South Texas Chapter of ACHE Newsletter

September 2021
In This Issue
President's Message Summer 2021
Vice President's Message Summer 2021
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2021
Leadership and Professional Development
Healthcare Leadership - Thoughts From My Foxhole
Chapter Happenings
Diversity Committee Director Update
STC-ACHE Local Program Councils
2021 STC-ACHE Student Symposium
Programs Committee Update
Programs Committee Update
Member Spotlight
Member Spotlight - Pressanna Parackal
Administrative Notes
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Chapter Officers


Mary Anne Weidner, MHA


Immediate Past President

Roxanne Rosa, MHA, FACHE  

Vice President

Kimberly A. Tansey, DPT, FACHE


Roxanne Rosa, MHA, FACHE  

Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2021

Message From Your ACHE Regent
Summer 2021

As I write this newsletter, I realize we are still facing the same concerns and safety precautions that we were this time last year. While we all hoped we would be “back to normal” or some semblance of normal, it seems with the continual rise in COVID-19 cases; we are still facing the need to social distance and limit the number and sizes of in-person gatherings. While this somewhat hinders our ability to hold educational and social events, both chapters have become experts at these limited forums, and I know both will continue to provide excellent educational and social events in keeping with the safety of all our members.

Please make sure you keep checking out the Central Texas Chapter web page at
and the South Texas Chapter web page at to stay up to date and informed on educational, social, and volunteer events happening over the next few months and learn about any changes that might be impacting location or delivery modality.

While I am saddened to say my term as Regent will be ending in March 2022, here is an opportunity for one of you to take on the role as Regent for Central and South Texas. If you are interested in applying, you can find out more details in the Elected Leaders Area on the ACHE National Web page at The deadline for candidates is Friday, 27 August. If you have specific questions, you can email me at or call me at 210-718-2222.

As I close, I want to thank all healthcare workers who are back in the middle of taking care of those who are sickened by COVID-19. I also ask that you, please get vaccinated if you can so we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the stress on our healthcare workers and healthcare facilities. Spread love, not germs.

Lynn T. Downs, PhD, FACHE
Regent for Central and South Texas



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