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Spring 2018
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Message from Our ACHE Regent
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ACHE Senior Executive Program
ACHE Executive Program
Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Campaign: March 1–June 30
ACHE’s Leader-to-Leader Program
ACHE Member Communities Enhance Membership Experience
2018 Fund for Healthcare Leadership
6 Key Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2018
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Chapter Officers

Officers


Regent (California - Southern)
Ellen Zaman, FACHE
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

 

President
Darrell Atkin
Darrell Atkin Associates

 

President Elect
Dasha Dahdouh
Rady Children’s Hospital / County of San Diego

 

Immediate Past President
Nia Price
California Baptist University


Secretary
Spshelle Rutledge 
National University


Co-Treasurer
Amy Kasahara 
UC San Diego Health

 

Co-Treasurer
Howard Salmon
nThrive

 

Board of Directors


Membership Co-Chair
Angela Rivera
CTG HealthCare Solutions


Membership Co-Chair
Allison Noel
ECG Management Consultants


Programs Co-Chair
Jared Vogt
Rady Children’s Hospital


Programs Co-Chair
Jennifer Arevalo
Retrophin


Marketing Co-Chair
Shawn Amirhoushmand
Generations Healthcare-Friendship Manor Nursing


Marketing Co-Chair
Michelle Martin
Casa Palmera Treatment Center


Career Development Co-Chair
Andrea Gonzalez
Scripps Health


Career Development Co-Chair
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Volunteer Coordinator
Vicki Shumulinsky
West Health


Sponsorship
Barbara Gerber
Devon Hill Associates, LLC


Imperial County Liaison
Shiloh Williams
El Centro Regional Medical Center


Military Liaison
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego


VA Liaison
Sara Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Subcommittee Members


Diversity Council
Melody Schiaffino
San Diego State University


Annual Conference
Johan Otter
Scripps Health


Annual Conference
Michael Van Gorder
Rady Children’s Hospital


Newsletter
Michael De Castro
ECG Management Consultants


Social Media
Alice Dang
Scripps Health


Mentoring
Sarah Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Mentoring
Ada Clark
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Early Careerist Network
Melinda Hudson
UC San Diego Health


Early Careerist Network
Amy Shackleford
UC San Diego


Executive Program
Steve Martin
TRICARE Regional Office


Executive Program
Nora Bota
County of San Diego


Advancement Study Group
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego


Advancement Study Group
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Graduate Program Council, San Diego State University
Brandy Lipton
San Diego State University


Graduate Program Council, UC San Diego
Robert Kaplan
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Graduate Program Council, National University
Peggy Ranke
National University


Student Liaison, San Diego State University
Jennifer Reyes


Student Liaison, UC San Diego
Bobbi Rossiter


Student Liaison, National University
Marie Lea


Graduate Student Initiative, San Diego State University
Caitlin Cole

 

College Bowl
Peggy Ranke
National University


Senior Advisors Council
Mary Parra
Neighborhood Healthcare

Mark Campbell
TRICARE Regional Office – West


Members-At-Large
Alice Dang
Scripps Health

Aaron Byzak
Galvanized Strategies

Chisun Chun
Rady Children's Hospital


Legal Counsel
David Balfour
DiCaro, Coppo & Popcke


Website Manager
Carol Cannizzo
IKOR International

Message from Our ACHE Regent

Resources. As healthcare leaders, the focus of our work is on resources - finances, human capital, equipment, technology. Much of our time is spent seeking out, planning, utilizing, and evaluating those resources.

But how do you use resources for professional development and advancement? Do you take the time to explore what is available and evaluate what can be useful? One of the key benefits of belonging to a professional association is having resources available and accessible. ACHE offers exceptional resources for education, advancement and professional growth, through its educational programs, publications, career development services, the 2018 Resource Guide, the Executive and Senior Executive Programs, and of course, www.ache.org

Closer to home, our two chapters, the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders (SOHL) and Health Care Executives of Southern California (HCE) provide many resources, including numerous educational and networking programs, mentoring activities, BOG Study series, service days as well as opportunities to be involved in committees. Our chapters work very hard to provide local programming, so it is possible to receive face-to-face credits close to home. It's up to you to use your resources for whatever lies ahead, and ACHE and our local chapters offer a great place to start.

Congress 2018! With the theme of Be Part of Something Bigger, ACHE Congress in Chicago will be held March 26-29 and promises to be very big. For attendees, the week is always filled with outstanding educational sessions, career development, and a chance to connect with colleagues from across the country. For those of you who have advanced to Fellow in the last year, convocation is a stunning moment to walk with your colleagues and celebrate your extraordinary achievement. For students attending the first time, Congress is an opportunity to network with others and experience enlightening educational sessions.

If you are planning to attend, please join the three California chapters – SOHL, CAHL and HCE at our annual reception on Sunday evening, March 25. On Monday morning, March 26, join the Opening Session, along with more than 4,000 members from across the country. At that session, one of our very own, Richard Cordova, FACHE, Past Chairman of ACHE, will receive the Gold Medal Award. Rich has been a leader and mentor to countless professionals and has spearheaded diversity and inclusion initiatives in our field. Let's join together to give a great Southern California cheer as he receives ACHE's highest award at Congress.

Congratulations to SOHL for receiving the ACHE Award of Chapter Distinction and an Award for Sustained Performance. Congratulations to HCE for receiving an ACHE Award of Chapter Merit. These awards will be presented at Congress on Tuesday, March 27. I want to thank the Board members and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to bringing quality education programs and events to all of our members.

Finally, in April, I encourage you to attend our Western Region College Bowl in Los Angeles. Graduate and undergraduate students teams from California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon will compete. 

It is always an inspiring day to see the fine work of our students and encourage them as they pursue their paths in healthcare leadership.

Our Chapter Presidents, Darrell Atkin (SOHL) and Victor Carrasco, FACHE (HCE), Board members and I look forward to seeing many of you at the events and programs in the coming months.  


Ellen Zaman, FACHE 
Regent for California - Southern 
Associate VP of Government Relations 
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 
ezaman@chla.usc.edu

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