2019 Summit Speakers

Laura concentrates her practice on the defense of hospitals and long-term care (LTC) facilities. She began representing hospitals and physicians in medical malpractice cases in 1986 at Lord, Bissell and Brook, a large national Chicago law firm. Laura has represented more than 100 LTC facilities stemming from the explosion of litigation in this area. She has dealt with high-profile cases involving media management and has spoken at the DRI Nursing Home/ALF Litigation annual meeting on this topic. Laura leads a knowledgeable team composed of nurse paralegals with experience in quality for numerous LTC facilities, associates and partners devoted to staying abreast of industry updates and medical developments. She works with national clients to promote excellent care and favorable litigation outcomes. Laura is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Laura J. Ginett

Partner, Hall Prangle + Schoonveld, LLC

Greg is an environmental engineer with 30 years of experience managing enterprise-wide EHS compliance programs in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors. His career has included due diligence and litigation support, mold and asbestos abatement, site investigations and design of remedial actions for impacted properties. Greg chairs Atrium’s corporate building water management team and leads implementation of the ASHRAE 188 Standard across the Atrium Health system. He earned a B.A. in Geology and Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from NC A&T State University. He completed graduate studies in Environmental Policy at Duke University and is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.

Gregory N. Mackin, P.E., CHFM

Senior Specialist in Regulatory Compliance Support Services, Atrium Health

Equipped with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, Cory has led facility operations at Advocate Aurora Health for the past 19 years. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA).

Cory Majszak

Director Facility Ops, Advocate Aurora Health

As Principal of Gordon & Rosenblatt, a New York City-based consulting firm specializing in water and public health, Aaron advises healthcare institutions, universities, real-estate firms, hotels and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on response to outbreaks of waterborne illness from human-made water systems, on the prevention of disease and injury associated with building water systems and on compliance with relevant regulations. He is a voting member of ASHRAE Committee 188, Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, and AWWA Committee on Disinfection of Facilities. Rosenblatt has a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University.

Aaron Rosenblatt

Principal, Gordon & Rosenblatt

Mark supports 188 Lutheran Senior Service (LSS) communities with special facility projects. He has worked at LSS since 1994 in various roles, including facility management, Information Technology oversight and managing construction projects. He has overseen over $400 million in construction projects for LSS and has developed in-house standards for construction and facility support for use in LSS communities. Prior to joining the LSS organization, Mark worked in facility management as Director of Operations at Grace Church – St. Louis and was a design and facilities engineer at Monsanto Company. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Mark Schoedel

Vice President of Construction and Capital Projects, Lutheran Senior Services

Mike’s employment experience includes 11 years in healthcare Facilities Engineering departments, employed in both technical and managerial capacities. He also spent 12 years as a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Engineering Officer on Merchant Marine ships. Mike earned a B.S. in Environmental Health & Safety, a B.S. in Business Management and an A.S. in Marine Engineering Technology. He holds a Merchant Marine Chief Engineering Officer’s License of Unlimited Horsepower for Steam or Motor Vessels. He is also registered as an  Environmental Health Specialist and a Sanitarian by the National Environmental Health Association.

Mike Wesenberg

Environmental Health Specialist, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Bill is a 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. The International Water Association (IWA) awarded him their top prize, the Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Management and Science, in Berlin, 2001. The IWA published his full-length book entitled Preventing Legionellosis in 2005. Bill has developed many innovations in water technology. He holds 29 U.S. patents, all with international equivalents, and in 2001, received the Inventor of the Year award from The Intellectual Property Law Association in Chicago. Bill serves as an Advisor to NSF International, developing education, training and certification programs on HACCP for building water systems. He currently serves as a voting member on the Environmental Health Committee for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and also as a voting member on Standard Project Committee 188, “Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems”. He holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Calgary and 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.

William McCoy, PhD

Program Committee Chair and Chief Technology Officer, Phigenics LLC

Molly is an Environmental Health Scientist, as well as a licensed and certified healthcare architect currently working with Phigenics as the Director of Research and Innovation. She has 25+ years of planning and design experience for healthcare settings to create environments benefiting the health, safety and welfare of patients, nurses, physicians and staff.  Dr. Scanlon’s research involves examining the built environment’s impact on human health with an emphasis on preventing waterborne diseases in building systems. She recently contributed as an author and content developer for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease: A Training on Legionella Water Management Programs. Additionally, Molly serves as: an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona – College of Public Health; an appointed member of the American Institute of Architects Design and Health Leadership Group; a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects; and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Architects.

Molly M. Scanlon, PhD, FAIA, FACHA

Director of Research and Innovation, Phigenics LLC

Robert currently works in the Legionella program at the Southern Nevada Health District.  Prior to this role, Robert participated in mosquito-borne disease surveillance and Norovirus outbreak response.  In addition to his work in public health, Robert works in surgery as a certified Anesthesia Technician, with a preference for trauma patient care. He received his B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University.

Robert Cole

Senior Environmental Health Specialist, Southern Nevada Health District

Alex’s career began as a water operator for a surface water treatment plant while attending the University of Iowa College of Engineering. After earning a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, he performed pilot studies for water and wastewater treatment technologies throughout the U.S. Today, Alex works for the Minnesota Department of Health in its Drinking Water Protection program. His role includes reviewing plans for water supply or treatment projects for public water systems. Alex works with other talented staff at the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Labor and Industry to ensure these projects meet regulation to protect the public health.

Alex Bartley

Public Health Engineer, Drinking Water Protection Section, Minnesota Department of Health

Justin has held his current position at IDPH for more than 14 years. In addition to administering several environmental health programs, including the state-wide plumbing program, he participates on the Governor’s Legionella Task Force and is the lead investigator for IDPH’s Environmental Response Team. Justin’s multi-disciplinary team responds to clusters of waterborne and other environmental diseases, providing regulatory intervention and consultation. Justin led the investigation, mitigation and engineering response to the 2015 Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla, holds Professional Engineering licenses in several states and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.

Justin DeWitt, PE, LEED AP

Chief of General Engineering, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Anna received her B.S. in Nursing in 1987 from Loyola University of Chicago. In 2011, she received her M.S. from Loyola University of Chicago’s Population-based Infection Control and Environmental Safety program. Anna is also board-certified in Infection Control (CIC). Prior to her employment at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, she filled a number of roles at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, including Infection Preventionist, Clinical Research Coordinator in the Gynecologic Oncology/Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program and staff nurse in the Cardiovascular Surgical Intensive Care Unit and Cardiovascular Thoracic Unit.

Anna O’Donnell

Director of Infection Prevention and Control Department, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

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