Fall 2015
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Message from the President
Call for Nominations: 2016 Board of Directors
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015
Checking In With Employees
Communicating Change
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2015 Board Members
Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
(336) 971-1108

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

Deana Knight, MSN, HSAD, CEO
Select Specialty Hospital-Greensboro
(336) 832-8571

Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CHC, CPhT
Cone Health
(336) 218-8460

Lisa Pennington, FACHE, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Cone Health
(336) 538-7517

Kwadwo Frimpong-Badu
(405) 219-0130

Immediate Past President
Vivian Langley, MHA
Cone Health
(336) 538-7087

Education Chair
Bridgett Sellars, PhD, RN, FACHE
AMN Healthcare
(336) 209-4933

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

Audit Chair
Brad Marino, MPH, FACHE
Fellowship Hall
(336) 580-9198

Recruitment Chair
Michael Duke
(336) 416-0568

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

Student Associate
Eleanor Rivers
Cone Health
(336) 254-6720
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2015

Message from Your ACHE Regent
Fall 2015

Fall is here, schools are back in session and ACHE chapters in North Carolina are in full swing.  It's the perfect time of year to become involved in your local chapter.  If you are not engaged in the chapter activities, leadership or participation, I encourage you to connect with your chapter to volunteer your talents.  The chapter is only as good as the people who participate.  I would like to congratulate the leadership of all four North Carolina chapters for their strategic plan development, educational plans and planned networking opportunities for this year.  It is going to be a great year!

I would also like to encourage those of you who are not Fellows to take this opportunity to move to that next level.  FACHE is THE credential for healthcare leaders.  It validates our competency in leadership.  Just as other professions in healthcare have their national certification, we should strive for that level in ours.  When I interviewed for my current position, it required FACHE credentials. I am grateful that ACHE has allowed me to progress in higher levels of leadership throughout my career.  The Fellow credential could do that for you as well.

I look forward to seeing you at upcoming chapter activities.

Joann Anderson, FACHE
Regent for North Carolina 

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Thursday, November 5, 5:00 PM
Grandover Resort and Conference Center, Greensboro, NC
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Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE of the Triad: Samar Ellison, Myra D. Kelly (Cone Health), Michael Lalor (Hospice and Palliative Care Center), Eleanor Parker (Randolph Hospital), and Priya Patel.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Congratulations to our New and Recertified Fellows
Recertified: Cindy Jarrett-Pulliam, Danica Patterson (Novant Health), and Judy Schanel (Cone Health).