2022 OAHE Winter Conference Agenda

December 8, 2022
Location The Champion Convention Center | 803 S Meridian Ave | Oklahoma City

Thursday, December 8, 2022

8:00 am - 9:00 am

ASHE Update provided by ASHE Board President-Elect

This session will discuss who ASHE is, the services provided and Industry Updates.


1. Attendee awareness of ASHE's purpose and scope.

2. Attendees gain knowledge of all resource streams offered by ASHE

3. Inform attendees of Industry Updates.

Speaker:  Skanda Skandaverl |  ASHE President-Elect

Skanda Skandaverl has over 32 years of progressive experience in all stages of the healthcare industry and is currently serving as the Division Director, CommonSpirit Health. He oversees Facility Management in Midwest Division.   Prior to his career in healthcare, Skanda worked in the electrical construction industry, where he acquired invaluable skills and extensive international experience in construction. He has demonstrated an unwavering dedication to improving the quality of the healthcare industry.

Skanda has a degree in Electrical Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Management and an MBA. He is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) and a Fellow Member of ASHE (FASHE). He is a firm believer in continuing education and professional growth to further his contributions within the healthcare industry. Skanda is the ASHE President Elect 2023

9:00 am - 9:30 am 

Visit with Exhibitors


9:30 am - 10:30 am

Preventing Violence in the Emergency Department

It is no surprise to often find the Emergency Department (ED) filled to overflowing and patients continue to pour through the doors. In addition to the heart attacks and sports injuries, gunshots, stabbings, domestic assaults, and vehicle collision injuries are common in many ED’s. The significant increase in behavioral health patients who present to the ED combined with a lack of resources to care for these patients is a national crisis. According to Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, "The severe shortage of psychiatric beds in almost all hospitals and intensive outpatient resources is leaving these behavioral health patients stranded for hours and even days." Environmental triggers within the ED or hospital can contribute to acts of violence by patients who are frustrated or angry. Physical and psychological triggers can also contribute to acts of violence by patients who are frustrated or angry. These patients can pose risks relating to self-harm or violence towards others. Join in the discussion and learn what leading practice organizations are doing to address the issue.

Learning Objective 1:

Individuals living with mental illness are no more likely than a member of the general population to commit a violent act. They are more often a victim of a crime than a member of the general population. Learn why we continue to observe violence being perpetrated by this patient population.

Learning Objective 2:

We will discuss how the OSHA and IAHSS Security Physical Design Guidelines provide an excellent overview plan for building or renovating space in the ED and other related areas which will serve to minimize the environmental triggers.

Learning Objective 3:

Learn how to build a program for behavioral health patient-associated violence management to better identify, assess, validate, mitigate and respond.

Speaker: Lisa Terry, CHPA, CPP - Allied Universal Security Services

Lisa Terry, CHPA, CPP has significant experience in healthcare security and police management. Lisa currently serves as the Vice President, Vertical Markets – Healthcare for Allied Universal®. Prior to that she served as Director of Hospital Police and Transportation at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Lisa has served as the Chief of Campus Police and Public Safety with WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Chief of Police and Public Safety with Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

As a former president and an active guidelines council member of IAHSS, and as a vice chair of the Healthcare Community Steering Committee of the industry leading organization ASIS International, Lisa has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the country’s greatest minds in healthcare, security, and policing. She shares her knowledge, strategies, and lessons learned for successfully preventing and mitigating violence in her books: “Preventing Violence in the Emergency Department” and “The Active Shooter Response Toolkit for Healthcare Workers.”

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Visit with Exhibitors


11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

The Good and the Bad of General Contracting

An interactive presentation about working with general contractors.

Speaker:  Bobby Snyder, President of Construction, Ashton Gray


12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch at the Champion Convention Center
2:30-4:30 p.m. 

Afternoon Networking Event

Happy Hour at Remington Park in the Bricktown Brewery Restaurant Area - Food and drink will be "On Your Own"

REGISTER HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE AND NETWORKING EVENT