Nichole Cerkoney

Consulting Specialist, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Nichole Cerkoney

Nichole is an EHS consultant with three years of experience in environmental health and safety including emergency management, industrial hygiene, and environmental services. As a consultant, Nichole has conducted a variety of projects throughout many industries, including manufacturing, semiconductor, academia, transportation, technology, and health-care facilities. Projects include noise dosimetry, electromagnetic radiation surveys, indoor air quality, airborne and surface contaminate monitoring, hazardous waste and materials management, environmental permitting, and general water sampling. Nichole has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Oregon State University where she found her passion for hazardous materials management and emergency management.

Tom Clark

Principal for Design and Planning, Clark/Kjos Architects; Immediate Past President of the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health

Tom Clark

As a provocative thought leader, Tom’s focus is leading the research-based practice, where innovative solutions build upon research knowledge to advance best practices in healthcare delivery. He has led in-house research projects focused on healthcare staff effectiveness and safety.

Tom has 30 years of experience designing health care facilities, and he is Principal for Design and Planning with Clark/Kjos Architects, based in Portland, Oregon. Tom’s design and planning work is widely published and has garnered numerous national and regional awards for design excellence. He is Immediate Past President of the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health and a frequent presenter on evidence-based design at national conferences. Tom is a leader for the Academy of Architecture for Health’s partnership with The Center for Health Design for the Knowledge Repository, an evidence-based design library.

Kevin Cuccaro, D.O.

Physician & Consultant, Kevin Cuccaro, D.O.


Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is a pain specialist on a mission to transform society’s understanding of pain and improve pain treatment outcomes. He frequently speaks on pain and related topics to both physicians and the public, consults health systems on chronic pain and opioids, and has created and delivered pain education programs to diverse audiences.

Dr. Cuccaro’s medical degree came from The Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained in anesthesiology at The University of Chicago and completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Michigan. Later he served as associate program director of the Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Pain Medicine Fellowship program. In 2016, the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center selected Dr. Cuccaro as a Clinical Innovations Fellow for his work involving pain education for healthcare providers in Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes.

Dr. Cuccaro currently serves on the Oregon Pain Management Commission as well as the Oregon Health Authority Health Evidence Review Committee’s Chronic Pain Task Force.

Katie Harris, MPH

Director of Rural Health & Federal Policy at Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (OAHHS)

Katie Harris

Katie Harris is the Director of Rural Health & Federal Policy for the Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems (OAHHS) where she is responsible for programmatic and policy-driven delivery system transformation with Oregon’s small and rural hospitals. As the federal policy lead for OAHHS, Ms. Harris coordinates and analyzes policy, regulations, and legislation at the Federal level as it relates to Oregon’s 62 hospitals.

Ms. Harris is on the Board of the Oregon Rural Health Association. Prior to joining OAHHS, Ms. Harris worked for Volunteers of American Oregon with their children & family and alcohol & drug treatment programs, and previously worked for the American Lung Association. She received her Master of Public Health with a focus in health management and policy from Portland State University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon. Ms. Harris is a born and raised Oregonian with a strong love of the state.

Willie Hughey

Services Sales Specialist, Eaton Corporation

Willie Hughey

Willie Hughey, PMP, is a Services Sales Specialist at Eaton Corporation, where he has also held positions as a Field Service Engineer and Executive Project Manager. Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient and safe. Prior to his tenure at Eaton, Willie served ten years in US Navy as a Nuclear Propulsion Electrician, and he has broad experience in testing and maintenance of electrical distribution equipment across several industries.

Debra Jodry, CHSP

Executive Vice President, Life Safety Compliance Solutions


Ms. Debra Jodry joined Life Safety Compliance Solutions in 2018 as the Executive Vice President and brings to us 30 years’ experience in Healthcare Facility Management. Her extensive background in Regulatory Compliance, as it relates to understanding and interpretation of the Joint Commission Standards, specifically the Environment of Care, Life Safety and Emergency Management Chapters, has allowed her to assist hospitals in preparing for successful surveys. Her career path includes a 16-year tenure with HCA, one of the largest for-profit healthcare systems in the United States; CBRE, managing compliance for approximately 20 Cleveland Clinic properties; and most recently, Ascension Healthcare, one of the largest non-for-profit healthcare systems in the US.

Pat Lydon, CEM

Sustainability and Strategic Resource Program Manager, Legacy Health Systems


Pat Lydon is the Sustainability Program Manager for Legacy Health, a 1000-bed, seven hospital integrated delivery network serving the Portland, Oregon and SW Washington region. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing cost-effective strategies for environmental sustainability programs designed to reduce the hospital system’s impact on the environment and to support its mission to improve community health. Working in partnership with internal Legacy stakeholders and external organizations he discovers, shares and implements best practices in sustainability and resource conservation.
Areas of interest include healthy building design, construction and operation as well as community health benefits associated with energy conservation.

Lynne MacMillan

Manager of Rehab Services and Radiation Oncology, Legacy Health

Lynne MacMillan

Lynne MacMillan, PT. a 5th generation Oregonian, began her career at Legacy Health 31 years ago as a staff Physical Therapist in outpatient rehab at Holliday Park and Emanuel. As a practicing PT, Lynne treated multiple employees with preventable, work related injuries, and became passionate about the prevention of these, sometimes, career ending injuries Three and half years ago she became the manager of Rehab and Radiation Oncology at Mount Hood Medical Center, a 80 bed community hospital, east of Portland. It was a natural fit, when she was ask to help establish and facilitate a Safe Patient Handling committee at Mount Hood Medical Center.

Lynne loves to travel and spending time with her husband, Brian, of 34 years and her two grown children.

Dave R. Meyer

Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Dave R. Meyer

Dave Meyer is a Principal Consultant with BSI EHS Services and Solutions, a full service environmental, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability consulting firm. Dave’s principal focus is to help organizations achieve environmental sustainability program excellence, leverage regulatory compliance risks, and optimize organizational effectiveness. Dave has over 35 years of progressive experience in multi-media environmental health and safety compliance permitting, auditing, training, environmental sustainability, organizational performance metrics and EHS management systems (ISO 14001, ISO 45001).

Dave’s expertise extends across many industry sectors including healthcare/hospitals, life and medical sciences, renewable energy, clean tech, food & beverage, semiconductor, consumer electronics, chemicals/plastics, mining, oil/gas, aerospace, forest products, transportation, public works, transportation, financial, legal and government.

Matthew Moore, PE

Power Systems Engineer, Eaton Corporation


Michael Peterson, CIH, CSP

Senior Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Michael Peterson

Michael has 12 years of experience in industrial hygiene, and environmental, health, and safety. He has conducted and managed complex industrial hygiene and safety evaluation projects, including monitoring for airborne and surface chemical contamination, evaluation of ventilation systems, noise dosimetry, and surveys for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation as well as emerging building science issues (e.g., indoor air quality evaluations, microbial evaluations, and microbial remediation oversight). Mr. Peterson has provided these services for many different industries including semiconductor, utilities, municipalities, construction, insurance, food processing, pharmaceuticals, and educational and health care facilities.

Mr. Peterson received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, a Master of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University, and his undergraduate degree from Humble State University.

Brett Phillips

LEED® AP, Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Brett Phillips

Brett has broad-based EHS experience in construction and facilities operation since 1987. He served as EHS program manager for construction projects for Intel in the US Northwest and Vietnam over 12 years. Encompassing over 30 million work hours in Oregon since 1998, Intel’s construction projects set the benchmark for safe construction in the Pacific Northwest.

Today, Brett is a Principal Consultant with BSI, and advises companies that want to make safety culture the foundation for organizational success. Brett also serves on the Board of Directors of SafeBuild Alliance, a nonprofit organization promoting the transformation of workplace cultures to achieve an incident-free construction industry.

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