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PCHS release 1.24

January 24, 2012
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Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Announces Board of Directors

Reno, NV - Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) - a non-profit consortium with a mission of “schools helping schools.” – has announced the election of its Board of Directors (BOD). The PCHS process optimizes efficiency, cleanliness, ease of deployment and health factors through a carefully designed and documented system tailored for K-12 school districts; the PCHS BOD was carefully selected from among school facility professionals.

PCHS Board of Directors

Rex Morrison, President

Rex Morrison is president of the non-profit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) 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 (PCHS) in 100 schools in Washoe County. Rex now helps school districts across the nation implement the PCHS program to save money and jobs while enhancing the health of the indoor environment. In 2011, Rex formed the Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) 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 non-profit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) 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 PCHS. 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.

Mark Savage, Secretary

Born and raised in the west, Mark was educated at the University of Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College, The Kodak Institute, and Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds degrees in medical technology and broadcast production, plus a masters in marketing. He received a Master of Photography degree in 1980 along with an honorary Ph.D. in broadcast marketing in 1995. He was the CEO of Savage & Associates Marketing-Public Relations, Savage Studios video production and Knight Publishing in Reno, Nevada. He served as Executive Director for The American Cancer Society and went on to be the Director of Legislative & Government affairs for the Cancer Society’s Nevada Division. He also worked in television for both NBC and ABC affiliates and as marketing director for a major hotel resort. Savage received the American Marketing Association’s Marketer of the Year award plus the distinguished Silver Microphone award for radio broadcast production. Mark still writes and lobbies for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and National Federation of the Blind. He volunteers on a number of non-profit organizations’ boards of directors.

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 (PCHS). 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.

When the EPA classified chemicals as pesticides (a fact that confirmed Ruben’s belief that many illnesses were the result of constant exposure to toxic chemicals used to clean homes, workplaces, schools, hospitals, etc. and neglect in following labeling instructions), he realized that cleaning companies were only transferring bacteria from one location to another with their existing cleaning processes.

Using valuable input and guidance from infection control experts in the field, Ruben decided to go another route. Pride in becoming part of the solution to the problem was his motivation for starting a chemical free cleaning company.

Ruben opened the doors of Property Service and Supplies, Inc. in 2004 and achieved enough success to allow him to start up H2Only Renewable Cleaning, Inc. in 2009.

He hopes to expand his business nationwide, with a goal of one day achieving 99% chemical free environments in all educational and healthcare facilities, as well as residential homes.

H2Only Renewable Cleaning, Inc.’s new cleaning processes are currently being applied 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.”

About PCHS
The Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Consortium is a national non-profit organization of facility professionals dedicated to helping its members produce healthy, high performance schools while protecting jobs in budget-constrained environments.

One goal of PCHS 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.

PCHS 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.

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