Industry Partnership Committee

The Industry Partnerships Committee is charged with developing relationships and recruiting support for NIHD in the healthcare design and construction industry. The Industry Partnerships Committee is also responsible for obtaining funding for the annual NIHD dinner at Healthcare Design Conference and Expo. Interested in helping NIHD carry out its mission? Join us!

Committee Chair

Whitney Hendrickson, RN, RID, EDAC
Registered Interior Designer, Perkins and Will

As a registered nurse, Whitney Hendrickson saw first-hand the effects of the built environment on the patients and staff in healthcare environments. Now, as an interior designer specializing in healthcare interiors, she gets the chance to combine her passion for pediatric nursing and interest in healthcare planning and design into a blended career. Through her role at Perkins + Will, Whitney acts as an advocate for positive changes to those affected by the healthcare setting through principles of Evidence Based Design. By facilitating ideas and translating needs between the end users and the design team, she continue to make a difference in people’s lives through the built environment.

Committee Members 

Zoe Kron
VP, Client Engagement/Design

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Zoe Kron is an accomplished business development/client engagement professional with 25+ years of experience.  She plays a key role in the healthcare sector for ex;it, an experience / environmental graphic design firm.  Zoe’s greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership.  She thrives on continuous improvement, understanding people (personalities, strengths and weakness, compromise, communication) and creative problem solving.  She brings these skills to all areas of her life.

Lori Mcgilberry, CHID, EDAC, RID
Territory Sales Manager, Gerflor (Dallas, TX)
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Lori is an experienced Interior Designer with 16 years of practice in executing a wide variety of project types with an emphasis in healthcare interior design.  Lori joined the board of the American Academy of  Healthcare Interior Designers in 2014; in 2016, she is proud to be serving the organization as the President of the board. In her new role with Gerflor in North Texas, Lori partners with designers, end-users and contractors to identify and specify flooring solutions which support excellence in design aesthetics and performance. Lori’s design career has included projects ranging in size from 50K square feet to well over 2M square feet, with total construction cost from a few million to over $650M. Bringing the rich experience of a diverse interior design career to this role, Lori is positioned to contribute from a unique perspective. Lori is continuing to collaborate as part of the New Parkland Hospital Research Coalition to conduct post-occupancy research and disseminate the results to contribute to the environmental design knowledge base.  Lori also continues to speak at national design conferences.

Martha Quinton, RN
Graduate Student, University of Texas/ Bedside RN
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As a Registered Nurse with a background in Architecture, Martha is passionate about bridging healthcare design with the clinical perspective.  She has a BA in public relations with a minor in architecture from Texas Tech University.  After graduating from Texas Tech, she moved to Wisconsin and worked for The Navigators at UW-Madison for two years, and upon her Texas return, Martha experienced an unstable economy for the marketer in the architecture/engineering/construction industry.  She discovered a bridge program at The University of Texas at Austin to obtain a Masters in Nursing with no prior experience in nursing.  She thought, "Why not?!" and is almost finished with her MSN degree and will become eligible to sit for her Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist board exam.  She is conscientiously paving the way for the advanced practice nurse whose passion is healthcare design.  

Joshua Halon, RN, MSN, EDAC
Director, Planning, BSA LifeStructures

Joshua’s extensive medical background provides him with innovative insight for guiding healthcare, planning and design projects. As a service line leader for Indiana University Health, Joshua understands what drives facility design to accomplish a higher level of care, patient satisfaction, staff efficiency and operational outcomes. As one of BSA LifeStructures’ lead planners for healthcare operations, Joshua utilizes Lean principles to conduct user group sessions for determining facility functionality, facilitates process improvement initiatives with clients and develops patient processes. He is a leader who seamlessly connects visionary designs with healthcare environments. 

Board Liaison

Susan R. Silverman, MSN, MBA
Vice President, CannonDesign