American College of Healthcare Executives
Spring 2010
In This Issue

Message from the President, Kathy Bizzaro, FACHE
Message from the Outgoing Maine Regent - March 2010
Message from the NH Regent - Spring 2010
Message from the VT Regent - April 2010
Message from the Maine Regent - Spring 2010
Guest Contributor Article - Joe Loring, FACHE
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion
Board of Directors - As of May 2010

Chapter Officers

Kathleen A. Bizarro, FACHE

Peter J. Wright, FACHE

Gerald J. Vicenzi, FACHE

Immediate Past President

Board of Directors
Kris Doody, RN, FACHE
Bea Grause, FACHE
Tina Legere, FACHE
Henry D. Lipman, FACHE
Patsy Aprile, FACHE
Joseph L. Woodin
William J. Lipkin-Moore, FACHE
Karen Clements, FACHE

Message from the President, Kathy Bizzaro, FACHE
Lots of NEW ! NEW ! NEW! News to Share

President’s Message




Our board composition continues to evolve with two people leaving the board and two new members joining us. Craig Jesiolowski, FACHE who had served on the NNEAHE board since it’s inception and was completing his term as Past-President recently re-located to MA to take on a new hospital CEO role. Darlene Stromstad, FACHE, completed her term on the NNEAHE board with the passing of the Maine Regent baton to Gerry Vicenzi, FACHE at this year’s ACHE Congress. Darlene has taken on a much larger role with ACHE. She was just elected a Governor!  Congratulations!


The NNEAHE board voted to fill two vacant positions at its Strategic Planning Retreat held in January 2010:


Patsy Aprile, FACHE, Vice President of Operations at Goodall Hospital, Sanford, ME

Karen Clements, FACHE, Patient Care Administrator at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME


We’re thrilled to have them working with us! The complete list of your NNEAHE Board members is available in this newsletter. Check it out and welcome our new board members!





We’re continuing our successful teleconference series this year. Henry Lipman, FACHE, chairs our Member Engagement Committee and has worked with several new members of his committee to develop these new offerings:


April 16, 2010: “The Pay-for-Call Issue: What Hospital Executives Should Know”, featuring Leonard Henzke and Jason Lee of ECG Management Consultants


June 25, 2010: “Service Excellence”, featuring Mary Oseid, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center


September 10, 2010: “Healthcare Reform: What does it mean at the state and federal level”, featuring Bea Grause, FACHE, President, Vermont Association of Hospital and Health Systems, Steve Ahnen, President/CEO, New Hampshire Hospital Association and Steve Michaud, President, Maine Hospital Association


Look in your email in-boxes for the teleconference series announcements and registration information! We’re always looking for some great program ideas, so please send them along to me.




I hope you all have put November 11 and 12, 2010 on your calendars. Please join us for the next NNEAHE Annual Meeting at our new location at the Inn at Mills Falls in Meredith, NH. We’re just getting started with our meeting plans together so look for more details soon.






Kathy Bizarro, MBA, FACHE

President, NNEAHE


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