On July 18th the Board of Directors met at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel Golf Club and Convention Center to
survey the facility for our next spring meeting. It’s a beautiful venue and will provide a fantastic meeting site for 2015. Thank you,
District IV leaders––you did a great job researching sites and suggesting this one! We are currently working to finalize plans to host
another CHFM prep class at this meeting so mark your calendars and save the date for May 14-15, 2015.
In other board news the BOD approved sponsorship of the Science Screen Report for another year. Through FHEA’s support this
award winning video series which focuses on STEM education is provided to most all middle and high schools in the state of Florida;
this is a worthy program and has elicited many positive responses from schools across the state.
We have again increased our number of CHEs by 4 to total of 46; this is great news and I hope to see this number grow even more
in the future. Our membership committee headed by Lily Salkoff-Piner reported that we have increased membership by 21 new
members since January––great job and thank you, Lily!
It is time once again for the Joint FHEA/AHCA Annual Meeting/Seminar and the FHEA Trade Show, September 22-24 at the
Hilton Orlando; we have secured an outstanding faculty for our 52nd Annual Meeting. The speakers include George Mills, Director
of Engineering for The Joint Commission, who will provide a 2014 Update, Nate Sanders, VP/Senior Consultant at CGI Consultants,
speaking on indoor air quality during construction, and also Angela Timperio, President of Life Safety Enterprises, speaking on
succession planning for Facilities Management (which is quite appropriate since we ain’t getting any younger!). The theme of our
lunch speaker, Leo Pagonis, will be “Each Moment Counts.” Leo comes highly recommended as a leadership speaker.
And don’t forget the Trade Show which is regarded as one of the best trade shows nationally as many of our exhibitors repeatedly
inform us. The Trade show kicks off Monday afternoon, September 22 at 4:30 pm with a reception and ends Tuesday at 2:00 pm.
Door prizes will be announced starting at 1:10 pm. Once again our Executive Director Alethea Vitray has gone above and beyond
lining up exhibitors for the show, and once again it is sold out with a record 285 booths.
The 30th Annual AHCA Seminar will focus on the revisions to the major codes and standards used in Florida that are changing on
December 31, 2014. Skip Gregory, our partner in this event, has again secured an excellent faculty for this important offering. Please
do not delay in registering. The AHCA Seminar represents an ideal place to learn and network with other healthcare professionals as
well as get to know the folks that survey and certify our facilities are safe and functional. I always look forward to this opportunity.
If you haven’t yet registered for the FHEA or AHCA educational sessions, you can find the link to the joint FHEA/AHCA
registration site through www.FHEA.org in the Annual Meeting section, or go directly to www.ahcaseminar.com.
To Skip, Alethea, and the 2014 Board of Directors I want to say a heartfelt Thank You for the hard work that has gone into bringing
you this year’s meeting. I am looking forward to seeing everyone in Orlando!
Scott McCormick, CHE, CHFM, CHSP
FHEA State President