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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES ELECTS 27 NEW REGENTS

CHICAGO, March 12, 2005—Twenty-seven healthcare executives have been elected or appointed to serve as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives.

The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE’s 2005 Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. All are board certified in healthcare management, having earned ACHE’s Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE®) credential; many have also achieved the status of Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE®).

The Regents will serve three-year terms representing ACHE affiliates in their respective jurisdictions; interim Regents will serve until 2006. In addition, Regents-at-Large represent ACHE affiliates in general and serve to ensure that the composition of the Board reflects diversity in the field of healthcare management.

Following are the new Regents and the jurisdictions they represent:

  • Alabama—J. Michael Horsley, CHE, president and chief executive officer, Alabama Hospital Association, Montgomery (Interim Regent)
  • Arizona—Rhonda M. Anderson, CHE, chief operating officer, Banner Desert Medical Center, Mesa
  • Atlantic Provinces/Quebec—Joseph Kleinman, CHE, assistant director, Human Resources, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada
  • California - Greater Los Angeles Area—John G. Faubion, FACHE, president, Faubion Associates, Glendale
  • California - San Diego/Imperial—Nick Macchione, CHE, deputy director, San Diego Health and Human Services Agency
  • Eastern Florida—R. Michael Barry, FACHE, chief executive officer, Jupiter Medical Center
  • Northern Florida—Chip Caldwell, Jr., FACHE, president, Chip Caldwell & Associates, LLC, St. Augustine
  • Western Florida—Irwin B. Katz, FACHE, president, PROMed Healthcare Management Services, Inc., Venice
  • Illinois - Southern Cook County—David B. Manchester, FACHE, vice president, Professional Services, Palos Community Hospital, Palos Height
  • Kentucky—Jeffrey B. Barber, Dr.P.H., FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Owensboro Medical Health System
  • Central/Western Massachusetts—Winfield S. Brown, CHE, vice president, Northern Berkshire Healthcare, North Adams
  • Eastern Michigan—Michael A. Slubowski, FACHE, executive vice president, Trinity Health, Novi
  • Western Michigan—Thomas R. Lemon, CHE, chief executive officer, Otsego Memorial Hospital, Gaylord
  • Minnesota—Stephen C. Waldhoff, FACHE, chief administrative officer, Albert Lea Medical Center - Mayo Health System
  • Missouri - Gateway Area—Gary R. Olson, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield
  • Northern New Jersey—Emily Marcelli, FACHE, administrative director, Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Southern New Jersey—Gregory N. D'Adamo, FACHE, vice president, Support Services, Capital Health System, Trenton (Interim Regent)
  • Western North Carolina—Thomas S. Elmore, FACHE, healthcare consultant, Elmore & Company, Matthews
  • Northeastern Ohio—Cynthia A. Moore-Hardy, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Lake Hospital System, Willoughby
  • Southeastern Ohio—Kreg R. Gruber, CHE, president, Doctors Hospital/Ohio Health, Columbus (Interim Regent)
  • Southwestern Ohio—Grace L. Kendrick, FACHE, practice administrator and chief operating officer, Cincinnati Hematology-Oncology
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania - Area E—Dennis J. Kain, FACHE, senior vice president, Tyler & Company, Chadds Ford
  • Southern Central Pennsylvania—Derwood B. Dunbar, Jr., CHE, president and chief executive officer, MAGNET, Inc., Mechanicsburg
  • South Carolina—Rebecca T. Brewer, FACHE, chief executive officer, Colleton Medical Center, Walterboro
  • Texas - Health, Energy & Space Center—Ronald J. Castagno, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Triumph Hospital Clear Lake, Housto
  • Texas - Lone Star Area—Richard C. Hoeth, FACHE, vice president, Texas Hospital Association, Austin
  • Regent-at-Large for District 6—LCDR Cathi L. Culver, FACHE, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: Douglas A. Klegon, Ph.D., (312) 424-9420

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