Triangle Healthcare Executives' Forum of North Carolina Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2019
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your THEF Chapter President
Message from Your ACHE Regent
Member News
Welcome New THEF Members!
Join, Reinstate or Renew!
THEF 2019 Board & Committees Announced
THEF Student Associates Aditi Borde & Matt Ditto Win 2018 UNC Healthcare Case Competition
Mentor Program
THEF 2018 Mentorship Program was a Huge Success!
Chapter Events
NCHA 2019 Winter Meeting: ACHE Pre-Conference Session
'Breakfast with the C-Suite' Roundtable Discussion
SYNOPSIS - October 18 'Maintaining Resilience in the Face of Industry Disruption' Panel Discussion
SYNOPSIS: THEF Gives Thanks Food Drive & Networking Event
SYNOPSIS: Resume, Interviewing & Networking Skills for Students Workshop
Fellowship Advancement
Congratulations New Fellows - 4Q 2018
Congratulations Recertified Fellows - 4Q 2018
Advancement to FACHE
Thank You to our THEF Sponsors
Sponsor Tiers & Benefits Updated for 2019!
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Engaging with THEF on Social Media
Share Your Experience & Photos!
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THEF's 2018 Board

Christa Johnston, FACHE,
THEF President

Heather Wargo, FACHE

Heather Jacobson,
Immediate Past President

Emily Greene,

Perry Ann Reed, FACHE


Matt Radzom, FACHE
Education Chair

Ron Smith
Membership Chair

Kathy Coburn, FACHE
Membership Chair-Elect

Aditi Borde,
Membership Student Chair

Jon Forte, FACHE
Fellowship Advancement Chair

Tommy McNeill,
Communications Chair

Heather Honeycutt, FACHE
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Maryanne Volkringer,
Sponsorship Co-Chair

Daryl Sams,
Volunteer Chair

Luke Waller,
Director of Eastern North Carolina Chapter Region

Jordan Berry,
Assistant Director of Eastern North Carolina Chapter Region

President's Message
Message from Your THEF Chapter President

Greetings, THEF Colleagues!

2018 has been a year of growth and progression for THEF, and I would like to thank and congratulate members of the Board for their dedication and diligence in advancing our mission and programs. I am very pleased with the progress we made and the solid foundation we’re on heading into 2019. The list of accomplishments is long, and I think it is important to share it here.

  • The Membership Committee hosted five networking events and successfully launched the inaugural THEF Mentor Program, matching 18 mentor/mentee pairs.
  • The Advancement Committee presented two 12-week ACHE Board of Governors Exam Review Webinar Series.
  • A scholarship was established to send one new FACHE to the 2019 ACHE Congress in Chicago.
  • A FACHE Reference Subcommittee was created to provide a pipeline to candidates needing references for advancement to FACHE.
  • The Sponsorship Committee garnered over $17K in sponsorship, doubling that of 2017. I cannot reiterate enough how vital sponsorship is to achieving THEF and ACHE objectives.
  • The Education Committee planned and delivered several events totaling 16.5 ACHE Face to Face credits.
  • Three ACHE approved Face-to-Face credits were delivered via live stream to Jacksonville, NC to better serve our members in Eastern North Carolina.
  • Educational programs included real-time audience polling, live streaming of overseas panelists, and a new electronic post-event survey tool.
  • 76 ACHE approved Qualified Credits were delivered, many of which were in collaboration with our strategic partners.
  • Strategic partnerships were developed with NAHSE, NCHA, GCHEG, UNC-HESA, Health 2.0, DHIT, Triangle Business Journal, Global Citizen, and Durham VA Healthcare System.
  • Heather Wargo, President-Elect, led a Multi-Year Strategic Planning initiative open to the entire THEF membership using a virtual meeting space (Zoom) to maximize participation.
  • We reengaged our social media platforms, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • THEF received the ACHE Chapter Merit Award for Fellowship Advancement and was awarded a Chapter Innovation Grant to enhance engagement of senior leaders.
  • Chapter bylaws were revised and were approved September 25, 2018 at our annual chapter business meeting.

Many hours of hard work and dedication went into making 2018 a successful year for THEF, and the new Board is committed to continuing this work in 2019. We plan to increase our onsite education offerings in Eastern North Carolina, both in person and via live stream. We will strengthen our strategic partnerships to bring even more education and networking opportunities to the chapter. In addition, we will create a Diversity and Inclusion program and expand efforts to form a Physician Executive Group.

On a personal note, it has been my pleasure and privilege to serve as your Chapter President this year. I sincerely enjoy interacting with each of you, and I look forward to continued service to THEF and ACHE in 2019.

I wish each of you the happiest of holidays and a very prosperous new year!


Christa K. Johnston, FACHE

2018 President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of North Carolina


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