IAHSS Foundation Announces Newly Appointed Board Members

Ron Hawkins, SIA Director of Industry Relations, among appointees to IAHSS Foundation Board.

Silver Spring, Md. — The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IAHSS Foundation) established in 1981 as an extension of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) to foster and promote educational and scientific research and develop a healthcare security and safety body of knowledge has announced the appointment of the 2016 Board of Directors.

2016 New Board Members:

  • President
    Connie Packard, CHPA, Executive Director of Support Services, Boston University Medical Center
    “I am very excited and honored to be chosen as the President of the Foundation for an organization I am very passionate about. As an IAHSS member for over twenty years I am committed to both the Association and Foundation’s missions and eager to begin working with our new Board. These are certainly challenging times in the healthcare security and safety professions around the world and having the ability to lead the Foundation into future opportunities and endeavors is something I am looking forward to”, states Packard.
  • Treasurer
    Alan Butler, CHPA, Vice President Healthcare Security – Central Region at HSS


  • Tom Smith, CHPA, CPP, President Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc.
  • Steve Bourg, CHPA, CPP, Regional Security Director – Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Ronald L. Hawkins, Director of Industry Relations – Security Industry Association

Current Members:

  • Bryn Warren, CHPA, Director Corporate Security – Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Karim Vellani, CPP, CSC, Security Consultant – Threat Analysis Group, LLC
  • Bonnie Michelman, CHPA, CPP, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Steve Nebbelink, CHPA, Global Director Healthcare Alliances – Schneider Electric
  • Ed Stedman, CW3 AUS (Retired), CHPA

About IAHSS Foundation

The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation (IAHSS Foundation) (http://www.ihssf.org), was founded in 1981 as the philanthropic arm of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety and was established to foster and promote the welfare of the public through educational and scientific research and develop a healthcare security and safety body of knowledge. IAHSS Foundation also promotes and develops educational research for the maintenance and improvement of healthcare security and safety management as well as developing and conducting educational programs for the public. For more information visit our website at http://www.ihssf.org.

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 600 innovative member companies representing more than 350,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities, and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.