In This Issue
A Year-End Message from 2017 THEF President, Heather Jacobson
Save the Date: Upcoming ACHE event with NCHA Winter Meeting
THEF Participates in Healthcare Holiday Mixer!
Congratulations on Advancement to ACHE Fellow!
GCHEG & THEF- Board of Governors Exam Review Course 2017
THEF Gave Thanks at Annual Networking Event and Food Drive with UNC HESA
THEF Senior Executive Roundtable Breakfast - October Event Recap
2018 THEF Board and Committee Members!
NEW for 2018! FACHE Reference Subcommittee A Resource for Advancement to Fellow, ACHE
Thank You to our THEF Sponsors
Ensure delivery of Chapter E-newsletter (Disclaimer)
A Year-End Message from 2017 THEF President, Heather Jacobson

Dear THEF Colleagues:

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that my tenure as your THEF President is over, and I have passed the torch on to our 2018 President, Christa Johnston.  As I look back at what we accomplished last year, I want to thank the THEF Board and Committee members for their support, engagement and contributions. I would like to take this time to update you on the progress towards our 2017 Chapter Goals:

1) Increase membership engagement and satisfaction.

Our goal was to offer twelve face-to-face ACHE Credits and at least one hour of qualified credit. The ability to offer high-quality events with distinguished panelists locally allows our members the opportunity to receive credits needed to meet advancement requirements.

I am happy to report that for 2017, we offered:

  • 7 Education events, including a BOG exam review course

  • 13.5  Face-to-Face credits

  • 7.0 Qualified credits

  • 4 Networking events

We have continued to partner with other local professional organizations. On November 30th, we held our "THEF Gives Thanks" Networking and Food Drive with UNC HESA. Additionally, on December 13th, we offered another 0.5 Qualified credits at our Healthcare Holiday Mixer. We have been collaborating with the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) and the other NC ACHE chapters to offer a 3.0 F2F credits education event on February 14, 2018 in conjunction with North Carolina Hospital Association's Winter Meeting. I especially want to thank our Regent, Al Taylor, for his assistance with coordinating this effort!

This past year, our goal was to grow membership by 17% from both traditional areas of the industry and new ones including the areas of healthcare continuum. We have recently completed our “Reinstatement Roundup” targeting lapsed members and fellows to reinstate their membership, reinstating 24% of our lapsed members!


2) Remain financially viable and develop a plan to generate additional financial resources for the chapter.

THEF Sponsorship co-chairs, Heather Honeycutt and Maryanne Volkringer, exceeded our Sponsorship goals for 2017. We would especially like to acknowledge our sponsors that helped subsidize the cost of our events:

Gold Level: Johnson & Johnson, LabCorp and Aurora Diagnostics

Bronze Level: Davita

Additionally, we would like to thank UNC Healthcare for their Silver Level Sponsorship for 2018!

If you or your organization is interested in sponsorship, please reach out to Heather Honeycutt or Maryanne Volkringer.


3) Increase sustainability of chapter operations through effective leadership practices.

Throughout the year, we worked to sustain active board engagement during board operations and chapter events and develop a strong succession plan to cultivate continued strength in board leadership for future years.  We have submitted an application for ACHE’s Grant Program for Chapter Innovation to improve engagement in senior-level executives in THEF Operations and Services. Additionally, to help support the mission of THEF and support members' professional, educational and leadership needs, we provided two scholarship opportunities this past year:

  • THEF Advancement Scholarship Winner: Jonathan Forte, Associate Administrator at the Greenville VA Health Care Center

  • Annual Student Scholarship: Aditi Borde, UNC MHA Candidate, May 2019


4) Increase brand awareness and perceived value among members and key stakeholders in healthcare leadership in order to promote ACHE's Mission, Vision and Core Values.  

As noted above, in order to promote and support Advancement, we co-hosted a Board of Governor’s Prep Course for eligible members with the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group. We also sponsored two community service activities to assist our members meet this requirement of advancement, one in collaboration with the Interfaith Food Shuttle and the other with the Garden and Healthy Lifestyles Program at Alliance Medical Ministry. Our Advancement committee continues to conduct outreach for those members eligible to advance as well as develop additional tactics to support Advancement. I am proud to say that with the assistance of their efforts, we have had eight members advance to fellow this year. Congratulations to our new fellows:

  • Debra R. Johnson, FACHE from Nags Head

  • Shelton K. Nelson, FACHE from Greenville

  • Leslie E. Burnside, FACHE from Chapel Hill

  • Heather Bogan, FACHE from Chapel Hill

  • Jim Murphy, FACHE from Chapel Hill

  • Jonathan Forte, FACHE from Greenville

  • John Hudson, FACHE from Durham

  • Perry Ann Reed, FACHE from Raleigh

Also, a special congratulations for Marlon Julius of Greenville who recently passed the BOG Exam!

All of these accomplishments could not have been possible without the hard work of our dedicated Board members and committee members. Their leadership throughout the year has set the chapter up for a successful future!

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and our chapter! I wish you much success in 2018.


Heather N Jacobson, M.S., CCC/SLP, MHA


2017 President, Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of NC (THEF)