Missouri Chapter

American College of Healthcare Executives



Fourth Quarter | December 20, 2022

President's Message

Matt Clausen, FACHE

MO-ACHE Chapter President

Regional Vice President, Market Operations

Strive Health


Happy Holidays! 

What a busy 2022! It was great to see many of you at our annual meeting and education event during the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) conference in the Ozarks. Our Local Programming Committees (LPCs) put together wonderful events throughout the year, and they topped it off with a very timely discussion around workforce solutions at MHA – what a great event! Our LPCs are actively planning for 2023 – so keep an eye out for our events calendar in your email. And be sure to register for ACHE Congress 2023 – it was great to be back in person in 2022, and I expect next year to be just as wonderful.

Congratulations to our members who advanced to Fellow this year! We have had nearly 30 of our colleagues take that next step to advance – kudos to all of you. Also, a special thanks again to those who planned and taught our first Board of Governors prep sessions to provide that boost for many of our colleagues.

As we head into the holidays, I am very grateful for the many volunteers that make our chapter run. Our LPCs, membership committee, and communications committee are just a few opportunities for you to join us in supporting each other grow as healthcare leaders committed to improving health.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!


ACHE Congress | Chicago | March 20-23

Congress is the Conference for Healthcare Leaders Who Care


Seeking new, in-depth perspectives from across healthcare and beyond? Want to network with thousands of the best and brightest leaders? The 2023 Congress may just be the most important event of your year! When you attend, you will:

  • Hear candid perspectives from leaders within and beyond healthcare on the most critical issues.
  • Grow your network and take the next step up as a leader in healthcare.
  • Join objective, solutions-focused sessions to help you make an impact.
  • See and be seen by some of the most esteemed leaders in the country.

Join us March 20–23 to chart a bolder, brighter future in healthcare. Together, we can make a difference.

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Meet MO-ACHE's 2023 Board of Directors


Matt Clausen, FACHE

Regional Vice President 

Market Operations

Strive Health


Richard ("Ricky") Ogden, Jr., PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FACHE

Director of Ambulatory Care

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Treasurer &

BOG Study Group

Roma Bordewick, MBA, MHA

Dir. Patient Support Svs.       

Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Loraine Uebele, MBA, FACHE

Director, Strategic Growth & Partner Operations 


Immediate Past-President

W. Bryant McNally, J.D., MPH, FACHE

V.P. Membership Services

Missouri Hospital Association


Ashley McClellan


Research Medical Center

Communications Chair

Sobia Shahab

Mgr. Business Operations

Dept. of Pathology & Immunology

Washington University School of Medicine

Membership Chair &

BOG Study Group Co-Chair

Shirley Gamble, MBA, FACHE

Regional Director of Operations

Kindred at Home

Membership Co-Chair          

Ben Hudson, FACHE

Director, Revenue Cycle

Oracle Cerner

Sponsorship Chair 

Jim Brophy, FACHE                


C-Suite Healthcare Innovations

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Alan Freeman, DMgt, FACHE

President & CEO     

Affinia Healthcare   

Physicians Engagement Chair

Mohammad Agha

Medical Director, Care Coordination

SSM Health

Programming Chair

Andrew Lovewell, MHA, MSHI, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Columbia Orthopaedic Group

Programming Co-Chair        

Ann Grana              

VP of Business Development

Keystone Technologies

St. Louis LPC Chair

Angela Lappin, MBA, BSN, RN, CCM

Executive Director

Population Health Navigation 

Mercy Virtual

St. Louis LPC Vice-Chair        

Dara Webb

Executive Director Quality


Central LPC Chair  

Dillon Falk, MHA, MS   

Department Administrator &

Manager of Clinical Operations Psychiatry

University of Missouri-Columbia       

Kansas City LPC Chair

Alexander Gill, FACHE

Senior Director, Strategic Services

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Southwest LPC Chair

Matthew Turner, FACHE

VP of Community Hospital Group


Southeast LPC Chair

Alex Ogburn, MBA, FACHE

Vice President

Saint Francis Medical Partners & Health Plans

Saint Francis Healthcare System    

MO-ACHE Board of Governors Exam - Study Group

Over twelve weeks in the fall of 2022, the Missouri Chapter of the ACHE launched its Board of Governor’s Exam Study Group. Hosted virtually, eleven sessions covered each of the ten knowledge areas as well as an introductory session on exam specifics and test-taking tips. Study materials and session recordings were provided to all registrants. The first session was also designed as a networking session to allow attendees to get to know one another at the beginning of their three-month adventure.

Sessions were led by volunteer Fellows from across the chapter. There were 15 registrants with a dozen, on average, attending each session.

The chapter is thankful to the inaugural class of registrants for making the event such a success! This event afforded not just an opportunity to study but also an opportunity for early careerists to network, build a cohort, grow professionally, and be introduced to Fellow leaders across the state.

Many of the attendees were scheduled to take their BOG exams over the months following the course’s completion, and event sponsors are optimistic that the opportunity to study together has been a positive layer in their preparation. 

The chapter is especially thankful for the roster of chapter Fellows who did a phenomenal job hosting each of their sessions.

Program Organizers

  • MO-ACHE Treasurer - Roma Bordewick, MBA, MHA, Director, Patient Support Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • MO-ACHE Membership Committee Chair - Shirley Gamble, MBA, FACHE, Regional Director Operations, Kindred at Home Community Care – Missouri

Advanced to Fellow in 2023

Congratulations on becoming Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Executives. We know what it took to achieve this distinction of board certification in healthcare management and we sincerely applaud your remarkable accomplishment. We also appreciate your support and engagement with members in promoting the value of ACHE.

Amy M. Begemann, FACHE

Service Line Dir/Cardio, Neurosciences & Ancillary Svs.

MU Healthcare

Rachel S. Boyles, FACHE

Executive Dir of Service & Experience

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

Michael G. Burcham, Sr., FACHE

Chief Strategy Officer

Health Partners Management Group

Steven E. Burghart, FACHE


SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

Michael S. Dow, PharmD, FACHE

Director/Ancillary Svs.

Lake Regional Health System

Savanna Facklam, RN, MSN, FACHE

Dir/Outpatient & Scheduling Services

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

Brian Fox, FACHE

Executive Director, Radiology

Barnes Jewish Hospital

Shirley A. Gamble, MBA, FACHE

Regional Dir of Operations

Kindred at Home

Libby J. Johnson, FACHE

Associate Director

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

Tammy M. Keesey, FACHE

Campus President/St. Louis Campus Chamberlain University College of Nursing

Andrew H. Lovewell, FACHE

Admin & CEO

Surgical Center at Columbia Orthopaedic Group

MAJ Joshua P. Moser, FACHE


US Army

Christopher M. Nolan, MPA, FACHE

Dir/Anchor Initiatives, Community Health Improvement

BJC HealthCare

Roystan L. Pais, FACHE

Executive Director

The Bluffs

Lisa A. Schaberg, FACHE

Senior Dir & Strategic Value Executive

Oracle Cerner

Cole E. Silverman, FACHE


SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital-Richmond Heights

Mariellena Sudak, DHA, MSN, FACHE



Dustin J. Thomas, FACHE

Chief Financial Officer

University of Missouri Health Care

Kim M. Tilley, FACHE

Vice President-Operations


Matthew P. Turner, FACHE

VP of Community Hospital Group


Sriram Vissa, MD, FACHE

CMO & VP of Medical Affairs

SSM Health/DePaul Hospital

Andrea C. Wiggins, FACHE

Assistant Director

Truman VA

Deborah L. Yantis, FACHE

Vice President

Oracle Cerner

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Awards & Recognition

ACHE Volunteer Awards

This Program celebrates ACHE members' commitment to the healthcare management profession. Recognition is bestowed at three levels, based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to professional excellence. The ACHE Volunteer Recognition Program is based on points accrued through volunteer activities performed in a convocation year (April-March). Leaders do not need to achieve a set number of points in a single year, but rather will build points over time. In that manner, members can progress through the three award levels.

Distinguished Service Award

Gina L. Calder, FACHE


BJC Healthcare/St Charles County

Service Award

Genny A. Maroc, FACHE

Former President

Cox Monett Hospital - CoxHealth

Regent Awards

Early Career Healthcare Executive Award Criteria:

  • A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives 
  • Demonstration of leadership ability
  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management
  • Executive capability in developing his or her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
  • Participation in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
  • Participation in civic/community activities and projects
  • Demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives

Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award Criteria:

  • A Fellow of ACHE
  • A CEO, COO, or other senior-level executive titles within the organization
  • Demonstration of leadership ability
  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management
  • Executive capability in developing his or her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community
  • Contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession 
  • Demonstration of leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities
  • Participation in civic/community activities and projects
  • Demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives

Early Career Award

Shirley Gamble, MBA, FACHE

Regional Director of Operations

Kindred at Home

Senior-Level Award 

C. Todd Ahrens, FACHE

President & CEO

Hannibal Regional

Healthcare System

Senior-Level Award 

Bryant McNally, J.D., MPH, FACHE

V.P of Membership Services

Missouri Hospital Association

MO-ACHE's President’s Award recognizes a chapter member that would otherwise not be recognized in another award category. 

President's Award

Ann Grana

VP of Business Development

Keystone Technologies

Missouri Hospital Association Updates

CMS Proposes Contract Year 2024 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs

CMS Proposes Notice of Payment Parameters for 2024

CMS Issues Proposal to Advance Interoperability and Improve Prior Authorization


Final Calendar Year 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Update Released

CMS Releases Final CY 2023 ESRD PPS Update

Update to the CY 2023 Hospital Outpatient and ASC Prospective Payment Systems

2022 Issue Briefs are available here:

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