Press Release: Newly Elected and Appointed Advisory Board Members 2023


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Contact: Patti Costello


October 31, 2022

The Association for the Health Care Environment Announces Newly Elected and Appointed Advisory Board Members

CHICAGO – The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) announces the newly elected At Large Advisory Board Members for the 2023-2025 term and the 2023 Executive Committee. Terms begin January 1, 2023. 

Thomas (Tom) Mattice, CHESP, CMIP, T-CHEST
Tom is the senior director, environmental services at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY. With over 40 years in health care, Tom has served in support services in acute, long-term and adult care communities as well as in behavioral health and oncology specialties. He has been active in AHE education and knowledge management, conference planning and contributed to the development and refinement of the AHE staffing calculator. 

Sade' is the associate vice president of environmental services at ProMedica Health System in Toledo, OH. She has 16 years' experience in health care environmental services. A member of AHE for 10 years, Sade' is passionate about training, education and competencies, particularly for frontline environmental services technicians. She has served on the conference planning committee and serves as a course facilitator for the AHE leadership program, A Seat at the Table. 

Named to the 2023 Executive Committee
Eric Nowak, MBA, T-CHEST, T-CSCT

Eric is associate vice president of hospitality services at Geisinger Health in Danville, PA. He has 8 years of experience leading EVS across 9 hospitals and 7 years as a supply chain professional with Geisinger. Eric has been an AHE member for 7 years, has participated in the review of EVS Department of the Year nominees, and has been active in driving content for the education and knowledge management and served as a subject matter expert for the development of the CHEST train the trainer program. Eric has served two years of a three-year term on the AHE Advisory Board before being tapped to serve on the Executive Committee.


About AHE

The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) is a Professional Membership Group of the American Hospital Association. AHE is the organization of choice for professionals responsible for establishing and maintaining health care environments that are free of surface contamination supporting safety, service, and efficient and effective patient care operations.