IFMA NYC Webinar — Places Matter: Prevention, Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery


July 02, 2020 | 11:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
Add to Calendar


Zoom Webinar |


Missed the webinar? No problem! Check out IFMA NYC's Youtube page to view our past events.

Now, more than ever, we are aware of the leading role that buildings, communities and organizations play in public health. Through understanding the current pandemic and mobilizing experts across public health, medicine, design, real estate, government and academia, we can help to ensure that the places where we spend our lives improve, not compromise, our health. Learn about new strategies to leveraging the WELL Building Standard, the leading tool for advancing the health and well being in buildings globally. Specific strategies in design, operations and policy can help prevent the spreading of infectious disease, prepare for impact, increase resiliency, and support recovery from global health challenges like the one we’re experiencing now.


Meredith Lovejoy

Principal, Regional Development Director, TEECOM
Co-Chair IFMA NYC GWI Committee; IFMA NYC Board Member

Meredith has spent her career in the A/E/C industry in the NY metro region. She is passionate about the intersection of technology and design. As such, she leads the development for TEECOM’s NYC office. TEECOM is a 23-year-old technology engineer: they design telecom, AV, security, network, wi-fi, ERCS, DAS - anything technology driven that improves the built environment, plus acoustics. TEECOM also designs virtual-reality environments, immersive A/V, and projection mapping. TEECOM is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with seven offices globally. TEECOM is a research-based organization; it has its own self-funded R&D labs. TEECOM opened its NYC office in the summer of 2019 with the intention of building its presence in the Northeast based on the same principles that have helped it succeed on the West Coast for more than two decades. Meredith is delighted to be leading this charge.


Stephen Brown

Vice President, Global Market Development Leader - WELL AP & Faculty

Stephen brings a broad range of experience in his 25+ year career of supporting commercial markets worldwide through interior solutions and workplace strategies. In his current position as Vice President of Global Market Development, Stephen leads International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI) global market strategy, which is based in NYC. He prioritizes educating senior stakeholders about the WELL Portfolio program – a program that enables organizations to scale proven wellness strategies that support the health and productivity of their people while benefiting their business. He also helps organizations leverage the WELL Portfolio program to support Human Capital reporting narratives for ESG, GRESB, & UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior to joining IWBI, Stephen was Senior Global Account Manager for Haworth APAC region based in Hong Kong. There he learned to appreciate multiple cultures and support global real estate strategies across regions. This was also his first opportunity to promote the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™) to the market and cement his appreciation for clean air, water and sharing solutions for healthier environments. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Stephen was based in New York City for 15+ years in global account and sales leadership roles for global manufacturers including Haworth, Interface, Steelcase and Armstrong.

Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Iowa State University. He is a WELL AP™ and WELL Faculty™ and is a member of CoreNet Global, Urban Green, and USGBC.

In his free time Stephen enjoys hiking with his family, watching his daughter perform on stage and traveling internationally. He is always seeking ways to incorporate wellness into his daily life while connecting like-minded people and ideas through LinkedIn. #WeAreWELL

By registering for this event you agree that you (and your guests, if applicable) have read and agree to IFMA NYC's Professional Standards & Code of Conduct and consent for your image or likeness to be captured in a photograph or video and possibly used on the organization’s website(s), newsletters, board reports, social media platforms, and/or other organizational materials and that you understand that you are not eligible for compensation for the use of any of these photo(s)/video(s) and may not be informed in advance of the specific use of those images.


$ Member Ticket

$ Guest Ticket