Spring 2018 Volume 21
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President's Message Spring 2018
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2018
Leadership and Professional Development
Healthcare Leadership - Thoughts From My Foxhole
In the News
News from ACHE National
STC-ACHE Advancement Committee Update
Philanthropy and Community Relations Update
4 Steps to Establishing Your Leadership Philosophy
Enhance Your Decision-Making Skills: 3 Tips
Administrative Notes
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Chapter Officers
Roxanna Rose, MHA, FACHE


Immediate Past President

CAPT Lynn Downs

Adela Garcia
In the News
Philanthropy and Community Relations Update
Kimberly Tansey, FACHE, Director, Philantropy and Community Relations
Your South Texas ACHE Chapter has been keeping busy over the second quarter of 2018, helping our community and setting our Chapter up for many continued opportunities to serve throughout the calendar year! 

In May, we came together to aid the San Antonio Food Bank. Our team collaborated with several other local groups to sort and pack 12,509 pounds of food, enough to provide meals for 10,072 families in the greater San Antonio area. It is amazing how a few hours of your time donated can make a huge impact on those less fortunate.  For more information about how you can aid this organization, please check out their website: https://safoodbank.org/.  Our next event with this organization has already been set up!  In July, we will be helping with the landscaping and maintenance of the property. Interested?  Look for details on our website under “events” (http://stc.ache.org/events/).

In June, a team of 17 volunteers braved the heat to help an organization whose mission we all could get behind: the Animal Defense League of Texas.  As a “no kill “adoption shelter with a full hospital and clinic, this organization is serving animals in need in all walks of life.  Our team not only donated their time, most of them also donated food, treats, and blankets before they got their hands dirty! The STC-ACHE team banded together to tackle a daunting task: transforming a building from a storage location to a media-ready center for nearly 200 bottle-fed kittens for the first annual Kitten Feed-A-Thon.  It was no surprise to me to have the organizer comment that he had never had a group ask for more to do and do so much during their volunteer time!  I am grateful for the energy and community spirit our volunteers brought with them.  And it never hurts when the day ends with playtime with puppies J  For more information about how you can aid this organization, please check out their website: https://adltexas.org/.  There are great pictures of this event on our Facebook.

Please check our website (stc.ache.org) for more volunteer opportunities.  The Philanthropy committee is hard at work setting up volunteer events with many community organizations, including the Food Banks (both in San Antonio and the Coastal Bend), The United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and more.  In addition to the SAFB landscaping event mentioned above, we have already secured our holiday Elf Louise volunteer opportunity. Sign up today before all the spots are taken – this is a highly coveted volunteer event!  I will keep you posted on all of the great works our South Texas ACHE members are doing in our community!  If you know of any local needs or events and you think our members could assist, or if you’d like to volunteer for our committee, please contact me at kimbot@gmail.com. 

I look forward to seeing you all soon at one of our upcoming events!


Kimberly A. Tansey, FACHE

Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations


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