Arizona Society for Healthcare Engineering

Tucson & Southern Arizona Region

Affiliate of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering

Arizona ASHE was incorporated in 1994 to promote and expand the knowledge and practice of Hospital Engineering to serve all of Southern Arizona and the Tucson area. Arizona ASHE is about:

  • Encouraging and assisting members to expand their knowledge and increase their competence in hospital engineering
  • Cooperating with hospitals, allied health care organizations, regulatory bodies, professional engineering and architectural groups in matters pertaining to hospital engineering
  • Bringing about closer cooperation among members to promote efficiency, to provide a medium for the interchange of ideas; and to disseminate material pertaining to hospital engineering
  • Encouraging participation and assistance in conducting regular meetings, conferences and educational programs

Arizona ASHE is governed by a 6 member board of directors that are representatives from various areas in Southern Arizona. Five members are facility members and one is an associate member. These board members are nominated an elected by the general membership and serve for two terms. The board of directors meet on a bi-month basis and the dates for the meetings are available on the website.

Arizona ASHE conducts bi-monthly chapter business meetings followed by an educational session open to all facility members and associate members. These meetings will provide you with information on challenges that faced every day in healthcare facilities management. Meeting dates are available on this website.

Board Members

Wayne Blas, CHFM, CHSP
Director of Plant Operations

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson2650 N Wyatt Dr. Tucson, AZ 85712

Office: 520-320-6255
Work cell: 520-237-7017
Home: 904-945-1469

Herman Johannesmeyer, P.E., CHFM
Chapter President

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Derrell Blair, CHFM
Sustainability Liaison/Facility Board Member

Tucson Medical Center
Plant Services Operations Manager
5301 E Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712

Phone: 520-324-1497
Cell: 520-406-0895

Richard Parker, CHFM

Tucson Medical Center
Director of Facilities and Construction
5301 E Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712

Phone: 520-324-4145
Cell: 520-349-1796

Ashley Downes
Associate Board Member

Bernhard TME
Project Manager
2920 N Swan Rd., Suite 207
Tucson, Arizona 85712

Office: 520-323-2381
Cell: 314-488-5358

Jacob Linhart
Facility Board Member

Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Director of Facilities Operations & Construction
350 N. Wilmot Road.
Tucson AZ, 85711

office: 520.873.3796
cell: 520.307.6257