Regent’s Message

Message from your ACHE Regent

Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE

Spring 2018

Hello Everyone,

It appears that spring time weather is on our horizon after a long and cold New Jersey winter. I hope that all of you have remained safe over the past several months.

Terrence F. Cahill, EdD, FACHE was the Regent for Northern New Jersey from 2008 until 2010. During that time, Dr. Cahill created an educational program known as the CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable is a program where three Chief Executive Officers meet with local chapter members in a face-to-face question and answer setting. The CEO Roundtable has been quite popular over the past ten years as Dr. Cahill moderated fourteen events. In 2018, Dr. Cahill graciously allowed me to moderate a CEO Roundtable.

A CEO Roundtable was held on April 24 at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. A group of forty ACHENJ members and graduate students attended the event. I would like to thank our three CEOs for their time and interest: Stephen K. Jones FACHE, Vincent D. Joseph, LFACHE and Darrell K. Terry Sr., FACHE. Also, I wish to thank ACHENJ President Jeffrey Egnatovich and ACHENJ President-Elect Alex Puma for their encouragement and support for the event.

I attended the ACHE Regents Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. New Jersey is well-respected at the national level. Congratulations to Jeffrey Egnatovich and the officers and members of the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey chapter for being recognized with ACHE’s Award of Chapter Merit.

I also attended the American College of Healthcare Executives’ 84th Convocation on Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Twenty healthcare executives from New Jersey were awarded the status of Fellow at the Convocation. Please join me in congratulating our colleagues who have earned this great professional distinction.

Gina L. Campanella, JD, FACHE,Wyckoff

Michael DeGuzman, FACHE, Orange

Theresa A. Drye, FACHE, Glassboro

Marie T. Duffy, DNP, RN, FACHE, Jersey City

Stephanie B. Fendrick, FACHE, Marlton

Kathryn Fleming, PhD, RN, FACHE, Wrightstown

Christopher Haines, DO, FACHE, New Brunswick

John P. Hall, FACHE, Haddonfield

Karyn B. Holley, FACHE, Mullica Hill

Violet Kocsis, FACHE, Flemington

Maryann Lauletta, MD, FACHE, Sewell

Jodi McCaffrey, FACHE, Ortley Beach

Michael G. McIntyre, RN, FACHE, Manalapan

Sandra P. Neubauer, FACHE, Marlton

Patrick B. Nolan, FACHE, Woodbury

Lisa D. Oldham, PhD, RN, FACHE, Haskell

Alex Smuklavskiy, FACHE, Matawan

Lydia Stockman, FACHE, Pennington

Eugenia Timm, FACHE, Neptune

Karen H. Walsh, FACHE, Marlton

I am continuing to conduct visits to New Jersey colleges and universities who are members of the ACHE Higher Education Network. On March 14, 2018 I visited a group of undergraduate healthcare administration students at Berkeley College at their Woodland Park, NJ campus. Healthcare administration is a growing part of the curriculum at many schools. If you know of a new academic program in healthcare administration in New Jersey, please make me aware of it.

I would like to remind you about the Fund for Healthcare Leadership sponsored by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives. This Fund provides scholarship opportunities for developing leaders in our field. Please consider a donation to the Fund in 2018.

The ACHENJ Annual Meeting is going to be held at the campus of the new Seton Hall – Hackensack Meridian Health School of Medicine in Nutley, NJ on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Please go to the ACHENJ website to make your reservation for this great evening. I hope to see you there.

Thank you for your support and participation in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Michael J. McDonough, DMH, FACHE
Regent for New Jersey – Northern