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CHICAGO, March 16, 2002—Twenty-four healthcare executives have been elected to serve as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.

The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's 2002 Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. All board certified in healthcare management, these Regents will serve four-year terms representing ACHE affiliates in their respective jurisdictions. In addition, seven ACHE Regents-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-Central Region - Maj Cori A. Culver, USAF, MSC, FACHE, chief, MSC Utilization & Education Branch, HQ Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Texas.
  • California-Magic Kingdom - Stanley M. Grube, FACHE, president, Morris, Marion Associates, Inc., Corona.
  • Georgia-Area A - J. Craig Honaman, FACHE, executive vice president, Haney & Associates, and principal, H & H Consulting Partners, Atlanta.
  • Southern Illinois - William E. Kessler, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Saint Anthony's Health Center, Alton.
  • Louisiana - Erie J. Hebert, Jr., FACHE, senior vice president, West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero.
  • Mississippi - James S. Kaigler, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Memorial Hospital, Gulfport.
  • Navy-Atlantic Region - James "Bernie" Poindexter III, FACHE, LCDR, MSC, USN, defense health program analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis and Evaluation, Washington, D.C.
  • Nebraska - Diana L. Smalley, FACHE, vice president, Operations, Alegent Health, Omaha.
  • New Mexico - Trudy Land, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Heart Hospital of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
  • New York-Empire Area - Nick A. Fabrizio, Ph.D., CHE, practice administrator and assistant professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
  • New York-Hudson Valley/Adirondack Area - Richard J. Henley, FACHE, executive vice president, Health Quest, Poughkeepsie.
  • Oklahoma - Dennis E. Franks, FACHE, director of Ambulatory Practice/Managed Care, Choctaw Nation Health Service Authority, Talihina.
  • Western Pennsylvania - Michelle M. Robertson, CHE, director of Planning and Managed Care, Hamot Health Foundation, Erie.
  • Puerto Rico - Enrique Baquero-Navarro, CHE, president, Cyber Tech, Inc., San Juan.
  • Eastern Tennessee - Robert P. Main, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, Chattanooga.
  • Western Tennessee - W. Thomas Deweese, FACHE, regional executive, American Hospital Association, Nashville.
  • West Texas - Tim Lancaster, FACHE, chief executive officer, Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Brownwood.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 1 - Sandra M. Iberger, CHE, vice president, Administration, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, representing affiliates in the Atlantic Provinces (New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island), Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, Quebec, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 2 - Jeffrey A. Tiesi, FACHE, vice president, Cardiovascular Services, Guthrie Healthcare System, Sayre, Pa., representing affiliates in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 3 - Kenneth R. White, Ph.D., FACHE, associate professor and director, Graduate Program in Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, representing affiliates in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 4 - Andrea R. Price, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Mich., representing affiliates in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. ยท
  • Regent-at-Large, District 6 - Cris A. Curnutt, CHE, director of Health Centers, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, representing affiliates in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 7 - LeeAnne Wrenn, FACHE, director, Facilities and Properties, Tuality Healthcare, Hillsboro, Ore., representing affiliates in Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory).
  • Regent-at-Large, District 9 - Marie Cameron, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Southwest Hospital & Medical Center, Atlanta, representing affiliates in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico.

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