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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES ELECTS 38 NEW REGENTS

CHICAGO, February 28, 2004—Thirty-eight healthcare executives have been elected or appointed to serve as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives.

The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE's 2004 Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. All board certified in healthcare management, these Regents will serve three-year terms representing ACHE affiliates in their respective jurisdictions; interim Regents will serve until 2005.
In addition, one Regent-at-Large will represent ACHE affiliates in general and serve to ensure that the composition of the Board reflects diversity in the field of healthcare management. Following are the new Regents and the jurisdictions they represent:

  • Air Force - Eastern Region—Maj Randall M. Ashmore, FACHE, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom
  • Army - Eastern Region—MAJ Jessie L. Tucker III, Ph.D., FACHE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • California - Gold Country—Dorel E. Harms, R.N., FACHE, vice president, Quality and Professional Services, California Healthcare Association, Sacramento
  • California - Golden Gate—Enrique A. Vitug, FACHE, strategic planning consultant, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., San Leandro
  • Western Canada—John Vogelzang, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, David Thompson Health Region, Red Deer, Alberta
  • Colorado—Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Poudre Valley Health System, Fort Collins
  • Connecticut—Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, executive vice president, Strategy and System Development, Yale New Haven Health System
  • District of Columbia—Christopher D. O'Brien, FACHE, executive director, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Central Illinois—Bradley V. Solberg, FACHE, chief executive officer, Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo
  • Northern Illinois—Matthew J. Lambert III, M.D., FACHE, senior vice president, Clinical Operations, Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare (interim Regent)
  • Illinois - Northern Cook County—Bruce K. Crowther, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights
  • Northern Indiana—Daniel E. Neufelder, CHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Memorial Hospital, South Bend
  • Iowa—Richard A. Seidler, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Allen Health System, Inc., Waterloo
  • Maine—Craig A. Jesiolowski, FACHE, group vice president, Quorum Health Resources, Bangor
  • Central Michigan—Danny C. Borton, FACHE, corporate director, Leadership Development, McLaren Health Care Corporation, Flint
  • Mississippi—Eddie L. Foster, CHE, chief operating officer, Mississippi Hospital Association, Jackson (interim Regent)
  • Missouri - Show-Me Area—Robert Y. Copeland, Jr., FACHE, chief executive officer, McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage
  • Navy - Pacific Region—CDR William P. Bradley, FACHE, Washington, DC
  • Nevada—Tad A. Morley, CHE, chief operating officer, MountainView Hospital, Las Vegas
  • New York - Big Apple Area—Mona L. Sonnenshein, FACHE, senior vice president, Operations, NYU Hospitals Center, New York
  • New York - Long Island—Fred S. Sganga, CHE, executive director, Long Island State Veterans Home, Stony Brook
  • Eastern North Carolina—J. William Paugh, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro
  • Northwestern Ohio—Jeffrey D. Peterson, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo
  • Southeastern Ohio—Larry W. Thornhill, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Berger Health System, Circleville
  • Ontario—Joseph Mapa, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Oregon—Larry A. Mullins, DHA, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Samaritan Health Services, Corvallis (interim Regent)
  • South Dakota—Thomas P. Rasmusson, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Avera Queen of Peace Health Services, Mitchell
  • East Texas—Elmer G. Ellis, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System, Tyler
  • Texas - Greater Dallas/Fort Worth—Paula M. Zalucki, FACHE, vice president, Strategic Planning and Business Development, JPS Health Network, Fort Worth
  • Utah—Bruce P. Murray, Ph.D., FACHE, executive vice president, UHA, Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association, Salt Lake City
  • Vermont—Grace T. Gilbert-Davis, CHE, manager, External Relations, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington
  • Veterans Affairs - Eastern Region—Cathi Spivey-Paul, FACHE, associate director, VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville, IL
  • Veterans Affairs - Western Region—Steven J. Gentling, FACHE, director, VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City
  • Washington—Steven M. Saxe, FACHE, Puyallup
  • West Virginia—Louis G. Roe, Jr., CHE, chief executive officer, Select Specialty Hospital-Charleston (interim Regent)
  • Wisconsin—David A. Olson, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette
  • Wyoming—Ronald A. Ommen, FACHE, administrator and chief executive officer, St. John's Medical Center, Jackson
  • Regent-at-Large, District 4—Barbara L. Knutzen, FACHE, chief operating officer, St. Joseph's Community Hospital, West Bend, WI, representing affiliates in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin

CONTACT: Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426

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