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2015 Board Members
President
Garry Kauffman, MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
gwkauffman@hotmail.com
(336) 971-1108

President-Elect
Katy Davis, MHA
Cone Health
Katy.Davis@conehealth.com
(336) 832-7396

Secretary
Deana Knight, MSN, HSAD, CEO
Select Specialty Hospital-Greensboro
DeKnight@selectmedical.com
(336) 832-8571

Treasurer
Michelle Bednarek, MHA, CHC, CPhT
Cone Health
Michelle.Bednarek@conehealth.com
(336) 218-8460

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

Immediate Past President
Vivian Langley, MHA
Cone Health
Vivian.Langley@conehealth.com
(336) 538-7087

Education Chair
Bridgett Sellars, PhD, RN, FACHE
AMN Healthcare
Bridgettsellars@gmail.com
(336) 209-4933

Sponsorship Chair
Mark Watson, MPT, OCS, MBA
Watson Healthcare Solutions
mark@watsonhealth.com
(412) 302-1668

Audit Chair
Brad Marino, MPH, FACHE
Fellowship Hall
bradm@fellowshiphall.com
(336) 580-9198

Recruitment Chair
Michael Duke
KPMG
michaelduke@kpmg.com
(336) 416-0568

Education Liaison
Carol Vogt, Dr.P.H., MSN
Pfeiffer University
carol.vogt@pfeiffer.edu
(704) 945-7318

Student Associate
Eleanor Rivers
Cone Health
Eleanor.Rivers@conehealth.com
(336) 254-6720
Message from the President
Garry Kauffman

Greetings fellow ACHE of the Triad Members!

Thanks to everyone who participated as engaged attendees at our educational sessions and as active (and relaxed) participants at our networking events.  This was a highly successful year for our chapter.  My thanks and gratitude go to our board members and committee chairs and members who were the ones who really made this a groundbreaking year for our chapter.

We provided 7.5 face-to-face credits, which is a new record for our chapter.  As our members requested, we added 1.5 face-to-face credits to our annual meeting.  This addition was obviously a hit with our members because the 74 attendees set a new record of attendance for our annual meeting.  And...we had 18 students attend our meeting, which is critically important to our plan to build leadership development into our chapter's activities.  At our annual meeting, Vivian Langley, Immediate Past President, presented me with an ACHE achievement award, which I mentioned there, and will reinforce here, is the direct result of my honor to have collaborated with numerous healthcare leaders throughout my career in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.  Carol Vogt led our ACHE of the Triad Scholarship Committee and our committee was delighted to have received numerous applicants this year.  As a result, we were able to award two scholarships this year.

All of our educational program topics were selected by our members, as a direct result of suggestions made in the 2014 member survey.  It is clear that we achieved our goals of education because the attendance at our programs set new records.  Building on the success of our first networking event in 2014, we held several networking events this year.  These events have provided us with another means of connecting with non-members and communicating the value of ACHE membership.  These events both provided a much needed opportunity to de-stress from the rigors of our professional careers in a relaxed environment as well as provided another venue in which we could learn from one another.  Thanks to those of you who have attended our networking events this year and we look forward to seeing you at future events next year.

In closing, as I hand the reins to Katy Davis to lead us as our 2016 ACHE of the Triad President, we both welcome the opportunity to speak with any of you regarding activities of our chapter, educational programming you would like us to provide, community service opportunities to increase our visibility, and other opportunities that will increase our value to you, the members of ACHE of the Triad.

-Garry

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Scholarship Award Winners Announced
And the winners are...
The winners of the 2015 ACHE of the Triad Student Scholarship were announced on November 5 at our annual meeting.  Congratulations to Beth Murray and Keith Jones, both of Pfeiffer University, for being selected as this year's recipients of the student scholarship.  Beth and Keith will both join our board in 2016 as Student Associates.

Welcome To Our Newest Members
We are excited to welcome the newest members of ACHE of the Triad: Sharon Cass, Brian Yarbrough, Heather King, and Sohonnel Morrow.  We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Congratulations to our New and Recertified Fellows
Recertified: Paul Hammes and Ernest Bovio.