In This Issue
Pamela M. Sinclair, FACHE - Advanced Home Care
Samuel B. Seifert - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Preston Hammock - Alamance Regional Medical Center
Wendy P. Hicks - Forsythe Medical Center, Novant Health
Johnny Veal - Lexington Memorial Hopsital
Immediate Past President
Paul A. Jeffrey
Wesley Long Community Hospital – Moses Cone Health System
Happy Spring to All THEF Members,
I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve as the 2011 President of the Board of Directors. I am excited to work with a great team of colleagues to facilitate education and network opportunities for the members of the Triad Healthcare Executive Forum in the upcoming year.
As a reminder, the 2011 THEF Board of Directors are as follows: Pamela Sinclair, FACHE, President; Sam Seifert, President-Elect; Preston Hammock, Treasurer-Secretary; Wendy Hicks, Director; Johnny Veal, Director; and Paul Jeffrey, Immediate Past President.
We started this year off with a great quarterly educational session on March 23, 2011, called "Navigating Your Career," held at Advanced Home Care in High Point, NC. The speaker was Joan Evans, Chief Learning Officer and Executive Director of People Services for Moses Cone Health System, and President of South Rim Consulting LLC, where she specializes in executive coaching. Joan is a dynamic speaker and gave a wonderful presentation to a group of 63 people, ranging from students in healthcare masters degree programs to early and mid-careerists, and local senior healthcare executives. The topic was relevant to all the groups who were present, and it reminded us that our career paths are very much within our control and it takes careful and intentional planning on our parts to advance in the direction we wish to go.
I also had the opportunity to attend this year's ACHE Congress in Chicago. It was a huge event this year with just under 5,000 members in attendance. As always the lecture series were very well presented, and the networking opportunities were abundant. This is a very well-organized conference and invaluable for those in healthcare administration careers. If you have not gone, I would encourage you to attend next year to gain a further appreciation of what ACHE is all about. It is invigorating.
Our team looks forward to another great year, and we are already planning the next educational event, which will occur in June or July! Stay tuned for the date announcement, as we look forward to seeing you all there.
2011 THEF Board of Directors