“Our promise is to assure that the assets and investments (people and places) of an organization are performing at their optimum.”

— DR. LORISSA MACALLISTER, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER

Enviah puts health and care back into healthcare environments.

Enviah is taking the lead in developing ways to align built environments with operations, by removing the barriers that are working against staff success and patient satisfaction. Rather than designing spaces around the existing processes and culture, Enviah designs processes, cultures, and spaces oriented around our clients’ goals.

Enviah works at the intersection of medicine and processes, people and systems, spaces and technology, bringing an evidence-based strategy to people-centered projects. Using thoughtful research, targeted studies, and statistical analysis, Enviah provides critical and reliable data about systems integration to decision makers, increasing the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Enviah was founded by Lorissa MacAllister, a thought leader in the healthcare and design fields, and is a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

About Our Team

Dr. Lorissa MacAllister, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, President and Founder

Lorissa MacAllister blends her healthcare and architectural expertise to pioneer a unique approach to design in the healthcare industry and beyond. She has led operational assessments, and facilitated integrating people and place with a clear process for some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. With a background in architecture and medical social work, Dr. MacAllister is interested in the way people interact with – and are affected by – the physical environment. Her research focuses on exploring direct outcome measures such as H-CAHPS scores and effectiveness and productivity.  As a thought leader in her field, MacAllister serves on many national boards, to develop a way to standardize the process of creating environments for health.

Roberta Jelinek, Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Roberta Jelinek joined the Enviah senior leadership team with over 30 years of experience as an accomplished healthcare executive.

Prior to Enviah, Roberta was a member of the senior leadership team for Trinity Health and developed extensive knowledge in acute, ambulatory, and post-acute care. She has a demonstrated history of engaging physicians, administrators, and key stakeholders toward improving quality and enhancing service delivery using LEAN management tools. Throughout her career, she has led the planning, development, and operational implementation of over a million square feet of planned space, accounting for over $400 million in capital. Roberta is also a licensed CPA and approaches the development of strategy and change management with a financial lens.

As the Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Roberta is an effective change agent with a history of leading transformative growth strategies. She is a dynamic leader who can set a vision and facilitate organizational alignment to achieve the desired financial returns and key performance measures. Roberta’s expertise will deepen Enviah’s services to align the organizational strategy and operations with the built environment.

Christine Grumeretz, Managing Director of Healthcare Planning

Christine Grumeretz, Managing Director - Healthcare Planning

Christine Grumeretz joined the Enviah senior leadership team with over 25 years of experience as an architectural planner and designer, specializing in architectural design, interior design, and workplace strategies.

Prior to Enviah, Christine held a senior planning position at Beaumont Health, facilitating planning efforts on 4 of their eight hospital campuses, comprising of 6.5 million square feet of hospital space and over 1 million square feet of off-campus real estate. She has demonstrated success in strategic planning and direction and serving as a liaison between hospital leadership and team members in the design process, such as project managers, real estate personnel, and outside consultants. Christine prides herself on balancing numerous projects effectively and concisely at one time.

Christine approaches every design as a space to provide innovative solutions and an opportunity to help clients actualize their framework and operations. As Managing Director of Healthcare Planning, Christine will serve a liaison between hospital leadership and members of the design team throughout the strategic planning and design process to amplify the performance of the organization through aligning the operations on space.

Carol Hisccock

Carol Hiscock, Managing Director - Finance

Carol Hiscock joins the Enviah senior leadership team with over two decades of experience as a financial business leader skilled in financial and strategic planning using information technology.

Prior to Enviah, Carol climbed the ranks at Herman Miller, Inc., a $2.5 billion international office systems furniture manufacturer, before leaving the organization where she held the title of North America Sales Business Lead/Senior Manager Reporting and Analytics. She prides herself on solving complex business issues using creative and innovative approaches. Carol has a proven track record of implementing successful process improvement initiatives and business processes, including sales planning, CRM, order forecasting, sales analytics, and reporting.

As the Managing Director of Finance, Carol is an integral part of the operations that supports Enviah internally and externally. Her ability to hone into the critical success factors of the organization by defining, analyzing, visualizing, and tracking how the systems will function at an optimal level, ensures operational success. Carol’s years of experience and innovative thinking allow Enviah to design custom systems that will take hold and provide a firm foundation for our clients’ financial success while amplifying their assets.

Our Role in Transforming Healthcare

Enviah collaborated with ASHE to write a paper about HCAHPS going beyond clean and quiet

Lorissa MacAllister was awarded the New Investigator grant for her research into supportive design.

Enviah helped create guidelines for developing an optimal healing environment.

Lorissa co-authored the Hospital’s in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) guide.

Enviah was instrumental in developing the external component of the Optimal Healing Environment model.

Enviah will present a series of webinars on the physical environment and patient experience.

Healing Trails Logo

Lorissa Macallister partnered with Story Clark to co-found Healing Trails. which is designed with the healthcare staff, patients, and visitors in mind. The app, which is the first part of a much larger initiative, aims to restore, relax, reflect, revitalize, and renew users through contextualized experiences. 

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