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ACHE Installs 27 New Regents

CHICAGO, March 22, 2014—Twenty-seven healthcare executives have been elected to serve three-year terms as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE's 57th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. In addition, a Regent-at-Large was recently appointed to District 3 on an interim basis, and three Regents were recently appointed to represent members on an interim basis in District of Columbia & Northern Virginia; Nevada; and Rhode Island.

The elected Regents will represent ACHE members in their respective jurisdictions; Interim Regents serve until the next election can be held. Regents-at-Large represent ACHE members in general, regardless of geographic location. All individuals are board certified in healthcare management as ACHE Fellows.

Following are the new Regents and the jurisdictions they represent:

Arizona—Laura Robertson, FACHE, CEO, Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.

California—Southern—Kathleen R. Lencioni, FACHE, CEO, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and Sharp McDonald Center, San Diego

Canada—David B. Kay, FACHE, executive director, The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan, Edmonton, Canada

District of Columbia & Northern Virginia—Cynda M. Tipple, FACHE (Interim Regent), vice president, hospice center operations, Capital Caring, Arlington, Va.

Florida—Eastern—Keith W. Gallagher, FACHE, CEO and administrator, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Florida—Northern and Western—Kevin DiLallo, FACHE, CEO, Manatee Healthcare System, and group vice president, UHS of Delaware, Bradenton, Fla.

Illinois—Central & Southern—Marla F. Beatty, FACHE, administrator, division of orthopaedics and the Institute for Plastic Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill.

Illinois—Metropolitan Chicago—Anita J. Halvorsen, FACHE, vice president, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital at Sinai Health System, Chicago

Maryland—Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore

Michigan & Northwest Ohio—Christina M. Freese-Decker, FACHE, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, Spectrum Health System, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Minnesota—Geoffrey L. Kaufmann, FACHE, CEO, North Central Blood Services, American Red Cross, Saint Paul, Minn.

Mississippi—Christopher L. Morgan, FACHE, vice president, clinical integration, Singing River Health System, Gautier, Miss.

Missouri—Janet K. Weckenborg, FACHE, vice president, operations, Capital Region Medical Center, Jefferson City, Mo.

Montana—Brad A. Roy, PhD, FACHE, executive director, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, Mont.

Navy—CDR Devin J. Morrison, FACHE, U.S. Navy

Nevada—Kimball S. Anderson, FACHE (Interim Regent), CEO, Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Las Vegas

New Jersey—Northern—Nancy M. DiLiegro, PhD, FACHE, vice president, clinical operations and physician services, and chief clinical officer, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, N.J.

New York—Northern and Western—Betsy T. Wright, FACHE, president and CEO, WCA Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y.

North Carolina—Joann Anderson, FACHE, president and CEO, Southeastern Health, Lumberton, N.C.

North Dakota—Jesse G. Tischer, FACHE, COO, Sanford Health Network, Fargo, N.D.

Ohio—Nancy Tinsley, RN, FACHE, vice president, clinical institute operations, University Hospitals, Cleveland

Pennsylvania—Amy R. Richards, FACHE, director, business planning services, VHA Mid-Atlantic, Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania—Southeast & Southern New Jersey—Kevin J. McGovern, FACHE, vice president, operations, Saint Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pa.

Rhode Island—Christopher Dooley, FACHE (Interim Regent), executive director, network development and faculty enterprise, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, R.I.

South Carolina—Susan C. Shugart, FACHE, chief administrative officer, Baptist Easley Hospital, Easley, S.C.

Tennessee—Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, president and CEO, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Texas—Central & South—M. Lee Holmes, FACHE, cardiovascular services director, Baylor, Scott and White Healthcare, Temple

Texas—Southeast—Jessie L. Tucker III, PhD, FACHE, administrator, Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, Houston

Vermont—Kevin W. Donovan, FACHE, CEO, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, Windsor, Vt.

Virginia—Central—Dolores G. Clement, DrPH, FACHE, professor and graduate programs director, department of health administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Regent-at-Large District 1—Carle-Marie P. Memnon, FACHE, associate director, graduate medical education, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

Regent-at-Large District 3—Irita B. Matthews, JD, FACHE (Interim Regent), vice president, Associate General Counsel, Health Alliance Plan, Detroit

Regent-at-Large District 6—Fernando O. Rivera, FACHE, CEO and director, VA Capitol Health Care Network, Department of Veterans Affairs, Linthicum, Md.

For additional information, visit www.ache.org/ldrship/council_of_regents.cfm.


About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

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