Members of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association have elected a new president-elect and new members of the ASHE Board of Directors.

David Dagenais was elected as the new president-elect. Dagenais will serve as president-elect in 2014 and will assume the role of ASHE president in 2015.

Dagenais has more than 20 years of experience in hospitals. He currently serves as director of plant operations and security at Wentworth-Douglas Hospital in Dover, N.H. He has helped lead ASHE’s advocacy work and has been involved with code development organizations to improve the codes and standards regulating hospitals for several decades.

Dagenais will succeed Philip Stephens who will assume the presidency from current president Mark Kenneday, on Jan. 1, 2014.

ASHE members also elected several members of the Board of Directors, including an associate member (the second associate member to be elected since a bylaws change created two associate positions in 2011) and several regional directors.

The members include:

 — Associate Member Director: Donna Craft, RN, MHA, CLNC
 — Region 3 Director: Shadie (Shay) R. Rankhorn, Jr., CHFM, CHSP, LLE
 — Region 6 Director: Dean M. Pufahl, CHFM
 — Region 7 Director: Terry M. Scott, CHFM, CHSP
 — Region 8 Director: Bradley R. Taylor, MBA, CHFM
 — Region 10 Director: Keith A. Deline, MPA

The associate member and regional directors elected in 2013 will serve a two-year term from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015. The other associate member director position and regional directors from other ASHE regions will be chosen in 2014 elections. More information about all of the election winners is available online at:

ASHE is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association.