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2018 ACHECF Officers

Chapter President
Donny Abraham, RN, FACHE
Admin. Director of Ambulatory Care
Central Florida Health


Chapter President-Elect
Victor J. Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE
Director of Business Development
Ambulatory Services
Orlando Health


Chapter Treasurer
Daniel Honerbrink, FACHE
Corporate Director
Orlando Health Imaging Center


Chapter Secretary
Scott Sturgess, MBA, MT (ASCP)
Manager, Application services
Lab & Ancillary Services
Orlando Health


Immediate Past President
Rick Smith, FACHE
Health Central Florida Hospital

Regent - Eastern Florida
Donald G. Henderson, FACHE
Central Florida Health




Membership Chairperson
Dawn Gates, RN
Director of the Outpatient Heart, Lung, and Vascular Institute
Florida hospital

Membership Chairperson-Elect
Shannon Rogers-Cruz
Market Manager, Palm Beach Market
HCA Physician Services-East Florida Division


Programs Chairperson
Victor J. Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE
Director of Business Development
Ambulatory Services
Orlando Health


Programs Chairperson-Elect
Jon Kilgore
LEED AP, Project Executive
Gilbane Building Company



Communications Chairperson

Sara Yepes
The Hartford
Senior Ability Analyst


Communications Chairperson-Elect
Matthew Abbene
Florida Hospital


Partnership Chairperson
Nathaniel Torres
Johnson  & Johnson


Partnership Chairperson-Elect
Madhu Shettian, Ph.D.
Central Florida Health


Lake County Local Programs Chairperson
Clayton Davis
System Director, Therapy Services
Central Florida Health


Lake County Local Programs Chairperson-Elect

Joy Sylvester 
Orlando Health


Volusia County Local Programs Chair
Steve Mach
Director, Patient Financial Services
Halifax, Health 


Volusia County Local Programs -Co Chair
Antoun N. Matar
Finance Manager
Halifax Health-Medical Group


Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson
Aurora Realin
Manager, Diversity, and Inclusion
Florida Hospital


Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson-Elect
Gloria I San Miguel, MSHS
Orlando Family Physicians
Vice President of Operations                  


Senior Executive Advisor
Cami Leech Florio
Hospice of St. Francis


Higher Education Chair
P. Shannon Elswick, FACHE
Lecturer and Executive in Residence
Health Management and Informatics
UCF College of Health and Public Affairs


Student Representative
Jason Washington
Front Office Administrator
Florida Hospital


Chapter Coordinator
Beth Rodriguez


President Message - Q3-2018

Greetings Fellow Healthcare Executives,

Our 3rd quarter was extremely successful thanks to the hard work of our board of directors, committee chairs, and volunteers. I am thankful to work alongside such a phenomenal group of leaders. 

Our programs committee has been extremely active, with 25 programs slated for the year. In fact, ACHECF has already exceeded the goals set by ACHE National for top decile in providing education hours per member for the year! This means we will be awarded chapter of Sustained Performance for the fifth year in a row! Due to our teams best practices in delivering programs, I was asked to present at ACHE’s Chapter Leaders conference on Sept 18 to discuss new and creative education programs. The programs committee, led by our President-Elect Vic Rosenbaum, FACHE, has reached new levels. This is a good sign of great things to come!

Nominations Committee

Our board nominations committee is in the process of meeting and will soon send a call for nominations for open positions. Our chapter is always looking for dedicated leaders willing to give back and serve their professional organization. Stay tuned for details. 



A huge value-added benefit you may not be aware you have is ACHE’s CareerEdge

CareerEdge helps you navigate this evolving marketplace, brings you a unique, interactive and comprehensive tool for planning and managing your career. This is a complimentary benefit to ACHE members and includes assessments, a strategic career planning framework, job site links and more. There is even a Student Edition of CareerEdge for Student Members.



Membership has Benefits

ACHE is the premier healthcare leadership organization and has so much to offer. We break down the value in 4 categories: Learn, Connect, Succeed, and Advance:


Modest Dues Increase for 2019

ACHE has maintained its national dues steady for 15 years, although inflation has increased 36% in that same period. I don’t believe any other organization can say the same. ACHE has recently sent communication and has been very transparent that the Board of Governors has voted for a modest increase of dues in 2019 of $10-20 for regular members and fellows. Students, Life, Retired and Faculty members are not affected. 


Save the Date for our 4th Annual ACHE of Central Florida Gala. This year’s theme will be Strength through Diversity, which is one of the core values and commitments of ACHE. The event will take place at the elegant Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. Many fun activities are planned, and it seems each year the gala committee continues to outdo themselves from the previous year. You do not want to miss this event.  http://www.ache.org/policy/commitment_to_diversity.cfm

Thank you for your membership and contributions to the healthcare field. If you have not attended an event recently, I urge you to reconnect with your local chapter. ACHE’s value strengthens based on the effort you put into it. Make a commitment to attend one event before the end of the year, and once a quarter next year. Consider getting involved or joining a committee in 2019.

I promise you will not regret it!



Donny P. Abraham, RN, FACHE

Chapter President  |  ACHE of Central Florida

Email: DAbrahamRN@gmail.com

Website: CentralFL.ache.org       





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