Category Archives: Member Services

May is for mental health awareness

Dear ACHENJ member,

ACHENJ-Cares is committed to increasing awareness of mental health. Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental Illness. One in five live with a mental health condition. May is mental health awareness month. ACHENJ-Cares would like to raise money to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by mental illness. Our goal is to raise $2500 during the month of May. NAMI has a $75000 matching gift campaign during mental health month. We hope to double our goal of $2500 with a potential matching contribution by NAMI.

Please join us by donating to this important initiative below. Thank you so much for your support.


Thank you,

Johnny Rodriguez, MBA

Saif Salim, PT, DPT

ACHENJ Membership Committee Co-Chairs

ACHE-NJ 2021 Wishes Award

“Wishes Come True”


A community service project of the American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHENJ) Conducted in conjunction with the New Jersey Regent’s Advisory Council.

Wishes Come True is the primary community service project of ACHENJ. Each year, wishes are granted to chronically ill children whose lives are significantly impacted by their illnesses.

Creation of this program in 1991 represented an important expansion of the normal activities of our professional association. The program provides us an opportunity as healthcare executives to extend ourselves and demonstrate what we feel healthcare is all about – caring. Wishes will be funded through the contributions from members and the donations from our Corporate Community.

Nominations for wish-recipients come from our members.


Please e-mail completed applications to:
Mary Egan, PhD, MHA, First Member at Large, ACHENJ

The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey

The American College of Healthcare Executives of New Jersey (ACHENJ) is a professional organization for those who direct the management services and programs within healthcare facilities and related organizations in New Jersey.

The ACHENJ is the designated chapter serving District II of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is recognized as an Allied Health Organization by the New Jersey Hospital Association.

Regent’s Advisory Council

The New Jersey Regent’s Advisory Council assists the American College of Healthcare Executives in program planning, recruitment, advancement, developing nominations for College awards, monitoring College business, and developing annual plans and goals for The Association.


Nominations now open – open board and officer positions

Open Board and Officer Positions

Please submit all nominations and documents to:

Maria Miranda, FACHE, Chair of the Nominations Committee and Immediate Past-President of ACHENJ, at by the deadline of January 31, 2021.


All active members of the Chapter are eligible to be nominated for office with the following requirements:

1. The nominees for Officer positions, including President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, First Member at Large and Second Member at Large must have served as a board member for a full-term prior to assuming the elected role and must be members of the Chapter in good standing at the time of nomination.

2. The nominees for the Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs must be members of the Chapter and regularly participating members of any committee or actively involved in the organizations work for a period of at least one year prior to nomination.


The Nominating committee will oversee the election process. Candidates must meet the previously delineated requirements of office. Write in candidates meeting nomination requirements can be accepted only during the call for nominations, but not during the actual vote.

The Nominating Committee will ask all candidates to provide their Bio, a photograph, and a statement of their qualifications and why they want to serve for a specific position.

The election results will be reported in March. Terms of office for Board of Directors shall be for two years, from June 1 through May 31, except for President elect, President, and immediate past president where there each office is held for one year, for a combined three-year commitment.

Open Positions/Guidelines

Winter Newsletter

Click here to read the ACHE NJ Winter Newsletter!

Message from the ACHE-NJ President Michael Pizzano
Message from the Regent Ruth K. Bash
Article of Interest – The Unexpected Side Effect of COVID-19
2020 ACHE-NJ Awards
Upcoming Events
Much more….

ACHE NJ Chapter Mentorship Program

ACHE NJ Chapter is launching a Mentorship Program from September 2020 – June 2021 for NJ healthcare leaders who are currently employed in healthcare management positions. The goal of the Mentorship Program is to assist members in developing careers in the competitive world of healthcare administration, networking with other healthcare professionals, expanding knowledge of healthcare issues, and promoting the value of participation in The American College of Healthcare Executives.


The program is free of charge and open to ACHENJ regular members and administered by ACHENJ volunteer members. Due to the limited availability of volunteer mentors, the program is not open to ACHENJ student members at this time. For the first year of the program, eligible mentees include early careerists who are employed in healthcare administration and in the early stages of their healthcare career (typically under 5 years of professional experience) and interested in professional development. Eligible mentors include mid-careerist and senior executives who are healthcare managers, directors, or administrators with at least 2 to 5 years of experience and are interested in sharing their experiences and knowledge to assist with the development of early careerists. The program is not intended as an employment service for those seeking a position in healthcare administration.

If you have additional questions, please email Mary Therese Hankinson at or Syed Rehman at, Co-Chairs ACHE NJ Chapter Mentorship Committee.

We would like to hear from you!

ACHENJ’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee would like to hear from our members to gauge interest level around the specifics for our speed networking program in January. This includes recommendations on new event topics, the best days to hold events, etc.

Please see below link for the survey.

Interested in being a mentor?

ACHENJ is excited to announce that we are launching a formal Mentorship Program in the 2019-2020 season.

As a part of the launch of this program, we are hosting a session where participants can sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one session with a mentor from ACHENJ on the same day as our Healthcare Leaders Networking Event on Sept 19th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. We are looking for 5 volunteers to be a mentor.

As a mentor, the below criteria should be met:

  • Active member of ACHENJ for 3 years
  • 10-15 years or more of progressive or matrix experience in a healthcare setting

If you’d like to volunteer to be a mentor on this day, please email:

Member Satisfaction Survey

Drive for Five ★★★★★

The ACHE-NJ is committed to maintaining a top-ranking level of member satisfaction. Your feedback is important; it helps us continuously improve the quality of our programs, products, and services. Please take a timeout to tell us how we’re doing!

Take the survey…