Quarterly SOHLstice
September 2021
In This Issue
Regent's Message: Summer 2021
President's Message
SOHL Programs: Quarterly Update
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL
SOHL Member Spotlight: Mike De Castro, MHA
Partnering for Success: Preparing for the ACHE Board of Governors Exam
Q3 2021 National News
Tackling Important Conversations Virtually
The Impact of Remote Work on Reading Body Language
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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


Jennifer Reyes
Neighborhood Healthcare

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


Subcommittee Members

Diversity Council
Kelly Price Noble
University of Phoenix

Pranav Dixit

Allied Healthcare Professional Council

County: Nora Bota, County of San Diego

Military: LT Jac Thomas

VA: Sarah Guerard, VA San Diego Healthcare System

Volunteer Coordinator
Kristine Ortwine
Integrated Health Partners

Annual Conference
Johan Otter
Scripps Health


Mike De Castro
ECG Management Consultants

Social Media
Moyosore Buari


Marketing Volunteer
Susan Stone
Sharp HealthCare

Maureen Malone


Executive Program
Celerina Cornett
UC San Diego Extension

Jack Hallmark

Advancement Study Group
Carol Cannizzo

Nicholas Hance


Early Careerists
Jennifer Reyes
Neighborhood Healthcare

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

Partnering for Success: Preparing for the ACHE Board of Governors Exam

For several years now, the San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders (SOHL) and its Advancement Study Group (ASG) have been assisting members in becoming recognized leaders among executives and other professionals in healthcare management by becoming a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). Through its ACHE Board of Governors (BOG) exam preparation sessions, the ASG has helped deliver key content covering the 10 identified knowledge areas as well as test-taking techniques for success.

For Fall 2021, the ASG is once again partnering with the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) to launch a virtual BOG exam review and preparation webinar series. The five-week program will take place every Saturday in October, from 10:00 to 11:30 am PDT. The cost for the entire program is only $50 and those that complete the series will earn 7.5 QE credits.

The following is a testimonial from Jack Nasser, DBA MBA MHA FACHE, Senior Health Services Manager, Solano County Family Health Services, who passed the exam and obtained his FACHE designation this past Spring, on his experience and advice for the exam:

“The test will be different for each person as we all come from different backgrounds and skill sets. It is important to identify each of the areas that are our strengths and weaknesses and the relation they have to the weighted value of the exam, and really focus on them directly. The other part I would focus on is to have a realistic time frame and be disciplined to ensure you are hitting your benchmarks along the way. Overall, it was a very meaningful experience that made me appreciate the profession that we are in.”

For more information, and to purchase your access to the BOG exam review and preparation webinar series, please click here.

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