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ACHE Installs 29 New Regents

CHICAGO, March 19, 2011—Twenty-nine healthcare executives have been elected to serve three-year terms as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting at ACHE’s 54th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. In addition, one Regent was recently appointed to represent affiliates as an Interim Regent.

The elected Regents will serve three-year terms representing ACHE affiliates in their respective jurisdictions; Interim Regents serve until the next election can be held. Regents-at-Large represent ACHE affiliates 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—Maire O. Simington, PhD, FACHE, director, care management services, Banner Health, Phoenix
  • CaliforniaSan Diego/Imperial Counties—Gary G. Fybel, FACHE, chief executive, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (Calif.)
  • CaliforniaSouthern—Michael S. Goldman, FACHE, president/CEO, Insight Oncology Inc., Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Canada—Mark M. Balcaen, FACHE, president/CEO, Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Kenora, Ontario
  • FloridaEastern—Heather J. Rohan, FACHE, CEO, Aventura (Fla.) Hospital and Medical Center
  • FloridaNorthern and Western—John Botsko Jr., FACHE, owner/president, BrightStar Healthcare, Bonita Springs, Fla.
  • IllinoisMetropolitan Chicago—John J. Short, FACHE, interim executive vice president/CEO, Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago
  • IllinoisSouthern—Lynne C. Barnes, FACHE, vice president, hospital operations, Carle Hospital, Urbana, Ill.
  • Maryland—Randy R. Komenski, FACHE, clinical operations administrator, Patient Care Services, and safety officer, Bon Secours Baltimore Health System
  • Michigan—Peter J. Karadjoff, FACHE, president/CEO, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (Mich.)
  • Minnesota—Stephen J. Pribyl, FACHE, CEO, District One Hospital, Faribault, Minn.
  • Mississippi—Fred B. Hood, FACHE, administrator, North Mississippi Medical Center–Pontotoc (Miss.)
  • Missouri—Patrick G. Bira, FACHE, CEO, Lincoln County Medical Center, Troy, Mo.
  • Montana—Craig E. Aasved, FACHE, COO, St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, Missoula, Mont.
  • Navy—CDR Kurt J. Houser, FACHE, U.S. Navy
  • New Jersey—Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, senior vice president/COO, CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold, N.J.
  • New YorkHudson Valley/Adirondack Area—James W. Connolly, FACHE, president/CEO, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, N.Y.
  • North Carolina—John W. Roberts, FACHE, vice president/administrator, Carolinas Rehabilitation, part of Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, N.C.
  • North Dakota—Dennis C. Millirons, FACHE, president, Sanford Medical Center Fargo (N.D.)
  • OhioNorthern—Janice G. Murphy, FACHE, president, Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals, part of Cleveland Clinic Health System
  • OhioSouthern—Craig Self, FACHE, vice president, business development, Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio
  • PennsylvaniaEastern—Christine C. Winn, FACHE, vice president, Paoli (Pa.) Hospital, part of Main Line Health
  • PennsylvaniaSouthern, Central and Western—Mark R. Kresse, FACHE, healthcare challenge leader, GE Transportation, Erie, Pa.
  • South Carolina—William T. Manson III, FACHE, president/COO, AnMed Health, Anderson, S.C.
  • TexasCentral & South—Gary J. Meyn, FACHE, business administrator, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • TexasSoutheast—Edgar L. Tucker Jr., FACHE, senior vice president, Texas Medical Center, Houston
  • Utah—Rand A. Kerr, FACHE (Interim Regent), CEO, HCA Lakeview Hospital, Bountiful, Utah
  • Vermont—Jill B. Bowen, RN, FACHE, CEO, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans, Vt.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 1—Cheray T. Burnett, FACHE, vice president, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers, N.Y.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 6—Lt Col Gigi A. Simko, FACHE, U.S. Air Force

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About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, Congress on Healthcare Leadership conference, network of more than 80 chapters, educational offerings, publications, career development and public policy programs, and research. Based in Chicago, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

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