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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

Access Complimentary Resources for the Board of Governors Exam

For Members starting on the journey to attain board certification and the FACHE® credential, ACHE offers complimentary resources to help them succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making and commitment to lifelong learning. These resources, which include the Exam Online Community, the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management Reference Manual and quarterly Advancement Information webinars, are designed to be supplements to other available Board of Governors Exam study resources, such as the Board of Governors Review Course and Online Tutorial.

  • The Exam Online Community is an interactive platform to learn and glean study tips from other Members taking the Exam. The Community was recently redesigned, and its new look and streamlined navigation features are intended to enhance the member experience in utilizing this study tool. Participants can discuss Exam topics with experts and have the option to participate in study groups. Interested Members may join the Exam Online Community at
  • The Reference Manual, found at, includes a practice 230-question exam and answer key, a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips.
  • Fellow Advancement Information webinars provide a general overview of the advancement to Fellow process, including information about the Board of Governors Exam, and allow participants to ask questions about the advancement process. 



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May 20, 2014

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)