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ACHE Chapter News & Updates

June 2023 | Issue 1

About Us

ACHE of Central PA is a professional association providing healthcare leaders with opportunities for professional collegiality and continuing education. ACHE of Central PA is an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is "the premier association in Central PA for healthcare executives."

Message from your ACHE Regent

Spring 2023

Spring 2023 has arrived and both ACHE of Western PA and ACHE of Central PA have sprung up very successful programming for ACHE members in just five months! If you haven’t had a chance to attend these dynamic virtual or in-person sessions this year, you still have time.

Please visit both Chapter websites as follows learn about upcoming events:

ACHE of Central PA

ACHE of Western PA

Also, be sure to check your “My ACHE” communication preferences for your Chapter areas so you’re in the know real time on the latest Chapter happenings. In addition to attending educational and networking sessions, there are many ways you can

get involved with your local Chapter, and volunteering is a great way to give back. ACHE recognizes the value that you bring to the profession and offers a recognition program as such. Check out the link to learn more at


Lastly, I’d like to take a moment to recognize two Board Members on the Central PA Chapter as they were recently nominated and selected to serve on ACHE National Committees starting in March 2023 for a three year term. Please join in congratulating them for their continued demonstration of health care excellence.

ACHE Committee: “Frontiers of Health Services Management Editorial Board”

  • Christopher L. LaCoe, DBA, FACHE Vice President, Virtual Health, Penn State Health

ACHE Committee: “Article of the Year Awards”

  • Kimber A. Brown, MBA, LSSBB HRS Consulting Inc.

As always, thanks for everything that you do each and every day on behalf of ACHE. The profession of health care management remains strong and viable because of you.


Mona E. Miliner, FACHE

Regent for Pennsylvania

[email protected]

Past 2023 Chapter Events

January - Telemedicine Virtual Event

March - ACHE Annual Congress

April - Collaboration w/ Southern CA Chapter | Mentorship Program Kick-Off |

LinkedIn Launch

May - New Member Orientation | Advancing Health Equity |

ECN Collaboration w/ Eastern PA Chapter

It has been a busy first 6 months with our Chapter this year and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events, above is a recap from the first half of the year.

Stay tuned for more to come at ACHE of Central Pennsylvania

Board Member Recognitions

Regent Awards

It is an honor to share that we have two Central PA Chapter Regent Award recipients. These leaders have

not only done an outstanding job representing their Chapter but are giving back their time

and talents. Please join us in celebrating:

 Christopher L. LaCoe, DBA, FACHE Vice President, Virtual Health, Penn State Health

Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent Award Recipient

 Benjamin C. Gonzales, Operations Manager II, Virtual Care, Geisinger Health

Outstanding Service Regent Award Recipient

Christopher L. LaCoe, DBA, FACHE Vice President, Virtual Health, Penn Stat Health

Program Co-Chair

ACHE Committee: "Frontiers of Health Services Management Editorial Board"

Kimber A. Brown, MBA, LSSBB,

HRS Consulting Inc.

Communications Co-Chair

ACHE Committee: "Article of the Year Awards"

Chapter Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Calendar


Launch of our Chapter DE&I Calendar

Our board has selected several observances important to them personally and professionally to share with our chapter members to foster inclusion and awareness in our membership. We hope you enjoy and we welcome you to post on our LinkedIn account a monthly DE&I observance that you celebrate.

Diversity and Inclusion

From specialized member forums to career resources, executive programs and policy statements, ACHE makes supporting diversity and inclusion integral to its mission and daily work. See the featured articles below from some of our board members detailing their views on DEI and the special observances in June.

Mary Zeigler, MHA

Board President

Mary shares the importance of serving on the board, the meaning of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the significance of Pride month to her. View the full article at the link below to the Diversity and Inclusion webpage.

Christian Caicedo MD, MBA, CPE, FACHE

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair

Christian speaks on being the DEI chair, his personal experience with diversity and equity in the healthcare field, as well as Juneteenth. View the full article at the link below to the Diversity and Inclusion webpage.

Visit ACHE Diversity and Inclusion Website

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