Leadership Team

Nothing beats experience.

Our team offers firsthand experience designing and building healthcare facilities. Our expertise, leadership and knowledge add measurable value at every step of the process. We invite you to meet our team:


Jay Hornung, CHFM, ACHE


Jay Hornung, Founder and President of HBS provides leadership and oversight for all of the company’s service lines. With over 25 years of experience, Jay founded HBS in 2006 and the firm has provided services to many of the top healthcare systems across the country. Prior to starting HBS, Jay served as the Vice President of Development for MedCath, where he was responsible for the development and expansion of 14 hospitals. As the Assistant Vice President of Design & Construction at Universal Health Services where he was employed for 10 years, Jay was responsible for the oversight of over 2,000,000 SF of healthcare projects.


David Stepelevich, CHFM

Senior Vice President

David Stepelevich assists in the leadership and management of the company’s facilities compliance and project management programs. With over 32 years of experience in healthcare operations, he has led the facility, compliance and project management programs for some of the largest healthcare systems in the country. Prior to joining HBS, David was the Director of Projects and Facilities for MedCath and was the Director of Facilities and Projects for Universal Health Services. David has developed and marketed nationally recognized facility compliance software that is currently in use at over 50 healthcare facilities around the United States.

Kathleen M. Morris

Senior Vice President, Planning and Development 

Kathleen Morris has 15 years of experience in the medical equipment planning industry with an emphasis in the planning, procurement and management of capital equipment, facilities, technology and support services. She has been responsible for the equipment management, budget preparation and management, procurement and installation for various projects including both renovations and new construction. Kathleen’s primary goal is the effective application of HBS resources that lead to customer satisfaction. She has developed a rare formula for success, uniting owner advocacy with operational excellence.

Scott DiDonato

Senior Vice President, Operations

Scott DiDonato brings over twelve years of diversified healthcare experience to his role as Senior Vice President for Operations.  In this capacity, Scott is responsible for the integration of new acquisitions with ongoing firm operations.  In addition, he oversees and manages the implementation of systems and procedures to support the firm’s profitability and growth. Scott’s background as a Medical Equipment Planner, combined with his experience as Senior Director of Capital Equipment and Projects for St. Luke’s University Health Network provides him with valuable perspectives in this role.

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Kevin Monaghan, Assoc. AIA

Vice President, Project Management, Northern Region

With a background as an Architect and Owner’s Representative, Kevin brings both the client and architect’s perspective to his design and construction projects. Kevin brings over twenty years of architectural experience, with eighteen years dedicated to healthcare design. As a result, he is able to communicate project goals clearly with all project stakeholders. Kevin oversees project management and logistics coordination as he balances budgets, schedules and contract negotiations.

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Melissa Turner

Vice President, Transition Planning

Melissa Turner brings over fifteen years of experience of successfully managing multiple renovation and feasibility projects simultaneously. A detail oriented and strategic thinker, Melissa’s strong organizational skills are invaluable in navigating complex stakeholder groups. Melissa’s expertise extends from initial planning through transition and implementation. She is proficient at coordinating with all levels of the team including architects, engineers, hospital administrators, clinical end-users and contractors.

Douglas A. Lieberman

Assistant Vice President, Equipment Planning

Doug Lieberman has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is an accomplished professional who has earned a reputation for consistently meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations. Doug expertise extends from initial planning through transition and implementation. He is proficient at coordinating with all levels of the team including architects, engineers, hospital administrators, clinical end-users and contractors.

Nancy J. Wagner

Assistant Vice President, Equipment Planning

Nancy Wagner has nearly 30 years of experience in a hospital environment, including the positions of Staffing Coordinator, Patient Services Resource Coordinator, and Facilities Design Manager. She has been responsible for construction management, contracts and negotiations, project management, budget preparation and management and facilities planning. Nancy has been involved with providing equipment planning, purchasing and installation management services fore  renovation and replacement facilities both in North America and abroad.  Her specialty is in the programming, planning, and specification of equipment for pediatric and outpatient facilities.