In August of 2014, Bindu Panikkar founding co-chair of H2ERI announced her departure from Rhode Island for a new job in Canada. As the founding co-chair of H2ERI, Bindu worked tirelessly to network with the community, educate and facilitate conferences, meetings, and so much more. Bindu Panikkar will be sorely missed and we wish her success in her new endeavors in Alberta Canada.
In January, Amanda Barney stepped up to become the new co-chair of Hospitals For A Healthy Environment, RI. Amanda is the Vice President of Communications and Member Services of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island.
Amanda Barney joins Monica Anderson in leading the state wide initiative to bring hospitals together to share best practices in environmental efforts and to collaboratively work toward more sustainable healthcare practices in Rhode Island. Many thanks to Amanda for her vibrant leadership in this role.