ACHE Leadership Development Program Site Visits at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital

ACHE-WI Leadership Development Program (LDP) cohort XIII met with leaders from Froedtert Health and Children’s Wisconsin during site visits co-hosted by cohort members Hannah Byford and Megan Ose.

A full morning at Froedtert Hospital included: Breakfast with the President, Eric Conley; Specialty Leadership Discussion: Solid Organ Transplantation, with VP Leigh Anne Mixon; Froedtert Hospital Tour; Froedtert Hospital Executive Leader Spotlight, with SVP Susan Campbell; followed by Lunch and Networking.

The full afternoon at Children’s Hospital featured: Children’s Specialty Group Panel, with President Scott Turner and COO Aaron Kinney, FACHE; Children’s Community Health Plan, with COO Mark Rakowski and CMO James Slawson, MD; Leadership Development Program (LDP) Alumni Panel, with Jason Mattern, Kyle Landry and Mike Flaherty; followed by a Tour of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Members of LDP Cohort XIII include: co-hosts Hannah Byford and Megan Ose; Nikeya Bramlett; Andrea Harsh; Bill Kehl; and Daniel Wall who will all be recognized at our ACHE-WI Annual Conference along with their administrative champions who support their involvement in our Leadership Development Program.

Nominate a Leader for Our Gold Medal Award

The Gold Medal Award is the most prestigious award ACHE bestows on leaders who have made significant contributions to the healthcare profession. This award identifies Fellows who best exemplify leadership at the organizational, local, state/provincial and national levels, and who continually contribute to the improvement of the delivery of healthcare services and community health. We may give up to two Gold Medal Awards each year: one to an outstanding executive in a healthcare delivery organization and the second to an executive in a nondelivery healthcare organization, such as an alliance, association, university or consulting firm. The deadline for submission of the nomination packet is Aug. 31.

Visit the News and Awards section of for full details on the nomination process, award criteria and past recipients. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer L. Connelly, FACHE, CAE, at (312) 424-9320 or

Save the Date: Virtual Leadership Symposium

Save the date for the Virtual Leadership Symposium, Oct. 10–11. This premier virtual event includes featured faculty, cutting-edge sessions and integrated networking.The event qualifies for 6 ACHE Face-to-Face Education and continuing clinical education credits.

The two-day agenda is aimed at recharging your leadership potential, with virtual live sessions, as well as on-demand presentations available to registrants at their convenience. Register today.

Advancing Diverse Executives

Meet the 37 scholars selected for ACHE’s 2022 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program and Career Accelerator Program, who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

This year, the Executive Diversity Program will consist of e-learning, including webinars; self-study materials; and three multiday, in-person sessions. The Career Accelerator Program is exclusively virtual. Dolan scholars are empowered through a structured curriculum and activities that cultivate strong leadership presence; sharpen expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion; build critical leadership skills; and expand one’s capacity to navigate career opportunities and challenges. Both programs are six months in duration and are wholly funded by the Fund for Healthcare Leadership.

We hope you recognize these exceptional leaders at an upcoming event and include them in your chapter’s DEI efforts. For more information, visit to learn more about the Executive Diversity Program, Career Accelerator Program, and other diversity and inclusion resources.

New Podcast Episode Released – Culturally Competent Care: Richelle Webb Dixon

Many health care organizations are working to ensure they provide culturally competent care.  Some claim to already provide it.  How does an organization know if they are?  Last month, Coffee with College sat down with Richelle Webb Dixon, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to dig into this topic.  Richelle explains that organizations start with data to learn the demographics of their patient population.  Then, to be culturally competent, an organization must engage deeply with customers and create meaningful relationships in the community that drive the care provided. It’s not enough to just knowing your patient demographics.  What type of care is the customer asking for?  Only after this is known can you begin a journey to culturally competent care.  We hope you enjoy listening to Richelle’s insights.

If you would like to learn more about ACHE Wisconsin Chapter membership, Coffee with the College Podcast, or have general questions; please send us an email at

LDP Resume Workshop

On June 10, 2022 the Leadership Development Program participants engaged in a resume writing workshop. Ryan Neville, Chief Administrative Officer, Wausau/Weston Region facilitated and subject matter experts; Aaron Kinney, DBA Acting Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Specialty Group and Jonathan Lewis, MBA, RN, FACHE Vice President/Chief Operating Officer UW Health, University Hospital served as panelists for the discussion. Prior to the meeting, the experts reviewed the cohort’s individual resumes for content and recommendations. The panel offered an engaging discussion of specific resume enhancements, pitfalls and suggestions. The cohort agreed the event was valuable and took away many ideas for resume enrichment.

Those in attendance from the LDP committee were:

  • Ryan Neville
  • Aaron Kinney
  • Kelly Boggs

Connect With Fellow Members

ACHE offers members three free online communities for physician executives, Asian healthcare leaders and LGBTQ healthcare leaders. The communities’ platform makes it easy for peers to connect in real time, tackle issues together and ask important career-related questions. Members can participate in discussion threads, share resources and best practices, and crowdsource innovative ideas and solutions.

To join, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to
  2. Under “Helpful Links” on the right-hand side, click the last option, “My Communities.”
  3. Click the “Add” button to choose the online communities you wish to join. An MD or DO degree is required to join the Physician Executive Community.
  4. Watch your inbox for your welcome email and instructions to access your new community! The email will arrive within 24 hours.

We hope you and your chapter members will join these communities. If you have any questions, please contact your regional director.

Run for Regent

ACHE is beginning the election process for new Regents to serve on its Council of Regents, the legislative body that represents ACHE’s more than 48,000 members. Serving as an elected official is a unique opportunity that allows you to exercise your leadership ability, share innovative ideas and act on behalf of ACHE members. The term begins March 2023 and ends March 2026.

All Fellows who wish to run for election must submit a letter of intent to by Aug. 26. The letter of intent must include a current business title, business address, email address and telephone number.

For more information about the areas up for election, please review the official notice.