Honors: 34 awards including: 4 Health and Human Services Awards for Distinguished Service (2002, 2003, 2006, 2013) ; 2 FDA Awards, 27 CDC awards, and Ad Laudum Dei Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award (College of Mount Saint Vincent, October 17, 2002, New York, New York)

Professional Societies: Member: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society: Past-President, CDC Chapter Sigma Xi; Member: American Biosafety Association, American Nephrology Nurses Association, American Society for Microbiology; American Society for Nephrology; American Water Works Association, Association for Practitioners of Infection Control and Epidemiology, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, Georgia Water Pollution and Control Association, International Society for Hemodialysis, International Society for Infectious Diseases, National Registry of Microbiologists, National Kidney Foundation; Fellow: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America,

Committees: Renal Disease and Detoxification, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) (1992-2007); HHS National Action Plan to Eliminate Healthcare-Associated Infections: END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE FACILITIES Working Group (2009-2012); Inter-Agency Working Group on Water Security, EPA (; Inter-Agency Expert Panel for Anthrax Testing and Surrogates, EPA (2002-2012); Chair, General Hospital and Personal Use Devices Panel, FDA, CDRH (2012- ); Member: CDRH general Hospital and Personal Use Panel Medical Devices Advisory Committee, FDA (2002-5); Technical Consultant CDRH general Hospital and Personal Use Panel medical Devices Advisory Committee, FDA (2005-2012); Parenteral Drug Association Working Group on Objectionable Organisms (2012- )

Editorial Review Board: Nephrology News and Issues, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Journal of Infection Control

Adhoc Reviewer: American Journal of Kidney Disease, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Clinical Journal of the American Society for Nephrology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Journal of the American Society for Nephrology, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Journal of Microbial Methods, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kidney International, Medscape Infectious Diseases, New England Journal of Medicine

Scientific Interests: Health Care Acquired Infections; Dialysis Associated Diseases; Water Quality; Environmental Infection Control; Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases. Publications: Author and co-author of 142 papers, 10 book chapters, 3 training manuals, Contributor to: 20 MMWR reports Close ↑

Vice President of Operations, Jones, Lang Lasalle
Dennis Ayers is a healthcare executive with over 25 years of experience in the industry in both financial and operational roles, predominantly managing hospital support service operations. He is currently Vice President of Operations at Jones, Lang Lasalle in the Healthcare division providing services to the Beaumont Health System in Northeast Michigan. Prior to joining JLL, Dennis was with ARAMARK Healthcare where he managed food service operations for OhioHealth in Columbus Ohio, a seven hospital, $2 billion company. Prior to joining ARAMARK, Dennis was the Vice President of Operations for Support Services at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge Illinois, with responsibility for the support services division of 500 ftes and all services ...Read More including food and nutrition services, environmental services, linen, maintenance and engineering, security, patient transportation, parking and construction. Dennis also spent eight years at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. During his tenure there, Dennis was responsible for $45 million in support services operations and $50 million annual capital budget for hospital support service departments. Dennis received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at St. Mary’s College, a Masters in Religious Studies at De Paul University in Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, in Chicago, Illinois. He is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Dennis is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently resides in Birmingham Michigan. Close ↑
Marcos Bensoussan, Principal, SETRI Consultoria em Sustentabilidade Ltda, Sao-Paulo, Brazil
Marcos d´Avila Bensoussan is the co-founder of Green Building Council Brazil. He has worked on adapting LEED and AQUA. Marcos has more than 35 years dedicated to water treatment and over 15 years of experience in Risk Assessment of Legionella bacteria and Indoor Air Quality. Marcos is one of the pioneers in the use of Water Safety Plan for buildings in Brazil. He has participated in several seminars and conferences on the subject of sustainability. As President of SETRI, Marcos has been working on consolidating the use of Water Safety Plan for his customers.
Chief of the WaterSense Branch in the Office of Wastewater Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Veronica Blette is the Chief of the WaterSense Branch in the Office of Wastewater Management at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to her current position, she served for several years as Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water and also served as the Team Leader for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Before joining EPA in 1997, she worked in the academic research and environmental consulting fields on projects investigating the effects of atmospheric deposition on terrestrial ecosystems and water quality. She has a B.A. in ...Read More Geology from Smith College and a M.S. in Geology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Close ↑
Regional Manager, Phigenics
Melissa Cain (Missy) joined Phigenics in 2006 and has held various sales and marketing positions within the company, while providing marketing, technical and operational support to the Phigenics team. Beginning in 2010, Missy became a Regional Manager with geographic focus in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. She has facilitated the development and implementation of Water Management Programs for healthcare and university clients in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as Minnesota, Washington D.C., Maryland, New York and Maryland. These Water Management Programs implement defensible, standardized processes to ensure water safety and ...Read More quality, often across large organizations with a variety of properties. Her strong project management skills and technical leadership help Phigenics clients reach their operational efficiency and water safety goals.

Missy holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She holds an NSF International Certification for HACCP applied to Building Water Systems. She is also a Non-transient, Non-Community Public Water Supply Operator, licensed in the state of Illinois (IDPH I.D. #15008). Close ↑
Deputy Director, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
David P. Cord began his service as VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's deputy director in June 2012. Prior to this appointment, he was the associate director for finance at the VA Maryland Health Care System for nearly two years. In this role he oversaw an annual operating budget of more than $500 million and also served as the site manager for Perry Point, the largest inpatient facility in the VA Maryland Health Care System. Cord began his VA career at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, where he held several positions, including supervisor of employee and labor relations as well as assistant human resources officer. Cord spent more than five years on ...Read More active duty in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a Judge Advocate General's Officer, responsible for prosecuting court-martials. He earned bachelor's degrees in English literature and psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University. Close ↑
Director, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, PA Department of Environmental Protection
Ms. Lisa Daniels is the Director of the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water within the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Her responsibilities include administering the 4th largest Drinking Water Program in the country with nearly 9,100 public water systems that serve drinking water to 10.7 M people, and managing nearly 200 drinking water staff. Ms. Daniels has been with the Safe Drinking Water Program since 1989. She is a member of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and the American Water Works Association. Ms. Daniels is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a BS degree in Biology.
President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Mary Ann Dickinson is the President and CEO of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the efficient and sustainable use of water in the United States and Canada. Based in Chicago, the Alliance works with nearly 400 water utilities, water conservation professionals in business and industry, planners, regulators, and consumers. In 2014, the Alliance won the U.S. Water Prize in the non-profit category for its work. Mary Ann has over 40 years of experience in water resources and water efficiency. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Mary Ann currently serves as Chair of the ...Read More Efficient Urban Water Management Specialist Group for the International Water Association, past Chair of the American Water Works Association National Water Conservation Division, past President of the California Irrigation Institute, past President of the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District, and serves on the boards of the U.S. Water Alliance, Texas Water Foundation and River Network. Mary Ann has presented numerous papers on water conservation internationally and all across the United States and Canada. Close ↑
North American Regional Initiative Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy & Alliance for Water Stewardship
Lisa Wojnarowski Downes with The Nature Conservancy leads the Alliance for Water Stewardship—North America. She also serves on the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global Secretariat. Lisa works with partners across the U.S. and Canada to advance water stewardship. She led North American input to the development of the Alliance’s International Water Stewardship Standard. Prior to joining AWS and TNC, Lisa was a Program Manager for the Council of Great Lakes Governors. In this role she worked with the Great Lakes States and Provinces to develop and implement the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water ...Read More Resources Agreement. Lisa holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from DePaul University. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is passionate about stakeholder engagement and the potential for collective action to solve shared water challenges. Close ↑
Corporate Director of Life Safety, Novant Health
Terry is currently the Corporate Director of Life Safety at Novant Health. Novant Health is based in Winston Salem N.C. and is a not for profit system which consists of 13 acute care facilities (soon to be 14) and multiple ASCs throughout North and South Carolina and also includes the Northern Virginia/DC area. He currently has oversight for the Environment of Care and Life Safety compliance throughout the Novant system and leads the corporate Safety Team. Previous to this role Terry was in hospital operations for 33 years and served as the Manager of Facility Services for Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville which is in the Charlotte N.C. area and in the ...Read More Novant system. Prior to that, a portion of his 33 years was spent with Carolinas Healthcare System in various management roles in the Plant Operations Department. Terry received his “Certified Healthcare Facility Manager” (CHFM) designation through AHA and ASHE in 2010 and also received his “Certified Healthcare Engineer” designation (CHE) through the North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association (NCHEA) where he serves as a state officer and District I Chair. Terry is an active member of ASHE, NFPA and NCHEA and is back in the books pursuing a degree in Healthcare Management. Close ↑
Director Technical Solutions, U.S. Green Building Council
Melissa Gallagher-Rogers, Director Technical Solutions for the U.S. Green Building Council provides solutions for large users as they green their building portfolios by implementing the LEED Green Building Rating System. This includes the development of tools and resources as well as speaking at conferences across the country to provide education on green building.

Ms. Gallagher-Rogers began as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) with the ...Read More Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. As a program specialist with DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program, she set policy on health and safety specifically on lead paint and mold growth in housing.

Ms. Gallagher-Rogers holds a M.P.P. in Environmental Policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a B.A. in International Environmental Policy from the University of Connecticut. USGBC is a non-profit organization with a core purpose of transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Close ↑

Senior Environmental Engineer, US Environmental Protection Agency
Tom Grubbs is a senior environmental engineer with the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, US Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington DC. He was the team leader or principal author for the development of the Information Collection Rule, Stage 1 and Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rules, Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, and Revised Total Coliform Rule. After nearly five years in EPA’s Region 4 (Atlanta) office in the NPDES and drinking water programs, Tom has been in Washington for the past 25 years working on national rule policy, development, implementation, and enforcement issues. ...Read More Tom has also been deeply involved in rule guidance, including the SWTR Guidance Manual and Simultaneous Compliance Guidance Manuals. He has degrees from the US Military Academy (West Point) and Georgia Tech, has been a registered professional engineer for more than 30 years, and is retired from the US Army Reserve. Close ↑
Vice President, Facilities Operations, Kaiser Permanente
Don King is responsible for developing and implementing national maintenance, energy, and security strategies for Kaiser Permanente’s 70-million-square-feet of medical and administrative space. With an ambitious, annual facility-expansion and renovation program, King is also addressing issues around the convergence of clinical and information technologies to ensure new technology is integrated into the design of new facilities.

Over the past decade, he has led the development of Kaiser Permanente's energy strategy, ...Read More addressing trends in technology, regulatory issues, operations, procurement, and sustainability. His team provides oversight for the implementation of onsite sustainable energy solutions, which include both fuel cells and solar arrays, and capturing energy, maintenance, and performance metrics to ensure asset-management decisions are informed by a total-cost-of-ownership model.

King’s team manages the organization’s capital maintenance investment strategy, which includes setting facility condition index targets to ensure investments in new facilities are sustained across their lifecycles.

Additionally, he is developing and implementing a program to provide facilities staff with the appropriate tools and systems to effectively manage environmental risks inherent to facilities. A key outcome of this work will be consistent processes and roles for complying with various regulatory codes and agencies.

King has been working in the field of health care technology and facilities for more than 40 years. His experience spans the private sector, academic medical centers, government health systems, and independent consulting. Past positions include director of biomedical engineering, associate hospital director, director of facilities services, director of maintenance operations consulting and executive director of facilities and clinical technology. Close ↑

Section Head of Facilities Operations, Mayo Clinic
Al Kubly is a Section Head of Facilities Operations at Mayo Clinic. He currently manages an outpatient campus of 8,500,000 sq. ft. and 110 maintenance staff. Al has been a Facility Manager at Mayo, for 26 years. Previous Mayo assignments have been 4 years as the Section Head of Facilities Operations for the St. Marys Hospital campus and 19 years at the Charter House, a Mayo long term care facility in Rochester. Al is the chair of the Water Management Team that is guiding the development and implementation of the Mayo - Potable Water Quality Program.
Registered Mechanical Engineer, Mayo Clinic
Registered Mechanical Engineer with 20 years’ experience in commercial HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design and project management for educational, industrial, retail and heath care clients. Jon has been with Mayo Clinic Facilities for the last 2 years and has provided the mechanical engineering support for the Mayo Clinic Water Quality program from its inception.
Executive Director, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas
Dr. Matlock is Executive Director of the UA Office for Sustainability and Professor in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1996, is a registered professional engineer, a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, and a Certified Ecosystem Designer. Dr. Matlock has authored three books, more than 30 peer reviewed manuscripts, and has been awarded two US patents and five international patents. The focus of Dr. Matlock’s research is metrics that inform practices in sustainable design. He evaluates processes at ...Read More local to global scale to develop technologies and processes to increase the resilience and effectiveness of human-dominated ecosystems. His work encompasses urban, agricultural, and rural systems. Projects focusing on urban and rural ecosystem restoration in collaboration with the UA Community Design Center have been recognized by the leading organizations in architecture, landscape architecture, and sustainable design with 22 national and international awards over the past eight years. He coordinates academic, research, outreach, and facilities efforts in sustainable systems across campus, and has led four international, three national, and two regional sustainability initiatives. He serves as Chair of the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission, and as science advisor for sustainability for 12 food and agricultural product companies. Close ↑
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Administrative Operations, Veterans Health Administration
Mr. Philip Matkovsky was appointed Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Administrative Operations, Veterans Health Administration, on June 12, 2011. He serves as the principal advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management, directing the day-to-day operations of the Office which oversees 21 Veterans Integration Service Networks (VISN). As the ADUSHOM for Administrative Operations, Mr. Matkovsky is directly responsible for managing 12 major healthcare support programs, including Occupational Safety and Health, Emergency Management, Procurement and Logistics, Healthcare Technology, ...Read More Capital Asset Management & Engineering Support, Environmental Programs, Veterans Canteen Service and the Chief Business Office. Mr. Matkovsky previously served as the VHA Deputy Chief Business Officer from 2008 until 2011 where he directed the Member Services Office. As Chief Business Officer, he developed partnerships with Medical Centers, stakeholders and other departments to provide Veterans and their dependents with respectful, timely, accurate and efficient service. Under his leadership, the program experienced significant improvements with measurable, operational impact. These include managing the opening of Enrollment for Certain Priority 8 Veterans, the establishment of new contact management services for Veterans and families, the creation and streamlining of enrollment operations for returning service members at the Health Eligibility Center, and implementation of director-level programs for the Offices of Workforce Management, Systems Management, Business Engineering, Disability Examination Management, Veterans Transportation and VA Point of Service. Mr. Matkovsky has worked to advance several of VHA’s Transformational Initiatives. He led and coordinated the operationalization of Identity Management, Veterans Health Benefits Handbook, Veterans Transportation Service, Beneficiary Travel and Veterans Point of Service. Prior to joining VHA, Mr. Matkovsky held several senior management and executive level posts, blending administrative, management and technical expertise to oversee the delivery of complex systems to civilian and Defense clients. He also owned and managed a private consulting firm, providing management consulting services to government and public sector clients. Mr. Matkovsky graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from American University in 1991. He and his wife, Kim, live in Arlington, Va., with one son and one daughter. Close ↑
Program Committee Chair and Chief Technology Officer, Phigenics
Bill McCoy is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Phigenics. He is a world renowned expert in preventing disease associated with waterborne pathogens in building water systems. Bill is an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He is also a voting member of ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 188, “Prevention of Legionellosis associated with Building Water Systems.” The International Water Association published his full-length book entitled Preventing Legionellosis in 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Calgary and ...Read More M.Sc. from the University of Hawaii, two undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach and Executive Management Education from the University of Michigan. Close ↑
Vice President Global Water Programs, NSF International
Clifton J McLellan is the Vice President of Global Water Programs for NSF International. In his current role, Clif is responsible for all of NSF International’s water programs worldwide including offices in Ann Arbor, Belgium, China, India, Japan, Korea, Thailand and the UK. He has more than 18 years of experience with NSF International, most recently serving as Director of Toxicology for the past twelve years, helping companies, governments and industries improve the safety of water and water-related products globally, including water treatment chemicals, distribution, and reuse systems, ...Read More drinking water filters, pipes and plumbing components, as well as spas and pools. McLellan is highly regarded within the drinking water industry, including academia, industry and regulatory officials at the local, state and federal levels, including the U.S. EPA. He earned a master’s in Toxicology from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s in Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University and has authored many articles, papers, manuscripts and industry presentations. He conducted research for the U.S. EPA, risk assessments for the American Water Works Association and helped local water associations to better understand drinking water standards. Close ↑
Senior Manager of Multilevel Facilities & Increasingly Sustainable Facilities, Walmart
Don A. Moseley, P.E., Senior Manager of Multilevel Facilities & Increasingly Sustainable Facilities working on Prototype and New Format Developments within the Real Estate Division for Walmart. Don is currently engaged in and assisting with the leadership of the Global Energy & Facilities Sustainable Value Network (GEF-SVN) at Walmart; Don is the Captain of Water efforts. This network exists to save money and help people live better by leveraging sustainability in all phases of global building design, construction, and operations. The GEF-SVN facilitates Walmart’s global efforts to operate for less and reduce environmental impact and ...Read More coordinates Walmart’s efforts to be supplied globally by 100% renewable energy. Additionally, Don manages and maintains the domestic landscape and irrigation guidelines, specifications, and details; assists with the design of Walmart's domestic multi-level projects; assists with projects that are incorporating green roofs; projects that incorporate rainwater harvesting systems; and projects pursuing USGBC LEED or other third party certifications. Previously in his Walmart career, Don managed the design of Walmart’s Experimental Stores in McKinney, TX, and Aurora, CO, which both opened in 2005. Don has worked for Walmart for the past 24 years and prior to Walmart worked for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. Don is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and David Lipscomb College, both of Nashville, TN, and is a registered professional civil engineer. Close ↑
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)
Darrell is currently the Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA). Darrell joined ASDWA in 2005. His major responsibilities at ASDWA are coordinating state response and providing input to EPA on regulatory issues such as new rule development and rule implementation, as well as keeping states informed of EPA regulatory activities. Additional responsibilities include coordinating data management activities between states and EPA and providing support to state involvement in EPA’s Area-Wide Optimization Program. Immediately prior to coming to ASDWA, Darrell was the Chief of ...Read More Missouri’s Public Drinking Water Branch where he managed the implementation of the drinking water effort in Missouri. Darrell also supervised Missouri’s drinking water monitoring program and data management activities for over 14 years and he spent over 25 years in a variety of technical and administrative positions in the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Darrell holds a BS in Resources Management from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. He is also a certified drinking water treatment and distribution system operator. Close ↑
Director of Federal Relations, AWWA
Mr. Roberson is currently the Director of Federal Relations for AWWA in Washington, DC. He and his staff work closely with Congressional staff on water legislation, with EPA staff on the development of national drinking water regulations, and with DHS on the development on national water security policy. He has been with AWWA for 23 years and has 12 years consulting engineering experience.
Chief, Microbial Contaminants Control Branch,US EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Mark Rodgers earned a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Rhode Island in 1989. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow from 1989-1991 in the Department of Tropical Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health before joining the US EPA in 1991. In 2004 Mark accepted his current assignment as the Chief of the Microbial Contaminants Control Branch, in the US EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory. In this role he supervises microbiologists working on a diverse research program that includes the development of assays for determining sources of fecal contamination in source waters, the community composition ...Read More of biofilms in drinking water distribution systems, the fate of pathogenic and indicator organisms in biosolids and the effectiveness of various conventional and emerging drinking water disinfectants. Close ↑
Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt
Aaron Rosenblatt is a Principal of Gordon & Rosenblatt, LLC, independent consultants specializing in matters involving chemical disinfection of water, with an emphasis on microbial risk management in building water systems. Mr. Rosenblatt is an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for Building Water Systems. He is also a member of ASHRAE Special Projects Committee 188, “Prevention of Legionellosis associated with Building Water Systems”. He has served on the Board of the International Ozone Association-Pan American Group (IOA-PAG), and as a member of the American Water ...Read More Works Association (AWWA) Disinfection and Disinfectants Committees and the Microbial and Disinfection By-Product (M/DBP) Technical Advisory Workgroup during regulatory negotiations for USEPA M/DBP Rule II. He is a past Trustee of the Chemists’ Club of New York and past Chairman of the Chemists’ Club Library. Mr. Rosenblatt has authored more than twenty issued US patents with international equivalents. Close ↑
Office of the Associate Vice President, University of Rochester
Mark Schwartz leads the Facilities operations and safety initiatives for the University of Rochester Medical Center. His responsibilities include an 800 Bed Hospital, In-Patient Psychiatry facility; the School for Medicine and Dentistry and an Ambulatory Care Center all situated on a 5.3M gsf campus. Mark sits on the Medical Center’s Infection Control Committee and has led numerous investigations into air and water quality issues, including Legionella and water management initiatives across numerous facilities dating back to the early 1900’s. Mark’s experience includes all types of plumbing and water distribution systems and related ...Read More sources of contamination, biofilms, pathogenic organisms and multiple approaches to disinfection. Mark is the past President of the Genesee Valley Regional Association for Healthcare Engineers. He previously served on three occasions as the Association’s chairperson for Advocacy, Program and Education. He has over 33 years’ experience in Facilities working to improve the environment for the Healthcare, Academia and research communities. Other responsibilities include Engineering Services, Skilled Trades, Water Quality, Building Automation, Rapid Construction Services, Clinical Engineering and Tier III Data Center Operations. Mark chairs the Hospital’s Environment of Care Council providing leadership to the institution and meeting strict regulatory and Joint Commission Standards. He is also a Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager and Constructor through AHA and ASHE. Close ↑
Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Paul Snyder is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), based in Atlanta, GA. He leads IHG’s global sustainability strategy and execution for the company’s over 4,400 hotels worldwide. He also directs the company’s Public Affairs activities, working closely with Corporate Affairs, Human Resources and Legal departments with efforts in Washington and with other bodies to advocate IHG’s interests. Paul joined IHG in 2003. Prior to joining the Corporate Responsibility team, he held the role of Vice President of Portfolio Operations for the Americas. Other positions Paul has held at IHG include Vice President of Development, ...Read More Marketing and Vice President of Operations and Brand Management. Prior to joining IHG, Paul worked in the Brand Management, IT, and Development departments of Marriott International. He started his career in the hospitality industry with Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., where he began as a line level employee and was promoted into managerial positions in both Food & Beverage and Rooms departments. Paul earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at Lawrence University and a Masters of Business Administration at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He and his wife Amy live in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta with their two daughters, Abigail (age eight) and Madeline (age five). Close ↑
Senior Director Plant Engineering Services, Novant Health
Matthew Stiene, is the Senior Director of Plant Engineering for Novant Health in Charlotte NC, where he oversees plant operations, energy management, environmental affairs, and infrastructure capital replacement. Novant Health is an integrated healthcare System of 13 hospitals and 300 physician practices in the southeast. Matt possesses a Master of Engineering degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University. Matt has worked in the facilities construction and management industry for over 14 years as a consulting engineer, project manager, ...Read More and facility manager. He is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, and is a certified facility manager and certified facility management professional. Close ↑
Senior Channel Manager - Sustainability, Kohler Co.
Rob is currently the Senior Channel Manager—Sustainability at Kohler Co., in Kohler, Wisconsin. In his position at Kohler Co., he is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing Kohler’s water efficiency and sustainability strategies across all business units and communicating progress to consumers and trade partners. Some of his responsibilities include developing and overseeing brand-building communication of Kohler’s external-facing environmental sustainability message globally, benchmarking best practices of sustainability marketing from other industries, developing environmental product declarations, and establishing ...Read More and growing relationships with key non-governmental organizations that are global advocates for health, environmental education, and sustainability. Rob has presented training sessions on water conservation at national conferences, written numerous articles for trade publications, and is frequently quoted on water efficiency issues in the media. He is also actively involved in developing and implementing Kohler’s internal sustainability and corporate responsibility programs. Rob currently co-chairs the WaterSense and Water Efficient Products Committee for the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and is a member of the US Green Building Council’s Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (a chapter of the US Green Building Council), and currently serves as its Vice President. Rob is a LEED Accredited Professional. Rob has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and a MS in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Close ↑
Date: May 5, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Pre-Conference Workshop: HACCP For Building Water Systems, NSF International
Location: National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC
 
Date: May 6, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Main Conference: Day 1
Location: National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC
 
 
Time
Event
8:00am - 9:00am

Registration/Networking

9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome

Bill McCoy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Phigenics

9:15am - 9:30am
Leadership Initiatives In Building Water Safety By NSF International

Clifton McLellan, Vice President Global Water Programs, NSF International

9:30am - 10:15am
Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Legionella Disease and Scald Injury from Potable Water Distribution Systems

Philip Matkovsky, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Administrative Operations, Veterans Health Administration

10:15am - 10:30am
Break/Networking

10:30am - 11:45am
Healthcare Building Water Safety: Case Studies in Leadership

Moderator: Missy Cain, Regional Manager, Phigenics

Panelists:

David Cord, J.D., Deputy Director, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Terry Fair, CHE, CHFM, Corporate Director of Life Safety, Novant Health

Al Kubly, Section Head of Facilities Operations, Mayo Clinic (via remote)

11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch

12:45pm - 1:45pm
Acute Treatment of Building Water Systems: Thermal Shock, Hyper-chlorination and Emerging Methods.

Moderator: Bill McCoy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Phigenics

Panelists:

Matthew J. Arduino, M.S., Dr.P.H., FSHEA, RM(NRCM), M(ASCP), Chief, Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (via remote)

Aaron Rosenblatt, Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt

Mark Schwartz, CHFM, CHC, Director of Medical Center Facility Operations, University of Rochester

1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regulatory Requirements Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Associated With Supplemental Disinfection

Part A: Presentation

Tom Grubbs, PE, Environmental Engineer, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. EPA

Aaron Rosenblatt, Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt

10 Minute Break

Part B: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Aaron Rosenblatt, Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt

Panelists:

Lisa Daniels, Division Chief, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Tom Grubbs, PE, Environmental Engineer, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. EPA

Darrell Osterhoudt, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

Alan Roberson, P.E., Director, Federal Relations, American Water Works Association

2:45pm - 3:00pm
Break/Networking

3:00pm - 3:45pm
Best Practices For Validating Hazard Control

Bill McCoy, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, Phigenics

Marcos Bensoussan, Principal, SETRI Consultoria em Sustentabilidade Ltda, Sao-Paulo, Brazil

Mark Rodgers, Ph.D., Chief, Microbial Contaminants Control Branch, US EPA National Risk Management

3:45pm - 4:45pm
The Delicate Balance Between Water Safety and Water Conservation

Moderator: Melissa Gallagher-Rogers, Director Technical Solutions for the U.S. Green Building Council

Panelists:

Dennis Ayers, Vice President of Facilities, Jones Lang LaSalle, Beaumont Healthcare

Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Don King, Vice President, Facilities Operations, Kaiser Permanente

Jon Lonneman, Mechanical Engineer, Mayo Clinic (via remote)

4:45pm - 5:00pm
Closing Comments

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Networking Reception -National Academy of Sciences Building. Entertainment by performance cellist Joshua Zajac.
Date: May 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Main Conference: Day 2
Location: National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC
 
Time
Event
8:00am - 8:15am

Opening Remarks:

8:15am - 8:30am
Building Water Sustainability: It’s Good For Business

Marty Matlock, Ph.D., P.E., Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas

8:30am - 9:00am
Retail Building Water Sustainability: Case Study in Leadership

Don A. Moseley, P.E., Senior Manager of Multilevel Facilities & Increasingly Sustainable Facilities, Walmart

9:00am - 9:15am
Break/Networking

9:15am - 10:30am
Executive Perspectives on Building Water Sustainability

Moderator: Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Panelists:

Veronica Blette, Chief, WaterSense Branch, Office of Wastewater Management, US Environmental Protection Agency

Paul Snyder, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability & Public Affairs, InterContinental Hotels Group

Matthew Stiene, Senior Director of Plant Engineering, Novant Health

Rob Zimmerman, Senior Channel Manager, Sustainability, Kohler Company.

10:30am - 10:45am
Break/Networking

10:45am - 11:00am
Alliance For Water Stewardship

Lisa Wojnarowski Downes, North American Regional Initiative Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy & Alliance for Water Stewardship

11:00am - 11:45am
How Do We Define Leadership In Building Water Management?

Moderator: Dean Amhaus, CEO & President, The Water Council

Panelists: All Participants

11:45pm - 12:00pm
Closing Comments

 
 
 
 
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