About ACHE

Fact Sheet

ACHE Vision Statement

To be the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

ACHE Mission Statement

To advance our members and healthcare management excellence.

2013–2014 Board of Governors


Diana L. Smalley, FACHE


Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE

Immediate Past-Chairman

Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE


Kathleen A. Bizarro, FACHE
Richard D. Cordova, FACHE
CAPT Robert S. Fry, PhD, FACHE
John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE
Michael A. King, FACHE
Marcel C. Loh, FACHE
Timothy A. Ols, FACHE
Andrea R. Price, FACHE
Vanda L. Scott, EdD, FACHE
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, FACHE
Stephen C. Waldhoff, FACHE
Lori L. Wightman, RN, FACHE

Dates to Remember

  • 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
    March 24–27
    Chicago, IL

Healthcare Executive Magazine

2014 Editorial Calendar

January/February: Hospital-Physician Integration
March/April: Quality and Patient Safety
May/June: Cost Management
July/August: Access to Care
September/October: Information Technology
November/December: Careers and Leadership

Member Census

(As of Jan. 1, 2014)

Full-Dues-Paying Members

Student Members
Faculty Members
International Members
Retired Members
Life Fellows
Honorary Fellows
Non-Full-Dues-Paying Members

Total Members




(As of January 1, 2014)

Board of Governors: 16
Regents: 73
ACHE Staff: 100
Chapters: 81
Healthcare Executive Groups: 4
Women's Healthcare Executive Networks: 6
Higher Education Network Participants: 212


Board of Governors Exam Fee Waiver Promotion—ACHE is pleased to once again offer the Board of Governors Exam Fee waiver promotion to ACHE Members who apply for the FACHE credential between March 1 and June 30, 2014. Members must submit their completed Fellow application and $250 application fee during the promotion period. Pending application approval, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee. All follow-up materials (e.g., references) must be submitted by August 31, 2014, to receive the waiver. For more information on the promotion, visit ache.org/FACHE.

New Leader-to-Leader Program Reward Items—ACHE members who sponsor new Members and encourage current Members to earn the FACHE credential are rewarded through the Leader-to-Leader Program. Points are awarded and can be redeemed for quality items featuring the ACHE logo and gift certificates. New reward items for 2014 are now available, including an umbrella, business card holder and pen set, leather padfolio and tablet case with wireless keyboard. ACHE members earn one point for each new Member sponsored or current Member who earns the FACHE credential. Points can be redeemed instantly—even just one—on ache.org/L2L.

Physician Executives Forum and Healthcare Consultants Forum Offer Targeted Resources—ACHE's Physician Executives Forum and Healthcare Consultants Forum, launched in 2013, are key resources for physician executives and healthcare consultant members seeking to enrich their professional development through a package of benefits tailored to their needs. To date, there are over 500 Healthcare Consultant Forum members and over 200 Physician Executive Forum members. Both forums have designated committees to help guide ACHE with the development of programs and services that include a quarterly e-newsletter, one-day education program and special LinkedIn Group. The cost for joining either the Physician Executives or Healthcare Consultants Forum is $100 annually in addition to ACHE annual dues. Current ACHE membership is a requirement for both forums. Visit ache.org/PEForum to learn more about the Physician Executives Forum. More information on the Healthcare Consultants Forum is available at ache.org/HCForum.


Recently Completed

  • 2013 CEO Survey on Hospital Senior Leadership Teams
  • 2013 COO Survey on IT Education
  • Member focus group on member communications and needs

New Releases From Health Administration Press

The Middleboro Casebook: Healthcare Strategy and Operations
Lee F. Seidel, PhD, and James B. Lewis, ScD

Futurescan 2014: Healthcare Trends and Implications 2014-2019
The Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development

Healthcare Marketing: A Case Study Approach
Leigh Cellucci, PhD; Carla Wiggins, PhD: and Tracy Farnsworth, EdD

Inspired to Change: Improving Patient Care One Story at a Time
Linda R. Larin, FACHE, FACCA

Cases in Healthcare Finance, Fifth Edition
Louis C. Gapenski, PhD and George H. Pink, PhD

2013–2014 Clusters, Conferences and Programs

Phoenix Cluster
Feb. 10–13
Congress on Healthcare Leadership
March 24–27
Kiawah Island Cluster
April 7–10
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Board of Governors Exam Review Course
April 28–30
Rosemont, Illinois
Leaders Conference
May 12–13
Nashville, Tennessee
Fellows Seminar
May 15–16
Napa, California
New Orleans Cluster
May 19–22
New Orleans, Louisiana
Executive Program
June 2-3
Rosemont, Illinois
Senior Executive Program
June 2-4
Rosemont, Illinois

Contact Information

American College of Healthcare Executives
Suite 1700
One North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60606-3529

Main Number: (312) 424-2800
Customer Service Center: (312) 424-9400
Fax: (312) 424-0023
Email: contact@ache.org

ACHE/HAP Order Fulfillment Center
P.O. Box 75145
Baltimore, MD 21275-5145

Phone: (301) 362-6905
Fax: (301) 206-9789