Welcome to the Western Florida Chapter of ACHE

The Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives is the local chapter of a national organization of professional healthcare executives that represents a wide range of healthcare professionals, executives, consultants, and the faculty and students of health administration programs.

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We invite you to attend one of our programs, webinars, educational or networking events throughout the year. Check this website often for a list of events.


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Message from the President

On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my honor to welcome you to the ACHE Western Florida Chapter (WFC).

For almost 20 years, our Chapter has supported the Western Florida healthcare leadership community including healthcare students, early careerists, consultants, nurses, physicians, healthcare educators, and senior executives by meeting individuals where they are in their professional journey. We recognize that our Chapter’s diversity, not only of education or clinical expertise, but also of all other facets, brings us closer together. Our unity is our strength.

In an era where healthcare co-exists with the virus that causes COVID-19, our Chapter’s leadership remains committed to excellence by providing continuing education, networking opportunities, and mentorship. Whether you aim to enhance your skillset, meet other professionals, consider career options, or pursue Fellow status by obtaining the FACHE credential, our Chapter provides the resources for your success.

We invite you to be an active participant in your membership with our Chapter by attending events regularly, inquiring about volunteer opportunities, and laying the groundwork to pursue future Board openings.

Thank you for joining us. I look forward to meeting you in the near future!


Sabrina Rice, MHA, MPH

ACHE Western Florida Chapter President


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Member Spotlight

Nicole Radford, FACHE, MS, MLS(ASCP)

Nicole Radford, VP of Laboratory Services at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute and a Director-at-Large for the ACHE WFC Chapter, describes herself as an “ACHE-fanatic”!  She believes not only in the power and advantages of ACHE membership, but also that everyone plays a part in making ACHE the great professional organization that it is.  Prior to moving from Northern Illinois, Nicole was very active in volunteer service to ACHE, including being a member of the D&I committee (2016-2021), the chair of the Education Committee (2017-2021), and a Director (2019-2021) for the Central IL ACHE chapter. She also served as Regent of Central and Southern Illinois from 2020-2022, and was a judge for the 2023 Richard J. Stull Essay competition.  She was honored to be named a Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Scholar in 2018, became an ACHE Fellow in 2019, and won an ACHE Service Award In 2022.

Professionally, Nicole has over 25 years of healthcare experience, with most of her experience being in Laboratory Medicine. She has had the opportunity to speak at several events on topics around operational efficiencies and DEI initiatives and concepts. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from Illinois State University, and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from University of St. Francis (Joliet,IL).  She and her husband live in Fort Myers, and she’s the proud mom of 2 adult children.

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