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SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2024
Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas

Advisory Board Member


Principal and Global Senior Living Practice Leader

About Tama

Tama is an active member of Women in Healthcare and is on the Washington DC Mayor’s Age-Friendly Task Force. She serves on the boards of the Capitol Hill Village and The CARITAS Project and on Advisory Boards for the Healthcare Facilities Symposium, Marymount University and Medical Construction & Design Magazine. A frequent educator, author and blogger, she has hosted and been a guest on numerous podcasts featured on the Gensler Design Exchange platform on topics ranging from Equity by Design and Psycho-Oncology to Sound Health and Rethinking Patient-Centered Design.

Healthcare Design Work

Tama is a Principal at Gensler, a global design firm. She leads their Senior Living Practice and is a strategist for Gensler’s Sector focused on Health and Wellness. A pioneer in the USA healthcare industry, she challenges conventional design and develops solutions to reimagine longevity in an age-inclusive world. Actively leading projects across all regions, she is a frequent speaker at events such as Milken Institute’s “Future of Health” Summit, the UK’s Agile Ageing Alliance “Societies Leaders Forum,” Environments for Aging and the Mayo Clinic “Transform”. Her work has been published in Forbes, Interior Design magazine, Fast Company and The McMorrow Reports. 

She is one of the few design professionals inducted as a fellow into the American College of Healthcare Executives

Education & Credentials

  • Masters of Arts, Interior Design, Marymount University
  • Bachelor of Science, Interior Design, North Dakota State University
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
  • Fellow, American Society of Interior Designers (FASID) 
  • Fellow, International Interior Design Association (FIIDA)

Fun Fact

Tama loves seeing the world from different perspectives, be it jumping out of a plane, a long zipline, a hike up a mountain or scuba diving.