Accreditation Team

TSIG Consulting, a Division of the Greeley Company. (TSIG) consists of multi-disciplined professionals who are experienced in different fields such as AutoCAD, CAFM, Building Condition Assessments, The Joint Commission, Web Design and Computer Programming.

We work on a team basis and support each other with strong backgrounds and experiences. Our goal is to deliver first class service to our clients.


Larry Barlow – CHSP : Vice President, Mid-West Region

Larry Barlow – CHSP

Vice President, Mid-West Region

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Larry Barlow, Vice President Mid West Region, has more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare field, most of which has been devoted to helping organizations achieve and maintain compliance with The Joint Commission standards, Life Safety Code, and federal, state, and local requirements. Larry has extensive experience in Life Safety, Utility Management, Equipment Management and Safety. Larry has performed countless Life Safety Assessments, Fire Safety Evaluation Surveys, TJC Clarifications, and state and local remediations. Larry is a nationally recognized speaker, and his presentations are considered “down to earth” and user friendly.

Michael Craig – CFI : Compliance Specialist

Michael Craig – CFI

Compliance Specialist

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Michael is a highly respected fire service officer with more than 30 years of experience and who has demonstrated broad discipline fire service management and supervisory expertise with over 30 years reaching the rank of Captain. As a Life Safety Consultant Michael provided codes-based consultations to healthcare clients Nationwide. Michael served 14 years on the Tennessee Fire Safety Inspectors Association BOARD of Directors including 4 years as Vice President. He has also served on several NFPA Technical Committees, and was a fire service instructor for the TN Fire and Code Academy for 25 years. Welcome Michael!

Timothy Crowley – CHSP, FSM : Compliance Specialist

Timothy Crowley – CHSP, FSM

Compliance Specialist

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Tim possesses over 25 years of professional healthcare safety and engineering experience. He is recognized for his exceptional talent for training and educating staff. As a consultant, he has provided guidance and tutorship to many hospitals that has led to successful survey outcomes and he possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in other areas of the Physical Environment such as preparing Statement of Conditions, Environment of Care Audits, Utility Management, Emergency Management, Interim Life Safety Measures, Monitoring of Construction and Risk Assessments. Prior to joining TSIG, he served as the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Beth Israel Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Lori Dinney – MS CHSP PE : Compliance Specialist

Lori Dinney – MS CHSP PE

Compliance Specialist

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Lori joins our team as Senior Accreditation & Compliance Specialist, and has come to TSIG with extensive experience in healthcare engineering, NFPA code compliance, construction plan reviews, surveys for Fire Safety, Life Safety, the development of equivalencies, and in building/commissioning fire suppression systems. Lori possesses over 25 years of experience and has provided consultation to healthcare providers on Fire Safety Programs & Plan Reviews, managed programs for AutoCAD, created traditional equivalencies as well as fire safety evaluation system equivalencies, managed building maintenance programs and prepared hundreds of Statement of Conditions.

Brian Harless : Compliance Specialist

Brian Harless

Compliance Specialist

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Brian joins the TSIG team with over 15 years of healthcare experience.  His previous healthcare experience has ranged from management of key departments within the hospital to private consulting for life safety, management, and staffing development.  His last position was Director of Support Services at The University of Tennessee Medical Center where the majority of his time was devoted to managing the Statement of Conditions, Life Safety Program, and Utility Management. He also worked extensively with Environment of Care and Safety.  Brian brings an understanding of the challenges faced by today's Healthcare Professionals and works hard to anticipate and support the compliance environment.

Skip Jones – CHFM, CHSP : Compliance Specialist

Skip Jones – CHFM, CHSP

Compliance Specialist

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Skip comes to TSIG from Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based nonprofit healthcare systems in the United States with over 3800 licensed beds, and the largest healthcare system in North Texas in terms of patients served.

During his fourteen years at Texas Health, Skip served in various roles in Security, Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS), including Safety Officer and Life Safety Specialist. His most recent role was as Regulatory Compliance Program Manager at the corporate level, overseeing regulatory readiness for sixteen hospitals and conducting EC and LS inspections for new construction and renovation projects.

Skip currently holds CHFM and CHSP certifications and is a member of the NFPA, ASHE and Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management.

Wayne Kestler, CHFM, CEM, CJCP : Compliance Specialist

Wayne Kestler, CHFM, CEM, CJCP

Compliance Specialist

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Wayne Kestler has joined us after spending 32 years at ARAMARK Healthcare and its predecessors, in various capacities with the final 16 years as FM Director of Operations Support. In that capacity he provided the following services:

Performed Life Safety Code & Environment of Care mock survey assessments for healthcare institutions preparing for TJC and DNV surveys for accreditation, supported healthcare facilities in 28 states and Washington DC, managed FM Start Ups, performed FM program audits (IPA’s), developed long range capital improvement plans, co-authored a book on compliance with EPA regulations, instructed managers in the use of proprietary CMMS, developed RFP’s and bid specifications for major facility improvement projects, served as an authorized safety trainer for OSHA-related compliance programs.

Wayne has the following certifications/credentials:

• Certified Joint Commission Professional by Joint Commission Resources

• Certified Healthcare Facility Manager by the American Hospital Association

• Certified Energy Manager by the Association of Energy Engineers

Tom Lyons – CHSP, FSM : Life Safety Code Specialist

Tom Lyons – CHSP, FSM

Life Safety Code Specialist

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Mr. Lyons has over 20 years experience working at hospitals in engineering and safety. During that time he has held the position of Director of Facilities Management at North Shore University Hospital at Forest Hills and St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Port Jefferson, New York. He was the Assistant Director of Engineering at South Nassau Communities Hospital, and the Lead Engineer & Fire Safety Officer at Syosset Community Hospital as well. Tom has a BS in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering from Columbia Southern University, Certificates in HVAC and Building Automation, Facility Management, Construction Project Management, and Hi-Rise Fire Safety from New York University and is a member of the NFPA, ASHE, and HESGNY.

John Taylor – CHFM : Compliance Specialist

John Taylor – CHFM

Compliance Specialist

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John Taylor joined TSIG in 2011 as a Compliance Specialist. John brings five years of progressive experience in Regulatory Compliance and Facility Management based upon thirty-one years of experience in the healthcare engineering and environment of care field. He managed Engineering Departments of small and medium sized hospitals, providing strong technical expertise based upon experience, knowledge, codes and standards and staff development. He draws upon this Environment of Care and life safety experience to partner with clients and help them successfully meet regulatory compliance goals in a responsible manner. Partners include facilities using TJC, CMS, DNV, AOA, HAFC and CARF standards for deeming and accreditation purposes. Whether conducting life safety assessments, mock surveys, document reviews, speaking engagements or training sessions, inspiring engineers to provide the safest and healthiest environment possible is his goal.

 

William M. Wagner – ScD CHSP CHEP CHCM : Vice President Quality Compliance

William M. Wagner – ScD CHSP CHEP CHCM

Vice President Quality Compliance

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Dr. Wagner has vast experience in quality healthcare compliance gained from serving as a Research Scientist and Health Administrator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senior Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Vice President, Education, Research and Development with Safety Management Services, Inc. His wide-ranging knowledge of The Joint Commission and DNV compliance requirements has been acquired from over 30 years of healthcare consulting and has been applied during the survey preparedness and inspection process for organizations nationwide.

Over his career, Dr. Wagner has given numerous presentations at national meetings, including the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE). He has also published articles in national journals and provided programs as state organizations on a variety of subjects.

Dr. Wagner is a graduate of Emory University (BS, Physics), Georgia Institute of Technology (MS, Physics & Nuclear Engineering), and The Johns Hopkins University (ScD, Environmental Health), He retired from the US Public Health Service (US-PHS) where he served at both NIH in Bethesda, MD and CDC in Atlanta, GA. He holds certifications as a Certified Hospital Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Hospital Emergency Professional (CHEP), and Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM).

Currently, Dr. Wagner is the Chairman of the Board for the APIC Consulting Service and has served as the Chairperson for the APIC Emergency Preparedness Committee. He is also a member of the ASHE, AHE, APIC, and National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA).

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