2018 Summit Speakers
Sally Calvillo is the Lead Nurse Epidemiologist in the Infection Control Department at the Captain James A. Lovell FHCC, located in North Chicago, IL. She earned her nursing degree from Concordia University of Wisconsin and is currently working on her MBA in Healthcare Management at Western Governors University, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has over ten years of experience in infection prevention and control and is a member of The Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC). In her current role, Sally oversees and coordinates the Infection Control Program. She works closely with her fellow Summit co-presenter Shawn Taylor to provide education on the Quality Water Management Program. These efforts have increased staff awareness and understanding of the water quality at FHCC.Sally Calvillo
Chris Coventry commenced his career in the healthcare field in 1989. He worked for ServiceMaster Management Services for 13 years in various management capacities in North Carolina, Louisiana and Florida. Chris joined Orlando Health in 2002 at Dr. P Phillips Hospital (formerly Sand Lake Hospital) and assumed his current role as Corporate Director of Engineering & Safety in 2013. Chris has organizational responsibility for the Corporation’s Safety Management department and Engineering operations enterprise wide. Chris holds a degree in Business Management and has held certifications as a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) from the American Hospital Association since 2004 and Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM) from the Association for Facilities Engineering since 1998.Chris Coventry, CHFM, CPMM
Jorge Coronado has more than 11 years of experience with Royal Caribbean. This includes six years at sea and five years in managerial roles (Madrid/Miami). He has been involved with safety and environment (incident prevention, investigation, auditing, training, etc.) work. He has also been the manager for environment and public health compliance and is currently in marine operations as superintendent.Jorge E. Coronado
Jamie DeMent is the Food and Waterborne Disease Program (FWDP) Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), located in Tallahassee, Florida. She earned both an undergrad and master’s degree in Natural Science from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Ms. DeMent has served as the primary epidemiologist responsible for carrying out a full range of complex epidemiologic and surveillance activities related to food and waterborne illnesses. Identified and analyzed food and waterborne-related issues and their impact on public policies, studies, or surveys. She has authored or coauthored comprehensive statistical and analytic reports from outbreaks and disseminated results in a wide-range of venues. In her current role at FDOH she has provided guidance for the Florida Integrated Food Safety Center of Excellence and participated in the Florida Integrated Rapid Response Team and other food safety workgroups. Ms. DeMent works with a team of eight Regional Environmental Epidemiologist to assist the county health departments with their food and waterborne disease surveillance and outbreaks. You can also find her on LinkedIn.Jamie DeMent, MNS, CPM
Michael Dy is the Director of Nursing, Surgical Services for Winter Park Memorial. He began his career as a Graduate Nurse from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (now ADU) and went directly into the ORNIP (Operating Room Internship Program) at Florida Hospital, Orlando. He finished the ORNIP and began practice as a staff OR RN specializing in Neurosurgery (circulating and scrubbing) for 3.5 years. He has served in various capacities for Florida Hospital since 1999. In December of 2016 became the Director of Surgical Services, encompassing OR, Endo, Anesthesia, SPD (Sterile Processing Department), Materials Management, and all Peri-Operative departments (PAT [Pre-Admission Testing], RIO [Rapid In-and-Out], PACU [Post-Anesthesia Recovery Unit], and PACU Phase II). His hobbies include fitness/working out, reading, discovering new eats and drinks around town, quality time with family and friends, and travel whenever possible.Michael R. Dy, BSN, RN
Dr. Vincent Hsu is the co-chair of Florida Hospital’s Water Management Program. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University College of Medicine in California. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Legacy Portland Hospital and his fellowship in Infectious Diseases at University of Southern California Medical Center. He also obtained a Masters of Public Health at University of California Los Angeles School of Public Health. Prior to joining Florida Hospital, Dr. Hsu spent three years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he was involved in outbreak investigations such as the anthrax attacks and SARS epidemic. His time there was focused on international outbreak control and public health research. Dr. Hsu was also previously the Medical Director for Safety, Quality, and Infection Control at Florida Hospital. His current interests include prevention of hospital-associated infections, community and hospital preparation for pandemic influenza, and use of evidence-based therapies to create a culture of safety for patients. Dr. Hsu has received numerous awards, including several U.S. Public Health Service Awards. He is the author of more than 15 peer-reviewed publications in epidemiology and infectious diseases. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine. You can also find him on LinkedIn.Vincent Hsu, MD, MPH, CIC, FACP
Dr. William McCoy 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, in 2001. The IWA published his full-length book, entitled Preventing Legionellosis, in 2005. Bill has developed many innovations in water technology. He holds 29 US 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 voting member on the Environmental Health Committee for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and also as 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 Hawii, two undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Microbiology from California State University, Long Beach and Executive Management Education from the University of Michigan. You can also find him on LinkedIn.William McCoy, PhD
Robert Resetar, CHFM, is responsible for overseeing more than 7.4M sq. ft. for the Orlando Health system and managing a facility management team with 6 hospitals, 94 non-hospital buildings and Plant Operations. He has been in the healthcare management field since 2007 and is a leader in applying his technical, managerial, educational and facility maintenance experience. His effective problem resolution and troubleshooting skills help create a distinguished and responsive engineering team, nationally recognized for excellence. Robert is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM); a member of ASHE; and member and current Treasurer of FHEA. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy with a background as an Electronics Technician and holds several degrees and certifications.Robert Resetar
James Rodgers joined Mandarin Oriental in 2003 as an engineering supervisor and part of the opening team. James worked his way up the ranks and was promoted to Director of Engineering in 2006. James currently has over 14 years of experience at the highest levels luxury within the hospitality industry. During his ten years at Mandarin Oriental New York, James played a vital role in supporting the openings of several MOHG properties within the US. In 2013 James joined the Hyatt Corporation as the Director of Engineering, Information Technology, and Security for their flagship “Park Hyatt New York”. Shortly after a successful opening of the Park Hyatt New York, James re-joined the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. James continues to support the day to day operations in conjunction to working with MGM‘s iconic City Center asset. In addition, James been instrumental in supporting Mandarin Oriental properties across the Americas and continues to support the openings of new hotels and residences added to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Portfolio. James has an engineering degree and is a former alumni of the City College of New York.James Rodgers
Aaron Rosenblatt is a Principal with 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 Works Association (AWWA) Disinfection and Disinfectants Committees and the Microbial and Disinfectant By-Product (M/DBP) Technical Advisory Workgroup during regulatory negotiations for USEPA M/DBP Rule. 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 20 issued US patents with international equivalents. You can also find him on LinkedIn.Aaron Rosenblatt
Dr. Molly M. Scanlon is an Environmental and Occupational Health Scientist, as well as a licensed and certified Healthcare Architect currently working with Phigenics, an independent leader in water management programs, 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 Legionellosis Prevention and Response Online Training Grant. Additionally, Dr. Scanlon is serving 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. You can also find her on LinkedIn.Molly M. Scanlon, PhD, FAIA, FACHA
Ben Scimeca is Senior Director of Corporate Facilities at Universal Health Services. He has been in this role for the past ten years. In this role he supports the facilities operations at all of all acute care and behavioral hospitals. Before this Ben worked as a district manager of facilities for Sodexo supporting 14 hospitals in the Northeast and has experience as the facility director at several hospitals and life care communities. Overall, Ben has been in the facilities management field for 35 years with the last 29 in healthcare.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania and is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager.Ben Scimeca
Shawn Taylor, as Facilities Supervisor at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (formerly the North Chicago Veterans Administration Medical Center), oversees multiple trades including Medical Gas Systems, Emergency Power, Steam Distribution and the Quality Water Management Program. He has been proactive in testing and secondary water disinfection since the original Legionella VA Directive 2008-010 at his facility. Since publication of Legionella VA Directive 1061 in 2013, he has implemented multiple water management program improvements based upon Water Management Program validation and hazard control data. He currently oversees the automated real-time monitoring of incoming water in 13 inpatient healthcare buildings at his facility, exceeding the requirements of VA Directive 1061. Shawn is currently collaborating with infection control staff to develop a water quality educational pilot program that will increase staff awareness and understanding of water quality concerns.
Shawn has been employed at this facility since February 1980 and has advanced his career through continuous education in multiple Trades and local colleges. He also holds an Illinois Dept. of Public Health certification as a non-community public water system operator.