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2016 HCAT Board

Executive Officers:

President: Eric Young, FACHE

President-Elect: Samantha Kern

Treasurer: Vacant

Secretary: Meredith Strand

Past President: Maria Kronenburg

Members at Large:

Kelly W. Brown

Mary K. Cothran, FACHE

John Harding, FACHE

Keith Buckley, FACHE

Leigh Starr, FACHE

Ruth Holmes

Steve Friedrich, FACHE 

Regent - Dolores G. Clement, FACHE  















Message from Your HCAT President
Eric M. Young, FACHE, President

Greetings HCAT Members!

I hope that each of you enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer. The HCAT team has been working hard to prepare a great roster of events for you this fall. I hope you can join us for our next event, A Focused Look at Behavioral Health in Hampton Roads on Thursday, October 6 at the Norfolk Yacht Club. The team has gathered a tremendous panel to have a discussion about the area’s strengths and opportunities around behavioral health. It will be a do-not miss event!

Your HCAT Board of Directors has also experienced some changes over the summer. Laura Kelsey, President-Elect and Eric Henry, Treasurer, both accepted new jobs outside the area and have relocated. Both terrific members of our team, we will certainly miss their contributions and leadership to the chapter, but wish them well in their new endeavors. I am sure their new local ACHE chapters will be happy to have them on board! With that, we had two board vacancies that needed to be filled. Our bylaws allow for the appointment of board members to fill vacant seats, so we have begun that process. I’m pleased to announce that Samantha Kern, Director of Patient Care Services at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital has been appointed President Elect. Sam has chaired our Programs Committee this year and has done a fantastic job. She will continue to provide leadership to that team as Michele Carroll, Director of Orthopedics for Sentara Healthcare steps into Sam’s role. Finally, we are in the final stages of appointing a treasurer, so we will announce that shortly. With these board transitions, it’s a great opportunity to again remind you that we are always looking for individuals looking to get more involved. We will have several board and committee positions open for next year, so if you have an interest, please let us know so we can get you plugged in.

Finally, if you are on the cusp of obtaining your Fellow Credential, I’d encourage you to take those final steps and complete the process. Our Membership & Advancement Committee can help you find useful resources and upcoming study sessions for the Board of Governors Exam.

Thank you for your continued involvement in the chapter, but more importantly, I’d like to thank each of you for the role you play in making our healthcare system better. In these days it’s easy to throw darts at the healthcare industry (surely, we have some things to work on), but by and large the people I encounter in the industry day come to work eager to make a difference in someone’s life. And we do. I’ll leave you with one challenge – find a way to do something out of the ordinary for one of your patients, members, residents, or customers this month. Just one thing for one person and see where it goes.


Eric M. Young, FACHE                                                                                                                                         President                                                                                                                                                 Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater

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Service Line Development: A Focused Look at Behavioral Health in Hampton Roads

Many healthcare organizations are using a service-line approach to organizational development for the purposes of strategic planning, business planning, operations and marketing. Service-line development is not only an organizational tool, but also can increase physician involvement, align resources and provide and integrated continuum of care for the patient. this program will take a closer look at one Service-line in particular - Behavioral Health in the Hampton Roads Region and review common structural, operational and cultural issues,


  • Jennifer Kelly, RN, Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
  • Stephanie Osler, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health, Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
  • Matt Angelelli, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, Sentara Medical Group
  • Allison Land, MBA, MHA, FACHE, Vice President of Behavioral Health, Sentara Healthcare 

Event Details:

5:30-6:30 PM - Networking

6:30-8:00 PM - Panel presentations and discussion

Dinner will be served  

This program has been developed and is presented locally by Healthcare Administrators of Tidewater. The American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face Education Credits to this program.

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: Norfolk Yacht Club - 7001 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505 

Click here to Purchase Tickets  

Upcoming Events

Joint Event with CVHEG - November 5, 2016 at the Williamsburg Lodge   

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