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Message from the President
Resolution to Change Chapter Name
Call for Nominations
2015 THEF Sponsorship Opportunities
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2014
National News Q3 2014
Understanding Your Leadership Style
7 Common Credibility Blind Spots
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2014 Board Members
Vivian Langley, MHA
Cone Health
(336) 538-7087

Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
Wake Forest Baptist Health
(336) 713-2906

Katy Davis, MHA
Cone Health
(336) 832-7396

Mark Watson, MPT, OCS, MBA
Watson Healthcare Solutions
(412) 302-1668

Deana Knight
Select Specialty Hospital-Greensboro
(336) 202-0758

Immediate Past President
Sherry Nance, MHA, RT-R,N, CNMT
Cone Health
(336) 832-7331

Education Liaison
Carol Vogt, Dr.P.H., MSN
Pfeiffer University
(704) 945-7318

Student Associate
Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CPhT
Cone Health
(336) 297-2253
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2014

The end of summer is here and fall is upon us. This brings with it a renewed focus on work and professional activities.  However, over the past few months, the North Carolina Chapters of ACHE have been busily working on plans for this year.  

I am proud of the work that has been completed by the four chapters this summer. Congratulations to the Triad Chapter for submitting its position statement on diversity. All other chapters are currently working on their statements. This year ACHE is focused on diversity and inclusion in all aspects. ACHE embraces diversity within the healthcare management field and recognizes the priority as both an ethical and business imperative.  

The Greater Charlotte Chapter conducted a strategic planning retreat. I attended this session and I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and focus of the Chapter leaders. Triangle and Sandhills chapters have worked on networking and educational events to for the upcoming months.  

I have selected four members to assist me as my Regents Advisory Committee. Brent Shive, Premier; Jay Briley, FACHE, Vidant; Chuck Mantooth, Appalachian Health System and Derrick Billups, FACHE, Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance.  They will assist me with meetings with schools, awards nominations and other Regent associated activities across the state. I look forward to working with each of them.  Please congratulate and thank them for agreeing to participate in these activities.

As a final point, I would like to encourage each member to identify one nonmember who would benefit from being a part of this organization. Invite them to a meeting, networking event or educational offering. Tell them about the value ACHE brings to your professional career and encourage them to join. This is our professional credential as healthcare leaders. We need other leaders in the healthcare field to recognize and embrace it as such.

Joann Anderson, FACHE
Regent for North Carolina

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Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE/THEF: Jeff Beaman, Meka Douthit, Jocelyn Carswell, John Frazier, Kim Gordon, Marcus Jenkins, TeNisha Mitchell, Robin Shuping, Becky Quate, Jennifer Young, Aaron Gibson, Cassandra Klebig, Justin Meier, Anna Post, and Mario Singleton.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Save the Date: Annual Meeting
Join us for our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00pm at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center.  Laura Vail and Constance Speight of Cone Health will be leading us in a discussion about diversity in the workplace.  More details to follow.