Quarterly SOHLstice
July 2021
In This Issue
ACHE Regent's Message
President's Message: A Time for Gratitude and Celebration
SOHL Programs: Quarterly Update
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL
Future Healthcare Leaders: Recognizing our Graduates
Q2 2021 National News
How Providers Can Continue to Support Mental Health Services Post-Pandemic
Leading Growth in Lean Times
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Chapter Officers

Executive Board

Regent (California - Southern)
Harry C. Sax, , MD, FACHE, FACS
Cedars Sinai Medical Center


Nora Bota
County of San Diego


Immediate Past Co-Presidents
Dasha Dahdouh
Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego

Darrell Atkin

Johan Otter
Scripps Health


President Elect
Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor Consulting

Sarah Norwood
Tech Coast Angels San Diego

James Revels
UC San Diego Health


Peter Chu
UC San Diego Health

Board of Directors

Debbie Jacobs

Aubrianna Schumacher
UC San Diego Health Physician Group

Jack Hallmark

Lydia Isabel Napa
UC San Diego Health

Marketing and Communications
Ana Victoria Ramirez
Sharp Coronado Hospital

Sean Olmo
Scripps Health

Barbara Gerber
Devon Hill Associates, LLC

Gary Fybel
FMG Leading

Career Development
Alice Dang
Scripps Health

Sarah Guerard
VA San Diego Healthcare System


Subcommittee Members

Diversity Council
Kelly Price Noble
University of Phoenix

Imperial County Liaison

Allied Healthcare Professional Council
County: Nora Bota, County of San Diego

Military: LT Jac Thomas

VA: Sarah Guerard, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Community Health: TBD

Volunteer Coordinator
Kristine Ortwine
Integrated Health Partners

Annual Conference
Peter Chu
UC San Diego Health

Johan Otter
Scripps Health


Mike De Castro
ECG Management Consultants

Social Media
Lilly Najera
County of San Diego

Website Manager
Jeffrey Jimenez
County of San Diego

Marketing Volunteer
Susan Stone
Sharp HealthCare

Maureen Malone


Executive Program
Celerina Cornett
UC San Diego Extension

Jack Hallmark

Advancement Study Group
Carol Cannizzo
County of San Diego


Early Careerists
Jennifer Reyes
Family Health Centers of San Diego

Graduate Program Council, San Diego State University
Brandy Lipton

Thuy Do

Britney Seidemann


Graduate Program Council, National University
Negin Iranfar

Joy De Dios


Graduate Program Council, UC San Diego
Robert Kaplan

Justin Sigmund

Michael Chan

Graduate Program Council, University of Phoenix
Kelly Price Noble
University of Phoenix

College Bowl
Negin Iranfar
National University

Senior Advisors Council
Mary Parra
Neighborhood Healthcare

Mark Campbell
TRICARE Regional Office – West

Jared Vogt
Rady Children's Hospital

Trish Daly
Daly Consulting Solutions

ACHE Regent's Message

Breaking Out on Top

Do you remember a time you boarded a flight on a dreary, grey day? There was a sense of the world closing in. Perhaps conversations were a bit muted. Shortly after rotation, you ascended into an ill-defined space, not being able to see beyond a few feet. But soon, the skies begin to lighten, and suddenly you are on top of the clouds in blazing sunlight, something that you would not have appreciated had it not been for the grey.

So it is with all of us as we emerge from the pandemic.

As your regent for ACHE, it has been an honor to work with you, albeit virtually. We navigated through not only COVID-19, but also increased recognition of our responsibility to assure health care equity and access for all. We took a hard look at ourselves and committed to addressing longstanding issues of systemic prejudice. We accepted our humanity, recognizing that unconscious bias is an inherent part of pattern recognition imprinted in our neural pathways. With that recognition came new awareness.

ACHE stands ready to partner on your personal and professional development as a health care leader. Our greatest strength is each other, with diverse experiences, skills, and attitudes. Do not hesitate to reach out to your chapter leadership and colleagues. There are many tools at your disposal.

There are flights where you must descend into the darkness on the way home. Even when they cannot see outside, pilots have navigation aids and protocols that keep everyone safe. When they break out at minimums, the landing runway is directly in front of them.

With every best wish for success and happiness on our journey forward.

Harry C. Sax, MD, FACHE
Regent for California – Southern

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