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Chairman Officers

Richard D. Cordova, FACHE / 2017

Chairman

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

He 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, 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.

Mr. Cordova has served on a number of community boards and organizations, including chairing the board of the California Children’s Hospital Association, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the California 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


Edward H. Lamb, FACHE / 2018

Chairman-Elect

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Edward H. Lamb, FACHE, is division president, Western Division, IASIS Healthcare, South Jordan, Utah.

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 preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Lamb served as an ACHE Governor from 2010 to 2013. He served as the ACHE Regent for Alaska from 2001 to 2006. He also has served on numerous ACHE committees.

Mr. Lamb has served in his current role at IASIS Healthcare since October 2011. Prior to that, he served as president/CEO of Corpus Christi (Texas) Medical Center (HCA) from 2009 to 2011; president/CEO of Alaska Regional Hospital (HCA), Anchorage, from 1999 to 2009; and COO of that facility from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Lamb served as CEO of St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center and Barrow Hearth Lung Center (St. Luke’s Health System), Phoenix, from 1993 to 1996.

He served as CEO of Charter Hospital of the East Valley, Chandler, Ariz., from 1991 to 1993 and president/CEO of River Region Hospital, Vacherie, La., from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Lamb was assistant administrator of Las Encinas Hospital (HCA), Pasadena, Calif., from 1988 to 1990; assistant administrator of Charter Summit Hospital, Salt Lake City, from 1986 to 1988; and administrative assistant/medical technologist at Orem (Utah) Community Hospital from 1983 to 1986.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Lamb serves as chairman of the board of the Utah Hospital Association and as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 8. He also serves on the boards of the Utah Foundation and the University of Utah MHA Program Advisory Board and has been actively involved in community leadership throughout his career. Mr. Lamb formerly was a member of the board of directors of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association for 10 years and served as its chairman in 2005. He and his wife, Debbie, are founding members of the Alaska Chapter of the Brigham Young University Alumni Association.

Mr. Lamb received a master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and a bachelor of science degree from Brigham Young University.


Contact info:

Edward H. Lamb, FACHE
Division President, Western Division
IASIS Healthcare
406 W South Jordan Pkwy Ste 500
South Jordan, UT 84095-3945

Phone: (801) 984-3394


Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE / 2016

Immediate Past Chairman

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Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, is president and chief executive officer, St. Luke's Hospital, in Chesterfield, Mo.

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. 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 president and CEO, St. Luke's Hospital, since January 2015. Prior to her current position, she was chief executive officer, Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va., from 2008 until 2014. Before that, 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
President & Chief Executive Officer
St. Luke's Hospital
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017-3417

Phone: (314) 205-6930


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


Col James J. Burks, FACHE / 2018

Governor

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Colonel James J. "Jay" Burks, FACHE, is acting vice commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

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 preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Colonel Burks served as the ACHE Regent for the Air Force from 2010 to 2013 and served in executive and board positions of four ACHE chapters, including Mid-America Healthcare Executives, National Capital Healthcare Executives, Network of Overseas Healthcare Executives, and the South Texas Chapter of ACHE. He has also served on numerous ACHE committees and Regent Advisory Councils.

Colonel Burks has been in his current position since January 2015. Prior to that, he served as director of medical support operations and administrator of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency from 2013 to 2015. He served as commander of the 87th Medical Group/McGuire Ambulatory Care Center, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., from 2010 to 2013. From 2008 to 2010, he was chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. He was an Air Force research fellow at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif., from 2007 to 2008. He also served as deputy group commander, administrator, and medical support squadron commander at the 45th Medical Group/Patrick Ambulatory Care Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., from 2005 to 2007. From January to May 2005, Colonel Burks was deployed to the Office of Military Cooperation in Afghanistan as senior mentor to the Afghan National Army Surgeon General. Colonel Burks served as director of business operations and beneficiary support for the U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital in Colo. from 2003 to 2005. From 1992 to 2003, Colonel Burks served in various leadership and staff roles in Air Force hospitals, clinics, headquarters, and educational/professional development assignments.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Colonel Burks currently serves as a member of the Air Force Medical Service Corps Senior Council and Developmental Team as associate corps chief (senior consultant) for Air Force Healthcare Administrators. He has also served as a lecturer or mentor for leadership and executive development programs, including the Medical Service Corps Health Service Administration course, Air Force Intermediate Executive Skills course, Medical Facility Commander (Chief Executive) course, and Military Health System Capstone course. He has also served on working groups in support of Military Health System governance and performance management efforts.

Colonel Burks received a master of science degree in organizational management from George Washington University, a master of business administration degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor of arts degree from Furman University. He has also completed studies through the Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives and the Military Health System Capstone Course.


Contact info:

Col James J. Burks, FACHE
13310 Palatine HL
San Antonio, TX 78253-5682

Phone: (210) 395-9333


James W. Connolly, FACHE / 2017

Governor

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James W. Connolly, FACHE, is immediate past president 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
Immediate Past President
Ellis Medicine
1101 Nott St
Schenectady, NY 12308-2489

Phone: 518-727-6974


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
Chief Strategy Officer
Froedtert Health
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226-3522

Phone: (414) 805-0118


Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE / 2018

Governor

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Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE, is COO and ethics and compliance officer, Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, Fla.

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 preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Powell-Stafford served as an ACHE Regent-at-Large from 2012 to 2015. She was president of the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE from 2007 to 2008 and has also served on numerous ACHE committees, including the CEO Search Committee and Board of Governors’ Examination Committee, where she served as chairman.

Ms. Powell-Stafford has been in her current position since 2014. Prior to that, she served as COO of Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., from 2009 to 2014. From 2008 to 2009, she served as assistant administrator and ethics and compliance officer of Community Hospital in New Port Richey, Fla., and from 2003 to 2008, she was program administrator for H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla. Ms. Powell-Stafford also formerly served as president/owner of Prime Time Fitness, Inc., in Dunedin, Fla., from 1997 to 2002; was practice manager, Healthline Administration, of St. Joseph’s/St. Anthony’s Health System in Tampa, Fla., from 1995 to 1997; and held a variety of positions at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn., from 1989 to 1995, including associate director of operations, ambulatory services, manager of clinic administration services, and administrative fellow.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Powell-Stafford has served on the boards of the University of Michigan Health Services Management and Policy Program Alumni and the Sarasota/Manatee American Heart Association. She served as vice president and board member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Tampa and was a leadership academy fellow for The Health Care Advisory Board Company.

Ms. Powell-Stafford received a master of health services administration degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science degree in health administration from Indiana University.


Contact info:

Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
Blake Medical Center
2020 59th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209

Phone: (941) 798-6112


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
Strategic Advisor
RMP Group LLC
5644 Golden Pond Ln
Sylvania, OH 43560-9555

Phone: (419) 517-9294


Heather J. Rohan, FACHE / 2018

Governor

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Heather J. Rohan, FACHE, is CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, 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 preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Ms. Rohan served as the ACHE Regent for Florida—Eastern from 2011 to 2012. She has also served on numerous ACHE committees.

Ms. Rohan has served as CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center since 2012. Prior to that, she served as CEO of Aventura (Fla.) Hospital and Medical Center from 2005 to 2012; as CEO of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Fla., 2000 to 2005; as COO of Aventura (Fla.) Medical Center, 1998 to 2000; as CEO of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Medical Center, 1995 to 1997; and as CNO of Cedars Medical Center in Miami.

In addition to her service to ACHE, Ms. Rohan serves on the boards of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and the Hospital Corporation of America Foundation.

Ms. Rohan received a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Barry University.


Contact info:

Heather J. Rohan, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
TriStar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203-1538

Phone: (615) 342-1048


Henry Ruberte, FACHE / 2018

Governor

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Henry Ruberte, FACHE, is president of HR Healthcare, Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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 preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Ruberte served as the ACHE Regent for Puerto Rico from 2009 to 2012 and as president of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives from 2007 to 2008.

Mr. Ruberte has served in his current role since 2008. Prior to that, he served as CEO of San Gerardo Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 2009 to 2014; as CEO of Teachers Hospital in San Juan, 2008 to 2009; as CEO of various of MetroPavia Healthcare System Hospitals, including Pavia Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 2006 to 2008; as CEO of San Francisco Hospital in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2003 to 2006; and as CEO of Metropolitan Hospital in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, 1998 to 2003.

In addition to his service to ACHE, Mr. Ruberte speaks at continuing education conferences on healthcare and serves as a preceptor and mentor for master’s-level health services administration students at the University of Puerto Rico. He also volunteers for several charity organizations, including the board of House for Abused Children in San Juan and a religious community for neglected children in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Mr. Ruberte received a master of health services administration degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.


Contact info:

Henry Ruberte, FACHE
President
HR Healthcare
174 Calle Luis Barreras
Cayey, PR 00705

Phone: (787) 405-0511


Charles D. Stokes, FACHE / 2017

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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 senior vice president of M-D Anderson Cooper Cancer Institute and Cooper Physician Alignment 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 June 2014. Prior to that, she served as executive director of the Adult Health Institute and hospital-based services at Cooper University Healthcare from 2013 to 2014. 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
Cooper Physician Alignment
Two Cooper Plaza
400 Haddon Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: (856) 735-6241