Chad Beebe is a registered architect, a Certified Fire Protection Specialist, a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, and a Certified Building Official. He is currently Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association. He serves on many national panels and committees that develop regulations for the design and construction of health care facilities. Mr. Beebe is a member of the National Fire Protection Association Standards Council and of the Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC), the multidisciplinary body responsible for updating the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. He is a member of the HGRC Steering Committee and is a principal member of the Technical Correlating Committee for NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Beebe served as the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) for the Washington State Department of Health and managed its Construction Review Services program, which is responsible for overseeing the design and construction of all health care-related facilities in the state, including board and care facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals. He was honored by receiving ASHE’s Regional Leader Award and became the first AHJ to receive a leadership award from the American Hospital Association.