Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE September 2021
In This Issue
Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Article of Interest
How Providers Can Continue to Support Mental Health Services Post-Pandemic
A Call for Aloha
News & Committee Updates
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Career and Leadership
Ask an Exec!
Member Spotlight: Suzanne Asaro
ACHE National News
Connect With Your Peers
Our Exclusive On-Demand Content Library Can Help Advance Your Career
Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants
ACHE Blog and Podcasts
2021 Premier Corporate Partners
Calendars and Recent Events
Calendar of Events
Calendar of Educational Events
ACHE Resources
Career Corner
Board of Governors Exam at Pearson VUE Testing Centers
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

   

 

REGENT
Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.org

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

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

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

DIRECTORS

Suzanne Asaro
asarosk@ah.org

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

Josh Carpenter
josh.carpenter@trane.com

Cheryl Kozai
cheryl.kozai@hphmg.org

Col Michael D. Foutch
michael.d.foutch.mil@mail.mil

Robyn Polinar
robyn.polinar@kapiolani.org

Carolyn Voulgaridis, JD, RN
carolynvoulgaridis@gmail.com


COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Glenn Kawabata | Communications
glenn.kawabata@straub.net

Jessica Niles | Communications
jessica.niles@straub.net

Jackie Kim | Diversity

Eunice Park | Diversity

Kristen Croom | Education
kcroom@queens.org

Jackie Kim | Education

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

Nash Witten, MD | Membership
witten@hawaii.edu

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

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

Aaron Predum | Sponsorship
aaron.predum@hawaiipacifichealth.org


Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent

Message From Your ACHE Regent 
Summer 2021 

Aloha, 

I hope this message finds you, your families, and co-workers safe and optimistic in spite of the rapidly accelerating surge in new COVID-19 cases we see across the nation, as well as our Pacific region. It is once again a challenging road ahead of unknown duration and destination, and our collective leadership remains as important as ever. 

Despite the challenges, ACHE remains persistently committed to supporting all levels of our health care leaders with online resources and virtual programming to support the educational and credentialing needs of our members. As we have always experienced unique challenges with travel in Hawai’i and Guam, I continue to urge you to take advantage of the virtual educational content and programs being offered. In addition to this, we remain firmly focused on re-engaging our membership and making positive changes in diversity, equity, and inclusion within our industry. The following is a summary of upcoming opportunities and work being done at both the national and local levels:

  • Hawai’i-Pacific Fall Educational Program – The chapter is finalizing plans for another stellar virtual event that will provide a significant number of Face-to-Face hours at a very reasonable cost. Stay tuned for details. 

  • Hawai’i-Pacific Chapter Annual (Virtual) Meeting (TBD – Early December) – A guest speaker is planned for this event, along with awards and chapter updates. 

  • 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership (March 28-31) – Mark your calendars—the last event was highly rated, and this is perhaps one of the best opportunities for Face-to-Face credit with the largest variety of topics and networking opportunities.

  • Student Scholarships – Our local chapter board has approved twenty (20) scholarships to be awarded to students actively involved in healthcare leadership programs.

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) – We continue to have a focus in this area with a growing number of available resources. If interest, please visit: https://www.ache.org/about- ache/our-story/diversity-and- inclusion.

In various conversations with various leaders about the resurfacing surge, I notice several different reactions: frustration that this could have been avoided, mindful acknowledgment as this was to be expected, or a fatigued sigh of resentment that we are back where we came from. As leaders, I have faith we will remember our mission and work together with steadfast resolve in continuing to provide the best care possible for our patients in need. 



Micah B. Ewing, FACHE 
Regent for Hawaii/Pacific 
micah.ewing@  hawaiipacifichealth.org

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