A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Spring 2017
In This Issue
President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent
New WSHEF Board Member Spotlight
6 Ways to Boost Alignment and Improve Strategy Execution
The Social Side of Emotional Intelligence: Bad Habits to Avoid
New Members and Member Advancement
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)
2017 Officers and Board Members
Thank you to our Chapter Sponsors!
WSHEF Vision & Values
Get Involved!
Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Meet N Mingle in Your Area
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Chapter Officers

Dina O'Leary, FACHE

Pam Rock, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Martin Benning, MHA, FACHE

Lori Nomura, JD

Bill Reid, FACHE


WSHEF Sponsors

New Members and Member Advancement

Welcome New WSHEF Members: 

December 2016

  Erin R. Cameron-Murillo, Issaquah

  Sara Groves-Rupp, Seattle

  Jason D. Meaux, Seattle

  Christopher Phan, Redmond

  Lee Rich, Renton

  Thomas C. Tsai, Seattle 

January 2017

Hillary Altmann, Seattle

  Luis X. Amezcua Diaz, Seattle

  Darrin Cook, Yakima

  Becky DeMers, Moses Lake

  Kelsey B. Fleischmann, Mount Vernon

  Landon W. Graham, Seattle

  Aaron J. Guzik, Kirkland

  Walter Hansen, Kenmore

  Jason F. Kearney, MD, Vancouver

  John F. Martin, Vancouver

  Kristin K. Neff, Moses Lake

  Michelle Nichols, Downers Grove

  Michael Piper, Seattle

  Brandon J. Robertson, Tacoma

  Olga Sheynkman, Seattle

  Aaron Soto Valencia, Tacoma

  Amy J. Stolmeier, Bothell

  Paula Sword, Seattle

  Laurie A. Wheeler, Tacoma

February 2017

  Mark J. Alstead, Bellevue

  Steven Browning, Issaquah

  Kathy Chharing, Kent

  Elaine M. Clement, RN, Bellevue

  Albert Froling, Tacoma

  Anna S. Garcia, Newcastle

  HMC Kevin A. Hunt, Anacortes

  LCDR Jubal Marlatt, Lake Stevens

  Andrew Stein, Tacoma

March 2017

  Kevin Todd Caserta, Chehalis

  Darius Kaulius, Kirkland

  Michelle Le, Tacoma


Congratulations to Members who Advanced to Fellows or Recently Recertified: 

 New Fellows:

December 2016

Andrew D. Hamilton, Issaquah

February 2017

  Alex Scortzaru,  FACHE, Richland


Re-certified Fellows

December 2016

Gary Bayne, RN, FACHE, Mukilteo

  Gary A. Herschberger, FACHE, Olympia

  Larry W. Kahl, FACHE, Montesano

  LTC Eric McClung, FACHE, Fort Lewis

  Joseph C. Wall, FACHE, Olympia

January 2017

    David L. Holt, FACHE, Bonney Lake

  Alex R. Jordan, FACHE, Seattle

  William J. Reid, FACHE, Seattle

February 2017

  Catherine M. Nelson, FACHE, Gig Harbor

Congratulations to Members who recently passed the Board of Governors Exam

January 2017

  Dheeraj Ahuja, MD, Kennewick

  MAJ Michael Frankel, Roy


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming WSHEF Events 2017


Future of Healthcare in Washington State

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:15 AM - 4:30 PM
Harry Blencoe Auditorium, 
Renton Technical College 3000 NE 4th St. Bldg C 
Renton, WA


The Health Information and Management Systems Society-WA (HIMSS), Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA), Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHEF), WA-AK Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Allied Health Center of Excellence (AH COE) and Renton Technical College are presenting the annual Future of Healthcare in Washington conference at Renton Technical College.
Learn more here: 


 Loft9/WSHEF Healthcare Education Panel Discussion

 Series Presents:

Transformation Methodologies and How they Apply to MACRA Readiness and Optimization

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (check in 5:30 PM)
Approved 1.5 Hours Face to Face Education


 UW MHA and WSHEF Spring Event:  Changing Tides: Policy Implications Under the New Administration

Monday, April 24, 2017

5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
The University of Washington Club
Upper Level, 4020 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle

Recent proposal have shed some light on what changes, challenges, and opportunities healthcare leaders may face in funding, coverage, and other regulatory mandates. Join with your colleagues as a diverse panel of local experts break down the implications and expectations and discuss the future of healthcare reform at the state and federal levels.

Approved 1.5 Hours Face to Face Education
You won't want to miss this one!  Find more information here: 


Meet & Mingle Events

Thursday, April 6, 2017

1120 Broadway, Seattle

Thursday, May 4, 2017

3617 NE 45th Street, Seattle

Thursday, June 1, 2017

1120 Broadway, Seattle

We invite WSHEF members or those interested in membership to join other professionals for an informal gathering. There is a small $10 fee to cover appetizers.  





Did you know that WSHEF has a LinkedIn Group?


If you haven’t had the chance to check it out already, please do so! We will be posting information about events like the Meet-n-Mingles, sharing healthcare articles and much more. We hope to see you there.


LinkedIn Group Link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1870888


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