“I am elated to support these talented experts. Together, they have tremendous power to innovate in the region for health care systems with the full support of our global practice as we advance our vision — to improve health worldwide through the power of design,” said Brenda Bush-Moline, Stantec’s Global Health Sector Leader.
The team will be led by Health Planner and American College of Healthcare Architects board certified architect, Alisa Rice. Serving clients across the region and nationally for more than two decades, her portfolio includes projects for Children’s Hospital Colorado, Intermountain Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
“We’ve put together an exemplary team that is eager to be continually learning and be challenged by helping clients and doing the work they are passionate about,” Rice said. “We are looking forward to tackling projects from large and complex to smaller community-based clinics in the region and see a bright future ahead.”
Joining Rice as Senior Medical Planner is Robyn Linstrom, who has advanced design for behavioral health in the region for more than two decades. Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah currently have some of the highest prevalence of mental illness and lowest rates of access to care, according to Mental Health America. Linstrom was hand-picked to help clients address this need and expand mental health services across the region. Her behavioral health projects include Mind Springs Health West Springs Hospital, Denver Solution Center, and UNMH Behavioral Health Crisis Center.
Rounding out the team is Senior Design Coordinator, Thomas Giles; Interior Design Coordinator, Vega Vashtiary; and Healthcare Design Coordinator, Watchara Umboontham. They bring familiarity with the unique complexities of delivering health care projects in the region, including those faced by rural and remote communities.