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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


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


Programs Committee Update - Q4 2018


4th QTR – OCT – DEC 2018

ACHECF continues to deliver quality educational programs to our members.  In the last quarter of 2018, we provided two Local Programming Council (LPC) events and held the first annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Symposium.

In October, we held a great event on October 25th at Florida Hospital Waterman – entitled:  “Opioid Epidemic.”   This Lake County LPC event was attended by approximately 32 people.  The diverse panel was comprised of law enforcement, emergency medical service, and FH Waterman physicians – each providing their perspective on this “locally real” crisis.  During the question and answer period, there was much discussion on available local resources (and the lack of some resources), as well as, meaningful connections made so people knew who to call or how to connect to services. 

On November 1st, we held an event at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL – entitled “Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).”  This East Florida LPC event was attended by approximately 37 people.  The expert panel provided a national overview of the M&A environment, followed by a description of the M&A process and other alternative arrangements healthcare systems have used to leverage their position.  Finally, the panel provided real-world examples of M&A activities coming from their own experiences and discussed how each handled the “changes” that come with M&A actions.  The event was very informative and timely -given the M&A activity in central Florida area over the past 2-3 years.

On November 1st, we held our first “Annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Symposium” at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort.   The event was attended by 297 people representing a host of organizations from across the central Florida healthcare environment.  The forum provided a keynote address by Raphaela O’Day of the Johnson & Johnson, Human Performance Institute, followed by two panels:  1)    “Successfully Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations”, and 2)  “Career Positioning, Proactively Managing Your Professional Development.”  The faculty was comprised of 12 outstanding women – each providing their perspective, insights, and lessons learned from navigating their careers and leading change within their organizations.  The question and answer period was rich with thoughtful inquiries and provoking insights.  The audience truly left inspired and thirsty for more.

I want to thank each and every one of you who joined us in 2018 for any of our ACHECF educational and networking programs.  In 2019, our plan is to deliver another year of diverse topics – relevant to the issues and challenges we’re facing in healthcare today.  Please engage in ACHECF, and let us know how we can assist you on your healthcare leadership journey.   

Have a great holiday season!




Director of Business Development
Ambulatory Services
Orlando Health

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