Quarterly SOHLstice
Spring 2018
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Our ACHE Regent
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
Check Out ACHE’s Enhanced Executive Coaching Directory
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
CIOs Rank Most Overhyped IT Innovations
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Chapter Officers


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


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

Spshelle Rutledge 
National University

Amy Kasahara 
UC San Diego Health


Howard Salmon


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

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

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

Michael De Castro
ECG Management Consultants

Social Media
Alice Dang
Scripps Health

Sarah Bass
VA San Diego Healthcare System

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

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

Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!

Please join us in welcoming the following new members, who have joined SOHL since December 2017:

  • Dimitrios G. Alexiou, FACHE President & CEO, Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties
  • Allyn E. Ambrose                   
  • Kerry S. Ashment, Vice President, NuCentury Inc.
  • Idal Beer, VP of Medical Affairs, BD
  • LCDR Benjamin R. Blevins, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Capt Kevin J. Brown, MD, U.S. Navy
  • Qiana Brown, Health System Specialist, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Jim Burlew, President/Founder, JB Consulting & Associates, Inc.
  • Colin Cadman, CBIZ
  • Jeremiah Y. Chambers, National University
  • Maj Michael Chan, Civil Affairs Officer, United States Marine Corps
  • Mike Christman, Recro Pharma
  • Todd M. Cook, Vice President, Sharp HealthCare
  • Jennifer Dawson, FACHE, Senior Director of Quality, Human Longevity
  • Erica Eacott, North County Health Project, Inc.
  • Christopher Giese, FACHE, CEO, eAudit Solutions
  • CDR Darryl E. Green, Director for Healthcare Operations, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Cory Gu, Prism Healthcare Partners
  • Scott G. Hardtman, LFACHE, Executive Director Supply Chain Management, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  • Vivian Harp, Rady Children's Hospital
  • William L. Harris, FACHE, Director of Operations, Pacific District, Territory 1, VA Office of Information & Technology
  • Brannen Henn , Philips Healthcare
  • Savannah P. Humphreys, Administrative Fellow, Kaiser Permanente
  • Deborah M. Jacobs, FACHE, Director, West Region, Catalyst - A Haskell Company
  • PO2 William D. Jones, Jr., Logistic Specialist, US Navy
  • Veronica Kaitz , Scripps Health
  • Barbara S. Kennedy, FACHE, North County Health Services
  • Omar Khawaja, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Palomar Health
  • LT Anna Elisa Lacanilao, LT/Healthcare Administrator, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
  • Paromita Laskar, Sharp HealthCare
  • LCDR Richard D. Maiatico, Lieutenant Commander, US Navy
  • HMC Kristen M. Matson, HMC, US Navy
  • LCDR Mary L. Neal, Finance Management Intern, US Navy
  • Matthew G. Nelson, HMC     
  • Stephanie Ngo, Senior Care Consultant, Anthem
  • Jyoti K. Osten, Sharp Health Plan
  • Shraddha C. Patel, FACHE, Director Health Sciences Planning, UC San Diego Health
  • Patrick C. Pieper, Vice President, MSP Implementations & Operations, Aya Healthcare
  • Nessa Rezaeian                    
  • HM2 Joseph A. Rivera, Search & Rescue Med Tech/Aerospace Med Tech, USN/Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two One
  • CAPT Thecly H. Scott, PhD, RN, US Navy
  • HMC Corey D. Smith, US Navy
  • Sharon Tam, Kaiser Permanente
  • Kirsten Y. Thrush, RN,Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • HM1 Caesare R. Torres, Leading Petty Officer       
  • Chet C. Uma, CEO, Aetna Better Health of California
  • JP Ursick
  • PO1 Mario R. Villalta, Leading Petty Officer, US Navy
  • Maria L. Wanderley
  • Nicole Wells, Associate, Dummit Buchholz & Trapp
  • HMC Jessica L. Wentlent, Chief Petty Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • John Wood, PhD, Founder & CEO, Cardinal Point Healthcare Solutions
  • LCDR Joshua A. Wymer, US Navy
  • George A. Zara, LFACHE
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