Quarterly SOHLstice
Fall 2018
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Our ACHE Regent
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
The 10th Annual SOHL Conference - Facing the Drug Crisis: Politics, Costs, Consequences and Solutions
National News Q3 2018
Increase in Healthcare M&A Activity Continues in 2018
IHI Publishes Guide for Providing Safe Home Healthcare
Activation and Transition Planning is Key to a Successful Move
Disasters and Healthcare: Are you Ready?
Meet the Inventor of NEXTGENPCR [Interview Part 1 of 2]
Special Thanks to Our Platinum Sponsors
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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
Sarah Norwood

Student Liaison, UC San Diego
Celerina Cornett

Student Liaison, National University
Aubrianna Butler

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 June 2018 (listed in alphabetical order by last name):
  • Elizabeth Ahumada, Neighborhood Healthcare 
  • Alberto Aldrete, MD
  • Daniel Avery, PCU Tripoli (LHA 7)
  • Cheryl Badaracco,San Ysidro Health Center
  • Daniel Barbara, Sr., PhD, Sycuan Medical Dental Center
  • Mike Bellissimo, Teradata
  • Amanda Berry, SDSU
  • PO2 Darius Brown, US Navy
  • Samantha Burks
  • Aubrianna Butler
  • HMC James Carter, Jr., US Navy
  • Michael Covert, FACHE, Covert and Company
  • HMC Joy Theresa De Dios, Navy Medical Center San Diego
  • Francis dela Cruz, MedImpact Direct 
  • Wilfred Flores, 1st Medical Battlion
  • Joy Flournoy
  • Ashley Flynn, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Jerry Gardner, El Centro Regional Medical Center
  • Gabriel Gomez
  • CDR Adolfo Granados, DO, 3rd Marine Logistics Group
  • LTC Scott Gregg, FACHE, TRICARE Health Plan San Diego
  • Jonathan Guerrero
  • LT Eyob Hawaz, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences
  • LT Aaron Hill, US Navy
  • HM2 Landy Jean-Baptiste
  • Jeffrey Jimenez
  • KannammaKannan
  • Avram Kaplan, MemorialCare Health System
  • John Kaufmann, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Kathleen Kim, MD, VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Diana King, Agfa 
  • Kelly Knorr
  • Laura Lettkeman, Scripps Health
  • Gina Mautz, Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • Haley McClure
  • HMC Richard McCollough, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
  • Megan Montgomery-West, Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System
  • LCDR Heather Neumeyer, US Navy / Naval Hospital
  • Jocelyn Nunez, San Diego State University
  • Sean Olmo, Scripps Encinitas
  • CDR Jason Palmer, DO, US Navy
  • Sonam Patni, Covance, Inc
  • LCDR Eric Polonsky, FACHE, Defense Health Agency West
  • Britney Prince, San Diego State University 
  • David Ranney, PhD, El Centro Regional Medical Center
  • Lisa Rhodes
  • Sacha Ridgway, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center
  • Lidor Ritblatt Shuster, Delibrainy, LLC
  • Ivonne Roche-Joseph, Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Edgar Rodriguez, UC San Diego Health
  • Marc Rubinstein, MD, Instrumentation Laboratory
  • CAPT Paul Schiermeier, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • LCDR C. Christopher Schultheiss, DO, USS Dwight D Eisenhower
  • Alena Shelton, UC San Diego Health
  • Dipti Singh, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
  • Donald Sonck, PeopleScout, Inc
  • LT Christopher Spangler, US Navy
  • HMCM Christopher Thorne, US Navy
  • CDR Daren Verhulst, FACHE, Navy Medicine West
  • Johnny Vo, Hoag Hospital
  • Jennifer Whitney, Kindred Healthcare
  • Michael Williams, San Ysidro Health
  • Heather Woodling, Palomar Health
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