Quarterly SOHLstice
September 2019
In This Issue
President's Message
SOHL Programs: Quarterly Updates
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL!
FACHE® Recertification: It's Never Too Late to Begin Planning
Postgraduate Fellowships: Creating Future Leaders
Community Forums Enhance Members’ Experience
Healthcare Consultants Forum Member Directory: Connecting Executives to Consultants
Local Prep Course Offered for the BOG Exam
ACHE Joins a Partnership Focused on Improving Diagnostic Quality and Safety
Planning for the Continuation of Your Career
U.S. Medical Students Choosing Primary Care Specialties in an Eight-Year Decline
Improved Communication Leads to Higher Patient Outcomes, Lower Readmission Rates
Special Thanks to Our Platinum and Gold Sponsors
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Chapter Officers

Executive Board

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


Dasha Dahdouh
Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego


President Elect
Edwin Kofler
UC San Diego School of Medicine


Immediate Past President
Darrell Atkin
TruthPoint / Darrell Atkin & Associates

Spshelle Rutledge 
National University

Amy Kasahara 
UC San Diego Health

Michael Sokolowski


Board of Directors

Allison Noel
ECG Management Consultants

Aubrianna Butler

Jared Vogt
Rady Children’s Hospital

Nora Bota
County of San Diego

Michelle Martin
Casa Palmera Treatment Center

Melinda Hudson
UC San Diego Health

Career Development
Andrea Gonzalez
Scripps Health

Volunteer Coordinator
Vicki Shumulinsky
West Health

Barbara Gerber
Devon Hill Associates, LLC

Howard Salmon

Imperial County Liaison
Kathleen Lang


Subcommittee Members

Diversity Council
Chisun Chun
Rady Children's Hospital

Melody Schiaffino
San Diego State University

Allied Healthcare Professional Council
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Nora Bota
County of San Diego

Shawn Amirhoushmand
Generations Healthcare-Friendship Manor Nursing

Yameeka Jones
Vibra Hospital of San Diego

Sarah Gerard
VA San Diego Healthcare System

Annual Conference
Johan Otter
Scripps Health

Kristine Ortwine

Mike De Castro
ECG Management Consultants

Social Media
Alice Dang
Scripps Health

Sarah Gerard
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Executive Program
Celerina Cornett

Jack Hallmark

Advancement Study Group
Jose PonCevega
Naval Medical Center San Diego

Andrea Gonzalez
Scripps Health

Graduate Program Council, San Diego State University
Brandy Lipton

Student Liaison, San Diego State University
Sarah Norwood
Britney Prince

Graduate Program Council, National University
Negin Iranfar

Student Liaison, National University
Norelis Dyshkant
Myreen Piazza

Graduate Program Council, UC San Diego

Student Liaison, UC San Diego
Justin Sigmund
Rene Lopez


College Bowl
Peggy Ranke
National University

Senior Advisors Council
Mary Parra
Neighborhood Healthcare

Mark Campbell
TRICARE Regional Office – West

Aaron Byzak
Galvanized Strategies

Nia Price

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 2019 (listed in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Olusola Adeyemo, Corpsman, Naval Hospital
  • Sara Arriaza, Sales Manager Healthcare Systems, US West, Mentice Inc.
  • Lawrence Ayers, San Diego State University
  • Ailorra Rizzelle Brunin, Surface Warfare Officer, US Navy
  • Aubrianna Butler
  • Ashley Button
  • Lindsay Conway, Managing Director, Advisory Board
  • Miguel Cubano, Fellow, American College of Surgeon
  • Hera Dore, Director of Acute Critical Care, Sharp Healthcare
  • Lexus Drakeford, Human Services Specialist, Health and Human Services Agency
  • Wendy Ehrig, MEICAL , US Navy
  • Ryan Fearn-Gomez, District Manager, Clinical Operations Improvement, Palomar Health
  • Teresa Alexandra Gonzalez, CSU-Chico
  • Charles Gunter, Patient Relations Coordinator, Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • Karen Kanan, Covenant Retirement Communities
  • Larrissia Koulavongsa, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Environmental & Preventive Medicine/Unit FIVE
  • Brian LaMacchia, Business Manager of Interventional & Heart Services, Stanford Children's Health
  • Erika Lopatynsky, UCSD
  • Anita Majabo Baker, UC San Diego Health
  • Erik Mantsch, Impact Manager, RQI Partners
  • Gregory Mayers, Consultant, KPIF Administration, Kaiser Permanente
  • Herbie Medalla, , US Navy
  • Gaurav Mishra, Director of Psychiatry, San Ysidro Health
  • Lissette Moreno, Program Manager, UC San Diego Health
  • Devin Morrison, Executive Officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Matthew Nelson,
  • Rachel Newman, Department of Defense
  • Sarah Norwood
  • Cindy Paget, Director Human Resources , Palomar Health
  • Johnathan Restrepo, Chief Petty Officer, US Navy
  • Angela Rosenblatt, System Director of Pharmacy/Clinical Services, Scripps Health
  • Shahbaz Salehi, Director, DHR
  • Edgar San Luis, Associate Director of Health Services, NHC Hawaii
  • Elisa Stewart, Lead Coach, Engagehealthy, Inc.
  • Ankoor Tailor, Senior Consultant, ECG Management Consultants
  • Jesse Thomas, MSC Officer, US Navy
  • Sammy Totah, COO, Kaiser Permanente
  • Vi Song Tring, Department Head, Military Health Clinic, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Ashley Waddell
  • Timothy Weber, Navy Medicine West
  • Antoine White, Substance Abuse Control Officer, US Navy
  • Connie Wong, Director of Managed Care, Palomar Health
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