History of Past HFMSNJ Educational Events

Thursday — September 17, 2020
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sept. 17, 2020


Date: September 17, 2020

Virtual Meeting 


  • Infection Control Practices during times of construction in a healthcare setting
  • Covid-19 Best Practices / Lessons learned and moving forward

Speaker: William Wagner,ScD,CHSP,CHEP, CHCM Vice President Cohan Patient Focus, Standards Interpretation Group Division of Healthcare Improvement

  • Emergency Power Regulation Changes for Healthcare – State and Federal

Speaker: Dan Chisholm, Sr.,CHEPP Certified Healthcare Emergency Power Professional -Chairman of Technical Committee responsible for NFPA 110 and 111

  • FGI Interpretations and Updates

Speaker: Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute Senior Adviser, Specified Technologies, Inc.

Wednesday — April 22, 2020

Q&A with The Joint  Commission

The Joint Commission invites you to a live question-and-answer session covering topics relevant to COVID-19 including infection control practices, environment of care/life safety, and the impact of CMS 1135 Waivers on Joint Commission standards. This live webinar is intended for hospitals and critical access hospitals and will be hosted on the following dates.

Please register for one of the dates  below.

Date: April 22, 2020 | Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST

Date: April 23, 2020  | Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  EST

Speaking will be the following TJC Directors:

Robert Campbell, PharmD

Director, Clinical Standards Interpretation Hospital/ Ambulatory Programs Director, Medication Management

Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, MBA, RN, CIC Director, Infection Prevention and Control Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP

Director of Engineering, Standards Interpretation Group (SIG) Division of Healthcare Improvement

New Jersey Hospital Association Waiver Tracker

We encourage members to frequently monitor this Waiver Tracker, which provides status updates on federal & state waivers sought and approved by NJHA: http://www.njha.com/Coronavirus/Waiver-Tracker

Healthcare facilities can access a template letter and table to request a waiver under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. The waiver will allow facilities to delay inspection, testing, maintenance and certain drills required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The letter must be modified to include the health care organization’s information.The table, which should be submitted with the letter, gives guidance on how requirements should be modified during the COVID-19 emergency.

*It is recommended for individual facilities to submit the waivers.*

Download the 1135 Waiver Template

Download the ITM Recommendations Table
State of New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

ASHE COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

ASHE COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Facilities

NFPA - Temporary Compliance Options for Code Modifications, Alternate Care Sites, and Facilities Related to Health Care

International Code Council (ICC) - Structures Used for Temporary Healthcare Use

NFPA Members: We need your help by submitting Public Comments for NFPA 10 for the inspection frequency for fire extinguishers, which are due by May 6,

2020. View the document which provides the comments and a walk-thru on how to submit.

We hope that you all are, and remain, safe and healthy!

Thursday — April 2, 2020
12:00 Noon

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This presentation will discuss the evolution and changes of post-tensioning systems in concrete structures, the problems they created, repair strategies and the long-term solutions provided for the new encapsulated post tension systems that are used today.


The above will be illustrated through case studies related to the following:

·     Common Problems with Post-Tensioned Concrete

·     Repair Strategies for Solving Common Problems with Post-Tensioned Concrete

·     Detailing, Construction Defects

·     New Penetrations & Openings

·     Post Tension Concrete Condition Assessment Process and Tools


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Thursday — October 3, 2019

The Galloping Hill Inn

Register & Save-The-Date!

Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) Prep Course
Presented by ASHE Faculty

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Registration and continental breakfast @ 7:00 am
Program begins at 8:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm
Lunch will be serve

For even more information:
Please contact our President-Elect- Edward Grogan, CHFM, CEM
Email: presidentelect@hfmsnj.org
Phone: (201)-414-4419

Sunday — July 14, 2019

Baltimore MD


LocationBaltimore, MD

Date: Sunday- July 14th- July 17th, 2019

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Thursday — June 20, 2019
7:30 AM

Delta Hotels Marriott


Date: Thursday- June 20, 2019

Location: Delta Hotels Marriott

515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, NJ 08830

Speaker #1:    Vincent Avenatti CFPCA CMS Consultant JCR

Title and Topic:

CMS survey form (2786R-Healthcare and 2786U-Ambulatory) mandatory requirements:

•            The “Paradigm Shift” in code enforcement

•            CMS perspective on occupancy classifications

•            Risk based methodology existing and new construction

•            Building Rehabilitation chapter 43, NFPA 101

•            Hazards Vulnerability Assessments (HVA) components

•            Infection Control Components Physical plant (Indoor Air Protected Environment Rooms  Water/Waste)


Speaker #2:   William M. Wagner, ScD, CHSP, CHEP, CHCM   Vice President – Quality Compliance

Title and Topic:

The new changes in Requirements for USP 797 /800 pharmacy compounding compliance



Tuesday — April 2, 2019

Galloping Hill Inn

Tuesday April 2, 2019

Registration and continental breakfast @ 7:30 am

Program begins at 8:00 am and ends at 4:30 pm

Lunch will be served

Cost $90.00 per person

Seating is limited so please register early

Thursday — November 15, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Mr. Uhaze a registered architect and has worked in the field of healthcare design for the past 38yrs. For 28 of those years he was employed by the State of New Jersey as the Authority Having Jurisdiction over the construction of every healthcare facility constructed in the state.

He is also a 25 year member of the Facility Guidelines Institute-Health Facilities Guidelines Committee, served as Vice Chairman of the 2018 edition and is the newly appointed Chairman of the 2022 edition.

He is currently providing consultation to the healthcare industry with regard to the FGI Guidelines, NJ State Standards, NFPA Standards and the International Building Code.    

Thursday — October 18, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Biographical Information

Michael Corbett,

Compliance Assistance Specialist

Began Safety and Health career as the Safety Director of Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital.

Joined the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 1986 as a Safety Specialist.  Duties involved consultative and enforcement responsibilities.

Conducted more than 200 independent field investigations at a wide variety of health care, industrial and construction worksites.

Served as the Region 2, Regional Emergency Management Chairperson for two years. World Trade Center responder. Hurricane Sandy responder.

Supervised a staff of Safety and Construction Specialist as the Assistant Area Director of OSHA’s Marlton, NJ Area Office.

Became a Compliance Assistance Specialist in 2012.  Duties include education and training, outreach, providing technical advice concerning OSHA standards and regulations, organizational assistance, development of partnerships and alliances, and encouraging participation in the Voluntary Protection Program.

Member of OSHA’s (IST) Emergency Response Team for nationwide response to natural disasters and terrorist attacks.

Professional Affiliations; Member of the NJ State Industrial Safety Committee, Academy of Certified Public Managers,  Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation, Eye Safety Board for Tri-State Prevent Blindness, Member of the Olympic Medical Safety, Health and Security Program.

Licensed Merchant Marine Captain/Officer.

Thursday — September 20, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday — June 21, 2018

APA Hotel Woodbridge 120 S. Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830

     7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
Venue: APA Hotel Woodbridge
     120 S Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830

The TJC Update for 2018 with CMS Ruling
   Kenneth A. Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP

FGI Guidelines Updates
   Doug Erickson, Former Chairman, FGI Guidelines

ASHE’s vision and strategy of survival and advancement with changing healthcare
    Brad Taylor, 2018 President, American Society for Healthcare Engineering

Thursday — May 17, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday — April 19, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday — March 15, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday — February 15, 2018

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday — January 18, 2018
4 pm

Galloping Hill Caterers

Randy Krivanek     

VP Operations                                                             

Randy Krivanek has spent 30 years in Healthcare Facilities Management. Beginning his career with Kidde and Honeywell he then moved to Christ Hospital in Jersey City in 1985 and served as their Director of Facilities/Security/Emergency Management until 2012. He then assumed responsibilities for facilities at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. During his tenure at Riverview Medical Center he was directly responsible for the largest P4P healthcare project in NJ. After project completion and commissioning he accepted a position at DCO Energy as Operations Manager. His employment history has involved him construction and operations projects requiring phasing, logistics, and financial management.

In his role as VP of Operations, Mr. Krivanek is responsible for the oversight and development of Quality Assurance programs. He also oversees the commissioning of installed systems and their integration to existing systems and components.


  • Christ Hospital PSE&G Standard Offer Energy Project
  • Riverview Medical Center P4P Project
  • Hamilton Township Board of Education ESIP Program


  • Systems installer; Kidde
  • Systems design and installation; Honeywell
  • Facility Management and Construction; Christ Hospital and Riverview Medical Center


  • New Jersey Hospital Engineers
  • NFPA
  • ASHE



Robert Ventriglia

DCO Energy, LLC

Business Development Manager

Robert is a seasoned Management Professional with 50 years of extensive, progressive and diversified corporate experiences in directing and supervising large line and staff organizations. Strengths include: NJ State Energy Programs; Business Development; Program, Product and Project Management; Human Resources; Site Asset Management; Facilities Management; Systems Design and Implementation; Local Exchange Carrier Billing and Negotiations; Contract and Financial Management


  • Retired AT&T District Manager – last position he was responsible for the building of ATT customer call centers
  • Dir. of IT, Security and Business Development for Major MEP Engineering firms

- The Rock Brook Consulting Group;  Morris  Johnson & Associates and  - Cosentini Associates

  • Senior Consultant/Professional Services/Software Systems - Telcordia Technologies


BS - Business & Marketing Administration, St. Peter’s College, Jersey City, NJ

PMP Cerification




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

Sponsor Information: H & G Construction

Herbert Kislow- President

Thursday, September 21,2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

Thursday — June 15, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers


The all-day seminar is Thursday, June 15th. Registration and breakfast is at 7:30 am and the program adjourns at 4:30 pm.

Legal Actions and Compliance Issues - The CMS Final Rule on EPSS  42 CFR.481.15 adopted September 2016

Founder: Dan Chisholm, Sr., – Dan serves as Chairman of the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committees responsible for NFPA 110, Emergency and Standby Power Systems.  His company, MGI Advisory Services, provides emergency power consulting and commissioning services for healthcare.

Welcome ASHE President Russ Harbaugh!


Thursday — May 18, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

Topic and Title: Automatic Transfer Switches & Paralleling Switchgear  -Testing and Maintenance

Speaker: Matthew Mokracek, Datatec Inc.

Datatec, Inc.
200 Braen Avenue
Wyckoff New Jersey 07481

Thursday — April 20, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

Health Care Ventilation Standards/ASHRAE 170-2013, The Facilities Guidelines Institute and how it compares to previous guidelines by ASHRE, AIA, and The DHHS

As Northeast Regional Sales Manager for Camfil USA, Inc. I am responsible for sales, marketing, and management of 10 independent representative and distribution firms covering 12 states in the Northeast Region for the HVAC / High Performance Products Group. Currently, I am heavily involved in the application of high performance filtration products for specific markets with primary emphasis on the removal of airborne particles and gaseous contaminant. Some of my specific market responsibilities include healthcare facilities, schools, pharmaceuticals, cleanrooms, laboratories, museums, commercial buildings, and industrial markets.

Emphasis is placed on developing and educating the market on the latest filtration standards and in filtration technology for both particulate and gas phase through presentations addressing the Comfort Air, Clean Processes, and Safety & Protection market segments.

I have been serving the HVAC and air filtration industry for 28 years. I'm an Associate member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers and as a member of the American Indoor Air Quality Council a certified indoor air quality technician (CIAQT). I have been the featured speaker for numerous ASHRAE/ASHE chapters across the country, speaking on ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2012, ASHRAE 62.1-2007, LEED, Green, and Sustainability along with the latest in filtration guidelines and requirements.


Thursday — March 16, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

The Real Story about Doors and NFPA 80/105

Thursday — February 16, 2017

Galloping Hill Caterers

TJC Panel Discussion: The Old, The Current, and the Real Surveys

Thursday — January 19, 2017
4 pm

Galloping Hill Caterers

The Forgotten Energy; Comprehension Steam Trap Maintenance & the Impact

Sponsor - Colline Integrated Security Services

Edward Colline, President

Steve Garcia, Service Manager

Thursday — November 17, 2016

Speaker - Dave Uhaze, Retired Director-DCA

Mr. Uhaze is a licensed architect specializing in healthcare facility design, and is currently the owner and operator of Health Facilities Design Consulting, providing building codes and health facility design guidance to facility owners and designers.

For 31 years he was employed by the State of New Jersey. During that period, he was employed by both the Department of Health and the Department of Community Affairs as a licensing compliance inspector, a plan reviewer for the Facilities Construction and Monitoring Unit, Supervisor of Health Facilities Construction and as the Chief of the Bureau of Construction Project Review, overseeing the technical staff responsible for the review of all State licensed health care facilities.  He retired from State service at the end of 2015.

Mr. Uhaze is also a frequent guest speaker for numerous healthcare related groups and is a member of several National and State committees, including serving as the Vice Chairman of the Facility Guidelines Institute Health Guidelines Revisions Committee, the Test Development Committee of the National Certification Program for Construction Code Inspectors and the New Jersey Uniform Construction Codes Council.


Sponsor- Ed Cichewicz (the Ice Man), Follett Ice, Inc

Thursday — October 20, 2016

Galloping Hill Inn

Roadmap to Compliance with NFPA 70E Arc Flash Requirements

Speaker: Daniel Blascovich, PE - Business Development Manager and Licensed PE

Dan’s career as an engineer spans 26 years  beginning in manufacturing and facilities, followed by a brief stint as a consultant engineer, and lastly as a power systems engineer performing engineering studies.  Dan has: created designs, managed facilities, and performed many engineering studies.  At Schneider Electric, Dan has been a Power Systems Engineer performing engineering studies at many types of facilities including medical facilities and hospitals.  He is presently at Schneider Electric as a Power Consulting Specialist for engineering services.  Dan has a BSEE degree from The Pennsylvania State University, is an active member of IEEE and PSHFE.

Energy Business / Square D on behalf of Schneider Electric

Thursday — September 15, 2016

Speaker:  Matthew Klewin, NJ DEP

Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program, Creation of the R13 Industrial Stormwater General permit for Mines and Quarries, Creation of the RSG Sand and Gravel Industrial Stormwater General permit, Team Member of the four Guidance Documents for the R9, R10, R11 and R12 MS4 permits, Team member for the original (2004) and renewal of the R9, R10, R11 and R12 permits (2009), Team Member for the renewal of the R9 and R10 permits 2016, Acting Supervisor Municipal Stormwater program 2016 onward.  

1999-2003   Discharge to Ground Water Unit 

1999-Present  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 



Thursday — June 23, 2016
7:00AM - 4:00PM





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Thursday — May 19, 2016

Galloping Hill Caterers

"NFPA-99 Update, Medical Gases"

Presented by:  The Sherman Engineering Co.

Sponsored by:  The Sherman Engineering Co.

Thursday — April 21, 2016

Galloping Hill Caterers

"The Business Case for Distributed Energy in Healthcare"

Presented by:  Mark Dougherty, FACHE -- Director of Sales for Blue Pillar, Inc.

Mark Dougherty is Director of Sales for Blue Pillar, Inc.  Mark has over 15 years of experience designing and delivering energy efficiency and distributed energy resources projects to hospitals and other critical facilities.  Mark has been a member of ASHE for many years, and is also board certified in healthcare management through the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Mark has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is a lifelong NJ resident.

Sponsor:  Mark Dougherty of Blue Pillar Inc.

Thursday — March 17, 2016

Meeting Location: Galloping Hill Caterers

"Identification and Management of Agressive Behavior"

Speaker:  Paul M. Sarnese, System Safety Director for Virtua Health

Sponsor:  TBD

Thursday — February 18, 2016

Meeting Location: Galloping Hill Caterers

"Challenges and Strategies During Construction"

Presented by:  The Hillmann Group, NJ

Sponsored by:  The Hillmann Group

Thursday — January 21, 2016

Meeting Location: Galloping Hill Caterers

"NFPA 80 -- New requirements for the Care, Maintenance & Inspection of Fire Doors in Healthcare Facilities"

Presenter:  Paul G. Baillargeon, AHC, FDAI, VP, Technical Consultant from Door Security and Safety Foundation.

Sponsored by:  Nolan M. Thrope from "ALLEGION"


Thursday — November 19, 2015

Galloping Hill Inn

"New Jersey DCA Updates"

Mr. Dave Uhaze, Chief-Bureau of Construction Project Review -- NJ Department of Community Affairs will conduct the presentation.

Sponsored by:  Follett Ice, Inc. -- Mr. Ed Cichewicz --  877-849-9221


Thursday — October 15, 2015
5:00 PM

Galloping Hill Caterers

"New 2015 ICRA Safety Management"

Presenters: Clare Morris Broderick, P.E., LEED-AP and Patrick Lorimer, MPH from "Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 732-380-1700

Sponsored by: "Nalco" , Division of EcoLab -- William F.Savino, District Account Manager--  908-200-7631

Thursday — September 17, 2015

Galloping Hill Caterers

"Surgical Fire Prevention"

Mr. Mark E. Bruley, CCE -- Vice President, Accident and Forensic Investigation -- "ECRI Institute"

Sponsored by:  AQUIS Solutions -- Frances MacCarrigan, Director Northeast Region --     609-268-1036

Thursday — June 18, 2015
7:30am - 4:30pm

Gallopin Hill Inn



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Thursday — May 21, 2015

Galloping Hill Inn

"Active Shooter and Campus Security"

Presenter:  FBI Special Agent, Mr. Scott R. Nawrocki, WMD Coordinator

Sponsored by:  "Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc."

   Leo DiFonzo, Director of Sales 732-713-3486


Thursday — April 16, 2015

Gallopinh Hill Inn

"Staying Ahead of the Sandy Curve and Avoiding the Punishment of the Innocent"

Presented by:  Dan Chisholm Sr. -- Emergency Power Consultant/Designer, MGI Consulting, Inc.

Sponsored by:   "Tremco, Inc." with Special Thanks to Chuck Zagorskie for his continued participation and support.

Thursday — March 19, 2015

Galloping Hill Inn

"How a Chiller Plant Criteria Affects a Building"

Speaker:  John Calcagno, Sales Engineer from the Carrier Company

Sponsored by:  Carrier Company

Thursday — February 19, 2015

Galloping Hill Caterers

"ASHRAE 188P - Legionella Risk Management for Building Water Systems"

Presented by: Janna Cohen from "Barclay Water Management, Inc."

Sponsored by:  Leo DiFonzo from "IRS Restoration, Inc."

Thursday — January 15, 2015
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn -- Union, NJ

"TJC Changes, Waivers & Equivalencies"

Our Past President and TJC Surveyor, John DiGirolomo, CHFM, FASHE, CHSP, CHEP will conduct the educational presentation. Sponsored by: Steve Compo from "Always Safe Sidewalks"

Thursday — November 20, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

New Jersey DCA Updates

Mr. Dave Uhaze of the NJ Department of Community Affairs will conduct the presention.

Sponsored by: KONE, Inc.





Thursday — October 16, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

FGI 2014 Guidelines For Design And Construction for Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)

Presented by:  Tony Monaco and Dr. Richard M. Lynch. Ph.D, CIH

Sponsored by:  Scales Medical Technologies, Inc.

Thursday — September 18, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Grid Resiliency for Hospitals

Presenters: Joe Sullivan and John Coleman

Sponsored by:  Concord Engineering

Thursday — June 19, 2014

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ


Presentations:  FGI Guidelines and The Joint Commission Updates

Presenters:  Doug Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, CHC, HFDP.  Mr. Erickson  is CEO of the Facility Guidelines Instuture, (FGI) and  George Mills and comes to us with 36 years of total industry exprience.

Anne M. Guglielmo, CFSP, CHSP, LEED A.P. Engineer.  Ms. Guglielmo comes to us from The Joint Commission and has many years of experience in fire protection and engineering.


Thursday — May 15, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

Containment and Dust Control During Construction for Healthcare Facilities

Presented and Sponsored by:  Tom Peter, Certified Industrial Hygienist & Remediation Project Manager from: IRS (Insurance Remediation Specialists, Inc.)

Thursday — April 17, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

Roofing & Exterior Waterproofing Solutions.  Presented and Sponsored by:  Tremco

Thursday — March 20, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

An integrated Solution to Mitigating Waterborne Hospital Acquired Infections (HASIs)

Presenter and Sponsor:  NALCO

Thursday — February 20, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ


Presenter and Sponsor:  Genesis Engineering

Thursday — January 16, 2014
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

So Good They Can't Ignore You

Presenter:  Henry K. Schuurman, CHC, HFMSNJ President

Thursday — November 21, 2013
Social hour - 5:00PM Meeting at 6:00PM

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

Dave Uhaze of the NJ Department of Community Affairs will present us with NJDCA updates.  Sponsored by Follett Ice.


Thursday — October 17, 2013

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

A representative from Princeton University Hospital will speak on Moving Your Hospital.


Thursday — September 19, 2013

The Galloping Hill Inn - Union, NJ

Chris James of Snow & Ice Solutions will talk about Snow and Ice Control.

Tuesday — November 30, 1999




​ONLY the "All Day Seminar and Trade Show" is scheduled for June 23, 2016.

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