Team Members

Frances Riddlehoover
Frances Ridlehoover
President
Frances Ridlehoover
President

Frances brings experience, leadership, and personal investment to every project. She ensures that project teams are customized to provide the strategic, operational, and physical planning expertise required, and that Jensen Partners’ clients have the resources essential for outstanding outcomes. Her breadth of knowledge allows her to expertly define project goals, allowing for innovative solutions to complex challenges. Frances contributes an owner’s perspective and thrives on engaging with clients.

Damir Vukovljak
Damir Vukovljak AIA
Principal, Healthcare Planning & Programming
Damir Vukovljak AIA
Principal, Healthcare Planning & Programming

As Principal, a licensed architect and licensed construction manager, Damir leads strategic facilities planning, space programming, and master plan implementation. Trusted advisor to executive leadership, physician groups and governing officials, he focuses on the integration of physical and operational planning through problem definition, needs assessment, and scenario testing. He has worked extensively to generate and implement strategic master plans for safety-net hospitals, academic medical centers, and innovative health systems across the country.

Kenneth Bellian
Kenneth Bellian MD MBA
Principal, Clinical Innovation
Kenneth Bellian MD MBA
Principal, Clinical Innovation

Ken is a medical doctor with an MBA, and he brings the experience of being a practicing surgeon, chief clinical officer, entrepreneur, and consultant. Ken provides Jensen Partners’ clients with a deep understanding of the complex challenges that exist in healthcare, and the expertise to identify and deliver innovative solutions. He excels at bringing together operational efficiency and effectiveness, patient-focused healthcare, and evolution of care delivery as driving forces for master facility planning

Thomas Yang
Thomas Yang AIA
Principal, Architecture
Thomas Yang AIA
Principal, Architecture

As a licensed architect, Tom leads Jensen Partners’ design and technical assessment services. In California, he leads project regulatory discussions with OSHPD and other agencies. Tom works closely with owners to understand their physical campus in land use, patient experience, safety, branding and infrastructure terms. He works as a bridge between Jensen Partners’ operations planners and project management to solve space utilization challenges in terms of cost, phasing, and constructability.

Kim Barnes
Kim Barnes MBA
Associate Principal
Kim Barnes MBA
Associate Principal

Kim brings comprehensive knowledge of the healthcare industry with over 25 years of experience. Having been a senior executive responsible for strategic planning, marketing, government relations, and philanthropy at a multi-hospital system, she has extensive experience in all aspects of healthcare facilities planning. Kim creates and facilitates planning teams that engage key stakeholders to develop holistic health care spaces that improve efficiency and enhance patient experience.

Billy Lambon
Billy Lambon MBA
Chief Strategy Officer
Billy Lambon MBA
Chief Strategy Officer

Billy is a senior strategy professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, master planning, and business development. His work with ambulatory and acute care facilities has contributed to his expertise in strategic market opportunities, volume projections, capacity modeling, and project feasibility analysis. Billy’s contributions position health system clients to compete successfully in new and existing markets, and achieve a solid foundation for delivering sustainable, profitable revenue growth for ongoing success.

Kelly Buchenau
Kelly Buchenau RN
Senior Healthcare Planner
Kelly Buchenau RN
Senior Healthcare Planner

Kelly provides medical planning and programming expertise for Jensen Partner. As a registered nurse, licensing and accreditation expert, and educator, she provides clinical expertise on complex projects. She is an expert facilitator and assures that clinical quality, Lean operational design, and patient experience are considered at every stage of planning. With over 20 years of experience and published work, Kelly offers a unique perspective on research, system design, and regulation.

Ann McLennan
Ann McLennan MPM
Senior Project Manager
Ann McLennan MPM
Senior Project Manager

Ann has a comprehensive background as a project and construction manager leading major private and public institutional projects with extensive experience developing and maintaining project budgets and schedules, quality control of design and construction, and compliance throughout the contract process. She has broad construction phase experience and has led and managed Public Works’ projects through all phases from feasibility studies, design, regulation adherence, contract administration, change management, construction, owner occupancy, to close-out.

Tom Holliday
Tom Holliday RA, CCM
Senior Project Manager
Tom Holliday RA, CCM
Senior Project Manager

Tom is a licensed architect and certified construction manager. His background in architecture and project management includes work for tech industry leaders and community-based healthcare organizations throughout California. Tom believes in the power of community-based projects to transform their surroundings. As a project manager for Jensen Partners, Tom works with interdisciplinary teams of construction managers, architects, planners, and strategists to create work that meaningfully embodies clients’ core values.

Nina Hamamura
Nina Hamamura LEED AP, CCM, MBA
Senior Project Manager
Nina Hamamura LEED AP, CCM, MBA
Senior Project Manager

Nina is a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) with a diverse background in planning, design, and construction. She has successfully worked with the private and public sectors on major infrastructure projects as well as commercial projects. Nina is a LEED AP with a passion for sustainability. Her combined creative and technical background allows her to effectively work with multiple teams and make innovative problem-solving routine.

Daniel Frum
Daniel Frum
Senior Project Manager
Daniel Frum
Senior Project Manager

Daniel leads medical planning, space programming, and master plan projects working closely with stakeholders, clinical users, and design teams. His focus is on the integration of physical and operational planning through situation assessment and options development. Daniel’s has worked on projects across the country; from academic research institutions, to multi-state systems with extensive ambulatory networks, to critical access facilities serving outlying communities.

Ian Myles Newborn
Ian Myles Newborn
Project Manager
Ian Myles Newborn
Project Manager

With experience in medical planning, project and program management, and architecture, Ian brings a holistic perspective to Jensen Partners’ projects. He has inpatient and outpatient medical programming experience and understands the operational considerations of schematic design. His construction experience includes coordinating complex building infrastructure upgrades in a dense urban context. Ian skillfully coordinates the resources of Jensen Partners’ multidisciplinary team to integrate strategic operations and physical planning.

Arsalan Gharaveis
Arsalan Gharaveis PhD
Senior Healthcare Planner
Arsalan Gharaveis PhD
Senior Healthcare Planner

Arsalan is a healthcare planner, designer, and researcher who works with stakeholders, clinical users, and the design team to develop insightful recommendations. Arsalan concentrates on the integration of healthcare delivery and physical planning based on comprehensive assessments and explorations. He has worked on multiple projects across the world; from academic healthcare institutions to private facilities to enhance the efficiency of healthcare systems. Arsalan’s work meticulously defines problems and suggest spaces for future development.

Nicole Stoltzfus MPH
Project Manager
Nicole Stoltzfus MPH
Project Manager

Nicole provides healthcare strategy and planning for Jensen Partners. While working with a multidisciplinary team, she supports business development and project delivery through market research and the analysis of complex data to influence decision making for major healthcare investments and development. Nicole’s background in healthcare and program management, and master’s degree in public health, give her a unique perspective that helps guide the strategic direction for Jensen Partners.

Daniel Castillo
Daniel Castillo LEED AP
Associate Project Manager
Daniel Castillo LEED AP
Associate Project Manager

Daniel supports Jensen Partners teams as an Associate Project Manager by providing space and site planning. Daniel has a diverse background in architecture and construction management which is applied during the life of our projects. He offers crucial analyses and forecasts outcomes. He excels at space programming, structure analysis, code research, and construction documents interpretation.

Ashley Ahmadi
Ashley Ahmadi
Associate Project Manager
Ashley Ahmadi
Associate Project Manager

As an Associate Project Manager, Ashley supports client projects with research, planning, strategy, and analysis. Her past work as a leader and project manager in the manufacturing sector positions her to excel at devising tactical, innovative, and collaborative solutions to complex challenges. At Jensen Partners, Ashley leverages her deep commitment to each project’s mission and vision to successfully support team members and clients.

Alekya Malladi
Alekya Malladi
Associate Healthcare Planner
Alekya Malladi
Associate Healthcare Planner

Alekya is an Associate Healthcare Planner at Jensen Partners. She has a background in architecture, film, and visual development and holds a post professional degree (M Arch) with a specialization in Entertainment. She supports Jensen Partners’ planning teams in providing space planning, programming, 3D modelling, and visualization. Her skills with different software and tools help in efficiently working across teams to achieve project goals.

Urenna Evuleocha
Urenna Evuleocha
Associate Healthcare Planner
Urenna Evuleocha
Associate Healthcare Planner

As an Architecture Graduate, Urenna is an Associate Healthcare Planner at Jensen Partners. She has worked in Architecture and Urban Design, on both small- and large-scale projects. At Jensen Partners, she develops pre-schematic drawings, test fits, as well as data compilation and analysis. Urenna is interested in sustainable innovation, urban renewal, social equity, and adaptive re-use.

Nancy Fenstermaker
Nancy Fenstermaker
Business Manager
Nancy Fenstermaker
Business Manager

As Business Manager, Nancy facilitates efficiency across all aspects of Jensen Partners’ operations. She provides essential support to the team with positivity and extraordinary attention to detail. Nancy has an extensive background as a business and administrative professional with expertise in employee relations, recruiting, accounting, and data management. Her work includes all matters pertaining to business finances, human resources, budgeting to inform and guide financial decision making, and vendor qualifications.

Ben Parsons
Ben Parsons
Data & Graphics Manager
Ben Parsons
Data & Graphics Manager

As the Data and Graphics Manager, Ben supports projects with market analytics, spatial data analysis, and data visualization. Ben has a diverse background, with experience in cartography, GIS data analysis, sales and profitability analysis, and market research. Ben specializes in analyzing place-based economic, demographic, psychographic, and environmental information, while simultaneously presenting it in a meaningful and clear way.

Genevieve Beccaria
Genevieve Beccaria
Marketing Manager
Genevieve Beccaria
Marketing Manager

With an extensive background in marketing and sales, Genevieve supports the Jensen Partners team as the Marketing Manager. She has a decade of experience in identifying client markets, as well as showcasing and tailoring company strengths in accordance with client needs. Her work at Jensen Partners allows her to bring together healthcare providers looking for support and the firm’s specialized teams.

Sarah Meeker Jensen FAIA, LEED AP
Founder
Sarah Meeker Jensen FAIA, LEED AP
Founder

Sarah is a licensed architect and contractor as well as a LEED-certified professional. She founded Jensen Partners to offer the equivalent of an in-house strategy, planning, design, and construction staff. This model has evolved to include healthcare strategy, land use planning, and funding strategy. Sarah believes that to address the specific needs of each client it is critical to individualize the services offered, forming the firm’s identity: Empowering Project Owners.