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AHE - The premier network for healthcare professionals in Arizona
An independent chapter of The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations, AHE represents more than 800 professionals throughout the state Our mission is to advance our members in healthcare leadership excellence by providing a professional community, offering relevant educational programs, networking events and career development opportunities.
2019 AHE Board and Committe Leadership
In January, contacts will be updated in About Us / Leadership
Please support AHE and the new team by volunteering to serve on a committee. We are also adding a Communication Committee and your talents will be appreciated.
Regent, Jim Flinn, FACHE
Immediate Past-President, Peggy Altamura, FACHE
President, Rona Curphy, FACHE
President-Elect, Marge Reiter, FACHE
Secretary, Lisa Betancourt
Treasurer, Abraham Lindman
V.P. Programs, Sheila Schmidt
V.P. Membership Christopher Wilson
V.P. Sponsorship, Ajith Thomas
Chair Early Careerist Committee, Kavita Ratan
Chair, Community Outreach & Military Liaison, Andi Vinyard
Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Syed Jaffery
Co-Chair Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Matthew Relano
Chair, Physician Leaders Committee, Mary Cianfrocca, D. O.
CEO Liaison, Lamont Yoder
Platinum Level Sponsor
The Line Up: Preston Allred, Associate Director at HonorHealth, Honor Health, Sheila Schmidt, Vice President of Real Estate Development at Meridian, Evan Burks, President, AB Staffing Solutions, Justin Bayless, CEO Bayless Healthcare
Hosted by Corgan
Higher Education Network
The ACHE Higher Education Network ACHE is committed to supporting healthcare management programs, who nurture and teach the future leaders of our profession.
To assist your work as mentors of the next generations of healthcare managers, we have expanded support for student organizations through creation of the ACHE Higher Education Network. To be a participant in the ACHE Higher Education Network, your university/college must be at least regionally accredited, and offer an identifiable degree, major or concentration in healthcare management.
Women Healthcare Leaders of Arizona - Hosted by HonorHealth
Wendy Armendariz, Executive Director at Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health,Dr. Teresa Malcolm, Chief Medical Officer - Banner Estrella Medical Center, Rona Curphy, FACHE, CEO Emeritus Banner Health Casa Grande
Women comprise nearly 80 percent of the healthcare workforce. Despite the significant presence of women in healthcare, only 18 percent of hospital CEO positions are held by women and only 4 percent serve as CEOs of other health care companies. We know that women bring a critical vantage point to the industry and according to one study, women comprise 25 percent of the leadership among the highest grossing hospitals and medical centers as compared to 18 percent for the industry as a whole. The discussion, moderated by Brigita Bilsens , included gender diversity in the C-suite as a catalyst to achieving strong business results.
AHE awards scholarships
Two students have been selected to receive $1000 scholarships for the coming semester, and AHE will be accepting applications for two additional scholarships to be awarded for the Spring semester 2019.
Oscar Mendez in the neuroscience program at the University of Arizona is studying toxoplasma infections in the mammalian brain. He is involved with outreach and peer mentor programs in which he is able to “give back to students like my younger self”.
Paulina Ramos, a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona has decided to be a physician. She said that coming from the small, border town of Douglas, pursuing a career in medicine or science is not common. Her work includes molecular and cellular biology with and honors thesis Fibronectin Enhances Carfilzomib Mediated Cell Death.
Congratulations to Oscar and Paulina on their progress in healthcare studies! It is a pleasure be able to support them.