CHER is lead by a Board of Directors. Currently, our board consists of volunteers who are guiding our beginning steps as an organization. Generally, board membership is drawn from our member organizations, however this is not required. The board itself selects new members, individuals with a commitment to our mission, understanding of the healthcare field, knowledge to guide us and willingness to take on specific assignments to further our goals.


  • W. H. (Tib) Tusler, FAIA, FACHA, President
  • Frank Weinberg, Executive Director
  • Roger B. Call, AIA, ACHA, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Uriel Cohen, M. Arch., Arch. D., Chair, Research Council
  • Roger Leib, AIA, ACHA, Chair, Marketing Committee
  • Jane Rohde, FIIDA, AIA, ACHA, NCARB
  • Jean Young, ASID
  • Kathy Hathorn
  • D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, FACHA
  • H. Bart Franey
  • Jennie Selden

Research Council:

  • Uriel Cohen, M. Arch., Arch. D.,
  • School of Architecture and Planning,
  • University of Wisconsin Chair
  • Teri Oelrich, RN, BSN, MBA
  • David Allison, AIA, ACHA, Associate Professor/Director,
  • Graduate Studies in Architecture & Health,
  • Clemson University
  • Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, Arch. D. Associate Professor
  • College of Architecture
  • Texas A & M University
  • Debra D. Harris, Ph.D., Golden, Colorado

Sustaining Members:

American Art Resources

For over twenty years, American Art Resources has devoted itself to understanding and bettering the experience of being a patient. The firm is the only major art consulting firm in the United States working exclusively with the healthcare industry. Recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of therapeutic environments, American Art Resources was selected by the American Hospital Association to write the definitive standards for developing healthcare art programs.

Collins & Aikman

An international manufacturer and supplier of high-performance commercial carpeting for the corporate, healthcare, education, government, and retailing sectors, C&A is renowned for pioneering the development of environmentally responsible products. The Dalton, Ga.-based company produces floor coverings that last up to three times longer than conventional carpeting and remains the first and only manufacturer to make a 100 percent recycled-content vinyl backing, ER3â. C&A is a leading producer of modular carpet tile and the leading producer of six-foot roll carpet for healthcare environments.

Herman Miller, Inc.

Herman Miller for Healthcare provides innovative and flexible clinical and administrative work environments that reduce healthcare facility operating costs and improve care settings.

HKS, Inc., Architects

Hughes Supply, Inc.

Hughes Supply offers distribution of custom-engineered solutions, technical advice, and products for government and healthcare.

Mannington Commercial

Through technical innovation, color/design diversity, responsiveness to end use versatility, and customization, Mannington Commercial has become a leader in performance backings, vinyl, VCT, carpet, and Icore advanced composite flooring for the contract market. Mannington Commercial is a trusted manufacturer and “one source” resource for flooring solutions, making it easy for the customer to feel confident about the choice, as well as enjoy the experience.

Watkins Hamilton Ross, Architects

Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects is a hundred person firm of architects and interior designers with a national and international practice in healthcare and a commitment to evidence-based design.

Wellness, LLC

Wellness, LLC, began by carefully researching healing environments and developed the Wellness Room concept. The organization creates individual products based on tasks preformed in the patient room, so that functional efficiency of our model rooms clearly meets the needs of the patient, their families and thenursing staff. These product designs are combined with the time saving benefits of off-site modular construction.

Organizational Members:

American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA)
American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture For Health (AAH)
The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is a professional interest group within the American Institute of Architects. It has a membership of over 5,000 architects who specialize in health care architecture. Participation in Academy meetings is open to anyone committed to quality healthcare architecture. The Academy maintains a web site where The Academy Journal, descriptions of forthcoming meetings, summaries of past meetings and other information can be found. The Academy Journal is an Internet publication of juried articles on various sub-specialty topics on health care planning. The requirements for the annual AIA Graduate Fellowship in Healthcare Planning and Design can also be found on the web site.
American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
Department of Veterans Affairs
International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Provider Council:

Advocate Health Care – Illinois
Cottonwood Hospital – Utah
MedStar Health – Maryland