Faculty Profile:

David Vitka, R.A., M. Arch, M.B.A.Vice President Facility Planning - Continuing Care ServicesCatholic Health System

David J. Vitka currently is the Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management for the Catholic Health System’s Continuing Care Division.  In his role he is responsible for leading the offices of Planning, Design and Construction as well as Facility Management and Plant Operations.


The Catholic Health System is the virtual merger of four Catholic acute care hospitals, eight nursing homes, two adult homes, three home health agencies and many outpatient rehabilitation medicine sites.  Currently CHS employs over 8,000 associates and has annual operating revenues of over $550M.  David’s main responsibilities lie in developing and executing the Continuing Care Division’s master facility plan projects.    


Prior to joining the Catholic Health System, David was the Director of Facility Planning for Kaleida Health, a New York-based five-hospital health system where he was responsible for master facility planning for the entire system.  David’s health care design and construction career was launched with his role as Hospital Architect at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he shepherded an extensive $20 million campus-wide expansion and renovation between the years of 1994 and 1999.  He obtained his architectural license in 1996.  David also held roles as a project engineer for McGrath & Associates General Contractors in St. Louis, Missouri as well as an architectural designer at two architectural firms located in New Haven, Connecticut.


David received his architectural education at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (B.S. Arch, 1986) and at Washington University in St. Louis (M. Arch, 1992).  He also received an M.B.A. in marketing and management at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut (December, 1989).            


David is currently participating as a Community Board Member for the Village of Williamsville, NY “2020” urban design master planning process. 


His home is in Williamsville, New York where he lives with his partner and four young children.