Wendy Gettleman, a leading expert in facilitating patient and family input into design, is Vice President of Facilities Management and Real Estate at Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, which owns a real estate portfolio totaling more than 2.5 million square feet.
As Vice President, Wendy oversees Dana-Farber’s Facilities Maintenance and Operations; Planning, Design and Construction; Real Estate & Energy Management; Facilities Business Services, including General Services and Food Services.
Wendy joined Dana-Farber in 2005 as Senior Project Manager then as Director of Project Management for the recently completed Yawkey Center for Cancer Care. In those roles, Wendy led the project team from design through construction and occupancy in January 2011, bringing in the $330 Million project under budget and ahead of schedule.
Wendy began her major construction project management career at Boston Children’s Hospital in 2001 as Senior Project Manager with a $136 Million hospital expansion project, again achieving project completion on schedule and on budget. Prior to that, Wendy was employed for 10 years with Sodexo’s Healthcare Division in operations management and division leadership positions.