HPDC Announces New Board of Members for 2020
The 2020 Board candidate slate nominated by the Board’s Nominating Working Group was ratified in the Board Election conducted in October.
We welcome our new HPDC board member…
Robin Guenther, Perkins&Will – User Category Member.
Robin Guenther FAIA LEED Fellow is Principal of Perkins+Will and Senior Advisor to the global non-profit Health Care Without Harm. Robin works at the intersection of health care architecture, health and sustainable policy and participates in a wide range of leading edge advocacy initiatives while continuing to practice. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader and the co-author of Sustainable Healthcare Architecture. Healthcare Design magazine twice named her the #1 Most Influential Designer in Healthcare. Fast Company included her as one of the 100 most creative people in business in 2012.
And re-elected board members…
Rand Eckman, HKS Architects – User Category Member.
Rand Ekman is Chief Sustainability Officer at HKS. He has a passion both for projects and for driving broad-based, measurable change in practice. He holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and a Master’s in Architecture. Rand was a member of the USGBC Market Advisory Committee, was the 2012 President of AIA Chicago, Co-Chair of the LFRT Sustainability Committee, 2015 Chair of the AIA COTE. He continues to be involved in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment program.
Jean Hansen, HDR – User Category Member.
Jean is a Senior Professional Associate and HDR’s Sustainable Principal for the firm globally. She is based in San Francisco with experience in interior design, medical planning and sustainable design. Jean is responsible for advancing HDR’s sustainability initiatives in project and research work for healthcare and institutional environments. She served on Kaiser Permanente’s High-Performance Building Committee for 10 years to develop national sustainable design standards, led sustainable research in the textile industry for Kaiser Permanente and co-authored a white paper on the research, titled, Future of Fabric: Healthcare.
Amanda Kaminsky, Building Product Ecosystems LLC – User Category Member.
Amanda Kaminsky is Founder and Principal of Building Product Ecosystems [BPE] LLC, operating multi-disciplinary collaboratives that evolve feedstocks, recycling, infrastructure, and logistics for optimal systemic health and performance of major building materials. BPE pilot improvements to product, process, and infrastructure on behalf of building owners, their design and construction teams, supply chains, recycling networks, and impacted communities, engaging regional policy makers and academic research as needed. Amanda Chairs the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Board and is a Director on the Board of Healthy Building Network, and the Recycling Certification Institute. BPE is a Reuse Partner of the Building Materials Reuse Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from University of Virginia.
Meg Whittaker, ToxServices LLC – Ecosystem Category Member.
Dr. Margaret (Meg) Whittaker is a board-certified toxicologist with more than 20 years of experience advancing safer chemical selection. She has expertise in assessing hazards and risks posed by many types of materials, including those used in the built environment. Meg is Managing Director of ToxServices LLC, a scientific consulting firm that is unique in advancing chemical alternatives assessment methods under the auspices of multiple standards/programs, including Health Product Declarations, Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Program, GreenScreen for Safer Chemical assessments, Living Product Challenge, and U.S. EPA Safer Choice Program assessments.
Dennis Wilson, Saint-Gobain – Manufacturer Category Member.
Dennis Wilson, Director, Sustainability & EHS, Saint-Gobain is a career sustainability and EHS professional with 20 years of experience in several industries. He holds a BS in Applied Environmental Health & Safety Sciences from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Environmental Protection & Safety Management from Saint Joseph’s University, an MBA from LaSalle University, and a Certificate of Sustainable Engineering from Villanova University.