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Marlene Linders, RN MS AIA
Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute, President and CEO Philders Group Intl Inc
Ms. Linders is the President and CEO of PHILDERS GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC., a healthcare consulting firm. She holds a degree in architecture, nursing science and a Master’s degree in science.
She is a National Speaker on Infectious Diseases, and one of two women in the USA that are Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for ASHRAE. Ms. Linders, as a DL for ASHRAE, went on a global speaking program about infection control, cross contamination, and its impact on the patient population during construction.
Philders Group International Inc. (PGI). is a healthcare consulting firm which provides corporate strategic positioning to Fortune 500 companies. We assist clients who want to gain access to or increase their footprint in the healthcare arena through our AMP-Clinical Bridge™ executive program.
Philders Group International Inc. R&D division enhances new or emerging technology that may positively impact the health of a population as well as sustainability. Our unique team of experts provides objective investigation for efficacy, positioning, and “take it to market” enhancement and strategy.
Ms. Linders is also the Executive Director for The Linders Health Institute™ which addresses safety, compliance and exposure risks during construction of healthcare buildings and the built environment. The Institute’s ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) course has obtained global recognition and is now used as the USGBC’s course for healthcare and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for continuing education. The Linders Health Institute™ has written customized courses and training programs for such organizations as ECA Environmental Contractors of NYC and ABC Association of Building Contractors for the South Texas Chapter of San Antonio. She also was instrumental in policy safety program changes for infection control during construction for Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
She has several years of extensive expertise in development and understanding of construction and design for building systems. She has worked on designing high-risk environments as Surgical Suites, LTC, and Transplant for several Level One trauma centers costing in excess of $4 billion dollars.
Her former company, PLI Inc, wrote the first Indoor Air Quality online curriculum course for the University of Florida Rinker School of Construction. Ms. Linders has written several white papers and articles on pandemics and emerging infectious diseases regarding the built environment, including a series on infection control for Kimberly Clark Worldwide now called Halyard. Additionally, she is a published author for the ASHRAE Journal and Long Term Care.
• RN nursing, MS clinical psychology Halifax School of NSG
• BA Architectural Design, NYU
• Harvard University Professional Development Program, Graduate School of Architecture and Design