Spring 2017
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President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2017
Programming Update
The Student's Perspective
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Sponsor's Corner (General Dynamics Health Solutions): A Short Guide to Cloud Migration - A Five-Step Approach
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Volunteers Wanted
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Chapter Officers
Scott Burleson, FACHE

President Elect
Guy Richardson, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Bernie Poindexter, FACHE

Anthonia Esezobor, FACHE

Greg Finnegan, FACHE

Director, Programming
Terri Palazzo

Director, Membership
Georgetta Robinson

Director, Development
Raymond Dudley, MS

Director, Operations
Christina Farias

Director, Communications  
J. D. Goldsmith, FACHE

Director, Community Outreach
Gary Desravines

Dennis Pullin, FACHE

Alan Weisman, FACHE

Faculty Liaison
Jangar Richards


Student Member
Staci Hodge

President's Message
Scott Burleson, FACHE

I would like to thank the members of MAHCE and the Board of Directors for electing me to be your President for 2017-18. 

I’d like to thank departing Board members, Mike Cetta, MD, past Program Chair and Kathy Marconi, PhD, past Faculty liaison for their service to MAHCE. Mike raised our programs to a new level of excellence and leaves behind a dynamic Program Committee that is active and continuing to provide relevant continuing educational programming. Kathy, as Faculty Liaison and now a retired chair of the graduate program of Health Services Management at University of Maryland University College has started our Board focusing on the needs of the nontraditional health services management programs and students. In addition, we are trying to strengthen ties with all student programs in Maryland – graduate or undergraduate in the health care management/administration field.

In addition, this month there will be a new Regent for ACHE from Maryland. Dennis Pullin has served in this role for the last three years and has been an incredible role model and mentor to our Board and our state.  If you were present at the November networking event, then you got to see Dennis moderating a power packed panel regarding career planning and advancement. That was one small example of his leadership and commitment to MAHCE and ACHE. Thank you for your service as Regent, Dennis!

We have six new Board members that have joined the Board for this year. Nick Haider and Frank Rath are at-large board members. Terri Palazzo has taken over the chair of the Program Committee and is doing a great job already in planning events for March, April in Salisbury and May! Christina Farias has the large shoes to fill taking over for Alan Weisman as the Operations Chair. This job is essential to make sure that the meeting sites provide the proper audio-visual support and super food, and that everyone is registered properly to receive their continuing educational credits. Jangar Richards is serving as the new Faculty liaison and Staci Hodge is our new student Board member.

I have an exciting initiative to announce for this year. We will offer an educational program in collaboration with the Delaware ACHE (known as Health Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley – HLNDV) that will occur in Salisbury, Maryland on Friday morning, April 21. This is an opportunity to hear two panel discussions and earn three Face to Face credits, while beginning a spring weekend at the beach! The Delaware panel brings representatives from three hospital systems and one health department to discuss “Improving the Health Status of Your Community.” The Maryland panel will discuss the Opioid Crisis in Maryland and how it is being addressed at various levels of government and society, all this for the very low price of $25 for breakfast, lunch and these two excellent panels! Announcement is forthcoming - Sign up soon!

Scott D. Burleson, MBA, FACHE


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2017 MAHCE Events

Thursday, April 21: joint program with Delaware ACHE chapter in Salisbury, MD

Thursday, May 18
: at Sheraton Town Center Hotel, Columbia, MD

Thursday, July 20
: at Sheraton Town Center Hotel, Columbia, MD

Thursday, October 19
: All-day Program at Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, Towson, MD

Thursday, November 16
: Career Night at M&T Bank Stadium