young professionals

Emerging Health Care EVS Leaders


The Emerging Leaders action team is made up of AHE members under 45 who are looking to attract, engage, retain and encourage young and new EVS professionals. We want to create specific content and opportunities to empower a new generation of EVS leaders that will grow and retain the membership and expand the influence of AHE.


Upcoming Professional Networking Opportunities

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Contec Professional

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Sponsored by Contec

The AHE Emerging Leaders Action Team and Contec Inc would like to sponsor a member to attend Exchange24. We are looking to expand this educational opportunity to those who cannot attend on their own and cannot get it covered by their facility. AHE members can submit a nomination for themselves via online form. 

Criteria: Current AHE member in good standing • Never attended Exchange • Submit completed application

Sponsorship Includes:One Complimentary 2024 Exchange registration package July 22 - 24, 2024 in Phoenix • Round-trip economy airfare • Three nights hotel accommodations at host hotel • Precons and any additional add ons would be at expense of the attendee

Members of Task Force

Robbyn McGary

Task Force Chair
NWWI Regional Director, EVS
Mayo Clinic Health System


David Abrego

Environmental Services Manager,
Children's Health


Tasha Acevedo
Tasha Acevedo, T-CHEST, T-CSCT, CMIP

Assistant Director of Support Services,
Montefiore Nyack Hospital


Jeremy Harlfinger
Jeremy Harlfinger, T-CHEST, CMIP

Manager of EVS. SAMC
OSF Healthcare System


Derrick Hill Sr.
Derrick Hill Sr., T-CHEST, T-CSCT, T-CNACC

Director of Environmental Services,
HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital


Benjamin Kenyon
Benjamin Kenyon, T-CHEST, T-CSCT, T-CNACC, CMIP

EVS Supervisor,
Saratoga Hospital


Errol Murray

Director of Environmental Services,
Children’s Health


John Newman
John Newman, T-CHEST, CMIP, T-CSCT

Environmental Services Supervisor,
Mayo Clinic Health System


Frank Peacock
Frank Peacock, MBA, T-CHEST, CHESP

General Manager Environmental Services,
Northside Hospital, Gwinnett Aramark


Cooper Riley
Cooper Riley

EVS Manager,
University of Utah Health


Charity Rygiel
Charity Rygiel, T-CHEST

NWWI Waste and Environmental Compliance Manager,
Mayo Clinic Health System - Chippewa Valley


Diane Schott
Diane Schott, T-CHEST, T-CSCT

Environmental Services and Linen Supervisor,
OSF Healthcare St James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center


Jenelle Shellenberger
Jenelle Shellenberger, T-CHEST, T-CSCT

Training Specialist,


Karanja Smith
Karanja Smith, MHA, T-CHEST

Director, EVS/Linen & Sustainability,
Children's National Hospital


Michael Stambaugh
Michael Stambaugh

Manager, Environmental Services & Linen,
OSF Healthcare, Upper Western Region


AHE Staff

Larisa Sutton
Larisa Sutton, CAE

Sr. Specialist, Membership Engagement
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE)


Questions? Interested in joining the task force? Please contact Larisa Sutton at