Fall 2014
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Message from THEF's President
Message from Your ACHE Regent
THEF Innovation Summit 2014- Earn 4.0 Face to Face Credits on October 23!
Welcome to our newest members!
First Senior Leadership Roundtable Breakfast a Success
Advance with THEF- FACHE Info
Volunteering with THEF! Join your Fellow THEF Members for Networking and Volunteering at These Upcoming Events
Board of Governors Prep Recorded Webinars
2014 THEF sponsorship opportunities- Reach over 500 local healthcare professionals!
Introducing the 2015 THEF Board
Eastern North Carolina Healthcare Executives Group- Mix and Mingle on November 12
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THEF's 2014 Board

 Carol Dorn Sanders, President
Principal Consultant/Healthcare Strategist, Thotwave Technologies 
Cell: (919)815-1703

Neil Kinard, President Elect
Compliance, Duke University Health System
Office: (919)668-2975

Jim Murphy, Immediate Past President
Neurosciences Service Line Administrator, UNC Health Care
Office: (919)962-5099

Julie Emerson, Treasurer
Business Operations Analyst, UNC Health Care

Sarah Mitschke, MHA, Secretary
Administrative Fellow, Duke University Hospital
Office: (919)613-9617

Jonathan Thornhill, Education Co-chair
Director of Quality Improvement & Analytics, UNC Health Care
Office: (919)966-8392

Rachel A. Baker, Education Co-Chair 
MHA, Strategy Consultant, UNC Health Care
(910) 476-1901

Christa Johnston, FACHE, Fellowship Advancement Co-Chair
Administrative Director, Private Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC
Office: (919)572-6046 | Cell: (919)349-2731

Bankole Olatosi, Fellowship Advancement Co-Chair
Division Chair of Management Services, Mount Olive College

 Jessica Landin, Communications Chair
Manager, Population Health, Evolent Health

 Carmen Watley, Sponsorship Co-Chair 
Strategy Consultant, UNC Health Care
Office: (919)417-6888

 Lauren E. Warren, Sponsorship Co-Chair
Independent Healthcare Strategy Consultant
Office: (917)214-4258

 Erika Blackston, Volunteer Coordinator
Revenue Manager, Duke University Health System
Office: (919)620-3292

Trey Bryant, UNC HESA President


THEF members at the August 20 Networking Event at Tobacco Road in Durham
Message from THEF's President

In addition to providing our traditional education and networking events for 2014, we, as a board, set a couple of lofty goals for Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum.

One of our goals was to plan a Senior Leadership/CEO Roundtable Breakfast to encourage involvement of senior leaders in our chapter, and I am pleased to report that we hosted this wonderful event on September 23 at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary. 

This members-only event featured three panelists—Donald Gintzig, President & CEO of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, David Strong, COO of UNC Health Care System Affiliations/President of Rex Healthcare and Carolyn Carpenter, Interim Senior Vice President of Duke University Health System. They shared their insights on the value of implementing operational strategic plans, even during a time of great transformation.

One of our other goals and initiatives was to host a day-long event highlighting innovation we are seeing in our industry. And I am thrilled to announce that the THEF Innovation Summit is scheduled for October 23 at Embassy Suites in Cary. We have three panels and moderators lined up to cover innovation in finance, operations, and information technology. 

We are so grateful for the financial support of our sponsors—LabCorp and HealthScape Data, as well as our partners—Triad Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), North Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association, and North Carolina Association of Healthcare Quality. Finally, this event would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our THEF subcommittee members who worked for months to bring this idea to fruition—Jonathan Thornhill, Rachel Baker, Neil Kinard, and Jessica Landin. 

We hope that you will register today for this event, which will allow you to earn 4.0 ACHE Face-to-Face credits. Learn more here. 

Fourth quarter is always a busy time for THEF in hosting some great events, but it’s also the time when we begin planning for the next year. Neil Kinard, president-elect will be moving into the leadership role in January, and our chapter will be in GREAT and capable hands. In December, we will be hosting our board’s planning retreat—an opportunity to get to know our new board members, build on successes of previous years, and set goals for the year to come. Between now and early December, I would encourage you to share any ideas you might have on programs that you would like to see or areas for improvement that you think we need to address.

Thank you for your support of Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum, and since this will be my last president’s letter before late December, I would like to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons!

-Carol Dorn Sanders
THEF President
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