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

Victor D. Weeden, DHA, FACHE

On behalf of the Board of Directors, welcome to the ACHE Western Florida Chapter.

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the ACHE WFC President. First, thank you to our Immediate Past President, Sabrina Rice, for two years of dedicated service to our chapter and for leading us to accomplish several stellar achievements.

For example, ACHE WFC received the 2024 Award of Distinction for exceeding established targets of net membership growth, education, and networking performance. Our chapter growth during 2023 was extraordinary; we reached a new milestone of 1060 members. As of January 1, 2024, we are the 10th largest ACHE chapter in the nation. Congratulations to our chapter Program and Membership Committees on these tremendous accomplishments.

ACHE is the premier professional organization for healthcare executives and managers. Our chapter’s mission is to meet the professional, educational, and leadership needs of our Western Florida region members. Our large region includes seventeen counties. We strive to be the preeminent professional society that promotes member career growth and competency attainment.

We are committed to providing superb career development opportunities for our diverse membership of healthcare professionals. Our membership community includes students, early careerists, senior executives, healthcare managers, administrators, clinicians, and non-clinicians. Our diversity is a source of strength and inspiration that fosters innovation and creativity. The chapter offers development opportunities for every stage of a career journey, including student mentoring, early careerist networking, senior executive forums, and educational programming. We also provide mentoring and educational support for members interested in pursuing an ACHE Fellow certification.

As an ACHE member and Fellow for over two decades, I am proud to be associated with such a distinguished group of healthcare professionals. I strongly encourage you to participate in ACHE WFC activities; your engagement is invaluable and will drive our future success.


Victor D. Weeden, DHA, FACHE

ACHE Western Florida Chapter President


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Member Spotlight

Peyton Smith


Peyton Smith is an Account Executive at Medix, one of the nation’s largest and most trusted healthcare staffing agencies. In her role managing Clinical and Administrative staffing operations across Florida, Peyton partners with healthcare leaders to deliver flexible workforce solutions that support an organization’s strategic growth and hiring initiatives amidst industry challenges and staffing shortages.

Peyton is an active member of the ACHE Western Florida Chapter Programs Committee where she collaborates with other committee members and healthcare leaders to plan networking and educational events. 

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