Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2020 Vol. 3
In This Issue
Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Articles of Interest
Connecting During COVID - Exploring Innovative Methods of Maintaining Connection
What Seniors Can Expect as Their New Normal in a Post-Vaccine World
Community Partnerships More Important Than Ever
Career and Leadership
Ask an Exec!
Member Spotlight
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
ACHE National News
A CEO Dialogue on Empowerment and Equity
COVID-19 Resources
Board of Governors Exam at Pearson VUE Testing Centers
Calendars and Recent Events
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
ACHE Resources
Career Corner
Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam
Disclaimers/Sponsors
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
Thank you to all our Sponsors
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Unexpected financial burden
Healthcare system overload
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

   

 

REGENT
Gidget Ruscetta, BSN, MBA, FACHE
gidget.ruscetta@kapiolani.org

PRESIDENT
Andrew Giles, MBA, FACHE
Andrew.t.giles@kp.org

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Travis Clegg, MBA, FACHE
travis.clegg@straub.net


IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Darlena Chadwick, MSN, MBA, FACHE 
dchadwick@queens.org


CHAIR, GUAM LOCAL COUNCIL
Geojun Wu

wugeojun@gmail.com


TREASURER
Kenny Morris
Kenneth.morris@stryker.com

SECRETARY
Sally Belles
sbelles@queens.org


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Rachelle Gallegos
rachelleg.0128@gmail.com

PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE
James C. Lin, MD
jclin@hawaiipacifichealth.org

MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE
Com Stephanie Ku
stephanie.s.ku.mil@mail.mil

DIRECTORS

Josh Carpenter
josh.carpenter@trane.com

Nick Hughey, RN, MBA, FACHE
nhughey@wcchc.com

Laura Bonilla, BSN, MA, FACHE
laurab@kapiolani.org

Robyn Polinar
robyn.polinar@gmail.com

Carolyn Voulgaridis, JD
carolynvoulgaridis@gmail.com

Robert Diaz, FACHE
robert.d.diaz@kp.org


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Miguel Guevara, CMRP | Audit
miguel.guevara@af.af.mil

Glenn Kawabata | Communications
glenn.kawabata@straub.net

Maj Jackie Lou E. Kim, USAF | Diversity
jackielou.kim.1@us.af.mil

Kristen Croom | Education
Kcroom80@gmail.com

Travis Clegg, FACHE, MBA | Membership
travis.clegg@straub.net

Travis Clegg, FACHE, MBA | Nominating
travis.clegg@straub.net

Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE | Sponsorship
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.org

Career and Leadership
Member Spotlight
Jessica Niles, RN-C

For this month's member spotlight, we feature ACHE Hawai'i member and Chapter Secretary Sally Belles, MBA-HCM, BS, RDN, CDE

Can you please tell us about your background?

I currently work at Queen's Medical Center-Punchbowl as a physician integration specialist. I was born and raised on the island of Oahu, and obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I went on to complete a didactic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. I subsequently returned to Hawaii and worked as a clinical dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes educator for well over 20 years. A special interest in the area of population health and chronic disease management led to roles in provider support services as well as project work. I'm fortunate for the many opportunities I've had to engage and collaborate with providers, clinic staff, and community partners.

Why did you join ACHE and how long have you been a member?

I initially joined ACHE in 2016 while completing my MBA in Healthcare Management at Shidler College of Business Administration. I was encouraged by one of my mentors at the time, who also is a member serving in various leadership roles in ACHE. I knew joining was an important step to expand my network and gain a working knowledge in the area of Healthcare Management.

How has ACHE impacted your career or leadership style?

Networking provided me access to mentors and job opportunities. Educational events geared towards managing change in such a dynamic field as Healthcare Management has been invaluable. I've been privileged to serve as Communications Committee Chair and currently as Secretary for the local chapter Board of Directors.

What would you say to someone who is interested in joining ACHE?

Don't hesitate. ACHE provides numerous resources and opportunities for healthcare leaders, early careerists and students alike.

Do you have any thoughts or insights pertaining to healthcare based on your position or background?

Being an active member of the Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE has not only helped to shed light on the growing need to positively impact health outcomes in Hawaii, but also how healthcare organizations can come together to develop creative solutions. It's both an amazing and challenging time to be working in healthcare.

 

Sally Belles, MBA-HCM, BS, RDN, CDE

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