John H. Daniels, FACHE
Vice President, Strategic Relations, HIMSS
John Daniels is vice president of Healthcare Organizational Services for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago. He interacts with healthcare CIOs and other healthcare organization and vendor executives in support of HIMSS’ focus on providing global leadership for the optimal use of IT and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Mr. Daniels also serves on the faculty of the graduate program in health administration at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C. He will address the core area of healthcare technology and information management.
Carson F. Dye, FACHE
Senior Partner, WittKieffer
With 36 years of healthcare experience, Carson Dye is a senior partner with Witt/Kieffer, the largest healthcare search firm in the United States. Mr. Dye serves as a special advisor to The Healthcare Roundtable and is a faculty member of the Governance Institute. He currently teaches leadership in the University of Alabama Birmingham Executive Graduate Program in Health Administration. Mr. Dye is the author of seven books, including the 2001 James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award winner, Leadership in Healthcare: Values at the Top.
Sarah F. Fontenot, JD
Adjunct Professor, Trinity University
Sarah Fontenot has taught health law at Trinity University since 1997. Ms. Fontenot became a faculty member for ACHE in 2007, and currently teaches the health law and ethics components for the Board of Governors Exam preparation course and the ACHE online health law course. Since 1998 she has been a frequent speaker for a number of provider groups, including Texas Medical Association, Southern Medical Association and American College of Physician Executives. She is also a trustee for Peterson Regional Medical Center in Kerrville, Texas.
Patricia Griffith, FACHE
Assistant Director, American College of Healthcare Executives
Pat Griffith is the assistant director of Member Services at the American College of Healthcare Executives in Chicago and has held this position for 15 years. She is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management. Ms. Griffith has also served as adjunct faculty to several local colleges in their health information administration programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in health information administration and a master’s degree in public administration.
Bernard J. Horak, PhD, FACHE, CPHQ
Program Director, Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University
Bernard Horak is a professor and program director of health systems administration at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he teaches courses in quality improvement, strategic planning and organizational behavior. Previously, Dr. Horak was director of strategic planning and total quality management at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He earned a doctorate from The George Washington University with specialties in health services administration and organization behavior and development.
Michael Nowicki, EdD, FACHE, FHFMA
Professor of Health Administration, Texas State University
Michael Nowicki is a professor of Health Administration at Texas State University. Prior to his academic appointment, Dr. Nowicki held various administrative positions in healthcare organizations around the country. Dr. Nowicki is a noted speaker and author on healthcare financial management. His publications include HFMA’s Introduction to Hospital Accounting, fifth edition, and Introduction to the Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, fifth edition.
J. Larry Tyler, FACHE
Chairman and CEO, Tyler & Company
J. Larry Tyler is the founder and president of Tyler & Company in Atlanta, a healthcare executive search firm. Mr. Tyler is also an adjunct professor in the health administration programs at the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In addition, he is a Fellow of both the American Association of Healthcare Consultants and of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Mr. Tyler will speak on the core area of governance and organizational structure.
Kenneth R. White, PhD, FACHE
Associate Dean, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation; UVA Medical Center Prof., University of Virginia
Ken White holds the University of Virginia Medical Center professorship in nursing and is associate dean for strategic partnerships and innovation, University of Virginia School of Nursing. Dr. White will address the core areas of healthcare delivery, business, and management knowledge.