Jennifer L. Tomasik, SM, FACHE

Vice President & Principal, CFAR, Inc.

ACHE Regent, Rhode Island

Contact via email

It’s hard to believe that the summer is nearly over, as we look ahead to Fall in our beautiful state! For ACHE RI, the fall marks the time when members of our board convene in Chicago with leaders of other ACHE chapters across the country and the globe. We will share what we’ve been doing here in Rhode Island, and—more important—we will collect new ideas from other chapters to inform how we shape innovative educational and networking programs for our members.

 

And speaking of our members, this is also the time of year when, as Regent, I have the privilege of identifying individuals in our chapter to be honored with one of two awards at our upcoming Annual meeting. I’m currently seeking nominations for two different awards, including:

 

Early Career Healthcare Executive Award—This award is for a high potential healthcare executive in the early part of their career. Criteria for the Early Careerist award include:

  • A member of ACHE, who has not yet reached their 40th birthday

  • Demonstration of leadership ability and commitment to improving health/healthcare

  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management

  • Participation in local, state or other healthcare activities

  • Participation in civic/community activities and projects

 

Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award—This award is for a senior healthcare executive who has exemplified outstanding leadership and commitment to managing healthcare organizations. Criteria for this award include:

  • A member of ACHE, and being a Fellow of ACHE is a plus

  • A CEO, COO or other senior-level executive within a healthcare organization

  • Demonstration of leadership ability and commitment to improving health/healthcare

  • Demonstration of innovative and creative management and a commitment to developing others

  • Participation in local, state or other healthcare activities

  • Participation in civic/community activities and projects

  • Demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in achieving its objectives

 

If you have someone in mind for either or both of these awards, please send a nomination letter that includes the name, title, organization and contact information of the person you are nominating, a brief bio or CV, a statement about why you believe they should receive the award, and your own contact information. Please email your nominations to Katie Holland (kholland.acheri@gmail.com) no later than November 1st. We will send another reminder or two, but you should act now if you have someone (or a couple of someones!) in mind.

 

The chapter is also starting a shadowing program to help students get a better sense of the different careers they might pursue in our very broad field. Our members represent all aspects of the continuum of care, and we’d love to get you involved in this new program. If you are interested in possibly hosting a student or two for a day (or even a few hours) to talk about your organization and your career and to give them a sense of the work you do, please contact Katie Holland (kholland.acheri@gmail.com) no later than October 1st.

 

I would love to hear from you if you would like to get involved in the chapter. We are always looking for colleagues to help us in our work to advance excellence in healthcare professionalism and leadership. I look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming events!