About Us

History
 
The Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MCACHE) is a professional organization first established in 1984 as the Southeastern Michigan Health Executive Forum (SEMHEF). In January 2002, SEMHEF was revitalized and transformed into Michigan Healthcare Executives Group and Associates (MHEGA), a local Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In 2008, MHEGA welcomed healthcare executives from ACHE’s northwest Ohio Chapter and changed its name to Midwest Healthcare Executives Group and Associates to reflect the merger. In 2014, MHEGA changed its name to the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
 
Today, MCACHE is more than 900 members strong and provides a local forum for the exchange of information and viewpoints to enhance professional development and facilitate networking opportunities. MCACHE is an authorized affiliate of the ACHE.
 
For more information, please contact MCACHE, 22732 Alger St., Suite 200, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 or reach us via email at info@mhega.ache.org

 

Purpose
 
The purpose of MCACHE shall be:
 
• To provide a local educational forum to support the professional growth and development of its membership.

• To further professional knowledge through programs designed to familiarize members with local, regional and national healthcare activities and trends.

• To stimulate interest in improved methods of healthcare management.

• To provide an opportunity for members to expand their network and range of interpersonal contacts with their colleagues from other institutions and organizations.

• To offer members a forum in which to evaluate critical healthcare issues concerning southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio through group discussions and idea exchange.

• To serve as a role model professional organization for students in healthcare organizations, leadership and management and provide opportunities for early student engagement.

 

Awards

ACHE’s Chapter Management and Awards Program ensure the delivery of high-quality services to ACHE members and other health care executives at the local level. ACHE designed this program to provide chapter performance incentives and acknowledge outstanding accomplishments based on objectively measured results.
 
Since its inception, MCACHE has received numerous awards:

2014

ACHE Award for Sustained Performance

ACHE Award of Chapter Distinction

2013

ACHE Award of Chapter Distinction

2012

ACHE Regent Award

2009

ACHE Regent Award

ACHE Award of Chapter Distinction

2008

ACHE Award for Chapter Merit

2004

ACHE Chapter of the Year Recognition

The 2017 MCACHE Executives Board:


President:
Nancy Susick, MSN,
RN, NE-BC FACHE

President
Beaumont Health – Troy

Dr Gwen Parker

 

 

President-Elect: Gwen Parker, MD, FACHE
Sr. Medical Director of PPO and Care Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI

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Immediate Past-President:
Denise Brooks-Williams, FACHE
President
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

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Mason Dixon, FACHE
Vice President
Beaumont Medical Group

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Secretary:
Shawn Levitt,BSN, MHSA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ
Regional Chief Nurse Executive
Detroit Medical Center

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Communications Chair:
Connie O’Malley, FACHE
VP & COO Beaumont Farmington Hills
Beaumont Health System

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Robert Yellan

President and CEO

MPRO

 

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Terri Gocsik
Manager
Aspen Advisors

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Communications Vice-Chair:
Leslie Flemming
Director of Communication & Annual Giving
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

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Diversity and Inclusion Liaison:
Barbara Rossman, FACHE
President & CEO
Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals

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Membership Chair:
Rick Hillbom, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
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Tim Burns
Business Program Manager, Value Based Solutions
Aetna Better Health

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MCACHE Programs Vice-Chair:
Gwendolyn Parker, MD, FACHE
Sr. Medical Director, PPO Care Mgmt
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

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Jim Aldrich, FACHE
Assoc Director of Medical Staff Services
St. Mary Mercy Hospital


Emerging Healthcare Leaders Vice Chair: Cachet Colvard
MHSA/MBA Candidate, 2017
University of Michigan

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MCACHE Programs Chair:
Laura Napiewocki, JD
Associate General Counsel
University of Michigan

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Sponsorship Chair:
Jacqlyn Smith
Director, Project Management & Executive Initiatives
Tenet Healthcare – Detroit Market Office

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Student Activities Chair:
John W. Fick, EdD, FACHE
Associate Professor
Sienna Heights University

 

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Sponsorship Vice-Chair:
Patrick Kelly
Director, Health Industries
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Student Activities Vice-Chair:
Denise Fair, MPH, FACHE
Group Practice Director
Henry Ford Medical Group

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Kip Miller, FACHE
Director, Primary Care Clinics
University of Toledo Medical Center

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Ohio Local Program Vice-Chair:
Mark Somodi
Executive Director and Administrator
P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc.

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Ohio Council Representative Vice-Chair:
Edward Treft
Director of Business Development
P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc.

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At-Large Member:
Paula Autry, FACHE
CEO
DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

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At-Large Member:
Luanne Thomas-Ewald, FACHE
VP Business Development & Strategic Planning
Children’s Hospital of Michigan

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At-Large Member:
Lacey Sapkiewicz
Director, Heart & Vascular Business Development, Beaumont Health

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At-Large Member:
Shannon Striebich, FACHE
VP of Operations, Diagnostic and Support Services, St. Joseph Mercy-Oakland

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At-Large Member:
Irita Mathews, FACHE
VP, Associate General Counsel
Health Alliance Plan

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At- Large Mamber:
Barbara Rossman, FACHE
President & CEO
Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
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At-Large Member:
Mary Zuckerman, FACHE
Sr. VP, Operations and Integration
St. John Providence Health System
 
 
 

The 2016 MCACHE Advisory Board:

Marie Baloga, FACHE

Director, Community Support Services

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Robert Casalou

President & CEO

Saint Joseph Mercy Hospitals, Ann Arbor

John Green, Jr.

President & Partner

The Aegis Group Consultants

Jean Meyer

President & CEO

St. John Providence Health System

Robert Milewski, FACHE

Senior Vice President

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Bill Scheuber, LFACHE

Lynn Torossian, FACHE

President

Henry Ford West Bloomfield

 

Vandella Campbell

Senior Associate, Health Industries

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC

James Fitzgerald, FACHE

Executive in Residence

University of Michigan

Peter Karadjoff, FACHE

President

St. John Providence Park Hospital

 

Mary O’Shaughnessey

Former Chair, Health Services Administration

University of Detroit Mercy

Joseph Tasse, FACHE

Steve Velick

Consultant

ASI Consulting, LLC

 

Kevin Webb, FACHE

President

The Toledo Hospital

 

 

For additional information contact:

Deb Ellis

Administrative Assistant to the MCACHE Board

info@mhega.ache.org