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Leadership Message
Message from the IHEF President
By Brad Turpen

Happy New Year!  Here’s hoping your 2016 was excellent and your 2017 promises to be full of opportunity.  We wish you all the best in your adventures!  In 2016, we had the opportunities to welcome many new members, add existing members to standing committees, and congratulate current members who achieved Fellow designation.  Looking back at 2016 also leaves me incredibly grateful for the exceptional leaders who selflessly give their talents in service to our professional colleagues in Idaho to ensure IHEF continues to flourish.  We continued to make progress, further expanding and executing on our strategic plan, including goals for delivering outstanding education to our members.  Your IHEF Board Members are below.  If you have a chance, please pass on your thanks as well.   

·       Brad Turpen, FACHE – President

·       Phil Harrop, FACHE – Regent

·       Kate Fowler, FACHE – Treasurer

·       Ben Quintana – Education Chair

·       Judi Marsh – Membership Chair

·       Dave McFadyen, FACHE – Past President

·       Sandee Gehrke, FACHE – Past Regent

·       Tom Murphy, FACHE – Past Treasurer

Eric Bultez, FACHE, also deserves recognition for his work behind the scenes to keeping our website current and maintained.  Also, we finally made the decision to hire administrative support this year, Jenny Ho.  She has been a great resource and are thrilled to have her help.  Lastly, we would be remiss if we didn’t express gratitude to our friends at the Idaho Hospital Association.  Our partnership with IHA continues to build and we feel fortunate to have them in our corner.  You’ll continue to see your Board hard at work in 2017 to deliver on our strategic priorities. 

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much." --Helen Keller

IHEF Strategic Priorities 2016-2017


  1. Expand membership.
  2. Execute Sun Valley networking event.
  3. Execute additional networking events.
  4. Improve member engagement.


  1. Finalize and approve IHEF Board Manual.
  2. Finalize IHEF vision and strategy.

Exceptional Education

  1. Deliver IHEF members a minimum of 7.5 hours of ACHE face-to-face education credits.
  2. Execute education portions of McCall mid-year and Sun Valley annual convention partnership with IHA.
  3. Maintain an overall evaluation rating ≥ 4.5 (out of 5) for each face-to-face session.
  4. Ensure all educational offerings include diverse participants by leadership position, state location, serve line/health care specialty, and non-health care industry leaders. 
  5. Evaluate remote access to education for individuals and groups.

Financial Stewardship

  1. Ensure that funding support available for regional events. 
  2. Develop a budget for Board and for each educational event.

Advancement to Fellow/Professional

  1. Advance five members to Fellow this year (currently at four).
  2. Meet or exceed Chapter Excellence objectives.


  1. Get corporate sponsors to support programs, particularly with conference vendors.
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