1st Quarter Newsletter 2022
Newsletter Co-Editors: AJ Thomas, AIA, ACHA, Charlie Crews
In This Issue
A Message From Your ACHE Regent
President's Message
Tailored Technology
How Digital Health Lays the Groundwork for Future Healthcare Strategy
ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2023 Slate
Connect With Fellow Members
Students and Host Sites: Register for the 2022 Summer Enrichment Program
AHE Members On the Move
Ensure Delivery of Chapter e-Newsletter (Disclaimer)
Newsletter Tools
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Chapter Officers
Victor J. Galfano, FACHE

Syed S. Jaffery

VP Programming
Elizabeth Janie Oakley, FACHE

VP Sponsorship
AJ Thomas, AIA, ACHA

VP Membership Services
Larry Niemann

Amy Zitny, AIA

Scott Olsen

CEO Liaison & Chair
Mark Taylor, DHA, LFACHE

Diversity & Inclusion Co- Chair
Nam Le-Morawa, DPT, MPH, MBA
Diversity & Inclusion Co- Chair
Vishal Verma, MD, MBA, SFHM
Physician Leader Chair
Petr Ruzicka, MD, FAANS, FAAP
Military Liaison
Babak M. Nayeri, MD, FABFM, FCHIRA, CHPP 
Community Outreach Chair
Angela R. Tate, LMSW, MBA/HCM
Early Careerist Chair
Steven Tew
Networking Chair
Sheila Schmidt
Immediate Past President
Robert Gardner, FACHE
Regent for Arizona
Amber Brake, JD, MHA, FACHE
A Message From Your ACHE Regent
Contributed By: Amber L. Brake, JD, FACHE

Winter 2022


Dear ACHE Member:

Since our last newsletter, we had our 2021 Annual Dinner and Ann-Marie Alameddin, President and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association, spoke on resiliency and community, which were timely topics for those of us still feeling the effects of the pandemic.

A new slate of officers was elected, and they have started bringing their tremendous skills and expertise to our new Board. Here are the following 2022 leaders:

Victor J. Galfano, FACHE, President

Syed S. Jaffery, President-Elect

Robert Gardner, FACHE, Immediate Past President

Larry Niemann, VP Membership

Elizabeth Janie Oakley, FACHE, VP Programming

AJ Thomas, VP Sponsorship

Scott Olsen, Treasurer

Amy Zitny, Secretary

Mark Taylor, DHA, LFACHE, CEO Liaison

Sheila Schmidt, Chair of Networking

Angela Tate, LMSW, MBA/HCM, Chair of Community Outreach

Nam Le-Morawa, DPT, MPH, MBA, Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Vishal Verma, MD, MBA, SFHM, Co-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Steven Tew, Chair of Early Careerist

Petr Ruzicka, MD, FAANS, FAAP, Physician Leader Liaison

Babak Michael Nayeri, MD, FABMP, FCIHRA, CHPP

We would like to thank those outgoing 2021 leaders:

Rona Curphy, FACHE, Past President

Chris Pfund, PhD, VP Membership

Savanna Caballero, Co-Chair of Early Careerist


Our new website, URL:  AHE.ACHE.ORG, is starting to post more up-to-date content. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear it!!  There is a ‘Contact’ button for you to contact us or provide feedback under ‘Our Chapter’ link.

Our VP Programming is hard at working planning some excellent learning opportunities coming up later this year. 

Please stay safe and be well!  Please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your continued support of AHE and ACHE!



Amber L. Brake, JD, FACHE

Regent for Arizona


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