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​Thanks to the energy and dedication of the following individuals, ACCE is able to meet and exceed the expectations of our members.

Committee Chairmen

James Caporali, MS, CRES, SASHE
Membership Committee Chair
Email: membershipchair@accenet.org
Jim Caporali is the Director of Clinical Engineering at Erlanger Health System. Erlanger Health System is the seventh largest public healthcare system in the US, which also serves as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Medicine. His responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of the Erlanger Clinical Engineering program, including maintenance for biomedical and imaging equipment, medical equipment/IT infrastructure and support, contracts management, and regulatory compliance.
Jim is a proven operational leader with over 30 years of experience in the field of Clinical Engineering. His experience includes technical delivery, hospital and regional Clinical Engineering management, as well as corporate level positions supporting operations, sales and all other aspects of a national clinical equipment management program. Jim held the position of Vice President, Program Development and Support with Sodexo Clinical Technology Management and Patriot Medical Technologies. In this role his responsibilities included creation, evaluation, and improvement of systems used to evaluate new and ongoing clinical equipment maintenance opportunities, along with responsibilities for management and oversight of teams tasked to create program offerings for potential customers.
Clarice M.L. Holden
Advocacy Committee Chair
Email: advocacychair@accenet.org
Clarice M.L. Holden is the Chief Biomedical Engineer of the VA North Texas Healthcare System. Ms. Holden oversees daily shop operations in the Biomedical Engineering Section, assists with project management and serves on several hospital wide committees. She is an editorial board member of 24x7 Magazine, a member of AAMI, serves on AAMI’s HTM/IT Bridge Roles Committee and is the 2018 recipient of the AAMI Young Professional Award. Before joining VA North Texas, Ms. Holden was a supervisory biomedical engineer at the VA Greater Los Angeles, a technical career field intern at the VA Center Texas, and has previously worked for the Louisiana Health Science Center, Tulane University, and the NASA Langley Research Center.
Ms. Holden is a graduate of Tulane University’s Biomedical Engineering Program.
Eric Aring BS, MBA, CBET, CLESEric Aring BS, MBA, CBET, CLES
Education Committee co-Chair
Email: educationchair@accenet.org
Eric Aring is a Clinical Systems Engineer in the Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering department at Stanford Children's Health. In this position he is responsible for planning, deployment and support of medical systems. Eric has previously worked at Beckman Coulter and UCSF Medical Center San Francisco as a Biomedical Equipment Technician and is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering Biomedical Engineering program, and Kennesaw State University Masters in Business Administration program.
Danielle Cowgill, MSc
Education Committee co-Chair
Email: educationchair@accenet.org
Danielle Cowgill is a Manager of Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering at Stanford Children's Health. In this position she is responsible for operations at ambulatory clinics, technology assessment and planning, and help with growth strategies. Danielle previously worked at Kaiser Permanente as a Clinical Engineer for National Clinical Technology and has been a member of the ACCE Education Committee prior to this role.
Austin Hampton, MSBmE, MLSO
Education Committee co-Chair, partial_Feb 2019
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Austin Hampton graduated with magna cum laude honors from NC State University for both bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and master’s degree in rehabilitative engineering. He is member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He was a division 1 American Coast Conference scholarship athlete for NC State University from 2005-2009 and current record holder in the 3 meter event for the NC Swimming and Diving team. He obtained Eagle Scout honors. Currently, he serves as the Chief of Biomedical Engineering at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh and a member of the Education and Communication workgroup for the VA real-time location system project.
Binseng WangBinseng Wang, ScD, CCE, FACCE, FAIMBE
International Committee Chair
Email: international.chair@accenet.org
Binseng Wang is a Principal with BSI, a health technology consulting company. Previously, Dr. Wang was Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, for Sundance Enterprises, Aramark Healthcare Technologies, and MEDIQ/PRN. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist at NIH and Adjunct Professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a fellow of ACCE and AIMBE.

He received the 2010 AAMI CE Achievement Award and the 2015 ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Clinical Engineering Hall of Fame by ACCE in 2017. He earned a Doctor of Science degree from MIT and is a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE).

David A. Smith, BSEE, MSBME, MBA
Advertising Chair
Email: advertising@accenet.org
Dave Smith is a Medical Equipment Planner with Mitchell Associates.
Petr Kresta, MHSc, PEng, fCMBES
Nominations Committee Chair
Email: nominationschair@accenet.org
Petr Kresta is the Chief Operating Officer, Diagnostic Services with Shared Health Manitoba Diagnostic Services which operates approx. 80 public medical laboratories throughout the province of Manitoba and all diagnostic imaging services in rural Manitoba. He is the past chairperson of the Healthcare Technology Certification Commission that manages the certification program for clinical engineers throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Kresta is the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Medical Equipment Protection Plan. Mr. Kresta is a fellow of the CMBES. He has participated as a faculty member on 5 Advanced Clinical Engineering Workshops in Latin America. Mr. Kresta is a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba, holds a Master of Health Sciences Degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
Stephen Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS
CE-IT Committee Chair
Email: ce-it.chair@accenet.org
Mr. Grimes has more than 40 years’ experience with hospitals, shared service organizations, and healthcare consulting firms. He is a recognized authority on topics ranging from future challenges facing clinical engineering and healthcare technology integration to medical device security and risk management. He is a Fellow of the HIMSS, AIMBE and ACCE. In 2011 he received the ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & Information Technology Synergies Award. In 2015 he received ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 he received AAMI’s Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Leadership Award. Mr. Grimes is a graduate of Purdue University’s Biomedical Engineering Program.
Katherine Navarro, CCE
Body of Knowledge Committee Chair
Email: bokchair@accenet.org
Katherine Navarro is a Biomedical Engineer at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System in San Antonio, Texas, where she supports the Biomedical Engineering department as a project manager. She currently manages high-cost, high-tech medical equipment installations and new networked medical equipment implementations for the VA healthcare facilities in South Texas. Katherine has been with the VA in the Healthcare Technology Management field for nine years.
Larry FennigkohLarry Fennigkoh, PhD, PE, CCE, FACCE, FAIMBE
Mentoring Committee Chair
Email: Mentoring.chair@accenet.org
Currently, Dr. Larry Fennigkoh is a professor of biomedical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in medical instrumentation, biomedical engineering design, biomechanics, biostatistics, and human physiology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and certified in clinical engineering and an inducted Fellow within both the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American College of Clinical Engineering. He was also inducted into the ACCE Hall of Fame in 2017.

Prior to moving to academia in 1998, Dr. Fennigkoh directed clinical engineering departments at both the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE), and Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (Milwaukee, WI) where he currently consults with its Hyperbaric Medicine Department.

Dr. Fennigkoh received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Wisconsin / Milwaukee.
Raymond Peter Zambuto, MS, BioE., CCE-E, FASHE, FHIMSS, FACCE
CE-Hall of Fame Committee Chair
Email: CE-HOF@accenet.org
Ray Zambuto's professional career spanned five decades working in hospitals, industry, shared services, Independent Service, and consulting.  From 1974 to 2014 he was president of Technology In Medicine,Inc, a provider of clinical engineering and healthcare technology management services.  Ray is a past president of ACCE and is the recipient of the 2013 ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award.  With Elliot Sloane, Ray was jointly awarded the first HIMSS-ACCE Excellence in Clinical Engineering Information Technology Synergies Award in 2006.  A graduate of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, He has authored or presented numerous papers on topics of health care technology management, the convergence of clinical engineering and IT, and applying systems thinking to HTM.
Stephen Grimes, FACCE FAIMBE FHIMSS
Healthcare Technology Certification Commission Chair
Email: certificationchair@accenet.org
Mr. Grimes has more than 40 years’ experience with hospitals, shared service organizations, and healthcare consulting firms. He is a recognized authority on topics ranging from future challenges facing clinical engineering and healthcare technology integration to medical device security and risk management. He is a Fellow of the HIMSS, AIMBE and ACCE. In 2011 he received the ACCE/HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering & Information Technology Synergies Award. In 2015 he received ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2016 he received AAMI’s Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) Leadership Award. Mr. Grimes is a graduate of Purdue University’s Biomedical Engineering Program.

Task Force Chairs

DCowgillDanielle Cowgill, MS
AAMI19 CE Symposium planning task force chair
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Danielle Cowgill is a Manager of Clinical Technology and Biomedical Engineering at Stanford Children's Health. In this position she is responsible for operations at ambulatory clinics, technology assessment and planning, and help with growth strategies. Danielle previously worked at Kaiser Permanente as a Clinical Engineer for National Clinical Technology and has been a member of the ACCE Education Committee prior to this role.

Liaisons

Arif Subhan, MS, CCE, CHTM, FACCE
AAMI Liaison
Email: aamiliaison@accenet.org
Arif Subhan is the Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut. He worked as Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He was the Senior Clinical Engineer at Masterplan (now Aramark), an independent service organization which managed medical equipment across the United States. He is a columnist for the Journal of Clinical Engineering (JCE) and a member of the editorial boards of JCE, BI&T and 24x7 magazine. He was Chair, USCC; Chair, ACCE Education Committee; Chair, ACCE BOK Committee; and Co-Chair, AAMI Annual Conference Program Committee. He is the recipient of the 2013 ACCE Professional Development/Managerial Excellence Award and the 2012 AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award.
Steven W. Juett, PE
FMDIC Liaison
Email: fmdic-liaison@accenet.org
Steve Juett is a Senior Associate Vice President and Director of Clinical Systems Planning for the architectural and engineering firm of RTKL Associates in Dallas, Texas, an affiliate of ARCADIS. Steve leads the team of technology experts for RTKL’s Healthcare Technologies studio. He has over 30 years of experience in clinical engineering, Biomedical and Rehabilitation engineering design and manufacturing, integrated surgical suite design, and IT interoperability. Steve is a licensed Biomedical Engineer with an extensive background in the healthcare industry. He enjoys Connected Medical Equipment and focuses on peri-operative environment planning. He is the recipient of the 2000 ACCE/HTF Patient Safety award and an honorary citation from the FDA for his work on the US Wireless Medical Telemetry Service resulting in Federal Communications Commission laws that secured a Radio Frequency spectrum for public health.
Arif Subhan, MS, CCE, CHTM, FACCE
IFMBE Liasion
Email: ifmbeliaison@accenet.org
Arif Subhan is the Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut. He worked as Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System and South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He was the Senior Clinical Engineer at Masterplan (now Aramark), an independent service organization which managed medical equipment across the United States. He is a columnist for the Journal of Clinical Engineering (JCE) and a member of the editorial boards of JCE, BI&T and 24x7 magazine. He was Chair, USCC; Chair, ACCE Education Committee; Chair, ACCE BOK Committee; and Co-Chair, AAMI Annual Conference Program Committee. He is the recipient of the 2013 ACCE Professional Development/Managerial Excellence Award and the 2012 AAMI Clinical/Biomedical Engineering Achievement Award.
Ted Cohen, MS, CCE, FACCE
IHE Liaison
Email: iheliaison@accenet.org
Ted Cohen is a Clinical Engineer at UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, California where he has spent his entire clinical engineering career (37 plus years). Ted is also an instructor, Electronics Technology, American River College, a Fellow of ACCE and the co-editor of the ACCE News.
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