Summer 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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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

Alan Weisman, FACHE

Faculty Liaison
Jangar Richards

Student Member
Staci Hodge

President's Message
Scott Burleson, FACHE

We have had a very active quarter of activity since our last newsletter.

Special thanks to new Board members – Christina Farias, Operations Director and Terri Palazzo, Programming Director who have done a great job scheduling and organizing multiple events in the last 90 days.

Also please note that we will have a new Treasurer as Nick Haider will take over for Greg Finnegan effective this July 1st.  Greg has done a great job in his usual quiet manner as the Treasurer for the last three years.

One of the most important projects that we do as an ACHE chapter is to conduct the Board of Governors Exam prep course which was offered on May 5th.  Twenty-four ACHE members spent the day at Medstar Harbor Hospital reviewing topics and exam questions with existing Fellows of MAHCE serving as presenters and facilitators of this information.  We even had a participant fly to Baltimore from Georgia to take this course which is very reasonably priced yet comprehensive.  Special thanks to Jody Goldsmith for arranging the course presenters, the schedule and the venue and Christina for the catering set up with the Hospital.  And of course thank you to Dennis Pullin, our immediate past Regent and his team at the hospital for hosting the event.  If the participants in the prep course take and pass the exam, they’ll get their $75 fee back – what a deal!

We offered an educational program in collaboration with the Delaware ACHE (known as Health Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley – HLNDV) in Salisbury, Maryland on April 21st.  The Delaware panel brought representatives from three hospital systems and one health department to discuss “Improving the Health Status of Your Community. The Maryland panel discussed the Opioid Crisis in Maryland and how it is being addressed at various levels of government and society.  We are looking to collaborate with Delaware again and we are also considering an outreach to Western Maryland and surrounding region.

On May 18, we had our chapter meeting with the legislative update of the Maryland legislative session.  This was one of the most interactive sessions I have seen with a short presentation and then about half of the time for questions and discussion.

We need volunteers to join the Programming Committee especially for development of the All Day Educational Session in October.  If you are able to assist please contact me or Terri Palazzo at

I hope to see you on July 20 at our next chapter meeting at the Columbia Sheraton, where the topic will be Emergency Preparedness.

Scott D. Burleson, MBA, FACHE

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2017 MAHCE Events

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