|News from the Guam Local Program Chapter|
“Hafa Adai" from Guam!
First and foremost, I would like to introduce myself as the new Chair of Guam’s Local Program Chapter. I am honored to be serving with such a distinguished and dedicated healthcare leadership group. Chuck Tanner has been instrumental for all of GLPC’s successes for many years and I thank him for all his contributions and for everything he will continue to do for the healthcare community. The new leadership team has some big shoes to fill but I am confident that my team and I will find many successes moving forward.
I would like to introduce everybody to the new GLPC Leadership Council!
Felix Esquibel, retired Air Force, is our new Vice President of Guam LPC. He is currently completing his final MBA classes (Healthcare Concentration) and will be transitioning into health care administration. John Taitano is our the new Treasurer of Guam LPC; he is currently involved with research programs in University of Guam and is looking forward to expanding our Guam LPC to include college students interested in healthcare leadership. Jayar Calilung is our new Secretary of Guam LPC; while he shares interests in serving in our military, he is currently the clinic manager for Evergreen Health Center. And a little about myself: I am currently serving as a Naval Officer in the Medical Service Corps, Healthcare Administrator, at US Naval Hospital Guam; I am from Florida and arrived here on Guam during the PCS season wave. Now that everything has stabilized, I will be looking forward to serve as the Military Liaison for Guam LPC.
Hawaii-Pacific has welcomed our new members with open arms and with the help of our parent chapter, we were able to offer, for the first time, remote Educational Credits in Guam! Practicing health care administration on a remote island in the Pacific brings some challenges, especially when trying to stay active within the ACHE community. Remote Educational Credits was such a great opportunity to stay involved with ACHE and to learn more about healthcare leadership. We were able to remotely attend (adjusting with the time difference of course) the Leadership in Action Conference and Strategies for a Committed Engaged Workforce which qualifies for Educational Credits. We are looking forward to other future events!
This is only the beginning for new opportunities as our existing members and new members collaborate with the determination to improve healthcare leadership throughout our community. I am very thankful for our member’s commitment as we work closely with the Hawaii-Pacific ACHE; if I can be of any help, please feel free to contact me!
Geojun Wu, MHA
President, Guam Local Program Chapter
USN, MSC, Naval Hospital Guam