Our Board of Directors

Dave Lockhart, State President

After serving 4 years in the U.S. Navy as an electrician, and 8 years in the power generation industry I joined Kaiser Permanente. Over the past 24 years while at Kaiser Permanente I’ve worked at every level of facility operations and have been involved with opening, operating, expanding and improving facilities operations. My team and I obtained the Energy Star certification for the Roseville campus where I’ve spent the majority of my healthcare career. I have a certificate in Industrial Electricity, an Associate’s degree in Mechanical Electrical technologies, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State in Vocational Education. I have also obtained the CHFM designation from the American Hospital Association, and C.E.M. as a certified energy manger. My current role is the Executive Director for Facilities Operations where I have been working on improved and innovating programs and standards for our enterprise in facility operations.

I have been an active member of CSHE since 2002, and participating on planning committees for state and regional institutes, as well as, a speaker presenting meaningful topics. I have served many leadership roles and currently I’m the State secretary and the Energy to Care liaison. In 2012 I received the Emerging Leader recognition from ASHE and this past year I received my senior status.


David Baker, State Vice President

I started my career in healthcare engineering 28 years ago, but in all reality I’ve been exposed to it my whole life. At a young age I took interest in healthcare engineering, my father was VP of Operations for American Medical International (AMI) he oversaw 106 hospitals around the world; He was a wealth of knowledge and invaluable resource during my early years in plant operations. In 1990, I had started as a Maintenance Engineer I, and in 1992, I received my unlimited steam license and made Engineer II; 2002 was made the Safety Officer/Engineering Supervisor. 2002 was made Director of Plant Operations for Garden Grove Hospital. In 2008 Prime Healthcare Services made me Director of Facilities over two hospitals. 2015 was promoted Corporate Director of Energy Management & Facilities Prime Healthcare overseeing 45 hospitals throughout the United States. My newest endeavor is with Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) as Director of Facilities & Construction. At this stage in my life I feel I have a unique ability to comprehend all aspects of facility management / construction and energy sustainability in the healthcare environment.

I got involved with the California Society of Healthcare Engineering in 2009 and in 2013 served two years as Orange County chapter VP, elected Chapter President in 2015. Currently with the Executive Board serving as the CSHE Educational Committee Chairman and Secretary for the state. I believe in the future of this organization and would like to offer my continued services and expertise in this field to help grow our organization.


Santiago Chambers, State Treasurer

Santiago D. Chambers, Sr. is the Manager of Environment of Care, Hospital Safety Officer and Emergency Management Officer for Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center; a part of Tenet Healthcare for a year now. Prior to this, Santiago worked for Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance and San Pedro Medical Centers as the South Bay Manager of Safety, Security, Parking and Disaster for 2 years and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 10 years as the Director of Support Services and Hospital Safety Officer. Santiago is a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional with many other professional licenses and certifications related to safety, security, hazmat, emergency preparedness and fire and life safety. Santiago is completing his Bachelor’s in Human Services/ Psychology at the University of Phoenix. Santiago served 2018-2020 as the Los Angeles Chapter President of CSHE and previously served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of the Orange County Chapter of CSHE. Santiago has been a member of CSHE since 2005. Santiago served in the US Navy and has been married for 25 years with three teenage children.


Narsimha Irrinki, State Secretary

Narsimha Irrinki has been working in healthcare facilities for over 25 years. He is currently working as a Support Services Administrator at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, Redwood City. Prior to this position, Narsimha was the Director of Engineering at San Mateo Medical Center, San Mateo, and Assistant Director of Engineering at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey. He is also a Life Safety Code Surveyor with The Joint Commission for over 15 years.

Narsimha has a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and he is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of California. He is a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager, Certified Plant Engineer, and holds a Certificate in Plumbing Design.

Narsimha lives with his wife and two sons in Cupertino. He enjoys traveling with his family to vacation destinations.


Rick Barker, Immediate Past President

Rick Barker is the immediate past President of the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. (CSHE). He has served on the CSHE Executive Committee for over 8 years. Mr. Barker also serves as the Director of Facilities for the Sutter Roseville Medical Center.


  Latest Blog Posts

2020 Executive Committee Elections

Posted on 4/13/2020
Last week, I was talking to one of my peers, who asked a question that many of us have thought about. When he was reviewing the preventative maintenance for his generators, to assure alignment with the manufactures recommendations, he noted that the

Message from the President: 2020 Annual Institute

Posted on 3/19/2020
In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, the CSHE Executive Committee has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone this year's Annual Institute, originally scheduled for May 27-29, 2020. We are confident that this is in the best i

Airborne Infectious Disease Management

Posted on 3/16/2020
A timely response is crucial for identification and containment of potentially infectious patients. The Minnesota Department of Health has a published guide, "Airborne Infectious Disease Management: Methods for Temporary Negative Pressure Isolation."

Robert Mack Scholarship Foundation: Scholarship Applications Due February 15, 2020

Posted on 1/17/2020
On, February 15, 2020 will be the deadline for applications for Robert Mack scholarships. Application forms can be found on the website, www.rmsf.org, and there are hot button links to this website on the CSHE home page.

Contact Us

California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
PO Box 214342
Sacramento, CA 95821

Ph: 916.692.8961
Fax: 916.405.3595

Contact State Office