A local chapter of ACHE

Chapter Officers

Mario A. Harding, FACHE

President Elect
John Polikandriotis, PhD, FACHE, CMPE

Richard Prestidge, MHA, MBA

Nicole L. Schell, FACHE

Immediate Past President
Jennifer B. Wrona, FACHE

Lindsley A. Withey, FACHE


Our volunteers make it possible for us to organize and implement excellent programming each year. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for an upcoming event or for a committee. In your comments, please be sure to include the committee or event(s) you are interested in volunteering for. 


June 2020 Print

Message from the Board

The Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives would like to take a moment to thank all those that have dedicated their time and health to serve and support healthcare in Colorado and Wyoming. Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic the past few months was no small challenge and we sincerely hope that you are able to take this time to rest and recover. Please know that we will do our best to provide our members with the support, resources, and education when needed and in an accessible format. Check out the events below and always reach out with any questions, comments, or suggestions.


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COVID-19 Resources

Thank you for the work you are doing in your healthcare organizations and communities to manage the impact of COVID-19 and take care of patients. We are well-aware these are extraordinary times for you as leaders.

Now more than ever, it is important to remain connected to your professional society and fellow healthcare leaders. Our COVID-19 Resource Center is updated regularly with perspectives from front-line leaders, documents, and downloadable webinars and podcasts. We are here to support you.


ACHE Job Center

Recognizing that employment and hiring needs continue to evolve amidst the landscape of COVID-19, we encourage all ACHE members, associates, registered employers, and recruiters to leverage the ACHE Job Center in support of recruitment efforts and job search needs during these unprecedented and uncertain times.


Run for ACHE Regent

The Council of Regents is the legislative body representing ACHE’s more than 48,000 members. Serving as an elected official is a unique opportunity that allows you to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas and act on behalf of ACHE members.

Any Fellow who wishes to run for election to serve on the Council of Regents must submit a letter of intent to [email protected] by Aug. 21.

The Council of Regents elections will be held in the following jurisdictions:

New Hampshire
Rhode Island

Visit the Official Notice for the 2020–2021 Council of Regents Elections for more information, or contact Caitlin E. Stine, content marketing specialist, Department of Marketing, at [email protected].


Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research

We know this has been an unusual year with so many efforts directed toward responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparation for ACHE’s 2021 Congress on Healthcare Leadership, we are moving forward with the call for proposals for the Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research. ACHE is inviting authors to present their research at the 13th annual Forum on Advancement in Healthcare Management Research. This session will take place during the 2021 Congress, March 22–25. The lead presenter of each selected proposal will receive a complimentary registration to Congress. Please visit ache.org/Congress/ForumRFP.cfm for the selection criteria and submission instructions. Submit your up-to-400-word abstract by July 10, 2020.


Save $225 on the Exam Fee

Obtaining the prestigious FACHE® credential signifies hard work, dedication and commitment. To thank you for your efforts, the $225 Board of Governors Exam fee will be waived for approved applications when you submit your completed application by July 31, 2020 (including the application fee and all supporting documents).

Learn more about the requirements to sit for the Exam and the resources available to help you prepare.


Coming Soon: New and Improved ACHE Leadership Mentoring Network

Mentoring is one of ACHE’s highest priorities. We believe no matter where you are in your career, mentoring is an integral part of professional growth and leadership development. We are currently working on launching a new digital mentoring platform designed to enhance the mentoring experience and broaden the reach for mentoring experiences and support overall. Watch for more information coming later this summer.

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Outstanding Student Awards

The officers and Board of the Colorado Association of Healthcare Executives (CAHE) are pleased to announce that two graduating students have received the Outstanding Student Awards for the 2019/2020 academic year. Alison Pegg earned her Health Administration MBA from the University of Colorado - Denver and Michael Elegino earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree from the Colorado State University - Global Campus. This is the first year that CAHE has presented these awards. These awards recognize graduate students who have displayed distinctive leadership and meritorious service to their profession. Outstanding epitomizes the very best in academic ability and value to their community. Alison and Michael have demonstrated sharp minds, curiosity and an eagerness to learn. Their commitment to service and leadership are especially noteworthy; both serving as the CAHE student liaisons and representing their Universities with distinction over the past year. Their contributions to students and the healthcare administration and management field stand well apart from their peers. They have served as positive role models, displayed meritorious service, active citizenship and participated in many professional development opportunities attending and volunteering for several CAHE student, networking and educational events, as well as serving on the CAHE Academic/Student Affairs committee. Alison and Michael have met and surpassed CAHE's award criteria and have clearly demonstrated the outstanding qualities CAHE looks for in student recipients of this award. CAHE congratulates Alison and Michael on receiving the 2019/2020 Outstanding Student Awards and successful completion of their graduate programs.  

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