Winter 2017
Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2017
In This Issue
President's Message
Greetings from your Chapter President
Membership and Advancement
Congratulations New Fellows!
Welcome New GCHEG Members
ACHE National News
National News Q4 2017
North Carolina Regent Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Career Articles
Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers
GCHEG Member Submitted Articles
2017 GCHEG Scholarship Winners Announced
Scholars Selected for ACHE's Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program
White Men as Full Diversity Partners
Young Health Leaders Summit
MACRA: The Quick Facts
Attitude Starts with Leadership
A Pledge to Excellence in Healthcare Leadership
Optimizing Your Potential: Healthcare Careerist Panel and Discussion Event
Articles of Interest
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards
Upcoming Events
2018 Day of Service
Staying Connected
Engaging with GCHEG on Social Media
Email deliverability
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
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2017 GCHEG Scholarship Winners Announced

2017 Appalachian State University GCHEG Scholarship Winner - Heather McGroarty

Heather McGroarty originally graduated college in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, and has been working in the behavioral health sector for the last 18 years.  She currently works for Vaya Health, the Managed Care Organization for behavioral health care in the 23 most western counties of North Carolina.  At Vaya, she provides care coordination to our members, assisting them with receiving the appropriate mental health and physical care that is available to them. With a move to a more whole person approach within the NC Medicaid system, she realized the time was right for her to go back to school to learn more about the business side of care aspects.  She is very interested in the aspects of population health and collaborative care approach models for behavioral and physical health. She is currently enrolled full time in the Masters of Health Administration program at Appalachian State University, and has one more year until she graduates.  When she is not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters and husband of 18 years.  If she catches a free moment, you may find her reading a book, watching a PBS Masterpiece special, or trying to fit in a quick Vinyasa on her yoga mat.  

2017 UNC Charlotte GCHEG Scholarship Winner - Ashley Bierschenk

Ashley Bierschenk graduated with honors with a major in Finance and minor in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.  She has completed internships with State of Franklin Healthcare Associates as an Administrative/Accounting Intern, the South Carolina Hospital Association as a Staffing Services Intern, and with Dodge County Hospital as a Patient Financial Services Intern. Ashley currently serves as a Graduate Assistant with the Master of Health Administration Program at UNC Charlotte and as a Recovery Coordinator for Preferred Medical Marketing Corporation (PMMC). In addition, she is the Events Coordinator for the Charlotte Healthcare Executive Student Organization (CHESO). After completing her MHA degree, Ashley plans to use her undergraduate background to pursue a career in health care finance.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing sports, and cooking.


2017 Pfeiffer University GCHEG Scholarship Winner - Jonathan Sherman, FACHE 

Jonathan Sherman, Director of Information & Analytics Services at Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS), has over 24 years’ experience in healthcare. He has been with CHS for nearly eight years and currently has responsibilities for interoperability, or exchanging information and data both internally and with external organizations. Jonathan has responsibility for CHS CareConnect, a Health Information Exchange (HIE) used to connect CHS to other health care organizations and provide clinical information electronically to healthcare providers at the time of care.  Prior to CHS, he provided consultative business and information technology (IT) expertise to both multi-entity and standalone community healthcare providers throughout his career.

Jonathan and his wife, Elaine, have been married for 17 years after meeting and becoming best friends in the healthcare consulting world.  They have 3 boys, ages 14, 12, and 9.  They recently added a 6-week-old Vizsla puppy to their family.  In addition to his work at CHS, he enjoys spending time with family including hiking, watersports, and watching his boys play soccer and basketball.  He is enjoying the pursuit of his Master in Health Administration at Pfeiffer University and appreciates the stimulating discussions between professors and students.


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