PresidentKevin has over 25 years experience in Healthcare Engineering and Construction. Kevin has lead major facilities departments including managing renovation and construction projects, capital planning and solutions, and all operational functions for some of the largest multi-hospital systems in the world.Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Univertsity of Maryland and an MBA from the University of Missouri. He is a retired U.S. Navy Captain (O-6). He is an active member in the American Society of Healthcare Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the National Fire and Protection Association.Kevin’s exceptional leadership experience and vast knowledge will provide your organization with a level of professionalism and support that is required in managing all healthcare related construction and renovation projects with an emphasis on cost containment and quality control.
Fred Danforth, RN, MBA
Chief Executive OfficerFred brings over 30 years experience in healthcare. As a Registered Nurse, Fred has worked in most of the clinical areas of the hospital but for the last 25 years he has taken on progressively responsible leadership positions in healthcare, including Chief Nursing Executive. In addition, Fred spent five years working with a top national healthcare consulting firm. Fred has extensive experience in healthcare construction and clinical design.Fred has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, KS and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from City University in Washington. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Executives, the Association of Nursing Executives, and the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses.Fred’s experience provides the foundation for the development and management of well planned organizations and the expertise in healthcare construction to provide optimal clinical designs.
Jim Matchett, AIA, NCARB
Director, Design/Project ArchitectJim has over 13 years of experience as an Architectural Designer and Project Manager to compliment his experience as a Project Architect. He is very familiar with the complicated and complex nature of healthcare design projects, and has a working knowledge of the various guidelines, codes, and standards that they must comply with at all levels.As a veteran, native Arkansan, and University of Arkansas alum (BA Architecture, Tau Sigma Delta) -- Jim is exceptionally proud to have had the opportunity to execute VA Healthcare projects in the state of Arkansas, but he is also proud of his experience with VA’s in Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia. Jim’s biggest assets are his detail-oriented communication skills; his ability to add a fresh perspective to design issues; and his relentless commitment to service and satisfaction. He always focuses on quality, economy, and service.
John Chavis, PE
Director, Federal ProgramsJohn brings over 40 years of service to the DOD. As the Deputy Commander for the Air Mobility Command at the Little Rock Air Force Base, John employed a $350 million annual budget and over 1800 civilian and military personnel. He was directly responsible through five subordinate squadron commanders for providing base support for the continuous training mission and contingency engineering support to the global airlift mission, the operation, maintenance and construction of base facilities and infrastructure, management of family and unaccompanied housing and real property assets, protecting the physical environment, and providing all base services, base contracting, engineering support and security services support.John has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and a Masters of Facility Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas and retired veteran from the US Army. John brings outstanding experience and knowledge of the federal construction and design system and provides superior support to Federal programs and contracts.
Executive DirectorKevin has 28 years of healthcare facilities management experience, including progressively responsible leadership positions that included oversite of large multi-hospital systems. Kevin has worked extensively at the strategic level and has the ability to provide direction and cohesion to large and disparate groups, which is key to a successful project. Kevin has a strong systems knowledge and is also experienced in district steam, cooling, and cogenerations systems.Kevin has managed hundreds of projects over a wide range of scopes in the healthcare setting and provides a solid project management background. Kevin’s familiarity with Joint Commission & CMS healthcare requirements combined with years of operational experience make him a strong asset to JohnsonDanforth.Kevin is an active member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers and is an American Hospital Association Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager (CHFM).
Sr. Project ExecutiveNeil is a construction and facilities professional with over 30 years of experience in hospital facilities, construction, and construction management and leadership. Neil has held various senior level positions in planning, design, and construction departments of large hospital systems. He has extensive project management experience on hundreds of construction projects ranging from minor renovations to major expansions.Neil’s ability to manage and work with multiple sub-contractors in the various disciplines is a major asset to our organization. He has also served as the President of the Arkansas Association of Healthcare Engineering and currently serves on the Arkansas ASHE board.
Dan Rissing, Jr.
Director, Business DevelopmentDan brings over 15 years of healthcare experience. His career has concentrated on medical imaging, IT, and capital equipment systems for use by healthcare delivery systems. His broad background spans the full spectrum of healthcare, from large metropolitan based delivery platforms to rural community hospitals. In addition, he has worked with governmental agencies such as the Veterans Administration and large academic medical centers. Dan has worked extensively with these types of facilities developing and implementing new technologies to increase patient throughput and quality of care at locations across the country.Dan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.