The American College of Healthcare Executives of South Florida, formerly known as the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHEF), has announced its 2021 leadership team. ACHE of South Florida is the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Serving seven counties spanning from Monroe to the Treasure Coast, over one thousand healthcare executives, students and supporters comprise this organization with roots dating back to 1972.
“Throughout the many challenges that we endured in 2020, one thing became abundantly clear: those who dedicate their lives to patients and the improvement of healthcare delivery and outcomes always have been and always will be HEROES! So many have sacrificed so much while battling this pandemic and I am proud to be part of one of the many healthcare-related organizations that contributes to this higher calling. I pray that we see an end to this pandemic soon,” stated Chapter President Kenneth C. Wong, FACHE.
The 2021 Board of Directors has already started work, having recently concluded its annual executive planning session. At that meeting, ambitious plans were laid out for 2021.
“In the year ahead, our goal is to provide our members and supporters with relevant events and opportunities that will allow them to enhance their diverse roles in the healthcare field. I hope that you will support us. Please bookmark our new website, www.ACHEofSouthFlorida.org, and follow our LinkedIn page to stay current with events,” Wong said.
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2021 ACHE OF SOUTH FLORIDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KENNETH C. WONG, FACHE, PRESIDENT
OYINKANSOLA “BUKKY” OGUNRINDE, PRESIDENT-ELECT
JEFFREY KRAMER, CPA, TREASURER
ASHLEY VERTUNO, FACHE, REGENT – EASTERN FLORIDA
HAROULA PROTOPAPADAKIS NORDEN, FACHE, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
RALPH RIOS, FACHE, TREASURER-ELECT
ATTILA HERTELENDY, PhD, EDUCATION CHAIR
CHARLES FELIX, CPA, EDUCATION CHAIR-ELECT
ZUNNER RIOS, FACHE, CPA, MEMBERSHIP CHAIR-ELECT
KARISSA OSTOSKI, NETWORKING CHAIR
RENE ZIPPER, FACHE, NETWORKING CHAIR-ELECT
KRISTEN PALANZA, SPONSORSHIP CHAIR
MICHELLE MARSH, SPONSORSHIP CHAIR-ELECT
AYANA MILLER, FACHE, STUDENT SERVICES CHAIR
MARLA SANFILIPPO, FACHE, STUDENT SERVICES CHAIR-ELECT
ADRIAN PARKER, FACHE, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
GENESS LEBRON BUMP, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
JENNA MERLUCCI, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
MARI PANTOJA SMITH, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
PAULA ZALUCKI, FACHE, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. Its mission is to advance members and healthcare excellence.