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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

Jennifer Nichols, MSE, CCE, CHTMJennifer Nichols, MSE, CCE, CHTM
Body of Knowledge/CE Certification promo Committee Chair
Jenn Nichols, TRIMEDX Division Vice President of Operations, has grown her career in Clinical Engineering over the last twelve years since starting out in the industry. She has held multiple roles throughout her career at TRIMEDX including Site Manager, Regional Director, Project Director for the Integration Management Office, and most recently Regional Vice President. Her passion and drive have paved the way to grow in knowledge and skill. Over the last decade, she has obtained a certificate in biomedical medical equipment technology, obtained her CCE and CHTM certifications, and became involved in multiple industry associations to better enhance her technical abilities and leadership skills. Jenn is focused on driving operational excellence, providing outstanding customer service, and developing her people to be best in class. She holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and MS in Engineering with a Specialization in Integrated Technology Management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Helen Cheong, MS, CCEHelen Cheong, MS, CCE
Advocacy Committee Chair
Helen Cheong is the Sr. Project Manager at Baxter. Prior to joining Baxter, Helen held positions as biomedical service supervisor at Firsthealth of the Carolinas, clinical engineer at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and clinical integration analyst at Yale New Haven Health System. Helen holds a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut, and she is a Certified Clinical Engineer and Project Management Professional.
Juuso LeinonenJuuso Leinonen
Education Committee co-Chair
Juuso Leinonen is currently the Director of Medical Device Cybersecurity and Integration at Crothall Healthcare where he leads a team of Cybersecurity and Integration Specialists.Previously, Juuso served at the Device Evaluation group at ECRI where he led various medical technology projects from comparative medical device evaluations to complex medical device accident investigations. Juuso's research efforts led to over 100 ECRI publications, including some global medical device recalls. In 2022, Juuso received the ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and IT Synergies Award for his work in tackling challenges of managing medical device cybersecurity.
Mike Powers, MBA, AAMIF, CHTM, CDPMike Powers, MBA, AAMIF, CHTM, CDP
Education Committee co-Chair
Mike Powers is the System Director for Field Service in the Healthcare Technology Management Department at Intermountain Health, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. He co-leads a task group for the Health Sector Coordinating Council on Legacy Medical Device Cybersecurity. He is a vice chair of the AAMI Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee. Prior to Intermountain, he was the Clinical Engineering Quality Manager at ChristianaCare Health System. He has an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Wilmington University and is a Certified Diversity Professional.
Amy Klemm, MS, CCEAmy Klemm, MS, CCE
Membership Committee Chair
Amy Klemm is a Clinical Engineering Area Director for TRIMEDX. She has held multiple roles throughout her career at TRIMEDX including Site Manager, Senior Site Manager, System Director and currently Area Director. Her experience prior to TRIMEDX includes working for Sodexo Healthcare Technology Management as a Senior Manager and a Regional Safety Coordinator. Amy graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and a Master of Science (MS) both in Biomedical Engineering, and she is a Certified Clinical Engineer (CCE).
Ilir Kullolli, MSIlir Kullolli, MS
Nominations Committee Chair
Ilir Kullolli is Executive Director of Information Services Strategic Initiatives and Facilities at Stanford Children's Health. Before Stanford, Ilir worked for Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology, where he was the Regional Director of Clinical Systems Engineering in Northern California. Ilir has also held leadership positions in Biomedical Engineering for Brigham and Women's Hospital (Partners Healthcare) in Boston, MA and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Before making the switch to Biomedical Engineering, Ilir worked in Information Technology as Technical Consultant and Project Manager for South End Consulting in Boston. Ilir holds a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Sudhakar Nagavalli, PhD, CCESudhakar Nagavalli, PhD, CCE
Healthcare Technology Certification Commission Chair
Sudhakar Nagavalli is the President and Principal Consultant at SunagMED LLC. Sudhakar is a seasoned and team-oriented professional with a 40+ year track record in driving State-of-the-Art Medical Equipment Planning, ME-IT integration, Project Management, Biomedical, and Clinical engineering at the nation's top University Medical Centers and Consulting Firms. Sudhakar is active in promoting and supporting CE and BME certification efforts. For several years he was on the CCE and BMET Boards of Examiners including as Chair of CCE Board of Examiners. Currently he is on the AAMI ACI Board and is the Vice President of New York Metropolitan Clinical Engineering Society.
ArifArif Subhan, MS, CCE, FACCE, AAMIF
CE-HOF Nominations Review Committee Chair
Arif is the Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Arif is a VA TCF Preceptor for clinical engineers/BMETs, an Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut and Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, Southern California Institute of Technology. Arif has three decades of clinical engineering experience in both public and private sector and has worked at several university hospitals and a large national independent service organization. He is nationally recognized as a resource and educator on codes, standards, accreditation, quality assurance, safety, clinical engineering education and certification. He is a frequent author and speaker at local, national, and international venues. Arif was the Senior Clinical Engineer at Masterplan, and Chief Biomedical Engineer at VA Nebraska and VA South Texas. In 2013, he received the ACCE Professional Development/ Managerial Excellence Award. In 2012, he received the AAMI Leadership Award and in 2022, he received the ACCE Tom O'Dea Advocacy Award.

Task Force Chairs

Task Force Chairs coming soon!

Liaisons

Kim Greenwood, MASc, CCE, CET, CBET, P.Eng, FEICKim Greenwood, MASc, CCE, CET, CBET, P.Eng, FEIC
AAMI Liaison
Kim started his career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1979. Then in 1991, he joined ServiceMaster of Canada's (later Aramark Healthcare's) Clinical Engineering unit and led the national support and sales activities within Canada. Since 1997, Kim has been the Director of the Regional Clinical Engineering Service Program based out of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, Canada from 1997 until his retirement in March of 2023. The regional team provides external services to 19 hospitals at 29 sites in Eastern Ontario. Under his leadership, the CHEO Clinical Engineering Department was selected as the winner of the 2016 International Federation of Medical and Biomedical Engineering (IFMBE)'s outstanding Clinical Engineering Teamwork award. He remains on staff at CHEO presently as a part time consultant. He has contributed significantly in the advancement of the field with international and national publications and has encouraged his team's involvement with Biomedical Engineering programs in the local universities. As a result of his local university involvement, he has been appointed Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Kim was the recipient of the 2017 ACCE Advocacy Professional Achievement in Management / Managerial Excellence Award and was made a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2018, a Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society in 2020 and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Engineering in 2021. Kim serves on three other healthcare related Boards in Canada and holds a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Carleton University.
Steven W. Juett, PE, Lean GB, FACCESteven W. Juett, PE, Lean GB, FACCE
FMDIC-Texas Liaison
Steven Juett is a Senior Associate Vice President of Clinical Systems Planning at OneEQ, in Dallas/Fort Worth area, Texas. Steve leads the team of technology experts for CRTKL Healthcare studio. He has over 37 years of experience in Clinical engineering, Biomedical and Rehabilitation engineering design, and manufacturing, integrated surgical suite design, IT interoperability and consulting. 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 including image guided interventional and hybrid OR suites. 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. Steve is a member of the Advocacy committee.
Ilir Kullolli, MSIlir Kullolli, MS
IFMBE Liaison
Ilir Kullolli is Executive Director of Information Services Strategic Initiatives and Facilities at Stanford Children's Health. Before Stanford, Ilir worked for Kaiser Permanente Clinical Technology, where he was the Regional Director of Clinical Systems Engineering in Northern California. Ilir has also held leadership positions in Biomedical Engineering for Brigham and Women's Hospital (Partners Healthcare) in Boston, MA and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT. Before making the switch to Biomedical Engineering, Ilir worked in Information Technology as Technical Consultant and Project Manager for South End Consulting in Boston. Ilir holds a master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Connecticut and a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston.
Kim Greenwood, MASc, CCE, CBET, P.Eng, FEIC, FCMBE, FACCEKim Greenwood, MASc, CCE, CBET, P.Eng, FEIC, FCMBE, FACCE
IFMBE Liaison
Kim started his career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1979. Then in 1991, he joined ServiceMaster of Canada's Clinical Engineering unit and led the national support and sales activities within Canada. Since 1997, Kim has been the Director of the Regional Clinical Engineering Service Program based out of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa, Canada. Kim was the recipient of the 2017 ACCE Advocacy Professional Achievement in Management / Managerial Excellence Award and was made a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2018, a Fellow of the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society in 2020 and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Engineering in 2021. Kim serves on three other healthcare related Boards in Canada and holds a Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Carleton University.
Henry StankiewiczHenry Stankiewicz, Jr., CCE, FACCE
MDSC Liaison
Hank, Medical Device Servicing Community (MDSC) liaison for ACCE.
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