PC4HS Advisory Board
Program Director, Institute for Ergonomics at The Ohio State University
Professor of Environmental Microbiology, University of Arizona
Managing Member and Founder, Global Scientific Consulting, LLC
EPA Senior Analyst, Indoor Environments Division (retired), United States Environmental Protection Agency
The Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) Consortium is a national nonprofit organization of facility professionals dedicated to helping its members produce healthy, high performance schools while protecting jobs in budget-constrained environments.
One goal of PC4HS is to deliver a health-centric, fiscally disciplined, dynamic, unique, proven system of cleaning and operations to make school districts safer for students and staff, while increasing attendance, learning and long-term funding.
PC4HS uses non-proprietary tools and greener methods, and - wherever possible - domestically-made products to achieve its goals and level the playing field for in-house and contracted operations alike, resulting in more germ-free student and staff spaces at a significant savings to the taxpayer and school district.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS™) is a nonprofit consortium with a mission of “schools helping schools.” The process optimizes efficiency, cleanliness, ease of deployment and health factors through a carefully designed and documented system tailored for K-12 school districts.
It has been successfully implemented for a decade in more than 100 schools in the Western United States, has been introduced to districts in the Midwest and Southeast United States, and is now available nationally.
PC4HS raises the average productivity of school custodians from 22,000 to 27,000 square feet (or more) per eight-hour shift, with less exertion for workers, lower cost to the district and healthier outcomes for students and staff. It applies Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) principles to determine, track and continue improvements and is compatible with International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001, the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and other quality management programs.
PC4HS implementation is risk-free for public school districts and all fees are refundable — with the exception of travel expenses — if savings objectives are not met when agreed-upon steps are followed. The fee structure and refund policy is congruent with the nonprofit mission of the PC4HS Consortium.
PC4HS uses well-defined management principles and practices including task specialization,standardization, time and motion benchmarks, training and workloading to ensure results within budget. Color-coded service maps are created for both daily and deep cleaning, and service assessment logs are used for tracking and documentation purposes. Staff is provided with on-site guidance materials such as simple, wearable “dog-tag” schedules outlining tasks and where each worker should be during each part of the shift.
PC4HS Board of Directors
Rex Morrison, President
Rex Morrison is president of the nonprofit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) Consortium, Inc. Rex recently retired from his long-standing position as Housekeeping Training Coordinator for the Washoe County School District (WCSD), Reno, NV - one of the few districts in the nation to achieve ISO 9001 Certification due to its focus on quality and standardized process. He pioneered Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) in 100 schools in Washoe County. Rex now helps school districts across the nation implement the PC4HS program to save money and jobs while enhancing the health of the indoor environment. In 2011, Rex formed the Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) Consortium, consisting of schools helping schools gain mastery of maintenance budgets, improve cleaning processes, health, and the bottom line.
Rex is also a CIMS ISSA Certification Expert (ICE) ready to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with and preparing to be certified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).
William R. Blumenthal, Vice-President
William R. Blumenthal is vice-president of the nonprofit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) Consortium. He is a 14-year veteran of the cleaning industry experienced in both internal and contracted operations. Blumenthal is currently Custodial Supervisor for Douglas County School District in Nevada - consisting of seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools serving more than 6,000 students - and during his tenure was instrumental in converting the district to PC4HS. He is accomplished in all facets of custodial maintenance, with supervision and/or hands-on background in cleaning office complexes, floorcare, construction cleanup, and client consulting. He has also worked to assist troubled youth and supervised a native-American work program crew.
Bill is also a CIMS ISSA Certification Expert (ICE) ready to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with and preparing to be certified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).
Roni Barker, Treasurer
Roni Barker is the Site Facility Coordinator at Washoe County (Reno NV) School District’s largest Middle School. Her prior experience includes 23 years in the manufacturing sector, supervising assembly and fabrication departments, managing a plant-wide Lean Manufacturing Program, involvement in work flow analysis, one piece process flow, point of use parts storage, work station layout and design experience; as well as implementation of a Kanban system - involving lean and just-in-time (JIT) production - to handle both internal fabrication as well as outside vendor parts.
Mary Bryan, Secretary
Mary Bryan is Director of Bryford Solutions, a consultant/distributor to the facilities marketplace. Her ability to translate numerical and other data into credible and actionable form has made her a valuable asset to the business community. She has provided pro bono Internet and website development for arts education, and her professional background includes two decades of marketing/litigation support for Vedder Price–a mid-sized, international law firm based in Chicago–to include clear, graphical delivery of mission-critical facts to assist with global reputation management.
Ruben Rives, Charter Schools Development Specialist
Ruben Rives, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Miami, Florida-based H2Only Renewable Cleaning, Inc., is a renewable cleaning advocate and foundational supporter of the nonprofit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools Consortium (PC4HS). He has been in the cleaning business for 20 years, with special focus on infection control.
Ruben was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico of Cuban immigrants and moved to the United States when he was 7 years old. He attended InterAmerican Military Academy and Biscayne College/St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
Via his service company - H2Only Renewable Cleaning, Inc. - Ruben is applying PC4HS cleaning processes in about 20 charter schools throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties in Florida, as well as 2 schools in Gwinnett and Dekalb counties in Atlanta, Georgia. H2Only Renewable Cleaning, Inc. saves these schools between $72,000 to $80,000 per year by using renewable & sustainable cleaning methods and better equipment & cleaning processes.
Beth Risinger - PC4HS Interim Executive Director (Ex Officio)
Beth B. Risinger is also CEO/Executive Director of the IEHA, Inc., Westerville, Ohio. Risinger has been with IEHA since 1987, and has over 40 years' experience in society/association fields. Her primary areas of expertise are member services, public relations/image, marketing, conference/show development, seminar presentation and administration.
Risinger has been the recipient of many awards during her career as a manager in the nonprofit sector. During her previous position with ASNT (American Society for Non-Destructive Testing), she was named the General Secretary for ASNT's World Conference, which involved the coordination of an international meeting involving more than 15 countries. She traveled internationally and extensively to coordinate events and develop positive interaction regarding education standards.
Beth has authored more than 100 articles that have appeared in publications such as Materials Evaluation, Executive Housekeeping Today, Meetings, Lodging, and Housekeeping Today. She has presented educational seminars on subjects such as marketing, benchmarking, listening, training the trainer, effective communication and many others. She is best known for her ability to provide member-based organizations value-added services with minimal staff and financial resources.
Allen Rathey - Communications and Education Director (Ex Officio)
Allen P. Rathey is president of InstructionLink/JanTrain, Inc., Boise ID, a 30-year veteran of the cleaning industry who also serves as president of the Housekeeping Channel (HC), the Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI). He promotes healthy indoor environments, and writes and speaks on healthy cleaning, systems-thinking and other facility topics.
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Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools®(PC4HS)
OFFICE AND REGISTERED AGENT
Section 1. Principal Office. The principal office of PROCESS CLEANING FOR HEALTHY SCHOOLS (PC4HS) - hereinafter “PC4HS” - shall be in the State of Nevada.
Section 2. Registered Office and Agent. The Corporation shall have and continuously maintain a registered office and a registered agent in the State of Nevada, as required by the State of Nevada Nonprofit Corporation Act. The registered agent shall be either an individual resident of the State or a corporation authorized to transact business in the State.
The purposes for which the Corporation is formed are as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation, and include helping schools develop cleaning and operational processes that optimize efficiency, cleanliness, ease of deployment and health factors through a carefully designed and documented system tailored for K-12 school districts.
PC4HS shall provide two categories of membership:
- General Member
- Corporate Member
General Members shall have voting privileges on matters and in categories selected by the PC4HS Board of Directors (BOD). The type and frequency of meetings of General Members shall be determined by the PC4HS BOD, as will policies and procedures for calling meetings and casting votes.
Corporate Members will not vote.
Section 1. Classes and Qualifications. The Board of Directors shall determine and set forth in separate documents the qualifications, dues, terms, and other conditions of each class of member. There shall be the following classes of members:
a. Individuals: Individual members shall consist of those individuals who support the practices of PC4HS and who meet any additional requirements for individual membership as may be imposed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
b. Corporate (or "Associate"): Corporate members shall consist of any corporation that supports the practices of PC4HS and that meets any additional requirements for corporate membership as may be imposed by the Board of Directors from time to time.
c. Honorary Members: The Board of Directors may designate individuals who do not qualify under the foregoing categories as honorary members, using such criteria as the Board may develop.
Section 2. Voting Rights. Only individual members in good standing (as defined by separate PC4HS member guidelines) shall have the right to vote at a meeting of the members on those items specified in Section 3 (below), as well as to vote on such other issues as the Board may choose to bring before the members. Other classes of members may attend meetings, but may not vote.
Section 3. Membership Meetings.
a. There shall be a regular meeting of the members upon such date, time and place as the Board shall determine. During such a meeting, voting members shall have the right to vote on the following matters only and when timely: election of the Board of Directors and officers, approval of any amendments to the Bylaws that may be proposed by the Board, and other matters as determined by the PC4HS BOD. Voting on all other matters is expressly reserved for the Board of Directors.
b. Special meetings of the members may be called by the President or upon the request of 50 percent of the voting members. Members shall receive not less than seven days prior written notice of special meetings. Notice shall be given in the manner specified in Article VI of these bylaws, and the notice shall state the purposes of the special meeting.
Section 4. Quorum and Voting. Each voting member in good standing shall have one vote at any meeting of the members. A quorum shall consist of 50 percent of the total voting members present either in person or by proxy. A majority of the votes cast at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall constitute the action of the members.
Section 5. Removal. Any member may be removed from membership by a majority vote of the PC4HS Board of Directors or for cause, which is defined as failure to pay dues and/or unethical behavior.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. Powers. There shall be a Board of Directors of the Corporation, which shall supervise and control the business, property, and affairs of the Corporation, except as otherwise expressly provided by Nevada law, the Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation, or these Bylaws.
Section 2. Number and Qualifications. The members of the initial Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be those individuals named in the Articles of Incorporation and shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified. Thereafter, the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be composed of no less than three and no more than seven individuals. The number of directors may be decreased, but no decrease shall have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent director.
Section 3. Election and Term of Office. The members of the Board of Directors shall be elected by the voting members (every three years) at a designated meeting of the members. Directors on the Board of Directors shall serve for a term of three years.
Section 4. Resignation. Any director may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President of the Corporation. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified therein, or, if no time is specified, at the time of acceptance thereof as determined by the President of the Corporation.
Section 5. Removal. Any director may be removed from such office, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the voting members at any regular or special meeting of the members called expressly for that purpose.
Section 6. Vacancies. Vacancies shall be filled by majority vote of the remaining members of the Board of Directors for the unexpired term.
Section 7. Regular Meetings. A regular annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be held each year, at such time, day, and place as shall be designated by the Board of Directors.
Section 8. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at the direction of the President or by a majority of the voting directors then in office, to be held at such time, day, and place as shall be designated in the notice of the meeting.
Section 9. Notice. Notice of the time, day, and place of any meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given at least seven days previous to the meeting and in the manner set forth in Article VI. The purpose for which a special meeting is called shall be stated in the notice. Any director may waive notice of any meeting by a written statement executed either before or after the meeting. Attendance and participation at a meeting without objection to notice shall also constitute a waiver of notice.
Section 10. Quorum. A majority of the directors then in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board of Directors.
Section 11. Manner of Acting. Except as otherwise expressly required by law, the Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation, or these Bylaws, the affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board of Directors. Each director shall have one vote. Voting by proxy shall not be permitted.
Section 12. Unanimous Written Consent In Lieu of a Meeting. The Board may take action without a meeting if written consent to the action is signed by all of the directors.
Section 13. Telephone Meeting. Any one or more directors may participate in a meeting of the Board of Directors by means of a conference telephone or similar telecommunications device, which allows all persons participating in the meeting to hear each other. Participation by telephone shall be equivalent to presence in person at the meeting for purposes of determining if a quorum is present.
Section 14. Conflicts of Interest.
(a) In the event that any director has a conflict of interest that might properly limit such director's fair and impartial participation in Board deliberations or decisions, such director shall inform the Board as to the circumstances of such conflict. If those circumstances require the nonparticipation of the affected director, the Board may nonetheless request from the director any appropriate nonconfidential information which might inform its decisions. "Conflict of interest," as referred to herein, shall include but shall not be limited to, any transaction by or with the Corporation in which a director has a direct or indirect personal interest, or any transaction in which a director is unable to exercise impartial judgment or otherwise act in the best interests of the Corporation.
(b) No director shall cast a vote, nor take part in the final deliberation in any matter in which he or she, members of his or her immediate family, or any organization to which such director is on the payroll of or under contract with or has a personal interest in, that may be seen as competing with the interest of the Corporation. Any director who believes he or she may have such a conflict of interest shall so notify the Board prior to deliberation on the matter in question, and the Board shall make the final determination as to whether any director has a conflict of interest in any matter. The minutes of the Board meeting shall reflect disclosure of any conflict of interest and the recusal or approval of the interested director.
Section 1. Officers. The officers of the Corporation shall consist of a President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Corporation shall have such other assistant officers as the Board of Directors may deem necessary, and such officers shall have the authority prescribed by the Board. One person may hold more than one office, other than the office of President.
Section 2. Election of Officers. The officers of the Corporation shall be elected by the voting members at a designated meeting of the members (every three years).
Section 3. Term of Office. The officers of the Corporation shall be installed at the meeting at which they are elected and shall hold office for three years until the next meeting in which their respective successors shall have been duly elected.
Section 4. Resignation. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President. Such resignation shall take effect at the time specified in the notice, or if no time is specified, then immediately.
Section 5. Removal. Any officer may be removed from such office, with or without cause, by a majority vote of the voting members at any regular or special meeting of the members expressly for that purpose.
Section 6. Vacancies. A vacancy in any office shall be filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired term.
Section 7. President. The President shall give active direction and have control of the business and affairs of the Corporation. He or she may sign contracts or other instruments, which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, and shall perform all duties incident to the office of President as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 8. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws, ensure staff members keep corporate records; and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
Section 9. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall be responsible for and oversee all financial administration of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall ensure staff members properly receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the Corporation and deposit all such moneys in the name of the Corporation in appropriate banks, and in general perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the Board of Directors.
Section 10. Bonding. If requested by the Board of Directors, any person entrusted with the handling of funds or valuable property of the Corporation shall furnish, at the expense of the Corporation, a fidelity bond, approved by the Board of Directors.
Whenever under the provisions of these Bylaws notice is required to be given to a director, officer, or member, such notice shall be given in writing by first-class mail or overnight delivery service with postage prepaid to such person at his or her address as it appears on the records of the Corporation. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given when deposited in the mail or the delivery service. Notice may also be given by facsimile, electronic mail, or hand delivery, and will be deemed given when received.
Unless otherwise prohibited by law, the Corporation may indemnify any director or officer or any former director or officer, and may by resolution of the Board of Directors indemnify any employee, against any and all expenses and liabilities incurred by him or her in connection with any claim, action, suit, or proceeding to which he or she is made a party by reason of being a director, officer, or employee. However, there shall be no indemnification in relation to matters as to which he or she shall be adjudged to be guilty of a criminal offense or liable to the Corporation for damages arising out of his or her own gross negligence in the performance of a duty to the Corporation.
Amounts paid in indemnification of expenses and liabilities may include, but shall not be limited to, counsel fees and other fees; costs and disbursements; and judgments, fines, and penalties against, and amounts paid in settlement by, such director, officer, or employee. The Corporation may advance expenses or, where appropriate, may itself undertake the defense of any director, officer, or employee. However, such director, officer, or employee shall repay such expenses if it should be ultimately determined that he or she is not entitled to indemnification under this Article.
The Board of Directors may also authorize the purchase of insurance on behalf of any director, officer, employee, or other agent against any liability incurred by him which arises out of such person's status as a director, officer, employee, or agent, whether or not the Corporation would have the power to indemnify the person against that liability under law.
AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS
These Bylaws may be amended or new Bylaws adopted upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting members at any regular or special meeting of the members. The notice of the meeting shall set forth a summary of the proposed amendments.