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Health Facilities Engineering

(916) 930-3981 + Extension

The Division of Health Facilities Engineering (HFE) works with California tribes/tribal organizations, as well as federal, state, county, and private agencies, to ensure effective construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of tribally owned healthcare facilities. HFE provides that a safe and functional physical environment exists for Native patients and for the protection of the tribal investment of these facilities.

CDR Paul Frazier, PE, Director of Health Facilities Engineering (Extension 365) (

  • Administrative direction for Health Facilities Engineering
  • Area Planner
  • Real Property Manager
  • Biomedical Equipment Manager
  • Environmental Audit Coordinator

CDR Francis Chua, PE, Staff Engineer, (Extension 347) (

  • Facilities Design and Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance and Repairs

LCDR Shane Deckert, PE, Staff Engineer (Extension 341) (

  • Facilities Design and Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance and Repairs
  • Energy Manager

Jeannette Reynolds Administrative Assistant, (Extension 355) (

  • Administrative duties
  • Project document and funding/payment tracking