A Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives March 2022
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WSHEF President's Message
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Winter 2022
Q1 2022 National News
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Recap
Programs Update
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Member Advancement Opportunities
Advancement Information Sessions
Volunteer Opportunities
Virtual Meet N Mingles
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ACHE Tuition Waiver Assistance Program
Washington Healthcare Programs and Career Development
UW Executive MHA and Medical Management Programs
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Chapter Officers

Valerie Chrusciel, Bsc. Pharm, MBA- President 

(Chief Operating Officer, Overlake Medical Clinics, LLC.)


Brittany McCreery, MD, MBA – President Elect 

(Director of Medical Staff Practice, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)


Parke Corbin, FACHE – Immediate Past President 

(Director of Budget & Planning – Shared Services, UW Medicine)


Melissa Moran-Hodge, MHA – Secretary 

(Vendor Manager, Amazon)


Ryan Sundquist, MHA – Treasurer 

(Associate Director, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Services, Western Washington Medical Group)


Karin Larson-Pollock, MD, MBA, FACHE – ACHE Regent

(Chief Quality Officer, Providence  - Puget Sound Region)


Brian Barry, Past President

(Chief Operating Officer, MultiCare Medical Associates & Puget Sound Carelines)


Rosalee Allen, FACHE

(Professor, Eastern Washington University) 


Andrea Turner, MHS, FACHE

(Director of Primary & Urgent Care, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics)


Chris Coon

(Director of Business Operations, Medix)


Dylan Blackburn, MHA

(Business Operations Specialist, MultiCare Medical Associates)




WSHEF President's Message

It is a pleasure to serve as your new president of the Washington State Health Care Executives Forum soon to be called the Washington State Chapter of ACHE.   Thank you to Parke Corbin’s leadership over the roller coaster of a year that was 2021.  The last two years have brought challenges and opportunities none of us could have imagined.  I am so proud of how our healthcare leaders have come together in supporting each other, developing a stronger sense of community and connections and relentlessly moving us forward during demonstrating agility and flexibility.

I am excited to work with our board in these incredible times.  Our goals this year are to continue to support our members through innovative ways to connect with new members, early careerists and students, building community through our affinity groups, offering opportunities for mentoring, education, advancement and bringing together our members throughout the State and beyond. 

We want to celebrate two awards that were given to the chapter and one of our members.  We are thrilled that Steve Saxe received the ACHE Lifetime Service Award. Congratulations to Steve for his work with the chapter and various healthcare leadership roles in our state.  The Lifetime Service Award recognizes a Life Fellow or Retired Fellow who has made substantial contributions to ACHE during their career as a healthcare executive through elected office, service on ACHE committees or task forces, and participation in ACHE activities, independent chapters or affiliated groups. We also were recently notified that we received a Chapter Merit Award (annual award given by ACHE to Chapters who excel in various areas). Our award was related to the percent of members advancing to Fellow status in our state. Congratulations to all of you who advanced to Fellow in 2021!

We are still in a virtual environment for the next few months.  If you have not had the opportunity to join one of our virtual Meet and Mingles, I encourage you to drop in as we have structured these around topics of interest and the ability to connect on a more personal level in breakout rooms.  Our chapter kicked off our Women’s Healthcare Executive Network in March to support women in healthcare leadership roles.  We are also collaborating with the Southern California Chapter on a three part series exploring the topic of ‘The Great Resignation: Strategies to Invigorate our Healthcare Workforce”.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with ideas and feedback on how we can support your education and networking needs. Thank you again for your commitment to our healthcare community,


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April 13 7:30am


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April 19 5pm


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April 20 5:30pm


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