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IAHSS Appoints Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors

Thursday, July 30, 2015  
Posted by: Laura Crisman
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July 30, 2015

IAHSS Appoints Member-at-Large to the Board of Directors

Glendale Heights, IL – The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS), the only association solely dedicated to the professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety in healthcare facilities, has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Povinelli, CHPA as Member-at-Large to the 2015 Board of Directors. 


Povinelli will serve his term through the end of the 2016 calendar year. The current IAHSS Board of Directors are: David LaRose, President; Jeffrey Young, President-Elect; Ben Scaglione, Vice President/Secretary; Dana Frentz, Vice President/Treasurer; Richard Dufresne, Member-at-Large and Geoffrey Povinelli, Member-at-Large.


“I am excited about the direction the organization is taking and am honored to be able to serve on the Board. I see my new role as one of service and support to the organization and support to the members in the advancement of our profession.”


A strong proponent of continuing education and accreditation, Povinelli is currently attending Columbia Southern University to earn a Master’s in Business Administration and holds the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator designation through IAHSS. 

“The healthcare security industry continues to evolve, and as it does security professionals are required to possess advanced and varying knowledge including business acumen, resource justification, legal and regulatory requirements and technology to name a few.”

Povinelli is Associate Vice President, System Security at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas and continues on his path of involvement and leadership within IAHSS and has been an active member since 2005. Povinelli has served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Houston Chapter, Vice Chair and Chair for the Commission on Certification and is currently serving as Vice Chair on the Council on Membership. 



The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety and emergency management leaders.  For nearly fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  IAHSS has certified tens of thousands of dedicated professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe. IAHSS offers the Basic, Advanced and Supervisor certifications, a Safety Certificate Program, and maintains the prestigious Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, the standard for the healthcare security leader dedicated to the profession.

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