Quarterly SOHLstice
Please note minor edits made to the President's Message and Programs Quarterly Update. December 2021
In This Issue
Message from Our ACHE Regent: Digging Deep
President's Message: Moving Forward into the Future
2021 Year in Review: Summary of SOHL Programs
2021 ACHE and SOHL Awards and Recognition
2022 Board Slate
SOHL Programs: Quarterly Update
Welcome Our Newest Members of SOHL
Q4 2021 National News
Keeping the “Community” in Community Hospital
Wayne UNC Health Care: Enhancing a Positive Culture
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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

Q4 2021 National News

Save the Date: 2022 Congress

Mark your calendar for the 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, March 28–31, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

This year’s Congress agenda has more than 150 education and networking sessions. Featured faculty for 2022 Congress includes:
  • Jon Meacham—Opening Session: Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture on Monday, March 28.
  • Ashish K. Jha, MD—Arthur C. Bachmeyer Memorial Address on Monday, March 28.
  • Nancy Snyderman, MD—Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Address on Tuesday, March 29.
  • Hakeem M. Oluseyi, PhD—Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Address on Wednesday, March 30.
Some new additions to Congress this year:
  • Joint Federal Sector Day—Thursday, March 31.
  • Ignite Stage in the Solutions Center.
  • CEO-Exclusive sessions.
  • Expanded networking reception options.

Registration opens on Wednesday, Dec. 1.

ACHE Announces Nominating Committee 2022 Slate

The ACHE Nominating Committee has selected a slate of leaders to be presented for approval at the Council of Regents Meeting, March 26. All nominees have been notified and have agreed to serve if elected. All terms begin at the close of the Council meeting in March. The 2022 slate is as follows:

Nominating Committee Member, District 1 (two-year term ending in 2024)

Christine C. Winn, FACHE
Senior Vice President, MD Anderson Cancer Center Institute and Physician Alignment  
Cooper University Health Care
Camden, N.J.

Nominating Committee Member, District 4 (two-year term ending in 2024)
Todd A. Caliva, FACHE
HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
Webster, Texas

Nominating Committee Member, District 5 (two-year term ending in 2024)
Jennifer D. Alderfer, FACHE
SCL Health/Good Samaritan Medical Center
Lafayette, Colo.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2025)

Noel J. Cardenas, FACHE
Senior Vice President/CEO

Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland Hospitals


Governor (three-year term ending in 2025)

Michael K. Givens, FACHE
St. Bernards Medical Center
Jonesboro, Ark.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2025)

Michele R. Martz, CPA, FACHE
UPMC Western Maryland
Cumberland, Md.

Governor (three-year term ending in 2025)

Dodie T. McElmurray, RN, FACHE
CEO, Community Hospitals
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Grenada, Miss.


Delvecchio S. Finley, FACHE
Atrium Health Navicent
Macon, 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 Chair-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 to this important assignment:

Heather J. Rohan, FACHE
Michael J. Fosina, FACHE
John G. Faubion, FACHE
Col Stephanie S. Ku, FACHE
Jayne E. Pope, FACHE
John M. Snyder, FACHE
Jhaymee Tynan, FACHE
Peter J. Wright, FACHE

ACHE Call for Nominations for the 2023 Slate

ACHE’s 2022–2023 Nominating Committee is calling for applications for service beginning in 2023. ACHE Fellows are eligible for the Chair-Elect and Governor vacancies and are eligible for the Nominating Committee vacancies within their districts. Those interested in pursuing applications should review the candidate guidelines for the competencies and qualifications required for these important roles. Open positions on the slate include:
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 2 (two-year term ending in 2025)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 3 (two-year term ending in 2025)
  • Nominating Committee Member, District 6 (two-year term ending in 2025)
  • Four Governors (three-year terms ending in 2026)
  • Chair-Elect

Please refer to the following district designations for the open positions:
  • District 2: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
  • District 3: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
  • District 6: Air Force, Army, Navy, Veterans Affairs

Candidates for Chair-Elect and Governor should submit an application to serve that includes a copy of their resume and up to 10 letters of support. For details, please review the Candidate Guidelines, including guidance from the Board of Governors to the Nominating Committee regarding the personal competencies of Chair-Elect and Governor candidates and the composition of the Board of Governors.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should only submit a letter of self-nomination and a copy of their resume.

Applications to serve and self-nominations must be submitted electronically to jnolan@ache.org and must be received by July 15. All correspondence should be addressed to Michael J. Fosina, FACHE, chair, Nominating Committee, c/o Julie Nolan, American College of Healthcare Executives, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Ste. 1900, Chicago, IL 60606-6698.

The first meeting of ACHE’s 2022–2023 Nominating Committee will be held in spring 2022.
Following the July 15 submission deadline, the committee will meet to determine which candidates for Chair-Elect and Governor will be interviewed. All candidates will be notified in writing of the committee’s decision by Sept. 30, and candidates for Chair-Elect and Governor will be interviewed in person Oct. 27.

To review the Candidate Guidelines, visit ache.org/CandidateGuidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Nolan at (312) 424-9367 or jnolan@ache.org.

Update Your Member Questionnaire on My ACHE

We want to know more about you. Don’t forget to complete your member questionnaire, so we can improve our engagement and communication with you.

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 more than 2,000 open positions across the U.S. based on preferences such as organization type, location and desired salary. We also have internships and fellowships available to help students and recent graduates navigate new opportunities. All members have the option of posting a resume to enhance their job search capabilities and gain more exposure to potential employers. To provide additional value, the Job Center offers a Career Learning Center and On-Demand Content Library  to help you enhance your resume and advance your career. To take advantage of these resources and more, visit ache.org/JobCenter.

Call For Proposals: Management Innovations Poster Session

ACHE is inviting authors to submit narratives of their posters for consideration for the 37th Annual Management Innovations Poster Session to be held at the 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. This is a unique opportunity for authors to share the innovative work being done at their organizations 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 electronic medical records, uses of new technology and similar topics. Please go to ache.org/CongressPosterSession for the full selection criteria. Narratives should be submitted as an email attachment to PosterSessions@ache.org by Jan. 18, 2022.

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