Message from the President
As the year, and my term as President, is drawing to a close, I thought it would be useful to reflect on the chapter's activities over the past year and review how the chapter carried out its mission. Let me start by saying that 2014 was a great year for THEF as we experienced growth and implemented some new initiatives to better serve our members.
As the year, and my term as president, is drawing to a close, I thought it would be useful to reflect on the chapter's activities over the past year and review how the chapter carried out its mission. Let me start by saying that 2014 was a great year for THEF as we experienced growth and implemented some new initiatives to better serve our members.
First of all, THEF hosted three face-to-face educational events, offering our members 4.5 face-to-face credit hours. We also partnered with two local healthcare organizations, the Greater Greensboro Chapter of the Medical Group Managers and the Triangle Healthcare Executive Forum to offer educational events on a larger scale to our members. Partnership allows us to stretch our limited resources, reach more people, and give us the opportunity to network with colleagues in other chapters and specialties.
We also hosted a networking event over the summer. We had a great turnout of existing members and some new potential members. Those who attended had such a great time mingling that the Board decided that we would host at least two or three networking events in 2015. Networking events bring us together in a different, more personal way. Mark your calendars for our first networking event of 2015, to be held on February 12 at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Details and registration information will be sent out soon.
Another milestone achievement for THEF in 2014 was implementing a sponsorship program. Sponsorships provide our chapter access to more resources which allow us to offer more educational events and keep our fees low. It also allows us to provide our members with more networking events. Many thanks go out to Mark Watson, Sponsorship Chair, for leading the charge to develop and implement our sponsorship program. I also want to thank KPMG, our platinum sponsor, for their generous contribution, which will enable THEF to carry out its mission.
On November 12, we hosted our annual dinner at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center. Laura Vail and LaVern Delaney from Cone Health engaged attendees in a discussion entitled, "Diversity in the Workplace: The Continuum of Curiosity." Pictured below are some of the attendees at the event:
We also voted on and installed the 2015 Board officers and introduced the new Committee Chairs. THEF expanded our Board of Directors to a team of 12 members for 2015. A larger board will bring more volunteers to the table to support our work and will bring new ideas and creativity to keep our chapter vibrant and moving in a positive direction. Listed below are the members of the 2015 Board of Directors:
2015 Board of Directors
President Garry Kauffman
President-Elect: Katy Davis
Secretary: Deana Knight
Treasurer: Michelle Bednarek
Director: Lisa Pennington
Director: Kwadwo Frimpong-Badu
Immediate Past President: Vivian Langley
Audit Chair: Brad Marino
Education Chair: Bridgett Sellars
Sponsorship Chair: Mark Watson
Education Liaison: Dr. Lisa Melvin
Student Associate: Eleanor Rivers
It has been an honor and privilege to have served as your president this year. Special thanks go to my fellow board members: Garry Kauffman, President-elect; Katy Davis, Secretary/Treasurer; Mark Watson, Director, Deana Knight, Director; Dr. Carol Vogt, Education Liaison; and Michelle Bednarek, Student Associate. Working beside each of you has been an honor and a pleasure. Thanks to those of you who participated at chapter events and activities. Please continue to stay involved in the chapter. It helps all of us as we advance our chosen profession.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this great team. Garry....I leave the job of president of THEF for 2015 in your very capable hands.
Happy Holidays to all!