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AMFP NYC - AMFP Conversations - "Healthy Materials + Healthy Climate = Healthy People"

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 6:00 PM until 8:15 PM
Patcraft NYC Showroom
53 W. 36th Street, Floor 9, Suite 902
New York, NY  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Andrew J Weinberg
5162403316 (p)
Registration is required before Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 11:30 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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An AMFP NYC Chapter Event

6:00-6:45 PM ET - Registration & Networking
6:45-8:15 PM ET - Discussion


Our NYC chapter hosts this series of programs that is both topical and conversational. These meetings start with some networking, move into informal discussions with selective guests, and end with questions and answers between members and the speakers. Help us plan upcoming AMFP CONVERSATIONS by letting us know what issues you are facing in Healthcare Facilities.

This month's topic:

"Healthy Materials + Healthy Climate = Healthy People"

Understanding building materials relationship to health and wellbeing & our collective fight against Climate Change

Come learn how manufacturers and designers are building consensus within healthcare organizations to use healthy materials in design standards.  Listen to how they drive towards more sustainable healthcare spaces and make a healthier environment for patients, visitors, and all of their staff.

-Patricia Brewer, Healthcare Strategic Account Manager, MillerKnoll

-Desiree Arias, Manager of Planning and Interior Design, Northwell Health
-Tim Conway
, Vice President Global Accounts Sustainability Account Development, Shaw Industries
-Melissa Dallal, IIDA, NCIDQ
, Project Manager, Interior Design, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
-Jennifer Eno
, Senior Interior Designer, NYU Langone Health
-Alison Fidler
, Principal + Interior Designer, ZGF Architects

Members:  $25.00
Nonmembers:  $55.00

You can JOIN FIRST for just $195/Stategic Partners or $95/Healthcare End Users annual membership, and then register for the member rate!
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Speaker Bios:

Patti Brewer
is a Healthcare Strategic Account Manager at MillerKnoll. She brings over 15 years of national healthcare experience working with some of the largest health systems in the country to develop standards programs and premier solutions across the entire medical floorplate. She is backed by a dynamic team that collectively has over 60 years of experience designing and specifying high-traffic, value driven, working, healing and learning environments. Patti serves as Sponsorship Director on the AMFP NYC chapter, Communications Co-Chair for Women in Healthcare and is involved in many non-profit community based volunteer work in the Northern New Jersey area.

Tim Conway
, as Vice President of Sustainability at Shaw Industries, has changed the company’s attitude toward sustainability – namely that this goal is a collective responsibility. Tim is focused on the positive effects that sustainable flooring products have on our buildings, and more importantly, the people that occupy and live in the spaces we design. Tim has worked closely with sustainability leaders within the industry and team at Shaw to reengineer products and supply chains, driving the sustainability movement forward- both for the brand and the industry. For over 10 years, Tim has been at the forefront of educating and promoting Shaw’s Cradle to Cradle certifications, Declare Labels, HPDs, and EPDs. His significant product contributions include spearheading the company’s reclamation program, introducing Biobased resilient flooring, eliminating coal fly ash, among others. Tim is heavily engaged in building and wellness programs such as serving on the mindful MATERIALS steering committee and creating the corresponding manufacturers group. He is heavily involved in Health Care without Harm, and the Healthy Hospital and Healthy Campus initiatives. Tim was also highly involved in Shaw Industry’s decision to sign the UN Global Compact.

Melissa Dallal
is the Project Manager for Interior Design at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she brings her experience in award-winning hospitality design to the design of leading-edge healthcare spaces. In her role, she ensures that all of MSK’s locations align with the hospital’s broader environmental design vision, which is to provide positive and engaging patient, staff, and visitor experiences. Melissa manages MSK’s interior design standards establishing sustainability, durability and cleanability criteria for all products and materials used by the hospital. She also oversees MSK’s art collection. Melissa previously worked at the Rockwell Group and was an editor at I.D. Magazine. She holds an B.A. in architecture from Columbia University and a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Melissa currently serves as the Programming Coordinator for the IIDA’s Healthcare Forum.

Jennifer Eno
has been a designer in New York City since 1983. Her diverse career has included designs for health care, law firms and private residences. She has taught interior design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has been a sales representative for furniture and textiles, in addition to designing several textile collections. Her interior and textile design work has consistently emphasized color, and she is particularly interested in how color affects human behavior. Ms. Eno began her career as a nurse in 1980; she subsequently left nursing and received a second degree in interior design. From 1983 to 1999, Ms. Eno worked with several of New York City’s best-known architectural firms. Between 2000 and 2007, Ms. Eno was a staff Interior Designer with New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was the in-house lead for the interior design of the acclaimed Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and where she led a team selected to develop design guidelines for the facility. Ms. Eno is the Director of Interiors at NYU Langone Health. She has been with Langone since 2007 and has overseen the completion of two major capital projects: the Kimmel Pavilion and the Science & Research Buildings, both of which are certified LEED Platinum.

Alison Fidler
is a Principal at ZGF Architects. Alison’s love of interior design was an evolution. Beginning her career as an event planner, she took notice of the ways space can shape behavior, motivations, and mood. And as her fashion magazines were gradually replaced by their architecture and design equivalents, she knew it was time for a career pivot. As an interior design leader, Alison is motivated by the power of accessible and inclusive design to uplift patients and healthcare staff, and the ability of materials to make positive impacts on both physical and mental health. She has an empathetic approach to design, helping her clients—like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, and Mount Sinai—understand the “why” before jumping to the “how.” Alison pushes her teams to use ZGF’s robust in-house materials research, empowering them to incorporate healthier alternatives, honor the firm’s Embodied Carbon Commitment, and realize a project’s full potential.

More coming soon!