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CHICAGO, March 12, 2005—Nancy A. Thompson, Ph.D., FACHE, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives.

Thompson took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE’s 48th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. She will serve a three-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE’s Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services.

Thompson is Director of the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Transition for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. She also currently serves as adjunct associate professor for The George Washington University School of Public Health.

Prior to her current position, Thompson served in leadership positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs for 27 years. She was chief operating officer and associate director of the Office of Special Projects in the Office of Communications, Washington, DC, from 1997 to 2004. From 1995 to 1997 she was chief operating officer and associate medical center director of the VA Medical Center in Washington, DC; before that, she served at the VAMC in Martinsburg, WV, first as chief operating officer and associate medical center director and then as acting CEO and director. Thompson has held a variety of other positions within the VA, including health systems specialist for the Midwestern Region, assistant medical district coordinator for the District Office then in Milwaukee, and director of the Intermountain Field Office for VA InterWest Regional Medical Education Center in Salt Lake City.

Prior to being elected an ACHE Governor, Thompson was the ACHE Regent for the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2004. She is a lifetime charter member and founder of the Leadership Veterans Affairs Alumni Association and a founder and past board member of the Eastern Panhandle, WV Federal Executives Association. Thompson is a lifetime member of the Senior Executives Association and the Veterans Affairs SEA Chapter and was active in Toastmasters International for many years. In addition, she is involved in several mentoring efforts, serving as a mentor for interns in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Program, administrative residents in the VA’s Graduate Healthcare Administrative Resident Training Program, participants in the Federal Women Executive Leadership Program, interns in George Washington University’s Graduate Program in Health Systems Management and Leadership, and an intern in American University’s law school.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Thompson received her doctorate degree in instructional research, design, and evaluation and instructional psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, and her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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