The health care industry is undergoing unprecedented change. Our team of passionate experts collaborates with clients to Design the Future of Health Care! We bring together strategy, technology, operations and design to create ideal health care experiences and achieve powerful operational results for clients.
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Manny Hernandez, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPE will be joining our team as Principal, Strategic Innovation/Co-Practice Leader – Health Care Team. Dr. Manny Hernandez and Al Krueger will be Co-Practice Leaders for Health Care.
Jim leads firm vision and strategy development in his shared CEO role. Jim is an innovator pioneering design-thinking methods in architecture. He works directly with both our national and global clients with specialized expertise in complex health care system strategic planning and design.
As a Vice President, Al brings leadership to Kahler Slater’s Health Care Team and his clients’ projects. Al has built successful relationships, transformative projects and trust with many health care executives. Al has served clients in Virginia for more than 16 years and led the launch of Kahler Slater’s Virginia office.
Jennifer has dedicated her career to improving experiences for patients, families, staff and physicians through health care design. Jennifer provides leadership to our research team and is a national thought leader in improving patient experiences.
Focused on transforming healthcare by leveraging the power of design methodologies to explore systems and processes from clinical, operational, experiential, technologic and physical perspectives, Dr. Hernandez has struck a unique professional balance as a practicing physician, innovator and design professional. Dr. Hernandez is one of the very few healthcare designers who remains clinically active, providing him with unparalleled insights and empathy regarding the challenges facing healthcare, patients and providers.
With a background in construction, Dave brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to his clients. He is passionate about project leadership, has a strong understanding of Lean design strategies and strives to understand his clients’ unique perspectives, enabling Dave to guide his team to customized yet cost-effective design solutions.
An intensive care nurse for nine years and the Director of Project Development for the University of Maryland Medical System for eight years, Jeni offers a unique operational perspective. She provides medical planning, programming, and masterplanning services for a wide range of projects all over the globe.
Prior to joining Kahler Slater, Kathy was the Director of Architecture and Construction for a major urban health care system. She has shared her expertise in operations, planning, and programming with health care clients at Kahler Slater for the last 20 years.
Bill brings a high energy and passion for architecture. He understands the big picture goals of his clients’ building projects, and can use that perspective to guide his team to deliver successful solutions.
Steve is recognized as an expert in the technical challenges facing health care projects. With a portfolio of projects all over the country, he is uniquely able to advise his clients to successful resolution using data and knowledge of the latest construction technologies, code, and regulatory requirements.
Working with clients all over the world, Jen excels at leading a collaborative design process that recognizes the importance of building project momentum and key stakeholder buy-in to create elegant campus master planning and design solutions.
Eric is intensely passionate and energetic about health care design and campus masterplanning. Recognized as an expert in the latest outpatient care delivery models, Eric leverages evidenced-based design and first-person research to create value-based solutions for his clients.
David is based out of our Richmond, VA office. He brings a strong design background and more than 20 years of health care experience. His affable personality, “can do” attitude, and approach to project management encourages collaboration between all team members.
As Kahler Slater’s National Director of Business Development, Kim’s primary focus is developing and nurturing strong client relationships. She is passionate about assembling the resources and team to achieve our clients’ business objectives.