AAHID Announces New CHID Certificants
  • Announcements
  • AAHID Admin
  • January 01, 2020

CHID logoSeventy-four interior designers have recently passed the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) examination and earned the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer® (CHID) credential.

Passage of the examination and earning the CHID credential signifies that each of the following individuals have met the standards for education, experience and examination and is a certified healthcare interior designer:

  • Melissa Bachmeyer, CHID | Boulder Associates Architects
  • Sara Bailey, CHID | CannonDesign
  • Christa Barr, CHID | Spellman Brady & Co.
  • Misty Bell, CHID | Davis Partnership Architects
  • Amanda Benham, CHID | Cromwell Architects Engineers
  • Peggy Berry, CHID | EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Anna Bertucci Ghelase, CHID | Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
  • Necia Bonner, CHID | Kirksey Architecture
  • Juliette Bowker, CHID | Perkins&Wills
  • Adrian Boysel, CHID | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Drusilla Brewer, CHID | The East Group
  • Anne Brooks, CHID | Mott MacDonald
  • Leah Brown, CHID | Array Architects
  • Yuyu Bu, CHID | Array Architects
  • Heather Bunting, CHID | HOK
  • Aimee Burmaster Hicks, CHID | Page Southerland Page
  • Karen Carbo, CHID | S.E.D Services, Inc.
  • Alexa Choles, CHID | HGA Architects
  • Brenda Chrisman, CHID | Gallun Snow Associates
  • Ashleigh Cotter, CHID | HKS
  • Dee Coyle, CHID | Davis Partnership Architects
  • Jamison Delfino, CHID | Taylor Design
  • Kelley Dorsett, CHID | HDR
  • Cynthia Elkin, CHID | RLF Architecture
  • Christine Emanuelson, CHID | Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
  • Kelli Falardo, CHID | Page Southerland Page
  • Heather Flannery, CHID | Hord Coplan Macht
  • Cindy Flinchum, CHID | University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
  • Susan Frederick, CHID | Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  • Miriam Ganesh, CHID | RLF Architecture
  • Marianne Graffam, CHID | Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
  • Emily Guidry, CHID | WHLC Architecture
  • Sarah Harvey, CHID | Hord Coplan Macht
  • Lisa Jansen, CHID | Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc.
  • Jaime Johnston, CHID | Ochsner Health System
  • Mia Kile, CHID | University of Oklahoma
  • Lauren King, CHID | CRGA Design
  • Carolyn Kiss, CHID | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Janna Kotlyar, CHID | EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Angela Kron, CHID | CBRE Heery
  • Catherine Kwaske, CHID | EYP, Inc.
  • Stephanie Alexandra Ludwick, CHID | EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Melanie Mangione, CHID | Architects Alaska Inc.
  • Susan Matthews, CHID | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Megan McNally, CHID | Pope Architects, Inc.
  • Patty Melvin, CHID | Array Architects
  • Marleen Milligan, CHID | Cuningham Group Architecture Inc.
  • Shannon Oliveira, CHID | Cannon Design
  • Leigh Palmer, CHID | Mayo Clinic
  • Patricia Paulson, CHID | HDR
  • Melissa Perry, CHID | Inventure Design
  • Clairanne Pesce , CHID | Array Architects
  • Stacy Peters, CHID | Faulkner Design Group
  • Amanda Pirlot, CHID | HGA Architects
  • Diane Polczynski, CHID | The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
  • Melissa Pribyl, CHID | MCG Architecture I Design
  • Tracy Randall, CHID | HGA Architects
  • Linnea Rehnke, CHID | Advocate Aurora Health
  • Susan Sanders, CHID | Health Facilities Group
  • Laura Shoemaker Constantin, CHID | Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • Danna Sigal, CHID | Shlemmer Algaze Associates
  • Brenda Smith, CHID | Perkins & Wills
  • Christine Soto, CHID | Cannon Design
  • Keith Stanton, CHID | Thoma-Holec Design
  • Cheryl Sternstein, CHID | HDR
  • Emily Stewart, CHID | Ochsner Health System
  • Steven Templet, CHID | Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects
  • Jennifer Tinsley, CHID | Array Architects
  • Linda Tobin, CHID | E4H Environments for Health Architecture
  • Christin Troutman, CHID | Marshall Craft Associates
  • Jennifer Vuono, CHID | EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Meredith Westland, CHID | HMC
  • Rachel Windham, CHID | EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • John Zierdt, CHID | CRGA Design

A minimum of three years of healthcare interior design/healthcare architecture experience and NCIDQ or NCARB certification -OR- ten years of healthcare interior design/healthcare architecture experience is required take the comprehensive examination. The CHID examination is a rigorous assessment requiring examinees to demonstrate competence in a variety of aspects that affect the healthcare interior environment. The examination covers acute care, ambulatory care and residential healthcare.

“AAHID is the standard to identify those interior designers who are uniquely qualified to meet the needs and challenges of the healthcare interior design industry,” explains AAHID President, Carol Doering, CHID, IIDA, LEED AP, CID. “The CHID certificate is the highest appellation available for a healthcare interior design professional, and this credential is what every healthcare facility should look for when choosing an interior designer.”

“We are extremely proud that these individuals have earned the CHID certificate. This important, industry-recognized credential underscores their commitment to ensuring that the healthcare clients we serve have access to the most qualified interior designers possible,” said Doering.

The CHID appellation further distinguishes preeminent healthcare interior designers from designers, decorators, and interior designers. More information about the organization may be found at www.aahid.org.

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