President’s Message

Message from your ACHE-NJ President

Maria Miranda, MPA, FACHE

Winter 2020

Greetings ACHE-NJ members,

As we wrap up another incredibly successful year, I want to wish you all a wonderful and joyous holiday season.

I am so proud of the work that our Chapter has done this year. Our final event of the year was held on Friday, December 6th at McLoone’s Boathouse in West Orange. This was the second year that we held our Annual Holiday Luncheon there and it was a great success! We started the day off with a Telemedicine Panel. The Panel discussion was energetic and the audience was very engaged. For the third year in a row, our members opened their hearts and brought new, unwrapped toys for the Angel Tree Program. We had over 90 members in attendance which makes this the most successful Holiday event we’ve ever had. If you missed out this year, don’t make that mistake next year because ACHE-NJ is committed to taking the Chapter to new heights in 2020 and beyond.

We just submitted our Chapter’s 3-year strategic plan to national. In our plan, we focus on increased opportunities for education, networking, and advancement for our members and on increasing overall member satisfaction. We are currently at 3.9 in member satisfaction, which is slightly above national but still under the 4.1 out of 5.0 required to achieve a top-level of member satisfaction. We believe that we can get there in 2020 and we want your help in doing just that. We are asking all of our members to re-engage with your Chapter. Let us know what you want to see us do differently, what we’re doing that you love and what other programming or activities you’d like to see in the future. Complete the survey that national sends out every year and if you love the changes you’re seeing, give us 5 stars!

Your Chapter leaders are very excited about the upcoming year and are hard at work coordinating educational and networking events. Here are just a few events you can look forward to:


23rd – Speed Networking Event at JFK Conference Center

31st – Annual Regents Awards Breakfast at Hyatt Regency Princeton


11th – C-Suite Round Table at Caldwell University


TBD – Board of Governor’s Preparation course


20th – Medical Marijuana Educational Program

You can also look out for announcements of future events on our website or follow our Linked-In page. As always, you can send your comments and suggestions to me at



Maria Miranda, MPA, FACHE