Quarterly Newsletter of the Canadian Chapter of ACHE
Winter 2019
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Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter 2019
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2019 Chapter Officers

Frances Roesch, FACHE 

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Vice Chair

Todd Stepaniuk   

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Leslie Benecki, FACHE 

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Chair, Audit Committee

Guy Bourbonnière

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Chair, Communications 

Paula Neves, PhD

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Chair, Membership & Advancement

Todd Stepanuik   

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Chair, Programs

David Matear, FACHE

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Regent &

Chair, Nominations

Danielle Swerhone, FACHE

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Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter 2019

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Winter 2019

I hope that the holiday season was a pleasant break from the usual and that you had time with family and friends to recharge and ready yourselves to an eventful 2019!  I would like to take this opportunity to send everyone New Year’s greetings, and hope that 2019 has been the start of a good year thus far.  

With the ever changing healthcare landscape, the dynamic economic marketplace and the political environment, 2019 promises to be a year of great continuing opportunity to sharpen our focus on providing care to the patients whom we are privileged to serve. 

The American College of Healthcare Executives is one of our professional societies. ACHE is a source of pride for the values we represent — integrity, lifelong learning, leadership and diversity and inclusion. The ACHE Board of Governors approved a modest increase in dues for 2019.  The ACHE Board of Governors made this decision in order to continue to expand and personalize its services to us, its membership. The 2019 dues increase is as follows: International Associates [$10 increase]; Members tiered by tenure [$10 increase for years 1-2, $15 increase for years 3-5, $20 increase over 5 years]; and Fellows [$20 increase].

The ACHE Canadian Chapter aids to assist you in your professional journey for continuing education, networking, mentoring and professional engagement with colleagues across the entire health delivery spectrum. Just recently, the Canadian Chapter has made progress on several major fronts: 

  • The Chapter Bylaws got rewritten and updated in several different areas.  This was a lot of work on the Board member’s part.  These will be presented for the whole membership to view at the upcoming AGM.

  • An ongoing topic of key interest is the issue of reinstatement of ACHE Members and Fellows. ACHE, through its Membership Committee, made a good effort this year in reaching those Members and Fellows whose membership had lapsed. The Canadian Chapter exceeded their set goal and quota of attracting new members to ACHE.  This is a very good achievement for the Chapter.  I applaud the efforts of our Membership Committee on this matter.

  • Chapter elections were held in November/December 2018 and as Chair of the Chapter Nomination Committee, it is with pleasure that I announce Todd Stepanuik and Guy Bourbonniere will be joining the Board and representing Ontario.  There are still vacancies on the Board, and members interested in being more involved with ACHE from the following areas can contact me. 

 Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North West Territories, Nunavut - vacant seat 
 Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador – vacant seat          
 Quebec – vacant seat
 Alberta – vacant seat

ACHE Congress is being held in Chicago March 4-7, 2019.  As always, a Canadian dinner is held on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone attending the Congress is invited to join in on an evening of good food and meeting other members from across Canada.  

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Please remember the Fund for Healthcare Leadership sponsored by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. This Fund provides scholarship opportunities for developing leaders in our field. Please consider a donation of any size to the Fund in 2019.

Lastly, I thank each and every one of our members for your support and commitment in making our Chapter stronger.  With your help, we will continue to enhance the Canadian Chapter.  Please contact me if I can be of any assistance to you. Thank you for your support and participation in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Danielle Swerhone 
Regent for Canada
Calgary, Alberta


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The Canadian Chapter of ACHE is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Vision: To be the professional association of choice for Canada's health leaders.

Mission: To promote exceptional professional development through partnerships, networks and access to national and international resources enabling health care leadership excellence.