Early Careerist Program

The Early Careerist Network (ECN) is a special membership interest area of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives.


ACHE of Rhode Island Early Careerist Network (ACHE of RI ECN) serves as the local affiliate to this dynamic network. ACHE of RI ECN provides young Rhode Island healthcare executives and students the opportunity for professional development through relevant information sessions, networking events, community service activities, and a formal mentorship program.


Mission Statement

The ACHE of Rhode Island’s Early Careerist Network provides emerging health care leaders with educational, professional development, and networking opportunities that will position them to navigate and discover success in an increasingly complex and dynamic healthcare environment.



ACHE members 40 years of age and under are automatically part of the Early Careerist Network. No application is required. Communications and events are open to all ACHE members or anyone transitioning into the healthcare sector. In the full spirit of membership advancement, all ACHE of Rhode Island members are encouraged to participate in ECN events.



Membership with the ECN includes networking, education, and career development at both the national and local level:


Early Careerist Network (National)

  • Career and Networking Resources

  • Online Job and Resume Banks

  • Online self-assessments

  • Early Careerist Bi-monthly E-Newsletter

  • High-Quality, Affordable Education Programs

  • Annual ACHE E-Coupon Offers

  • Early Careerist Message Board


ACHE of RI Early Careerist Network (Local)

  • Introduction at events

  • Fall Professional Development Event

  • Formal Mentorship Program

  • Networking Events

  • Community Service Projects

  • Involvement in Board Committee

For more information about the Early Careerist Program, or to participate, contact Amanda Barney at amandab@hari.com.