Case Studies Region: Northeast

John Barella – Einstein Healthcare Network

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ear protection clamped securely, John Barella steps onto the nearly four-acre flight deck atop the USS Kitty Hawk. Around him, jets refuel and takeoff every 20 seconds. His head on swivel, he tracks a F/A-18 Super Hornet jet that slingshots off the deck to pierce the skies at a top speed of nearly 1,200 mph. […]

Simon Smith – Rightpoint

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Simon Smith was not alone in assuming his company’s shift to remote work because of the COVID-19 pandemic would not be long-term. As the associate director of facilities and operations at Rightpoint, he says he expected the company’s offices to reopen about two months after they closed in March 2020. More than 18 months later, […]

Caitlin Summers – MOM’s Organic Market

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Caitlin Summers’ unorthodox first steps on the road to sustainability were taken on a softball pitch. Playing across the nation, Summers learned how to cope with high pressure situations, wisely manage her time, and deal with different personalities to work as a team. She also received a softball scholarship from LaFayette College, where she went […]

Corey Jackson – Bancroft

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ask Corey Jackson and he’ll tell you that if there’s one thing America’s high schools should be emphasizing, it’s training in the trades. Now the vice president of facilities for Bancroft—a nonprofit providing day and residential services for people with autism, intellectual disabilities, strokes and brain injuries—Jackson has built a career with his hands. In […]

Chuck Blanchette – Boy Scouts of America/New England Base Camp

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The Boy Scout motto is as timeless as it is succinct: Be Prepared. For Chuck Blanchette, those words ring as loudly today as when he was earning merit badges while progressing to Eagle Scout in the working-class city of Brockton, Massachusetts. Scouting wasn’t often discussed in the large high school he attended, but as Blanchette […]

Mark Anema – Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It used to be that if you were getting physical therapy for your hip through Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, you had to fight cross-town traffic, travelling to one of its three locations in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. That logistical nightmare is now a thing of the past, says Director of Facilities Mark […]

Rey Black – The Howard Hughes Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though her stamp was already on much of modern Manhattan, Rey Black still wanted to do more when she brought her architectural skillset to The Howard Hughes Corporation in 2018. “I had built so much, but never a pier,” she tells Blueprint in August. “We were pulling out old piles and driving in new ones […]

Chris Burke – Riverside Community Care

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made people worry about their physical health, it’s also highlighted the importance of caring for mental wellbeing. With people stuck at home, cut off from friends and family, and sometimes their jobs, four in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the pandemic, compared to one in […]

Terri Smith – The Edge Fitness Clubs

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a stay-at-home mom, Terri Smith found it challenging to keep up with her gym routine. She had less time to work out and struggled to find someone to watch her two young kids while she did. When she found out the Edge Fitness Clubs offered childcare to members, she was thrilled to finally get […]

Barbara Richardson – Adventist HealthCare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though a most personable sort, Barbara Richardson at least for now is content to be behind the scenes at Adventist HealthCare. The less outsiders take notice, the better job Richardson believes she is doing. Formerly the property administrator at this faith-based, nonprofit healthcare provider, Richardson was promoted last December to program director for non-acute facilities. […]

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