|Scholars Selected for ACHE's Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program|
|Submitted By: Jhaymee Heinlein, MS, MBA|
CHICAGO, November 3, 2017—Six scholars have been selected for the 2018
Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program that is administered by the American College of Healthcare Executives. Nearly 50 high-caliber executives applied for this prestigious national program that celebrates its fifth year in 2018. The year-long program will help further prepare these mid- and senior-level careerists to advance to higher leadership roles. Scholars will benefit from a specialized curriculum that includes strategies for navigating challenges in career advancement and enhancing executive presence; one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor; and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. The scholars and their respective organizations are:
Bruce Chan, FACHE, Executive Director of Business Development and Physician Partnerships, Kettering (Ohio) Medical Center
Jhaymee Heinlein, Director, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, N.C.
Efosa Imafidon, FACHE, Administrative Director/Project Administrator, SBH Health System, Bronx, N.Y.
Nicole Radford, Director of Laboratory, Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, Ill.
Bini Varughese, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Ventures, Northwell Health, Manhasset, N.Y.
Nichole Wilson, Vice President, Retail Health Services, Community Health Network, Indianapolis
"ACHE is pleased with the continued interest in and support for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity program," says ACHE President/CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE. "We are excited to continue playing a role in efforts to diversify the leadership ranks in healthcare, and we are grateful to the donors who make this possible. The 2018 scholars will benefit tremendously from the program's offerings and will make significant contributions to our field as they advance in their careers."
The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program was established by the Foundation of ACHE's Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership to honor Dolan, who served as president and CEO of ACHE from 1991–2013, for his longstanding service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his strong commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders. Scholars will receive tuition to attend ACHE's most notable educational offerings, including ACHE's 2018 Congress on Healthcare Leadership and 2018 Senior Executive and Executive Programs. Enhanced self-awareness, critical leadership skills and an expanded network of leaders will prepare scholars for their future roles.