Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2013
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Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Guam Local Program Council
Recent Chapter Events
News from the Education Committee
Chapter Awards
Fall 2013 Calendar of Events
Back by Popular Demand: Obtaining your FACHE Credential
Fall 2013 Education Calendar of Events
Fall 2013 Financial Report
Membership: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
National News - Fall 2013
Finding the “Motive” in Motivation
Rethink Your Meeting Structure
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Coral Andrews, FACHE

Martha Smith, FACHE

Darlena Chadwick

LCDR Daren Verhulst, FACHE

Steve Robertson, FACHE


Gidget Ruscetta


Art Gladstone, FACHE

LTC Tanya Peacock, FACHE

LCDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE

Lance Segawa, FACHE


Jennifer Dacumos


Jen Chahanovich, FACHE


Chapter Awards
Lieutenant Colonel Tanya Peacock, FACHE, Medical Service Corps, United States Army

Regent Awards

Ms Martha Smith, President, Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE and CEO, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, presented several awards at the Annual Chapter breakfast on behalf of Ms. Coral Andrews CAPT, USN (Ret.), Executive Director, Hawai'i Health Connector and Hawaii-Pacific Regent for ACHE.

Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award

The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award is awarded annually by the Hawai'i-Pacific Regent to a Fellow of ACHE who has demonstrated leadership, innovative management, and creativity. Eligible awardees exemplify leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participate in civic/community activities and projects, and are capable in promoting the growth and stature of their organizations within the community. This award signifies an executive’s interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives and rewards their contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession. Nominees must be a CEO, COO, or other senior-level executive title within their organization and be a member in good standing of the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE. Neighbor island and Guam Local Program Council are eligible for this award.

This year's recipient was Lance Segawa, FACHE, the Chief Operating Officer at Hawai'i Health Systems Corporation. Lance has been a steady and stalwart volunteer for the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Board of Directors; his tenure spanning over the past 3 cycles. As a Hawai'i Health Systems Corporation employee, Lance set the example in his commitment to ACHE in a culture struggling with change, leadership challenges, and economic hardship. Lance is truly committed to the development of the healthcare profession. He is open to mentoring guidance and is always willing to share his knowledge with others. Leaders for the future need to be adaptable and committed. Lance has demonstrated these core qualities and is deserving of recognition.


Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE presents the Senior Healthcare Leader Regent Award to Lance Segawa, FACHE on behalf of the Hawai'i-Pacific Regent.

Healthcare Innovation Award

This Regent award recognizes a Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE member in good standing who has demonstrated leadership ability, innovative and creative management, and executive capability. Awardees participate regularly in ACHE activities at the local and national level and demonstrate an interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

The Healthcare Innovation Award was presented to LCDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE, the Comptroller for the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. As a member of the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter Board of Directors, Chair of the Education Committee and new Fellow, Robert has demonstrated leadership in his committee responsibilities, ingenuity in organizing and developing education events, and immeasurable dedication to recruit and engage military health care administrators across Hawaii. His efforts are driven by passion, self direction, innovative thinking and a love for health care as a career. This new environment (post-health care reform) is dependent upon innovative thinkers who see what is possible, not what is impossible. Robert has a bright future; he has the unique ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve his level of energy and passion. The military was hardest hit by sequestration yet the level of output from him has been unchanged. Doing more with less....leadership.


Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE presents the Healthcare Innovation Regent Award to LCDR Robert Rawleigh, FACHE on behalf of the Hawai'i-Pacific Regent.


Early Career Healthcare Executive Award (reprinted from 2013 NAVY LEAPS proceedings, Vol 17)

LCDR Daren Verhulst, USN, (not pictured) Senior Health Facility Planning and Project Officer for the military construction project at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam and Chair, Guam Local Program Council of the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE, received the 2013 Navy Regent’s Early Career Healthcare Executive Award. 

As the on-site representative for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), LCDR Verhulst is responsible for strategic oversight of equipment development, design reviews and project management for the $159 million Naval Hospital project. He also serves as the Navy Medicine action officer for all Navy Medicine military construction projects in support of the Defense Posture Realignment Initiative actions for Guam.

LCDR Verhulst collaborated with Army Corps of Engineers to gain critical field and operational input to validate equipment procurement and hospital activation plans. This was vital to award a $35 million Initial Outfitting and Transition Services and Commodity contract for USNH Guam.

LCDR Verhulst has been an active participant with the Medical Service Corps and officer activities. He serves as a mentor and encourages continuous education and professional development. As ACHE Guam Local Program Council President for the Guam Council of the Hawaii-Pacific Islands Chapter, he led his peers providing educational events and networking to more than 97 healthcare leaders on Guam. His accomplishments and level of commitment to lifelong learning make him truly deserving of the 2013 Navy Regent’s Early Career Healthcare Executive Award.

Inaugural Hawaii-Pacific Chapter Volunteer Award

The Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter Volunteer Award was established to recognize an individual for exemplary contributions to the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE. Eligble candidates must demonstrate superior service to the chapter in the area(s) of time, achievement, and innovation for over a 3 year period. All Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter members (to include those located in the neighbor islands and Guam local program council) in good standing are eligible.

This year's awardee was Ms. Barbara "Bobbie" Ornellas, RN, FACHE, Care coordinator/Discharge planner for the Department of Veterans Affairs. A member of the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE since its inception, Bobbie was instrumental in developing the first bylaws for the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter. She has served as a member of the Chapter Board of Directors for multiple years and continues to serve as a member of the Education and Newsletter committees. She is also a member of the Regent's Advisory Council for the ACHE Regent for Veterans Affairs. A long-term supporter of the Hawai'i Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Bobbie is a valuable member of the team, whose expertise and leadership is truly admirable.

Ms. Barbara "Bobbie" Ornellas, FACHE 





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