Chapter Quarterly Newsletter December 2017
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ACHE of Iowa President Message
Regent Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Member News
New Member Spotlight
Save the Date Events
Upcoming ACHE of Iowa Events!
Board of Governors Exam
Take Your Career to the Next Level
Other News
Updated ACHE of Iowa Board Roster
Call For Volunteers
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Bring Out the Most in Your Employees: 10 Tips for Managers
Ransomware Tops List of Health Technology Safety Hazards
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Chapter Officers

ACHE Regent

David H. Hickman, FACHE

(515) 358-8024

hickmand@mercyhealth.com

 

President

Tim Ahlers, FACHE

(563) 589-2522

tim.ahlers@unitypoint.org  

 

Immediate Past President

Michelle Niermann, FACHE

(319) 369-8873

michelle.niermann@unitypoint.org 


President Elect/Treasurer

Tom Mulrooney, FACHE

(515) 241-4027

thomas.mulrooney@unitypoint.org

 

Secretary

TBD

 

 

ACHE Representative

Tammy G. Dillard-Steels, CAE 

(312) 424-9328
tdillard-steels@ache.org 


Other News
Updated ACHE of Iowa Board Roster





Name

Chapter Position(s)

Title, Organizational Address

Contact Information

Year of 1st Term

Tim Ahlers, FACHE

President

VP / COO

UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital

350 N Grandview Ave

Dubuque, IA 52001

563-589-2522

tim.ahlers@
unitypoint.org

2011

David Hickman, FACHE

Regent

Vice President

Mercy Health Network

1755 59th Place

West Des Moines, IA  50266

(515) 358-8024

hickmand@
mercyhealth.com

2011

Tom Mulrooney, FACHE

President-Elect and Treasurer

Vice President of Surgical and Cardiovascular Services

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

1200 Pleasant Street

Des Moines, IA  50309

(515) 241-4027

Thomas.Mulrooney@
unitypoint.org

2011

Michelle Niermann, FACHE

Immediate Past President

EVP / COO

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital

1026 A Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

(319) 369-8873

Michelle.Niermann@
unitypoint.org

2011

Mikki Stier, FACHE


Medicaid Director for the State of Iowa
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise
100 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50317

(515) 256-4621
mstier@
dhs.state.ia.us

2011

(Regent Year)

Tim Chwirka

Chair

Education and Program Planning

Manager, Work Well

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital

1026 A Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

319-369-8749

Timothy.Chwirka@
unitypoint.org

2015

Erin Baldwin

Chair

Communications

Director, Student Health

Iowa State University

baldwine@
iastate.edu

2016

(1st Full Year – 2017)

Bobbi Bentz, MHA, MPH

Co-Chair

Education and Program Planning

Executive Account Manager

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Phone: 515-376-5375

Cell: 515-669-2135

bentzbb@
wellmark.com
     

2016

(1st Full Year – 2017)

 Carl Behne

 Member

 CEO

Greene County Medical Center

1000 W Lincoln Way

Jefferson, IA 50129

 (515)386-2114

carl.behne@
gcmchealth.com

 2017

Sam Schone, MHA

 Chair Membership & Advancement

Director of Connect/Innovation

Mercy Medical Center- Des Moines

1111 Sixth Ave

Des Moines, IA 50314

sschone@
mercydes
moines.org

(515)643-2062

 2017

Jen Thompson, MHA

 Member

 Director of Clinical Services 

University of Iowa Health Clinics

jennifer-thompson-1@uiowa.edu

(319) 353-7040

 2017


Ex Officio Members





Jenni Dixon, CMP

IHA Liaison

Director, Education Services

100 E Grand Ave., Suite 100

Des Moines, IA 50309-1835

(515) 288-1955  ext 358

dixonj@
ihaonline.org

Ex Officio

Dan Gentry, PhD, MHA

University of Iowa Liaison

Clinical Professor, MHA Program Director

University of Iowa College of Public Health

145 N. Riverside Drive, N216 CPHB

Iowa City, IA 52242

(319)384-3835

dan-gentry@
uiowa.edu

Ex Officio

Rachel Reimer

 Des Moines University Liaison

Director of MHA Program

Des Moines University

rachel.reimer@
dmu.edu

 Ex Officio

Invited Guests





Jesus Lechuga


Quality and Process Excellence Manager

Adair County Health System

609 SE Kent, Greenfield, IA 50849

JLechuga@
adaircounty
healthsystem.org

(281) 813-2621

(641) 743-7347


 Kylor Sorensen

 VP of Professional Development

 Iowa Student Association of Healthcare Leaders (ISAHL)

kylor-sorensen@uiowa.edu

 UI Student


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