Fall 2015
Fall 2015
In This Issue
President's Message
Fellow Spotlight: Jan Bennett, MS, FACHE
Checking In With Employees
Communicating Change
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: 


 Rachel Aronovich, Seattle

 Christopher D. Ayers, Graham

 Brody Barnes, Camas

 Toni Borlas, North Bend

 Anna M. Cullen, McChord Afb

 Kevin Gumm, Walla Walla

 Amy Hargrave, Lacey

 Kent Hargrave, Edmonds

 Frank Hurtarte, Camas

 Sharon V. Johnson, Tacoma

 Eileen Papale, Spanaway

 Gary H. Rakes, Lake Tapps

 Ronald G. Rehn, DHA, Colville

 Julie Rickard, PhD, East Wenatchee

 Alicia Shields, Ephrata

 Karen Story, Tacoma

 Naresh Thapa,

 Matthias Warner, Seattle



 James Alvarez, Bremerton

 Musa Camara, Lynnwood

 Charlotte A. Foster, Seattle

 Victor Kao, Seattle

 Josh Martin, Aberdeen

 Gwen O'Keefe, MD, Seattle

 Laura Schiefelbein, PharmD, Bellevue

 Jude Verzosa, MD, Enumclaw



 Akakpossa Ananou, Oak Harbor 

 Angie Estey, Bellevue

 Kevin Fleming, Maple Valley

 Errin Humphrey, Kirkland

 Don Lonam, Seattle

 Elya E. Moore, Bellingham

 Elham Morshedzadeh, Medina

 Andrew Mullenix, Seattle

 MAJ Christopher Richelderfer, Olympia

 Sunil Ummat, MD, Bellevue

Congratulations to Members Who Passed the Board of Governors Exam: 


 Merry-Ann Keane, Friday Harbor


Congratulations to Members who Advanced to Fellows or Recently Recertified: 

New Fellows


 Marlon K. Borbon, FACHE, Brea

 Paula Roychaudhuri, FACHE, Seattle


 Levi Anderson, FACHE, Gig Harbor

 Susan M. Manfredi, ND, FACHE, Seattle

Recertified Fellows


 LTC Douglas H. Galuszka, FACHE, Tacoma
 J. Ronald Johnson, FACHE, Spokane

 Carol Skowronski, FACHE, Renton

 Lance E. Welch, FACHE, Portland


 Katherine J. Bell, FACHE, Seattle

 Richard E. Cohan, FACHE, Renton

 Andrew B. Cosentino, FACHE, Seattle

 Jeanell M. Rasmussen, RN, FACHE, Bremerton


 Drexel DeFord, FACHE, Seattle

 Glenn S. Kasman, FACHE, Puyallup


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Upcoming Events


Seattle Meet -n- Mingle

Please join us for a networking event with your WSHEF colleagues in the University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital area. 

October 15, 2015 6 to 8 pm

Varlamos Pizzeria
3617 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Register at





Meet -n- 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 smsaxe@comcast.net.
Thanks, and get networking people!