I am both humbled and excited to serve as the President of the Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders Forum's (GOHLF) for the next two years. Having been involved with GOHLF for the last several years, I have seen firsthand the value of being a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. With the pace of change in healthcare accelerating, the need to understand industry trends, legislation and best practices is greater than ever. I am proud that both ACHE and GOHLF provides its membership with a wide range of events to keep healthcare executives informed and educated.
I look forward to working with a group of officers that are equally committed to upholding ACHE's mission "to advance our members and healthcare management excellence." The officers are:
1. Mark Holroyd, FACHE - President Elect
2. Stan McBride, FACHE - Treasurer
3. Rosalie Weakland, FACHE - Secretary
Together, we pledge to work with our Local Programming Councils to provide them with the support needed to offer our membership networking, educational and advancement sessions that advance our members' professional excellence. Collectively, Mark, Stan and Rosalie have each served GOHLF in multiple leadership roles and their experience and commitment will serve to better our organization.
I would be remiss if I did not include a special thanks to our Past President, Ed Syron, FACHE. Ed has been a faithful servant of ACHE for many years, going back to his election as Regent of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter in the early 2000's. He thankfully continued his involvement with ACHE when he moved to Dayton and joined GOHLF. He has served GOHLF in many capacities over the years and it is reassuring to know that he will continue to provide guidance to GOHLF as Past President.
Looking forward, the Officers are working on the agenda for our upcoming Strategy meeting. Each December, GOHLF leadership meets for a day to identify our strategic initiatives and create the calendar of events to implement. Finalizing and communicating the organization's strategy for the upcoming year keeps the entities within GOHLF - the Officers, Board, LPCs and Committees - aligned and synchronized.
Finally, I want to personally thank all of the individuals that selflessly volunteer their time to support ACHE and GOHLF. We all have many commitments in our life and I am thankful that our volunteers have chosen to allocate a portion of their time to making ACHE the premier professional organization for healthcare professionals.
Chip Washienko, FACHE
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders' Forum (GOHLF), we want to thank you for your interest and welcome you to Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders' Forum, an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.