Federal Sector Regent Position Description


The Federal Sector Regent is the ACHE leader within a specified federal healthcare sector (Air Force, Army, Navy, Veterans Affairs) jurisdiction elected by the voting members to represent the interests of members in the governance of ACHE. In this role, the Federal Sector Regent promotes the vision, mission and values of ACHE by serving on the Council of Regents and fostering the participation and active involvement of federal sector members in the programs, products and services of ACHE.

The Regent (Federal Sector) is expected to be well-informed about the policies, programs and services of ACHE through active participation in these activities and to be visible and active in the federal sector healthcare community represented by their jurisdiction.

Duties and Expectations:

  1. ACHE Governance
    • 1.1. Serve on and attend the annual meeting of the Council of Regents, including the Regents Leadership Conference and district meetings, as scheduled.
    • 1.2 Provide advice and counsel to the Board of Governors, as requested.
    • 1.3. Recommend members to serve on ACHE committees and task forces, as requested.
    • 1.4. Encourage and mentor potential candidates for Regent.

  2. Healthcare Community Outreach
    • 2.1. Reach out to chief executive officers/commanding officers and other senior-level healthcare executives in the jurisdiction to encourage their participation in ACHE through affiliation, advancement and chapter participation.
      • 2.1.1. Conduct an annual campaign to increase ACHE membership among chief executive officers/commanding officers of federal hospitals and health systems.
    • 2.2. Establish and maintain contact with the program directors of ACHE Higher Education Network participants within their jurisdiction and promote participation in the ACHE Higher Education Network.
      • 2.2.1 Speak, or arrange for a representative to speak, to healthcare administration students of schools enrolled in the ACHE Higher Education Network on the value of ACHE affiliation as a Student Associate and as a Member.
    • 2.3. Establish and maintain contact, through a Regent's Advisory Council, with the leadership of federal sector healthcare elements (bases, medical centers, clinics, etc.) to facilitate cooperation and collaboration with ACHE and the ACHE chapter that serves those elements.1
    • 2.4. Encourage federal sector members to be active participants in the chapter of which they are a member.

  3. Communication and Visibility
    • 3.1. Solicit and encourage input from federal sector members regarding the ACHE strategic plan and policies and programs that affect them.
    • 3.2. Write and supply to ACHE, for editing, a quarterly Regent newsletter to be published by ACHE.
    • 3.3. Sign and mail welcome/congratulatory letters to new Members, Fellows, and recertified Fellows (Letters provided in monthly Report to Regents mailing).
    • 3.4. Promote advancement and serve as a reference and/or interviewer for Members in the process of advancement to Fellow status.
    • 3.5. Present up to the authorized number of Regent's Awards each year.
    • 3.6. Assist members with accessing the appropriate programs, products and services of ACHE, including career development services.

  5. Attendance and Participation
    • 4.1. Register and attend ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership.
      • 4.1.1. Governance-related functions include a District Meeting, the Regents Leadership Conference, Council of Regents Meeting, Annual Membership Meeting, Regents Recognition Dinner, and Convocation Ceremony.
      • 4.1.2. Additional Congress functions include attendance at educational sessions, luncheons, various receptions and a Corps Chiefs Meeting (tuition is waived).
    • 4.2. Attend the Fall District Meeting, the Chapter Leaders Conference and two District teleconferences each year.
    • 4.3. Attend an ACHE conference or seminar each year (tuition is waived), as feasible.
    • 4.4. Serve as an example to ACHE members by making a meaningful annual tax-deductible contribution to the ACHE Foundation's Fund for Innovation in Healthcare Leadership.

Financial Support:

Regents of ACHE will be reimbursed for reasonable, actual expenses incurred when traveling to the Fall District Meeting and will be given an allocation at the beginning of the year to cover additional expenses incurred while conducting official ACHE business.

Eligibility Criteria:

Fellow of ACHE in good standing, eligible to vote in the jurisdiction they represent.

Recommended Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of the programs, products and services of ACHE;
  • Knowledge of the programs and initiatives of the federal sector agencies that affect the members of the jurisdiction;
  • Negotiation, influencing and policy decision/analysis skills;
  • Personal organizational and planning skills; and
  • Experience with the operations of ACHE.


Three years

No Regent shall be elected to a consecutive term, except a Regent who fills a vacancy for less than two years. He/she shall be eligible for election to an immediately succeeding full term.

1 Regents representing the uniformed services jurisdictions have a unique relationship with the Network of Overseas Healthcare Executives that is very much like the relationship of geographic Regents to their local chapter, including service on the chapter board of directors. ACHE does not intend to change this relationship.