Central Virginia Healthcare Executive Group

Fall 2018

President's Message

CVHEG President: Roberta Tinch, MHA, FACHE



Hello CVHEG!!!

It has been such an exciting year for the chapter and we have celebrated some milestone accomplishments throughout the year. As we roll into fall, I am reflective of what the chapter has accomplished and what it is poised to do for you next year. Earlier this spring, I shared with you my goals for the chapter and how I wanted CVHEG to provide value to you. To that end, we are still moving forward on our promises to you. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity, check out our new website, www.cvheg.org, where you will find information about what is going on with the chapter and links to what is happening at ACHE. Also, keep an eye out for a new chapter logo!!

I would like to share my appreciation to all of you who took a few minutes to take the Members Satisfaction Survey that ACHE sent out a month ago. Your feedback gives us the opportunity to refine our programs to meet your needs. If you were not able to provide your feedback that way, you can always reach out to me or any leaders directly.

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join over 200 other chapter leaders, Regents, Governors, and ACHE President/CEO Deborah Bowen at the Chapter Leaders Conference. We had a full agenda of learning, sharing best practices, and getting energized around the work that we do. I left the conference more invigorated and excited than I could have imagined. ACHE has a wealth of resources available to us here at the chapter and we will be tapping into those resources and making them available for you here in Central Virginia.

Looking forward to 2019, I invite you to be a part of our growth and our success. Your talents, insights, and professional expertise are the key ingredients to continue on the success that we’ve had. I am personally asking each of you to think about how you might get more involved with CVHEG. The chapter will be seeking nominations for members to join the Board of Directors, Membership Committee, and Early Careerist Committee. You may even desire to participate in Advancement training or participate in educational programs. If you would like to participate in anyway, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

I look forward to seeing new faces!!



Roberta Tinch, FACHE 

Become Board Certified as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE)

What is the value of earning the FACHE credential?

Maximize your professional potential by earning the premier credential in healthcare management, FACHE.  Attaining board certification in healthcare management is how organizations know a healthcare leader is prepared to lead in the dynamic healthcare environment. They will stand out as having met rigorous standards and demonstrated their competency in all areas of healthcare leadership when they earn the FACHE credential. There is no better time than the present to get started. Learn more at ache.org/FACHE.

Watch the video and hear what motivated Fellows to pursue the credential.

To learn more about how to become board certified, click here.



It's Here! Announcing the Launch of our Newly Redesigned Website

CVHEG is proud to launch our newly redesigned website, www.cvheg.org. We have redesigned it with you in mind, streamlining menus, simplifying navigation, building a responsive layout for all platforms and providing more resources and information available from our team of leaders in the industry. We encourage everyone to visit and explore the site.  



Member Spotlight!

Let's Welcome our Newest Members to the CVHEG



Brad Dalton

Evan Davis

Kathryn Duval

Jacob Meza

Jody Reyes

Eric Strother

Travis Turner



Carmen  Recupero

Matthew Toomey, JD 

Christine Woodrum, AuD

Carl Duffey

James Frenchik, MD, MBA, FACEP

Michael Harrison

Susan Lee

Tory Shepherd

Robert Teaster

Frederick G. White, Jr.


Leah Branch

Kipton Currier 


Bradford T. Currin

Brent K. Marlowe Jr., RN

Michael Parke 

Nancy Short



Paola Basar, MBA

Diane O. Elmore, DNP, RN

Rebecca A. Ireland, MBA

Michael Palkimas, Jr.

Melody F. Sharp, DNP, RN


Kristine Allred

Eric Chiyembekeza

Jennifer R. Levy, RN

Elizabeth R. Magrath Ucci

Patty W. Moore, RN

Tammy E. Peacock, PhD

Jessica Ropelewski

Tamara L. Songer

Sean T. Tobin

Nicholas Torre 


Shannon Brackett, DNP

Tina Hamlet

CPT Taha Haque, DO

Sable Nellis

Ernesto Quevedo

Morgan E. Stubbe

Eric Tosh

Rebecca Wilson


Elisha Caldwell

Michael J. Czar

Jatinder Lachar, MSHA, MD

Bhaba Misra, DO

Helen S. Robinson, RN, MSN

Jeremy M. Welsh


Dr. Scott Crabtree

Carol Marin-Vargas

Hailey F. Paley 

Shane West 


Congrats to our Newest Fellows & Recertified Fellows

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Christopher Branin, FACHE

Sharon R. Gibbs, FACHE

GeGe E. Beall, FACHE
Karen L. Cameron, FACHE
Mike Canfield, FACHE
Michelle D. Hereford, RN, FACHE
Mark Joczik, FACHE
Barbara K. Overton, RN, FACHE
Greg T. Madsen, FACHE
Kevin S. Sheppard, FACHE
Dana G. Venenga, FACHE
Michael I. Elliott, PharmD, FACHE
Joseph Mazzo, FACHE
Anthony J. Vadella, FACHE
Chris A. Lumsden, FACHE
Michael G. Abbott, PharmD, FACHE  

Membership Updates

Reinstate and Receive Member Benefits for 2018 & 2019!

Former Members and Fellows suspended in 2018 for nonpayment of dues are eligible to reinstate their membership starting in September to receive membership benefits for the remainder of the year, plus all of 2019. That’s 16 months of membership for the price of just 12 months! 

Members can reinstate immediately and conveniently on their My ACHE page.


2019 Dues

ACHE dues structure:

  • $160 annual dues for first two year of membership, or prorated the first year, based on the month you join
  • $265 annual dues for your third, fourth, and fifth year of membership
  • $345 annual dues for your sixth year of membership
  • $345 annual dues for Fellow status (learn more about becoming an ACHE Fellow)

Note: Your first year's dues will be prorated depending on the month you join:

January: $160

February: $146.67

March: $133.33  

April: $120
May: $106.67
June: $93.33   

July: $80
August: $66.67   

September–December: $160 (Covers next year's dues in full.)

As an ACHE Member, you can benefit from ACHE's unique array of programs and activities, unmatched by any other association, including:

Board of Governors Review Course Prep Questionnaire

The CVHEG Chapter is interested in developing a network of members to provide support for those who are planning to take the BOG Exam. The purpose of the questionnaire is to gain an understanding of those members who are interested in being a resource to our chapter. Please check your inbox and spam, as the survey was emailed. The completion of this survey does not commit you in anyway. We simply want to use this feedback to further evaluate the options for study support that our chapter can provide.


October 6, 2018


October 06, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Innsbrook Pavilion
4901 Lake Brook Drive
Richmond, VA 23060
Venue website

Join us for the 2018 Richmond Heart Walk on October 8 to support American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Register to walk as a part of the CVHEG team on the Heart Walk website, www.RichmondVAHeartWalk.org. For more details, see the attached flyer.

October 19, 2018


October 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


LewisGale Medical Center - Education Center
1900 VA-419
Salem, VA 24153
Venue website


  • Learn to think beyond “here and now” and focus on better and more future-oriented outcomes—and help your team to do so also.
  • How to stop trying to solve new problems with the same old approaches, and recognize the obvious moves forward as well as the subtle ones, with the same old.
  • Techniques to anticipate and overcome roadblocks, objections and those who say, “We can’t do that.”
  • Creative strategies to improve your team’s confident performance as they seek new and innovative strategies


Program Leader: Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP

Kevin E. O’Connor is a specialist in educating and coaching professionals who are charged with leading professional peers: especially healthcare leaders and their physician partners. Mr. O’Connor’s major areas of focus are leadership, influence, innovation and the development of teams of healthcare executives and their physician leaders. Mr. O’Connor teaches at Chicago’s Loyola University and Columbia College, Chicago’s performing arts school. He holds three master’s degrees and is the author or co-author of seven books, including the most recent, Fearless Facilitation.

Seminars presented by Kevin E. O'Connor, CSP:

Executive Program - Session III
Possibilities, Probabilities and Creative Solutions: Breakthrough Thinking for Complex Environments
Senior Executive Program - Session III

Meeting Details

8:00-9:00am Registration & Hot Breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm Program
12:00pm Box Lunch Provided - You are welcome to stay and network with your peers over lunch, or if you are pressed for time, you may grab your lunch and go.

Registration & Accommodations

Registration must be completed by 7:00am on October 8, 2018.

If you need hotel accommodations, the Hampton Inn on the corner of the LewisGale Medical Center campus is offering a nightly discounted rate of $98 + tax.  Use Corporate ID Code 560017406 when making reservations on line or by phone.  Hampton Inn - 1886 Electric Road, Salem, VA  24153 - (540) 776-6500. 

How To Register:

For CVHEG Members who are first-time users of our new website:

  • Click "Register Now"
  • Click "Forgot username/password?"
  • Enter email address associated with your ACHE.org login information and click "Submit"
  • Follow email instructions to create new password
  • Return to the event, click "Register Now" and login using the same email address and your new password
  • Follow the registration prompts on the screen


For Non-CVHEG Members (ACHE members of other chapters & Non-ACHE members):

  • Click "Register Now"
  • Click "Continue as Guest"
  • Follow the registration prompts on the screen


For questions, contact us via the "Contact" page on our website.

As an independent chartered Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group is authorized to award 3 hours of Face-to-Face Education credits toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.



$115.00 Students

$135.00 CVHEG Members

$135.00 ACHE (Non-CVHEG) Member Ticket

$150.00 Non-Members

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