Healthcare & Higher Education Summit
With “Eds and Meds” dominating Philadelphia’s economy and job growth, Delaware Valley Green Building Council is proud to partner with Saint Joseph’s University to host a half-day summit on healthy, sustainable buildings in healthcare and higher education and how sustainability fuels their growth.
Learn from experts working in healthcare on ways to improve patient outcomes through design and material selection, and from university faculty, administrators, and building operators on how they meet the ever growing interest and demand for a sustainable campus life to improve productivity and student success. Coffee and breakfast will be available at the event.
The event is taking place in Mandeville Hall and parking at the adjacent Hawks' Landing Parking Garage is free for event attendees. See campus map.
Dr. Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA, Vice President - Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Schwarz guides the Foundation's strategies and works closely with colleagues, external partners, and community leaders to build a Culture of Health in America, enabling everyone to live the healthiest life possible. Schwarz, a nationally-recognized leader in public health and children’s health care, is formerly deputy mayor for Health and Opportunity and health commissioner for the City of Philadelphia where he oversaw the Departments of Human Services, Behavioral Health, and Intellectual Disability Services, and the Office of Supportive Housing. Most recently, he was a Foundation director, leading efforts to catalyze public demand for healthier people and the places in which they live, work, learn, and play.Schwarz currently leads the Foundation’s efforts to promote healthier, more equitable communities, healthy children, and healthy weight.
During his tenure as deputy mayor in Philadelphia, the city experienced a 5 percent reduction in childhood obesity, and a decline in adult obesity rates. The city also had more than a 50 percent increase in permanent housing for homeless individuals and families, and a 24 percent reduction in the rate of dependent children being removed from their families. Under his leadership, access to the behavioral health system (including the County of Philadelphia’s Medicaid program) increased, and the number of those with serious mental illness who moved to independent, community-based living increased substantially.
- John DiAngelo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Inspira Health Network
- Bill Dial, Director of SMART Services, Tozour-Trane
- L. Kent Doss, Principal and Regional Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Region, Array
- Moderator: Ed Balotsky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Management, SJU
- Frank Fazio, President and CEO, R World Energy Solutions
- Alesa Rubendall, Adjunct Professor, Philadelphia University
- Cory Budischak, Ph.D., Department Chair, Energy Technologies, Delaware Technical Community College
- Moderator: Jean Smolen, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Math and Natural Sciences, Associate Professor of Chemistry, SJU
Suggested donations of $50, $25, $10 (Registration required).
Sponsorship Opportunities Available:
Pillar Sponsor - $5,000
Table Sponsor - $1,500
THANK YOU TO OUR PILLAR SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR TABLE SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT HOST