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  

Chapter Happenings
STC-ACHE Local Program Councils
What are Local Program Councils (LPCs) and where are they in the STC-ACHE area?

Local Program Councils are critical extensions of the ACHE Chapters into the outlying areas of chapter boundaries.  They provide members located in distant locations from the main chapter headquarters the opportunity to participate in similar chapter activities as found in the larger chapter location without requiring traveling extended amounts of distance and time.  LPCs provide Face-to-Face Educational events for credit, hence assisting members in meeting their ACHE educational credentialing requirements. LPCs also provide opportunities for members in networking get-togethers and volunteer events in the community,  such as Food Bank and Beach Clean-Ups, thus serving their communities while acquiring ACHE credits for charitable endeavors. All LPC events importantly provide folks with social networking, allowing folks to get to know each other, share ideas, commensurate, and make new friends or renew friendships, among other benefits.  All events are open to participation by ACHE members from anywhere in the South Texas Chapter area.

LPCs in the South Texas Chapter-ACHE, are organized in two locations: the Coastal Bend LPC and the Rio Grande Valley LPC.

The Coastal Bend LPC is currently chaired by Krystal O'Brien, MHA.  She is in Corpus Christi and serves as Physician Business Consultant, WellMed Medical Management, Inc., office phone (361) 371-6440, email: KrO'

The Rio Grande Valley LPC is co-chaired by Rashmi Chandran, DPT, MBA, PGDMLS, CSS. She is System Director, Rehab and Therapy Services, South Texas Health System/UHS, office phone (956) 632-4670, email:

Rashmi's co-chair in the RGV is Luis Calderon, LVN, CDP. He is Regional Director of Business Development at ABRI Healthcare, office/cell phone (956) 624-4639, email:

These Healthcare LPC leaders would like to see many people participating in the events that are held within the LPC area. A lot of effort and time is put into organizing and presenting these events for the benefit of healthcare professionals in the area. They would also, if some folks can also find the inclination and time, appreciate local folks volunteering to serve on their committee and assist in organizing and implementing events in their respective areas.

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