Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE
A quarterly e-newsletter for the Hawai'i-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Fall 2021
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Messages from Chapter Leadership
Message from the Regent
Message from the Chapter President
Article of Interest
Diversity Disparities
Tackling Important Conversations Virtually
The Impact of Remote Work on Reading Body Language
News & Committee Updates
News from the Education Committee
Membership Report: New Fellows, Members, and Recertified Fellows
Diversity Committee: Chapter Demographics
Member Spotlight: Laura Bonilla
ACHE National News
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Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants
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Calendar of Events
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CHAPTER OFFICERS

   

 

REGENT
Micah Ewing, MBA, FACHE
micah.ewing@hawaiipacifichealth.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
Jayar Calilung

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 
Fall 2021 

Aloha and Season’s Greetings!

I hope this message finds you, your colleagues, and family healthy during the holidays. The holidays are a time of reflection, a reminder of what is important, and a time to re-ignite our energies and passions for a New Year. It has been an unprecedented and tumultuous time in our history. I’d like to mirror Andrew’s thoughts in the importance of taking the time to “re-fill your tank” for the challenging road ahead.

We held our annual meeting on December 14 and it is my hope you found value in the fellowship and were able to take advantage of Craig Deao’s presentation. Dr. Michael E. Frisina’s course series entitled “Professional Burnout in Health Care” recently concluded on 12/7 for a total of (7) face-to-face hours this month. I urge you to take advantage of our programs as Kristin and the education committee continue to do an amazing job in providing increasingly relevant and timely content for all levels of leadership.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been able to take advantage of some very convenient and effective virtual education events. At the same time, I want to recognize that it has been a challenge to really engage with our membership without the in-person events. I am looking forward to more in-person events in 2022 and I’d like to give you a glimpse of some upcoming opportunities that are planned on the horizon:

2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership (March 28-31) – The 2022 Congress is entitled “Advance” and will be in-person at the Hyatt Regency Chicago with 12 possible face-to-face credits. There is a virtual Leadership Symposium April 11-12 as well offering unique content. https://congress.ache.org.

2022 Hawai‘i HFMA Conference (April 7-8) – We are partnering with the Hawai’i Chapter of the Healthcare Finance Management Association (HFMA) to bring you another in-person event at the Hawai’i Prince. We have (2) panel discussions planned for this event and a multitude of finance and revenue cycle sessions.

2022 Annual Breakfast and Member Meeting (July 22) – This event is back at the Hawai’i Prince and will occur prior to the Annual Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i meeting.

2022 Annual Hawai’i Leadership in Action Conference (November, TBD) – We are excited to continue our partnership with the Hawai’i chapter of American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) and the Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing (HSCN) to bring another in-person conference—loaded with educational and networking opportunities.

FACHE Boot Camp (TBD)  – We will be supporting our members looking to advance to Fellow by hosting an informative boot camp to help prepare for the Board of Governor’s (BOG) exam.

New Member and Early Careerist Events (TBD) – We are also looking forward to re-establishing our new and student member events. Stay tuned. Venues and dates are still in planning.

Networking Events (TBD) – Along with our traditional Congress chapter dinner, we are planning to host local in-person events focused primarily on fellowship and engagement with our chapter members.


As we turn the page on yet another challenging year, I would like to thank Andrew Giles for his dedication and steadfast leadership as President over the past two years. Please join me in welcoming Travis Clegg as the incoming Chapter President.

I’d also like to take the time to thank you for your leadership and everything you do in advancing the health of the communities we serve. Happy Holidays!



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

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