Quarterly SOHLstice
Spring 2018
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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

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

President's Message

As we approach this year’s ACHE Annual Congress in Chicago, I am very pleased to have the opportunity to participate in a national organization that is creating a positive impact on delivering quality care, building a culture of safety, and enhancing the patient experience across the continuum of care. The sessions and the speakers at Congress will be inspiring and give members the opportunity to get involved in their communities by sharing knowledge and practical applications to address the challenges we face in a changing healthcare environment.

Closer to home, I am honored to report that our SOHL Chapter has received the ACHE Award of Chapter Distinction and the Award for Sustained Performance. Whereas it’s always great to be awarded and recognized with such a high honor for performance in 2017 from ACHE, there is much more to the story.

Our chapter is unique in that our performance is not just being sustained but continues to improve over time. It is only through the commitment of our board, chapter members, and volunteers that allows us to deliver such quality programming. Our calendar is full of valuable programs and events that enrich the path to professional development. 

That level of performance simply cannot be accomplished without teamwork. I know “teamwork” is an often overused term, but the San Diego SOHL chapter exemplifies the concept. Thanks to the efforts of previous chapter leaders, our chapter is characterized by diversity and giving people at all stages of their career the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and contribute. We get fantastic involvement from our VA and military health communities and we welcome technology and service innovators—along with our hospital and health system members—to get involved in helping us craft quality education, networking, career advancement, and community service programs.

We also welcome the involvement of complementary organizations across southern California—HCE, HIMSS, HFMA and others—to provide a comprehensive series of valuable communications and educational opportunities to members. We are also grateful for our team of committed sponsors who help underwrite these efforts.

Our culture of inclusion has helped us build a thriving team here in San Diego. We would welcome the opportunity to have your involvement—please contact me or any Board member to find out how.

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