Chapter Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2017
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ACHE of Iowa President Message
Regent Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2016
Member News
Call For Volunteers
New Member Spotlight
Updated ACHE of Iowa Board Roster
National News
National News Q1 2017
Board of Governors Exam
Take Your Career to the Next Level
Articles of Interest
6 Ways to Boost Alignment and Improve Strategy Execution
The Social Side of Emotional Intelligence: Bad Habits to Avoid
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IHA Summer Leadership Forum
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Chapter Officers

ACHE Regent

David H. Hickman, FACHE

(515) 358-8024



Tim Ahlers, FACHE

(563) 589-2522  


Immediate Past President

Michelle Niermann, FACHE

(319) 369-8873 

President Elect




Tom Mulrooney, FACHE

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ACHE Representative

Tammy G. Dillard-Steels, CAE 

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Member News
Shelby Leemans
New Member Spotlight


Shelby Leemans

BS Psychology, St. Ambrose University '16
MHA Student, Des Moines University '19
Current Position: 

Genesis Health Group - Pulmonary Associates
Clinic Supervisor

I oversee the day-to-day operations of our clinic and maintain call schedules and staffing of critical care providers in the ICU. I serve as a liaison between the staff and the physicians as well as the clinic to the health system as a whole, leading our practice in a way that aligns with the mission and strategic goals of Genesis Health System. Responsibilities also include hiring, training, coaching, and constructing the clinic budget.
Why are you a member of ACHE of Iowa?

I joined ACHE of Iowa to connect with other health care professionals that I can learn from and collaborate with as I start my career in healthcare leadership. The educational resources and opportunities are especially helpful to me as an early careerist trying to define my leadership style.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?  

The best advice I have received yet is to not be afraid to be bold and pursue the opportunities that come before me. It is often intimidating to be such a young leader and put myself out there in front of other leaders in my organization, but the connections I have made by being bold and speaking up for myself have led me to where I am today. 

Although it is not advice that was given directly to me, these words spoken by Eleanor Roosevelt guide my decision making each day: "Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway." At the end of the day I make decisions that are ethical and do the right thing for our patients and my staff.

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