CHICAGO — The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) board of directors has elected Fiona Nemetz, CHESP, society president for 2010. Nemetz is serving as vice president, and her year-long term as president begins Jan. 1.
Nemetz is director of environmental services, patient transportation, safety, and parking at Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta. She has been an ASHES member since 1993 and has 25 years of environmental services experience. She began her career in 1982 in hospitality and transitioned to healthcare in 1993.
“The opportunity for the facility support team to make a difference in the patient experience is immense, and ASHES’ board leadership needs to create the foundation for this success,” says Nemetz. “All of us are working together to create a positive patient experience.”
ASHES members also elected Kent Miller and John Scherberger as representatives for the 2010-2012 board of directors. Their three-year terms also begin Jan. 1.
Miller, CHESP, is director of environmental services for Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. He has participated in various ASHES committees, and is the chair of the Knowledge Management Committee.
Scherberger, CHESP, is director of environmental services for pastoral care and guest services at Spartanburg (S.C.) Hospital for Restorative Care. He has served in a variety of committees at the national level, including the 2009 Conference Planning Committee, and now serves on the ASHES advisory council.