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Chairman Officers

Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE / 2016

Chairman

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Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, is chief executive officer, Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va.

She also serves as Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Candio served as president of ACHE of Massachusetts, an ACHE chapter, from 2004 to 2007. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Ms. Candio has been CEO, Inova Alexandria Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System, since 2008. Prior to her current position, she served as executive vice president of Hallmark Health System Inc.’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Melrose, Mass., from 2003 to 2008; vice president, patient services and women’s and children’s services, from 2002 to 2003; and system director, women’s and children’s services, from 1999 to 2002.

Prior to that, Ms. Candio served as administrative director, women’s and children’s services, at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J., from 1991 to 1999 and as nurse manager of ambulatory services from 1987 to 1991. She served as director of clinical services at Hospital Home Health Care of New Jersey in Edison from 1985 to 1987. Prior to that, she served as an obstetrical staff nurse at Riverside General Hospital, Secaucus, N.J., from 1984 to 1985 and as a staff nurse at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., from 1983 to 1984.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Candio serves on the boards of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, the Technical and Adult Program Advisory Board for the Alexandria School System and the Georgetown University College of Health and Human Services Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Alexandria City Rotary and the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association Federal Advocacy Council, and she is an adjunct faculty member of the Georgetown University Graduate Mentorship Program.

Ms. Candio received her master’s degree in public administration, with a focus in healthcare management, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Patterson College of New Jersey.

Contact info:

Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Inova Alexandria Hospital
Senior Vice President, Inova Health System
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304-1535

Phone: (703) 504-3169


Richard D. Cordova, FACHE / 2017

Chairman-Elect

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Richard D. Cordova, FACHE, is president and CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

He also serves as Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Cordova served as an ACHE Governor from 2011 to 2014. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees and is a past-chair of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, which ACHE co-founded.

Mr. Cordova joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as president and COO in 2005 and became president/CEO and a member of the board of trustees in 2006. Prior to that, he was president of the Southern California Region of the Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals from 2002 to 2004 and served as COO for Southern California at Kaiser from 1999 to 2002.

He worked with the Department of Public Health for the City and County of San Francisco from 1991 to 1998, as executive administrator of the Community Health Network from 1997 to 1998, and as CEO of San Francisco General Hospital, an acute-care hospital specializing in trauma and AIDS, from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Cordova was a founding member of the San Francisco Public Health Authority from 1996 to 1998, which created the Medi-Cal managed care organization for the city and county of San Francisco.

He also worked with the Department of Health Services for the County of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1991, serving as administrator of the General Hospital of Los Angeles County (LAC/USC Medical Center) from 1986 to 1991. He served as associate hospital administrator of Operations at Olive View Medical Center from 1978 to 1986.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Cordova serves on the board of the California Children’s Hospital Association and the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the California Hospital Association.

Mr. Cordova has served on a number of community boards and organizations, including chairing the board of the California Children’s Hospital Association and serving as a board member of the Child Health Corporation of America (now Children’s Hospital Association). He is a founding member and first chair of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Cordova received a master’s of business administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University at Los Angeles.

Contact info:

Richard D. Cordova, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W Sunset Blvd
MS1
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062

Phone: (323) 361-5528


Diana L. Smalley, FACHE / 2015

Immediate Past Chairman

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Diana L. Smalley, FACHE, is regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma.

She also serves as Immediate Past Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Smalley served as an ACHE Governor from 2009 to 2012. She was the Regent for Nebraska from 2002 through 2006. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Ms. Smalley has served as regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma since 2007. Prior to that, she served Avantas LLC, Omaha, Neb., as president from 2005 to 2007. At Alegent Health, Omaha, Neb., her roles included senior executive from 2003 to 2005, vice president for operations from 1999 to 2003 and COO from 1997 to 1999.

She also served Avantas LLC as co-founder/managing representative from 1999 to 2004. Her previous roles included Midlands Community Hospital, Papillion, Neb., as CEO from 1995 to 1997, COO from 1983 to 1995 and director of nursing from 1979 to 1983, and Springfield (Ill.) Community Hospital as its director of professional relations from 1976 to 1979.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Smalley has been a member of the board of directors of Memorial Community Hospital, the Nebraska Stroke Foundation and the Nebraska Board of Ambulance Advisors, serving as its chair. She is currently on the board of directors for the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Greater Oklahoma City.

Ms. Smalley received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota and her bachelor’s degree from Midland Lutheran College.

Contact info:

Diana L. Smalley, FACHE
Regional President of Mercy in Oklahoma
Mercy
13321 N Meridian Ave Ste 300
Oklahoma City, OK 73120-8356

Phone: (405) 752-3756


Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE

President and CEO

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Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, is president and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Before her appointment as president and CEO, Ms. Bowen served as ACHE’s executive vice president and COO since 2003. She served as vice president of administration at ACHE from 1994 to 2000 and as director of government relations from 1992 to 1994.

Outside her service to ACHE, from 2000 to 2003 Ms. Bowen served as deputy executive director at the Society of Actuaries in Schaumburg, Ill. She served as director of the division of communications from 1987 to 1992 and deputy director in the division of public affairs from 1986 to 1987 at the State Medical Society of Wisconsin in Madison. Her nonprofit healthcare experience also includes posts at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.

Ms. Bowen has held several leadership positions including chairing the boards of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. She currently serves on the board of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management.

Ms. Bowen is board certified in healthcare management and a Fellow of both ACHE and the American Society of Association Executives. She is also a Baldrige Executive Fellow and a Certified Association Executive.

Ms. Bowen received a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s degree in science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois State University, Normal, and completed the Executive Program in Healthcare Management at the Ohio State University.

Contact info:

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE
President/CEO
American College of Healthcare Executives
1 N Franklin St Ste 1700
Chicago, IL 60606-3424

Phone: (312) 424-9493


Governors

Kathleen A. Bizarro-Thunberg, FACHE / 2016

Governor

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Kathleen A. Bizarro-Thunberg, FACHE, is executive vice president, federal relations, for the New Hampshire Hospital Association in Concord, N.H.

She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Bizarro-Thunberg served as the ACHE Regent for New Hampshire from 2006 to 2009. She served as president of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter, from 2009 to 2010. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Ms. Bizarro-Thunberg has been with the New Hampshire Hospital Association since she started as a data technician in 1985. Before serving as executive vice president, federal relations, she served as executive vice president from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, she served as vice president, strategic information services from 1994 to 1996; director of information services from 1991 to 1994; and associate director of information services from 1987 to 1990. She also served as vice president, strategic information services, for the Foundation for Healthy Communities, an affiliate of the New Hampshire Hospital Association, from 1996 to 2004.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Bizarro-Thunberg is also appointed to a number of government committees, including the Claims Data Release Advisory Committee for Limited Use Data Sets and the Communicable Disease Epidemiological Control Committee, the New Hampshire Trauma Medical Review Committee and the New Hampshire Public Health Ethics Committee. She also is active in Granite United Way, serving on a variety of committees, including as chair of the education review team.

Ms. Bizarro-Thunberg received her master of business administration degree in leadership from Franklin Pierce University, her bachelor’s degree in health management and policy from the University of New Hampshire, and her associate’s degree in computer information systems from the New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Contact info:

Kathleen A. Bizarro-Thunberg, FACHE
Executive Vice President/Federal Relations
New Hampshire Hospital Association
125 Airport Rd
Concord, NH 03301-7300

Phone: (603) 415-4252


James W. Connolly, FACHE / 2017

Governor

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James W. Connolly, FACHE, is president and CEO of Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, N.Y.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Connolly served as the ACHE Regent for New York—Hudson Valley/Adirondack Area from 2010 to 2014. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Mr. Connolly has been with Ellis Medicine since 2007. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and COO at Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital from 2001 to 2007. He held positions at Catholic Health System/Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., from 1996 to 2001, serving as senior vice president of Catholic Health System from 1999 to 2001 and president and CEO of Mercy Hospital from 1996 to 1999. He was at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, N.Y., from 1986 to 1996, serving as acting CEO in the Office of the President from 1995 to 1996, executive vice president and COO from 1989 to 1995, and vice president from 1986 to 1989. Prior to that, he served as vice president of administration at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., from 1982 to 1986 and assistant administrator of support services at Chilton Memorial Hospital in Pompton Plains, N.J., from 1978 to 1982.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Connolly is also chairman of the board of directors of the Visiting Nurses Association of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties. He also serves on the board of directors of the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce and the Iroquois Healthcare Alliance, and he serves on the advisory committee of Union Graduate College in Schenectady, N.Y.

Mr. Connolly received his master of business administration degree from the Columbia University School of Business and a master of public health degree from Columbia’s School of Public Health. He received his bachelor of arts degree in biology from Hamilton College.


Contact info:

James W. Connolly, FACHE
President & CEO
Ellis Medicine
1101 Nott St
Schenectady, NY 12308-2489

Phone: (518) 243-4141


CAPT Robert S. Fry, PhD, FACHE / 2015

Governor

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CAPT Robert S. Fry, PhD, FACHE, is the senior policy advisor (executive assistant) to the Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Captain Fry served as the ACHE Regent for the Navy from 2008 to 2011. He was president of the Network of Overseas Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter, from 2010 to 2011. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees. In 2006, he served as chairperson of the Navy Lewis E. Angelo Professional Symposium (LEAPS).

Captain Fry was named executive assistant in September 2013. Prior to this, he has served in positions of increasing authority in the Navy since beginning his career as a hospital corpsman in 1981. Captain Fry has a wide variety of professional experiences in hospitals and clinics as vice president, department head, clinical staff and instructor in the United States and overseas in Naples, Italy. He has had diverse assignments from the First Marine Air Wing, Okinawa, Japan, to several headquarters assignments in Washington, D.C. He has served as a senior population health policy analyst and program manager in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity, principal adviser for manpower and resourcing to the Navy Surgeon General in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the assistant deputy chief for future operations at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

CAPT Fry earned a doctorate degree in public health from the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He earned his master of science degree in administration from Central Michigan University and his bachelor of science degree in healthcare management from the University of La Verne.

Contact info:

CAPT Robert S. Fry, PhD, FACHE
2115 Yale Dr
Alexandria, VA 22307-1323

Phone: (410) 293-1330


John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE / 2015

Governor

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John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE, is senior vice president, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, and CEO, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in Phoenix.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Harrington served as the ACHE Regent for Arizona from 2001 to 2005. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Mr. Harrington has served as senior vice president/CEO of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital since 2012. Previously, he joined Banner Health in 2006 as CEO of Banner Heart Hospital and then served as CEO of Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that he served as CEO for Paradise Valley Hospital (Vanguard Health) in Phoenix from 2003 to 2006 and as CEO for the Arizona Heart Hospital (Medcath Inc.) in Phoenix from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Harrington served as CEO of Vencor Hospital in Phoenix from 1994 to 2000 and held the position of healthcare administrator with CIGNA Health Plan of Arizona from 1991 to 1994. He served in numerous other roles in Phoenix from 1979 to 1991 including associate administrator of Phoenix General Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and Thunderbird Samaritan Medical Center.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Harrington served on the board of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association from 1997 to 2007 and served as Chairman in 2006. He served on the board of the Arizona chapter of the American Heart Association and was chairman of the board from 2007 to 2009. He was a founding member of the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona and continues as a board member today. He served as president of the organization from 1990 to 2006.

Mr. Harrington received his master’s degree, with a focus in healthcare administration, from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and his bachelor’s degree also from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact info:

John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE
Senior Vice President, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network
CEO, John C Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital
19829 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85027-4001

Phone: (623) 879-5450


Michael A. King, FACHE / 2016

Governor

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Michael A. King, FACHE, is CEO Emeritus of Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, W.Va.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. King served as the ACHE Regent for West Virginia from 2010 to 2013. He served as president of the West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2007. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Prior to his current role of CEO emeritus, Mr. King served as president/CEO of CCMC from 2011 to 2014. This role resulted from the merger of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, both in Parkersburg, where he served as president/CEO from 2007 to 2011. He also served as COO of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital from 2000 to 2007.

Prior to those roles, Mr. King served for 23 years in a variety of positions with the Charleston Area Medical Center, including senior vice president, health services, from 1995 to 2000; vice president of operations, Memorial Hospital, from 1987 to 1995; president, Strategic Ventures Inc., CAMC’s for-profit subsidiary, from 1983 to 1987; and administrator, Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, W.Va., from 1980 to 1983.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. King also serves as chair-elect and board member of the West Virginia Hospital Association, director of the United Bank of West Virginia Inc., and chair of the Area Economic Roundtable Wood County Development Authority.

Mr. King received his master’s degree in hospital administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Virginia University.

Contact info:

Michael A. King, FACHE
CEO Emeritus
Camden Clark Medical Center

Phone: (304) 482-1402


Marcel C. Loh, FACHE / 2016

Governor

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Marcel C. Loh, FACHE, is president and CEO of Providence Saint John's Health Center and John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Calif.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Loh served as the ACHE Regent for Washington from 2007 to 2010. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Mr. Loh was named president and CEO of Providence Saint John's Health Center and John Wayne Cancer Institute in 2014. Prior to that, he served as chief executive, Swedish Suburban Hospitals and Affiliates, since 2012. Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer, Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill campus, Seattle, from 2000 to 2012. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Loh served as president/CEO of Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Wash. He served as CEO of North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, Mont., from 1990 to 1994; administrator/assistant administrator of Quorum Health Resources Inc., Nashville, Tenn., from 1987 to 2000; and vice president, operations, for Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, Neb., from 1987 to 1990.

In the United States Army Medical Service Corp, he served as assistant administrator, plans and operations, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, La., from 1986 to 1987 and commander at Second Field Hospital, Fort Polk, from 1985 to 1986. Mr. Loh served as assistant administrator, professional services, from 1982 to 1984 and associate administrator, surgical services, from 1980 to 1982 at Second General Hospital, Landstuhl, West Germany. Mr. Loh also served in the Army Reserve in various leadership positions in medical units and completed his service as a Command and General Staff College instructor. He retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Loh serves as the American Hospital Association Section for Metropolitan Hospitals delegate. He is a past chairman of the Washington State Hospital Association and has served on numerous boards, including the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board, Washington state chapter of the American Heart Association, the Association of Washington Business, United Way and March of Dimes. He is also a past member of Rotary International and a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mr. Loh received his master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Iowa and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota.

Contact info:

Marcel C. Loh, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Providence Saint John's Health Center And
John Wayne Cancer Institute
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 829-8754


David A. Olson, FACHE / 2017

Governor

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David A. Olson, FACHE, is senior vice president of external relations and chief strategy officer at Froedtert Health in Milwaukee.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Olson served as the ACHE Regent for Wisconsin from 2004 to 2007, and he was on the Wisconsin Chapter of ACHE board of directors from 2004 to 2012. He served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Healthcare Management, the official journal of ACHE, from 2007 to 2010 and has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Mr. Olson has been with Froedtert Health since 2011; he served as interim president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital from 2011 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011 he was president of Ozaukee Hospital and executive vice president at Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee. From 1998 to 2009, he served at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, Wis., as president and CEO from 1999 to 2009 and as COO from 1998 to 1999. Prior to that he held a number of positions at Ministry Health Care in Milwaukee, serving as president and CEO at Victory Medical Center in Stanley, Wis., from 1994 to 1995; vice president of administrative services at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis., from 1994 to 1998; and president of The Foundation of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis., from 1994 to 1998.

Prior to that, he held a number of positions at St. Luke’s Methodist Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, serving as vice president of rehabilitation and support services from 1989 to 1993, associate vice president of rehabilitation and support services from 1988 to 1989, administrative director of rehabilitation services from 1987 to 1988, and administrative fellow from 1986 to 1987.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Olson has served on the Wisconsin Hospital Association board of directors since 2003, and in 2010 he served as the organization’s chair. He has served on the University of Iowa Health Management and Policy Alumni Board of Directors from 2006 to present and was board president from 2010 to 2012. In 2001, Mr. Olson was awarded ACHE’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year.

Mr. Olson received a master of health administration degree and master of business administration degree from the University of Iowa, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.


Contact info:

David A. Olson, FACHE
Sr. Vice President External Relations & Chief Strategy Officer
Froedtert Health
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3522

Phone: (414) 805-0118


Andrea R. Price, FACHE / 2016

Governor

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Andrea R. Price, FACHE, is senior consultant for RMP Group LLC in Sylvania, Ohio.

She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Price served on the ACHE Board of Governors from 2003 to 2006 and as the ACHE Regent-at-Large for District Four from 2001 to 2003. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Ms. Price has served as senior consultant for RMP Group since 2014. Prior to that, she served as president/CEO, Mercy—Northern Region, Toledo, Ohio, from 2010 to 2014. She served as COO when she joined Mercy in 2009. Ms. Price served as executive vice president/COO, Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Mich., from 2006 to 2009. At Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich., she served as interim president/CEO from 2004 to 2005 and 2001 to 2002; executive vice president/COO from 2000 to 2006; and vice president, professional services, from 1996 to 2000. From 1993 to 1995 she served as vice president, ambulatory and diagnostic services, and from 1989 to 1993 she served as vice president, professional services, at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

In addition to her service with ACHE, Ms. Price serves as president of the National Association of Health Services Executives. She also serves on the board of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management and was a past board member of the Midwest Healthcare Executives Group and Associates. Ms. Price sits on the board for the Regional Growth Partnership and Toledo Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Rotary Club of Toledo. She was appointed by the mayor of Toledo to the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority Board. In 2008, she was selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.

Ms. Price received her master’s degree in health administration from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan.

Contact info:

Andrea R. Price, FACHE
Senior Consultant
RMP Group LLC
5644 Golden Pond Ln
Sylvania, OH 43560-9555

Phone: (419) 517-9294


Vanda L. Scott, EdD, FACHE / 2015

Governor

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Vanda L. Scott, EdD, FACHE, is CEO of Select Specialty Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn.

She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Dr. Scott served as the ACHE Regent for Tennessee from 2009 to 2012. She served as president of the East Tennessee Healthcare Executive Affiliation, an ACHE chapter, in 2005. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Dr. Scott has served as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital since 2001. Prior to her current position, for one year Dr. Scott served as an interim CEO for Select Medical in various locations. Previously, while at Ft. Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville from 1991 to 2001, she served in roles ranging from director of critical care/cardiology/emergency department to director of behavioral health to vice president of patient care services and then as vice president of operations/COO. She began her healthcare career at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as the director of cardiac services.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Dr. Scott is a licensed nursing home administrator and a member of the Knox Area Hospital Council, the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives and the University of Tennessee College of Nursing Board of Visitors. She has been awarded the Knoxville Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award from the Tennessee Organization of Nurse Executives and the Tennessee State Leadership Award.

Dr. Scott received her doctorate and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and her master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Contact info:

Vanda L. Scott, EdD, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Select Specialty Hospital
PO Box 70009
Knoxville, TN 37938-0009

Phone: (865) 541-2615


Sunil K. Sinha, MD, FACHE / 2015

Governor

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Sunil K. Sinha, MD, FACHE, is market medical director for Virginia of JenCare Inc. in Glen Allen, Va.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Dr. Sinha served as the ACHE Regent for Maryland from 2008 to 2011. He served as president of the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives from 2004 to 2005. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Dr. Sinha was named market medical director for Virginia of JenCare Inc. in 2014. Prior to that, he served as chief medical officer of Bon Secours–Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, Va., starting in 2010. Before that, Dr. Sinha served as director for medical and public health policy for Pfizer Inc. in New York and Washington, D.C., and as a senior medical officer at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He also worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he served as the director of the Managed Care Clinical Center of the VA Maryland Health Care System (VISN 5) and the director of primary care at the Marion (Ill.) VA Medical Center (VISN 15).

As a board-certified internist, Dr. Sinha practiced internal medicine in Carbondale, Ill., and currently maintains his clinical affiliation at the CrossOver Health Care Ministry charitable clinic in Richmond, Va., where he sees patients one day a week. He is a former senior examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program, past chairperson of the Maryland Performance Excellence Award program and current board member of the Virginia state Baldrige Award program. He also serves as a juror for the National Quality Forum's National Health Care Quality Award and the Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award. He serves as adjunct faculty at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Virginia Commonwealth University and is a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement of Central Virginia.

Dr. Sinha completed his medical education in India and an internal medicine residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, where he served as associate chief resident. He received his master of business administration degree from Southern Illinois University and a graduate certificate in information systems from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

Contact info:

Sunil K. Sinha, MD, FACHE
Market Medical Director - Virginia
JenCare Inc.
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Charles D. Stokes, FACHE / 2017

Governor

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Charles “Chuck” D. Stokes, FACHE, is COO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston.

He also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Stokes has served as an ACHE faculty member at Congress and for other ACHE educational programs for 10 years.

Mr. Stokes has been in his current position since 2008. Prior to that he served as president of North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, from 2005 to 2008. From 1999 to 2005 he served as system executive vice president, COO and chief nurse executive of Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital System, and from 1996 to 1999 he served as executive vice president and system operations officer of St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, Ark. Prior to that, Mr. Stokes served in several positions at Schumpert Health System in Shreveport, La., including system senior vice president and COO from 1994 to 1996; interim CEO of Schumpert Medical Center from 1993 to 1994; and COO of Schumpert Medical Center from 1989 to 1993.

From 1986 to 1989 he served as vice president of medical and professional services at St. Luke’s Episcopal/Texas Heart Institute/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. He served in various roles at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson from 1984 to 1986, including acting associate hospital director from 1985 to 1986; assistant hospital director in 1985; and diagnosis related group coordinator from 1984 to 1985. Mr. Stokes also served as assistant director of nursing, critical care, from 1978 to 1981. He served as hospital administrator for emergency medical services at Charity Hospital in New Orleans from 1982 to 1984.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Stokes serves on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board 7 and on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund. He served as chairman of the El Centro Board in Tupelo, Miss., and as member and vice chairman of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce Adult Leadership Program. Mr. Stokes serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mr. Stokes received a master of science degree in hospital and health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Contact info:

Charles D. Stokes, FACHE
COO
Memorial Hermann Health System
929 Gessner Rd
Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77024-2593

Phone: (713) 242-2717


Christine C. Winn, FACHE / 2017

Governor

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Christine C. Winn, FACHE, is executive director of the Adult Health Institute and hospital-based services at Cooper University Healthcare in Camden, N.J.

She also serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. With comprehensive programs in credentialing, education, career counseling, publications and research, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Winn served as the ACHE Regent for Pennsylvania—Eastern from 2011 to 2014, and as president of the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley, an ACHE Chapter, from 2011 to 2013. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Ms. Winn has been in her current position since 2013. Prior to that, she served as executive director of Aria Health’s Torresdale Campus in Philadelphia from 2011 to 2013. From 2007 to 2011 she served as vice president, administration, for Paoli (Pa.) Hospital. She served as senior vice president, ambulatory services and operations, at Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Winn held a number of management positions at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, including: associate vice president of ambulatory services from 1999 to 2002; director of acute/ambulatory services from 1996 to 1999; director of professional services from 1995 to 1996; and administrative director of patient care services from 1993 to 1995.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Winn serves as president of the Furman University Delaware Valley Furman Alumni Club and elder of the Old Pine Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. She also serves as a volunteer for the Saturday for Seniors Program at Old Pine Community Center, Philadelphia, and for Dress for Success. Ms. Winn also serves as a fund review volunteer for the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Ms. Winn received a master of science degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania; a master of health administration degree from the University of South Carolina; and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Furman University.

Contact info:

Christine C. Winn, FACHE
Senior Vice President -MD Anderson Cooper Cancer Institute/Physician Alignment
Cooper University Health
2 Cooper Plaza
Office 3099
Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: (856) 735-6241