Summer 2015
Summer 2015
In This Issue
President's Message
Fellow Spotlight: Melissa Proehl, MBA, FACHE
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Summer 2015
12 Things Successful Leaders Never Tolerate
Employee Engagement During Conference Calls
Member Announcements
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
WSU Spokane MHPA program
ACHE: Become Board Certified in Healthcare Management
ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
Your Career & Development - JOB BANKS
DELIVERY of WSHEF Newsletter (Disclaimer)
2015-2016 Officers and Board Members
WSHEF Vision & Values
Get Involved! WSHEF Board and Committees
Newsletter Tools
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Chapter Officers
Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE

Martin Benning, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Andrea Zavos Turner, MHS, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Jim Cannon, MHA, FACHE

Member Announcements

Welcome New WSHEF Members: 

 Kathryn Beattie, MD, Renton
 Rosemary Chude-Sokei, MD, Seattle
 Vinh Chung, Scottsdale
 Mark Jenkins, MD, Seattle
 Greg Larratt, Seattle
 Karen Patmas, Liberty Lake
 Zaher Abouhamze, Lynnwood
 Heather Bailey, Port Townsend
 Laurie A. Brown, RN, Tacoma
 Ryan Erlewine, Camas
 Matthew Josey, Renton
 Sanya A. Krenzelok, Anchorage
 Linda Licata, Vancouver
 Scott Ronk, Lake Tapps
 Becky Starnes, Yakima
 Karla P. Veum, RN, Bellingham
 Ida M. Woods, Seattle
 William Bergman, Silverdale
 Curtis Gray, Newcastle
 John Hartgraves, Seattle
 Sarah Johnson, Wenatchee
 Dana M. Kyles, Lake Stevens
 Adam Parcher, Seattle
 Mary E. Reynolds, Vancouver
 Valerie Simonova, Bellingham
 Trina Tan, Seattle
 Jane L. Thilo, MD, Bellevue
 Israel Vidales, Spokane Valley

Congratulations to Members Who Passed the Board of Governors Exam: 

Zachary P. Griffin, Seattle
Wade J. Harman, JD, Seattle


Congratulations to Members who Advanced to Fellows or Recently Recertified: 

New Fellows

 Scotte R. Hartronft, MD, FACHE, Renton
 Michael G. Brunn, FACHE, Seattle
 Kathleen Clary, FACHE, Puyallup
 Ajay A. Sinha, FACHE, Mill Creek

Recertified Fellows

 Jeffrey D. Friedman, FACHE, Kirkland


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Upcoming Events


WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting

Please join us for the WSHEF Annual Breakfast Meeting on October 8, 2015    

Key Note Speaker:  Chas Roades, Chief Research Officer, The Advisory Board

Regent's Report by Stephen Zieniewicz

Annual Business Meeting 

When:  Thursday October 8, 2015, 7 AM to 8:30 AM


Eligible ACHE members can receive up to 1.5 Face to Face Education Hours

Details:  Join healthcare executives from around Washington State for a presentation by Chas Roades.  More information about the event and tickets for purchase will be made available on the WSHEF website.  



WSHEF 2016 Board Elections  

The Board of Directors of the Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum is seeking candidates for the following positions to begin service January 1, 2016.

President Elect- President Elect serves as a Board Officer assisting with overall chapter development and management. Will serve as President in 2017 and Immediate Past President in 2018.

At-Large Board Members (3 positions available) – 2 year terms. At-Large Board Members represent chapter membership, lead chapter committees and attend chapter events.

Candidates from throughout the state are strongly encouraged to apply – much board business is conducted via electronic and teleconference media.

Candidates should submit letter of intent to the Immediate Past President, Andrea Turner, at  to include the following information:

Name/ Title/ Organization/ Address/ Phone / Email/ Position desired/ ACHE Status (Member/Fellow)

Deadline for candidates to declare:  Friday August 7th 4PM.


Mix and Mingles

Get to know your colleagues!  Watch for Upcoming Meet-n-Mingle Events in your Neighborhood
•        Have you wondered if there are ways you can meet more of your local healthcare colleagues – that  mysterious thing called “networking”?
•        Are you looking to find a next role?  You looking for the right candidate?
•        Is there a problem you are tackling at work and wonder if others are working on a similar issue?  Or are you just looking for others who will understand what the heck you are talking about?
•        Know where all the local healthcare execs hang out after work?
The highly popular Meet-N-Mingle events will be returning to different venues across our state.  Our first two will be scheduled for September/October in Tacoma and Seattle (UW area).  As we get the dates and locations finalized, an invitation will be sent out.
Meet-n-Mingles are informal gatherings of area WSHEF members at a local restaurant or pub.  There is typically a small fee to cover appetizers.  While this is not a formal education program, someone will be there to share upcoming WSHEF and ACHE events and activities. 
So, rather than heading out into the usual rush-hour, head over to a local Meet-n-Mingle for a nosh and a drink and get to know your fellow executives.  We want to put A U in COLLEGE!  (hint:  colleAgUe)
By the way, we are always looking for local hosts around the state and we will help you do all the planning.  If you have an interest in holding a future Meet-N-Mingle in your area let the membership committee know at
Thanks, and get networking, people!