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December 2019
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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
BestBuy Health

National News | Q4
Let us Bring the Experts to You
Choice is ACHE's tailored professional development series designed to close competency gaps and meet individual educational needs within your organization. Choice programming offers professional development that is convenient and with a cadence that works best for your group. These programs, categorized in a meaningful way, focus on topics that affect executives and leaders in the healthcare field. During the planning phase, you have options for who, what, where, when and how programs are tailored. Additionally, every program is led by a respected ACHE expert speaker, facilitator or author possessing a real-world perspective.
Whether you are interested in hosting a single or multi-day program, or already have existing leadership development but want to enhance your programming, let us know. Visit ache.org/Choice or contact Catie L. Russo, program specialist, ACHE Department of Professional Development, at (312) 424-9362 or crusso@ache.org for more information.
Call For Proposals: Management Innovations Poster Session   
ACHE invites authors to submit narratives of their posters for consideration during the 36th annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at ACHE’s 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. This is a unique opportunity for authors to share the innovative work their organizations are doing with other healthcare leaders.

We are interested in innovations addressing issues affecting your organization that might be helpful to others, including improving quality or efficiency, improving patient or physician satisfaction, implementation of EHRs, uses of new technology and similar topics. All accepted applicants are expected to be available to discuss their posters on Monday, March 23, between 7–8 a.m. Posters will remain on display March 23–25 at Congress.

Please go to ache.org/CongressPosterSession for the full selection criteria. Submit narratives as an email attachment to PosterSessions@ache.org by Jan. 21, 2020
Encourage Your Members to Apply for FACHE®       
The importance of earning the distinction of board certification as an ACHE Fellow cannot be overstated. Encouraging your chapter members to take the next step in advancing their career by achieving Fellow status benefits their professional goals. It also benefits the healthcare management profession in general as it demonstrates a healthcare leader’s competence, leadership skills and commitment to excellence in the field. 
The Board of Governors Exam is the final step on the journey to recognition. Applicants who pass the Exam and successfully meet all other requirements by Dec. 31, 2019, will be eligible to participate in the Convocation Ceremony at the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
Access Complimentary Resources for the BOG Exam
ACHE offers complimentary resources for Members beginning the journey toward board certification and the FACHE® credential. These resources are designed to help them succeed so they can be formally recognized for their competency, professionalism, ethical decision making and commitment to lifelong learning.
The Board of Governors Exam Outline is the blueprint for the BOG Exam. Every question on the Exam is associated with one of the knowledge or skill statements found in this outline. The Reference Manual includes a list of recommended readings, test-taker comments and study tips. Additional resources include a 230-question practice exam and answer key.
FACHE overview webinars provide a general look at the advancement process. Participants will learn how the FACHE credential can earn them the distinction of being the best of the best in healthcare management. The webinars cover the requirements, application process, BOG Exam, study resources and maintenance requirements. Plus, participants have the opportunity to ask questions about the advancement process. An upcoming session is scheduled for Dec. 12. Register online here.
Additional resources designed to supplement other available study resources are available as well. These include the Board of Governors Review Course, Online Tutorial and Exam Study Bundle.   

Recent Grads: Fellowship Opportunities at Their Fingertips
After graduating from a master’s degree program, a postgraduate administrative fellowship can give students and early careerists the competitive edge needed to succeed in their career. A fellowship enhances existing skills in a low-risk setting and provides valuable exposure to the healthcare management field.
The Directory of Postgraduate Administrative Fellowships is up-to-date, easy to use and free. Recent graduates can use it to review and apply for fellowships around the United States that interest them. Each listing includes application deadlines, the program description and instructions on how to apply. In addition, a variety of other resources are available at ache.org/PostGrad.

Find New Opportunities With ACHE's Job Center
Did you know you can apply for healthcare management positions quickly and easily with ACHE's Job Center? This member-exclusive resource allows you to search through nearly 1,800 open positions across the U.S. based on preferences such as location and desired salary. We also have internships and fellowships available to help students and recent graduates navigate new opportunities. To gain more exposure to potential employers, all members have the option of posting a resume for review. To provide additional value, the Job Center offers a Career Learning Center to help you enhance your resume and leave a lasting positive impact during your next interview. To take advantage of these resources and more, visit ache.org/JobCenter.

ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2020 Slate 
The ACHE Nominating Committee has agreed on a slate to be presented to the Council of Regents on March 21 at the Council of Regents meeting in Chicago. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting on March 21. The 2020 slate is as follows:

Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2022)

Peter J. Wright, FACHE
Bridgton (Maine) and Rumford Hospitals

Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2022)

Jayne E. Pope, FACHE
Hill Country Memorial Hospital
Fredericksburg, Texas
Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2022)

John G. Faubion, FACHE
Faubion Associates Executive Search
Glendale, Calif.
Governor (three-year term ending in 2023)

Joanne Carrocino, FACHE
Cape Regional Health System
Cape May Court House, N.J.
Governor (three-year term ending in 2023)

William P. Santulli, FACHE
Executive Vice President/COO
Advocate Healthcare
Oak Brook, Ill.
Governor (three-year term ending in 2023)

Michele K. Sutton, FACHE
North Oaks Health System
Hammond, La.
Governor (three-year term ending in 2023)

Nizar K. Wehbi, MD, FACHE
Deputy Director, Center for Health Policy and Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Neb.

Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE
Executive Vice President/COO, Hospital Division
WellStar Health System
Marietta, Ga.
Additional nominations for members of the Nominating Committee may be made from the floor at the annual Council of Regents meeting. Additional nominations for the offices of Chairman-Elect and Governor may be made in the following manner: Any Fellow may be nominated by written petition of at least 15 members of the Council of Regents. Petitions must be received in the ACHE headquarters office (American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698) at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents. Regents shall be notified in writing of nominations at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting of the Council of Regents.

Thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their contributions in this important assignment:

Charles D. Stokes, FACHE

David A. Olson, FACHE

Chisun S. Chun, FACHE

Donald G. Henderson, FACHE

Carle-Marie P. Memnon, FACHE

David A. Stark, FACHE

COL Mark D. Swofford, PhD, FACHE

Michael O. Ugwueke, DHA, FACHE
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