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Kevin Donovan, FACHE

Past - President

Karen Clements, RN, FACHE

President - Elect

J. Tate Curti, FACHE 


Dawn LeBaron, FACHE


Patsy Aprile, FACHE 

Chris O'Donnell, FACHE

Michael Peterson, FACHE

Marcy Rushford, FACHE

Marie Vienneau, FACHE

Michael Zemany, FACHE




Career News from ACHE
Your Career Is a Marathon - making smart choices during each career phase will allow you to go the distance.

Setting the Pace 
  •  Take the time to establish a career road map, whether in written form or set out in your mind.
  •  Put in the extra effort to be the one who excels. Start stringing successes together, even if they’re small and don’t seem to have much to do with each other. 
  • Find time to evaluate and then elevate your role and aspirations from an industry perspective; monitor events in the news that may impact the healthcare field and try to anticipate change. 
  • Keep an eye on opportunities to move up both within and outside your organization.
  • Seek a mentor who can serve as a model and a sounding board. Hitting Your Stride
  • In order to advance, it’s best to push yourself into the “discomfort zone” and take prudent risks.
  • Revisit your career road map once a year to assess both personal performance and the map itself.
  • When you are thinking of making a career change, consider not only whether you like your job but also what potential your current organization holds for you. 
  • If upward mobility within your organization is limited, you may want to evaluate other opportunities after periods of particular success in order to capitalize on these achievements and to avoid getting overly comfortable.
  • Networking will help you broaden your expertise and your visibility in the industry.
Nearing the Finish Line 
  • Think about what drives you at this phase of your life, and determine whether there may be ways to better align your work life with your evolving interests and values. 
  • This is a time to avoid coasting to the finish line. Don’t risk tarnishing an otherwise stellar career or becoming the person others feel has overstayed his or her welcome by allowing your effort and enthusiasm to lag. 
  • Measure your personal success and the success of the organization, and make sure the relationship is mutually beneficial.
  • Continue networking through industry and community organizations. 
Success means different things to different people, but true success is not guided by luck or circumstance. It is the result of conscious choices at each phase of a career and a pacing that allows one to go the distance.
Source: Schlosser, J.R., FACHE, “Your Career Is a Marathon,” Healthcare Executive, May/June 2012
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