A local chapter of ACHE

Chapter Officers

Chris Martin, FACHE

President Elect
Jennifer Barry-Wrona

Richard Prestidge

Joe Andujo

Immediate Past President
Jason Amrich, FACHE

J. Craig Bailey, FACHE

District 5 Regent At Large 
Chisun Chun, FACHE


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February 2018 Print

Letter from the President

I hope you all are off to a good start in 2018.  There’s so much going on in the healthcare industry here in Colorado that it is hard to keep track of it all.

The CAHE Board of Directors has drafted our annual strategic vision and welcomed new board leadership to our membership body to ensure the association provides knowledge, meaningful networking, and tools to have a positive impact on the healthcare community. In providing these opportunities, our aim is to collaborate with industry innovators and leaders to develop and produce a wide array of high quality experiences that support your success. 

For those of you who are considering membership, I encourage you to join CAHE and play an active role in developing even more dynamic networking and educational programs—share your gifts, it is empowering! Please consider getting involved. Build on CAHE’s achievements and play an active role in the Denver healthcare community.

Lastly, I invite you to attend one of our networking or educational events and learn about the latest resources available to you locally and at the national ACHE level. Participants have responded that the CAHE events are rewarding and relevant in their day-to-day interactions, while also contributing to recharging their batteries. 

Congress will be held March 26-29th in Chicago, Illinois and is sure to address any area where you are seeking more growth.  Locally, there are quarterly networking and/or education events as well as the CAHE annual conference that will represent valuable topics and face-to-face credits to support your ACHE goals.  For details, reference the CAHE website at http://cohealthcareexecutives.org.

Thank you for being part of our community!  We are looking forward to a great 2018 with you.

Jennifer Wrona

CAHE President

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Career Corner

Student News:

ACHE Albert W. Dent Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Juan Carlos 'JC' Montañez from the University of Denver who received the ACHE Albert W. Dent student scholarship.  The scholarship is in tribute to the late Albert W. Dent, the first African-American healthcare executive to achieve ACHE Fellow status. The Dent scholarship is bestowed annually on outstanding minority students enrolled in graduate programs in health services administration.  Juan Carlos is one of seven students nationwide who was selected for the grant.  Juan Carlos is working on his M.S. in Healthcare Leadership and plans to graduate this year.

CAHE Student Scholarship to Attend ACHE 2018 Congress

CAHE is pleased to announce that Kathryn Werner, M.S. Health Administration student at the University of Colorado, Denver and Juan Carlos Montañez, M.S. Healthcare Leadership student at the University of Denver have been selected for the CAHE 2018 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership student scholarship to attend Congress March 26-29, 2018 in Chicago, IL.  ACHE Congress provides opportunities for students to earn valuable continuing education credits, learn the latest trends in healthcare, network with peers from universities/colleges around the country, and meet and network with over 4,000 healthcare executives attending worldwide, as well as potentially interact with prospective employers.  The CAHE scholarships offset reasonable travel costs and Congress student registration. Any unused funds are sent to the student's school to help offset their tuition.  CAHE has been offering this annual scholarship for the last several years.

ACHE's Higher Education Network (HEN)

ACHE is committed to supporting healthcare management programs that nurture and teach the future leaders of our profession. To assist in mentoring the next generation of healthcare leaders, ACHE has expanded support for student organizations through creation of the ACHE HEN.  To be a participant in the ACHE HEN, universities/colleges must be at least regionally accredited, and offer an identifiable degree, major or concentration in healthcare management. By joining the ACHE HEN, universities/colleges agree to encourage their students to become Student Associates of ACHE and encourage their students to advance to ACHE Member upon graduation.  Colorado has four HENs: University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Denver/University College, Colorado State University-Global Campus, and Colorado Technical University.  Students have an opportunity to serve as liaisons between their university and CAHE.  Kristi Livermont and Jesus Marcias serve as CAHE student liaisons for the University of Colorado at Denver and Juan Carlos 'JC' Montañez serves as the student liaison representing the University of Denver.

CAHE Offers Discounted Educational and Networking Event Registration Fees for Students

Please use this link to visit CAHE's website for information and to register for upcoming events.

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Calendar of Events

CAHE is pleased to host a number of different types of events during the year: C-Suite Roundtables, Networking Events, Educational Panels, Joint Breakfast Meetings with other Colorado healthcare groups, and our Annual Conference.  Find the event or timing that is right for your schedule and join us.  Below are our upcoming events through June.  We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these.  Be sure to check in regularly on our website as we add more events.

  • Networking Event: Thursday, April 12th
  • CHSM/CAHE Women in Healthcare Leadership, April 27th
  • Annual Conference: Thursday, May 3rd - Friday, May 4th


If you'd like to keep in contact with us throughout the year, please join us on social media:

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Welcome New Members

We are proud to welcome the following new members to CAHE!  We look forward to having you as a part of our organization.


Peggy Dillon, Concordia University Texas

Duane Gill, Dept of Veterans Affairs

Julie Johnson, HCA - Sky Ridge Medical Center

Angela Voigt, The Medical Center of Aurora

Casey Diekmann, Boulder Community Health

Ramnik Dhaliwal, Colorado Permanente Group

Leah Lambe, St Anthony Hospital

J. Brown, University of Colorado-Denver

Daniel Rotenberg, Rose Medical Center

Cari Brink, FTI Consulting

Natalie Lamberton

Robert Linder, ClearChoice Dental

Caitlin Rettenmaier, Newmark Knight Frank

Stephanie Clements, Centura Health

Sara Cotter, Accenture

Ramon Fernandez, HCA

Jason Ruchaber, VMG Health

Bryan Storey, Children's Hospital Colorado

Blythe Vogt, Affililated Engineers Inc

Kristi Livermont, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners

Natalie Hazemi, University of Colorado- Denver

Mandy Davis, Anthem, Inc

Andrea Narvaez, Centura Health

David Kriese, Philips

John Misiewicz, Aramark

Heather DuCharme, Denver Health & Hospital Authority

CDR C. Hoburg, TRICARE Area Office-Pacific

Lt James D. Ulrich, 21st Medical Group, Peterson AFB CO

Mirella Chavezsilva, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Shauna Gulley, Centura Health

Jackson Ingalls, Medical University of South Carolina

Joel Schwartzkopf, CSUHN

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