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Chapter Officers
Alan Weisman, FACHE
Gaithersburg, MD

Immediate Past President
Kevin Coloton, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Washington, DC

President Elect
Bernie Poindexter, FACHE
Acting Director, Medical Logistics Division Defense Health Agency
Fort Detrick, MD

Mike Kemper, FACHE
Director, Medical Equipment Logistics & Solutions
Naval Medical Logistics Command
Fort Detrick, MD

Greg Finnegan
Director Organizational Development
Johns Hopkins Health System
Baltimore, MD

Director, Programming
Jonathan "Jody" Goldsmith, FACHE
Project Manager Clinical Support
Veterans Administration
Washington, DC

Director, Membership
John A. O'Brien, FACHE
Prince George's Hospital Center
Cheverly, MD

Director, Development
Raymond Dudley, MS
Vice President for Sales & Marketing
Columbia, MD

Director, Operations
Amanda Llewellyn, FACHE
Vice President Supply Chain
Dimensions Health System
Cheverly, MD

Director, Communications
Applied Management Systems, Inc.
Columbia, MD

Director, Community Outreach
Georgetta Robinson
Management Analyst
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Baltimore, MD


Dennis Pullin, FACHE
President and CEO
Medstar Harbor Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Emergency Medical Associates

Leadership Corner
CAPT Bernie Poindexter, FACHE

Cynthia Kivland, in her column “Your Future Get Brighter with Emotional Intelligence” (January/February 2014 edition of HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE), highlights the importance of EI for successful leadership. The fact is there’s no escaping our emotions; however, EI is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in oneself and others and the ability to use this awareness to manage one’s behavior and relationships. It’s also the ability to cope with setbacks, remain optimistic, elicit charisma and stay purposeful even when things are not going well. 

As a leader, emotional tone either attracts or distracts followership. Employees perform at higher levels with leaders who create a positive emotional climate. The evidence is now clear that people skills are far more important than IQ, and unlike IQ, EI can be developed through being mindfully aware of one’s thoughts, feelings and decisions in the present moment, nonjudgmentally. As aware human beings we can choose to respond rather than react to situations in our life and workplace, and become capable of an expanded consciousness that leads to personal responsibility for actions and behaviors. 

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Face-To-Face: The Law and How it Affects Our Healthcare Today - Panel Discussions

This program is jointly offered and coordinated by the Maryland Chapter of Healthcare Executives (MAHCE) and the National Capital Healthcare Executives (NCHE)  

UMUC Academic Center
1616 McCormick Dr.
Largo, MD 20774

2014 MAHCE Events

Thursday, July 17: Reimbursement Systems at Sheraton Columbia Town Center
Thursday, September 18 All Day: Healthcare in Maryland: the Future is Now! at Sheppard Pratt Conference Ctr, Baltimore, MD
Thursday, November 13: Career Day (location TBD)